Posted tagged ‘World Series’

Jim Joyce Made the Right Call

October 28, 2013

Game 3 of the World Series was decided with an obstruction call. Despite being thrown out, Allen Craig was called safe and awarded home because Will Middlebrooks impeded his path to home plate. The umpires saw that the play at the plate was close and rightfully believed Craig would have scored if he had not been obstructed. It’s an ending almost no one liked or wanted, but it was the correct and only call to make in that situation.

 

MLB Rule 7.06:

“(a) When obstruction occurs, the umpire shall call or signal ‘Obstruction.’

“If a play is being made on the obstructed runner, or if the batter-runner is obstructed before he touches first base, the ball is dead and all runners shall advance, without liability to be put out, to the bases they would have reached, in the umpire’s judgment, if there had been no obstruction. The obstructed runner shall be awarded at least one base beyond the base he had last legally touched before the obstruction. Any preceding runners, forced to advance by the award of bases as the penalty for obstruction, shall advance without liability to be put out.

“Rule 7.06(a) Comment: When a play is being made on an obstructed runner, the umpire shall signal obstruction in the same manner that he calls ‘Time,’ with both hands overhead. The ball is immediately dead when this signal is given; however, should a thrown ball be in flight before the obstruction is called by the umpire, the runners are to be awarded such bases on wild throws as they would have been awarded had not obstruction occurred. On a play where a runner was trapped between second and third and obstructed by the third baseman going into third base while the throw is in flight from the shortstop, if such throw goes into the dugout the obstructed runner is to be awarded home base. Any other runners on base in this situation would also be awarded two bases from the base they last legally touched before obstruction was called.

 

“(b) If no play is being made on the obstructed runner, the play shall proceed until no further action is possible. The umpire shall then call ‘Time’ and impose such penalties, if any, as in his judgment will nullify the act of obstruction.

“Rule 7.06(b) Comment: Under 7.06(b) when the ball is not dead on obstruction and an obstructed runner advances beyond the base which, in the umpire’s judgment, he would have been awarded because of being obstructed, he does so at his own peril and may be tagged out. This is a judgment call.

When Craig went to run home, not play was being made on him at the time. The play is allowed to proceed. After the play is when the umpire can impose penalties. He decided there was obstruction. And that’s that.

It makes no difference whether there is intent or not. Once the ball gets by the defender, the defender is no longer considered to be in the act of fielding and would be eligible to obstruct a base runner. That is exactly what happened. Moreover, Craig did not run into Middlebrooks outside of the baseline. He got straight up and made a direct path to the plate.

So the ultimate decision is in the hands of the ump- did the time lost in the obstruction result in an out? To ump and any reasonable viewer, yes the obstruction clearly hampered Craig’s ability to race home in time.

Again, no one likes this ending. But it had to be done. Some people suggested the umps should have let it go. That is not right because the ump would not be doing his job and instead of angry Red Sox fans there would be angry Cardinals fans.

In a time when umps are often scrutinized for their mistakes, it’s time to lavish them with praise for a tough, but right call in a critical World Series game.

What the World Series needs

November 4, 2010

With the Giants only needing five games to win the World Series, baseball has had another lackluster World Series. The last Series to go the full seven games was in 2002. Since 2002, only two World Series have even made it to six games (2003 and 2009). There have been three sweeps and three five game series.

In other words, the World Series has been one-sided and boring. A dramatic seven game Series won’t do as much for the ratings as big markets will, but it will help. Lets hope next year the season really does go down to the last possible game.

Am I wrong here?

November 1, 2009

The World Series winner is not always the best team in baseball that season. Am I wrong?

The regular season is 162 games long. The postseason for any given team can be as short as 11 games or as long as 19 games. Simple logic says the 162 games sample size is more concrete in terms of drawing conclusions about teams. Yet people continually ignore that logic and proclaim the World Series winner the best team in baseball. Is that right though?

To, the answer is no. For a quick example, look at the 2006 Cardinals. They went 83-78 in the regular season, and their pythag was 82-79. They beat the 95-67 Detroit Tigers in just five games in the World Series that season.  Because of a 16 game sample size in the postseason, are you still going to say St. Louis was the best team baseball?

