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Former Major League Baseball Player for the New York Mets & St. Louis Cardinals; Broadcaster for the New York Mets
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Detailed Biography of Keith Hernandez
After playing Major League Baseball for 17 years, Keith Hernandez has had a successful second career as a broadcaster, but he will probably always be best remembered for his work on the field.
A first baseman by field position, Keith Hernandez appearances on the baseball diamond left an indelible impression on fans, particularly when he was standing next to home plate with a bat in his hand. The left handed Keith Hernandez retired with a batting average of .296. He batted in 1,071 runs over the course of his career and hit 162 home runs.
He began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1974 and helped win one World Series championship for the team before he left in 1983 to play for the New York Mets. With the Mets, he helped capture another World Series championship in 1986. He remained with the Mets until 1989, when he moved to the Cleveland Indians, with whom he played one season before retiring.
Among the many awards and accolades Keith Hernandez won over the course of his career, you will find 1979 National League Most Valuable Player, five trips to the All Star game, two Silver Slugger awards, two titles as the National League Player of the Month and an impressive 11 consecutive Gold Glove awards.
One famous Keith Hernandez appearance came in an episode of “Seinfeld,” in which he dated the character of Elaine. The list of Keith Hernandez endorsements over the years has included Just For Men, a line of male hair coloring products. Most recently, he can be seen and heard analyzing and calling Mets games on SNY and WPIX.
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