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New York Yankees All-Time Roster

Updated 03/27/2020

This is the New York Yankees all-time roster. The roster consists of one starter and one bench player for each infield position and one starter and one bench player for each outfield position. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearances. For pitching, I selected five starting pitchers and three relief pitchers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 75 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers had to accumulate a minimum of 150 innings pitched to be eligible.


  • Catcher – Yogi Berra
    • Age: 21 – 38
    • Years: 1946 – 1963

    Yogi Berra
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    59.8 124 2116 8355 7546 1174 2148 321 49 358 1430 30 26 704 411 .285 .349 .483 .832

  • First Base – Lou Gehrig
    • Age: 20 – 36
    • Years: 1923 – 1939

    Lou Gehrig
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    112.4 173 2164 9660 8001 1888 2721 534 163 493 1995 102 101 1508 790 .340 .442 .632 1.074

  • Second Base – Robinson Cano
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 2005 – 2013

    Robinson Cano
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    45.5 126 1374 5791 5336 799 1649 375 28 204 822 38 28 350 689 .309 .357 .504 .861

  • Third Base – Alex Rodriguez
    • Age: 28 – 37, 39 – 40
    • Years: 2004 – 2013, 2015 – 2016

    Alex Rodriguez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    54.2 138 1509 6520 5577 1012 1580 263 9 351 1096 152 30 779 1292 .283 .381 .523 .904

  • Shortstop – Derek Jeter
    • Age: 21 – 40
    • Years: 1995 – 2014

    Derek Jeter
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    72 119 2747 12602 11195 1923 3465 544 66 260 1311 358 97 1082 1840 .310 .376 .440 .816

  • Right Field – Babe Ruth
    • Age: 25 – 39
    • Years: 1920 – 1934

    Babe Ruth
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    142.8 200 2084 9197 7216 1959 2518 424 106 659 1975 110 117 1852 1122 .349 .479 .711 1.190

  • Center Field – Mickey Mantle
    • Age: 19 – 36
    • Years: 1951 – 1968

    Mickey Mantle
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    109.7 170 2401 9909 8102 1677 2415 344 72 536 1509 153 38 1733 1710 .298 .422 .557 .979

  • Left Field – Charlie Keller
    • Age: 22 – 26, 28 – 32, 35
    • Years: 1939 – 1943, 1945 – 1949, 1952

    Charlie Keller
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.9 153 1066 4466 3677 712 1053 163 69 184 723 45 23 760 481 .286 .408 .518 .926

  • Starting Pitcher – Ron Guidry
    • Age: 24 – 37
    • Years: 1975 – 1988
    Ron Guidry
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    47.9 83 368 323 170 91 3.29 2392 95 26 4 953 874 633 1778 18.2% 1.18

  • Starting Pitcher – Whitey Ford
    • Age: 21, 24 – 38
    • Years: 1950, 1953 – 1967
    Whitey Ford
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    53.9 75 498 438 236 106 2.75 3170.1 156 45 10 1107 967 1086 1956 15.% 1.22

  • Starting Pitcher – Lefty Gomez
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1930 – 1942
    Lefty Gomez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    43.3 79 367 319 189 101 3.34 2498.1 173 28 9 1087 927 1090 1468 13.7% 1.35

  • Starting Pitcher – Andy Pettitte
    • Age: 23 – 31, 35 – 38, 40 – 41
    • Years: 1995 – 2003, 2007 – 2010, 2012 – 2013
    Andy Pettitte
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    51.7 87 447 438 219 127 3.94 2796.1 24 3 0 1355 1223 889 2020 16.9% 1.37

  • Starting Pitcher – Bob Shawkey
    • Age: 24 – 36
    • Years: 1915 – 1927
    Bob Shawkey
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    42.1 85 415 275 168 131 3.12 2488.2 164 26 26 1014 862 855 1163 11.4% 1.27

  • Relief Pitcher – Mariano Rivera
    • Age: 25 – 43
    • Years: 1995 – 2013
    Mariano Rivera
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    56.8 49 1115 10 82 60 2.21 1283.2 0 0 652 340 315 286 1173 23.0% 1.00

  • Relief Pitcher – Rich Gossage
    • Age: 26 – 31, 37
    • Years: 1978 – 1983, 1989
    Rich Gossage
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    19.1 55 319 0 42 28 2.14 533 0 0 151 150 127 185 512 24.% 1.08

  • Relief Pitcher – Dave Righetti
    • Age: 20, 22 – 31
    • Years: 1979, 1981 – 1990
    Dave Righetti
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    22.9 78 522 76 74 61 3.11 1136.2 13 2 224 448 393 473 940 19.5% 1.30

Bench

  • Catcher – Thurman Munson, 1969 – 1979
  • First Base – Don Mattingly, 1982 – 1995
  • Second Base – Willie Randolph, 1976 – 1988
  • Third Base – Graig Nettles, 1973 – 1983
  • Shortstop – Phil Rizzuto, 1941 – 1942, 1946 – 1956
  • Right Field – Roger Maris, 1960 -1966
  • Center Field – Joe DiMaggio, 1936 – 1942, 1946 – 1951
  • Left Field – Roy White, 1965 – 1979
  • Starting Pitcher – Mike Mussina, 2001 – 2008
  • Starting Pitcher – Mel Stottlemyre, 1964 – 1974
  • Starting Pitcher – Red Ruffing, 1930 – 1942, 1945 – 1946
  • Relief Pitcher – Sparky Lyle, 1972 – 1978

7 Comments »

  1. 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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  2. Non Yankee fan but huge baseball historian. Not sure why Berra always get shafted when greatest Yankee teams are compiled.

    The only stat that Dickey is better is batting average and his was done at a time when overall averages were inflated. Berra was outstanding defensively with a great arm (as was Dickey)

    Yogi was ugly and not taken seriously as a great player by many because of it but other than Bench was probably best all around catcher of all-time.

    Not trying to disparage Dickey here but a 3 time MVP with better WAR should get the nod. The years that Dickey missed due to WW2 were well after his prime so not sure WAR would have increased much, if at all.

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    • James, creating a total value of these all-time rosters would be tough and even more subjective. I think the Giants, Dodgers, and Cardinals all have strong teams but I don’t believe any other all-time team is better than the Yankees.

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  3. Mantle played Left over 100 times for the Yanks…so, take out Keller and move Mantle to Left, making room for Joe in Center.

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