One quick thought on the Cardinals Hall of Fame now that this year's nominees are out.
He shared National League MVP honors with Hall of Famer Willie Stargell in 1979. He helped the Cardinals win a World Series in 1982. Six of his 11 Gold Glove seasons and two of his five All-Star appearances came with the Cardinals.
Between 1976 and 1982, Hernandez averaged .302 with a .391 on-base percentage and a .453 slugging percentage. That’s an OPS of .844, which ranked 15th among the 90 MLB hitters who had more than 3,000 at-bats during those seven seasons.