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Hernandez, Keith

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Born: 1953 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player

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1953 - Born on the 20th of October in San Francisco, California.

1971 - Hernandez was drafted by the Cardinals in the 42nd round of the draft, as the 776th overall player.

1982 - The Cardinals won the World Series, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games. In Game 6, Hernandez and Cardinal catcher Darrell Porter hit home runs in a 13-1 St. Louis victory.

1983 - Hernandez was traded to the Mets on the 15th of June.

1985 - Hernandez's cocaine use, which had been the subject of persistent rumors and the chief source of friction between Hernandez and Herzog, became a matter of public record as a result of the Pittsburgh trial of drug dealer Curtis Strong.

1976 - He switched to number 37, insisting that his uniform number end with a "7" in honor of Mickey Mantle.

1984 - His first full season with the team, the Mets improved from a record of 68-94 to 90-72.

         - The Mets finished second behind the Chicago Cubs.

1985 - The Cardinals, but won the World Series in 1986.

1988 - At the age of just 34, Hernandez began a sharp decline, and the Mets chose not to re-sign him after his contract ran out at the close of the 1989 season.

1989 - On the 7th of December, the Cleveland Indians signed Hernandez to a contract, but back injuries led to his appearance in only 43 games in the 1990 season. Hernandez retired after the season.

2004 - Hernandez never received enough support from the Baseball Writers Association of America to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. After nine years on the ballot, he received votes from fewer than 5% of the writers, disqualifying himself for further eligibility.





















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