Hernandez makes $3,000 a year in 'Seinfeld' royalties

Hernandez makes $3,000 a year in 'Seinfeld' royalties

Published Jun. 15, 2015 10:59 p.m. ET

Keith Hernandez transformed from ex-MLB player to pop-culture legend when he appeared on popular sitcom “Seinfeld” for a few episodes.

The former New York Mets first baseman appeared in two episodes of the show in 1992 as the love interest of Elaine Benes. He also appeared in the show’s finale in 1998.

Thanks to its status as one of the best shows in TV history, Seinfeld still airs multiple times daily in syndication, which means those who appeared on the show are still cashing in on royalties.

In an interview with NJ.com, Hernandez, who was a five-time All-Star and won the 1979 NL MVP, says he still pulls in about $3,000 a year in royalties.

That’s money well-earned for Hernandez! At least it should be enough to buy packs of cigarettes and hire movers whenever he needs them.

When he’s not cashing in on his Seinfeld royalties, Hernandez serves as a broadcaster for the Mets. He’s been known for falling asleep on the job and ripping on Alex Rodriguez.

As for highlights from the episodes themselves, enjoy this:


And this:

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