No, you shouldn’t. They beat Detroit in five games. But Detroit was clearly the better team. They had a much higher Team WAR, despite playing in the superior American League. If you had them play a 162 game series, Detroit will almost always win that series.

The 2006 season is just one example. There are others out there (2001 Mariners for instance). Deciding the best team in baseball should not be based off just the playoffs or just the regular season. It should be a combination, with more weight being thrown towards the regular season because it is a larger sample size.

However, there are times when the team with the best record or WAR may not be the best team in baseball. Imagine Team A has a WAR of 45 and a record 100-62 and Team B has a WAR of 43 with a record of 97-65. Both teams sweep the DS and CS, but Team A gets swept by Team B in the World Series. Since both teams were so similar over the course of 162 games, it would be fair to say Team B is better, since their regular season record and WAR was only slightly worse than Team A.

Essentially, the World Series winner should not be automatically considered the best team in baseball. Sometimes the best team wins it all, and sometimes they don’t. But if they lose, they don’t get their names in the history books and they don’t get to put World Series champs on their resume. In the end, that history book is what the game is played for and it’s all that matters.

A Look Inside the World Series Winners

October 12, 2009

The 4 most important defensive positions on the baseball diamond are C, 2B, SS, and CF. I will look at the 104 WS championship teams and see how many of those positions were filled by homegrown players.

Here are the 104 WS championship teams. 6 teams filled 0 positions with homegrown players. 9 teams filled 1 position with homegrown players. 27 team filled 2 positions with homegrown players. 32 teams filled 3 positions with homegrown players. 30 teams filled 4 positions with homegrown players. Over 59% of teams filled at least 3 of the positions with homegrown players and over 85% filled at least 2 of the positions with homegrown players. I think this pretty much shows that there’s a correlation between homegrown players up the middle and WS championships.

1903 Boston Americans(AL)

C Lou Criger
2B Hobe Ferris
SS Freddy Parent (H)
CF Chick Stahl

1905 New York Giants(NL)

C Roger Bresnahan
2B Billy Gilbert
SS Bill Dahlen
CF Mike Donlin

1906 Chicago White Sox(AL)

C Billy Sullivan
2B Frank Isbell
SS George Davis
CF Fielder Jones

1907 Chicago Cubs(NL)

C Johnny Kling (H)
2B Johnny Evers (H)
SS Joe Tinker (H)
CF Jimmy Slagle (H)

1908 Chicago Cubs(NL)

C Johnny Kling (H)
2B Johnny Evers (H)
SS Joe Tinker (H)
CF Solly Hofman

1909 Pittsburgh Pirates(NL)

C George Gibson (H)
2B Dots Miller (H)
SS Honus Wagner
CF Tommy Leach

1910 Philadelphia Athletics(AL)

C Jack Lapp (H)
2B Eddie Collins (H)
SS Jack Barry (H)
CF Rube Oldring

1911 Philadelphia Athletics(AL)

C Ira Thomas
2B Eddie Collins (H)
SS Jack Barry (H)
CF Rube Oldring

1912 Boston Red Sox(AL)

C Bill Carrigan (H)
2B Steve Yarkes
SS Heinie Wagner
CF Tris Speaker (H)

1913 Philadelphia Athletics(AL)

C Jack Lapp (H)
2B Eddie Collins (H)
SS Jack Barry (H)
CF Rube Oldring

1914 Boston Braves(NL)

C Hank Gowdy
2B Johnny Evers
SS Rabbit Maranville (H)
CF Les Mann (H)

1915 Boston Red Sox(AL)

C Pinch Thomas (H)
2B Heinie Wagner
SS Everett Scott (H)
CF Tris Speaker (H)

1916 Boston Red Sox(AL)

C Pinch Thomas (H)
2B Jack Barry
SS Everett Scott (H)
CF Tilly Walker

1917 Chicago White Sox(AL)

C Ray Schalk (H)
2B Eddie Collins
SS Swede Risberg (H)
CF Happy Felsch (H)

