• Willow

    Posted by on March 20th, 2011 · Comments (3)

    Hopefully, one of these days, Willie will get his propers.

    Comments on Willow

    1. 77yankees
      March 20th, 2011 | 6:52 pm

      He had better stats in 1987, but I think 1980 was his best season. With 119 walks, it seemed like he was on base all the time that year and he emerged as an excellent leadoff hitter following Mickey Rivers’ trade the previous summer.

      I think the only drawback to Willie was, much like Ian Kinsler & Rickie Weeks these days, he had a tendency to get nicked up. He missed 15-20 games in most of his Yankee seasons.

    2. Jim TreshFan
      March 20th, 2011 | 10:05 pm

      Interesting factoid here.

      Willie Randolph batted .276 with 271 SBs, 1239 Runs and a 104 OPS+ for his career.

      Ray Durham batted .277 with 273 SBs, 1243 Runs and a 104 OPS+ for his career.

      The OPS+ numbers even out because Randolph drew a lot more walks and Durham hit for a lot more power. But it’s still kind of eerie.

    3. Evan3457
      March 20th, 2011 | 10:42 pm

      From what I gather about the guy from the media (never having met him), he seems a really fine man. He was also a very good player for a pretty long time, and certainly helped his teams win.

      Having said that, he’s not a Hall of Famer, and a marginal candidate for a day at Yankees Stadium/have his number retired/have a plaque in Monument Park.

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