The New York Mets retired former first baseman Keith Hernandez’s No. 17 before taking on the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon.
Hernandez played seven seasons for the Mets, from 1983 to 1989, helping New York win the World Series in 1986.
In 880 career games with the Mets, Hernandez batted .297/.387/.429 with 80 home runs and 468 RBI.
Hernandez was a six-time gold glover with the Mets and won the silver slugger award in 1984. He made three All-Star appearances in 1984, 1985, and 1986.
After spending the first ten seasons of this MLB career with the St. Louis Cardinals, Hernandez was already an established star with a World Series ring before being traded to the Mets.
A multiple-time All-Star with St. Louis, Hernandez was named NL MVP and won the batting title in 1979. Hernandez won five gold gloves with the Cardinals and a silver slugger award.
Hernandez, 68, becomes the fourth Mets player to have their number retired, joining Tom Seaver, Mike Piazza, and Jerry Koosman.