St. Louis, Missouri 2021-05-05 16:45:00 –
ST. Louis (KMOV.com)-Keith Hernandez will be the latest member of the Cardinals Hall of Fame in the 2021 class, the team announced Wednesday. Hernandez has become the winner of the fan voting process, which is responsible for selecting new members from the list of candidates determined by the Red Ribbon Commission each year.
Hernandez, a true rough diamond from the 1971 MLB draft, was chosen by the Cardinals in the 42nd round. Hernandez has been a versatile talent for ten seasons in St. Louis, offering a significant return on her investment. Hernandez was an outstanding offensive and defensive player, doing a little bit of everything in the field for Redbird from 1974 to 1983.
As first baseman, Hernandez is a Cardinals defensive powerhouse who won the Gold Glove Award six times in a row from 1978 to 1983. His productivity in the bat was as strong as Hernandez won the National League co-MVP honor in 1979, leading the league with an average of .344, 48 doubles, 11 home runs and 105. Achieved RBI.
Two-time all-star Hernandez was part of the 1982 World Championship team, achieving a batting average of .299 with 94 RBIs that season. Hernandez is ranked fifth in history for Cardinals batters on base, who have been in the club for over a decade, and has earned the .385 mark in his career in St. Louis.
Hernandez was traded by the Cardinals during the 1983 season and continued to have a lasting impact on the New York Mets for the next few years. However, the greatness of Hernandez in St. Louis cannot be denied. And that will eventually be reflected in the Cardinals Hall of Fame.
This year’s Cardinals Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Saturday, August 21, and will include an introduction to Tommy Her, John Tudor, and Bill White. The trio was going to be guided Before the pandemic postponed the ceremony last summer.
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