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TOP 5 GREATEST YANKEES OF ALL TIME
Throughout the Yankees 27 world series, there have been many hall of famers that have played in the Bronx
5. Mickey Mantle- Mickey Mantle was one of the greatest hitters to ever grace a baseball diamond. His awards speak for him, as he is a three time MVP and a 20 time MVP. Mantle was also a terrific defensive centerfielder and got into the baseball hall of fame by gaining a vote from 88% of the voters.
4. Mariano Rivera- Who knew that when the Yankees made Rivera their closer rather than a starter that it would change the game of baseball forever. Rivera is a member of the Yankees core four along with Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada. He is also baseball’s all-time saves leader at 608.
3. Joe DiMaggio- DiMaggio is well known for two things. His unprecedented 56-game hitting streak and his service in world war II. The 13-time all-star was part of the dominant Yankees run in which they won nine world championships between 1936-1951.
2. Lou Gehrig- Lou Gehrig’s career was cut short due to ALS renamed Lou Gehrig’s disease. But the two time mvp left his mark on baseball during his career. Hitting for a career average of 340 while playing in at least 149 games every year after 1927 until he retired in 1939, earning him the nicknamed, “The Iron Horse.”
1. Babe Ruth- Babe Ruth was simply one of the greatest if not the best baseball player ever. Ruth was a two-way player being both and amazing pitcher and arguably a better hitter. He will always be remembered for his 714 career homeruns.