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Monument Park and Yankees History – The Candidates, Part 6

The Candidates for Monument Part, Part 6

by James Vlietstra

*** Graig Nettles, 3B/Coach (76years-old) Spent 11 years as a Yankees. Team Captain. 1976 A.L. Home Run Leader. 5-time All-Star. 2 Gold Gloves. 2-time World Series winner. Top 20 in WAR, Defensive WAR, Games, Total Bases, Home Runs, Walks and RBI. Grade: 10

Roger Peckinpaugh, SS/Mgr Spent 9 years as a Yankees. Team Captain. Top 35 in WAR, Defensive WAR, Games, Runs, Hits, Triples, Walks, Singles, and Stolen Bases. Grade: 5 Herb Pennock, P Member of the Hall-of-Fame. Spent 11 years as a Yankees. Won 5 World Series. Top 12 in WAR, Wins, Innings Pitched, Games, Complete Games, and Strikeouts. Grade: 7 Lou Piniella, OF/Coach/Mgr/GM (77-years-old) Future Hall-of-Famer. 11 years as a player, 2 as a Coach, and 3 as a Manager. Won 2 World Series. Grade: 6 Wally Pipp, 1B 11 years as a Yankees. 2 Home Run crowns. 1 World Series. Replaced by Lou Gehrig. Top 21 in Games, Runs, Hits, Total Bases, Singles, Doubles, Triples, and RBI. Grade: 6

Vic Raschi, P 8 years as a Yankees. Won 6 World Series. Was an All-Star 4 times. Top 20 in Wins, Win %, IP, Strikeouts, Games Started, Complete Games. Grade: 6

Bobby Richardson, 2B (85-years-old) Spent his entire 12-year career as a Yankees. 8 time All-Star. 5 Gold Gloves. 3 World Series. WS MVP. Lots of ranks in the 20s and 30s. Grade: 7

Dave Righetti, P (61-years-old) 12 years as a Yankees. Rookie of the Year. No hitter. 2-time All-Star. Second to Mariano Rivera in Games and Saves. Top 17 in WAR and Strikeouts. Grade: 5

Alex Rodriguez, 3B (45-years-old) 12 years as a Yankees. 7-time All-Star. 3 Silver Sluggers. 2-time MVP. 2-time HR champ. 1 World Series. Top 21 in WAR, OBP, SLG, OPS, Games, Runs, Hits, Total Bases, Doubles, HR, RBI, Walks, and Stolen Bases. Grade: 9

Red Rolfe, 3B Entire 10 years as a Yankees. 5 World Series. 4-time All-Star. Top 30 in WAR, Defensive WAR, At Bats, Runs, Hits, Total Bases, Doubles, Triples, Walks, and Singles. Grade: 5


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