Bernie Williams will officially retire on Friday

Bronx, NY ( – Former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams will
formally sign his retirement papers at a press conference Friday at Yankee
Stadium, the team announced Wednesday.

The 46-year-old Williams has not played in the majors since 2006.

During Friday’s press conference, the Yankees will unveil a logo related to
the retirement of Williams’ No. 51 and his Monument Park plaque dedication,
which will take place on May 24 prior to the Yankees’ game against the

Williams will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday’s game
against the Mets.

Williams spent his entire 16-year career (1991-2006) with the Yankees, hitting
.297 with 287 homers and 1,257 RBI in 2,076 games. In franchise history, the
former center fielder ranks third in doubles (449), fifth in hits (2,336),
sixth in games played and runs scored (1,366) and seventh in home runs and

He was a five-time All-Star and helped the Yankees to four World Series
titles. He also won the AL batting title in 1998, was named the AL ALCS MVP in
1996, won four Gold Gloves and took home a Sliver Slugger title in 2002.