Happy Birthday Keith Hernandez!!!
Keith Hernandez turns 58 years old today.
Never quite getting the credit he deserves, Keith Hernandez was a stellar player for 17 major league seasons.
Probably most well known for his amazing defense at first base, Hernandez made playing the position cool long before Don Mattingly did so. Hernandez won 11 Gold Glove awards for being the best defensive first baseman in the National League. 11 trophies during 17 seasons is extremely impressive as it shows just how consistent ‘Mex’ was at the hot corner.
Hernandez was also a league Most Valuable Player in 1979 when he played for the Cardinals. Along with a Gold Glove award and his first of five All-star selections, Hernandez was also extraordinary on offense that year. He batted .344 while collecting 210 hits, ripping 48 doubles, driving in 105 runs and scoring 111 runs as well. A perfectly well-rounded season and one certainly worthy of being tagged as the MVP!!!
Happy Birthday Mr. Hernandez!!!