LADY AT THE BAT: 28 Things Every Yankees Fan Should Be Thankful For

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

28 Things Every Yankees Fan Should Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving!  Over the years, the New York Yankees and their fans have had more things to be thankful for than other fans and the teams they root for.  So, with a nod to that elusive 28th World Championship, here are 28 things Yankees Universe should "thank the good Lord for" (or, whomever your higher power is), in no particular order:

1. George Steinbrenner ("The Boss")
2. Lou Gehrig ("The Iron Horse")
3. The short porch in right field
4. Derek Jeter ("The Captain")
5. Mariano Rivera
6. Thurman Munson
7. All the no-hitters and perfect games in franchise history
8. Gene Michael
9. Joe Torre
10. Don Mattingly ("Donnie Baseball")
11. Babe Ruth
12 Mickey Mantle
13. Joe DiMaggio ("The Yankee Clipper")
14. The Core Four
15. That classic Yankee uniform & logo ("interlocking NY")
16. The Red Sox rivalry
17. Yogi Berra
18. Roger Maris (61 in 61!)
19. Reggie Jackson ("Mr. October")
20. Phil Rizzuto (Holy Cow!)
21. The '77 World Championship
22. The '96 World Championship
23. Ron Guidry ("Louisiana Lightening")
24. The roll call from the Bleacher Creatures
25. Bucky "bleeping" Dent
26. Whitey Ford ("The Chairman of The Board")
27. The '09 World Championship
28. Chris Chambliss's '76 ALCS clinching homer

And, there you have it. Have I left anyone or anything out? Included anyone or anything I shouldn't have? You be the judge. In any case, everyone, enjoy your turkey and happy holidays!

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