All-Time Yankees Team by Win Shares

All-Time Yankees Team by Win Shares

Post by Mark Reiche » Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:05:45

As with the Cardinals, here is my All-Time 25 Man roster (Ranking in
Historical Abstract (Rnk), Total win shares (TWS), Win Shares as
Yankees(YWS)).  A few position changes were made as is explained
below:

Player    Pos Rnk TWS YWS URL
---------+---+---+---+---+--------------------------------------------
Berra       C   1 375 375 www.baseball-reference.com/b/berrayo01.shtml
Gehrig     1B   1 489 489 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gehrilo01.shtml
Randolph   2B  17 312 251 www.baseball-reference.com/r/randowi01.shtml
Nettles    3B  13 321 204 www.baseball-reference.com/n/nettlgr01.shtml
Rizzuto    SS  16 231 231 www.baseball-reference.com/r/rizzuph01.shtml
Ruth       LF   1 756 574 www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruthba01.shtml
DiMaggio   CF   5 387 387 www.baseball-reference.com/d/dimagjo01.shtml
Mantle     RF   3 565 565 www.baseball-reference.com/m/mantlmi01.shtml
***ey      C   7 314 314 www.baseball-reference.com/d/dickebi01.shtml
Howard      C  15 203 195 www.baseball-reference.com/h/howarel01.shtml
McDougald  IF  33 194 194 www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcdougi01.shtml
Lazzeri    IF  19 252 243 www.baseball-reference.com/l/lazzeto01.shtml
Jeter      IF     151 151 www.baseball-reference.com/j/jeterde01.shtml
Keller     OF  17 218 213 www.baseball-reference.com/k/kellech01.shtml
Murcer     OF  17 277 191 www.baseball-reference.com/m/murcebo01.shtml

Ford           22 261 261 www.baseball-reference.com/f/fordwh01.shtml
Ruffing        51 322 265 www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruffire01.shtml
Guidry         66 174 174 www.baseball-reference.com/g/guidrro01.shtml
Gomez          67 185 185 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gomezle01.shtml
Hoyt           78 262 169 www.baseball-reference.com/h/hoytwa01.shtml
Shawkey        95 223 201 www.baseball-reference.com/s/shawkbo01.shtml
Gossage        37 211  95 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gossari01.shtml
Righetti          137 126 www.baseball-reference.com/r/righeda01.shtml
Rivera            101 101 www.baseball-reference.com/r/riverma01.shtml
Lyle              161  98 www.baseball-reference.com/l/lylesp01.shtml

As much as I hate to admit it, this team would beat any other all-time
team, including the Cardinals, just as I said when I did this with the
Cardinals a little while back.  Ruth is playing left because having
Dimaggio on the bench seemed silly, and he's a better fielder than
Mantle, and Mantle is a better fielder than Ruth.  Picked McDougald
over Gordon because he played second, third, and short equally well
and had more win shares than Gordon as a Yankee.  Picked Howard over
Munson because there's only a tiny difference between them and Howard
had better peak years.

I was going to install Mattingly as DH because he wasn't going to get
much playing time subbing for Gehrig.  Instead, due to the other five
outfielders missing plenty of playing time, I was going to put in the
underrated Roy White.  Finally, I put Jeter in as a third infielder
because others would object to leaving him out, and because Berra,
Howard and others above played outfield and because having only two
backup infielders is silly.  The pitchers are the starters that made
the top 100 ranking and the four best relievers.  Following are four
lineups (with everybody in their ranked position) and four rotations,
but for career and best Yankee seasons, as well as leftover players in
case anybody wants to dispute my selections.

I only did this one to confirm that it would indeed be the best team.
Don't expect another one from me, at least not anytime soon.

Player    Pos Rnk TWS CWS URL
---------+---+---+---+---+--------------------------------------------
Berra       C   1 375 375 www.baseball-reference.com/b/berrayo01.shtml
Gehrig     1B   1 489 489 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gehrilo01.shtml
Randolph   2B  17 312 251 www.baseball-reference.com/r/randowi01.shtml
Nettles    3B  13 321 204 www.baseball-reference.com/n/nettlgr01.shtml
Rizzuto    SS  16 231 231 www.baseball-reference.com/r/rizzuph01.shtml
Keller     LF  17 218 213 www.baseball-reference.com/k/kellech01.shtml
Mantle     CF   3 565 565 www.baseball-reference.com/m/mantlmi01.shtml
Ruth       RF   1 756 574 www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruthba01.shtml

Dickey      C   7 314 314 www.baseball-reference.com/d/dickebi01.shtml
Mattingly  1B  12 263 263 www.baseball-reference.com/m/mattido01.shtml
Lazzeri    2B  19 252 243 www.baseball-reference.com/l/lazzeto01.shtml
Rolfe      3B  44 162 162 www.baseball-reference.com/r/rolfere01.shtml
Crosetti   SS  67 189 189 www.baseball-reference.com/c/crosefr01.shtml
White      LF  25 263 263 www.baseball-reference.com/w/whitero01.shtml
DiMaggio   CF   5 387 387 www.baseball-reference.com/d/dimagjo01.shtml
Murcer     RF  17 277 191 www.baseball-reference.com/m/murcebo01.shtml

