Posted by bad_luck on 8/6/2014 4:06:00 PM (view original):
Posted by dahsdebater on 8/6/2014 3:59:00 PM (view original):It 's funny. You could make the argument that Jeter ranks higher on the list of all shortstops than he does on the list of Yankees.
Top 5 Yankee?
Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, Ford, DiMaggio, Gomez - I don't see how Jeter can break into the top 6. I could see an argument for 7th, in competition with Berra and Dickey.
Oddly, BL seems to have it right here....
Jeter isn't even remotely close to the top 5 of Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, and Berra, I'd put Rivera ahead of him, but not Gomez or Ford.
Most of this generation thinks of Yogi as a bumbling clown, spouting out goofy sayings that Joe Garagiola repeated on the Game of the Week until they became part of baseball history. But if you check the record, he was in the top four of the MVP voting for SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS. Yeah, there was likely a Yankee bias, but even so, he was considered one of the four best players in the AL for a long long time.