Bernie Williams turns 47 in September. He last played in 2006. He was eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2011. He is now, finally, formally retiring:
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 22, 2015
I guess it’s good that it’s formal. It’ll make his number-retiring ceremony this summer less awkward, maybe, as he’ll be less-inclined to ask if he can play a couple of games in center in order to give Jacoby Ellsbury a blow.
Williams, of course, played 16 seasons with the Yankees and was the team’s starting center fielder during their incredible run of four World Series titles in five seasons from 1996-2000. The man is owed and allowed a ceremony, I figure.