Keith Hernandez To Headline The 2019 Queens Baseball Convention

Hernandez, circa 1977. Hernandez, circa 1977. Keith Hernandez, Ed Kranepool and Edgardo “Fonzie” Alfonzo are coming to Katch Astoria! Mark your calendars, and more importantly, get your tickets TODAY! The Queens Baseball Convention 2019 by QBC LLC is coming to Katch on January 19. Tickets are on sale now, and several packages have already been sold out. Prices range from $50 – $130, available at

The Fan Fest run by fans “about our favorite team from Flushing” will feature Autographs! Panels! Great food and beverages! Vendors with great baseball merchandise and memorabilia!

Keith Hernandez, the first captain of the New York Mets and leader of the 1986 World Series Championship team, will headline the 2019 Queens Baseball Convention organizers announced. The former MVP and batting champion, and current member of the SNY Mets broadcast team, will take part in an hour-long panel discussion which will include taking some questions from attendees to the 6th annual event. Following the panel, Mr. Hernandez will take part in an autograph session with fans.

From 1983, when he was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals,

Keith Hernandez was the everyday first baseman for the New York Mets. A 5-time All Star and 11-time Gold Glove winner, in 1986 Hernandez led the Mets to their second World Series Championship. In 1987, in recognition of his leadership, he was named the first captain in the team’s history. Hernandez retired following the 1990 season with 2,182 hits and a .296 lifetime batting average.

In 1992, Hernandez made a now famous guest appearance on Seinfeld, where he befriended Jerry and briefly dated Elaine. Six years later he reprised his role in the series finale.

In 1999 Hernandez joined Gary Cohen and fellow ‘86er Ron Darling to form SNY’s award winning Mets broadcast team.

Edgardo “Fonzie” Alfonzo will be at Queens Baseball Convention 2019. Club ambassador for the Mets, Alfonzo is in his second year as manager for the manager of the Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League, and as coach with Brookllyn in 2016. He ranks fifth in hits (1,136) and runs (614), sixth in doubles (212), seventh in RBI (538) and ninth in home runs (120) in the Mets franchise history. He was selected as an All- Star in 2000, hitting a career best .324 with 25 home run, 40 doubles and 94 RBI while helping the Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 1986. Fonzie won the Silver Slugger Award in 1999 and has more astounding stats.

Welcome Back To The QBC: Ed Kranepool

They haven’t brought back former guests to the QBC until now. Since 2019 is going to be the celebration of the 1969 Mets Championship team, QBC has decided to bring back one of their favorite guests from the first-ever Queens Baseball Convention.

Celebrate 1969 with someone who has been known as the “Real Mr. Met.” He has some great stories and loves to tell them. Everyone knows who Ed is and what he has done as a NY Mets player.

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Katch Astoria, 31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria.

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