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-2022 revision of our top 50 New York Yankees.
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.
The Yankees had another playoff run in 2022, but when you are the most accomplished team in baseball, it takes a lot to move up this list or even debut on it. However, both of this did happen, with one debut and one elevation.
As always, we present our top five, which did not change.
1. Babe Ruth
2. Lou Gehrig
4. Joe DiMaggio
5. Derek Jeter
You can find the entire list here.
Brett Gardner moved up one spot to #35.
The new entry is current First Baseman, Aaron Judge, who comes in at #49.
Judge’s entry knocks Hank Bauer off of the list.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.