Black Buzz Sports News
November 2, 2009
Blogger Black Buzz has followed Major League Baseball since 1947 and here are his selections for his All Time New York Yankee team :
Catcher : Yogi Berra (1946-1963 ) Hall-Of-Famer, Yogi is the third best catcher of All Time behind Mr. Johnny Bench and Roy Campanella.
* Josh Gibson (NEGRO LEAGUE) may have been the greatest back stop of All Time.
First Base: Lou Gehrig (1923-1939) Hall-Of-Famer, A true Iron man and what a class act. Can you imagine today's pitcher facing Lazzeri,Gehrig and Ruth in that order. And the ball wasn't juiced up like today's baseball.
Second Base : Tony Lazzeri (1926-1939) Hall-Of-Famer.
Shortstop : Derek Jeter ( 1996-Present-He's had a Hall-Of-Fame career,and he will be inducted into the Hall-Of-Fame upon retirement.
What a class act.
*Third Base : Alex Rodriguez (2004-Present-He's had a tainted Hall-Of-Fame career.
Right Field : Babe Ruth (1914-1935) Hall-Of-Famer-Great Bambino-714 Home Runs, 2,214 RBI's, 342 Lifetime Batting Average. The Great Bambino would have hit 95 home runs a year with today's juiced up ball and short fences.
Center Field : Joe DiMaggio (1936-1951)Hall-Of-Famer, Second Greatest Player of All Time.
Left Field : Mickey Mantle (1951-1968) Hall-Of-Famer,one of the most gifted ball players to ever play the game of baseball and third greatest Center fielder of All Time. Mick has to move over to left field on any All Yankee team because of Jolt in Jo DiMaggio.
Pitcher : Whitey Ford (1950-1967) Hall-Of-Famer,Greatest Yankee Pitcher : 236-106 , 1961 Cy Young Winner.
Greatest Yankee Relief Pitcher/Closer :Miriano Rivera (1995-Present,He will be inducted into the baseball Hall-Of-Fame upon retirement.
HOW ABOUT THOSE NEW YORK YANKEES.