Who is the Yankees’ Captain?

The New York Yankees have had many great players over the years, but who is their current captain?

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The Yankees have had 27 captains in their history.

The first Yankee captain was Hall of Famer Hal Chase, who served in that role from 1910-1912. Chase was followed by Roger Peckinpaugh, who captained the team from 1913-1922, and then by Babe Ruth, who served as captain from 1922-1925. Lou Gehrig took over as captain after Ruth’s death in 1925 and served in that role until his own death in 1941. After Gehrig’s death, there was no official captain of the team until 1950, when manager Casey Stengel named Phil Rizzuto to the position. Rizzuto served as captain until his retirement in 1956.

The Yankees have had 27 captains in their history. The first Yankee captain was Hall of Famer Hal Chase, who served in that role from 1910-1912. Chase was followed by Roger Peckinpaugh, who captained the team from 1913-1922, and then by Babe Ruth, who served as captain from 1922-1925. Lou Gehrig took over as captain after Ruth’s death in 1925 and served in that role until his own death in 1941. After Gehrig’s death, there was no official captain of the team until 1950, when manager Casey Stengel named Phil Rizzuto to the position. Rizzuto served as captain until his retirement in 1956.

The first captain was Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, who served from 1936 until his retirement in 1939.

The first captain in franchise history was Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, who served from 1936 until his retirement in 1939. Gehrig was succeeded by another Yankee legend, Bill Dickey. Dickey captained the team from the 1940 season until his retirement in 1946. Yogi Berra served as captain from 1947 until he was traded in 1963. The next Yankee captain was Thurman Munson, who held the position from 1976 until his tragic death in 1979. Following Munson’s death, Ron Guidry took over as captain and served in that role until he retired in 1988. Don Mattingly became captain upon his retirement in 1995 and held the position until he was traded following the 1995 season. The current captain of the New York Yankees is Derek Jeter, who has held the role since 2003. Jeter is widely regarded as one of the greatest Yankees of all time, and he is still active with the team today.

Gehrig was succeeded by another Hall of Famer, Joe DiMaggio.

Gehrig was succeeded by another Hall of Famer, Joe DiMaggio. Like Gehrig, DiMaggio was a beloved figure and a great leader. He captained the Yankees for 10 seasons, from 1949 to 1951 and again from 1954 to 1955. DiMaggio was a nine-time All-Star and helped the Yankees win five World Series titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.

DiMaggio was captain from 1949 until his retirement in 1951.

Joe DiMaggio was the New York Yankees’ captain from 1949 until his retirement in 1951. He is considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Yogi Berra was the next captain, serving from 1952 until he was traded in 1953.

Yogi Berra was the next captain, serving from 1952 until he was traded in 1953. He was succeeded by Billy Martin, who captained the team for the 1954 and 1955 seasons before being traded himself. Casey Stengel became the Yankees’ skipper in 1949 and would lead the team to nine World Series appearances, winning seven of them.

The Yankees went without a captain until 1955, when they named Billy Martin captain.

Billy Martin was the Yankees’ captain from 1955 until 1957, when he was traded to the Kansas City Athletics. After his trade, the Yankees went without a captain until 1963, when they named Yogi Berra captain. Yogi Berra served as captain until he retired in 1972. The Yankees then named Thurman Munson captain. Munson served as captain until his death in 1979. Following Munson’s death, the Yankees named Willie Randolph captain. Randolph served as captain until he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988. The Yankees went without a captain until they named Don Mattingly captain in 1991. Mattingly served as captain until his retirement in 1995. The Yankees then went without a captain until 2009, when they named Derek Jeter captain. Jeter is currently the Yankees’ captain.

Martin served as captain for two stints, from 1955-1958 and again from 1960-1961.

Martin served as captain for two stints, from 1955-1958 and again from 1960-1961. He is the only person to have served multiple stints as captain of the Yankees. In his first tenure as captain, he led the team to back-to-back World Series titles in 1956 and 1957. After being traded to the Kansas City Athletics in 1958, he was quickly named captain of his new team. He remained captain of the A’s until his retirement in 1961.

The next captain was Elston Howard, who served from 1962 until his retirement in 1968.

Elston Howard was the first African American to don the Yankee pinstripes, and letters denoting his captaincy appeared on his uniform in 1963. He was a fan favorite who is remembered as one of the classiest men to have ever played the game. Upon his retirement from playing, Howard served as a coach and executive for the Yankees until his death in 1980.

Thurman Munson was captain from 1976 until his death in 1979.

Thurman Munson was the New York Yankees’ captain from 1976 until his death in a plane crash on August 2, 1979. He was a three-time All-Star and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1970.

Graig Nettles was captain from 1980 until his retirement in 1988.

Graig Nettles was the third baseman for the New York Yankees from 1974 until his retirement in 1988. He was captain of the team from 1980 until his retirement.

Don Mattingly was captain from 1991 until his retirement in 1995.

Don Mattingly was the captain of the New York Yankees from 1991 until his retirement in 1995. He is currently the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Yankees went without a captain again until 2003, when they named Derek Jeter captain.

Jeter is just the second captain in Yankees history, following Don Mattingly from 1991 to 1995. Jeter was officially named captain on June 3, 2003, before a game against the Rays at Yankee Stadium. The ceremony included a pregame introduction of Jeter by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and then-manager Joe Torre, who presented Jeter with a plaque symbolizing his captaincy. Jeter is the 21st captain in franchise history.

Jeter is the Yankees’ current captain, having served in that role since 2003.

Derek Jeter was named captain of the New York Yankees in 2003, succeeding Yogi Berra, who had served as an honorary captain since 1999. Jeter is the 22nd Yankee captain, and the first since Thurman Munson to be given the title while still active as a player.

Under Jeter’s captaincy, the Yankees have won two World Series championships (2009 and 2019), and six American League pennants (2009-2012, 2017-2018). He has also been selected for 13 All-Star Games (1998-2010, 2012-2014), five Gold Glove Awards (2004-2006, 2009-2010), five Silver Slugger Awards (2006-2010), and is the recipient of both the Roberto Clemente Award (2000) and the Hank Aaron Award (2009). In 2017, he was inducted into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Museum of Modern Art.

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