Howard      C  15 203 195 www.baseball-reference.com/h/howarel01.shtml
Pipp       1B  83 203 169 www.baseball-reference.com/p/pippwa01.shtml
Gordon     2B  16 242 162 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gordojo01.shtml
Jeter      SS     151 151 www.baseball-reference.com/j/jeterde01.shtml
Boyer      3B  63 160 107 www.baseball-reference.com/b/boyercl02.shtml
Meusel     LF  79 184 175 www.baseball-reference.com/m/meusebo01.shtml
Combs      CF  34 227 227 www.baseball-reference.com/c/combsea01.shtml
Maris      RF  28 223 148 www.baseball-reference.com/m/marisro01.shtml

Munson      C  14 206 206 www.baseball-reference.com/m/munsoth01.shtml
Skowron    1B  75 183 141 www.baseball-reference.com/s/skowrbi01.shtml
McDougald  2B  33 194 194 www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcdougi01.shtml
Dugan      3B  88 116  73 www.baseball-reference.com/d/duganjo01.shtml
Kubek      SS  77 120 120 www.baseball-reference.com/k/kubekto01.shtml
Tresh      LF  66 160 151 www.baseball-reference.com/t/treshto01.shtml
Williams   CF  37 233 233 www.baseball-reference.com/w/willibe02.shtml
Henrich    RF  34 208 208 www.baseball-reference.com/h/henrito01.shtml

Player        Rnk TWS CWS URL
-------------+---+---+---+--------------------------------------------
Ford           22 261 261 www.baseball-reference.com/f/fordwh01.shtml
Ruffing        51 322 265 www.baseball-reference.com/r/ruffire01.shtml
Guidry         66 174 174 www.baseball-reference.com/g/guidrro01.shtml
Gomez          67 185 185 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gomezle01.shtml
Righetti          137 126 www.baseball-reference.com/r/righeda01.shtml

Hoyt           78 262 169 www.baseball-reference.com/h/hoytwa01.shtml
Shawkey        95 223 201 www.baseball-reference.com/s/shawkbo01.shtml
Stottlemyre       177 177 www.baseball-reference.com/s/stottme01.shtml
Pennock           240 158 www.baseball-reference.com/p/pennohe01.shtml
Rivera            101 101 www.baseball-reference.com/r/riverma01.shtml

Chesbro           209 141 www.baseball-reference.com/c/chesbja01.shtml
Lopat             176 109 www.baseball-reference.com/l/lopated01.shtml
Caldwell          161 130 www.baseball-reference.com/c/caldwra02.shtml
Reynolds          170 128 www.baseball-reference.com/r/reynoal01.shtml
Lyle              161  98 www.baseball-reference.com/l/lylesp01.shtml

Chandler          127 127 www.baseball-reference.com/c/chandsp01.shtml
Peterson          121 107 www.baseball-reference.com/p/peterfr01.shtml
Raschi            113 104 www.baseball-reference.com/r/raschvi01.shtml
Pettitte           99  99 www.baseball-reference.com/p/pettian01.shtml
Gossage           211  95 www.baseball-reference.com/g/gossari01.shtml

Page               62  62 www.baseball-reference.com/p/pagejo01.shtml
Moore              57  36 www.baseball-reference.com/m/moorewi01.shtml
Arroyo             44  31 www.baseball-reference.com/a/arroylu01.shtml

Player    Pos WS URL
---------+---+--+-----------------------------------------------
Berra       C 34 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1954.shtml
Gehrig     1B 44 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1927.shtml
Randolph   2B 31 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1980.shtml
Nettles    3B 28 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1976.shtml
Rizzuto    SS 35 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1950.shtml
Keller     LF 36 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1943.shtml
Mantle     CF 49 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1956.shtml
Ruth       RF 53 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1921.shtml

Dickey      C 33 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1937.shtml
Mattingly  1B 34 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1986.shtml
Lazzeri    2B 30 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1929.shtml
Rolfe      3B 30 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1939.shtml
Jeter      SS 35 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1999.shtml
White      LF 34 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1970.shtml
DiMaggio   CF 41 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1941.shtml
Murcer     RF 38 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1971.shtml

Howard      C 32 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1964.shtml
Skowron    1B 24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1960.shtml
Gordon     2B 31 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1942.shtml
Boyer      3B 21 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1962.shtml
Crosetti   SS 24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1936.shtml
Meusel     LF 24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1921.shtml
Combs      CF 31 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1927.shtml
Maris      RF 36 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961.shtml

Munson      C 25 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1973.shtml
Pipp       1B 22 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1922.shtml
McDougald  2B 27 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1957.shtml
Dugan      3B 17 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1924.shtml
Kubek      SS 21 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961.shtml
Tresh      LF 29 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1963.shtml
Williams   CF 33 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1999.shtml
Henrich    RF 29 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1948.shtml

Player        WS URL  
-------------+--+-----------------------------------------------
Chesbro       53 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1904.shtml
Guidry        31 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1978.shtml
Gomez         31 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1934.shtml
Chandler      29 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1943.shtml
Righetti      20 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1986.shtml

Shawkey       27 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1920.shtml
Ruffing       26 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1932.shtml
Stottlemyre   26 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1969.shtml
Ford          24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1964.shtml
Lyle          20 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1977.shtml

Caldwell      24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1915.shtml
Reynolds      24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1952.shtml
Hoyt          23 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1927.shtml  
Peterson      23 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1969.shtml
Gossage       20 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1978.shtml

John          23 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1979.shtml
Lopat         20 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1950.shtml
Pettitte      20 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1997.shtml
Raschi        19 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1949.shtml
Rivera        19 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/2001.shtml

Page          19 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1949.shtml
Moore         24 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1927.shtml
Arroyo        23 www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961.shtml