Bernie was a magnificent Yankee. Did you know in 1998 he won a Gold Glove AND a World Series ring with the Yanks? Oh, and that same year he also hit .339 and won a batting title. He rocks! More importantly, Bernie always acted with a distinguished composure and showed that he was a gentleman and a sportsman during his time on the Yanks. Even more importantly, he never dogged it like some of his other teammates *ahem*.
Here is Bernie looking super dapper back in November...
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In 2006, Bernie locked in an impressive 2nd highest career doubles for any Yankee (usually I find these records super trite, but passing a great player like Donny Baseball and being as awesome as Bernie Williams earns a shout out for the achievement). Here are some other very impressive stats, found on Wikipedia, which I hate to source but Mr. Williams doesn't have an official site...
Bernie's Yankees All-Time Awesome and Not-At-All Trite Records
- 2nd all-time in doubles
- 4th all-time in walks
- 5th all-time in hits
- 5th all-time in extra-base hits
- 6th all-time in home runs
- 6th all-time in RBIs
Bernie is also an accomplished musician. Jazz isn't really my thing but it's Bernie, so I love it. Check out his performance of "Go For It" last June on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson:
I am elated to welcome him back to the Bronx on Tuesday, even if I will being welcoming him back in spirit only, since I will be watching the game either at home or at the gym, in Queens.