From the 1999 New York Yankees

BernieWilliams_Guitar.jpg

Bernie Williams

A former professional baseball player and musician. He played his entire 16-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees from 1991 through 2006.

A center fielder, Williams was a member of four World Series championship teams with the Yankees. He ended his career with a .297 batting average, 287 home runs, 1,257 runs batted in (RBI), 1,366 runs scored, and 449 doubles. His career fielding percentage was .990. He was a five-time MLB All-Star and won four Gold Glove Awards. He also won the Silver Slugger Award and American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award. Known for his consistency and post-season heroics, Williams is one of the most beloved Yankees of all time and his number, 51, was retired by the Yankees in May 2015. Bernie Williams is widely regarded as one of the greatest switch-hitting center fielders in Yankee history.

Williams is also a classically trained guitarist. Following his retirement from baseball, he has released two jazz albums. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2009.

ONeill_Laugh.jpg

Paul O’Neill

Retired right fielder and Major League Baseball player, and current lead game analyst and color commentator for the New York Yankees on the YES Network. In his career, he won five World Series championships while playing for the Cincinnati Reds (1985–1992) and New York Yankees (1993–2001). In a 17-year career, O'Neill compiled 281 home runs, 1,269 runs batted in, 2,107 hits, and a lifetime batting average of .288. O'Neill won the American League batting title in 1994 with a .359 average and was a five-time All-Star in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998.

O'Neill is the only player to have played on the winning team in three perfect games. He was in right field for the Reds for Tom Browning's perfect game in 1988. He caught the final out (a fly ball) in the Yankees' David Wells' perfect game in 1998, and he made a diving catch in right field and doubled to help the Yankees win David Cone's perfect game in 1999.

Tino Martinez

Played in Major League Baseball(MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1990 through 2005. He also served as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins in 2013.

Formerly a third baseman and first baseman, Martinez was the first round draft pick for the Seattle Mariners in 1988 out of the University of Tampa where he starred during his time on campus. He began his Major League career in 1990 and played for the Mariners, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, before rejoining the Yankees in the 2005 season. During his 16-year MLB career, he scored 1,008 runs, drove in 1,271 runs, and hit 339 home runs. He had 100 or more RBI in six different seasons and was twice named to the All-Star team.

Jim Leyritz

An American former professional baseball catcher and infielder. In his Major League Baseball career, Leyritz played for the New York Yankees, Anaheim Angels, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, and Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Yankees, Leyritz was a member of the 1996 and 1999 World Series championships, both over the Atlanta Braves, and gained recognition as one of the best postseason hitters in baseball history during the decade.

Mickey+Rivers+Delta+Air+Lines+Presents+New+6wX8rXECT5ol.jpg

Mickey Rivers

An American former baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball from 1970 to 1984 for the California Angels, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. As a member of the Yankees, he was part of two World Series championship teams, both wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 1977 and 1978. "Mick The Quick" was generally known as a speedy leadoff hitter who made contact and was an excellent center fielder, with a below-average throwing arm.

 From the 1969 New York Mets

image.jpg

Ed Kranepool

Former first baseman for the New York Mets from 1962 to 1979. The only man to play in each of the Mets first 18 seasons where he finished his career as team leader in hits (1,418) and doubles (225). He hit a home run in game three of the 1969 world series and delivered a two-run single in the deciding game five of the 1973 national league championship series. In 1990 Ed Kranepool was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.Former first baseman for the New York Mets from 1962 to 1979. The only man to play in each of the Mets first 18 seasons where he finished his career as team leader in hits (1,418) and doubles (225). He hit a home run in game three of the 1969 world series and delivered a two-run single in the deciding game five of the 1973 national league championship series. In 1990 Ed Kranepool was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

Ron Swoboda

Retired major league outfielder who won the 1969 World Series as a member of the "Miracle Mets." He is remembered for his spectacular catch in game four of the series, a moment which has been immortalized with a statue at Citi Field.

Shamsky.jpg

Art Shamsky

Played professional baseball for 13 seasons, between 1960 and 1972, eight in the major leagues. Nicknamed Sham and Smasher, the lanky left-handed outfielder/first baseman began his career with the Cincinnati Reds organization and later became a key part of the 1969 world champion Mets offense. In addition to his contributions to the Mets, Shamsky is perhaps best known for his four consecutive home runs in August 1966 while he was with Cincinnati. He is one of 17 players to hit four straight homers over a span of two games and the only major leaguer to hit three home runs in a game without being in the starting lineup.