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Keith Hernandez Net Worth. Wife Kai Thompson, Ex-Wife Susan Hernandez

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If you’re an avid fan of baseball, you must be familiar with Keith Hernandez. Nowadays, numerous professionals are regarded as the best defensive first baseman throughout the history of baseball. But to those who are not, Hernandez is famously known as a contact hitter with a stable accuracy of striking, and his career standings are much greater than the league norm. 

This article will tackle the legendary baseball player’s net worth and personal life. Read about his wife, Kai Thompson, and ex-wife, Susan Hernandez, here.

Who is Keith Hernandez?

Keith Hernandez is a 68-year-old former baseball player. On October 20, 1953, he was born in San Francisco, California, USA. Keith’s nationality is American with a mixed Spanish, Scottish, and Irish lineage. 

He is most renowned as a member of Major League Baseball in St.Louis Cardinals and New York Mets. He was initially a St. Louis Cardinal celebrity, but his coach swapped him with the Mets during the 1983 midseason. His substitution resulted from a clash of views between him and Whitey Herzog, Cardinals manager. 

But Keith would not be opposed to the excitement of triumph for long since he and his Mets fellow player soon became among the National League’s strongest teams. He also bagged the 1979 National League MVP Award with a .296 batting average. He is also the only first baseman who secured a Gold Glove Award for 11 straight years, from 1978 to 1988. 

Image of legendary baseball player, Keith Hernandez
Keith Hernandez

After he retired from the baseball field in 1990, Keith embraced the restored stardom by being a cameo guest in the American sitcom Seinfeld. Following that, he started to accept various guest appearances in several TV series and films, such as Law & Order, The Scout, The Yards, and Ghostwriter. 

Presently, Keith Hernandez is a baseball analyst and is deemed as among the most famous TV commentators for SportsNet and WPIX, specifically broadcasting details of New York Mets games. He is also a FOX studio analyst for MLB since 2017.

Net worth

Indeed, the baseball legend is one of the richest retired American MLB. His fans are interested in his earnings and net worth. Keith makes a decent amount of wealth from his chosen career and a whopping $16 million net worth as of 2021. 

During his reign as a baseball player, he accumulated approximately $17 million just for wages. From his guest appearance in Seinfeld, he also brought home roughly $3,000 annually in syndication royalties, according to one of his interviews. 

He became well-known and is positively doing well in what he pursues.

Keith Hernandez has been married to his wife Kai Thompson since 2005

After his first unsuccessful marriage, Keith Hernandez tied the knot with Kai Thompson in 2005. 

Keith and his wife, Kai, first met around the 1990s, though it was merely a friendly meet-up. Then Kai walked down the aisle with the bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, Glenn Thompson. Sadly, Glenn lost his life during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Keith Hernandez and his ex-wife, Kai Thompson
Keith Hernandez and his ex-wife, Kai Thompson

A common colleague informed Keith what had occurred, and he reached Kai to send his condolences. They shortly began chatting more often. And their friendship blossomed in a relationship, then eventually settled down as a husband-and-wife in 2005. 

However, after living together for almost five years, things didn’t work out for the two of them, and they parted ways in February 2011. According to a witness, Keith was seen kissing one night with a beautiful Italian lady at Bottega del Vino on East 59th. And this is perhaps the reason for their separation.

He was previously married to Susan Hernandez.

The 68-year-old baseball analyst enjoys talking about anything related to baseball. However, he often evades a few topics, and that is his shattered matrimony with Susan Hernandez. There are several questionable publicized stories about this chaotic drama. 

Keith Hernandez was first married to Susan Broecker in 1979, but the two eventually split up in 1987. The reason for their divorce was not divulged to the public. 

Keith Hernandez and his first wife, Susan
Keith Hernandez and his first wife, Susan Hernandez

However, his ex-wife, Susan, had demanded a $12.5 million personal damages case against Keith but refused to make remarks on the claim. The baseball player was never seen on the court, and his lawyer attended on Keith’s behalf. 

The ex-couple shared three beautiful daughters. 

Keith Hernandez is currently living in San Francisco, while Sue and their two kids, along with her child on his previous partner, reside in St.Louis County.

Keith Hernandez and his Wife, Kai Thompson