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
2,780 385
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
2,376 370
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
2,307 438
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
2,123 346
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

5
1,821 392
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
2,384 678
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

7
1,760 416
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher

8
1,325 308
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

9
996 461
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Thurman Munson Catcher

10
1,003 452
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

11
1,057 512
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
1,015 390
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
782 323
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
817 377
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
722 275
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bill Dickey Catcher

16
778 363
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
688 306
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

18
550 247
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

19
679 362
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
587 263
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

21
592 342
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
475 249
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

23
463 264
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

24
533 275
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
441 273
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

26
732 637
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

27
520 202
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
515 169
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
450 194
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

30
473 242
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Billy Martin Second baseman

31
482 282
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

32
415 211
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

33
335 196
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Red Ruffing Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
410 236
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

35
361 245
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

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
392 189
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
464 416
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

38
343 204
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mel Stottlemyre Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
338 162
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

40
309 193
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
336 252
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
262 170
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
291 148
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Larsen Pitcher

45
261 193
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roy White Outfielder, Left fielder

46
257 174
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Waite Hoyt Pitcher

47
262 203
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

48
263 168
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