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New York Yankees Retired Numbers

Can you guess the baseball players who have had their numbers retired by the New York Yankees?
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First submittedJuly 23, 2014
Last updatedMay 17, 2017
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Position
Year
Player
1
2B, Manager
1986
Billy Martin
2
SS
2017
Derek Jeter
3
RF
1948
Babe Ruth
4
1B
1939
Lou Gehrig
5
CF
1952
Joe DiMaggio
6
Manager
2014
Joe Torre
7
CF
1969
Mickey Mantle
8
C
1972
Yogi Berra
8
C
1972
Bill Dickey
9
RF
1984
Roger Maris
10
SS
1985
Phil Rizzuto
15
C
1979
Thurman Munson
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Position
Year
Player
16
P
1974
Whitey Ford
20
C
2015
Jorge Posada
23
1B
1997
Don Mattingly
32
C
1984
Elston Howard
37
Manager
1970
Casey Stengel
42
RP
2013
Mariano Rivera
42
(All MLB)
1997
Jackie Robinson
44
RF
1993
Reggie Jackson
46
P
2015
Andy Pettitte
49
P
2003
Ron Guidry
51
CF
2015
Bernie Williams
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level 82
May 18, 2017
How did 8 and 42 get retired twice?
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level 73
May 18, 2017
Not sure about 8, but 42 was retired by all of Major League baseball in celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. At the time, there were still a few players wearing number 42 so they were allowed to keep it until they switched teams or retired. Rivera was one of them and became one of the best closers of all time. He would be the last person to ever wear 42 in the MLB as his number was retired in 2013.
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level 71
May 18, 2017
Yogi Berra wore #8 immediately after Dickey. Both Hall of Famers and the Yankees retired the number on the same day, commemorating both catchers.
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level 70
May 21, 2017
Hip-hip...Jorge!
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level 66
May 21, 2017
Had one of those "How did I miss..." about five times with DiMaggio, Maris, Mantle, Stengel, and Torre...
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level 61
May 21, 2017
Damn, this multi-generational dynasty reminds me of the Boston Celtics. For both, most of the credit goes to the genius of the front office and coaching staff
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level 23
May 21, 2017
I can't wait until all their #'s are retired and they are forced to fold the franchise. Let's go Mets!
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level 46
May 26, 2017
At that point they would be wearing decimals, pi, 01, 02, 03, etc.
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level 61
May 21, 2017
Andy Pettitte? Are you kidding me?
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level 55
May 22, 2017
Why would they be kidding. I could type out the many reasons that is should be retired, but ill just c/p wikipedia For his career, Pettitte had a 256–153 win-loss record with a 3.85 ERA and 2,448 strikeouts in 3,316 innings. He also never had a losing season in the major leagues. Among Yankees pitchers, Pettitte ranks first in strikeouts (2,020), tied-first in games started (438), and third in wins (219).[59] Pettitte and Rivera have combined for a record 81 (11 in the playoffs) win-save combinations, the most in history.[60] They, along with teammates Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, have been noted as the "Core Four", as they were teammates for the five World Series won by the Yankees between 1996–2009. During the period from 1995–2010, no major league pitcher accumulated more regular season victories than Pettitte did. His 148 wins from 2000 to 2009 were the most of the decade.[61]
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level 55
May 22, 2017
Pettitte was 19–10 with a 3.83 ERA and 173 strikeouts in the postseason (1995–2003, 2005, 2007, 2009–2010), with the most postseason wins in MLB history. He also holds the all-time postseason record for most starts (42) and innings pitched in the postseason (263). He was the second starting pitcher in history to win three series-clinching games (ALDS, ALCS and World Series) in the same postseason (2009). Derek Lowe did the same in 2004, but with one of the wins in relief, and additionally, Pettitte won the regular game in which the Yankees clinched the division. When Pettitte started Game 3 of the 2009 World Series, he passed Christy Mathewson and Waite Hoyt, with the second most World Series starts. Whitey Ford is in front with 22 starts. Pettitte has played in 8 different World Series (7 with the Yankees, and one with the Astros), and been on the winning end of 19 postseason series – both of which are tops among active players.
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level 68
May 23, 2017
Perhaps he's surprised due to Pettitte using steroids. To Pettitte's credit, he was one of the few guys who owned up to his involvement with steroids.
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level 46
May 26, 2017
It seems weird that Rivera is put in as "RP" while all the other pitchers are just simply "P". I would actually put him in as "CP"
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level 15
Jun 24, 2017
I knew who half these people were, but I didn't know that they played for the Yankees.
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level 36
Aug 2, 2018
21 ought to be retired as well!