Keith Hernandez was a key part in the World Series team of 1986. He was a fantastic defensive first baseman and was an excellent contact hitter.
Hernandez won 11 consecutive Gold Glove awards, including six in a row with the Mets. His defensive prowess has not been matched and will be hard to match in the future.
At times, Hernandez could be just as dangerous at the plate. He batted over .300 four out of the seven years with the Mets and was a three-time All-Star. He finished with a batting average of .297 with the Mets, which puts him third all-time behind John Olerud and David Wright.
Hernandez is popular with the fans. His status with the team seems to be larger than life at times. This may be due to his new-found glory in broadcasting. He is now the face of the Mets in the booth. Hernandez shows great knowledge of the game and passion for the Mets when announcing games.
While not loved by all, the Mets fanbase has come to enjoy Hernandez in the booth. Now, he is even regarded by some to be a broadcaster first over being a player for the Mets.
This shows the great success he has had with the Mets in two different capacities.