It has been five years since Bernie Williams
retired stopped playing baseball which means he is now included on the Hall of Fame ballot. Personally I’d like to see him be included in the Cooperstown, but I think his numbers will fall just short of inclusion.
Here is a statement from Bernie via the NY Post:
“To know your name is on the Hall of Fame ballot means you were blessed to have a long and successful career. The voting is something I have no control over,” Williams said in a statement. “I am very proud to have played my entire 16 year career for the New York Yankees, the best organization in baseball, and honored to have been part of so many amazing postseasons and four world championship teams”
Bernie finished his 16 year career with a .297 batting average, a .858 OPS, 287 home runs, 2336 hits, five All-Star game appearances, four Gold Glove awards, and one Silver Slugger. He won the 1998 batting title with a .339 average. He also won four World Series titles and the 1996 ALCS MVP.
Bernie also ranks high on a number of Yankees all-time lists including 2nd in doubles, 4th in walks, 5th in hits, 5th in extra-base hits, and 6th in home runs and RBI’s.