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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 128.1k votes 10.5k voters 158.0k views149 items

List RulesVote 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, whether top Yankees pitchers or top hitters. 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 top 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 former legends like 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
    Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    4,900
    648

    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplacePigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • 2
    Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    4,424
    611

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

  • 3
    Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    3,873
    752

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

  • 4
    Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    4,092
    914

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

  • 5
    Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    3,300
    733

    Yogi Berra

    Manager, Outfielder

    BirthplaceThe Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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    #39 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#2 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time

  • 6
    Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    2,598
    737

    BirthplaceAstoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

  • 7
    Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    3,138
    1,074

    Mariano Rivera

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

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    #25 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #120 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 8
    Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,776
    615

    BirthplaceBastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

  • 9
    Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    3,795
    1,635

    Derek Jeter

    Shortstop

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

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  • 10
    Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,158
    434

    BirthplaceRodeo, California

  • 11
    Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,470
    583

    Phil Rizzuto

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

  • 12
    Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    2,198
    929

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

  • 13
    Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    872
    307

    Casey Stengel

    Manager, Right fielder

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

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    #34 of 207 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time#8 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time

  • 14
    Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,008
    388

    BirthplaceHertford, North Carolina

  • 15
    Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,497
    654

    Ron Guidry

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

  • 16
    Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,821
    848

    Reggie Jackson

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 17
    Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    761
    304

    Mel Stottlemyre

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMissouri

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  • 18
    Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    2,044
    974

    Roger Maris

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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    #491 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#91 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 19
    Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    907
    381

    Joe Torre

    Manager, Catcher

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • 20
    David Cone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    496
    127

    David Cone

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

  • 21
    Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    1,999
    965

    Don Mattingly

    Manager, First baseman

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

  • 22
    Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    874
    363

    BirthplaceWilliamsport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 23
    CC Sabathia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    612
    165

    BirthplaceVallejo, California, United States of America

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    #79 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#135 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players

  • 24
    Aaron Judge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    824
    221

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

  • 25
    Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time
    727
    320

    Red Ruffing

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceGranville Township, Granville, Illinois

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