Sunday, November 8, 2009

List of Yankees World Series Winners

Oh, dear, I have to update this list.

10: Yogi Berra. Plus 3 as a coach: 1 with the Mets, 2 with the Yankees. None as a manager, but he remains the only man to manage both the Yankees (1964) and Mets (1973) to Pennants.

9: Joe DiMaggio.

8: Bill Dickey. Plus 7 as a coach.

7: Frank Crosetti (plus 9 more as a coach, giving him a record 16), Hank Bauer (plus 1 as manager of the '66 Orioles), Tommy Henrich (plus 1 more as a coach), Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Phil Rizzuto (plus he called 6 more as a broadcaster). As far as I can tell, Crosetti, Bauer and Henrich are the only men to win as many as 7 World Series without being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. They are also the only Yankees to do it without receiving Plaques in Monument Park, or the retirements of their uniform numbers (though Bauer wore 9, retired for Roger Maris; Henrich wore 7, retired for Mantle, then 15, retired for Thurman Munson; and Crosetti wore 1 as a player, retired for Billy Martin, and 2 as a coach, which will certainly be retired for Derek Jeter). Henrich is now 96, making him the 5th-oldest living former Major League Baseball player, the 3rd-oldest to have played for a New York team (there are 2 older ex-Brooklyn Dodgers), the oldest living Yankee, and the earliest surviving World Series champion -- no one is still living who played on the winning side in a World Series earlier than 1938, although Henrich did also play for the Yankees during the regular season in their title season of 1937. He was still coming for Old-Timers' Day as recently as 1994.

6: Johnny Murphy, Lefty Gomez, Red Ruffing, Red Rolfe, Spurgeon "Spud" Chandler, Vic Raschi, Allie Reynolds, Jerry Coleman, Whitey Ford, Charlie Silvera (a backup catcher, he barely played but he still got credit). Berra, Henrich, Coleman, Ford and Silvera are the only living Yankees to have won as many as 6 World Series. At least, at the moment. At 80, Ford is the youngest, so they're all old now. And, of course, there are 4 men listed below who've won 5 in Pinstripes and could win a 6th.

5: Tony Lazzeri, Art Jorgens (barely played in some seasons but got the credit), George Selkirk, Charlie Keller, Billy Johnson, Bobby Brown, Eddie Lopat, Johnny Mize, Gene Woodling, Joe Collins, Billy Martin (plus 1 more as manager), Gil McDougald, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte. Aside from the 4 active ones, Brown and McDougald are still alive.

4: Babe Ruth (plus 3 more with Boston), Herb Pennock (plus 1 more with the Philadelphia Athletics and 2 more with Boston), George Pipgras (who also umpired in World Series play), Bump Hadley, Monte Pearson, Jake Powell, Tommy Byrne, Bob Cerv, Elston Howard, Bill "Moose" Skowron (plus 1 more with Los Angeles), Bob Turley, David Cone (plus 1 more with Toronto), Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill (plus 1 more with Cincinnati), Bernie Williams, Ramiro Mendoza, Jeff Nelson, Luis Sojo. Aside from the 1996-2000 guys, Cerv, Skowron and Turley are still alive.

3 starting before World War II ended: Joe Dugan, Waite Hoyt, Bob Meusel, Earle Combs, Jack Saltzgaver (barely played becuase he was a first baseman stuck behind Gehrig), Joe Glenn, Myril Hoag, Pat Malone, Joe Gordon, Atley Donald, Marius Russo, Johnny Lindell, George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss. They're all dead now.

3 from the end of WWII to the close of the pre-renovation Stadium: Joe Page, Fred Sanford (not the Redd Foxx character), Frank "Spec" Shea, Joe Ostrowski, Johnny Sain, Irv Noren, Andy Carey, Jim Coates, Tony Kubek, Bobby Richardson, Ralph Terry.

3 in the renovated Stadium: Joe Girardi (plus 1 as manager), Darryl Strawberry (plus 1 with the Mets), Chuck Knoblauch (plus 1 with Minnesota), Scott Brosius, Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez (plus 1 with the White Sox), Clay Bellinger, Ricky Ledee, Alfonso Soriano, Shane Spencer.

2 in the 1920s: Benny Bengough, Cedric Durst, Johnny Grabowski, Mark Koenig, Wilcy Moore, Urban Shocker.

2 in the 1930s: Jumbo Brown, Ben Chapman, Roy Johnson, Ivy Andrews, Steve Sundra, Buddy Rosar.

2 in the 1940s: Ernie "Tiny" Bonham, Butch Wensloff, Cliff Mapes.

