July 24, 2012 |
Your browser does not support iframes. Ichiro Suzuki was cheered by fans at Safeco Field when he made his first appearance during the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. Nothing unusual about that -- it's been happening for more than a decade. But this time he trotted toward the outfield from the visitors' dugout wearing Yankees pinstripes. There was something very unusual about that. After spending more than 11 seasons -- his entire major league career -- with the Mariners, the team pulled a surprise trade Monday with that night's opponent just 3 1/2 hours before the game.
February 27, 2006 |
Bernie Williams points out he is just another guy in a uniform, another navy streak in George Steinbrenner's pinstriped universe, and that he could be wrong. But he is as familiar as any of them in the last decade of the Yankees, when championships came fast and then were lost in a run of front-office miscalculations and field-level malfunctions. Five autumns have passed since they last won a World Series.
October 1, 2004 |
Bernie Williams hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees clinched their seventh straight American League East title, beating the Minnesota Twins, 6-4, Thursday night at New York for their 100th victory of the season. Williams raised his right arm in triumph as he rounded first base, and Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were the first players to greet him at home.
March 12, 2004 |
Center fielder Bernie Williams will sit out the New York Yankees' opening two-game series in Tokyo against Tampa Bay that starts March 30. Williams is working his way into shape after an appendectomy on Feb. 26. "By the time we're ready to leave in a couple weeks, he may be into full-time action but, obviously, at that point in time won't have enough at-bats," Yankee Manager Joe Torre said. Williams will remain in Florida to play in minor league games.
February 27, 2004 |
Bernie Williams had his appendix removed Thursday, and New York Yankee Manager Joe Torre said the center fielder probably would miss opening day. "I'm very sorry for Bernie because he came in in such great shape and worked so hard," Yankee owner George Steinbrenner said. "He's a very integral part of this team. I know Bernie. He'll fight through it and be back quicker than everybody thinks."
September 4, 2003 |
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. * What: "The Journey Within," Music CD. Artist: Bernie Williams. Label: Grp Records. Price: $18.98 New York Yankee center fielder Bernie Williams is a classically trained acoustic and electric guitarist and his debut CD flows like an easy Sunday afternoon walk in a park.