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The Pinstripe Alley Top 100 Yankees

Which of the numerous talented players to don the pinstripes will land in the our top 100 list?

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Top 100 Yankees: #82 Al Orth

They called him "The Curveless Wonder." The more you know!

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Top 100 Yankees: #83 Joe Pepitone

Not only did he design Central Park, but he was also one of the farm system's last gasps of life before fading into obscurity for the bulk of the '60s.

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Top 100 Yankees: #84 Al Downing

Downing is most famous for giving up Hank Aaron’s 715th homer, but long before then, he was one of the best pitchers on the last great Yankee teams of the early ‘60s

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Top 100 Yankees: #85 Horace Clarke

Although Clarke's a symbol of the dark CBS era and he understandably gets a bad rep for his shoddy bat, his excellent defense did provide some value for the Yankees during his 10-year-career.

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Top 100 Yankees: #86 Chris Chambliss

Although Chambliss is remember by most Yankee fans for one incredible home run, he was a vital part of the Yankees’ turnaround in the ‘70s from also-rans to regular World Series contenders.

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Top 100 Yankees: #87 Hideki Matsui

“Godzilla” came to the United States with high expectations and an unbelievable amount of media attention. Despite the pressure, he became a fan favorite and ended his Yankees career as the World Series MVP.

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Top 100 Yankees: #88 Carl Mays

The surly spitballer’s career was defined by one tragic pitch, but the ace of the Yankees’ first pennant-winner was too good of a pitcher for that to be his only legacy.

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Top 100 Yankees: #89 Rudy May

The well-traveled lefty's Yankee career unfortunately included a gap during the championship seasons, but his fine pitching in two stints led to multiple division titles and World Series appearances.

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Top 100 Yankees: #90 Bobby Richardson

The popular second baseman was a four-time World Series champion, and is one of the last living players from the Casey Stengel/Ralph Houk dynasty years.

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Top 100 Yankees: #91 Nick Swisher

“Swish” came to New York with a reputation for being a great "clubhouse guy," but he was so much more than that for the Yankees during his four years in the Bronx.

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Top 100 Yankees: #92 Jack Warhop

Cree is followed on the list by one of his teammates, a hard-luck submariner who deserved a better fate.

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Top 100 Yankees: #93 Birdie Cree

A century before Brett Gardner took the field for the Yankees, another swift outfielder impressed the hometown fans with his speed and patience: Birdie Cree.

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Top 100 Yankees: #94 Chien-Ming Wang

The surprising ace of the Yankees’ late-2000s rotation had a fine Yankees career unfortunately cut far too short due to injuries.

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Top 100 Yankees: #95 Lou Piniella

One of the fan favorites on the championship Yankees teams of the ‘70s, “Sweet Lou” impressed and made the trade to get him look like a steal.

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Top 100 Yankees: #96 Brett Gardner

Through tremendous speed and agility, Gardner has elevated his defense to a truly elite level during his six years in the Bronx, earning a spot on the top 100 Yankees.

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Top 100 Yankees: #97 Jimmy Key

The Yankees of the early ‘90s were an embarrassment, but in the ’92-’93 offseason, they added an old division rival to be their underrated lefty ace. With the help of Jimmy Key, the Yankees rose to respectability and by the time of his departure, World Series champions.

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Top 100 Yankees: #98 Mickey Rivers

“Mick the Quick” was a very popular member of the champion Yankee teams in the late ‘70s, and the fans had good reason to cheer for the speedy center fielder.

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Top 100 Yankees: #99 George Pipgras

The last living pitcher of the ’27 Yankees had a fine career in pinstripes with a sterling World Series record.

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Top 100 Yankees: #100 Johnny Lindell

The Top 100 finally kicks off with forgotten pitcher-turned-outfielder Johnny Lindell.

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