Keith Hernandez is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman who played the majority of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets. Hernandez was a five-time All-Star who shared the 1979 NL MVP award, and won two World Series titles, one each with the Cardinals and Mets. A contact hitter with a.296 career average and a walk rate of 12.5%, Hernandez's career hitting productivity was 31% above league average. For his defensive work he received Gold Glove awards in 11 consecutive seasons, the most by any first baseman in baseball history. Hernandez is widely considered the best defensive player at his position in the history of baseball. Hernandez retired as an active player after spending one year with the Cleveland Indians in 1990. Since 2006, he has served as a television broadcaster for Mets games on SportsNet New York and WPIX, as well as a studio analyst for MLB on Fox since 2017.
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About Keith Hernandez
5-time All-Star first baseman who won World Series Championships with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982 and the New York Mets in 1986. He won the National League MVP Award and the batting title in 1979 and earned 11 straight Gold Glove Awards from 1978 to 1988.
He played little league and high school ball with fellow pro Bob McClure.
He became a baseball analyst for the Mets in 2006.
He was married to Susan Hernandez until 1987. He married Kai Thompson in 2005.
He played alongside Darryl Strawberry on the 1986 World Series Champion Mets.
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