Book, "If At First: A Season With The Mets" (with Mike Bryan; published by McGraw-Hill, 1986)
1 Interview |
1 Article |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
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!'
His 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.