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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Greatest living Yankees by year 1925-2015.

Based on their play for their entire Yankee careers.

Yogi Berra, greatest living Yankee, 90 today. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Photo of Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth 1925-1948

Photo of Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio 1948-1962, 1995-1999

Photo of Mickey Mantle
Mickey Mantle 1962-1995

Photo of Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra 1999-2015

Most notable missing:

Photo of Lou Gehrig
Lou Gehrig

Gehrig died in 1941, seven years before Ruth.  Most likely to succeed Yogi:

Photo of Derek Jeter
Derek Jeter

Like DiMaggio, Mantle and Gehrig, Jeter played his entire career with the Yankees.  As we know from the tragic death of Gehrig, we cannot assume who might be a candidate when Yogi leaves us.

Photos from baseball-reference.com.

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