• 33% Of The Time, Bernie Was ‘The Man’

    Posted by on February 22nd, 2009 · Comments (1)

    Here’s a fun little stat/list via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia:

    Since 1973 (when Big Stein took over the team) – Yankees players with the most seasons where they qualified for the batting title and had an OPS of .950+

    Bernie Williams	4
    Jason Giambi	3
    Alex Rodriguez	3
    Paul O'Neill	1
    Derek Jeter	1
    Don Mattingly	1
    Jorge Posada	1
    Reggie Jackson	1
    

    Now, just for the heck of it, also via the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, here’s the Yankees with the most seasons, since 1973, where they had 502+ PA in that season:

    Derek Jeter	13
    Bernie Williams	12
    Don Mattingly	10
    Willie Randolph	9
    Jorge Posada	8
    Graig Nettles	8
    Paul O'Neill	8
    Dave Winfield	7
    Tino Martinez	6
    Thurman Munson	6
    Roy White     	5
    Alex Rodriguez	5
    Chris Chambliss	5
    Jason Giambi	5
    Hideki Matsui	4
    Reggie Jackson	4
    Robinson Cano	4
    Steve Sax     	3
    Roberto Kelly	3
    Chuck Knoblauch	3
    Johnny Damon	3
    Alfonso Soriano	3
    Mickey Rivers	3
    Don Baylor	3
    Scott Brosius	3
    R. Henderson	3
    Wade Boggs	3
    Mike Pagliarulo	2
    Lou Piniella	2
    Bucky Dent	2
    Jesse Barfield	2
    Danny Tartabull	2
    Bobby Abreu	2
    Alvaro Espinoza	2
    Roy Smalley	2
    Mel Hall   	2
    Bobby Murcer	2
    Melky Cabrera	2
    Gary Sheffield	2
    Bob Watson	1
    S. Alomar Sr.	1
    Elliott Maddox	1
    Horace Clarke	1
    Gary Ward   	1
    Bobby Bonds	1
    Rick Cerone	1
    Bobby Meacham	1
    Matty Alou	1
    Robin Ventura	1
    Rafael Santana	1
    Ken Griffey Sr.	1
    Charlie Hayes	1
    Kevin Maas	1
    Mike Easler	1
    Jack Clark	1
    Butch Wynegar	1
    Chili Davis	1
    Chad Curtis	1
    Jerry Mumphrey	1
    

    So, I guess this also means that A-Rod and Giambi were ‘The Man’ 60% of the time too. [wink]

    Comments on 33% Of The Time, Bernie Was ‘The Man’

    1. Raf
      February 23rd, 2009 | 10:38 am

      It’s funny how underrated Bernie was despite playing in NYC.

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