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Former Major League Baseball First Baseman, Five-time All-Star

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He revived Ferris Fain's practice of charging to the third base line on bunts and made the technique his own; trying for the force in such situations is usually a risky proposition, but Hernandez's judgment was rarely wrong. 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; it is the lowest total ever to lead the NL, and he never made more errors than that in a season.

Hernandez led the NL in batting in 1979 with the Cardinals, winning the only shared MVP award in history that year (Willie Stargell was the other recipient) as well as TSN NL Player of the Year. He also had career highs with 48 doubles and 116 runs, both league-leading totals, and 105 RBI. His .344 BA, also a career high, marked the first time he had hit .300 ; he went on to top .300 five other times. But while with the Cardinals, he had a reputation as a carefree, unintense player. Manager Whitey Herzog traded him to the last-place Mets for journeyman relief pitcher Neil Allen in mid-1983 after becoming convinced that Hernandez was using drugs. When Herzog defended the trade by hinting as much, Hernandez threatened a libel suit, but the 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials revealed it was true.

With the Mets, it seemed that Hernandez was trying to live down his old reputation. From the first day, he was the team's most intense player. Usually the Mets' number-three hitter, he became a great clutch hitter who worked the count and fouled off pitches until he got the offering he wanted. In the short lifetime of the game-winning RBI as an official statistic, he set ML records for most in a season (24 in 1985) and most lifetime (129). Always selective, he led the NL with 94 walks in 1986. His on-base percentage was above .400 seven times during his career, and he led the league in 1979 and 1980. His clubhouse leadership was acknowledged in 1987, when he was named the team captain. It was his last good season. After missing much of 1988 (hamstring troubles) and 1989 (knee problems), he was released.

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Former Major League Baseball First Baseman, Five-time All-Star

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Keith Hernandez Biography

He revived Ferris Fain's practice of charging to the third base line on bunts and made the technique his own; trying for the force in such situations is usually a risky proposition, but Hernandez's judgment was rarely wrong. 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; it is the lowest total ever to lead the NL, and he never made more errors than that in a season.

Hernandez led the NL in batting in 1979 with the Cardinals, winning the only shared MVP award in history that year (Willie Stargell was the other recipient) as well as TSN NL Player of the Year. He also had career highs with 48 doubles and 116 runs, both league-leading totals, and 105 RBI. His .344 BA, also a career high, marked the first time he had hit .300 ; he went on to top .300 five other times. But while with the Cardinals, he had a reputation as a carefree, unintense player. Manager Whitey Herzog traded him to the last-place Mets for journeyman relief pitcher Neil Allen in mid-1983 after becoming convinced that Hernandez was using drugs. When Herzog defended the trade by hinting as much, Hernandez threatened a libel suit, but the 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials revealed it was true.

With the Mets, it seemed that Hernandez was trying to live down his old reputation. From the first day, he was the team's most intense player. Usually the Mets' number-three hitter, he became a great clutch hitter who worked the count and fouled off pitches until he got the offering he wanted. In the short lifetime of the game-winning RBI as an official statistic, he set ML records for most in a season (24 in 1985) and most lifetime (129). Always selective, he led the NL with 94 walks in 1986. His on-base percentage was above .400 seven times during his career, and he led the league in 1979 and 1980. His clubhouse leadership was acknowledged in 1987, when he was named the team captain. It was his last good season. After missing much of 1988 (hamstring troubles) and 1989 (knee problems), he was released.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Keith Hernandez for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Keith Hernandez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Keith Hernandez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Keith Hernandez?

    Booking fees for Keith Hernandez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Keith Hernandez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Keith Hernandez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Keith Hernandez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Keith Hernandez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Keith Hernandez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Keith Hernandez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Keith Hernandez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Keith Hernandez for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Keith Hernandez generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Piazza, Darryl Strawberry, Ozzie Smith, Bobby Valentine and Tommy John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Keith Hernandez for an upcoming event.

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