New York Mets, MLB
- 2x World Series Champion (1982, 1986)
- 5X All-Star (1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1987)
- National League Batting Champion (1979)
- National League Most Valuable Player (1979)
- 11 Consecutive Gold Glove Award Winner (1978-1988)
Keith Hernandez is a former MLB first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians. Keith began his career in the majors with the Cardinals in 1974, ultimately winning the National League batting title. He shared the circuit’s MVP honors with Willie Stargell in 1979 after leading the league with a .344 batting average, 48 doubles and 116 runs scored. Keith quickly became a perennial .300 hitter and one of the top stars in the National League. The Cardinals won the 1982 World Series, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games.
Traded midseason in 1983, Keith was traded to the Mets where he finished second in the NL Most Valuable Player voting behind second baseman Ryne Sandberg. Due to his strong and accurate throwing arm as well as his quick instincts, Keith occasionally discouraged opponents to bunt merely by reputation. In 1986, Keith and the Mets won 108 games, winning the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. He was named the first team captain in franchise history in 1987 and in 1988, he led his team to another division crown. Keith appeared in five MLB All-Star Games and hit better than .300 six times between 1979 and 1987. Considered one of the best defensive players in his position, Keith was awarded the Gold Glove in 11 consecutive seasons between 1979 and 1988, the most by any first baseman in baseball history. Over the course of his career, he batted over .300 seven times, led the National League in runs scored in 1979 and 1980, doubles in 1979, on-base percentage in 1980 and walks in 1986. He was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame in 1997 and was voted Mets’ all-time first baseman by fans in 2002 and the Mets’ all-time first basemen by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters in 2012.
Keith retired in 1990 after signing with the Cleveland Indians. Currently a baseball analyst and commentator working on Mets telecasts for SportsNet New York and WPIX since 2006, Keith won two 2010 New York Emmys for Sports Analyst and as part of the SNY Mets broadcast team. He has written three books so far, If at First: A Season With the Mets, Pure Baseball: Pitch by Pitch for the Advanced Fan, and Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Story of the Historic 2008 Season. Keith guest starred as himself in Seinfeld in 1992 and also appeared in an episode of Law & Order in 1994 and the movies The Scout and The Yards. Keith is also a strong supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and created a website that raises money for juvenile diabetes and The Danbury Women’s Center.
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Sport Baseball League MLB Team
- St. Louis Cardinals (1974–1983)
- New York Mets (1983–1989)
- Cleveland Indians (1990)
Position First Baseman