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COUNTING DOWN: The Best Yankee At Each Uniform Numbers (#74)

By Paul Semendinger

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This exercise finally becomes somewhat challenging as we have six players who all wore #74.

In looking at each uniform number, in order to choose a player who was the best at that number, I will have to choose how that player performed while wearing that specific number, not how he did in his career overall.

For example, Mike Ford wore #74 in 2019, but he wore #72 last season. In this exercise, to be the best #74, I would only consider Ford’s performance in uniform #74.

Here are the players competing for this honor:


Nick Goody – Wore #74 in 2015 when he appeared in just seven games


Breyvic Valera – In his only season as a Yankee, he wore three numbers (#74, #70, #36), but he appeared in only twelve total games


Joe Mantiply – He pitched in one game as a Yankee in 2019


Joe Harvey – He pitched in nine games in 2019


Mike Ford wore two numbers (#74 and #36) in 2019, his best season as a Yankee. This might have taken me a lot of work to determine how he performed in uniform #74, but I didn’t have to do this because there was a better player who wore this number…

The GREATEST YANKEE to wear #74 was Ronald Torreyes.

Torreyes also wore two numbers as a Yankee. In 2016, he wore #17. He played in 72 games that year and batted .258. Nice.

But it was in uniform #74 that Ronald Torreyes had his best season (2017) when he batted .292 in 108 games. Torreyes then wore #74 in 2018 when he hit .280 in 41 games.

The greatest Yankee to wear #74 was Ronald Torreyes!

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

Cover image modified from Getty Images

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