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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
2,668 367
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
2,277 359
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
2,203 416
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
2,022 333
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

5
2,310 644
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

6
1,745 376
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

7
1,695 387
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher

8
1,255 298
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

9
956 428
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

10
940 446
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Thurman Munson Catcher

11
1,009 490
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
962 363
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
731 311
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
779 356
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
740 350
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
673 267
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bill Dickey Catcher

17
644 296
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

18
515 241
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

19
652 345
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
559 254
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

21
573 324
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 Most Overrated Actors of All Time

22
460 238
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

23
445 257
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

24
504 270
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
422 262
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

26
693 610
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

27
500 194
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
494 162
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
427 188
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

30
452 236
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Billy Martin Second baseman

31
460 278
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

32
398 204
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

33
319 191
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Red Ruffing Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
396 231
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

35
348 239
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

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
381 182
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
448 409
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

38
331 198
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mel Stottlemyre Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
323 157
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

40
292 189
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Earle Combs Outfielder

41
305 201
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
315 242
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

43
249 167
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
279 143
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Larsen Pitcher

45
249 189
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roy White Outfielder, Left fielder

46
248 169
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Waite Hoyt Pitcher

47
247 202
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

48
249 167
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

49
245 118
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

50
259 172
Hank Bauer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hank Bauer Right fielder