[Discuss Bernie Williams]
Bernie Williams
Bernabe (Figueroa) Williams
Born: 9/13/1968 in San Juan, P.R.
Weight: 180 lb.      Height: 6'2"
Bats: B                 Throws: R

Batting Pitching Fielding Salaries Achievements HoF Manager
YearAgeTeamLgGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
199122NYAAL853204376194334105485701234.238.336.350.686
199223NYAAL62261397314252676293611205.280.354.406.760
199324NYAAL1395676715231412689953106441317.268.333.400.734
199425NYAAL1084088011829112571696154231211.289.384.453.837
199526NYAAL144563931732991882867598152312.307.392.487.878
199627NYAAL143551108168267291021748272801715.305.391.535.926
199728NYAAL129509107167356211001587380710810.328.408.544.952
199829NYAAL12849910116930526971597481910419.339.422.575.997
199930NYAAL15859111620228625115910100951710511.342.435.536.971
200031NYAAL1415371081653763012113571841150315.307.391.566.957
200132NYAAL146540102166380269411578671160915.307.395.522.917
200233NYAAL15461210220437219102848397730119.333.415.493.908
200334NYAAL119445771171911564507161830221.263.367.411.778
200435NYAAL1485611051472912270158596521219.262.360.435.795
200536NYAAL141485531211911264125375111616.249.321.367.688
200637NYAAL131420651182901261203353521614.281.332.436.768
16 Seasons 2076786913662336449552871257147871069121297391264223.297.381.477.858

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOIBBHBPSHSFDPBAOBPSLGOPS
199526NYAALDS2521892025107310000429.571.8101.381
199627NYAALCS519693026105410000474.583.9471.531
199627NYAALDS2415570035112100010467.5001.0671.567
199627NYAWS624340014103610001167.259.292.551
199728NYAALDS1517321001004301001118.318.176.495
199829NYAWS41621001300251000063.167.250.417
199829NYAALDS23110000000014000020.083.000.083
199829NYAALCS621481005117400001381.536.429.964
199930NYAALCS520351012102500000250.318.450.768
199930NYAALDS2311241016001201000364.462.7271.189
199930NYAWS413230000104230001231.412.231.643
200031NYAALCS6235101013102311011435.481.6091.090
200031NYAALDS1520353001011400010250.273.400.673
200031NYAWS518220011005520000111.304.278.582
200132NYAALCS517440035015400001235.409.7651.174
200132NYAALDS2518443005013300002222.333.389.722
200132NYAWS724251001004600000208.321.250.571
200233NYAALDS1415451013003200002333.444.6001.044
200334NYAWS6255102025002200011400.429.7201.149
200334NYAALDS1415362003002210010400.444.533.978
200334NYAALCS726551002004300000192.300.231.531
200435NYAALCS73641130210000500000306.306.556.861
200435NYAALDS2418251013001200004278.316.500.816
200536NYAALDS2519242001001300010211.238.316.554
200637NYAALDS1130000000002000000.000.000.000
12 Post Seasons 1214658312829022808571851130617.275.371.480.850
YearAgeTeamLgWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Pitching Records Found

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHERHRBBSOERAIBBWPHBPBKBFPGFR
No Post Season Pitching Records Found
YearAgeTeamLgPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
199122NYAALCF8585754.12303500.979
199122NYAALOF8585754.12303500.979
199223NYAALCF5554485.11693110.994
199223NYAALLF443781001.000
199223NYAALOF6261551.11875120.995
199223NYAALRF4329101011.000
199324NYAALCF1391391225.13665400.989
199324NYAALOF1391391225.13665400.989
199425NYAALCF107104938.22767320.990
199425NYAALOF107104938.22777320.990
199526NYAALCF1441431274.24281800.982
199526NYAALOF1441431274.24311800.982
199627NYAALCF140140123133410530.986
199627NYAALDH20
199627NYAALOF140140123133310530.986
199728NYAALCF1281271122.22692210.993
199728NYAALOF1281271122.22692210.993
199829NYAALCF1231231095.12994300.990
199829NYAALDH50
199829NYAALOF1231231095.12984310.990
199930NYAALCF1551531354.23819530.987
199930NYAALDH20
199930NYAALOF1551531354.23829530.987
200031NYAALCF13713611703532011.000
200031NYAALDH40
200031NYAALOF13713611703532011.000
200132NYAALCF1441441266.23483210.994
200132NYAALDH10
200132NYAALOF1451441266.23483210.994
200233NYAALCF1471471317.13502510.986
200233NYAALDH70
200233NYAALOF1471471317.13482510.986
200334NYAALCF1151131001.12903110.997
200334NYAALDH40
200334NYAALOF1151131001.12903110.997
200435NYAALCF9793830.12142110.995
200435NYAALDH500
200435NYAALOF9793830.12142110.995
200536NYAALCF11299862.22266210.991
200536NYAALDH230
200536NYAALOF11299862.22266210.991
200637NYAALCF2823200440001.000
200637NYAALDH300
200637NYAALLF5541120001.000
200637NYAALOF8977666.11541100.994
200637NYAALRF5849425.1981100.990
16 Seasons 3980376833325.1941113096350.990

