Our last one. Tony Womack and Eric Young come after him on the ballot but neither had anything like a Hall of Fame career. Womack might be the worst player on the ballot, he has a career WAR of 1.2 (by Baseball Reference). He made the All-Star game in his rookie year and got some ROY and MVP votes, that year, even though he only hit .278/.326/.374 and had a negative WAR. Young was a similar player, but he got on base a lot better. Both were middle infielders (Young played some outfielder), who stole a bunch of bases.
He made 5 All-Star teams, won 4 Gold Gloves and 1 Silver Slugger. He has a career WAR of 47.3.
He's going to get some support, there are a lot of New York writers that get a ballot. They will say his 4 World Series rings makes him worthy of the Hall. I don't think so. I think there were center fielders that were better than Bernie that played in the same era.
If you are voting him in, you have to be giving him a lot of credit for the World Series wins, but then you would be voting because he was lucky enough to be on a team with a lot of good players. Bernie was never the best player on his World Series teams. Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and maybe a few others off those teams deserve to go into the Hall, but, at least for me, not Williams.