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!

1
3,034 415
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Babe Ruth Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

2
2,627 401
Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Gehrig First baseman

3
2,380 377
Joe DiMaggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe DiMaggio Center fielder

4
2,467 556
Mickey Mantle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mickey Mantle Outfielder, First baseman, Center fielder

5
2,037 418
Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Yogi Berra Manager, Outfielder, Catcher

6
2,489 853
Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Derek Jeter Shortstop

7
1,536 332
Whitey Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Whitey Ford Pitcher

8
1,843 574
Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mariano Rivera Relief pitcher, Pitcher

9
1,139 501
Roger Maris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Maris Right fielder, Outfielder

10
1,149 505
Thurman Munson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Thurman Munson Catcher

11
1,126 570
Don Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Mattingly Manager, First baseman

12
1,095 440
Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Reggie Jackson Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

13
859 295
Bill Dickey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bill Dickey Catcher

14
838 372
Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Ron Guidry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
819 399
Andy Pettitte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Andy Pettitte Starting pitcher, Pitcher

16
858 424
Bernie Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bernie Williams Outfielder, Center fielder

17
773 326
Phil Rizzuto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Phil Rizzuto Shortstop

18
643 257
Lefty Gomez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lefty Gomez Pitcher

19
709 391
Jorge Posada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Jorge Posada Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

20
630 281
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

21
628 364
Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Paul O'Neill Right fielder, Outfielder

22
490 280
Graig Nettles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Graig Nettles Third baseman

23
494 266
Elston Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Elston Howard Left fielder, Catcher

24
568 292
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

25
455 292
Willie Randolph is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Willie Randolph Second baseman

26
558 213
Joe Torre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
rangerboy61 added Joe Torre Manager, Catcher, First baseman

27
491 206
Catfish Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Catfish Hunter Pitcher

28
786 688
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

29
542 183
Casey Stengel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Casey Stengel Manager, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
491 262
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Billy Martin Second baseman

31
453 223
Tony Lazzeri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tony Lazzeri Second baseman

32
506 309
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

33
362 209
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Red Ruffing Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
438 250
Mike Mussina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mike Mussina Pitcher

35
371 258
Bobby Murcer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Murcer Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

36
484 430
Robinson Canó is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Robinson Canó Second baseman

37
351 173
Tino Martinez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Tino Martinez First baseman

38
407 200
Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Hideki Matsui Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

39
368 216
Mel Stottlemyre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Mel Stottlemyre Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
330 205
Earle Combs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Earle Combs Outfielder

41
327 220
Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Lou Piniella Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

42
360 272
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

43
278 181
Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Dave Righetti Relief pitcher, Pitcher

44
313 160
Don Larsen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Don Larsen Pitcher

45
268 206
Roy White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Roy White Outfielder, Left fielder

46
274 184
Waite Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Waite Hoyt Pitcher

47
274 215
Bucky Dent is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bucky Dent Shortstop

48
277 179
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Joe Gordon Second baseman

49
261 129
Bobby Richardson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bobby Richardson Second baseman

50
260 189
Bob Meusel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest New York Yankees of All Time
Bob Meusel Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder