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Bernie Williams: Comparable to Bobby Murcer and Devon White, Not Mantle or DiMag

1998, Bernie Williams won the batting title, a Gold Glove and finished seventh in the MVP voting. That wasn't good enough for the "experts."

Williams, they concluded,  was about as popular as Joey Cora with respect to attracting television audiences. His statistics placed him in Bobby Murcer's, not Mickey Mantle or Joe DiMaggio's category.

After six seasons, Williams had 1,096 hits, 126 homers, 566 RBIs and a .298 batting average in 938 games.

Murcer had 1,012 hits, 140 home runs, 542 RBIs and a .282 batting average in 958 games).

Free agent Bernie Williams didn't "deserve" to ever be baseball's highest paid player.

Please remember that the next time you hear the "experts."

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