I m Keith Hernandez

I m Keith Hernandez

Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping and literary memoir. New York Times Bestseller Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman.

Author: Keith Hernandez

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316395757

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping and literary memoir. New York Times Bestseller Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent--not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and competitive temperament--that transcended the sport and propelled him to a level of renown that few other athletes have achieved, including his memorable appearances on the television show Seinfeld. Now, with a striking mix of candor and self-reflection, Hernandez takes us along on his journey to baseball immortality. There are the hellacious bus rides and south-of-the-border escapades of his minor league years. His major league benchings, unending plate adjustments, and role in one of the most exciting batting races in history against Pete Rose. Indeed, from the Little League fields of Northern California to the dusty proving grounds of triple-A ball to the grand stages of Busch Stadium and beyond, I'm Keith Hernandez reveals as much about America's favorite pastime as it does about the man himself. What emerges is an honest and compelling assessment of the game's past, present, and future--a memoir that showcases one of baseball's most unique and experienced minds at his very best.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

I m Keith Hernandez

I m Keith Hernandez

A Memoir Keith Hernandez. conversation but also feeds conversation. That's why it's the national pastime: it fits in with our own stories, ballplayers or not. Baseball is additive rather than disruptive or merely benign.

Author: Keith Hernandez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316395762

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping literary memoir and New York Times bestseller. Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, he was a perennial fan favorite, earning eleven consecutive Gold Gloves, a National League co-MVP Award, and a batting title. But it was his unique blend of intelligence, humor, and talent -- not to mention his unflappable leadership, playful antics, and competitive temperament -- that transcended the sport and propelled him to a level of renown that few other athletes have achieved, including his memorable appearances on the television show Seinfeld. Now, with a striking mix of candor and self-reflection, Hernandez takes us along on his journey to baseball immortality. There are the hellacious bus rides and south-of-the-border escapades of his minor league years. His major league benchings, unending plate adjustments, and role in one of the most exciting batting races in history against Pete Rose. Indeed, from the Little League fields of Northern California to the dusty proving grounds of triple-A ball to the grand stages of Busch Stadium and beyond, I'm Keith Hernandez reveals as much about America's favorite pastime as it does about the man himself. What emerges is an honest and compelling assessment of the game's past, present, and future: a memoir that showcases one of baseball's most unique and experienced minds at his very best.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Major League Turbulence

Major League Turbulence

Pearlman, The Bad Guys Won, 46. 2. Keith Hernandez, I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir (Boston: Little Brown, 2018). 3. Hernandez, I'm Keith Hernandez, 118. 4. Mike Kiley, “Padres' Hoyt Still Baffled by Sox Trade,” Chicago Tribune, May 10, ...

Author: Douglas M. Branson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 257

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The decades between the late 1960s counterculture and the advent of steroid use in the late 1980s bought tumult to Major League Baseball. Dock Ellis (Pirates, Yankees) and Dick Allen (Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox) epitomized the era with recreational drug use (Ellis), labor strife (Allen), and the questioning of authority. Both men were Black Power advocates at a time when the movement was growing in baseball. In the 1970s and 1980s, Marvin Miller and the Major League Baseball Players Association fought numerous, mostly victorious battles with MLB and team owners. This book chronicles a turbulent period in baseball, and in American life, that led directly to the performance-enhancing drug era and the dramatically changed nature of the game.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Pure Baseball

Pure Baseball

Presents an analysis for serious baseball fans that focuses on two spectacular 1993 games to elucidate key bullpen and on-field strategies

Author: Keith Hernandez

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: UOM:39015032522586

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 259

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Presents an analysis for serious baseball fans that focuses on two spectacular 1993 games to elucidate key bullpen and on-field strategies
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Life Accomplished A Memoir

Life Accomplished  A Memoir

Keith Hernandez quickly was becoming my baseball idol. His Cardinals won the 1982 World Series, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games. In Game 6, Hernandez and Cardinals catcher Darrell Porter hit home runs in a 131 St. Louis ...

Author: Perry Iasiello

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312187740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Life Accomplished is an inspirational story about a father recovering from and learning to live with the insidious symptoms of the rare autoimmune syndromes called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Boom and Bust in St Louis

Boom and Bust in St  Louis

Stranger to the Game: The Autobiography of Bob Gibson (New York: Penguin Books, 1996). Gies, Joseph, and Robert Shoemaker. Stars of the Series: A Complete History of ... Hernandez, Keith. I'm Keith Hernandez: A Memoir (New York: Little ...

