|01-06-2005, 02:38 PM||#1|
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Bernie Williams - Cooperstown Bound?
With all the Carlos Beltran talk lately, I decided to take a peek at Bernie Williams (who, IIRC, Beltran said was his idol). Looking at CFers since 1900, here's the list of CF with most seasons of 30+ RCAA:
OK, Bernie's no where near the Mantles, Cobbs, Speakers and Mays of the world - but, he's ahead of the Sniders and Pucketts who are in the HOF.
How about OWP, say, greater than .600? Here's the list:
Same deal as RCAA. Bernie's got nothing to be ashamed of here.
But, where Williams does take a hit is in "monster" seasons - see the following:
Just one. Bummer. And, this is probably why Bernie will not get much consideration for Cooperstown. He was real good for 7 or 9 seasons - but, only lights out in one - and, in that year (1998) he only played in 128 games.
Still, this all said, looking at the fact that he played with the Yankees for 15 years (including 2005) while doing this, the Yanks should strongly consider retiring his number when he's done. This year, he'll become only the 10th player to log 15 seasons in the pinstripes - that's nice company.
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