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75. Willie Randolph
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 6, 1954 in Holly Hill, SC USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: July 29, 1975
  • Final Game: October 04, 1992
  • TSN All-Star - 1977
  • Silver Slugger - 1980
  • TSN All-Star - 1980
  • TSN All-Star - 1987
 
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It is strange to say that Willie Randolph played in a bit of a shadow as he was a long time Yankee but that is somewhat true.  He was in the shadow of other more flamboyant New York stars, and his strong defensive play never got him a Gold Glove as he played at the same time as Lou Whitaker or Frank White.  Hell, even his current Coaching career seems to overshadow his accomplishments on the diamond.  It shouldn’t though as Willie Randolph was a very good ballplayer.

Willie Randolph may have been a multi-time All Star but it was many of the little things that got him there.  He showed incredible patience at the plate and drew many free passes to help set the table for his squad’s power hitters.  He was an excellent fielder and a clubhouse leader.  He may not have been an offensive juggernaut, but he was a consistent performer and often the most reliable.

Randolph did not receive an abundant amount of support for the Hall of Fame, but the Bronx faithful remembers him as one of the better players in their history.  Considering the history of the New York Yankees, this is indeed high praise.

Should Willie Randolph be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 46.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Holly Hill, South Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Position: Second Base
  • Played For: New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 6 Time All Star (1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1987 & 1989)
    Silver Slugger (1) (AL) (1980)
    Most Walks (1) (AL) (1980)
    World Series Rings (3) (New York Yankees, 1977 & 1978, Oakland A’s, 1990)
  • Other Points of Note: 1 Top Ten Finish (Batting Average)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS+)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Triples)
    8 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Stolen Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Win Probability Added)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Zone Runs)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Defensive WAR)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 40.  Total Zone Runs: 114
    51.  Defensive WAR: 19.4
    55.  Walks: 1,243
    93.  WAR for Position Players: 65.5
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1998: 1.1
  • Should be Inducted As A: New York Yankee

Should Willie Randolph be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 46.5%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 18.6%

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