It’s a bittersweet day in the Bronx. According to new reports, legendary outfielder Bernie Williams will retire this Friday at Yankee Stadium, a quarter-century after he first donned the pinstripes.
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The graceful switch-hitter, known for his love of jazz, won a batting title and four Gold Glove awards during his storied career, and served as the perennial cleanup hitter on the dynastic Yankees teams of the late 1990s, with which he won four championships. With Derek Jeter’s retirement after last season, Williams was the team’s last remaining link to those glory years. Filling the void he’ll leave in the clubhouse and in center field will surely be a challenge for manager Joe Girardi.