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Yankees Top Moments Tournament Winner: Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.


After three days of voting, the results of the Pinstripe Alley Yankees Top Moments Tournament are in!

Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech: 68%
Boone's pennant-winning homer: 32%

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With a little over 2/3 of the vote, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech was voted the top Yankees moment in history by a wide margin over Aaron Boone's famous 2003 ALCS Game 7 homer. I am not surprised by these results at all, as I figured the tournament's pivotal matchup was Gehrig vs. Don Larsen's perfect game. Once the speech beat that, it seemed inevitable that the speech would win the tournament. I would have voted Boone since I think the top Yankees moment took place during a game, but that's just me. Gehrig's speech is certainly a worthy winner.

That being said, I do wonder what the consensus on Pinstripe Alley is of the greatest on-field moment in Yankees history. Boone's homer was technically the runner-up in the tournament, but it'd be interesting to see how people think of it compared to other great moments. Vote in the poll below and let us know!

We have one more offseason series coming up on Monday. It will be the third, following the 2013 Roster Report Cards and the Yankees Top Moments Tournament. This series will be on 25 (unranked) prospects to watch in the Yankees' system for 2014. We'll come out with one of these prospects every weekday, and that will bring us right up until pitchers and catchers reporting on February 14th.

Thanks go out to everyone for your help in making this tournament possible, from the post authors to the community members who voted so much. We wouldn't have results otherwise, so we're definitely appreciative of your efforts.