New York Yankees All Time Starting Lineup

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The New York Yankees can trace their roots back to 1903 as the New York Highlanders. Over the years they have been known as the New York Highlanders (1903-1912) and as they are known today the New York Yankees (1913-Present). The organization has made 51 playoff appearances, won 40 pennants, and 27 world championships. They have retired 19 numbers. Manager Billy Martin (1), Babe Ruth (3), Lou Gehrig (4), Joe DiMaggio (5), manager Joe Torre (6), Mickey Mantle (7), Yogi Berra (8), Bill Dickey (8), Roger Maris (9), Phil Rizzuto (10), Thurman Munson (15), Whitey Ford (16), Don Mattingly (23), Elston Howard (32), manager Casey Stengel (37), Mariano Rivera (42), Reggie Jackson (44), Ron Guidry (49), and Bernie Williams (51).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Yogi Berra, 1950

Key Stats: 5.6 WAR, .322/.383/.533, 116 R, 192 H, 30 2B, 6 3B, 28 HR, 124 RBI, 55 BB, .915 OPS, 318 TB, 58% CS

Awards: AL All-Star, 3rd in MVP

 

First Base

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig, 1927

Key Stats: 11.8 WAR, .373/.474/.765, 149 R, 218 H, 52 2B (1st AL), 18 3B, 47 HR, 173 RBI (1st AL), 10 SB, 109 BB, 1.240 OPS, 447 TB (1st AL), 21 SH

Awards: AL MVP

 

Second Base

Robinson Cano, 2010

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR, .319/.381/.534, 103 R, 200 H, 41 2B, 3 3B, 29 HR, 109 RBI, 57 BB, .914 OPS, 334 TB, 14 IBB, 2.2 dWAR, 16 DRS

Awards: AL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 3rd in MVP

 

Third Base

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, 2007

Key Stats: 9.4 WAR (1st AL), .314/.422/.645 (1st AL), 143 R (1st AL), 183 H, 31 2B, 54 HR (1st AL), 156 RBI (1st AL), 24 SB, 95 BB, 1.067 OPS (1st AL), 376 TB (1st AL), 21 HBP, 11 IBB

Awards: AL All-Star, Silver Slugger, AL MVP

 

Shortstop

Derek Jeter, 1999

Key Stats: 8.0 WAR (1st AL), .349/.438/.552, 134 R, 219 H (1st AL), 37 2B, 9 3B, 24 HR, 102 RBI, 19 SB, 91 BB, .989 OPS, 346 TB, 12 HBP

Awards: AL All-Star, 6th in MVP

 

Left Field

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth, 1921

Key Stats: 12.9 WAR (1st AL), .378/.512 (1st AL)/.846 (1st AL), 177 R (1st AL), 204 H, 44 2B, 16 3B, 59 HR (1st AL), 168 RBI (1st AL), 17 SB, 145 BB (1st AL), 1.359 OPS (1st AL), 457 TB (1st AL)

 

Center Field

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle, 1956

Key Stats: 11.2 WAR (1st AL), .353 (1st AL)/.464/.705, 132 R (1st AL), 188 H, 22 2B, 5 3B, 52 HR (1st AL), 130 RBI (1st AL), 10 SB, 112 BB, 1.169 OPS (1st AL), 376 TB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, AL MVP

 

Right Field

Roger Maris, 1961

Key Stats: 6.9 WAR, .269/.372/.620, 132 R (1st AL), 159 H, 16 2B, 4 3B, 61 HR (1st AL), 141 RBI (1st AL), 94 BB, .993 OPS, 366 TB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, AL MVP

 

Designated Hitter

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio, 1937

Key Stats: 8.2 WAR (1st AL), .346/.412/.673 (1st AL), 151 R (1st AL), 215 H, 35 2B, 15 3B, 46 HR (1st AL), 167 RBI, 64 BB, 1.085 OPS, 418 TB (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, 2nd in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Ron Guidry

Ron Guidry, 1978

Key Stats: 9.6 WAR (1st AL), 25 Wins (1st AL), 1.74 ERA (1st AL), 2.19 FIP (1st AL), 16 CG, 9 SHO (1st AL), 273 2/3 IP, 248 K, 0.946 WHIP (1st AL), 6.1 H/9 (1st AL), 0.4 HR/9, 8.2 K/9, 3.44 K/BB, .193 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, AL CY Young, 2nd in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Lefty Gomez, 1934

Key Stats: 8.2 WAR (1st AL), 26 Wins (1st AL), 2.33 ERA (1st AL), 3.57 FIP, 25 CG (1st AL), 6 SHO (1st AL), 281 2/3 IP (1st AL), 158 K (1st AL), 1.133 WHIP (1st AL), 7.1 H/9 (1st AL)

Awards: AL All-Star, 3rd in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Catfish Hunter

Catfish Hunter, 1975

Key Stats: 8.1 WAR, 23 Wins (1st AL), 2.58 ERA, 3.30 FIP, 30 CG (1st AL), 7 SHO, 328 IP (1st AL), 177 K, 1.009 WHIP (1st AL), 6.8 H/9 (1st AL), .208 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, 2nd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Jack Chesbro, 1904

Key Stats: 10.2 WAR, 41 Wins (1st AL), 1.82 ERA, 2.11 FIP, 48 CG (1st AL), 6 SHO, 454 2/3 IP (1st AL), 239 K, 0.937 WHIP, 6.7 H/9 (1st AL)

 

Starting Pitcher

Whitey Ford, 1963

Key Stats: 4.3 WAR, 24 Wins (1st AL), 2.74 ERA, 2.98 FIP, 13 CG, 3 SHO, 269 1/3 IP (1st AL), 189 K, 1.099 WHIP, 6.3 K/9, 3.38 K/BB, .241 BAA

Awards: 3rd in MVP

 

Closer

Mariano Rivera

 

Mariano Rivera, 2005

Key Stats: 4.0 WAR, 43 SV, 1.38 ERA, 2.15 FIP, 71 G, 78 1/3 IP, 80 K, 0.868 WHIP, 5.7 H/9, 0.2 HR/9, 9.2 K/9, 4.44 K/BB, .177 BAA

Awards: AL All-Star, 2nd in CY Young, 9th in MVP

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