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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!
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1
2,556 347
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
2,182 337
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
2,110 391
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
1,926 313
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

5
2,219 597
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

6
1,656 352
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

7
1,617 371
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher

8
1,198 275
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

9
895 420
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Thurman Munson Catcher

10
960 463
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

11
904 405
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

12
905 344
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
689 298
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
745 338
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

15
703 331
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
639 253
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bill Dickey Catcher

17
610 279
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

18
490 227
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

19
618 327
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
530 239
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

21
543 305
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

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22
440 228
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

23
427 244
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

24
480 258
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
401 250
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

26
648 579
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

27
468 186
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
471 154
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 Catchers of All Time

29
403 181
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

30
433 228
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Billy Martin Second baseman

31
433 265
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

32
378 195
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

33
301 182
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Red Ruffing Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
374 222
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

35
332 231
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
431 387
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

37
360 173
Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hideki Matsui Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

38
318 189
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mel Stottlemyre Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
301 151
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

40
276 181
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Earle Combs Outfielder

41
291 194
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
235 156
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

43
297 233
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

44
264 136
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Larsen Pitcher

45
242 180
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roy White Outfielder, Left fielder

46
237 162
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Waite Hoyt Pitcher

47
237 193
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

48
241 157
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

49
233 108
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

50
249 162
Hank Bauer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hank Bauer Right fielder