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Bernie: Retire his number?

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Bernie - retire his number?

Postby WharfRat » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:43 pm

It sounded like a crazy idea to me until now, but I was just looking over All-time Yankee stats, and I hadn't realized until now exactly how much he's accomplished in the pinstripes. He's top-10 in most offensive categories, and if you're looking at career as a whole, his doesn't stack up too bad at all with some of the other guys with retired numbers. And playing CF for a dynasty has to mean something. What do you guys think? Take a look at the two links below. What say you?

All-time Stats: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/nyy/history/all_time_leaders.jsp

Retired Jerseys: http://www.yankeeslegend.com/retired.php
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Postby so0perspam » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:47 pm

Wow, very suprising as a matter of fact. I never knew how well Bernie's career stats stacked up to the All-time Yankee greats. Shifted my opinion from an emphatic "No way!" to a borderline yes.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:52 pm

so0perspam wrote:Wow, very suprising as a matter of fact. I never knew how well Bernie's career stats stacked up to the All-time Yankee greats. Shifted my opinion from an emphatic "No way!" to a borderline yes.


Yeah, I didn't even realize it until now either. A solid .300 average, .002 over Mantle is what's one of the most impressive things, especially with these past couple of years bringing his average down. I think since he's declined recently, we've all forgotten what he's done during the "glory days". He's top 10 in a whole bunch of important offenseive categories including things like total bases, walks, sac flys, along with the obvious RBI, homer, hits, etc.

I'd retire it. ;-D
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:29 pm

Definately. Bernie is the man.
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Postby blankman » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:14 pm

Yes.

His place on the career Yankee lists cements that.
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:19 pm

Bernie, Jeter, and Pettitte are the three active players whose numbers I would retire if I were in the Yankees front office. Bernie and Jeter were lineup rocks while Pettitte's postseason heroics helped the team win 4 championships. I vote yes.
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Postby Minor League Skilz » Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:00 pm

Bernie is a class act and a deserving player. His number should be retired.

In fifty years all Yankee players will be wearing three digits on their uniforms because so many numbers are retired!
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:37 am

davidmarver wrote:Bernie, Jeter, and Pettitte are the three active players whose numbers I would retire if I were in the Yankees front office. Bernie and Jeter were lineup rocks while Pettitte's postseason heroics helped the team win 4 championships. I vote yes.


Too bad DARRELL MAY got Pettitte's number. :-P

I guess it could still be retired, but I doubt it if they just gave it away to a nobody like that.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:44 am

davidmarver wrote:Bernie, Jeter, and Pettitte are the three active players whose numbers I would retire if I were in the Yankees front office. Bernie and Jeter were lineup rocks while Pettitte's postseason heroics helped the team win 4 championships. I vote yes.

I completely agree. I think it's because of the scrutiny he's gotten lately, but Bernie was always a very underrated player and never got the credit he deserved for the Yankees success in the 90s if you ask me. His regular season numbers from '95-''02 were superb, and his post-season line, while not overly impressive, shows he wasn't a push over when it mattered the most. He, along with Pettite probably, were my favorite Yankees of that great run of the late '90s. ;-D
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Postby blankman » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:02 am

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:His regular season numbers from '95-''02 were superb, and his post-season line, while not overly impressive, shows he wasn't a push over when it mattered the most.


If I'm not mistaken, Bernie holds a bunch of postseason HR records. Obviously the opportunity has to be there but he got it done.

Truly a great player and I can't wait for them to retire his number.
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