• Ball Four

    Posted by on December 26th, 2005 · Comments (2)

    Here’s a trivia question for the Yankees fan in your life:

    Q: Who are the five batters to earn 1,000 or more base on balls while wearing the Yankees pinstripes?

    A: Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig………OK, those are the easy ones…

    ….and………

    Willie Randolph and Bernie Williams.

    And, it’s a club that looks to be “un-joined” until at least around the year 2011 when Derek Jeter could join it.

    I wonder, if you asked this question to every fan going to Opening Day at the Stadium next year, how many would be able to name all five?

    Willie is the kicker. Unless you really appreciated what he did for New York from 1976 through 1988, and knew he had one of the best eyes in the game at that time, you would not think of him to be in this group.

    Comments on Ball Four

    1. Seamus
      December 27th, 2005 | 10:15 am

      I always loved Willie growing up. I’m always pleased to see his career with the Yankees given the appreciation it deserves!

    2. Raf
      December 27th, 2005 | 1:59 pm

      Willie is the kicker. Unless you really appreciated what he did for New York from 1976 through 1988, and knew he had one of the best eyes in the game at that time, you would not think of him to be in this group.
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      Like Roy White, it’s hard to be appreciated when you don’t make any waves and just do your job.

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