New York Yankees: My All-Time 25-Man Roster...With Some Convenient Adaptations

Michael SamuelSenior Analyst IJanuary 19, 2011

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates after scoring in the third inning against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 19, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have Alex Rodriguez and Lou Gehrig on the same team? I often have and wondered if there was a way to make it happen.  

With this idea in place, I decided to compose a 25-man roster complete with batting order and pitching rotation.

The twist on this is some of the convenient adaptations I have made to the team.

Also, I tried not to choose players who had their prime and best years outside Yankee pinstripes. 

So don't expect Roger Clemens or Randy Johnson on this team. 

 

The Lineup and Positions

1. Derek Jeter SS

2. Joe Dimaggio LF

3. Babe Ruth RF

4. Lou Gehrig 1B

5. Mickey Mantle CF

6. Alex Rodriguez 3B

7. Roger Maris DH

8. Yogi Berra C

9. Willie Randolph 2B

 

The Bench

OF/DH - Reggie Jackson

3B - Graig Nettles

2B - Phil Rizzuto

C - Bill Dickey

OF - Bernie Williams

1B - Don Mattingly

 

The Rotation

1. Whitey Ford LHP

2. Ron Guidry LHP

3. Red Ruffing RHP

4. Lefty Gomez LHP

5. Andy Pettitte LHP

 

Bullpen

Closer - Mariano Rivera RHP

Set-up - Goose Gossage RHP

Lefty Specialist - Sparky Lyle LHP

Longman- Ramiro Mendoza RHP

Middle Innings - Jeff Nelson RHP