Donnie Baseball was not only the best player on the Yankees during some rough 80s years, he was arguably the best player in all of baseball.
He won the AL MVP in 1985 when he drove in 145 runs and slashed .324/.371/.567.
Exceptional in the field, Don Mattingly collected nine gold gloves for his work at first base.
Unfortunately, Mattingly’s retirement was right at the start of the dynasty. After the 1995 campaign, he parted ways with baseball and the Yankees immediately returned to their World Series ways.
However, he will not be judged by postseason performance due to his lack of chance. He will be judged based on the fact that he slashed .307/.358/.471 in a 14 year, exclusively Yankees career.