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Where does Jeter rank all-time?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 10, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

060427_baberuth_hmed_9p_widec1Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig for the most hits in franchise history last night. This raises an interesting question: Where does Jeter rank on the list of greatest Yankees?

Here is my top 10:

1. Babe Ruth
2. Lou Gehrig
3. Joe DiMaggio
4. Mickey Mantle
5. Yogi Berra
6. Derek Jeter
7. Whitey Ford
8. Mariano Rivera
9. Bill Dickey
10. Lefty Gomez

I did 1-9 easy. The last spot is a tough call. You could say Bernie Williams based on where he stands on the career lists. Maybe Don Mattingly or even Andy Pettitte.

My criteria was years spent with the team, championships won and where the player stood in terms of the competition at the time. Reggie Jackson was a Yankee for five years, A-Rod for six. That’s not enough tenure in my book. A-Rod could get there, obviously.

So what’s your list?

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m.: Some great discussions on the blog about the topic, make sure to check them out. People are reasonably discussing baseball on the internet. It’s a miracle.

Back later on.




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