2 in the 1950s: Tom Ferrick, Johnny Hopp (plus 2 with St. Louis), Jackie Jensen, Bob Kuzava, Tom Morgan, Tom Gorman, Jim McDonald, Bill Miller, Bob Grim, Johnny Kucks, Don Larsen, Jerry Lumpe, Norm Siebern, Enos Slaughter (plus 3 with St. Louis), Tom Sturdivant.

2 in the 1960s: Art Ditmar, Luis Arroyo, Johnny Blanchard, Clete Boyer, Bud Daley, Billy Gardner (not Brett's father, as I previously thought), Hector Lopez, Roger Maris, Hal Reniff, Rollie Sheldon, Bill Stafford.

2 in the 1970s: Paul Blair (plus 2 more in Baltimore), Chris Chambliss (plus 4 more as a coach), Ken Clay, Bucky Dent, Ed Figueroa, Ron Guidry, Don Gullett (plus 2 more in Cincinati), Catfish Hunter (plus 3 more in Oakland), Reggie Jackson (plus 3 more in Oakland), Sparky Lyle, Thurman Munson, Graig Nettles, Lou Piniella (plus 1 more as manager of the '90 Reds), Willie Randolph (plus 4 more as a coach), Mickey Rivers, Fred Stanley, Dick Tidrow, Roy White.

2 in the 1996-2000 Dynasty: Graeme Lloyd, Tim Raines, Homer Bush, Chad Curtis, Chili Davis (plus 1 in Minnesota), Hideki Irabu, Jim Leyritz, Roger Clemens, Dwight Gooden (plus 1 with the Mets), Allen Watson.

1, 1923: "Bullet" Joe Bush (plus 1 each with the Philadelphia A's and Boston), Solly Hofmann, "Sad" Sam Jones (plus 2 with Boston, not to be confused with the likewise-nicknamed but black 1950s Cubs-1960s Giants pitcher, though both pitched big-league no-hitters), Carl Mays (plus 3 wiht Boston), Wally Pipp, Wally Schang (plus 1 each with the Philadelphia A's and Boston), Everett Scott (plus 3 with Boston), Bob Shawkey (plus 1 with the Philadelphia A's), Elmer Smith (plus 1 with Cleveland), Aaron Ward, Whitey Witt.

1, 1927: Pat Collins, Mike Gazella, Ray Morehart, Dutch Reuther.

1, 1928: Stan Coveleski (plus 1 with Cleveland), Leo Durocher (plus 1 with St. Louis and 1 as Giants manager), Fred Heimach, Hank Johnson, Gene Robertson, Al Shealy, Tom Zachary (plus 1 in Washington).

1, 1932: Johnny Allen, Sammy Byrd, Lyn Lary, Danny MacFayden, Gordon Rhodes, Joe Sewell (plus 1 in Cleveland), Ed Wells.

1, 1936: Johnny Broaca.

1, 1937: Don Heffner, Frank Makosky, Kemp Wicker.

1, 1938: Joe Beggs, Bill Knickerbocker.

1, 1939: Babe Dahlgren.

1, 1941: Frenchy Bordagaray, Norm Branch, Marv Breuer, Steve Peek, Gerry Priddy, Charlie Stanceu, Johnny Sturm.

1, 1943: Hank Borowy, Nick Etten, Rollie Hemsley, Bud Metheny, Ken Sears, Tuck Stainback, Jim Turner (plus 9 more as Yankee pitching coach), Roy Weatherly, Bill Zuber.

1, 1947: Floyd Bevens, Allie Clark, Karl Drews, Randy Gumpert (better known for giving up Mantle's 1st career home run with the '51 White Sox), Don Johnson (not the Miami Vice actor), George McQuinn, Bobo Newsom, Aaron Robinson.

1, 1949: Dick Kryhoski, Cuddles Marshall, Jack Phillips.

1, 1950: Bob Porterfield.

1, 1951: Jack Kramer, Stubby Overmire (plus 1 in Detroit).

1, 1952: Bobby Hogue.

1, 1953: Don Bollweg, Willie Miranda, Bill Renna, Ray Scarborough.

1, 1956: Rip Coleman, Billy Hunter (plus 3 as coach for Baltimore), Jim Konstanty, Mickey McDermott, Eddie Robinson (not the Grambling football coach).

