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Mets to retire Keith Hernandez’s No. 17 during 2022 season

The New York Mets have announced that former All-Star and current broadcaster Keith Hernandez will be honored in a ceremony to retire his No. 17 jersey on July 9.

This brings the count of numbers retired by the Mets to the following:

14: Gil Hodges
31: Mike Piazza
36: Jerry Koosman
37: Casey Stengel
41: Tom Seaver
42: Jackie Robinson* (he never played for the Mets, but his number is retired by every team)

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

Statement from Hernandez:

“I’m thrilled. This is truly a special honor that lasts beyond a lifetime. I can’t thank Steve and Alex Cohen and the Mets Hall of Fame Committee enough. I was very emotional when Steve called to let me know about the number retirement. This is the highest honor an organization can bestow upon a player. I also want to thank Mets fans, who have treated me like family since I arrived in 1983.”



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