Author: Jon David Cash

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680835

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The St. Louis Cardinals, despite winning more World Series than any Major League franchise except for the New York Yankees, have seen their share of dry spells when they were shut out of the postseason. Like the American economy, the Cardinals have seen their fortunes cycle through prolonged ups and downs, with booms in 1885-1888, 1926-1946, 1964-1968, 1982-1987 and 1996-2011, and busts in 1889-1925, 1947-1963, 1969-1981 and 1988-1995. Drawing on years of research, this book chronicles the Cardinals' periods of success and failure and explains the reasons behind them.
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If These Walls Could Talk New York Mets

If These Walls Could Talk  New York Mets

Few fan bases display as much rabid devotion to their team as the New York Mets', win or lose. That spirit is celebrated in this colorful collection of stories about the Lovable Losers.

Author: Mike Puma

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 9781641256100

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Mike Puma of the New York Post provides insight into the team's inner sanctum as only he can The New York Mets are one of the most historic teams in Major League Baseball, with superstars over the years including Jacob deGrom, Mike Piazza, David Wright, and Tom Seaver. Aided by dozens of new, exclusive interviews, readers will gain the perspective of players, coaches, and personnel from Mets history in moments of greatness as well as defeat, making for a keepsake no fan will want to miss. Few fan bases display as much rabid devotion to their team as the New York Mets', win or lose. That spirit is celebrated in this colorful collection of stories about the Lovable Losers. The If These Walls Could Talk series is a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between in your team's history. Other New York titles include: •If These Walls Could Talk: New York Giants •If These Walls Could Talk: New York Yankees •If These Walls Could Talk: New York Jets
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Philadelphia Titan The Adam Renfroe Jr Story

The Philadelphia Titan The Adam Renfroe Jr  Story

Keith Hernandez in 2018 published a memoir immodestly called I'm Keith Hernandez. Lonnie Smith, the star witness, played in three World Series with three different teams but last was heard from nationally more than a decade ago when a ...

Author: Adam Renfroe,

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781684560486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

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Adam Renfroe, Jr. is the Philadelphia Titan. "Adam said he was gonna tell the truth in a book one day, and boy, did he ever tell it in this book" (a quote from a friend). Starting with a book proposal entitled "No Justice, Just Us: What Went Wrong with Major League Baseball," former Philadelphia attorney and baseball fan Adam Renfroe, Jr. set out to tell his personal and career-ending story about his 1985 courtroom battle with MLB and the Federal Government. A number of National League basebal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

If at First

If at First

The Golden Glove first baseman gives a day-by-day account of the New York Mets' 1985 season, both on and off the field, and also briefly discusses the team's 1986 championship season

Author: Keith Hernandez

Publisher: Select Penguin

ISBN: 0140099115

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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The Golden Glove first baseman gives a day-by-day account of the New York Mets' 1985 season, both on and off the field, and also briefly discusses the team's 1986 championship season
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Shea Good Bye

Shea Good Bye

Opinionated, funny, urbane, and unafraid to poke holes in the team or himself, Hernandez is a master at relating the unseen game on the field. Shea Good-Bye carries on the high standards of Hernandez's earlier best-selling books.

Author: Keith Hernandez

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1600781705

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

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To many New Yorkers who came of age in the 1980s as Mets fans, Keith Hernandez is the Mets. Two decades after his last game in a New York uniform, the first captain in Mets history is still with them, literally. He's spent most of the last decade in the broadcast booth at Shea Stadium watching the rise and fall of the club and, just as he did when he played, calling it as he sees it. Opinionated, funny, urbane, and unafraid to poke holes in the team or himself, Hernandez is a master at relating the unseen game on the field. The subtle movements and positioning that even the most avid fan can't recognize are easily spotted by the sharp eyes of "Mex." Hernandez has the ability to translate his prodigious baseball achievements as a player into an unrivaled understanding of the game on the field. His acerbic wit and sense of humor are mixed with a pointed, no-nonsense assessment of what he's observing. Shea Good-Bay carries on the high standards of Hernandez's earlier best-selling books. He recalls Shea Stadium both fondly and matter-of-factly in its last year of existence, lamenting the loss of the stadiums he knew, replaced with flashier bandboxes that favor home runs and negate strategy. He looks at the 2008 season and all the hope that arrived with the Johan Santana deal and how much of the optimism went out the window with the team's stumble out of the gate. He speaks frankly on the taint of steroids in the Mitchell Report and how the game has been compromised, as well as the firing of Willie Randolph. Shea Good-Bye looks at the past, present, and future of the Mets and baseball with reflection, insight, and smiles. Only someone who has controlled the carnivorous New York press fromhis locker--crossword puzzle in hand--can explain what is expected of a ballplayer and a ball--club in New York. It isn't for everybody, and no one has lived the life of a New York ballplayer like Keith Hernandez.
Categories: Sports & Recreation