New York Mets color commentator and former first-baseman, Keith Hernandez, reveals just how much he makes from ‘Seinfeld’ now.

By Robby Sabo

Former New York Mets first-baseman (and man who starting drinking and smoking in the clubhouse during the ninth-inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series), Keith Hernandez, enjoyed an interesting playing career.

He was, of course, a St. Louis Cardinals guy. He’s also one who’s never afraid to proclaim is love for that organization on air. Regardless, his Mets career was also something worthwhile.1TWITTERSHORT

More importantly, he hooked up with Elaine Benes.

In 1992, Hernandez appeared on the eventual hit show Seinfeld in the episode “The Boyfriend, Parts 1 and 2.” It’s an episode that Jerry Seinfeld has routinely called his “favorite.”

Hernandez recently told the New York Post just how much he still makes off of the episodes:

“So I’m going to say I get a check every month,” he recently told “Nothing less than six weeks. They show it all the time. It’s international and everything.

“It used to be almost $1,000. It diminishes as the years go by. So it gives me around $3,000 per year. I’ll take it. For doing nothing. So you can imagine what Jerry gets. The principal actors, what they get.”

Hernandez also came back for the series finale in 1998 as the foursome were being tried for the “Good Samaritan Law.”

Yes, he is Keith Hernandez.

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