Who doesn't love a great sports argument?
If I wanted to stir a debate, I would chose Sidney Ponson as the greatest Yankee to wear No. 24.
However, since some great players have worn this number, it's not that easy.
There's Al Downing, who was a 1967 All-Star, and became just the sixth American League pitcher and the 13th pitcher in Major League history to strike out three batters on nine consecutive pitches.
Or Rickey Henderson, who was lighting on the base path.
During Henderson's time with the Yankees beginning in 1985, he led the league in runs scored (146), stolen bases (80), was fourth in the league in walks (99), had an on-base percentage of .419, had 24 home runs while hitting .314, and won the Silver Slugger award.
During the 1985 season, Henderson became the first player in major league history to reach 80 stolen bases and 20 home runs.
The following year, Henderson led the AL in runs scored (130) and stolen bases (87) for the second year in a row.
He was also seventh in walks (89).
Henderson had a down year in 1987, but in 1988, Henderson once again led the AL in steals (93), was third in runs scored (118), fifth in OBP (.394) and seventh in walks (82), while hitting .305.
Henderson was only in New York for four and a half seasons, but during his time here, he stole 326 bases, and on June 4, 1988 he broke the previous franchise record of 248 held by Hal Chase.
Buy why are my two finalists for my choice of the greatest Yankee to wear this number are Robinson Cano and Tino Martinez?
If I were making this list five years from now, there would be no question who my selection would be.
Cano is well on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in Yankee history, but it's still too early to anoint him that.
This leaves Tino Martinez as the greatest Yankee to wear No. 24.
To many, Martinez might be remembered for his Grand Slam into the right field stands in Game 1 of the 1998 World Series or his bottom of the ninth, two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks closer Byung-Hyun Kim in Game Four of the 2001 World Series.
However, Martinez did much more than that while in New York.
Martinez was the 1997 Home Run Derby winner, and helped lead the Yankees to four World Series championships.
Martinez was always a fan favorite, and he had his best statistical season during the 1997 season. He was second in the American League in home runs (44), runs batted in (141), and finished second in AL MVP voting.
Martinez returned to the Yankees in 2005, but after the Yankees decided to decline Martinez's three million dollar option, Martinez called it a career on February 15, 2006.
He won't be remembered as one of the greatest Yankees of all-time, but he'll be remembered as one of the all-time fan favorites to wear the pinstripes.