The Best New York Yankees of All Time
The New York Yankees are among the best professional baseball teams to have ever existed. Since they first began playing in the 1901 season as the Baltimore Orioles, they have been dominating the world of American baseball and have consistently performed well, thanks to the multitude of talented players who have played for the team. The team has given the world some of the most brilliant baseball players who have helped in the evolution of the sport over the past century. Check out the best New York Yankees of all time.
Also Known As: George Herman Ruth, The Bambino, The Sultan of Swat
Birthday: 06 February 1895
Born In: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died On: 16 August 1948
Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat," professional baseball player Babe Ruth is counted among the greatest in the sport. Even though he had played for other teams, he reached the peak of his career as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees.
Also Known As: Lawrence Peter Berra
Birthday: 12 May 1925
Born In: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died On: 22 September 2015
Widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history, Yogi Berra is one of only six players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award three times. He played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), most of them with the New York Yankees.
Also Known As: Joseph Paul DiMaggio, Joltin' Joe, The Yankee Clipper
Birthday: 25 November 1914
Born In: Martinez, California, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died On: 08 March 1999
A baseball center fielder, Joe DiMaggio played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He is best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15–July 16, 1941), a record that is still unbroken.
Also Known As: Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig
Birthday: 19 June 1903
Born In: Yorkville, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died On: 02 June 1941
As a baseball first baseman, Lou Gehrig played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. Renowned for his prowess as a hitter, he was an All-Star seven consecutive times. He was the first MLB player to have his uniform number (4) retired by a team.
Also Known As: Mickey Charles Mantle
Birthday: 20 October 1931
Born In: Spavinaw, Oklahoma, United States
Sun Sign: Libra
Died On: 13 August 1995
Nicknamed ‘The Commerce Comet’ and ‘The Mick’, professional baseball player Mickey Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees. He played as a a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. He is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history.