Birth Name: Bernabé Williams Figueroa, Jr.
Place of Birth: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Date of Birth: September 13, 1968
Ethnicity: Afro-Puerto Rican
Bernie Williams is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player and musician. He played his entire sixteen-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees, from 1991 through 2006.
Bernie is the son of Rufina and Bernabé Williams Figueroa, Sr. He was raised in The Bronx and San Juan. He has three children with his wife Waleska.
Bernie’s maternal grandfather was Rufino Figueroa Colón (the son of Abraham Daniel Figueroa and Guadalupe Colón).
Bernie’s maternal grandmother was Cristina Concepción Ortíz (the daughter of Juan José Concepción Ortíz and Mercedes Ortíz).