• Looking For Yankees Fans Input

    Posted by on January 26th, 2007 · Comments (22)

    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!

    Comments on Looking For Yankees Fans Input

    1. Jason O.
      January 26th, 2007 | 12:52 pm

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

    2. Garcia
      January 26th, 2007 | 12:56 pm

      Big Daddy, Cecil Fielder.

    3. dave
      January 26th, 2007 | 1:00 pm

      Danny Tartabull

    4. January 26th, 2007 | 1:00 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…

    5. dave
      January 26th, 2007 | 1:01 pm

      Roger Clemens (Cy Young for Toronto)
      Dave Winfield

    6. January 26th, 2007 | 1:02 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…

    7. January 26th, 2007 | 1:04 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.

    8. Garcia
      January 26th, 2007 | 1:20 pm

      Wade Boggs

    9. brockdc
      January 26th, 2007 | 1:30 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.

    10. brockdc
      January 26th, 2007 | 1:31 pm

      Oh, and Lee Smith.

    11. January 26th, 2007 | 1:40 pm

      Kenny Rogers

    12. RichDank
      January 26th, 2007 | 1:43 pm

      Jack McDowell, Raul Mondesi, John Wettland

    13. Raf
      January 26th, 2007 | 2:09 pm

      Dave Kingman, Catfish Hunter, El Tiante, Gossage

    14. Pete
      January 26th, 2007 | 2:28 pm

      Canseco, nuff said.

    15. rza93
      January 26th, 2007 | 2:45 pm

      Clemens, RJ, and Arod

    16. Andrew
      January 26th, 2007 | 3:15 pm

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

    17. RICH
      January 26th, 2007 | 4:02 pm

      Rickey Henderson, Alex Rodriguez, and Luis Tiant

    18. #15
      January 26th, 2007 | 7:07 pm

      Giambi and Sheff were pretty good too.

    19. January 26th, 2007 | 7:19 pm

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

    20. January 26th, 2007 | 11:15 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?

    21. Bob R.
      January 26th, 2007 | 11:26 pm

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

    22. brockdc
      January 27th, 2007 | 12:59 am

      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?

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