Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Yankees Will Honor Pettitte, Posada, and Williams

This season, the Yankees will retire another 3 numbers, 20, 46, and 51. Many people disagree, and say that none of these players will ever be in the HOF, but the Yankees have 27 World Series titles. All of these players helped the Yankees win those 4 championships during their best years. 
Andy Pettitte was always a good pitcher, he was never great. He was always consistent enough to give the Yankees a win, and was outstanding in the postseason, with 19 postseason wins. I think he deserves this, and even with the use of HGH, he helped the Yankees when they needed him, and when he wasn't on HGH. 

He was on the Yankees for most of his career, but left for 3 years for his hometown team, the Houston Astros.

Jorge Posada wasn't on the Yankees postseason roster in 1996, but helped the Yankees in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009. Not to mention the double he had in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS that tied it in the 8th. 
In my mind, Jorge Posada deserves to have a plaque in monument park, but maybe not have his number retried.  

To me, Bernie Williams deserves this honor the most. He was one of the most consistent hitters on the Yankees, hitting for both average and power, while also helping the Yankees win 4 World Series titles.

Hopefully I can make my way to one of the games! Thank you for reading!

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