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Name your favorite Yankee of the Past 20 Years

Don Mattingly
6
33%
Derek Jeter
5
28%
Bernie Williams
1
6%
Mariano Rivera
2
11%
Jorge Posada
1
6%
Dave Winfield
3
17%
Willie Randolph
0
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Total votes : 18

Favorite Yankee of the Past 20 Years

Postby acsguitar » Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:06 pm

Who's your fav yankee of the past 20 years! 3 year minimum.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:06 pm

Gotta put Paulie O in there. ;-D
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Postby Madison » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:43 pm

Tough call. I ended up going with Posada, since I believe he's overlooked due to all the other superstars on the team. Every year he goes out and does his job. No fanfare and no problems. Quiet, but very important professional ball player.
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Postby Liberty30 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:43 pm

Don Zimmer!

He may not have played for the Yanks in the past 20 yrs, but for much of the last 20 he has been their mascot. I'm not a Yankee fan, but I've always liked Don.
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Postby jeffc_76 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:15 pm

I would have voted for Paulie if he was on the list but since he wasn't, I went with Jeter. I just loved how much O'Neil cared about his performance. Some of the guys on that list are/were more talented than him, but nobody cared as much as he did, and he wasn't afraid to show it. They could make a highlight reel of all the water coolers this guy destroyed over the course of his career. Not too long ago, either on his "yankeeography" or during one of his broadcasts, they were saying about how one time his wife called and said he needed to talk to their son because he had a bad game at little league and was kicking and throwing stuff around in his room. O'Neil said something to the effect, "What do you want me to say? Where do you think he got that from?" I don't care if his kid's 10 years old; I'd like to get him signed to a contract right now.

Another favorite of mine was Jim Leyritz. He wasn't even good enough to be an every day player but, did he ever have a flair for the dramatic. And the guy looked like someone that just ate a can of rusty nails for a pre-game snack.

Also, loved Clemens. I remember reading at article a few years ago titled "The Marlboro Man". It was basically saying that Clemens was a throw back, not just as a ball player, but as a man in general. In a society that has done i's damnedest to feminize/soften/pu**yfy men, he still embodied the old school masculine mentalities of toughness, win at all costs, don't appear soft, etc. A real life John Wayne.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:42 pm

I still get goosebumps everytime I see highlights of the chant that they gave him in his last home game in the 2001 World Series.
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Postby jeffc_76 » Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:48 pm

I was at the game two days before but I so much wish I could have been at that game instead.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon May 03, 2004 8:53 pm

It has to be Pettite and Clemens. The 2 that left ;-D
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Postby thetongueofire » Mon May 03, 2004 10:17 pm

Lol.... i like Enrique Wilson :-D
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Postby kentx12 » Mon May 03, 2004 10:50 pm

gotta throw A. Boone in there as well.
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