New York Yankees All-Time Roster

This is the New York Yankees all-time roster. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 100 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 30 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 30 games.


  • Catcher – Bill Dickey

    • Age: 21 – 36, 39
    • Years: 1928 – 1943, 1946
    Bill Dickey
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    126 .396 55.8 1,789 7,065 930 1,969 343 72 202 1,209 36 678 289 .313 .382 .486 .868

  • First Base – Lou Gehrig

    • Age: 20 – 36
    • Years: 1923 – 1939
    Lou Gehrig
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    173 .477 112.4 2,164 9,665 1,888 2,721 534 163 493 1,995 102 1,508 790 .340 .447 .632 1.080

  • Second Base – Tony Lazzeri

    • Age: 22 – 33
    • Years: 1926 – 1937
    Tony Lazzeri
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    121 .387 48.3 1,659 7,069 952 1,784 327 115 169 1,157 147 830 821 .293 .379 .467 .847

  • Third Base – Alex Rodriguez

    • Age: 28 – 37, 39 – 40
    • Years: 2004 – 2013, 2015 – 2016
    Alex Rodriguez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    138 .385 54.2 1,509 6,520 1,012 1,580 263 9 351 1,096 152 779 1,292 .283 .378 .523 .900

  • Shortstop – Derek Jeter

    • Age: 21 – 40
    • Years: 1995 – 2014
    Derek Jeter
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    119 .360 71.8 2,747 12,602 1,923 3,465 544 66 260 1,311 358 1,082 1,840 .310 .377 .440 .817

  • Outfield – Babe Ruth

    • Age: 25 – 39
    • Years: 1920 – 1934
    Babe Ruth
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    200 .522 142.7 2,084 9,199 1,959 2,518 424 106 659 1,978 110 1,852 1,122 .349 .484 .711 1.195

  • Outfield – Mickey Mantle

    • Age: 19 – 36
    • Years: 1951 – 1968
    Mickey Mantle
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    170 .428 109.7 2,401 9,907 1,676 2,415 344 72 536 1,509 153 1,733 1,710 .298 .421 .557 .977

  • Outfield – Joe DiMaggio

    • Age: 21 – 27, 31 – 36
    • Years: 1936 – 1942, 1946 – 1951
    Joe DiMaggio
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    152 .439 78.1 1,736 7,672 1,390 2,214 389 131 361 1,537 30 790 369 .325 .398 .579 .977

  • Designated Hitter – Jason Giambi

    • Age: 31 – 37
    • Years: 2002 – 2008
    Jason Giambi
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    145 .398 22.0 897 3,693 515 764 134 2 209 604 9 619 706 .260 .404 .521 .925

  • Starting Pitcher – Whitey Ford

    • Age: 21, 24 – 38
    • Years: 1950, 1953 – 1967
    Whitey Ford
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    75 53.9 498 438 236 106 2.75 3,170.1 156 45 11 1,107 967 1,086 1,956 5.6 1.215

  • Starting Pitcher – Ron Guidry

    • Age: 24 – 37
    • Years: 1975 – 1988
    Ron Guidry
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    83 47.9 368 323 170 91 3.29 2,392 95 26 4 953 874 633 1,778 6.7 1.184

  • Starting Pitcher – Spud Chandler

    • Age: 29 – 39
    • Years: 1937 – 1947
    Spud Chandler
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    73 23.2 211 184 109 43 2.84 1,485 109 26 6 549 468 463 614 3.7 1.205

  • Starting Pitcher – Red Ruffing

    • Age: 25 – 37, 40 – 41
    • Years: 1930 – 1942, 1945 – 1946
    Red Ruffing
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    83 44.2 426 391 231 124 3.47 3,168.2 261 40 9 1,406 1,222 1,066 1,526 4.3 1.282

  • Starting Pitcher – Lefty Gomez

    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1930 – 1942
    Lefty Gomez
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    79 43.2 367 319 189 101 3.34 2,498.1 173 28 10 1,087 927 1,090 1,468 5.3 1.351

  • Relief Pitcher – Bobby Shantz

    • Age: 31 – 34
    • Years: 1957 – 1960
    Bobby Shantz
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    75 6.2 138 38 30 18 2.73 461.1 14 3 19 167 140 132 272 5.3 1.164

  • Relief Pitcher – Ron Davis

    • Age: 22 – 25
    • Years: 1978 – 1981
    Ron Davis
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    76 5.9 144 0 27 10 2.93 291.2 0 0 22 105 95 88 191 5.9 1.176

  • Closer – Mariano Rivera

    • Age: 25 – 43
    • Years: 1995 – 2013
    Mariano Rivera
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    49 56.6 1,115 10 82 60 2.21 1,283.2 0 0 652 340 315 286 1,173 8.2 1.000

    Bench

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2 comments

  • Can’t quite understand your relief pitching picks. It’s hard to take this seriously when you have ADAM WARREN on the Yankees all-time roster. The guy had a career 3.42 ERA and was never even a setup man. Crack open an old encyclopedia and learn about guys like Sparky Lyle and Johnny Murphy. Hell, even Dave Righetti.

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    • Hi Dan. I believe reading the opening paragraph may answer the why Adam Warren question.

      Adam Warren’s career ERA as a Yankee is 3.18. I prefer ERA- for context and Warren’s is 78 (meaning his ERA is 21% better than league average). His overall career ERA is 3.42.

      While I agree that Adam Warren is not among the 6 best Yankee relief pitchers of all-time the idea was to create a pitching staff made up of 5 starters, 2 relief pitchers (who pitched in mostly non-closing situations thus the less than 30 saves qualification mentioned in the opening paragraph), and 1 closer. I am familiar with Sparky Lyle, Johnny Murphy, and Dave Righetti. They were all considered for the closer role. Because they all had more than 30 career saves as a Yankee they were not eligible for the relief pitcher role.

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