1. P Neil Allen and P Rick Ownbey to St. Louis Cardinals for 1B Keith Hernandez (June, 1983)

Franchise-changing would be an understatement in describing the impact of Keith Hernandez on the Mets. Even if he didn’t lead the Mets to a World Championship, what would we do without his SNY commentary?

Sporting a .297 batting average over seven seasons in New York, Hernandez was as consistent an asset as you could ask for since his acquisition in 1983.

Key to the Mets World Championship in ’86, the 11-time Gold Glover hit .310 that season with an All-Star Game nod, and finished 4th in MVP voting.

Many would argue that Keith deserves a bust in Cooperstown, New York. No one would dispute his value toward winning the second World Series in Mets history.

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