As part of ESNY’s quest to rank the greatest franchise’s greatest players, we move along to New York Yankees first basemen as we work our way around the diamond.
By Emmanuel Berbari
First base is one of those positions that demands excellence. When you look at the corners of both the infield and the outfield, you tend to see scattered power bats and well-rounded players.
Fortunately, the New York Yankees have had the benefit of fielding some terrific first basemen throughout their history that have helped give the position a true identity.
From all-time greats to players whose moments landed them in Yankee lore, first base has been a position of strength for a franchise that expects nothing short of greatness.