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
3,222 437
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
2,822 419
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
First baseman

3
2,553 418
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Center fielder

4
2,629 597
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
2,186 455
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
1,676 357
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

7
2,565 971
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

8
1,908 679
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,270 538
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catcher

10
1,230 546
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
1,196 639
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, First baseman

12
1,145 514
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
961 308
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catcher

14
877 427
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
862 338
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

16
852 441
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
884 468
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
719 269
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

19
732 426
Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

20
665 307
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

21
656 380
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
515 292
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Third baseman

23
509 282
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Left fielder, Catcher

24
586 306
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
530 216
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

26
469 306
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

27
577 228
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
574 190
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
819 719
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

30
514 271
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

31
490 230
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

32
525 325
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Left fielder

33
395 215
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
464 256
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

35
379 266
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

36
385 224
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
499 445
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

38
420 210
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
359 180
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
First baseman

40
355 209
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder

41
333 223
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
286 187
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
372 284
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

44
326 164
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

45
272 210
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

46
285 187
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

47
293 182
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

48
278 223
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

49
277 193
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
267 134
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman