Greatest Bronx Bombers, by Position, of All TimeNed964 The list heading is an attempt to not have this list merged with another list of great "Bomber" players I found on the site, which has a number of statistical inaccuracies. Besides, this list attempts to name the greatest player at each position, which clearly is a separate list... Like many teams have done since MLB's inception, outfielders are not locked into their stated outfield positions, this is to get the best players on the field, or in this case, on the list... Statistics are not necessarily included, they are readily available for the lists voters and commenters to peruse at their leisure, and hopefully, cause debates.... 2nd base was the hardest position to name a greatest of all time, so differing opinions are expected... the heading of the "Evil Empire" is a fairly recent description of said organization, so I chose the Bronx Bombers given its longevity.
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Mantle was moved to left solely to get this brilliant player on the field. It simply came down to choosing between DiMaggio and Mantle to start in Center. I went with DiMaggio. I would add that Mantle was indeed a very good Center fielder early in his career - Ned964
I agree, left field was a much better fit for Mantle, not really as good as his hype when trying to cover center field.
Gets bumped to Left field by putting the graceful DiMaggio in center... - Ned964
The Greatest Bomber, and player, of all time? Statistically, the #'s are overwhelming. The backbone of the '27 Bombers, or Murderers Row, if you prefer. - Ned964
Bill Dickey for some maybe? Nonsense, the often quoted Berra gets the nod - Ned964
Obviously... That cut fastball was the best I've ever seen - Ned964
There can be no argument, here. Not only the most astounding shortstop of all time, but arguably the best all-around player of all time. Charlie Hustle had nuthin on this kid, and none of the class.
I think to put Jeter in such a lofty light is a bit ambitious. I too believe Jeter was a phenomenal player, but I would have him nowhere near the greatest player, and nowhere near Pete Rose for that matter. - Ned964
Started a ridiculous 8 game 1's in the World Series - Ned964
Only in the Bronx for 9 years, still his #'s gets him the nod over Lazzeri, Randolph and Gordon - Ned964
Graig Nettles maybe? I went with A Rod despite all the controversy. - Ned964
He juiced. His record is therefore meaningless.
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2. Joe DiMaggio - Centerfield
3. Lou Gehrig - 1st Base