When it comes to online baseball betting, there isn’t a single MLB franchise that can rival the New York Yankees and everything that the franchise has accomplished. Some of the greatest players to every play the game helped build the great Yankees’ dynasties over the decades. Here is a look at the top-five players in Yankees’ history.
5. Mariano Rivera
The only current Yankees’ player on this list, Rivera has more saves than any other closer in baseball history with 603. While his career ERA of 2.21 is impressive, that number drops to 0.74 in the postseason, which is absolutely ridiculous considering he has appeared in 96 playoff games, which has included five World Series titles.
4. Yogi Berra
No Yankees’ player has more World Series rings than Berra’s 10. One of the best catchers to every play the game, Berra hit .285 and finished his 5Dimes career with 300 home runs.
3. Joe DiMaggio
The owner of a 56-game hitting streak, DiMaggio hit 361 career home runs and was outstanding in centerfield. DiMaggio was a unique blend of offense and defense at a time when that combination was rare, and is now a Yankees’ icon.
2. Lou Gehrig
Nicknamed the Iron Horse because he played in 2,130 consecutive games before he took himself out of the lineup due to ALS, Gehrig drove in 175 runs in 1927, a number that is unheard of these days even through the steroid era. Gehrig delivered one of the most inspirational speeches in sports betting history at Yankees Stadium before leaving the game, and the impression he left on all that watched him will never be forgotten.
1. Babe Ruth
The original Yankees’ stadium was nicknamed the “House that Ruth Built” for a reason, as since his arrival in New York the team has won more World Series titles than any other franchise. Ruth led the league in runs scored seven times, and had the record of hitting 60 home runs in a single season and 700 in his career at a time when the sport wasn’t marred by performance-enhancing drugs.