Robinson Cano: Is He the NY Yankees' Greatest Second Baseman Ever?

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Robinson Cano: Is He the NY Yankees' Greatest Second Baseman Ever?
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This is the greatest middle infield in Yankees history.

The New York Yankees are the most successful baseball team in history, and the franchise's all-time All-Star squad could take on any grouping of Hall of Famers in a Field of Dreams fantasy scenario.

At almost every position on the field, they had one of the all-time greats, from Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio to Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford to Mariano Rivera.

Go ahead, take your pick from this lineup.

C: Yogi Berra, Bill Dickey

1B: Lou Gehrig, Don Mattingly

2B: Tony Lazzeri, Robinson Cano

3B: Alex Rodriguez, Graig Nettles

SS: Derek Jeter, Phil Rizzuto

LF: Charlie Keller, Dave Winfield

CF: Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle

RF: Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson

SP: Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry, Lefty Gomez, Red Ruffing, Andy Pettitte

RP: Mariano Rivera, Goose Gossage, Sparky Lyle

When Alex Rodriguez joined the team in 2004, he instantly vaulted over Graig Nettles as the Yankees' greatest ever third baseman as soon as he put on the uniform. Then he won the AL MVP in both 2005 and 2007, and, oh yeah, a World Series in 2009.

However, is Robinson Cano already the greatest second bagger to ever don the pinstripes?

Let's take a look at the five best players to ever field the position for the Yankees.

Note: Statistics have been taken from Baseball-Reference.com.

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