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Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez (Mex)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: October 20, 1953 in San Francisco, CA
High School: Capuchino HS (San Bruno, CA)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 42nd round of the 1971 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 30, 1974 (Age 20.314)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1975 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Mets/Indians 1974-1990
Agents: Scott Boras [*]
Final Game: July 24, 1990 (Age 36.277)
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All-Time Rank (among batters): #112. Don Mattingly… #113. Jim Edmonds… #114. Cap Anson… #115. KEITH HERNANDEZ… #116. Zack Wheat… #117. Johnny Damon… #118. Adrian Beltre… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1974 20 STL NL 14 41 34 3 10 1 2 0 2 0 0 7 8 .294 .415 .441 .856 140 15 1 0 0 0 0 /3
1975 21 STL NL 64 207 188 20 47 8 2 3 20 0 1 17 26 .250 .309 .362 .671 83 68 5 0 0 2 2 3
1976 22 STL NL 129 428 374 54 108 21 5 7 46 4 2 49 53 .289 .376 .428 .803 127 160 8 3 2 0 5 *3
1977 23 STL NL 161 645 560 90 163 41 4 15 91 7 7 79 88 .291 .379 .459 .837 125 257 17 1 3 2 11 *3
1978 24 STL NL 159 633 542 90 138 32 4 11 64 13 5 82 68 .255 .351 .389 .741 108 211 12 2 1 6 11 *3 GG
1979 ★ 25 STL NL 161 698 610 116 210 48 11 11 105 11 6 80 78 .344 .417 .513 .930 151 313 9 1 0 7 5 *3 AS,MVP-1,GG
1980 ★ 26 STL NL 159 690 595 111 191 39 8 16 99 14 8 86 73 .321 .408 .494 .902 147 294 14 4 1 4 4 *3 AS,MVP-11,GG,SS
1981 27 STL NL 103 444 376 65 115 27 4 8 48 12 5 61 45 .306 .401 .463 .864 142 174 9 2 0 5 6 *3/7 MVP-20,GG
1982 28 STL NL 160 694 579 79 173 33 6 7 94 19 11 100 67 .299 .397 .413 .810 127 239 10 2 1 12 19 *3/79 MVP-17,GG
1983 29 TOT NL 150 633 538 77 160 23 7 12 63 9 5 88 72 .297 .396 .433 .829 131 233 7 2 2 3 14 *3 MVP-21,GG
1983 29 STL NL 55 244 218 34 62 15 4 3 26 1 1 24 30 .284 .352 .431 .784 116 94 2 0 0 2 5 3
1983 29 NYM NL 95 389 320 43 98 8 3 9 37 8 4 64 42 .306 .424 .434 .858 140 139 5 2 2 1 9 3
1984 ★ 30 NYM NL 154 657 550 83 171 31 0 15 94 2 3 97 89 .311 .409 .449 .859 143 247 9 1 0 9 12 *3 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1985 31 NYM NL 158 682 593 87 183 34 4 10 91 3 3 77 59 .309 .384 .430 .814 129 255 14 2 0 10 15 *3 MVP-8,GG
1986 ★ 32 NYM NL 149 652 551 94 171 34 1 13 83 2 1 94 69 .310 .413 .446 .859 140 246 14 4 0 3 9 *3 AS,MVP-4,GG
1987 ★ 33 NYM NL 154 676 587 87 170 28 2 18 89 0 2 81 104 .290 .377 .436 .813 120 256 15 4 0 4 8 *3 AS,GG
1988 34 NYM NL 95 384 348 43 96 16 0 11 55 2 1 31 57 .276 .333 .417 .750 120 145 11 1 0 4 3 3 GG
1989 35 NYM NL 75 244 215 18 50 8 0 4 19 0 3 27 39 .233 .324 .326 .649 91 70 4 2 0 0 3 3
1990 36 CLE AL 43 145 130 7 26 2 0 1 8 0 0 14 17 .200 .283 .238 .521 49 31 2 1 0 0 3 3
17 Yrs 2088 8553 7370 1124 2182 426 60 162 1071 98 63 1070 1012 .296 .384 .436 .821 128 3214 161 32 10 71 130
162 Game Avg. 162 664 572 87 169 33 5 13 83 8 5 83 79 .296 .384 .436 .821 128 249 12 2 1 6 10
G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
STL (10 yrs) 1165 4724 4076 662 1217 265 50 81 595 81 46 585 536 .299 .385 .448 .833 130 1825 87 15 8 40 68
NYM (7 yrs) 880 3684 3164 455 939 159 10 80 468 17 17 471 459 .297 .387 .429 .816 129 1358 72 16 2 31 59
CLE (1 yr) 43 145 130 7 26 2 0 1 8 0 0 14 17 .200 .283 .238 .521 49 31 2 1 0 0 3
NL (16 yrs) 2045 8408 7240 1117 2156 424 60 161 1063 98 63 1056 995 .298 .386 .440 .826 130 3183 159 31 10 71 127
AL (1 yr) 43 145 130 7 26 2 0 1 8 0 0 14 17 .200 .283 .238 .521 49 31 2 1 0 0 3

