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Keith Hernandez is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1974-1983), New York Mets (1983-1989), and Cleveland Indians (1990). He won 11 consecutive Gold Glove Awards (1978-1988) at first base, the 1979 National League MVP award with Willie Stargell. Hernandez hit 129 game-winning RBI’s throughout his career and hit a MLB record 24 GWRBI’s in 1985. He was a member of two World Series Championship teams and is the National League all-time leader in assists by a first baseman.
Hernandez had the distinction of being elected to the All-Star Game five times. (1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, and 1987) and was the National League Silver Slugger at first base in 1980 and 1984. He led the National League in runs scored (1979 and 1980), doubles (1979), on-base percentage (1980) and walks (1986). In 1997 he was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame and in 2002 he was voted Mets’ all-time first baseman by fans in celebration of the team’s 40th anniversary.