With a world championship and MVP award already under his belt, Hernandez was traded from the Cards to the then-lowly Mets in '83, and he immediately made an impact. New York finished second in their division in '84 as Hernandez ranked second in MVP voting. The '85 campaign was even better, paving the way for the Mets' unforgettable '86 championship. Hernandez's 34.25", 32.5 oz. bat is a model S216 with a black-marker notation of his number "17" on the knob. Uncracked with light to medium use including various contact marks throughout the barrel.
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