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1974 20 STL NL 14 41 2 -0 -0 -2 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .500 .500 0.3 -0.2 3 /3
1975 21 STL NL 64 207 -4 0 -0 3 -3 -3 -0.3 7 4 0.3 .495 .498 -0.1 0.1 1 3
1976 22 STL NL 129 428 13 0 0 8 -5 16 1.8 14 30 3.2 .514 .511 2.2 0.3 22 *3
1977 23 STL NL 161 645 22 0 -1 7 -9 20 2.0 21 41 4.1 .513 .513 3.2 -0.2 34 $60,000 *3
1978 24 STL NL 159 633 6 4 -0 3 -8 5 0.5 20 25 2.5 .503 .503 2.0 -0.6 22 *3 GG
1979 ★ 25 STL NL 161 698 40 4 2 13 -9 50 5.3 22 72 7.6 .533 .533 6.1 0.4 59 $75,000 *3 AS,MVP-1,GG
1980 ★ 26 STL NL 159 690 38 -1 -0 12 -9 39 4.3 23 62 6.6 .528 .527 5.3 0.2 51 $760,000 *3 AS,MVP-11,GG,SS
1981 27 STL NL 103 444 20 1 -0 8 -6 23 2.7 15 38 4.2 .525 .516 3.1 0.2 30 $760,000 *3/7 MVP-20,GG
1982 28 STL NL 160 694 19 -1 -0 11 -9 19 2.2 23 42 4.5 .513 .513 3.1 0.2 32 $760,000 *3/79 MVP-17,GG
1983 29 STL NL 55 244 3 1 -0 4 -3 4 0.4 8 12 1.2 .508 .503 0.8 0.1 8 3 MVP-21,GG
1983 29 NYM NL 95 389 19 -0 2 12 -5 28 3.0 13 41 4.3 .532 .519 2.9 0.8 29 $948,660 3 MVP-21,GG
1984 ★ 30 NYM NL 154 657 33 1 1 9 -8 36 4.0 22 58 6.3 .526 .525 5.1 0.1 49 $1,673,000 *3 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1985 31 NYM NL 158 682 20 -2 0 14 -9 24 2.7 23 47 5.0 .517 .517 3.3 0.6 33 $1,100,000 *3 MVP-8,GG
1986 ★ 32 NYM NL 149 652 33 -3 -1 9 -8 30 3.3 22 52 5.5 .522 .521 4.4 0.1 43 $1,650,000 *3 AS,MVP-4,GG
1987 ★ 33 NYM NL 154 676 20 -4 -0 4 -8 11 1.1 22 33 3.4 .507 .507 2.8 -0.4 29 $1,800,000 *3 AS,GG
1988 34 NYM NL 95 384 11 -0 -0 2 -5 7 0.8 13 21 2.2 .509 .505 1.9 -0.4 19 $1,850,000 3 GG
1989 35 NYM NL 75 244 -2 -4 1 0 -3 -8 -0.9 8 0 -0.2 .488 .494 -0.2 -0.3 -0 $2,000,000 3
1990 36 CLE AL 43 145 -10 -0 1 -0 -2 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .472 .492 -0.6 -0.3 -6 $1,750,000 3
17 Seasons 2088 8553 285 -4 2 117 -109 291 31.6 283 574 60.0 .515 .514 45.5 0.6 457 $15,186,660
Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
STL (10 yrs) 1165 4724 160 8 -1 66 -61 173 18.9 154 327 34.3 .516 .515 26.0 0.5 261 $2,415,000
NYM (7 yrs) 880 3684 134 -12 2 51 -46 129 14.0 123 252 26.5 .516 .514 20.2 0.4 201 $11,021,660
CLE (1 yr) 43 145 -10 -0 1 -0 -2 -11 -1.2 5 -6 -0.7 .472 .492 -0.6 -0.3 -6 $1,750,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1982 28 STL NL NLCS ATL W 3 14 12 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .333 .429 .333 .762 4 0 0 0 0 2
1982 ❍ 28 STL NL WS MIL W 7 31 27 4 7 2 0 1 8 0 0 4 2 .259 .355 .444 .799 12 1 0 0 0 1
1986 32 NYM NL NLCS HOU W 6 29 26 3 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 6 .269 .345 .385 .729 10 0 0 0 0 3
1986 ❍ 32 NYM NL WS BOS W 7 32 26 1 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 1 .231 .344 .231 .575 6 0 0 0 1 1
1988 34 NYM NL NLCS LAD L 7 32 26 2 7 0 0 1 5 1 0 6 7 .269 .406 .385 .791 10 2 0 0 0 1
3 Yrs (5 Series) 30 138 117 13 31 3 1 2 21 1 0 20 19 .265 .370 .359 .729 42 3 0 0 1 8
3 NLCS 16 75 64 8 18 1 1 1 9 1 0 11 16 .281 .387 .375 .762 24 2 0 0 0 6
2 WS 14 63 53 5 13 2 0 1 12 0 0 9 3 .245 .349 .340 .689 18 1 0 0 1 2

