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FULL GAME: NL EAST CLINCH, 1988
Two seasons after winning the World Series, the Mets were ready to get back to the playoffs. In fact, they weren’t just ready, they expected it: “We always knew we were going to win [the NL East],” sa ...
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O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!
Keith Hernandez was named the franchise’s first captain in 1987. He wore the “C” on his uniform from that season until 1989. Hernandez proved his worth in his first year as captain, leading the team i ...
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YOU COULD ALWAYS COUNT ON KEITH
Keith Hernandez dug into the box for his final at-bat of the game against the Chicago Cubs on September 15, 1987. Facing a full count, Hernandez connected on a strike, sending a hard-hit bouncer to th ...
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HERNANDEZ’S SIGNATURE STRETCH
A consistent Gold Glover throughout his career, Keith Hernandez perfected the first baseman stretch when fielding throws. This signature play was so well-known that it was used a means of introducing ...
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IN THE THICK OF THINGS WITH HERNANDEZ
Keith Hernandez was usually at the center of Mets victories in the 1980s. The first baseman rallied the team in the 1986 postseason with his glovework and timely hitting. Hernandez drove in 3 runs in ...
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SLIDE, KEITH, SLIDE!
Safe at the plate! Keith Hernandez made a slick slide past Chicago Cubs catcher Damon Berryhill to tag home. The Mets captain scored 87 runs during the 1987 season, third-most on the team.
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METS HALL OF FAME PLAQUE OF FIRST TEAM CAPTAIN
The Mets selected their first official team captain in 1987, when Keith Hernandez’s talent on the field and leadership in the clubhouse made him a natural for the title. Traded to the Mets in 1983, He ...
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HERNANDEZ’S HUSTLE MADE HIM A HERO
This figurine depicts perennial Gold Glover Keith Hernandez making one of several defensive plays during the 1986 World Series. In addition to his dependable defense, Hernandez also showed up in the b ...
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HERNANDEZ’S 1987 GOLD GLOVE
Keen fielding by 1B Keith Hernandez earned him a Gold Glove in 1987, one of six he received as a Met. Hernandez recorded 149 assists that season, tied for most in his career.
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SIGNED KEITH HERNANDEZ SLUGGER
As a Met, Keith Hernandez was known for his Gold Glove work at first base. He also showed tremendous talent in the batter’s box, especially during the 1986 championship season. Hernandez led the team ...