As the New York Yankees make their trip back to the Bronx, let’s take a look at the second base excellence that has highlighted their storied franchise.
Second base: a position often times filled with mediocrity and lackluster offensive output; a position of demand. Even the greatest franchises, the New York Yankees included, have been hard pressed to find great talent at the second base position. Given that the spot has produced so many soft-hitting players throughout history, it has become custom.
With that being said, the general reputation makes stand-out play at second base an asset. That same stand-out second baseman can separate the men from the boys, the world series winners from the first round exits.
The Yanks have been fortunate enough to have some spectacular players man the position throughout their world championships and even some of their lesser years.
However, a position with as much shortage of talent as second results in a shortage of names. As part of ESNY’s quest around the diamond for baseball’s most illustrious franchise, digging deep is the name of the game.
So, with that, let’s dive in and take at look at the 10 most productive and prominent second baseman to don pinstripes.