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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 October 1953San Francisco, California, USA
Nickname Mex
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keith Hernandez was born on October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Sesame Street, Special (1988), Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America (2000) and The Yards (2000). He was previously married to Kai Thompson and Susan.

Spouse (2)

Kai Thompson (14 February 2005 - 2011) (divorced)
Susan (? - 1987) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (16)

Former Baseball Player.
Gold Glove first baseman who won two World Series. (1982 St. Louis Cardinals, 1986 New York Mets).
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.
Was the National League's starting first baseman in the 1986 All-Star Game.
Ended his playing career with the Cleveland Indians after the Mets released him.
Always insisted that his uniform number end with the numeral 7; wore 37 with the Cardinals and 17 with the Mets.
In 1979, he was the league MVP.
11 time National League Gold Glove winner at first baseman (1978-1988).
Named to 5 National League All Star teams (1979-1980, 1984 and 1986-1987).
1979 National League co-MVP with Willie Stargell. Finished in top 10 in voting for same award 1984-1986.
Member 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.
The all-time leader in the defunct category of Game Winning RBI.
Keith 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.
The 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.
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.
Television color commentator for the Mets. [2005]

Personal Quotes (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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