Best Athletes The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time  

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List Rules Vote on players based only on their time with the Yankees.

These are the greatest Yankees of all-time, voted on by Yankees fans who really know who the best Yankees players of all time were. Not only does this list contain the best men ever to play ball in pinstripes, it has some of the best current baseball players, some of the greatest baseball players of all time, and even some of the best athletes of all time. They were (and are) the best Yankees players and they are all listed here.

From the famous Yankee Clipper to Mr. October, these are the great baseball players that have made the New York Yankees one of the best sports franchises of all time. Obviously there are talented new Yankees players coming up to the bigs every year, so if your favorite Yankee player isn't on the list, make sure to add them so other NY Yankees fans can vote for them and propel them up the list to the spot of Best New York Yankee of all time (good luck taking that from Babe Ruth or Lou Gehrig, possibly the most legendary Yankees ever).

Feel free to rerank this list of the top Yankees players ever to reflect your favorite Yankees, and as ever, go Bombers!
list ordered by

1
3,126 422
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
2,726 405
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
First baseman

3
2,470 392
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Center fielder

4
2,552 570
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
2,113 433
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
2,519 908
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

7
1,609 338
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

8
1,870 624
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,204 519
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catcher

10
1,184 515
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
1,162 593
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, First baseman

12
1,120 466
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
907 298
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catcher

14
855 393
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
815 328
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

16
834 414
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
870 440
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
678 260
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

19
719 399
Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

20
648 285
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

21
643 370
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
503 283
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Third baseman

23
502 271
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Left fielder, Catcher

24
577 296
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
513 210
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

26
461 298
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

27
568 218
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
rangerboy61 added Manager, Catcher, First baseman

28
804 699
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

29
557 184
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
502 263
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

31
473 224
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

32
516 313
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Left fielder

33
380 210
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
452 250
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

35
375 261
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

36
493 435
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

37
376 218
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
415 203
Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

39
354 175
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
First baseman

40
342 206
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder

41
330 221
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
281 184
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
364 278
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

44
320 162
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

45
269 209
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

46
281 185
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

47
286 180
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

48
276 218
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

49
269 191
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
264 131
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman