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COUNTING DOWN: The Best Yankee At Each Uniform Numbers (#72)

By Paul Semendinger

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If a player wanted a chance to be the best at a uniform number used somewhat often in recent years, he might choose #72. A player wouldn’t have to do too well to become the best here.

Who’s the best at #72?

The following are the choices:

Juan Miranda – played approximately 13 games* (he also wore #66 in that time period, so it’s probably a little lower than 13 games)

Slade Heathcott – played in 17 games (he hit .400 in those games)

Brady Lail – 1 game pitched

Chance Adams – 13 games pitched (2019)

Mike Ford – 29 games (2020), but he hit only .135

Of this collection, I would pick Slade Heathcott as the best player.

Slade Heathcott was the best #72 in Yankees history.

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Most of the research for this project comes from Baseball-Reference.com.

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