• Greatest/Favorite Yankees Tournament – Sweet 16, Div IV – Results

    Posted by on April 13th, 2010 · Comments (16)

    Here are the winners – in bold:

    Joe DiMaggio 85.3%
    Thurman Munson 14.7%

    Jorge Posada 32.4%
    Whitey Ford 67.6%

    This means all the #1 and #2 seeds have advanced to the Elite Eight. Here are the match-ups for the next round:

    Babe Ruth (1)          Lou Gehrig (1)  
    Mariano Rivera (2)     Derek Jeter (2) 
    Mickey Mantle (1)      Joe DiMaggio (1)
    Yogi Berra (2)         Whitey Ford (2) 

    Look for the Elite Eight survey to be posted soon.

    Comments on Greatest/Favorite Yankees Tournament – Sweet 16, Div IV – Results

    1. April 13th, 2010 | 10:02 am

      So, are #2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 16 and 42 the 8 greatest Yankees in the history of the franchise?

    2. Corey Italiano
      April 13th, 2010 | 10:05 am

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      I don’t think anyone could argue with the cards on the table.

    3. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 10:14 am

      Of those eight, think of the team we’re talking about.

      An outfield consisting of Ruth, Mantle and DiMaggio;
      A battery of Ford/Rivera/Berra
      An infield of Gehrig/Jeter

      Pretty spectacular team, and well-diversified too.

    4. jrk
      April 13th, 2010 | 10:36 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      What about the Babe on the mound on Whitey’s off day 😉

    5. April 13th, 2010 | 10:47 am

      I’m starting to wonder if these 8 should be the only Yankees numbers that are retired.

    6. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 10:47 am

      @ jrk:
      LOL, sure why not! Two lefties are better than one, especially at Ye Olde Ballpark in the Bronx.

    7. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 10:48 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      I’m starting to wonder if these 8 should be the only Yankees numbers that are retired.

      Um…it’s a little late for that.

    8. April 13th, 2010 | 12:09 pm

      @ MJ Recanati: You can “unretire” a number too.

      See: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=4897287

      The Chicago White Sox have unretired Luis Aparicio’s No. 11, which will be worn by Omar Vizquel.

      Aparicio is the only Venezuelan to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Vizquel, also a native of Venezuela, was acquired by the White Sox in November. He’s worn No. 13 in the past, but that number currently is used by manager Ozzie Guillen. Vizquel’s decision to wear No. 11 is a nod to his countryman.

      “For me, it’s like a huge celebration, trying to keep his name alive and trying to spread the word of Venezuelan shortstops,” Vizquel said Monday during a conference call. “I think every kid now — the new generation of shortstops in Venezuela — has to know about Luis Aparicio and everything that he means to us in this game.”

      “If there is one player who I would like to see wear my uniform number with the White Sox, it is Omar Vizquel,” Aparicio said in a statement. “I have known Omar for a long time. Along with being an outstanding player, he is a good and decent man.”

    9. Raf
      April 13th, 2010 | 1:41 pm

      The Giants unretired Mays’ 24 for Bonds. In Bonds’ and Vizquel’s cases the numbers were unretired with the blessings of Mays and Aparicio.

    10. April 13th, 2010 | 1:57 pm

      @ Raf: Didn’t Bonds wear 25 in SF?

    11. Raf
      April 13th, 2010 | 2:03 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Yes, I just checked… Memory’s playing tricks on me.

    12. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 2:30 pm

      @ Raf:
      @ Steve Lombardi:
      I’m pretty sure that Bonds wore #24 for a short stint right around the time he was going to pass Willie’s 660 on the HR list.

    13. April 13th, 2010 | 2:38 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Not according to the uni numbers on his B-R.com page


    14. MJ Recanati
      April 13th, 2010 | 3:05 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      Weird, because when Raf wrote that, I definitely remembered Bonds having worn #24 on at least one or two occasions.

    15. Raf
      April 13th, 2010 | 3:38 pm

      From the looks of it, Mays offered, but Bonds decided to go with 25 in tribute to his father. He may have worn 24 on a couple of special occasions, but I haven’t been able to find anything.

    16. Tresh Fan
      April 13th, 2010 | 9:04 pm

      Re: Unretiring A Retired Number.

      Cf. Willard Hershberger:


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