Domingo German’s first career start on Sunday afternoon was beyond impressive. Where does it rank in recent New York Yankees history?

Domingo German was simply scintillating for the New York Yankees in his first career start against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon. While he didn’t get the win, he certainly met the goal he set for himself before toeing the rubber.

“The way I look at it is to focus on doing my job,’’ German told the New York Post‘s Dan Martin through an interpreter. “I want to do my job so I can create a bigger opportunity and hopefully stay in the rotation.”

With Jordan Montgomery expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a strained left elbow, German will get more opportunities to prove that he belongs.

Considering how good German looked, it begs the question: Was his performance the best first start we’ve seen from a Yankees pitcher over the past 30 years?

Let’s find out as we start with No. 5 on the list of greatest New York Yankees starting pitcher debuts:

I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.