top of page
  • Writer's pictureSSTN Admin

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


dr sem.png

Start Spreading the News is the place for some of the very best analysis and insight focusing primarily on the New York Yankees.

(Please note that we are not affiliated with the Yankees and that the news, perspectives, and ideas are entirely our own.)


Have a question for the Weekly Mailbag?

Click below or e-mail:

SSTN is proudly affiliated with Wilson Sporting Goods! Check out our press release here, and support us by using the affiliate links below:

Scattering the Ashes.jpeg

"Scattering The Ashes has all the feels. Paul Russell Semendinger's debut novel taps into every emotion. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll reexamine those relationships that give your life meaning." — Don Burke, writer at The New York Post

The Least Among Them.png

"This charming and meticulously researched book will remind you of baseball’s power to change and enrich lives far beyond the diamond."

—Jonathan Eig, New York Times best-selling author of Luckiest Man, Opening Day, and Ali: A Life

From Compton to the Bronx.jpg

"A young man from Compton rises to the highest levels of baseball greatness.

Considered one of the classiest baseball players ever, this is Roy White's story, but it's also the story of a unique period in baseball history when the Yankees fell from grace and regained glory and the country dealt with societal changes in many ways."


We are excited to announce our new sponsorship with FOCO for all officially licensed goods!

FOCO Featured:
carlos rodon bobblehead foco.jpg
bottom of page