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Bernie Williams, retired New York Yankee, now plays something else

Retired New York Yankee Bernie Williams didn’t have to worry about his livelihood after he played his last inning. Some former players — If they’re lucky — go to fan conventions and make a cut signing autographs and mugging for selfies. Some may open a sports theme restaurant. Others open a baseball camp, some coach at a college or high school. Still others let all that fitness...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

My thoughts on the Bernie Williams ceremony -- and yes, I think his number should have been retired

Pete Campbell's Chip N' Dip!I Squawked Sunday night about New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick's (incorrect) ire over Bernie Williams Night being held the Sunday before Memorial Day. But I didn't write about the ceremony itself. There was good reason for that.That is because I was at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on Sunday, checking out the excellent "Mad Men" exhibit...
Via Subway Squawkers
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Core Four Honors Bernie, Watches Yankees Fall Back to .500

Not even the presence of the Core Four + Bernie Williams could propel the Yankees to a win last night against the Texas Rangers.Derek Jeter, in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since his walk off single last September, was joined by the rest of the recent Yankees dynasty in celebrating an all too often overlooked Williams, who had his #51 retired by the Yankees and a plaque...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Shocker: The New York Post's Phil Mushnick sounds like a crank about Bernie Williams Night

I think that New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick frequently makes good points, and can be a much-needed force for good in the New York sports media. This recent column is not one of those times.Mushnick is irate that Bernie Wiliams Night was being held tonight. the sports columnist writes:So the Yankees had to choose the Sunday before Memorial Day, a holiday when tributes are traditionally...
Via Subway Squawkers
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome back, Captain -- Jeter makes first return to Yankee Stadium

  Bernie Williams stood in front of the pitcher's mound, flanked by Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, all clothed in finely tailored business suits rather than the pinstriped baseball uniforms in which they earned fame and fortune. The fab five appeared together in public for the first time Sunday night as formers -- former teammates, former All-Stars...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeter returns to Yankee Stadium as Williams' No. 51 retired

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter made his first public appearance at Yankee Stadium since retiring to help celebrate the retirement of Bernie Williams' No. 51. Jeter was introduced after former teammates Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera on Sunday night, earning a standing ovation from fans prior to the game against Texas. Jeter, the Yankees captain, retired last fall after...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

On Bernie Williams Day, 'Monument Park,'' a song about him from The Baseball Project

On the day that Bernie Williams has his number retired and gets a spot in Monument Park, here's The Baseball Project's "Monument Park," about Bernie. It's from the group's recent show at the Hall of Fame. And for you trivia buffs ... before the song, they noted that Bernie is probably the only player in history who has received both votes for the Hall of Fame and a Grammy nomination...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Bernie's Bash at Yankee Stadium, Price returns

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday: --- BERNIE'S BASH The New York Yankees will retire the No. 51 worn by Bernie Williams and unveil his plaque in Monument Park before the night game vs. Texas. The Yankees will wear special patches on their hats to honor the longtime center fielder. The team plans to do the same for Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte in August...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic Number Revisited

The magic number is 2, remember?Once we eke out our 2 runs, and no other offense appears via home runs, the Yankees are finished for the day.  No extra base hits, no lead-off hitters on base.  Just an endless, and boringly predictable, series of strike outs, meek ground balls, and pop-ups....some, reaching the outfield.As soon as Washington had two runs, I knew the game was over...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

With Yankees' Continued Strong Play, Secondary Prices Increase Above Pricing On Yankees.com

After going through some struggles in the very beginning of the season, the Yankees have settled down and gotten into their rhythm, having won 10 of their past 13 to move to move to 13-9 on the year and in first place in the AL East division entering May. New York’s current stretch has been very impressive, as they’ve won four straight series. That also includes taking care...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Subway Series Game 1: Winter is coming

The good news is that Squawker Lisa was able to score us some decent seats just hours before the game. As far as I'm concerned, that's pretty much where the good news ends. By the third inning, it was 6-0 Yankees, and since we were sitting in the 200 level toward the right field corner, we had a good view of all the Yankee homers sailing over the short right field porch. And the...
Via Subway Squawkers
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams officially retires from Yankees, 9 years after final game

  Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired — finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series opener...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams finally retires 9 years later

