Hernandez was the star first baseman and resident cokehead for the New York Mets in the '80s. He's now a TV commentator for the team.
Born in San Francisco, Hernandez was quickly drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals soon after high school and made his major league debut after a few years in the minors in 1974. Recognized as a fielder first and foremost, he earned the first of his eleven consecutive Gold Gloves in 1978, but in 1979 he made a name for himself as a hitter, winning the National League batting title and MVP. He helped lead the Cardinals to their 1982 World Series win, but he surprisingly was traded to the Mets in 1983. The undisputed leader during his years with the team and a key player in the Mets' legendary 1986 World Series victory over the Red Sox, Hernandez was notorious for his aggressive playing style, discouraging players to bunt merely by his reputation and his now-illegal trademark of standing in foul territory to pick off a player at first base. Named team captain in 1987, Hernandez became the face of the franchise, with his "party hard, play harder" philosophy making him a celebrity. He briefly played for the Cincinnati Reds at the end of his career, but he has refused to fade from the public eye, from his beloved guest appearance on Seinfeld to his second career as a commentator on SNY. [Image via Getty]