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Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez As a young player with the Cardinals, Keith Hernandez won a batting title and shared an MVP Award in 1979 with Willie Stargell. He was also the best defensive first baseman in baseball. But his success hid a secret life of cocaine and alcohol that threatened to end his career. After Whitey Herzog traded his troublemaker away to the Mets, Hernandez cleaned up and won a title with New York in 1986. He won 11 Gold Gloves and hit just under .300 in his 17-year career which resulted in his ranking among the twenty best first basemen in history.