The Yankees have had some greats wear the number 6 over the years. Here are the top 10 Yankees to don the number 6!
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Yogi Berra was one of the most accomplished players in Yankees history, helping the team to 10 World Series titles. He was also a three-time MVP and a 14-time All-Star. Berra is one of only four players in MLB history to win the Triple Crown.
Bobby Murcer was an American professional baseball player. He was an outfielder and first baseman during his 18-season Major League Baseball (MLB) career from 1965 to 1983.Murcer began his MLB career with the New York Yankees in 1965. From 1969 to 1974, he had five consecutive All-Star Game selections and won Gold Glove Awards in 1971 and 1972. After a trade to the San Francisco Giants for Bobby Bonds following the 1974 season, Murcer returned to the Yankees as a free agent prior to the 1977 season.
1. Mickey Mantle
Mantle wore No. 6 from his rookie season in 1951 through his final season in 1968. He was a 20-time All-Star, won three AL MVP Awards, won the Triple Crown in 1956, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974. Mantle is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in baseball history.
2. Lou Gehrig
Gehrig wore No. 6 from 1923 until his retirement in 1939. He was a seven-time All-Star, won two AL MVP Awards, and won the Triple Crown in 1934. Gehrig’s numbers were retired by the Yankees in 1939, and he was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939.
3. Joe DiMaggio
DiMaggio wore No. 6 from 1936 through his retirement in 1951. He was a 13-time All-Star, won three AL MVP Awards, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955. DiMaggio is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time.
4. Yogi Berra
Berra wore No. 6 from 1950 through 1963, and again from 1965 through 1972 (he briefly wore No.. 8 in 1964). He was a 18-time All-Star, won three AL MVP Awards, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra is widely considered to be one of the greatest catchers of all time.
5. Billy Martin
Martin wore No.. 6 during his first stint with the Yankees from 1950 through 1957 (he would wear No.. 1 during his second stint with the team from 1979 through 1988). He was a five-time All-Star and won World Series titles with the Yankees as a player in 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1956 (he would also win titles as a manager with the team in 1977 and 1978).
6. Bobby Murcer
Murcer wore No.. 6 from 1969 through 1974 before being traded to San Francisco (he would return to New York via free agency prior to the 1983 season and would wear No.. 1). He was a three-time All-Star with the Yankees and helped them win World Series titles as both a player (1977)and broadcaster (1996).
Bernie Williams was the last Yankee to wear number 6 before it was retired in 2015. He was a central figure on the Yankees’ four World Series championship teams in the late 1990s and early 2000s, manning center field and hitting cleanup for some of the most potent lineups in baseball history. A five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, Williams compiled a .297/.381/.477 career slash line with287 home runs and 1,257 RBIs in 1,366 games over 16 seasons with the Yankees.
He was originally signed by the Yankees in 1998 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. Soriano made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 1999, and he quickly became a fan favorite with his dynamic combination of power and speed. He was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2004 in a deal that brought Alex Rodriguez to the Yankees, and he would later return to the Bronx for a brief stint in 2013. Soriano is best remembered for his years with the Yankees, where he was a two-time All-Star and helped the team win four World Series titles.
Derek Jeter may be the most popular Yankee ever. Unfortunately for Yankees fans, he’s number two on this list. In his 20 seasons in pinstripes, Jeter hit .310/.377/.440 with 260 home runs, 1,311 RBI and 3,465 hits, which is good for sixth all-time. He was a five-time World Series champion, a 14-time All-Star and he won five Gold Glove Awards and five Silver Slugger Awards. Jeter was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996 and he was the AL MVP in 2000. He is a first ballot Hall of Famer.
Luis Sojo was a utility player for the Yankees from 1996-2000 and again in 2002-2003. He played every position except pitcher and catcher during his time with the Yankees, and was a fan favorite known for his clutch hits. He was a member of four World Series winning teams with the Yankees, and his walk-off single in Game 5 of the 2000 World Series is one of the most famous moments in Yankees history.
Aaron Hicks was born on October 2, 1989, in Merritt Island, Florida. The Yankees drafted him in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his Major League debut with the Yankees on April 3, 2013. Hicks played in parts of four seasons with the Yankees before being traded to the Minnesota Twins in 2015. In 2019, Hicks returned to the Yankees in a trade with the Twins. He has worn number 31 and number 33 during his career but is currently wearing number 66.
First baseman Mark Teixeira wore number six from 2009 to 2016. In those eight seasons, he appeared in 1,152 games, had 1,298 hits, and batted .248. He also had 270 home runs and drove in 822 runs.
Troy Tulowitzki was acquired by the Yankees in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018. He originally wore number 12 with the Blue Jays, but switched to number 6 when he came to the Yankees. Tulowitzki played in just four games with the Yankees before suffering a season-ending injury.