SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - MARCH 09: Bernie Williams #51 of Puerto Rico is tagged out at the plate by Kenley Jansen #50 of The Netherlands during the 2009 World Baseball Classic Pool D match on March 9, 2009 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)2009 Getty Images
The Puerto Rican five-time All-Star, who played with the Yankees from 1991 through 2006, will be announced as an inductee when the class is announced Sept. 1 at Major League Baseball's headquarters in New York.
Williams was a career .287 hitter, slugged 287 home runs and 1,257 runs batted in. He also scored a career 1,366 runs, snagged four Gold Gloves in center field and won the 1998 batting title with a .339 average.
He did his best work in the postseason. The Most Valuable Player in the 1996 American League Championship series against the Baltimore Orioles, Williams has 22 career playoff home runs, 80 RBIs and a .371 on-base percentage in 121 career postseason games.