In celebration of our 10th anniversary here at Lady At The Bat, we bring you a new weekly series: Top 10 Tuesday.
Since we are in the midst of spring training at the moment, we start the series off with a list of the best Yankees rookies in spring training history. To get on the list, players have to have won the James P Dawson Award, the award given annually to the best rookie in Yankees camp.
Click "Read More" below to view this Tuesday's Top 10!
10. Brett Gardner:
Gardner won the Dawson Award in 2009. He is now the longest-tenured Yankee.
9. Homer Bush:
Bush batted over .300 lifetime for the Yankees. He also has one of the best baseball names. Ever.
8. Roy White:
The Yankees were the only MLB team White played for, from the lean years in the late '60 to the championship years of the late '70s.
7. Willie Randolph:
A Brooklyn, NY native, Randolph was a catalyst at the top of the Yankees lineup for years.
6. Al Leiter:
Before his no-hit glory for the Marlins and his success with the Mets, Leiter was a Baby Bomber who made his MLB debut with Yankees.
5. Mashiro Tanaka:
The Yankees' ace signed with the team after having an historic final season in Japan.
4. Hideki Matsui:
3. Alfonso Soriano:
One of the most electrifying players in Yankees history.
2. Jorge Posada
A good catcher. An even better hitter.
1. Don Mattingly
Cap, Donnie Baseball, or whatever else you call him, one of the best to ever wear the pinstripes.