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
2,762 383
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
2,360 368
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
2,289 435
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

4
2,105 344
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

5
1,807 391
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
2,376 670
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

7
1,750 410
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher

8
1,314 305
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

9
985 457
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Thurman Munson Catcher

10
994 446
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

11
1,048 508
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
1,010 383
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
775 319
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
809 375
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

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15
773 362
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
712 275
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bill Dickey Catcher

17
683 305
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

18
545 246
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

19
677 360
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
583 260
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

21
590 338
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Paul O'Neill Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time

22
473 248
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

23
461 263
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

24
531 275
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
438 272
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

26
726 631
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

27
518 201
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
rangerboy61 added Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

28
512 168
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

29
448 193
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

30
473 241
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Billy Martin Second baseman

31
482 281
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

32
412 210
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

33
334 196
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Red Ruffing Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
409 236
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

35
359 245
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

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36
391 188
Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hideki Matsui Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

37
463 416
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

38
342 203
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mel Stottlemyre Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
338 161
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

40
307 193
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Earle Combs Outfielder

41
318 205
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
335 250
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

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43
261 170
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
290 147
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Larsen Pitcher

45
259 193
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roy White Outfielder, Left fielder

46
256 174
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Waite Hoyt Pitcher

47
260 203
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

48
262 168
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

49
254 120
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

50
267 175
Hank Bauer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hank Bauer Right fielder