Keith Hernandez is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman. Hernandez was a five-time All-Star who shared the 1979 NL MVP award, and won two World Series titles, one each with the Cardinals and Mets. After his retirement he has served as a television broadcaster.
Keith Hernandez talks with the guys about the Mets video game simulation that he'll be calling tonight. Plus, what he thinks of baseball's possible return in May.
The former first baseman played on championship teams with the Cardinals and Mets, and made a memorable appearance on 'Seinfeld.' His memoir, now out in paperback, is 'I'm Keith Hernandez.'MLB pitcher Jim Bouton, who died Wednesday, spoke to 'Fresh Air' in 1986 about his 1970 tell-all memoir, 'Ball Four,' in which he drew on his seven years with the Yankees to offer an insider's guide to baseball.Actor Rip Torn, who died Tuesday, won an Emmy Award for playing the gruff producer Artie on 'The Larry Sanders Show.' In 1994, he told Terry Gross that he based his character on Johnny Carson's long time producer.Also, critic John Powers reviews 'London Kills,' about a Scotland Yard team led by a detective whose wife has gone missing.
Hernandez played on World Series-winning teams with the Cardinals and Mets, and made a memorable appearance on 'Seinfeld.' His new memoir about learning baseball and being his own worst enemy is 'I'm Keith Hernandez.' Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Stranger Days' by 23-year-old trumpeter Adam O'Farrill.
Keith Hernandez is arguably one of the best baseball players of all time. He played first baseman for the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals the majority of his career. He won two World Series titles (one with each team). He’s now apart of the broadcasting team for the Mets. And he just wrote a new book, “I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir.” He’s multi-talented. But before there was broadcasting and books there was no plan B for Keith. Everything he did was baseball. And he was sent to the majors when he was only 2 and a half years out of high school. So I wanted to know what transformed him from being a talented, obsessed kid to one of the best players of all time. And what kept him there for almost 20 years. This is the Keith Hernandez story…     Links and Resources I’m Keith Hernandez: A Memoir by Keith Hernandez Pure Baseball by Keith Hernandez and Mike Bryan If at First: A Season With the Mets By Keith Hernandez and Mike Bryan Shea Good-Bye: The Untold Inside Story of the Historic 2008 Season by Keith Hernandez and Matthew Silverman   Also Mentioned Seinfeld The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams and John Underwood Every Hand Revealed by Gus Hansen Joe Medwick Peter Marshall Pete Rose Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis Moneyball (the movie) Bob Kennedy Andre Agassi Open: An Autobiography By Andre Agassi Ted Williams Lou Brock Dick Selma Larry Dierker Gene Tenace Dave Anderson Derek Jeter   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.   Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: Twitter Facebook Linkedin InstagramSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Oct 20th, 1953
Location
Sag Harbor, NY, USA
Episode Count
7
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
3 hours, 43 minutes
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