Keith Hernandez Hernandez was indisputably the best-fielding first baseman of his time, winning eleven straight Gold Gloves and setting Major League records for most seasons leading league first basemen in double plays (six) and lifetime assists by a first baseman. His great range helped him lead NL first basemen in assists five times, putouts four times, and fielding average twice. Twice he tied for the lead in errors with 13, the lowest total ever to lead the NL. Hernandez was a member of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets and was voted to the All-Star team five times (1979-80, 1984, 1986-87). Career statistics include 2045 game appearances, .298 batting average, 161 home runs, and 1063 RBI's.
Bob Costas interviews Keith Hernandez following the Mets' World Series Championship win in 1986 56K |