5. Ralph Houk
Houk was the manager of three tremendous Yankee teams (1961-1963). The 309 wins he collected in his first three years as a MLB skipper should earn him more than enough credit.
That success yielded two consecutive World Series titles in 1961 and 1962, and a third straight AL pennant in 1963.
Fittingly enough, a year that arguably featured the most lethal regular season middle of the lineup attack saw the Yanks win 109 games, steamrolling through every sign of competition.