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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 126.1k votes 11.0k voters 164.7k views149 items

List RulesVote 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, whether top Yankees pitchers or top hitters. 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 top 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 former legends like 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!

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  • 1
    4,781
    653

    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#641 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 2
    4,260
    599

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

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    #135 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time#1 of 25 MLB Players Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • 3
    3,742
    751

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

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    #29 of 35 The Best Celebrities You'd Actually Buy Stuff From#65 of 78 Catholic Celebrities

  • 4
    3,997
    870

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

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    The Rise And Fall Of Mickey Mantle#28 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans

  • 5
    3,182
    702

    Yogi Berra

    Manager, Outfielder

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    #115 of 207 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time#19 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • 6
    2,492
    739

    More Whitey Ford 

    #146 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#387 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

  • 7
    3,102
    993

    Mariano Rivera

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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    #25 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #121 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 8
    3,752
    1,528

    Derek Jeter

    Shortstop

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    #145 of 213 Celebrities Who Should Run for President#260 of 260 The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

  • 9
    1,691
    631

    More Bill Dickey 

    #5 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time#3 of 13 The Best New York Yankees Catchers of All Time

  • 10
    2,103
    901

    More Thurman Munson 

    #65 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#5 of 50 The Best Athletes Who Wore #15

  • 11
    1,481
    620

    Ron Guidry

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    #17 of 118 The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time#142 of 316 The Greatest Left Handed Baseball Players of All Time

  • 12
    1,117
    445

    More Lefty Gomez 

    #57 of 138 The Best Hispanic Baseball Players#77 of 99 The Best Hispanic Athletes

  • 13
    1,401
    598

    Phil Rizzuto

    Shortstop

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    #16 of 132 The Greatest Shortstops of All Time#16 of 80 The Best Baseball Announcers of All Time

  • 14
    1,790
    807

    Reggie Jackson

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

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    #208 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#37 of 142 The Greatest Right-Fielders of All Time

  • 15
    848
    326

    Casey Stengel

    Manager, Right fielder

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    #2 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time#45 of 45 The Best Atlanta Braves Managers of All Time

  • 16
    1,983
    885

    Don Mattingly

    Manager, First baseman

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    #24 of 116 The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time#12 of 30 The Best Current MLB Managers

  • 17
    981
    405

    More Catfish Hunter 

    #4 of 23 The Best Perfect Games In Major League History#5 of 85 The Best Oakland Athletics of All Time

  • 18
    1,962
    925

    Roger Maris

    Right fielder, Outfielder

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    #484 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#1266 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • 19
    893
    390

    Joe Torre

    Manager, Catcher

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    #22 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#33 of 134 The Greatest St. Louis Cardinals of All Time

  • 20
    1,356
    645

    Bernie Williams

    Outfielder, Center fielder

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    #48 of 174 The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time#10 of 76 The Greatest Puerto Rican MLB Players Of All Time

  • 21
    626
    191

    More CC Sabathia 

    #66 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#9 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

  • 22
    746
    315

    Mel Stottlemyre

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    #110 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#7 of 50 The Best Pitchers In New York Yankees History

  • 23
    858
    367

    More Mike Mussina 

    #7 of 109 The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time#141 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • 24
    489
    149

    David Cone

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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    #119 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#9 of 20 The Worst In-Season MLB Trades Ever Made

  • 25
    767
    338

    Tony Lazzeri

    Second baseman

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    #309 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#7 of 148 The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time