Boston Red Sox Slugger Enrique ‘Kike’ Hernandez Sends Prayers to a Loyal Fan’s Family After Their Tragic Loss

Published 01/20/2023, 10:50 AM EST

Being one of the oldest sports in the country’s history, Major League Baseball has fans from all generations. Even though the game isn’t the same as it was years ago, some fans hold it dear to them. For some, the game and the players are more than just a sport and athletes. People look up to them, get inspired, and sometimes want to treat them as a part of their family representing their state. One such player is Enrique ‘Kike’ Hernandez.

Therefore, when the massive fan of the Red Sox utility player Kike took her last breath yesterday, a family member reached out to the MLB player to honor her request. And showing his graciousness, the baseball player acknowledged that a family member was reaching out and praying for him and his family.

Kike Hernandez received the message from his loyal fan!

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A Twitter user John Sparaco posted last night that his aunt Colleen passed away a day before after fighting a rigorous battle with cancer. While talking about his aunt, he wrote about how she loved her family, the Buffalo Sports, and the Red Sox. Out of the Red Sox team, her favorite player was Kike Hernandez. Owing it to her favorite baseball player, she also had a t-shirt that said, “If I die today, tell Kike Hernandez I loved him.”

Her nephew honored her request and reached out to Hernandez the only way he knew how. In return, the baseball player acknowledged the nephew kept his aunt’s wish. Therefore, he replied, “I’m very sorry for your loss! Message received. Sending you and your family a big hug and many prayers.”

By this, Hernandez told her that her message to him was well received. He felt sad for Sparaco’s loss and sent his condolences as well. 

Baseball community also poured their love for Hernandez’s fan

On one side, the fans appreciated that Hernandez acknowledged this message. On the other side, they all sent their condolences to the Sparaco family for losing a loved one.

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Do you think Hernandez reacted the right way? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar

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