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January 26, 2007

Looking For Yankees Fans Input

I'm preparing for a study and could use some input from my fellow Yankees fans.

Which players, in your opinion, had the best career numbers prior to joining the Yankees?

Note the stress on "prior." This would kick out guys like Red Ruffing and, for most, Paul O'Neill.

Here, I'm looking for the Ruths, Mizes, A-Rods, etc. - and even the Kevin Browns and Jose Cruz Sr.'s.....

Leave your selections in the comments here, or, e-mail them to me: staff (at) waswatching (dot com). Thanks in advance!

Posted by Steve Lombardi at January 26, 2007 12:27 PM

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Rickey Henderson & Jason Giambi, both, ironically, in Oakland

Posted by: Jason O. [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 12:52 PM

Big Daddy, Cecil Fielder.

Posted by: Garcia [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 12:56 PM

Danny Tartabull

Posted by: dave [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:00 PM

So let's just say that a guy had great numbers in the prior team before joining the Yankees, and continued to produce numbers in the Yankees like in the prior team, would he be eligible as an answer?

Because I am quite tempted to put Reggie Jackson as my answer...

Posted by: B(rent) [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:00 PM

Roger Clemens (Cy Young for Toronto)
Dave Winfield

Posted by: dave [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:01 PM

OH! WOAH! *two answers hit me like a lightning bolt*

Randy Johnson and Roger Clemens, though Roger wasn't too shabby as a Yankee...

Posted by: B(rent) [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:02 PM

~~~So let's just say that a guy had great numbers in the prior team before joining the Yankees, and continued to produce numbers in the Yankees like in the prior team, would he be eligible as an answer?~~~

Yes.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:04 PM

Wade Boggs

Posted by: Garcia [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:20 PM

Steve Trout, Ed Whitson, Don Baylor, Mike Easler, Jack Clark, Meat Pavano, Paul Quantril, Javy Vasquez, Kenny Lofton - a virtual who's who of Yankeeographies.

Posted by: brockdc [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:30 PM

Oh, and Lee Smith.

Posted by: brockdc [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:31 PM

Kenny Rogers

Posted by: Jeteupthemiddle [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:40 PM

Jack McDowell, Raul Mondesi, John Wettland

Posted by: RichDank [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 01:43 PM

Dave Kingman, Catfish Hunter, El Tiante, Gossage

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 02:09 PM

Canseco, nuff said.

Posted by: Pete [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 02:28 PM

Clemens, RJ, and Arod

Posted by: rza93 [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 02:45 PM

Hehe, Kevin Brown and Randy Johnson. Both great players before the Yankees, both failures as Yankees.

Posted by: Andrew [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 03:15 PM

Rickey Henderson, Alex Rodriguez, and Luis Tiant

Posted by: RICH [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 04:02 PM

Giambi and Sheff were pretty good too.

Posted by: #15 [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 07:07 PM

neagle, brown, vazquez, canseco, jack clark, abreu, lidle, gooden, cone, straw...

Posted by: Travis G. [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 07:19 PM

Someone just e-mailed me with one that no one here has mentioned yet: Mussina.

How telling is that, that no one except one thought of him?

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 11:15 PM

Babe Ruth; Paul Waner; Enos Slaughter; Rocky Colavito;

Posted by: Bob R. [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 26, 2007 11:26 PM

Good point about Mussina. I guess I was just fixating on the ones who flamed out as Yankees. Guess I'm a bit cynical that way.

What about Damon and Flash Gordon?

Posted by: brockdc [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 27, 2007 12:59 AM