The Mets announced Tuesday night that they will retire Keith Hernandez‘s number 17 this summer, making him the fourth player in franchise history to earn the honor.
In the statement released by the Mets, Hernandez said “this is truly a special honor that lasts beyond a lifetime.” He also said that “This is the highest honor an organization can bestow upon a player.”
“Keith was the first captain in team history and a great leader and catalyst on that ’86 championship team,” Steve Cohen said. “We made a promise to continue celebrating and honoring our tremendous history and this is another deserving step in that direction.”
The Mets are hosting a Zoom call with Hernandez and team president Sandy Alderson at 1:30 p.m. It will be streamed on SNY digital platforms. Tell us your favorite Keith moments and memories in the comments.