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Keith Hernandez

Biography

5-period All-Star initial baseman who earned World Series Championships using the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982 and the brand new York Mets in 1986. He gained the National Group MVP Award as well as the batting name in 1979 and gained 11 straight Silver Glove Honours from 1978 to 1988. He performed little group and senior high school ball with fellow pro Bob McClure. He became a football analyst for the Mets in 2006. He was wedded to Susan Hernandez until 1987. He wedded Kai Thompson in 2005. He performed alongside Darryl Strawberry over the 1986 Globe Series Champ Mets.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth October 20, 1953
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Height 1.83 m
Profession Baseball Player
Education Capuchino High School
Nationality American
Spouse Kai Thompson, Susan Hernandez
Parents John Hernandez, Jacqueline Hernandez
Awards National League Most Valuable Player Award
Movies Last Play at Shea, The Yards
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Television color commentator for the Mets.
2His father helped him out of a batting slump during the 1985 season by watching all his at-bats and observing that, when he was hitting well, his father could see the entire number "17" on his back when he started his swing. If he only saw the "7", that meant that Keith was bailing out on his swing.
3The Jacquelyn Hernandez Adult Day Health Center, a service of Brooklyn's Cobble Hill Health Center, is named for Keith's mother, who died of Alzheimer's in 1989.
4Keith has been an active and faithful crusader in the battle against Alzheimer's. He lost his mother to the disease in 1989, and has for years since worker tirelessly on behalf of those with Alzheimer's and their families. He is the chairman of the annual "Field of Dreams" gala, a star-studded fund-raiser for Brooklyn's Cobble Hill Health Center, an assisted-living facility for the elderly. Many of the friends Keith has made in a distinguished baseball career, several years as a Mets' broadcaster, and one of the Big Apple's most notable citizens have flocked to his side to help with this event.
5The all-time leader in the defunct category of Game Winning RBI.
6Member of 1981 National League Eastern Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals team. Member of 1982 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals team. Member of 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets team. Member of 1988 National League Eastern Division Champion New York Mets team.
71979 National League co-MVP with Willie Stargell. Finished in top 10 in voting for same award 1984-1986.
8Named to 5 National League All Star teams (1979-1980, 1984 and 1986-1987).
911 time National League Gold Glove winner at first baseman (1978-1988).
10In 1979, he was the league MVP.
11Always insisted that his uniform number end with the numeral 7; wore 37 with the Cardinals and 17 with the Mets.
12Ended his playing career with the Cleveland Indians after the Mets released him.
13Was the National League's starting first baseman in the 1986 All-Star Game.
14Acquired by the New York Mets on June 15, 1983, for pitchers Rick Ownbey and Neil Allen, one of the best and most one-sided trades in Met history. Brought a steady bat, Gold Glove defensive ability, and outstanding leadership qualities to a downtrodden team. Was named team captain in 1987.
15Gold Glove first baseman who won two World Series. (1982 St. Louis Cardinals, 1986 New York Mets).
16Former Baseball Player.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barracuda2013Dudley's Husband
The Yards2000Baseball Celebrity
Seinfeld1992-1998TV SeriesKeith Hernandez
The Scout1994Keith Hernandez
Law & Order1994TV SeriesDrew Harding
Ghostwriter1993TV SeriesMr. Richards

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video short performer: "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
Sesame Street, Special1988TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302016TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets Broadcast Analyst / Himself - Telephone Interviewee
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
The Last Play at Shea2010DocumentaryHimself
I'm Keith Hernandez2007ShortHimself
Running with the Egg: Making a 'Seinfeld'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Seinfeld: Inside Look2004TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - St. Louis Cardinals / New York Mets, 1974-90
Charlie Rose1997-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Squares1998TV SeriesHimself
Can We Shop?1995TV SeriesGuest
The Howard Stern Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Sesame Street1988-1989TV SeriesHimself
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets First Baseman
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieHimself (segment "Put Down the Duckie")
1987 MLB All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
Let's Go Mets1986Documentary shortHinself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1986TV SpecialHimself
1986 World Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Mets First Baseman
1986 National League Championship Series1986TV SeriesHimself - New York Mets First Baseman
1986 MLB All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
An Amazin' Era1986Video documentaryHimself
1984 MLB All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
1982 World Series1982TV Mini-SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals First Baseman
1982 National League Championship Series1982TV Mini-SeriesHimself - St. Louis Cardinals First Baseman
1980 MLB All-Star Game1980TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman
1979 MLB All-Star Game1979TV SpecialHimself - NL First Baseman

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Knuckleball!2012DocumentaryHimself - New York Mets Broadcaster (uncredited)
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
Scenes from the Roundtable2007Video documentary shortHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video shortHimself

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#Quote
1[on the passing of Elaine Kaufman] She's the one who prodded me to get going when I retired. She told me that I was too talented to sit on my duff and not do anything. I was shocked, because all our conversations before had been social and friendly. But this was like a mother to her son: 'Get off your lazy butt and do something! Don't let this go to waste!'


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