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1974 STL NL 20 1B 9 8 6 76.0 73 70 1 2 8 .973 -2 -28 8.41 7.89 .991 9.94 9.93
1975 STL NL 21 1B 56 48 42 440.1 507 469 36 2 34 .996 3 8 10.32 9.02 .990 9.97 9.96
1976 STL NL 22 1B 110 97 92 884.2 979 862 107 10 87 .990 8 11 9.86 8.81 .991 9.95 9.93
1977 STL NL 23 1B 158 150 144 1345.0 1571 1453 106 12 146 .992 7 6 10.43 9.87 .991 9.89 9.89
1978 STL NL 24 1B 158 148 147 1327.2 1542 1436 96 10 124 .994 3 3 10.39 9.70 .992 9.98 9.90 GG
1979 STL NL 25 1B 160 156 152 1413.0 1643 1489 146 8 145 .995 13 11 10.41 10.22 .992 9.89 9.86 AS,MVP-1,GG
1980 STL NL 26 1B 157 156 149 1368.1 1696 1572 115 9 146 .995 12 10 11.10 10.75 .992 10.16 10.17 AS,MVP-11,GG,SS
1981 STL NL 27 1B 98 97 89 873.2 1143 1054 86 3 99 .997 8 12 11.74 11.63 .992 10.22 10.25 MVP-20,GG
1981 STL NL 27 LF 3 2 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -120 2.00 0.67 .975 2.10 2.13 MVP-20,GG
1981 STL NL 27 OF 3 2 0 9.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -120 2.00 0.67 .980 2.30 2.33 MVP-20,GG
1982 STL NL 28 1B 158 153 146 1370.0 1732 1586 135 11 140 .994 13 11 11.31 10.89 .992 10.23 10.26 MVP-17,GG
1982 STL NL 28 OF 4 4 2 29.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -74 1.55 1.25 .978 2.23 2.25 MVP-17,GG
1982 STL NL 28 LF 2 2 1 13.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -37 0.69 0.50 .970 2.08 2.10 MVP-17,GG
1982 STL NL 28 RF 2 2 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 2.25 2.00 .978 2.02 2.00 MVP-17,GG
1983 TOT NL 29 1B 144 142 138 1276.2 1578 1418 147 13 147 .992 16 15 11.03 10.87 .992 9.96 9.92 MVP-21,GG
1983 STL NL 29 1B 54 53 52 491.1 638 581 51 6 62 .991 4 9 11.58 11.70 .992 9.96 9.92
1983 NYM NL 29 1B 90 89 86 785.1 940 837 96 7 85 .993 12 19 10.69 10.37 .992 9.96 9.92
1984 NYM NL 30 1B 153 152 143 1338.2 1364 1214 142 8 127 .994 9 8 9.12 8.86 .992 9.86 9.83 AS,MVP-2,GG,SS
1985 NYM NL 31 1B 157 152 145 1387.0 1453 1310 139 4 113 .997 14 12 9.40 9.23 .993 10.06 10.05 MVP-8,GG
1986 NYM NL 32 1B 149 146 130 1302.0 1353 1199 149 5 115 .996 9 8 9.32 9.05 .992 9.94 9.95 AS,MVP-4,GG
1987 NYM NL 33 1B 154 151 128 1315.1 1457 1298 149 10 110 .993 4 4 9.90 9.40 .991 9.88 9.83 AS,GG
1988 NYM NL 34 1B 93 90 76 767.1 813 734 77 2 63 .998 2 3 9.51 8.72 .991 9.96 9.98 GG
1989 NYM NL 35 1B 58 55 48 473.2 440 405 31 4 22 .991 0 1 8.28 7.52 .992 9.75 9.76
1990 CLE AL 36 1B 42 38 31 320.0 362 340 20 2 28 .994 -0 -1 10.12 8.57 .992 9.63 9.53
17 Seasons 1B 2014 1939 1806 17279.1 19706 17909 1682 115 1654 .994 119 8 10.20 9.73 .992 9.98 9.96
2 Seasons OF 7 6 2 38.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -85 1.66 1.00 .979 2.25 2.29
2 Seasons LF 5 4 1 22.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -71 1.23 0.60 .973 2.09 2.12
1 Season RF 2 2 1 16.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -105 2.25 2.00 .978 2.02 2.00
17 Seasons TOT 2021 1945 1808 17317.1 19713 17916 1682 115 1654 .994 117 8 10.19 9.70 .992 9.96 9.94
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1996 BBWAA ( 5.1%)
1997 BBWAA ( 9.5%)
1998 BBWAA (10.8%)
1999 BBWAA ( 6.8%)
2000 BBWAA (10.4%)
2001 BBWAA ( 8.0%)
2002 BBWAA ( 6.1%)
2003 BBWAA ( 6.0%)
2004 BBWAA ( 4.3%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1979 NL (1, 64%)
1980 NL (11, 9%)
1981 NL (20, 3%)
1982 NL (17, 4%)
1983 NL (21, 0%)
1984 NL (2, 57%)
1985 NL (8, 18%)
1986 NL (4, 53%)
1 MVP
2.09 Career Shares (85th)

