Keith Hernandez

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Birthdate10/20/1953
Death Date
Debut Year1974
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals, Indians, Mets
Position First Base

Twice a World Champion, Keith Hernandez earned 11 straight Gold Gloves to go along with his five All Star appearances and two Silver Sluggers.

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Publicity questionnaire filled out by Hernandez three years before MLB debut

Publicity questionnaire filled out by Hernandez three years before MLB debut

The St. Louis Cardinals had no reason to believe Keith Hernandez would reach the Major Leagues when they drafted him in the 42nd round of the June draft in 1971. Just 17 when he signed with the Cards, Hernandez played his first professional game for the American
Autographed 1975 Keith Hernandez rookie card

Autographed 1975 Keith Hernandez rookie card

The 1979 National League batting champion and Most Valuable Player, Keith Hernandez remains a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame. Shown here is an autographed 1975 Topps rookie card of the Gold Glove first baseman. His 17-year big league career featured a World Series title with the Cardinals in

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