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!

1
2,932 398
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
2,529 383
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
2,283 358
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

4
2,367 540
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
1,952 402
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
2,428 801
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

7
1,796 526
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher

8
1,461 320
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

9
1,090 478
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,092 483
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Thurman Munson Catcher

11
1,095 537
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
1,053 418
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
816 347
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
818 282
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bill Dickey Catcher

15
835 404
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

16
795 380
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
739 316
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

18
610 251
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

19
693 379
Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Jorge Posada Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

20
614 352
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Paul O'Neill Right fielder, Outfielder

21
608 273
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

22
478 271
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

23
488 256
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

24
551 283
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
448 281
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

26
541 206
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
rangerboy61 added Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

27
472 201
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

28
757 670
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

29
532 175
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
484 252
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Billy Martin Second baseman

31
442 216
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

32
493 301
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

33
352 201
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Red Ruffing Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
425 243
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

35
366 249
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Murcer Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

36
343 168
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

37
470 423
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

38
355 208
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mel Stottlemyre Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
396 196
Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hideki Matsui Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

40
321 197
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Earle Combs Outfielder

41
321 212
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Piniella Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
269 174
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
347 263
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

44
303 153
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Larsen Pitcher

45
266 198
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roy White Outfielder, Left fielder

46
266 177
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Waite Hoyt Pitcher

47
271 172
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

48
264 210
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

49
258 123
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

50
270 179
Hank Bauer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hank Bauer Right fielder