Debuting in 1951 where he won the Rookie of the Year, McDougald was equally talented at Second, Third or Shortstop, and he finished in the top ten in Defensive bWAR in eight of his ten years as a Major Leaguer. That would include five top four finishes, and a first place rank in the 1957 season. The elite infielder would go to five All-Star Games, and help the Yankees win five World Series Championships.While defense was his strength, he could contribute with his bat. McDougald twice batted over .300, and had a respectable .276 Batting Average over his career. He had eight straight 10 Home Run years, and he led the American League in Triples in 1957 (9). McDougald accumulated 1,291 Hits and 112 Home Runs over his career.