Gold Gloves
1978 NL (1B)
1979 NL (1B)
1980 NL (1B)
1981 NL (1B)
1982 NL (1B)
1983 NL (1B)
1984 NL (1B)
1985 NL (1B)
1986 NL (1B)
1987 NL (1B)
1988 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Silver Sluggers
1980 NL (1B)
1984 NL (1B)
All multiple winners

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1979 August NL Player of the Month
1985 July NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1982 Apr 18th NL Player of the Week
1985 Jul 14th NL Player of the Week
1986 Aug 10th NL Player of the Week
1988 May 1st NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1979 NL  7.6 (4th)
1980 NL  6.6 (4th)
1981 NL  4.2 (8th)
1984 NL  6.3 (8th)
1986 NL  5.5 (8th)
Career  60.0 (178th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1979 NL  7.6 (3rd)
1980 NL  6.6 (3rd)
1981 NL  4.2 (3rd)
1983 NL  5.6 (8th)
1984 NL  6.3 (7th)
1986 NL  5.5 (5th)
Career  60.0 (118th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1979 NL  6.1 (5th)
1980 NL  5.3 (5th)
1981 NL  3.1 (10th)
1984 NL  5.1 (7th)
1986 NL  4.4 (8th)
Career  45.5 (215th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1979 NL  .344 (1st)
1980 NL  .321 (2nd)
1981 NL  .306 (10th)
1982 NL  .299 (9th)
1984 NL  .311 (7th)
1985 NL  .309 (6th)
1986 NL  .310 (5th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1979 NL  .417 (2nd)
1980 NL  .408 (1st)
1981 NL  .401 (3rd)
1982 NL  .397 (3rd)
1983 NL  .396 (2nd)
1984 NL  .409 (3rd)
1985 NL  .384 (7th)
1986 NL  .413 (2nd)
Career  .384 (138th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1979 NL  .513 (9th)
1980 NL  .494 (9th)
1981 NL  .463 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1979 NL  .930 (5th)
1980 NL  .902 (2nd)
1981 NL  .864 (5th)
1984 NL  .859 (6th)
1986 NL  .859 (7th)

Games Played s c a p y
1977 NL  161 (3rd)
1978 NL  159 (4th)
1979 NL  161 (5th)
1980 NL  159 (9th)
1982 NL  160 (8th)
1985 NL  158 (8th)
Career  2,088 (191st)

At Bats s c a p y
Career  7,370 (221st)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1979 NL  698 (7th)
1980 NL  690 (7th)
1982 NL  694 (9th)
1984 NL  657 (10th)
1985 NL  682 (7th)
1987 NL  676 (8th)
Career  8,553 (191st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1978 NL  90 (9th)
1979 NL  116 (1st)
1980 NL  111 (1st)
1981 NL  65 (5th)
1986 NL  94 (5th)
Career  1,124 (232nd)

Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  210 (2nd)
1980 NL  191 (3rd)
1985 NL  183 (8th)
1986 NL  171 (9th)
Career  2,182 (191st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1979 NL  313 (6th)
1980 NL  294 (3rd)
1981 NL  174 (9th)
Career  3,214 (225th)

Doubles s c a p y
1977 NL  41 (3rd)
1979 NL  48 (1st)
1980 NL  39 (4th)
1981 NL  27 (4th)
1982 NL  33 (9th)
1984 NL  31 (7th)
1985 NL  34 (5th)
1986 NL  34 (8th)
Career  426 (139th)

Triples s c a p y
1979 NL  11 (5th)
1980 NL  8 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1979 NL  105 (5th)
1980 NL  99 (5th)
1984 NL  94 (8th)
1985 NL  91 (10th)
Career  1,071 (225th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1978 NL  82 (7th)
1980 NL  86 (5th)
1981 NL  61 (3rd)
1982 NL  100 (3rd)
1983 NL  88 (6th)
1984 NL  97 (2nd)
1986 NL  94 (1st)
Career  1,070 (90th)

Singles s c a p y
1979 NL  140 (5th)
1984 NL  125 (10th)
1985 NL  135 (4th)
1986 NL  123 (7th)
1987 NL  122 (8th)
Career  1,534 (185th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1979 NL  151 (4th)
1980 NL  147 (3rd)
1981 NL  142 (6th)
1983 NL  131 (8th)
1984 NL  143 (5th)
1986 NL  140 (3rd)
Career  128 (193rd)

