The Chase for 28
A Retired Numbers Debate (1/7/23) - CF28-059
The New York Yankees are one of the most successful and storied franchises in Major League Baseball, with a rich history of 27 World Series championships. As such, it's no surprise that the team has a long list of players whose numbers have been retired in their honor.
The Yankees currently have 20 retired numbers. The most famous retired numbers belong to some of the greatest players in team history, including Babe Ruth (3), Lou Gehrig (4), Joe DiMaggio (5), and Mickey Mantle (7). More recent players to have their numbers retired by the Yankees include Derek Jeter (2) and Mariano Rivera (42).
But what about players who may have had successful careers with the Yankees, but not what many would call "All-Time Greats"? Some candidates in this realm include Jorge Posada (20), Paul O'Neill (21), Andy Pettitte (46), and Bernie Williams (51), all of whom played critical roles in the team's World Series championships from 1996-2009.Yankee Trivia
- Who is the Yankee hitter with the 5th most strikeouts in franchise history?
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