On This Day

Keith Hernandez

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Profession: MLB First Baseman

United States of America

Biography: The starting first baseman on two World Series championship teams: the St. Louis Cardinals in 1982 and the New York Mets in 1986. Known for his ability to hit the ball in all parts of the ballpark, especially the opposite way, and for his terrific defense.

Born: October 20, 1953
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Age: 68 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 2005-02-14 Retired baseball player Keith Hernandez (51) weds Kai Thompson in Miami Beach, Florida

Historical Events

  • 1979-11-13 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell and St Louis Cardinals first baseman Keith Hernandez share National League MVP Award
  • 1983-06-15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey
  • 1989-01-29 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
  • 1989-03-02 NY Mets stars Keith Hernandez and Darryl Strawberry famously nearly come to blows in front of reporters and TV crews at spring training

Famous Baseball Players