Post Season

YearAgeTeamRoundPosGGSInnPOAEDPPBFP
199526NYAALDS2CF5550130001.000
199627NYAALCSCF5547200001.000
199627NYAALDS2CF4439100001.000
199627NYAWSCF6655160001.000
199728NYAALDS1CF5543.170001.000
199829NYAWSCF443660001.000
199829NYAALDS2CF332780001.000
199829NYAALCSCF6656140001.000
199930NYAALCSCF5544131001.000
199930NYAALDS2CF3327150001.000
199930NYAWSCF443720001.000
200031NYAWSCF5547100001.000
200031NYAALDS1CF5544100001.000
200031NYAALCSCF6653140001.000
200132NYAALCSCF554590100.900
200132NYAALDS2CF5545130001.000
200132NYAWSCF7763.1121001.000
200233NYAALDS1CF4434150001.000
200334NYAWSCF6655160001.000
200334NYAALDS1CF443690100.900
200334NYAALCSCF7764120001.000
200435NYAALCSCF7769.2211001.000
200435NYAALDS2CF444151001.000
200536NYAALDS2CF321950001.000
11 Post Seasons 1181171077.12754200.993
YearAgeTeamLeagueSalary
199122NYAAL$100,000
199223NYAAL$125,000
199324NYAAL$150,000
199425NYAAL$225,000
199526NYAAL$400,000
199627NYAAL$3,000,000
199728NYAAL$5,300,000
199829NYAAL$8,300,000
199930NYAAL$9,857,143
200031NYAAL$12,357,143
200132NYAAL$12,357,143
200233NYAAL$12,357,143
200334NYAAL$12,357,143
200435NYAAL$12,357,143
200536NYAAL$12,357,143
200637NYAAL$1,500,000
Total for 16 Records $103,100,001
Average for 16 Records $6,443,750
YearAgeLeagueAward
199627ALALCS MVP
199728ALGold Glove - OF
199829ALGold Glove - OF
199930ALGold Glove - OF
200031ALGold Glove - OF
200233ALSilver Slugger - OF
YearAgeVotersBallotsRequiredVotesPct.InductedCategory
No Hall of Fame Votes Found
YearAgeTeamLgDiv#GWLPct.Div RankPly/Mgr
No Managerial Records Found

Player Discussion

[Bernie Williams Topics] Yankees Bury Bernie Williams Under New Stadium For Good Luck
erniecamacho : April 17, 2008 12:49 PM

From The Onion

NEW YORK—Citing a need for physical and spiritual cleansing after a Boston Red Sox fan entombed a David Ortiz jersey in the floor of the new facility, the New York Yankees buried former centerfielder Bernie Williams under 4,650 pounds of concrete Wednesday in the foundation of the new Yankee Stadium for good luck.

According to team sources, the instant the 39-year-old Williams was completely submerged in the rapidly setting structural material, stopping his voice as his lungs and mouth filled with concrete, the sun broke through the clouds and shone on the yet-incomplete field. Yankees part-owner Hank Steinbrenner called the occurrence a sign indicating that the "Curse Of A Red Sox Fan's David Ortiz Jersey" had been reversed, and that God was once again on the Yankees' side.

"Any attempt to put a hex on the New York Yankees has been successfully averted," Steinbrenner told reporters while standing over the still-wet concrete slab beneath which, judging by the sluggish ripples and lopsided bubbles in the hardening agglomerate, Williams still struggled. "Not that this organization believes in curses. We're the Yankees. We believe the success of our team is based purely on our players and their on-field performance. And we act accordingly."

"However," Steinbrenner continued, "Bernie was on our last World Series team in 2000, so we figured burying him under our new home certainly couldn't hurt. Also, he was available, and his appearance fee was quite reasonable."

The burial ceremony, which delayed the completion of the stadium approximately three weeks and cost roughly $1.5 million—$1,000 of which will go to Bernie Williams' family—involved placing Williams into a six-foot-deep concrete hole directly where the tattered Red Sox jersey was found.

Dressed in his full Yankees uniform and batting helmet, and clutching an autographed ball signed by all members of Yankees' 1996 World Series team, Williams was lowered into the ground and then covered with a combination of concrete, fly ash, slag cement, and coarse aggregate consisting mostly of gravel limestone.

Though Yankees officials did not allow Williams' family to attend the burial, citing the fact they were not "true Yankees," they permitted the former centerfielder to take with him a picture of his wife and three children after Williams provided video evidence proving that all of his family members were present and cheered during the Yankees' championship run between 1996 and 2000.

"Now, we're not necessarily hoping that having him in the foundation will mean our outfielders will start throwing like Bernie, our hitters will begin hitting like him, or our faster baserunners will start running like him," Yankees first-year coach Joe Girardi said. "Most of our guys are already better than he was. We just know—and this is what I told Bernie's family—that the good deed of letting a former Yankee permanently come home will be recognized by the baseball gods and will translate into Yankee victories, which will be good for the entire human race."

Williams, who was smiling from the moment he arrived at the new stadium until his face could no longer be seen, was grateful for the opportunity.

"I would do anything to help this ballclub win another World Series," Williams shouted up to reporters while standing in rapidly filling pit. "Just to be part of this organization again in some capacity is an honor and privilege. And even though I haven't received a thank you from the Steinbrenner family, I know they are appreciative."

"This is what it means to be a lifelong Yankgluh [sic]," Williams attempted to add.

According to Yankees president Randy Levine, the organization had been discussing various ways to exorcize the curse of the buried Red Sox jersey, under which the Yankees went an "unacceptable" 4-4. Levine said that it was Hal Steinbrenner who suggested submerging a former or current player in concrete as a good luck charm.

Interoffice e-mails confirm that players who made the short list were Yogi Berra, Paul O'Neill, and current Yankee outfielder Shelley Duncan.

"Truth be told, we didn't even think of Bernie," Levine said. "But then we got a call from his agent. It took a bit of convincing on their part, but in the end it seemed like this fulfilled both of our needs."

"By giving Bernie this chance, we have once again proven why we are the classiest organization in all of sports," Levine added. "Lesser teams would have overreacted to this whole curse thing and buried Derek Jeter."

When asked if burial in the new stadium guaranteed that Williams' No. 51 would be retired in the new Monument Park, both Steinbrenners had no comment, saying only that they appreciated Mr. Williams' commitment to the team.

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