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The 20 Greatest New York Yankees of All-Time

Updated 03/02/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. Babe Ruth
    • Age: 25 – 39
    • Years: 1920 – 1934
    • Position(s): RF, LF, CF

    Babe Ruth
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    142.7 200 2084 9197 7216 1959 2518 424 106 659 1975 110 1852 1122 .349 .478 .711 1.19

  2. Mickey Mantle
    • Age: 19 – 36
    • Years: 1951 – 1968
    • Position(s): CF, 1B, RF, LF

    Mickey Mantle
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    109.72 170 2401 9909 8102 1677 2415 344 72 536 1509 153 1733 1710 .298 .419 .556 .976

  3. Lou Gehrig
    • Age: 20 – 36
    • Years: 1923 – 1939
    • Position(s): 1B

    Lou Gehrig
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    112.36 173 2164 9660 8001 1888 2721 534 163 493 1995 102 1508 790 .340 .442 .632 1.074

  4. Joe DiMaggio
    • Age: 21 – 27, 31 – 36
    • Years: 1936 – 1942, 1946 – 1951
    • Position(s): CF, LF

    Joe DiMaggio
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    78.06 152 1736 7671 6821 1390 2214 389 131 361 1537 30 790 369 .325 .397 .578 .976

  5. Alex Rodriguez
    • Age: 28 – 37, 39 – 40
    • Years: 2004 – 2013, 2015 – 2016
    • Position(s): 3B, DH

    Alex Rodriguez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    54.18 138 1509 6520 5577 1012 1580 263 9 351 1096 152 779 1292 .283 .377 .522 .900

  6. Derek Jeter
    • Age: 21 – 40
    • Years: 1995 – 2014
    • Position(s): SS, DH

    Derek Jeter
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    71.83 119 2747 12602 11195 1923 3465 544 66 260 1311 358 1082 1840 .310 .374 .439 .813

  7. Robinson Cano
    • Age: 22 – 30
    • Years: 2005 – 2013
    • Position(s): 2B

    Robinson Cano
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    45.33 126 1374 5791 5336 799 1649 375 28 204 822 38 350 689 .309 .354 .504 .859

  8. Charlie Keller
    • Age: 22 – 26, 28 -32, 35
    • Years: 1939 – 1943, 1945 – 1949, 1952
    • Position(s): LF, RF

    Charlie Keller
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.83 153 1066 4466 3677 712 1053 163 69 184 723 45 760 481 .286 .408 .518 .926

  9. Yogi Berra
    • Age: 21 – 38
    • Years: 1946 – 1963
    • Position(s): C, LF, RF

    Yogi Berra
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    59.6 124 2116 8355 7546 1174 2148 321 49 358 1430 30 704 411 .285 .347 .482 .830

  10. Bernie Williams
    • Age: 22 – 37
    • Years: 1991 – 2006
    • Position(s): CF, DH, RF

    Bernie Williams
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    49.45 126 2076 9053 7869 1366 2336 449 55 287 1257 147 1069 1212 .297 .380 .477 .857

  11. Ron Guidry
    • Age: 24 – 37
    • Years: 1975 – 1988
    • Position(s): SP

    Ron Guidry
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    47.85 83 368 323 170 91 3.29 2392 95 26 4 953 874 633 1778 18.2% 1.18

  12. Roy White
    • Age: 21 – 35
    • Years: 1965 – 1976
    • Position(s): LF, DH, CF, RF

    Roy White
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    46.7 123 1881 7735 6650 964 1803 300 51 160 758 233 934 708 .271 .357 .403 .761

  13. Whitey Ford
    • Age: 21, 24 – 38
    • Years: 1950, 1953 – 1967
    • Position(s): SP

    Whitey Ford
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    53.89 75 498 438 236 106 2.75 3170.1 156 45 10 1107 967 1086 1956 15.0% 1.22

  14. Don Mattingly
    • Age: 21 – 34
    • Years: 1982 – 1995
    • Position(s): 1B, DH

    Don Mattingly
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.17 124 1785 7721 7003 1007 2153 442 20 222 1099 14 588 444 .307 .357 .471 .829

  15. Lefty Gomez
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1930 – 1942
    • Position(s): SP

    Lefty Gomez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    43.24 79 367 319 189 101 3.34 2498.1 173 28 9 1087 927 1090 1468 13.7% 1.35

  16. Rickey Henderson
    • Age: 26 – 30
    • Years: 1985 – 1989
    • Position(s): LF, CF

    Rickey Henderson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.76 138 596 2735 2302 513 663 119 16 78 255 326 406 281 .288 .394 .455 .850

  17. Thurman Munson
    • Age: 22 – 32
    • Years: 1969 – 1979
    • Position(s): C

    Thurman Munson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    46 116 1423 5903 5344 696 1558 229 32 113 701 48 438 571 .292 .349 .410 .759

  18. Graig Nettles
    • Age: 28 – 38
    • Years: 1973 – 1983
    • Position(s): 3B

    Graig Nettles
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.3 115 1535 6247 5519 750 1396 202 20 250 834 18 627 739 .253 .332 .433 .765

  19. Willie Randolph
    • Age: 21 – 33
    • Years: 1976 – 1988
    • Position(s): 2B

    Willie Randolph
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    53.8 110 1694 7465 6303 1027 1731 259 58 48 549 251 1005 512 .275 .373 .357 .730

  20. Joe Gordon
    • Age: 23 – 28, 31
    • Years: 1938 – 1943, 1946
    • Position(s): 2B

    Joe Gordon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.4 121 1000 4216 3686 596 1000 186 38 153 617 68 481 508 .271 .356 .467 .823

3 Comments »

  1. I agree with most of it, but (i) Keller listed way too high, (ii) Mattingly and Rivera too low, and (iii) Henderson shouldn’t be on the list – didn’t play long enough for the Yanks.

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  2. Cano over Dickey ridiculous enough (if you have any historical perspective or knowledge of the game), but Roy White and Charlie Keller over Coombs?

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