Publication of his book, "First-base Hero," written by Keith Hernandez and John Manders, published by Diane Books, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (ISBN: 978-0756785437).
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Keith 'Barlow' Hernandez
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[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!'
Acquired 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.