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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 127.9k votes 10.8k voters 161.8k 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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  • Babe Ruth1
    4,838
    653

    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplacePigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#513 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Lou Gehrig2
    4,339
    607

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

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

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    #1 of 25 MLB Players Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#265 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Joe DiMaggio3
    3,805
    761

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

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    #5 of 174 The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time#9 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time

  • Mickey Mantle4
    4,050
    889

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

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    The Rise And Fall Of Mickey Mantle#27 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans

  • Yogi Berra5
    3,237
    719

    Yogi Berra

    Manager, Outfielder

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

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    #1335 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#21 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • Whitey Ford6
    2,539
    743

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

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    #146 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#387 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

  • Mariano Rivera7
    3,137
    1,027

    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

  • Derek Jeter8
    3,792
    1,581

    Derek Jeter

    Shortstop

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

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    #156 of 210 Celebrities Who Should Run for President#260 of 260 The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

  • Bill Dickey9
    1,735
    634

    BirthplaceBastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

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    #4 of 149 The Greatest Catchers of All Time#3 of 13 The Best New York Yankees Catchers of All Time

  • Thurman Munson10
    2,145
    920

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

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    #63 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon#5 of 50 The Best Athletes Who Wore #15

  • Lefty Gomez11
    1,139
    444

    BirthplaceRodeo, California

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    #26 of 99 The Best Hispanic Athletes#45 of 138 The Best Hispanic Baseball Players

  • Phil Rizzuto12
    1,431
    602

    Phil Rizzuto

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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    #16 of 132 The Greatest Shortstops of All Time#17 of 80 The Best Baseball Announcers of All Time

  • Ron Guidry13
    1,494
    635

    Ron Guidry

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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    #184 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time#18 of 118 The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

  • Casey Stengel14
    861
    320

    Casey Stengel

    Manager, Right fielder

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

  • Reggie Jackson15
    1,805
    833

    Reggie Jackson

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    #430 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#219 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Catfish Hunter16
    995
    408

    BirthplaceHertford, North Carolina

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    #7 of 73 The Greatest Curveball Pitchers of All Time#4 of 23 The Best Perfect Games In Major League History

  • Don Mattingly17
    2,002
    920

    Don Mattingly

    Manager, First baseman

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

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    #22 of 116 The Greatest Left-Handed Athletes of All Time#13 of 30 The Best Current MLB Managers

  • Roger Maris18
    2,006
    951

    Roger Maris

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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    #491 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#130 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • Mike Mussina19
    868
    372

    BirthplaceWilliamsport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    #9 of 109 The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time#151 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • Mel Stottlemyre20
    752
    319

    Mel Stottlemyre

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMissouri

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    #143 of 149 Celebrities Who Died In 2019#8 of 50 The Best Pitchers In New York Yankees History

  • Joe Torre21
    898
    397

    Joe Torre

    Manager, Catcher

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    #22 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time#17 of 44 The Best MLB Managers of All Time

  • David Cone22
    491
    149

    David Cone

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

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    #118 of 146 The Best Boston Red Sox Of All Time#9 of 20 The Worst In-Season MLB Trades Ever Made

  • CC Sabathia23
    625
    183

    BirthplaceVallejo, California, United States of America

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    #146 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players#8 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked

  • Aaron Judge24
    829
    259

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

  • Tony Lazzeri25
    777
    344

    Tony Lazzeri

    Second baseman

    BirthplaceCalifornia

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    #296 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#7 of 148 The Greatest Second Basemen of All Time