Since 2002, a lot has changed in the New York Yankees Organization.
From the departure of Joe Torre and the hiring of Joe Girardi to the George Steinbrenner’s death, the past 10 years have been anything but uneventful.
Only three players from the Yankees’ 2002 roster played in pinstripes in 2012—Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera.
Gone are the days of the fiery Rodger Clemens and the soft-spoken Bernie Williams, and in are the days of Alex Rodriguez and CC Sabathia.
Obviously the dynasty of the late 1990s wasn’t repeated in the late 2000s, but the Bombers undoubtedly fielded future Hall of Fame players over the past ten years.
Here is a glimpse into the past and at the present of the 10 best players to don the navy and white pinstripes over the past 10 seasons.