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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 131.9k votes 10.7k voters 160.6k 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
    5,015
    670

    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplacePigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#486 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Lou Gehrig2
    4,516
    622

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

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

  • Joe DiMaggio3
    3,949
    789

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

  • Mickey Mantle4
    4,193
    924

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

  • Yogi Berra5
    3,372
    743

    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#1330 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • Whitey Ford6
    2,652
    761

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

  • Mariano Rivera7
    3,225
    1,087

    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

  • Bill Dickey8
    1,810
    648

    BirthplaceBastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

  • Derek Jeter9
    3,889
    1,661

    Derek Jeter

    Shortstop

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey

  • Lefty Gomez10
    1,188
    453

    BirthplaceRodeo, California

  • Phil Rizzuto11
    1,499
    615

    Phil Rizzuto

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

  • Thurman Munson12
    2,238
    951

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

  • Casey Stengel13
    894
    325

    Casey Stengel

    Manager, Right fielder

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

  • Ron Guidry14
    1,534
    670

    Ron Guidry

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

  • Catfish Hunter15
    1,031
    417

    BirthplaceHertford, North Carolina

  • Reggie Jackson16
    1,868
    871

    Reggie Jackson

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Don Mattingly17
    2,069
    971

    Don Mattingly

    Manager, First baseman

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

  • Roger Maris18
    2,087
    991

    Roger Maris

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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    #10 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame#1433 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Mel Stottlemyre19
    777
    324

    Mel Stottlemyre

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMissouri

  • Joe Torre20
    934
    403

    Joe Torre

    Manager, Catcher

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • Mike Mussina21
    904
    377

    BirthplaceWilliamsport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • David Cone22
    509
    146

    David Cone

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

  • CC Sabathia23
    640
    182

    BirthplaceVallejo, California, United States of America

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    #311 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#77 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • Aaron Judge24
    856
    251

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

  • Red Ruffing25
    752
    331

    Red Ruffing

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceGranville Township, Granville, Illinois