Runs Created s c a p y
1979 NL  135 (1st)
1980 NL  122 (2nd)
1981 NL  73 (4th)
1983 NL  98 (8th)
1984 NL  108 (5th)
1985 NL  100 (9th)
1986 NL  106 (6th)
Career  1,281 (156th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1979 NL  47 (2nd)
1980 NL  42 (2nd)
1981 NL  24 (4th)
1982 NL  28 (10th)
1983 NL  26 (9th)
1984 NL  38 (3rd)
1985 NL  27 (10th)
1986 NL  35 (3rd)
Career  328 (110th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1979 NL  4.7 (2nd)
1980 NL  4.2 (2nd)
1981 NL  2.5 (4th)
1982 NL  2.8 (10th)
1983 NL  2.6 (9th)
1984 NL  3.9 (3rd)
1985 NL  2.8 (10th)
1986 NL  3.6 (3rd)
Career  33.2 (102nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1979 NL  70 (6th)
1980 NL  63 (3rd)
1981 NL  39 (6th)
Career  648 (234th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1979 NL  291 (2nd)
1980 NL  281 (1st)
1981 NL  178 (3rd)
1982 NL  275 (1st)
1983 NL  250 (5th)
1984 NL  269 (3rd)
1985 NL  262 (3rd)
1986 NL  269 (3rd)
1987 NL  255 (9th)
Career  3,284 (143rd)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1979 NL  .773 (1st)
1980 NL  .747 (2nd)
1981 NL  .729 (7th)
1983 NL  .696 (7th)
1984 NL  .734 (4th)
1986 NL  .718 (3rd)
Career  .668 (140th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1980 NL  4 (10th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
1979 NL  7 (9th)
1982 NL  12 (4th)
1984 NL  9 (5th)
1985 NL  10 (2nd)
Career  71 (134th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
1982 NL  19 (1st)
1983 NL  14 (9th)
1984 NL  12 (9th)
1985 NL  15 (6th)
Career  130 (69th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1977 NL  17 (8th)
Career  161 (234th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1981 NL  9.6 (8th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Career  5,493 (237th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1977 NL  34.77 (9th)
1979 NL  64.67 (1st)
1980 NL  50.05 (2nd)
1981 NL  23.67 (8th)
1982 NL  35.19 (10th)
1984 NL  49.80 (2nd)
1986 NL  41.69 (4th)
Career  408.66 (61st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1977 NL  3.6 (9th)
1979 NL  5.5 (3rd)
1981 NL  2.2 (10th)
1982 NL  4.2 (8th)
1984 NL  5.2 (2nd)
1985 NL  3.9 (8th)
1986 NL  4.2 (5th)
Career  38.6 (62nd)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1979 NL  4.7 (4th)
1980 NL  3.6 (6th)
1981 NL  2.6 (6th)
1984 NL  4.3 (3rd)
1986 NL  4.2 (2nd)
Career  33.8 (79th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
1977 NL  3.4 (9th)
1979 NL  6.3 (1st)
1980 NL  5.0 (2nd)
1981 NL  2.4 (8th)
1982 NL  3.6 (10th)
1984 NL  5.1 (2nd)
1986 NL  4.2 (4th)
Career  41.2 (58th)

