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Yanks To Retire Bernie And Posada’s Number

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The New York Yankees announced that they will retire the numbers of Yankee legends Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada and each will have his own ceremony this season along with an already reported Andy Pettitte.

Williams, a native of Puerto Rico, was drafted by the Yankees in 1985 and made his major league debut in 1991. He played 16 seasons with the only club he has ever known and combined he batted .297, with 449 doubles, 55 triples, 287 home runs, 1,287 RBI’s and is a four-time World Series champion, five-time all star and four-time gold glove winner.

Fellow Puerto Rican native, Posada was drafted by the Yankees in 1990 and made his major league debut in 1995. The catcher also played all of his career with the Yanks and after 17 seasons, he batted .273, with 379 doubles, 275 home runs, 1,065 RBI’s and was a five-time all star, finished in the top ten in the MVP voting twice and enjoyed three world titles with the Yanks.

Both players had tremendous careers with the Bronx Bombers and deserve this honor. Now the question remains how long before the core four all have their numbers in Monument Park?

On deck in the coming years – Derek Jeter, then it will be complete.

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David Conde
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