Keith Hernandez says he still makes $3,000 a year from 'Seinfeld' royalties
Keith Hernandez makes $3,000/year from 'Seinfeld'
Keith Hernandez accumulated 2,182 hits over his 16-year MLB career, winning the 1979 NL MVP and making four All-Star Games in the process. He won 11 Gold Glove Awards, started at first base for the 1986 World Series champion Mets and has since become a staple in the team's broadcast booth.
Still, all these years later, most people just want to talk about that time he was on Seinfeld.
Hernandez appeared in two episodes in 1992, "The Boyfriend: Part 1" and "The Boyfriend: Part 2," then returned for the series finale in 1998. He recently revealed that he still earns about $3,000 per year from royalties from those three appearances.
The Brooklyn Cyclones knew that catching Hernandez's episodes in syndication wasn't enough for most diehard fans. So last year they hosted a "Salute to Seinfeld Night" when they gave out Keith Hernandez bobbleheads and everything:
The K.Hernandez "Magic Loogie" bobblehead the first 3000 fans get on Seinfeld Night w/ the Brooklyn Cyclones pic.twitter.com/MBBuFTXXMB- Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) July 5, 2014