Putoutss c a p y
1977 NL  1,453 (2nd)
1978 NL  1,436 (2nd)
1979 NL  1,489 (1st)
1980 NL  1,572 (2nd)
1981 NL  1,056 (1st)
1982 NL  1,591 (1st)
1983 NL  1,418 (1st)
1984 NL  1,214 (3rd)
1985 NL  1,310 (3rd)
1987 NL  1,298 (2nd)
Career  17,916 (24th)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
1985 NL  14 (5th)
Career  117 (34th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  158 (2nd)
1978 NL  158 (2nd)
1979 NL  160 (2nd)
1980 NL  157 (5th)
1981 NL  98 (5th)
1982 NL  158 (4th)
1983 NL  144 (3rd)
1984 NL  153 (2nd)
1985 NL  157 (2nd)
1986 NL  149 (3rd)
1987 NL  154 (1st)
Career  2,014 (19th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  1,453 (2nd)
1978 NL  1,436 (2nd)
1979 NL  1,489 (1st)
1980 NL  1,572 (2nd)
1981 NL  1,054 (1st)
1982 NL  1,586 (1st)
1983 NL  1,418 (1st)
1984 NL  1,214 (3rd)
1985 NL  1,310 (3rd)
1986 NL  1,199 (5th)
1987 NL  1,298 (2nd)
Career  17,909 (21st)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  107 (1st)
1977 NL  106 (3rd)
1978 NL  96 (2nd)
1979 NL  146 (1st)
1980 NL  115 (2nd)
1981 NL  86 (3rd)
1982 NL  135 (3rd)
1983 NL  147 (2nd)
1984 NL  142 (1st)
1985 NL  139 (1st)
1986 NL  149 (2nd)
1987 NL  149 (1st)
Career  1,682 (4th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  10 (5th)
1977 NL  12 (2nd)
1978 NL  10 (3rd)
1980 NL  9 (4th)
1982 NL  11 (5th)
1983 NL  13 (1st)
1984 NL  8 (4th)
Career  115 (92nd)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  146 (1st)
1978 NL  124 (2nd)
1979 NL  145 (1st)
1980 NL  146 (1st)
1981 NL  99 (1st)
1982 NL  140 (2nd)
1983 NL  147 (1st)
1984 NL  127 (1st)
1985 NL  113 (3rd)
1986 NL  115 (2nd)
1987 NL  110 (4th)
Career  1,654 (10th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1976 NL  8 (1st)
1977 NL  7 (2nd)
1979 NL  13 (1st)
1980 NL  12 (1st)
1981 NL  8 (1st)
1982 NL  13 (1st)
1984 NL  9 (1st)
1985 NL  14 (1st)
1986 NL  9 (2nd)
1987 NL  4 (4th)
1988 NL  2 (4th)
Career  120 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1977 NL  10.43 (4th)
1978 NL  10.39 (2nd)
1979 NL  10.41 (1st)
1980 NL  11.10 (2nd)
1981 NL  11.74 (1st)
1982 NL  11.31 (1st)
1983 NL  11.03 (2nd)
Career  10.20 (11th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  9.87 (4th)
1978 NL  9.70 (3rd)
1979 NL  10.22 (1st)
1980 NL  10.75 (2nd)
1981 NL  11.63 (1st)
1982 NL  10.89 (1st)
1983 NL  10.87 (1st)
