Today in Tribe History: December 7, 1989

Cleveland adds a veteran big bat to the lineup with the signing of free agent first baseman Keith Hernandez to a two-year, $3.5 million contract.

The 36-year-old lefty is a five-time National League All-Star and won the NL MVP in 1979. After his first ten Major League seasons in St. Louis, where he won a World Series in 1982, he spent seven seasons in the Big Apple, winning another ring with the Mets in 1986.

An eleven-time Gold Glove winner, he was slated to help the Indians at first base, but was limited to just 46 games in the 1990 season while batting .200 with one home run and eight runs batted in. He will spend the entire 1991 season on the disabled list.

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