1, 1958: Ryne Duren, Duke Maas, Zach Monroe, Bobby Shantz, Harry "Suitcase" Simpson, Marv Throneberry (Yeah, that one, he was a highly-rated prospect with the Yankees but never panned out so they got rid of him and he ended up as the symbol of the ineptitude of the '62 Mets), Virgil Trucks (plus 1 with Detroit, for whom he threw 2 no-hitters in '52, one against the Yanks; his nephew Butch Trucks was a founding member of the classic lineup of the Allman Brothers Band, and Butch's son Derek has joined his father in the Allmans).

1, 1961: Tex Clevenger, Joe DeMaestri, Earl Torgeson.

1, 1962: Jim Bouton, Marshall Bridges, Phil Linz, Dale Long, Joe Pepitone, Jack Reed, Tom Tresh.

1, 1977: Dell Alston, Fran Healy, Ken Holtzman (plus 3 in Oakland), Cliff Johnson, Mickey Klutts, Carlos May, Gil Patterson, Mike Torrez, George Zeber.

1, 1978: Jim Beattie, Ron Davis, Brian Doyle, Damaso Garcia, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Mike Heath, Jay Johnstone, Jim Spencer, Gary Thomasson.

1, 1996: Mike Aldrete, Brian Boehringer, Wade Boggs, Mariano Duncan (plus 1 in Cincinnati), Cecil Fielder, Andy Fox, Charlie Hayes, Pat Kelly, Jimmy Key (plus 1 in Toronto), Jim Mecir, Dave Pavlas, Dale Polley, Kenny Rogers, David Weathers, John Wetteland.

1, 1998: Mike Buddie, Darren Holmes, David Wells (plus 1 in Toronto).

1, 1999: Dan Naulty.

1, 2000: Jose Canseco (plus 1 in Oakland), Randy Choate (a pitcher who drove me so crazy I called him "Randy Choke"), Todd Erdos, Glenallen Hill, David Justice (plus 1 in Atlanta), Denny Neagle (plus 1 in Minnesota), Luis Polonia (plus 1 in Atlanta), Chris Turner, Jose Vizcaino.

1, 2009: Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney, A.J. Burnett (plus 1 in Florida), Melky Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Francisco Cervelli, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Coke, Johnny Damon (plus 1 rather dubious title in Boston), Brett Gardner, Chad Gaudin, Freddy Guzman, Jerry Hairston Jr., Eric Hinske (plus 1 rather dubious title in Boston), Phil Hughes, Damaso Marte (plus 1 with the White Sox), Hideki Matsui, Sergio Mitre, Jose Molina (plus 1 with Anaheim), Xavier Nady, Ramiro Pena, CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira and Chien-Ming Wang. And, oh yeah, Alex Rodriguez.


Ruth, Bush, Jones, Mays, Pennock, Schang, Scott, Dugan, Damon and Hinske won World Series with both the Yankees and the Red Sox, but only Damon and Hinske have done it since 1932, and only they have achieved the feat -- that is, having won his first with each club -- since 1923. (Hoyt also pitched for the Red Sox, but in 1919, after their 1918 win.) No player from the Boston Braves' only World Series winner, 1914, also won one with the Yankees.

Strawberry and Gooden are the only players to have won World Series with both the Yankees and the Mets. Cone just missed, arriving at the big-league level with the Mets in 1987. Berra and Stottlemyre both won rings as coaches for both the Yankees and the Mets.

No player ever won World Series with both the Yankees and the old New York Giants, although Casey Stengel won 2 as a Giants player and 7 as Yankee manager, while Durocher won 1 as a Yankee player and 1 as Giants manager. No player ever won World Series with both the Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, although Don Zimmer won 2 as a Dodger player (1 in Brooklyn, 1 in Los Angeles) and 4 as a Yankee coach.

El Duque, who pitched in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series in relief for the White Sox, and Marte, who won that Game 3, are the only players to have won a World Series as a member of a Chicago team and as a member of a New York team. Jose Contreras, who was on the Yankees' Pennant winners of 2003 but lost that Series, also got a ring with the '05 Pale Hose.

Bush, Pennock, Schang and Shawkey, all members of the 1913 Athletics, are the only players to win World Series for both the Yankees and a Philadelphia team. None has ever done it with the Yanks and the Phillies. As far as I can tell, none ever did it with either the A's or Phils on one hand, and the New York Giants or Brooklyn Dodgers on the other. If that's correct, then the only player since 1923 to have achieved the feat of winning a World Series for both a New York team and a Philadelphia team is Tug McGraw, with the '69 Mets and the '80 Phillies.

Although several players have won World Series with the Yankees as both players and coaches, the only ones to do so as both a Yankee player and a Yankee manager are Houk, Martin, Berra and Girardi. Bucky Harris is the only manager to win a World Series with both the Yankees and another team (the 1924 Washington Senators).

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