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired - finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Coming Crisis: Available Uniform Numbers Are Vanishing

Much of the discussion concerning the 2015 Yankees has been centered on the team's slow start and the return of Alex Rodriguez. But there is another issue lurking just beneath the surface: if they keep retiring numbers, the Yankees will eventually run out of uniform numbers to issue. Slated to be shelved permanently this season are the numbers of Bernie Williams (Number 51 on May...
Via Lady At The Bat
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams to (Finally) Retire

From the “How/Why is This a Thing We’re Talking About Department” comes this. .@bw51official will formally sign his retirement papers at a press conference on Friday at Yankee Stadium. pic.twitter.com/kX7KAXjlTZ — New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 22, 2015 That’s right…3127 days (or 8 years, 6 months and 23 days) since his last regular season at bat, Bernie Williams...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie to retire Friday; what's keeping Beltran?

The battle for ink in NYC is so bleak that the Yankees are now staging rank publicity stunts to capture attention. What's next? Hal Steinbrenner wearing dresses? Suzyn dating Kanye? Those back page headlines don't write themselves. Friday, Bernie Williams will step to the podium and announce his retirement. Not from music. From baseball. It's a joke, get it? Bernie has never officially...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees’ Bernie Williams will formally retire on Friday

Bernie Williams hasn’t played a Major League game since 2006, but he never officially retired from baseball until Friday, when the New York Yankees will honor Williams with a retirement ceremony. Williams will be joined by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and assistant general manager Jean Afterman at the event.  The Yankees will unveil a logo related to the retirement...
Via Sports-Glory
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams Officially Announces Retirement

Procrastination leads to contemplation. An abeyance of structure creates soul-searching, while figuring out the next chapter in one’s life. For the past eight years, former Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams wrestled with those feelings and future aspirations, waiting for the right moment to file his baseball retirement papers. This Friday the Yankees will make things official...
Via Baseball Essential
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s official, 9 years later: Bernie Williams retiring

It's official, 9 years later: Bernie Williams retiring
Via Philly Sports Live
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Reign delay: Bernie Williams to retire as a Yankee on Friday

  The Yankees say Bernie Williams will sign a minor-league contract Friday and then retire, nine years after playing his last game. New York said Wednesday it will host a news conference with Williams before Friday night's game against the Mets, and Williams will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Williams became a free agent after the 2006 season, declined the Yankees' offer...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams to sign minor league deal with Yanks, then retire

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees say Bernie Williams will sign a minor league contract Friday and then retire, nine years after playing his last game. New York said Wednesday it will host a news conference with Williams before Friday night's game against the Mets, and Williams will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Williams became a free agent after the 2006 season, declined the Yankees...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa's Bernie Williams Night / NY Post Call is the Best of the Week

There's a rule in radio...2 minutes max with a caller. Glad Mike Francesa, after 30 years, doesn't know that.NY Post's Mike Vaccaro wrote a column about honoring Graig Nettles & Willie Randolph on Bernie Williams Night.I don't understand.They all played for the Yankees. I don't understand.It was in the Post, Mike Vaccaro wrote it in the Post.It's Bernie Williams' night.But they...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the New York Yankees Running out of Numbers?

The New York Yankees have already let it be known that they will be retiring the numbers worn by catcher Jorge Posada (20), pitcher Andy Pettitte (46), and outfielder Bernie Williams (51) during this upcoming season. Of course, the next number to be withheld from anyone else will the one belonging to newly-retired shortstop Derek Jeter’s (2). Jeter’s number will be the last...
Via Baseball Essential
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Maier’s Glove Sells for over $22,000 at Auction

Some of you are too young to remember when Jeffrey Maier made headlines around the sports world with an ill-fated attempt to catch a fly ball during the New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles AL Championship series back in 1996. Here’s some of the back story. With the Yankees trailing Baltimore 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 1 of the series, shortstop Derek Jeter hit...
Via Sportsnaut
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Retire #51

Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra. Yankee legends dot Monument Park, their numbers and facsimiles added to the historic walk that brings pride to every NY fan. While these players will forever be remembered as some of the greatest in baseball, there is a new generation of legends headed to Monument Park this year. Andy Pettitte, Yankee prized pitcher, and Jorge Posada, one of...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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