I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy: Legendary Yankees who've had their Jerseys retired

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I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy: Legendary Yankees who've had their Jerseys retired

The New York Yankees are one of the most iconic teams in sports. Perhaps it's because of where they play, perhaps it's because of their many championships, or perhaps it's because of the many truly great players who've played for that team. The Yankees take pride in the past players. In fact, they've retired the jersey number of 23 different players. Can you name them all? Batter up!

Jersey #32 was worn by the 1st black player on the Yankees. Also a 12 time allstar.

Jersey #37 was worn by the Manager who ranks 13th all time in victories.

Jersey #5 was worn by a great Yankees hitter who also was once married to Marilyn Monroe.

Jersey #9 was worn by the Yankee who broke Babe Ruth's record for most HRs in a season.

Jersey #8 was worn by a catcher born in 1907 who played 18 seasons for the Yankees.

Jersey #20 was worn by a 5 time world series champion who played catcher.

Jersey #42 was worn by the all time league leader in saves.

6 of the top 10 individual season highest batting averages in team history are held by this man?

Which player who had their jersey retired played the most games in a Yankee uniform?

Jersey #23 was worn by a perennial Gold Glover at 1st base who also won a league MVP

Jersey #42 was retired by the Yankees a 2nd time when ALL teams retired this man's number.

Jersey #10 was worn by a former infielder & long-time radio/tv announcer for the Yankees.

Jersey #7 was worn by an OF who hit 536 home runs and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1974

Jersey #2 was worn by a 5 time world series champion with over 3400 career hits.

Jersey #51 was worn by a center fielder who won 4 World Series Champtionships.

Jersey #1 was worn by a former Yankees infielder and a many times fired manager.

Jersey #4 was worn by the player who once held the record for most consecutive games played

Which player who had their jersey retired had the most career hits as a Yankee?

Jersey #15 was worn by a catcher who died during his career in a tragic plane accident.

Jersey #16 was worn by a pitcher who played 16 years, won 6 titles, and was a 10 time allstar.

Jersey #49 was worn by a pitcher who went 25-3 in 1978 and won the Cy Young Award

Which retired Yankee player who had his jersey retired is now a jazz guitarist?

Jersey #8 was also worn by another catcher who played 18 seasons for the Yankees.

Jersey #3 was worn by 'The Sultan of Swat', one of the greatest HR hitters of all time.

Which player who had their jersey retired by the Yankees had the most career Pitching wins?

Jersey #46 was worn by a 5 time World Series champion pitcher who also played for Houston.

With 238, which Yankee player had the most hits in a single season?

Jersey #44 was worn by a home run hitter nicknamed 'Mr October'

Jersey #6 was worn by a player who had 17 seasons in MLB but never played for the Yankees.

Which player who had their jersey retired had the most career RBIS as a Yankee?

I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy: Legendary Yankees who've had their Jerseys retired

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

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