New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez tells Tucker Carlson how ‘Seinfeld’ gave him ‘one other life’

New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez recounted how he made a good greater title for himself after his retirement from skilled baseball in 1990.

The former Mets nice joined ‘Tucker Carlson Today’ on Wednesday to debate his awards-filled Major League Baseball profession and how one sitcom by the title of seinfeld ‘gave him one other life’ following baseball retirement.


Hernandez set the MLB alight whereas taking part in for the St. Louis Cardinals and subsequently the New York Mets, incomes a number of National League Golden Gloves, All-Star appearances, a league MVP, and two World Series titles.

Former New York Met and present broadcaster Keith Hernandez speaks throughout a press convention earlier than a sport between the Mets and the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on July 09, 2022 in New York City.
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After retiring in 1990 following an damage, Hernandez had a profession change that stored him within the highlight.

This time, he wasn’t taking part in below the spotlights within the stadium, however within the lights earlier than a studio viewers.


He shared with Tucker Carlson how he managed to get known as up from his final agent Scott Boras for the ‘iconic’ sitcom seinfeld

“I obtained this name… ‘they need you to do a sitcom, I imply, they need you to do the present, the “Seinfeld” present.’ And I do not watch primetime as a result of, to today, I do not, however as a result of we had been taking part in evening video games. I did not watch TV.” Hernandez began out, detailing his cellphone name with Boras.

“And I am going, ‘the “Seinfeld” present?’ He goes, ‘they need you to only go to LA and do the shoot;’ he goes, ‘minimal traces,’ and I am going, OK, and very first thing I stated, nicely, how a lot?’ he jested, earlier than revealing that NBC would pay him fifteen grand for what was his first ever appearing expertise.

SEINFELD -- Season 9 -- Pictured: (lr) Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld

SEINFELD — Season 9 — Pictured: (lr) Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld
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“I used to be scared to dying,” Hernandez advised Carson.

Despite his concern, Hernandez match proper in as himself with ‘the present about nothing’, telling Carlson how the present’s co-creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David had been baseball followers – with Seinfeld being a fan of Hernandez himself as a New York Mets supporter.

“And that is how they formed that present. They advised me, that was the second 12 months of the present, I imagine, or perhaps the third, and the present hadn’t actually taken off. And Larry advised me later that they knew they felt that they had a winner. And that they had it written for an hour to make use of on sweeps. And it was all reliant on how I got here off.”


SEINFELD “The Finale: Part 1& 2” Episode 23 & 24 Pictured: (lr) John O’Hurley as J. Peterman, Keith Hernandez as himself, Wayne Knight as Newman (Photo by Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images)
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Carlson requested Hernandez if he has stored up with the solid members since his appearing debut, to which Hernandez shared that he and Seinfeld nonetheless share a bond over baseball – and even catch Mets video games collectively.


Hernandez shared how his life was modified from being an illustrious baseball participant to that of a star on the long-lasting sitcom.

“This gave me one other life. Seinfeld was round the entire society of America and abroad,” he stated. “People nonetheless know me from that present. And it is arduous to actually understand. When I take a look at it, I get embarrassed. But it is over 30 years in the past, for crying out loud.”

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