Career  9.73 (86th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1977 NL  .992 (4th)
1979 NL  .995 (3rd)
1980 NL  .995 (4th)
1981 NL  .997 (2nd)
1982 NL  .994 (4th)
1984 NL  .994 (3rd)
1985 NL  .997 (1st)
1986 NL  .996 (1st)
1987 NL  .993 (2nd)
Career  .994 (39th)

Salary s c a p y
1986 NL  $1,650,000 (9th)
1987 NL  $1,800,000 (6th)
1988 NL  $1,850,000 (7th)
1989 NL  $2,000,000 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
1974 NL  born 1953-10-20 (10th)


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Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 14 (170), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 118 (173), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 86 (215), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 32 (265), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (18th), 60.0 career WAR/41.0 7yr-peak WAR/50.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1977 23 St. Louis Cardinals $60,000 ? TSN salary survey, 4/23/77
1979 25 St. Louis Cardinals $75,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide
1980 26 St. Louis Cardinals $760,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide 5 years/$3.8MM, breakdown unclear
1981 27 St. Louis Cardinals $760,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide 5 years/$3.8MM, breakdown unclear
1982 28 St. Louis Cardinals $760,000 ? 1981 TSN Guide 5 years/$3.8MM, breakdown unclear
1983 29 New York Mets $948,660 ? 1981 TSN Guide (length); 1/15/84 NYT 5 years/$3.8MM, breakdown unclear
1984 30 New York Mets $1,673,000 ? 1/4/85 TSN Renegotiation of earlier deal with Cardinals
1985 31 New York Mets $1,100,000 ? 3/3/86 TSN
1986 32 New York Mets $1,650,000 ? 1986 USA Today survey
1987 33 New York Mets $1,800,000 ? 1987 USA Today survey
1988 34 New York Mets $1,850,000 ? USA Today, 4/1/88
1989 35 New York Mets $2,000,000 ? 2/27/89 TSN
1990 36 Cleveland Indians $1,750,000 ? USA Today
1991 37 Cleveland Indians $1,750,000 ? USA Today survey On disabled list entire year
Career to date (may be incomplete)$16,936,660
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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French: Keith Hernandez statistiques
Japanese: キース・ヘルナンデス 統計
Polish: Keith Hernandez Statystyki

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