Re: #7 was a cheater too.
posted at 5/7/2013 8:02 PM EDT
In response to TV-Guy's comment:
I would have to see your list of who you considered to be the greatest of all time.
I would also like to see who others in the media thought were the greatest Yankees of all time.
If you are right then that would have to be a coincidence since I don't see why a team's greatest players should be correlated with being home grown.
Of course, before free agency many players stayed on one team and trades were more seldom.
If the Ted Williams trade to NY had happened then would you had considered to have been a great Yankee?
My gut feeling is that it is not logical.
The Yankee dynasty of the 1950s was not only dependent on star players but also on having the best at every position and on the bench.
Didn't Johnny Blanchard hit more HRs per AB than Mantle or Maris in the one big year.
Two Yankees still playing who deserve to be in the top ten Yankees of all time.
Every great team has roll players and why it's still a team sport.
1961 Yankees had three catchers with over 20 homeruns Berra, Howard and Blanchard.
1961 Blanchard played sparingly as a third stringer behind Howard and Berra but still hit 21.