18. 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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A member of the back-to-back Yankees World Series Champions in 1977 and 1978, Willie Randolph could be one of the most underrated baseball players ever. 

Usually batting in the second spot of the order, Randolph was an excellent bunter and had a sweet batting eye that enabled him to draw walks frequently.  He was quick on the base paths and excelled defensively.  Willie Randolph might be the greatest defender who never won a Gold Glove (he had a career defensive bWAR of 19.4, making him 52nd overall). 

Randolph would win four more World Series Titles with New York as a Coach.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates with Ken Brett and Dock Ellis for Doc Medich 12/11/75.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers 12/10/88.
  • Games Played: 1694
  • Notable Statistics: 1,027 Runs Scored
    1,731 Hits
    259 Doubles
    58 Triples
    48 Home Runs
    549 RBI
    251 Stolen Bases
    .275/.374/.357 Slash Line
    53.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1977 & 1978)
    All Star Game (1976, 1977, 1980, 1981 & 1988)
    Silver Slugger (1980)
    Most Walks (1980)
    Most Putouts by a Second Baseman (1979)
    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1979)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1979 & 1984)
    Most Total Zone Runs (1976, 1979 & 1988)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1976 & 1988)
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