As we enter the eighth day of Black History Month, we continue to remember and pay homage to some of the greatest African-American players, coaches, and executives to grace the game of baseball.
One of many influential Black players was Willie Randolph, who played in Major League Baseball from 1975-1992.
Randolph spent the vast majority of his career with the New York Yankees and certainly made his mark on the organization.
On Twitter, the Yankees paid homage to the franchise legend for what he did in pinstripes, while also listing some of his major accomplishments during his time in the Bronx.
Willie Randolph’s legendary career led him from Brooklyn to Monument Park.#BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/siYGmnmrak
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 8, 2023
As a Yankee, Randolph was a six-time All-Star as a player.
He also won six World Series titles, two of which came during his playing days and four of which came during his time as a coach.
The 68-year-old leads all Yankees second basemen in games played, runs, walks, and stolen bases.
He was even the captain of the Yankees for several years and now has a plaque out in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.
A native of Brooklyn, Randolph was drafted in 1972 by the Pittsburgh Pirates and made his debut with the team in 1975 before ultimately joining the Yankees.
After brief stops with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, and Milwaukee Brewers, Randolph wrapped up his playing career with the New York Mets, a team he would later manage from 2005-08.
There is no question that Randolph was one of the quintessential members of the Yankees organization, and now is the perfect time to honor what he did for the team.NEXT: 2 Top Yankees Prospects To Watch In Spring Training