We all know that the New York Yankees are one of the most successful sports franchises in history. But do you know who is the 28th player on their current roster?
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Number 28 on the Yankees is outfield Aaron Judge.
Number 28 on the Yankees is Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, on November 8, 1989. He lived in Sherman Oaks until age 13 when his family moved to Tujunga. Stanton is of African-American and Irish descent. His maternal grandmother was white.
Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, New Jersey, on June 26, 1974. The Yankees selected him in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft out of high school, and he made his major league debut with the team in 1995. Jeter quickly established himself as one of the game’s premier players, winning both Rookie of the Year and World Series MVP honors in 1996. He would go on to play a pivotal role in helping the Yankees win five more world championships over the next 14 years. An 12-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner, Jeter retired as baseball’s all-time leader in hits by a shortstop with 3,465. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020.
Drafted by the Yankees in 2014, Bird made his Major League debut in 2015. He played in 46 games for the Yankees that season, batting .261 with 11 home runs and 31 RBIs. In 2016, he played in just 15 games due to a right shoulder injury that eventually required surgery. He missed the entire 2017 season as well.
Bird finally healthy for the 2018 season and split time between first base and designated hitter for the Yankees. In 82 games, he batted .199 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs.
Number 28 on the Yankees is currently DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu was born in December of 1988, making him 32 years old. He was born and raised in Visalia, California and went to college at LSU. LeMahieu is married to his high school sweetheart, Julianna Zobrist. They have three children together.
The answer to the question “Who is number 28 on the Yankees?” is that there is no one definitive answer. Depending on the time of year and the specific roster, the player wearing number 28 for the Yankees could be anyone from a young up-and-comer to a seasoned veteran.