The All-Yankees Team
The first edition of my "All-Team" series begins fittingly with the greatest team in baseball history: The New York Yankees
The Yankees have produced more world championships than any other team with 26 to their name. They have also produce arguably the two greatest teams of all time in the 1927 and the 1998 teams.
So enjoy the first team up, The Bronx Bombers
The easiest pick on this list
Honorable mention to Reggie Jackson
CF- Joe Dimaggio
Mantle or Dimaggio?
This was a tough one because they are two of the greatest players of all-time.
I am going with Dimaggio because of the 56 game hitting streak and the longevity of his career
LF- Dave Winfield
One of the greatest all around athletes to ever play for the Bombers, Winfield lost a close race to Mattingly for the 1984 batting title. Like Mattingly, Dave had the unfortunate luck to play for the Yankees in the 80's, although he did win a pennant in 1981.
The Captain, the greatest shortstop of his era. Jeter is on pace to be the first Yankee to collect 3,000 hits, which is amazing considering the history of the franchise.
Honorable mention to the late, great, Phil Rizzuto
3B- Greg Nettles
One of the Best fielding third baseman of all time helped the Yankees from 1973-1983.
Honorable Mentions to Red Rolfe, Clete Boyer
I know some fans may argue for A-Rod, but I refuse to put someone who took steroids on this list.
2B- Joe Gordon
A hall of famer who will be inducted this July along with Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice.
"Flash" was the first second baseman to hit 20 homeruns in a season, and when he was traded after the 1946 season, he had played in 1,000 games and recorded 1,000 hits.
1B- Lou Gehrig
If not for his disease, we could be mentioning Gehrig as one of the three greatest players of all time. The Iron Horse could do it all and is arguably the greatest first baseman of all time.
Honorable mention to Don Mattingly.
C- Yogi Berra
This might be the coolest picture I have ever seen.
Berra has more world championships than any other player in the history of baseball.
Honorable mentions to Thurman Munson, Bill Dickey, and Jorge Posada
If I listened to the callers on WFAN, I would put Fransisco Cervelli on there too
Thankfully, I don't.
SP- Whitey Ford
The Chairman of the Board wrote the book on how to pitch in the postseason.
Arguably the most intrical piece of the Yankees Dynasty in the 1950's.
RP- Goose Gossage
The ultimate 3 inning closer, Gossage is one of the most feared pitchers of all time.
Gossage is one of the favorites when he returns for Old Timers' Day.
CP- Mariano Rivera
The greatest reliever in Baseball History. Period.
Announcers- Mel Allen and Phil Rizzuto
Although John and Susan would give them a run for their money (there should be a font for sarcasm)
It does not get any better than "How Bout That" and "Holyyyy Cow!"