New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams (Baseball.  Born San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 13, 1968.)  Signing with the Yankees organization at age 17, Bernabe Williams (Figueroa) over time proved to be a worthy successor to the centerfield job once held by Earle Combs, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle. After the 1992 season, the Yankees traded incumbent centerfielder Roberto Kelly to Cincinnati […]

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter (Baseball.  Born, Pequannock, NJ, June 26, 1974.)  Indisputably the greatest shortstop in Yankees and serving with seeming ease and relentless grace as face of baseball’s most famous and successful franchise, Derek Sanderson Jeter burst onto the big league scene as A.L. Rookie of the Year for the 1996 World Series champions.  With boyish good looks that […]

Rich Garcia

Rich Garcia (Baseball.  Born, Key West, FL, May 22, 1942.)  One of the better A.L. umpires during his career, Richard Raul Garcia will always be coupled with Jeffrey Maier whenever his name is mentioned.  Garcia umpired 25 seasons (1975-99) in the A.L., twice worked the All-Star Game, four times the World Series and six times […]

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