The 'real' Jeter Top 20 Teammates list

August, 21, 2014
Aug 21
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NEW YORK -- Today on the blog we posted a photo gallery of "Derek Jeter's 20 Greatest Teammates." I, among others, was asked to provide 20 names for the list, which I did. I must say, I was not entirely pleased with the final consensus. I, for one, would not have included Randy Johnson, a sour presence for his entire two years in pinstripes, or Pudge Rodriguez, a Yankee for all of 33 games, or Gary Sheffield, who took some unwarranted racial shots at Jeter after leaving the organization.

I was also appalled at a couple of glaring omissions: Hideki Matsui, Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez and Johnny Damon.

Here is the list I submitted, in no particular order of importance except that this is the way it came off the top of my head: (No, Chad Curtis and Ruben Rivera did not make the cut).

Mariano Rivera
Jorge Posada
Bernie Williams
Andy Pettitte
Paul O'Neill
Tino Martinez
Matsui
Joe Girardi
Scott Brosius
Darryl Strawberry
Alfonso Soriano
David Cone
El Duque
David Wells
Mike Mussina
Robinson Cano
Damon
CC Sabathia
Roger Clemens
And yes, Alex Rodriguez
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.271 16 70 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146