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Greatest Yankees by Position Pt 3 Backups

So far here is the list of players we have debated.

Catcher - Yogi Berra (very close with Dickey)

First Base - Lou Gehrig

Second Base - Tony Lazzeri

Short Stop - Derek Jeter

Third Base - Alex Rodriguez (I do not agree but you guys won completely out voted)

Outfield - Babe Ruth

Outfield - Joe Dimaggio

Outfield - Mickey Mantle

Starting Rotation

Whitey Ford

Ron Guidry

Red Ruffing

Mel Stottlemyre

Bob Shawkey

Bull Pen

Sparky Lyle

Goose Gossage

Mariano Rivera

That is 16 Player we need 8 more backuos for the position players and 1 Designated Hitter to come up with a 25 man roster. We had big debates over catcher, third base, and starters, but not too much on the other positions.Now is really where the debates are going to be. I figure we can use the best hitter left that does not make the cut for backup as our DH.

My Initial Backups

Catcher - Bill Dickey

First Base - Don Mattingly

Second Base - Joe Gordon

Short Stop - Phil Rizzuto

Third Base - Red Rolfe

For Outfield I used the top 15 highest AB totals besides Ruth, Dimaggio, and Mantle.

Outfield - Charlie Keller

Outfield - Earle Combs

Outfield - Paul O'Neill

The stats I used to compare the Outfielders were AVG, OBP, SLG, OPS

Let the debates begin. Once we decide who are the backups we will come up with a DH.

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