1918 Boston Red Sox(AL)

C Sam Agnew
2B Dave Shean
SS Everett Scott (H)
CF Amos Strunk

1919 Cincinnati Reds(NL)

C Ivey Wingo
2B Morrie Rath
SS Larry Kopf
CF Edd Roush

1920 Cleveland Indians(AL)

C Steve O’Neill (H)
2B Bill Wambsganss (H)
SS Ray Chapman (H)
CF Tris Speaker

1921 New York Giants(NL)

C Frank Snyder
2B Johnny Rawlings
SS Dave Bancroft
CF George Burns (H)

1922 New York Giants(NL)

C Frank Snyder
2B Frankie Frisch (H)
SS Dave Bancroft
CF Casey Stengal/Bill Cunningham (H)

1923 New York Yankees(AL)

C Wally Schang
2B Aaron Ward (H)
SS Roger Peckinpaugh
CF Elmer Miller

1924 Washington Senators(NL)

C Muddy Ruel
2B Bucky Harris (H)
SS Roger Peckinpaugh
CF Earl McNeely (H)

1925 Pittsburgh Pirates(NL)

C Earl Smith
2B Eddie Moore (H)
SS Glenn Wright (H)
CF Max Carey (H)

1926 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Bob O’Farrell
2B Rogers Hornsby (H)
SS Tommy Thevenow (H)
CF Taylor Douthit (H)

1927 New York Yankees(AL)

C Pat Collins
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Mark Koenig (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1928 New York Yankees(AL)

C Johnny Grabowski
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Mark Koenig (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1929 Philadelphia Athletics(AL)

C Mickey Cochrane (H)
2B Max Bishop (H)
SS Joe Boley(H)
CF Mule Haas

1930 Philadelphia Athletics(AL)

C Mickey Cochrane (H)
2B Max Bishop (H)
SS Joe Boley(H)
CF Mule Haas

1931 St Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Jimmie Wilson
2B Frankie Frisch
SS Charlie Gelbert (H)
CF Pepper Martin (H)

1932 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1933 New York Giants(NL)

C Gus Mancuso
2B Hughie Critz
SS Blondy Ryan
CF Kiddo Davis

1934 St Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Spud Davis (H)
2B Frankie Frisch
SS Leo Durocher
CF Ernie Orsatti (H)

1935 Detroit Tigers(AL)

C Mickey Cochrane
2B Charlie Gehringer (H)
SS Billy Rogell
CF Jo-Jo White (H)

1936 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1937 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1938 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1939 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1940 Cincinnati Reds(NL)

C Ernie Lombardi
2B Lonny Frey
SS Billy Myers (H)
CF Harry Craft (H)

1941 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1942 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Walker Cooper (H)
2B Creepy Crespi (H)
SS Marty Marion (H)
CF Terry Moore (H)

1943 New York Yankees(AL)

C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Roy Weatherly

1944 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Walker Cooper (H)
2B Emil Verban (H)
SS Marty Marion (H)
CF Johnny Hopp (H)

1945 Detroit Tigers(AL)

C Bob Swift
2B Eddie Mayo
SS Skeeter Webb
CF Doc Cramer

1946 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Joe Garagiola(H)
2B Red Schoendienst(H)
SS Marty Marion(H)
CF Terry Moore(H)

1947 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Snuffy Stirnweiss (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1948 Cleveland Indians(AL)

C Jim Hegan (H)
2B Joe Gordon
SS Lou Boudreau (H)
CF Larry Doby (H)

1949 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Jerry Coleman (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1950 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Jerry Coleman (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1951 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Jerry Coleman (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1952 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Billy Martin (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1953 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Billy Martin (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1954 New York Giants(NL)

C Wes Westrum (H)
2B Davey Williams (H)
SS Alvin Dark
CF Willie Mays (H)

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers(NL)

C Roy Campanella (H)
2B Jim Gilliam (H)/Don Zimmer (H)
SS Pee Wee Reese (H)
CF Duke Snider (H)

1956 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Billy Martin (H)
SS Gil McDougald (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1957 Milwaukee Braves(NL)

C Del Crandall (H)
2B Red Schoendienst
SS Johnny Logan (H)
CF Hank Aaron (H)

1958 New York Yankees(AL)

C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Gil McDougald (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers(NL)

C Johnny Roseboro (H)
2B Charlie Neal (H)
SS Maury Wills (H)
CF Duke Snider (H)/Don Demeter (H)

