To spotlight the Chevy Youth Baseball program, which is entering its fourth year, SNY visited participating youth baseball teams and asked kids what they want to know about Keith Hernandez:
Keith Hernandez: Back in my St. Louis Cardinal days, late ’70s in San Diego, U.S. Pacific Fleet HQ. Always took a drive out to Point Loma which is at the mouth of San Diego Bay where all naval traffic passed through either to enter or leave port. I was lucky enough one day to see a U.S. nuclear submarine going out to sea on the surface at full speed. That was eye opening.
Joseph, Age 7: Do you get car sick?
Keith Hernandez: Never.
Laura, Age 7: How did you improve?
Keith Hernandez: Lots of proper practice and never quit.
Nico Mincolelli, Age 9: Who is the best hitter on the team?
Keith Hernandez: Best hitter? Daniel Murphy
Joshua Woodford, Age 8: At what age did you start at? When you were a kid did you ever think you would make it to the majors?
Keith Hernandez: Started at 5, first year in organized baseball (Little League) 8. No, but I dreamed of it and made it my goal in life.
Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between the New York Area Chevrolet Dealers and the communities they serve. The program provides assistance to 65 leagues by contributing over $100,000 in monetary and equipment donations.