On July 9, 2022, New York honored former first baseman and team captain Keith Hernandez by retiring his No. 17. During seven seasons with the Mets, Hernandez was a three-time All-Star, winner of six consecutive Gold Gloves and a leader on the 1986 World Series team. “I never dreamed that we would turn it around so quickly,” Hernandez said during his number retirement speech. “And I say ‘we.’ It’s a team. I always felt myself as just a player, one of 25. Nothing special about me, just one of the guys.” Hernandez joined Casey Stengel, Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza and Jerry Koosman as Mets with retired numbers.
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