I'm Just Saying: Keith Should Be In The Hall

Nick AdamoCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

SAN DIEGO - 1986:  First baseman Keith Hernandez #17 of the New York Mets fields a grounder during a 1986 game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Their is no particular reason why I am writing this article now. With the midsummer classic tommorrow I was thinking about All Star snubs. Then I started thinking about HOF snubs.

One name that instantly comes to mind is Keith Hernandez. Hernandez is highly loved by Mets' fans. He was part of the '86 Miracle Mets and continues to be part of the Mets' community from the broadcast booth.

Five years ago Hernandez recieved less than five percent of the vote to be put in the Hall of Fame, which ended his eligibility. But does he even belong in the Hall?

The answer to that question is...hell yes! The man has won 11 Gold Gloves making him the best defensive first baseman of all time. I can honestly stop my argument right now. However, I am going to post his very good offensive numbers.

Career Average- .296 Career OBP- .384  Hits- 2182 (648 of which were for extra bases).

I really dont know what the sports writers were thinking not voting Keith Hernandez into the HOF.

Hopefully the Veterans Committee will come through in 2011 the next and last chance Hernandez has to be inducted to a place he so rightfully deserves.