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Top 10 New York Yankees of All-Time

Name the top 10 New York Yankee players of all time.
By wins above replacement, according to baseball-reference.com
Only includes stats accrued playing with the Yankees
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Last updated: September 24, 2018
First submittedMay 1, 2016
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WAR
Years
Position
Player
142.7
1920-1934
OF
Babe Ruth
112.4
1923-1939
1B
Lou Gehrig
109.7
1951-1968
OF
Mickey Mantle
78.1
1936-1942, 1946-1951
OF
Joe DiMaggio
71.8
1995-2014
SS
Derek Jeter
59.6
1946-1963
C
Yogi Berra
56.6
1995-2013
P
Mariano Rivera
55.8
1928-1943, 1946
C
Bill Dickey
54.2
2005-2013, 2015-2016
3B
Alex Rodriguez
53.9
1950, 1953-1967
P
Whitey Ford
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level 73
May 4, 2016
Need one of these for every team (well, every team that has existed for more than, say, 49 years).
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level ∞
May 5, 2016
I've thought about making some others, but many teams just haven't had enough stars. In any case, it'd be great if people would make one for other teams, but they probably won't be featured.
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level 54
Jun 29, 2016
Here's a version for the Reds! (I figured there aren't too many fans of theirs around, so I'd go ahead and make it) http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/103225/top-10-cincinnati-reds-of-all-time
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level 59
Jul 10, 2016
Did one for the Angels, Astros and A's, will make the other 25 (except Yankees and Reds) soon.
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level 79
May 6, 2016
WAR turns out to be a pretty good measure for this. Most commentators/journalists would largely agree although some might suggest Reggie Jackson rather than Dickey--but no one is old enough to remember him. Stats don't lie (much)!
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level ∞
May 7, 2016
Reggie only played 5 years with the Yankees which is why he doesn't appear on the list. Career WAR of 73.8, but only 17.1 with the Yankees. Also, apparently his defense was below average - something I didn't know!
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level 72
Jul 17, 2016
In his days in Oakland he was considered a good outfielder.
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level ∞
May 7, 2016
Agree that WAR is a great measure!
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level 49
Jul 10, 2016
What is WAR?
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level 53
Jul 10, 2016
And what is it good for?
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level 65
Jul 10, 2016
Absolutely nothin'!
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level 71
Jul 10, 2016
Say it again!
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level 54
Jul 12, 2016
Well played, gentlemen (or women). Well played.
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level 62
Jul 10, 2016
It stands for "wins above replacement." It is an aggregate stat measuring how many more wins a player's team gets by virtue of his presence instead of the presence of a hypothetical, average ballplayer in his place. So in other words, the stat says that the Yankees won 142.7 more games with Babe Ruth than they would have with a hypothetical, average replacement. The stat is inclusive: it aggregates all the runs for which you are responsible on offense, including RBIs, runs scored, base running, sacrificing, etc., and all the runs you save with your defense. The stat gets a bit complicated, but a basic metric is that every 10 runs = 1 game. So, in all, Babe Ruth is measured to have contributed about 1,427 more runs (either scoring them or stopping them) than a replacement would have. This is not exactly how the stat works, but it should give you some idea.
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level 77
Jul 10, 2016
"Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio..." Can't believe I forgot him.
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level 71
Jul 11, 2016
Got Dickey, Missed Gehrig...huh?
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level 35
Jul 13, 2016
Ok. Derek Jeter is not that great. I would take 20 other shortstops from other teams today above him in a draft. Tulowitzki can do a better Jeter than Jeter can.
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level 55
Mar 7, 2017
LOL
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level 74
Jul 20, 2017
A player is of no use if he's on the DL, which is where Tulo usually spends half of each season.
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level 50
Sep 20, 2017
I'm not a Jeter fan, but if he'd played his prime years in Colorado, his numbers would have been even better than they were. But then, maybe he would have been injured like Tulo. Of course, on his worst day, Tulowitzki was a better fielder than Jeter on his best day.
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level ∞
May 18, 2018
Career WAR is a counting stat and Jeter played for a long time. Sure he was a below-average fielder but any time you can get his level of offensive production from the shortstop position that adds a lot of value.
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level 50
Sep 20, 2017
I got them in sequence. Extra points? Actually, as I answered, I was worried Whitey Ford didn't make it, but when I saw the years for the last player I knew it was Ford. WAR, of course, is inexact and one's career WAR can be fattened by a relatively unproductive but lengthy end of career.