Meet the Yankees Old Timers
Here's a look at some of the players participating in the 76th annual Old Timers' Day on June 23 at Yankee Stadium. All stats are from players' Yankees career only.
LUIS ARROYO, P
22-10, 3.12 ERA, 43 SV
Luis Arroyo, right, played for the Yankees from 1960-1963. Arroyo was part of the 1961 Yankees championship team. 1961 was also a career year for Arroyo, as he appeared in the All-Star Game and led the American League with 29 saves. |
STEVE BALBONI, 1B/DH
.214, 41 HR, 116 RBIs
Steve "Bye Bye" Balboni started and finished his career with the Yankees. Balboni was known for his power but also his high rate of striking out.
JESSE BARFIELD, RF
.231, 62 HR, 189 RBIs
Jesse Barfield played 12 seasons, including four (1989-1992) with the Yankees. Barfield was known as a power-hitter. He was AL home run champion in 1986, the same year he won the Silver Slugger Award. Barfield also won two Gold Gloves (1986, 1987).
YOGI BERRA, C/LF
.285, 358 HR, 1,430 RBIs
The Hall-of-Famer spent 18 seasons (1946-1963) with the Yankees. He coached the Yankees in 1963 and managed them in 1964. In his career as a player, coach, and manager, Berra had 21 World Series appearances, winning 10 with the Yankees. |
RON BLOMBERG, 1B/RF/DH
.302, 47 HR, 202 RBIs
Ron Blomberg was on the Yankees during the 1969 season and from 1971-1976. He had a career .293 average and was the first designated hitter in MLB history.
CHRIS CHAMBLISS, 1B
.282, 79 HR, 454 RBIs
Chris Chambliss played for the Yankees from 1974-79 and in 1988. Two of Chambliss' six World Series championships came with the Yankees, and Chambliss made his only All-Star Game appearance with the Yankees in 1976.
DAVID CONE, P
64-40, 3.91 ERA
David Cone, top, pitched for the Yankees from 1995-2000. During his career, he made five All-Star Game appearances and was a five-time World Series champion, four times with the Yankees. Cone pitched a perfect game in 1999.
WHITEY FORD, P
236-106, 2.75 ERA, 10 SV
Ford played for the Yankees in 1950 and from 1953-1967. He holds records for most World Series games (22), Game 1 starts (8), wins (10) and losses (8) during a career spent entirely with the Yankees. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.
JOE GIRARDI, C
.272, 8 HR, 153 RBIs
Current Yankees manager Girardi played for the Yankees from 1996-99. Girardi is a four-time World Series Champion and managed the Yankees to a championship in 2009. In 2006 while with the Marlins, he was named NL Manager of the Year. |
GOOSE GOSSAGE, P
42-28, 2.14 ERA, 151 SV
Richard “Goose” Gossage pitched for nine different teams but he won his only World Series in 1978 with the Yankees. He recorded the final out to clinch a division, league or World Series title seven times. He pitched in 1,002 games with 1,502 strikeouts and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008.
RON GUIDRY, P
170-91, 3.29 ERA
In 1978, Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry set a Yankees franchise record with 248 strikeouts -- one of two 200-plus strikeout seasons in his career. Guidry was a two-time All-Star, four-time World Series champion, five-time Gold Glove Award winner and 1978 AL Cy Young Award winner.
RICKEY HENDERSON, LF
.288, 78 HR, 255 RBIs
Henderson played for the Yankees from 1985-1989 and owns the top three stolen base seasons in Yankees history. Henderson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009 and holds MLB records in career stolen bases, runs scored, unintentional walks and leadoff home runs.
ORLANDO HERNANDEZ, P
61-40, 3.96 ERA
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez played for the Yankees for six seasons (1998-2002, 2004). He was a four-time World Series champion and won the ALCS MVP in 1999. He had a 17-9 record in 1999 and is known for his extremely high leg kick.
REGGIE JACKSON, RF
.281, 144 HR, 461 RBIs
Jackson played for the Yankees from 1977-1981. During his career he won five World Series, two Silver Slugger Awards, two World Series MVP Awards and has his number retired by the Athletics and Yankees. The Hall-of-Famer's heroics in the postseason earned him the nickname "Mr. October."
DON LARSEN, P
45-24, 3.50 ERA
Don Larsen played for the Yankees from 1955-59. During that time he won two World Series championships and was World Series MVP in 1956. Larsen pitched a perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, the only perfect game in postseason history.
LEE MAZZILLI, CF/1B/PH
.266, 6 HR, 17 RBIs
As a player, he only donned a Yankee uniform during the later part of the 1982 season, but Mazzilli returned to the franchise as a first base coach from 2000-03 and a bench coach in 2006.
PAUL O'NEILL, RF
.303, 185 HR, 858 RBIs
O'Neill played nine seasons (1993-2001) with the Yankees, winning four World Series and appearing in four All-Star Games. O'Neill won the AL batting title in 1994 with a .359 average. He's currently a color commentator on the YES Network. |
JOE PEPITONE, 1B/CF
.252, 166 HR, 541 RBIs
Joe Pepitone spent eight seasons (1962-1969) with the Yankees. During his career with the Yankees he was a three-time All Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner.
ANDY PHILLIPS, 1B/3B
.253, 11 HR, 60 RBIs
Andy Phillips played for the Yankees from 2004-07, bouncing back and forth between Triple A and the majors.
WILLIE RANDOLPH, 2B
.275, 48 HR, 549 RBIs
Randolph spent 13 years (1976-1988) with the Yankees. He's a six-time All Star and was also a coach and manager, spending 11 seasons (1994-2004) with the Yankees as a bench and base coach. Randolph was Yankees team captain from 1986-1988.
BOBBY RICHARDSON, 2B
.266, 34 HR, 390 RBIs
Richardson, right, played his entire 12 year career (1955-1966) with the Yankees. He was selected to eight All-Star teams, won five Gold Gloves, and three World Series. Richardson is the only player in MLB history to win World Series MVP on a team that didn't win the World Series (1960).
MICKEY RIVERS, CF
.299, 34 HR, 209 RBIs
Rivers played for the Yankees from 1976-1979. During that time, Rivers was named to the 1976 All-Star team, and won two World Series championships, in 1977 and 1978. He hit .326 in 1977.
MEL STOTTLEMEYER, P
164-139, 2.97 ERA
Mel Stottlemeyer spent his entire 11 year playing career (1964-1974) with the Yankees. He was named to five All-Star teams. Stottlemeyer also was part of four Yankees championship teams (1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000) as a pitching coach.
MIKE TORREZ, P
14-12, 3.82 ERA
Mike Torrez played for the Yankees during their 1977 World Championship season. During the 1977 World Series, Torrez pitched in two games, both of them complete game victories.
DAVID WELLS, P
68-28, 3.90 ERA
Wells played for the Yankees from 1997-98 and 2002-2003. On May 17, 1998, he threw the 15th perfect game in MLB history. In 1998, Wells pitched his way to an 18-4 record as he recorded the fifth lowest ERA in the major leagues.
ROY WHITE, LF
.271, 160 HR, 758 RBIs
Roy White spent his entire 15 year career (1965-1979) with the Yankees. He was named to two All-Star teams and won two World Series. White led the American League in walks in 1972 and runs in 1976.
Bernie Williams(Credit: AP)
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