WSJ: 10 greatest Yankee position players

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    WSJ: 10 greatest Yankee position players

    The Wall Street Journal developed a comprehensive set of criteria to determine which 10 Yankee position players were the greatest of all-time:postseason batting, fielding range, on-base plus slugging percentage and wins above replacement player.
    10. Tommy Henrich, OF — 1937-1950
    9. Joe Gordon, 2B — 1938-1946
    8. Alex Rodriguez, 3B — 2004 to present
    7. Reggie Jackson, OF, DH — 1977-1981
    6. Mickey Mantle, OF — 1951-1968
    5. Yogi Berra, C — 1946-1963
    4. Derek Jeter, SS — 1995 to present
    3. Joe DiMaggio, OF — 1936–1942 and 1946–1951
    2.
    Lou Gehrig, 1B — 1923-1939
    1.
     Babe Ruth, OF — 1920-1934
     
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    Re: WSJ: 10 greatest Yankee position players

    Mantle should be fourth, followed by Yogi then Jeter.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Your welcome for Ruth - you could not have done it without us.
     
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    I agree with royfl19 Mantle should be 4th though I would have Jeter 5th.  Berra did win a ton of championships but Jeter will be the only Yankee to have 3,000 hits and hes been a great Yankee.  I don't know its close an argument could be made either way.  I'm sure if my Grandfather were here he'd have Berra ahead of Jeter.
     
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    Far be it from me to tell NYY fans how to pick their best players, but I would certainly think Bernie Williams over Tommy Henrich.
     
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    Re: WSJ: 10 greatest Yankee position players

    I was either too young or not alive yet when most of these guys played.

    So, I'll have to take your word for it.

    I always liked Bobby Murcer and Mel Stottlemyre. Not that they belong on the list, they just seemed like nice guys.
     
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    In Response to Re: WSJ: 10 greatest Yankee position players:
    [QUOTE]I was either too young or not alive yet when most of these guys played. So, I'll have to take your word for it. I always liked Bobby Murcer and Mel Stottlemyre. Not that they belong on the list, they just seemed like nice guys.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]

    yeah zilla but frank was sitting in the grandstands the last game the babe played for the red sox. Wink
     
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    Re: WSJ: 10 greatest Yankee position players

    Casey Stengel was once asked why he was so successful in his years with the NYY. His response was, "I never play a game without my man".

    He was referring to Yogi Berra, whom he'd play somewhere on the field every game. While awkward looking he was actually very athletic, had a baseball IQ off charts and could hit a ton.




     
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    Reggie '77-'81 just one spot behind Micky Efffing Mantle?  That's absurd.  Why not put Horace Clark in there too.
     
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