Some of the greatest players to put on Yankees pinstripes will have their numbers retired and have a plaque placed in the Yankees Monument Park, joining famous Yankees like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig and many others. Andy Pettitte (46), Bernie Williams (51) and Jorge Posada (20) are going to be the next 3 Yankees to be honored by the team. Starting first with Bernie Williams.
Williams played center field for the Yankees during his tenure with the team. He was apart of the Yankee teams that won 4 World Series in 5 years between 1996-2000. The Yankees will honor him on May 24th when they take on the Texas Rangers. Williams had a career average of .297, which also included 287 home runs and 1,257 runs batted in during his 16 year career.
Posada, just like Williams, was apart of the 4 Yankees teams that all won the World Series, and was also part of the 2009 team that beat the Philadelphia Philles in the World Series. Posada was the man behind Home for 17 years. He will be honored by the Yankees on August 22nd, when the Yankees play the Cleveland Indians. Posada posted a career average of .275 with 275 home runs and 1,065 runs batted in.
Andy Pettitte is the last out of the 3 that will be honored by the Yankees. Pettitte spent the majority of his 18 year career with the Yankees, winning 5 World Series with the team. In 2007, Pettitte was linked to using HGH. Pettitte confessed, and apologized to Yankees fans soon after. The Yankees will honor him on August 23rd when they take on the Cleveland Indians. Pettitte posted a win-loss record of 256-153, and a career earned run average of 3.85. Pettitte also recorded 2,448 strikeouts in his career.
The Yankees will also have numbers 1-10 all used up on retired players whenever they decide to retire Derek Jeter’s #2.
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