Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2021 revision of our top 50 New York Yankees of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
There are two new additions on our Top 50, but nothing affecting our top five. As always, we announce them here.
1. Babe Ruth
2. Lou Gehrig
4. Joe DiMaggio
5. Derek Jeter
The two new additions were reflective of the advanced metric changes from Baseball Reference. This has pushed up five-time World Series infielder, Red Rolfe to #46 and seven-time World Series Outfielder,Hank Bauer enters at #50. They replace Dave Righetti and Roger Peckinpaugh. Other minor tinkering took place that altered the overall list, but nothing major.
The only active player on the list is Brett Gardner, who moved up two spots to #36. Aaron Judge, is on his way up, but has not yet made our top fifty.
We welcome your input and commentsand as always, we thank you for your support.