359 - Keith Hernandez: Talent & Obsession (A Formula for Grit)


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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


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

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