Ask anyone under 50 which New York Yankee has the most championship rings, and the first name to come to mind will probably be Derek Jeter. That answer holds true if we restrict the period to Derek’s major league career, or since 1995. Derek has five rings.
Most fans, however, are shocked to learn that the most celebrated shortstop of the current era doesn’t crack the lineup of the five players who’ve won the most rings as a Yankee.
With a ring for every finger, Yogi Berra owns double Derek’s number. Yogiâ€™s Read the rest of this entry »
With 27 World Championships, 40 AL pennants and 44 Hall of Fame players, the New York Yankees are the most successful professional sports franchise in North American history. An all-time Yankees lineup would consist of:
1B- Lou Gehrig (1923-39). Played on six World Champions, played in 2,130 consecutive games, lifetime batting average of .340 with 493 HRs, 2,721 hits and 1,995 RBIs.
2B- Robinson Cano (2005-present). Four-time All-Star, played on 2009 World Championship team, lifetime .308 hitter.
SS- Derek Jeter (1995-present). The all-time Yankee leader in hits with 3,304, 13-time All-Star, Five-time World Champion and lifetime .313 hitter.
3B- Graig Nettles (1973-83). Superb defensively, Nettles was also a big-time clutch hitter Read the rest of this entry »
With 27 championships to their credit, The New York Yankees are professional sportsâ€™ most successful team and theyâ€™ve provided fans with some of the most dramatic moments in baseball history.
5. In Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth was facing Chicago Cubs pitcher, Charley Root, when he pointed to center field. On the next pitch, Ruth blasted a home run deep over the center field wall. While the facts of exactly what happened that day remain ambiguous, Ruthâ€™s called shot remains a vital piece of Yankee lore.
4. On July 4th, 1939, Yankee great Lou Gehrig, fighting ALS, the Read the rest of this entry »
Babe Ruth was the most dominant player in Major League history. Almost 65 years after his death, and 78 years after his last game, his name is as synonymous with baseball today, as it was when he played for the the New York Yankees.
No other player throughout the team’s history has meant as much to their direct success over such an extended period of time as Mariano Rivera. Greats such as DiMaggio, Mantle, and Jeter have all played a large part in creating the tapestry that is the Yankee Tradition. Rivera has taken that role to another Read the rest of this entry »
Six World Series Championships, 10 American League Pennants and 15 Eastern Division Titles. That’s what the New York Yankees accomplished under the reign of George Steinbrenner. Many great players had a hand in collecting all that hardware for the Yanks’ sizable trophy case. But of all those who wore the Pinstripes during that time, who were the best of the best?
Right off the bat, you have to include Derek Jeter among the best Yankees of the George Steinbrenner era. He has been the heart and soul of the Yankees for three decades and Read the rest of this entry »