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!
list ordered by

1
3,154 426
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
2,751 409
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
First baseman

3
2,491 401
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Center fielder

4
2,571 579
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
2,129 445
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
2,534 925
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

7
1,625 348
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

8
1,879 641
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,222 527
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catcher

10
1,199 525
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

11
1,175 606
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, First baseman

12
1,131 481
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
924 306
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catcher

14
862 406
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
828 335
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

16
841 422
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

17
875 448
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

18
692 266
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

19
724 410
Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

20
654 293
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

21
649 376
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

22
508 287
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Third baseman

23
504 278
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Left fielder, Catcher

24
581 300
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
518 214
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

26
466 302
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

27
572 223
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
rangerboy61 added Manager, Catcher, First baseman

28
564 187
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
805 709
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

30
507 268
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

31
478 229
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

32
519 319
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Left fielder

33
384 214
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
455 253
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

35
376 264
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

36
377 220
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
418 206
Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

38
493 441
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

39
356 178
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
First baseman

40
345 209
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder

41
332 223
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
283 186
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
368 281
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

44
323 163
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

45
269 210
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

46
283 187
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Pitcher

47
288 182
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman

48
276 220
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Shortstop

49
270 193
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

50
264 133
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Second baseman