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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 127.7k 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
    4,835
    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
    4,338
    606

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

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

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

  • Joe DiMaggio3
    3,804
    760

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

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    #9 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time#26 of 35 The Best Celebrities You'd Actually Buy Stuff From

  • Mickey Mantle4
    4,049
    888

    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
    3,235
    718

    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
    2,537
    741

    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
    3,134
    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
    3,788
    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
    1,733
    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
    2,144
    919

    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
    1,138
    444

    BirthplaceRodeo, California

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    #26 of 99 The Best Hispanic Athletes#48 of 138 The Best Hispanic Baseball Players

  • Phil Rizzuto12
    1,431
    601

    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
    1,492
    635

    Ron Guidry

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

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    #50 of 197 The Greatest Pitchers of All Time#18 of 118 The Greatest Left Handed Pitchers of All Time

  • Casey Stengel14
    859
    320

    Casey Stengel

    Manager, Right fielder

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

  • Reggie Jackson15
    1,805
    832

    Reggie Jackson

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

  • Catfish Hunter16
    994
    408

    BirthplaceHertford, North Carolina

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

  • Don Mattingly17
    2,000
    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
    2,005
    949

    Roger Maris

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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    #491 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#10 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • Mel Stottlemyre19
    752
    318

    Mel Stottlemyre

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMissouri

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

  • Joe Torre20
    898
    396

    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 Cone21
    490
    149

    David Cone

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

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

  • Mike Mussina22
    867
    372

    BirthplaceWilliamsport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    #9 of 109 The Greatest Baltimore Orioles of All Time#149 of 163 The Smartest Professional Athletes

  • CC Sabathia23
    624
    183

    BirthplaceVallejo, California, United States of America

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    #146 of 273 The Top Current Baseball Players#80 of 278 The Best Starting Pitchers of All Time

  • Aaron Judge24
    829
    258

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

  • Bernie Williams25
    1,362
    668

    Bernie Williams

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

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    #375 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#46 of 174 The Greatest Center Fielders of All Time