Greatest Bronx Bombers, by Position, of All Time

Ned964
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.

The Top Ten

1 Babe Ruth - Right Field Babe Ruth - Right Field George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

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

2 Joe DiMaggio - Centerfield
3 Lou Gehrig - 1st Base
4 Mickey Mantle - Left Field

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

5 Yogi Berra - Catcher Yogi Berra - Catcher Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was an American professional baseball catcher, manager, and coach who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, all but the last for the New York Yankees.

Bill Dickey for some maybe? Nonsense, the often quoted Berra gets the nod - Ned964

6 Derek Jeter - Shortstop

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.

7 Mariano Rivera - Reliever (Closer)

Obviously... That cut fastball was the best I've ever seen - Ned964

8 Whitey Ford - Starting Pitcher

Started a ridiculous 8 game 1's in the World Series - Ned964

9 Robinson Cano - 2nd Base

Only in the Bronx for 9 years, still his #'s gets him the nod over Lazzeri, Randolph and Gordon - Ned964

10 Alex Rodriguez - 3rd Base Alex Rodriguez - 3rd Base

Graig Nettles maybe? I went with A Rod despite all the controversy. - Ned964

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