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- December 9, 2022
Though not a great hitter, he lived up to his reputation as one of baseball’s elite defensive catchers. Wynegar only hit .259 with New York, but his fielding percentage exceeded the league average in every single one of his years in the Bronx. An owner of four World Series rings, Posada was a five-time All-Star and a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, including a renaissance 2007 campaign in which he posted a .970 OPS. Posada is just one of seven catchers all-time to have at least 11 seasons of 17 or more homers. It wasnâ€™t until 1955 that the Yankees had a black player. The Yankees waited for one to come along, who was The Yankee type.
Martin was a streaky hitter and overall average defensive catcher but stepped up for the Yankees when they needed him. Throw in his clutch factor, not to mention the fact that he remained active in the majors through 2019, and he tops this list. The Yankees eventually traded Slaught to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he spent six seasons. He retired in 1997 and now owns a video analysis firm named RightView Pro, which helps players with their mechanics.
Howard was selected to 12 AL all star teams, and he won four World Series, two Gold Gloves, and the 1963 AL MVP award. Former catcher Joe Girardi took over for Torre starting in 2008. The following season, the Yankees won another World Series by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
When I emphasized park effects, White would be ahead of Rice. When I de-emphasized career and emphasized peak performance, Rice nudged real close or even surpassed Roy, but White wasn’t far behind at all. It doesn’t seem like Roy White could possibly have had a more valuable career than Jim Rice (44.3 WAR), but it’s quite possible he did when you factor that Jim Ed was a DH for a long time. By the way, White was almost an exact match for Lou Whitaker as an offensive player. Nonetheless, Munson left a lasting legacy during his time with the Yankees, having been captain of the team from 1976 to the time of his death. Munson was a career .292 hitter to go along with 1,558 hits, 113 HR and 701 RBI.
Howard helped the Yankees win ten pennants and six World Championships. The very popular Howard was an All-Star 12 times, a Gold Glove Award winner twice, an MVP nominee five times winning the MVP award once. Many believe that being in the shadow Berra during most of his career may have kept him from the Baseball point park spring break Hall of Fame. Earning a 4.0 + WAR in a single season in the majors is an accomplishment in and of itself. Various Yankees catchers have met or exceeded this milestone, many on multiple occasions. In 1937 Dickey hit .332 and had career highs in hits , home runs , RBIs , doubles , and Total Bases .
The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the New York Yankees franchise. After a slow start to the Low-A season, Rice has found his stride of late. In that stretch of 121 plate appearances, he has 17 walks and struck out just 19 times. Even if we give Gehrig another three years at his level of play before he found out he had the disease, he wouldn’t catch up to the Babe. Gehrig was already slowing down, whether due to his illness or to the normal performance dip that comes with age we’ll never know. Jeter was scouted by Hal Newhouser, the Hall of Fame Tiger pitcher, who was working for the Astros in the early 1990s when the young infielder played high school baseball in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Among catchers in MLB history, Berra ranks fourth in HR, first in RBI, sixth in hits and third in runs scored. From 1936 to 1939, Dickey had at least 22 HR, 105 RBI and a .403 OBP. Although none of those seasons earned him an MVP, he finished in the top six in voting each of those four seasons.
In 1923 the original Yankee Stadium was opened, and that same year the Yankees won their first World Series. No other MLB team even comes close to touching the Yankees’ 27 World Series championships. And some of the biggest names in Baseball history – Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra – all wore Yankee pinstripes.
Among Hall of Fame hurlers, maybe only Dennis Eckersley achieved such a reversal of fortune simply by changing teams. In Eck’s case it was his meeting a new pitching coach and manager and embracing a new role with the A’s. From 1970 to 1984, the “Commissioner’s Trophy” was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP. Players in Italics have had their numbers retired by the team. It’s also possible that general manager Brian Cashman has more moves up his sleeve. With New York’s first full-squad workout of the spring scheduled for Monday, time is of the essence.
“I had a mediocre fastball and an okay curve,” he said years later. But Ford learned quickly to adjust his arm angle and speed, ultimately giving him what seemed to be an endless arsenal of pitches. Sometime in the late 1950s, Ford turned to tossing a spitter.