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Since the inception of the New York Yankees in 1903, there have been many great players to don the iconic pinstripes. But which player has been with the team the longest?
Here is a list of the top 10 longest-tenured Yankees, based on total years played with the team:
The Yankees’ Opening Day lineup for 2020
The New York Yankees have announced their Opening Day lineup for the 2020 season, and it includes some notable changes from last year.
Starting at catcher will be Gary Sánchez, who is entering his fifth season with the Yankees. Sánchez is the longest-tenured Yankee, having made his debut with the team in 2016.
He will be joined by first baseman Luke Voit, who is entering his second season with the Yankees. Voit will be followed by second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who is also entering his second season with the team.
Shortstop Didi Gregorius, who is entering his seventh season with the Yankees, will round out the infield.
In the outfield, Aaron Judge will start in right field, Brett Gardner will start in center field, and Giancarlo Stanton will start in left field.
The Yankees’ starting pitcher for Opening Day will be Gerrit Cole, who is entering his first season with the team.
The Yankees with the most service time
Derek Jeter has the longest tenure of any Yankee, playing his entire 20-year career with the team. Mariano Rivera is a close second, having spent 19 years with the Yankees. Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams all spent over 15 years with the team, whileCC Sabathia, Robinson Cano, Mark Teixeira and Aroldis Chapman have all spent at least 10 years with the Yankees.
The Yankees’ all-time leaders in service time
1. Derek Jeter – 20 years
2. Mariano Rivera – 19 years
3. Yogi Berra – 18 years
4. Whitey Ford – 16 years
5. Bernie Williams – 16 years
6. Jorge Posada – 15 years
7. Mickey Mantle – 15 years
8. Ron Guidry – 14 years
9. Don Mattingly – 14 years
10. Andy Pettitte – 13 years
The longest-tenured Yankee is Derek Jeter, who has been with the team since 1995. Jeter has played more games and has more hits than any other Yankee in history.