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The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time

Updated June 1, 2020 130.8k votes 10.6k voters 159.5k 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
    4,970
    664

    Babe Ruth

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplacePigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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    #34 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#550 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • 2
    Lou Gehrig
    4,486
    619

    Lou Gehrig

    First baseman

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

  • 3
    Joe DiMaggio
    3,920
    776

    Joe DiMaggio

    Center fielder

    BirthplaceMartinez, California, United States of America

  • 4
    Mickey Mantle
    4,157
    922

    Mickey Mantle

    Outfielder, First baseman

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

  • 5
    Yogi Berra
    3,344
    739

    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#19 of 101 The Most Beloved US Veterans

  • 6
    Whitey Ford
    2,639
    750

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

  • 7
    Mariano Rivera
    3,195
    1,084

    Mariano Rivera

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

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    #25 of 25 Longest Pitching Streaks in Baseball #119 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 8
    Bill Dickey
    1,800
    629

    BirthplaceBastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

  • 9
    Derek Jeter
    3,855
    1,655

    Derek Jeter

    Shortstop

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey, United States of America

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    #190 of 209 Celebrities Who Should Run for President#73 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History

  • 10
    Lefty Gomez
    1,181
    448

    BirthplaceRodeo, California

  • 11
    Phil Rizzuto
    1,487
    604

    Phil Rizzuto

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

  • 12
    Thurman Munson
    2,223
    942

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

  • 13
    Casey Stengel
    888
    319

    Casey Stengel

    Manager, Right fielder

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

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

  • 14
    Ron Guidry
    1,522
    665

    Ron Guidry

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana, United States of America

  • 15
    Catfish Hunter
    1,021
    405

    BirthplaceHertford, North Carolina

  • 16
    Reggie Jackson
    1,851
    862

    Reggie Jackson

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWyncote, Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 17
    Roger Maris
    2,075
    989

    Roger Maris

    Right fielder, Outfielder

    BirthplaceHibbing, Minnesota, United States of America

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    #499 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#90 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

  • 18
    Mel Stottlemyre
    770
    320

    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

  • 19
    Don Mattingly
    2,039
    969

    Don Mattingly

    Manager, First baseman

    BirthplaceEvansville, Center Township, Indiana, United States of America

  • 20
    Joe Torre
    924
    395

    Joe Torre

    Manager, Catcher

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

  • 21
    Mike Mussina
    889
    374

    BirthplaceWilliamsport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 22
    David Cone
    505
    143

    David Cone

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

  • 23
    CC Sabathia
    625
    181

    BirthplaceVallejo, California, United States of America

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  • 24
    Aaron Judge
    843
    246

    Aaron Judge

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceLinden, California

  • 25
    Red Ruffing
    746
    327

    Red Ruffing

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceGranville Township, Granville, Illinois