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Thursday, March 31, 2011
My Top 50 Yankees Ballot

By Andrew Marchand

We first posted our Top 50 Yankees on Wednesday. I'm just getting a chance to post my personal ballot. I spent a lot of time studying, talking to people, including my biggest help, my father, a lifelong Yankee fan.

The biggest difference between my ballot and the overall ballot is where Don Mattingly is ranked. I had him at No. 19. Every guy I have ahead of him either won more, won more MVPs or is in the Hall of Fame.

1. Babe Ruth
2. Lou Gehrig
3. Joe DiMaggio
4. Mickey Mantle
5. Yogi Berra
6. Whitey Ford
7. Derek Jeter
8. Mariano Rivera
9. Bill Dickey
10. Red Ruffing
11. Alex Rodriguez
12. Lefty Gomez
13. Phil Rizzuto
14. Elston Howard
15. Earl Combs
16. Allie Reynolds
17. Tony Lazzeri
18. Reggie Jackson
19. Don Mattingly
20. Thurman Munson
21. Roger Maris
22. Bernie Williams
23. Mel Stottlemyre
24. Andy Pettitte
25. Ron Guidry
26. Rich Gossage
27. Catfish Hunter
28. Herb Pennock
29. Waite Hoyte
30. Dave Winfield
31. Bob Shawkey
32. Joe Gordon
33. Jack Chesbro
34. Paul O’Neill
35. Tommy Henrich
36. Gil McDougald
37. Bobby Murcer
38. Vic Racshi
39. Hank Bauer
40. Charley Keller
41. Sparky Lyle
42. Eddie Lopat
43. Bob Turley
44. Home Run Baker
45. Graig Nettles
46. Robinson Cano
47. Jorge Posada
48. Wally Pipp
49. Mike Mussina
50. Don Larsen