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My Top 50 Yankees Ballot

We first posted our Top 50 Yankees on Wednesday. I'm just getting a chance to post my personal ballot. I spent a lot of time studying, talking to people, including my biggest help, my father, a lifelong Yankee fan.

The biggest difference between my ballot and the overall ballot is where Don Mattingly is ranked. I had him at No. 19. Every guy I have ahead of him either won more, won more MVPs or is in the Hall of Fame.

1. Babe Ruth

2. Lou Gehrig

3. Joe DiMaggio

4. Mickey Mantle

5. Yogi Berra

6. Whitey Ford

7. Derek Jeter

8. Mariano Rivera

9. Bill Dickey

10. Red Ruffing

11. Alex Rodriguez

12. Lefty Gomez

13. Phil Rizzuto

14. Elston Howard

15. Earl Combs

16. Allie Reynolds

17. Tony Lazzeri

18. Reggie Jackson

19. Don Mattingly

20. Thurman Munson

21. Roger Maris

22. Bernie Williams

23. Mel Stottlemyre

24. Andy Pettitte

25. Ron Guidry

26. Rich Gossage

27. Catfish Hunter

28. Herb Pennock

29. Waite Hoyte

30. Dave Winfield

31. Bob Shawkey

32. Joe Gordon

33. Jack Chesbro

34. Paul O’Neill

35. Tommy Henrich

36. Gil McDougald

37. Bobby Murcer

38. Vic Racshi

39. Hank Bauer

40. Charley Keller

41. Sparky Lyle

42. Eddie Lopat

43. Bob Turley

44. Home Run Baker

45. Graig Nettles

46. Robinson Cano

47. Jorge Posada

48. Wally Pipp

49. Mike Mussina

50. Don Larsen