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Keith Hernandez Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to Wednesday's quiz:

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1. Though he wore No. 18 for his first two seasons in St. Louis, Keith Hernandez switched to No. 37 for the rest of his years as a Cardinal. He wore No. 17 when he joined the New York Mets because No. 37 is retired in honor of Casey Stengel.

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2. Before the 1975 season, the Cardinals traded Joe Torre to the Mets (for Ray Sadecki and Tommy Moore) to pave the way for Hernandez to take over full time at first base.

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3. Hernandez won 11 consecutive Gold Gloves (1978 to 1988), which is a record for first basemen.

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4. In his 1979 MVP season, Hernandez led the National League in batting average (.344), runs (116) and doubles (48).

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5. Elaine broke up with Hernandez on Seinfeld because he smoked, which prompted Jerry to remark, "You know you're like going out with C. Everett Koop."

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