Keith Hernandez was born in 1953 near San Francisco. Drafted in the 40th round to the St. Louis Cardinals, he was called up to the majors in the ‘74 baseball season and, after three years, won his first Golden Glove Award. Before retiring at age 38, Hernandez earned 11 consecutive Golden Glove Awards, batted a lifetime .296, was named Most Valuable Player in 1979 and helped the Cardinals win the 1982 World Series Championship. In 1983, Hernandez was traded to the New York Mets, becoming the team’s inspirational leader. Two years later, he helped the Mets capture the World Series Championship. Plagued by injuries, Hernandez retired from baseball in 1991.