1960 Pittsburgh Pirates(NL)

C Smoky Burgess
2B Bill Mazeroski (H)
SS Dick Groat (H)
CF Bill Virdon

1961 New York Yankees(AL)

C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1962 New York Yankees(AL)

C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tom Tresh (H)/Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1963 Los Angeles Dodgers(NL)

C Johnny Roseboro (H)
2B Charlie Neal (H)
SS Maury Wills (H)
CF Willie Davis (H)

1964 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Tim McCarver (H)
2B Julian Javier (H)
SS Dick Groat
CF Curt Flood

1965 Los Angeles Dodgers(NL)

C Johnny Roseboro (H)
2B Charlie Neal (H)
SS Maury Wills (H)
CF Willie Davis (H)

1966 Baltimore Orioles(AL)

C Andy Etchebarren (H)
2B Davey Johnson (H)
SS Luis Aparicio
CF Paul Blair (H)

1967 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Tim McCarver (H)
2B Julian Javier (H)
SS Dal Maxvill (H)
CF Curt Flood

1968 Detroit Tigers(AL)

C Bill Freehan (H)
2B Dick McAuliffe (H)
SS Ray Oyler (H)
CF Mickey Stanley (H)

1969 New York Mets(NL)

C Jerry Grote
2B Ken Boswelli (H)
SS Bud Harrelson (H)
CF Tommie Agee

1970 Baltimore Orioles(AL)

C Ellie Hendricks (H)
2B Davey Johnson (H)
SS Mark Belanger (H)
CF Paul Blair (H)

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates(NL)

C Manny Sanguillen (H)
2B Dave Cash (H)
SS Gene Alley (H)
CF Al Oliver (H)

1972 Oakland Athletics(AL)

C Gene Tenace (H)/Dave Duncan** (H)
2B Tim Cullen
SS Bert Campaneris (H)
CF George Hendrick (H)/Reggie Jackson* (H)

*Didn’t play in the WS
**Didn’t catch in the WS

1973 Oakland Athletics(AL)

C Ray Fosse
2B Dick Green (H)
SS Bert Campaneris (H)
CF Billy North

1974 Oakland Athletics(AL)
C Ray Fosse
2B Dick Green (H)
SS Bert Campaneris (H)
CF Billy North

1975 Cincinnati Reds(NL)

C Johnny Bench (H)
2B Joe Morgan
SS Dave Concepcion (H)
CF Cesar Geronimo

1976 Cincinnati Reds(NL)

C Johnny Bench (H)
2B Joe Morgan
SS Dave Concepcion (H)
CF Cesar Geronimo

1977 New York Yankees(AL)

C Thurman Munson (H)
2B Willie Randolph
SS Bucky Dent
CF Mickey Rivers

1978 New York Yankees(AL)

C Thurman Munson (H)
2B Willie Randolph
SS Bucky Dent
CF Mickey Rivers

1979 Pittsburgh Pirates(NL)

C Eddie Ott (H)
2B Rennie Stennett (H)
SS Tim Foli
CF Omar Moreno (H)

1980 Philadelphia Phillies(NL)

C Bob Boone (H)
2B Manny Trillo
SS Larry Bowa (H)
CF Garry Maddox

1981 Los Angeles Dodgers(NL)

C Mike Scioscia (H)
2B Davey Lopes (H)
SS Bill Russell (H)
CF Ken Landreaux/Pedro Guerrero* (H)

*Played CF in WS

1982 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)

C Darrell Porter
2B Tom Herr (H)
SS Ozzie Smith
CF Willie McGee (H)

1983 Baltimore Orioles(AL)

C Rick Dempsey
2B Rich Dauer (H)
SS Cal Ripken (H)
CF Al Bumbry (H)

1984 Detroit Tigers(AL)

C Lance Parrish (H)
2B Lou Whitaker (H)
SS Alan Trammel (H)
CF Chet Lemon

1985 Kansas City Royals(AL)

C Jim Sundberg
2B Frank White (H)
SS Onix Concepcion (H)
CF Willie Wilson (H)

1986 New York Mets(NL)

C Gary Carter
2B Wally Backman (H)
SS Rafael Santana
CF Lenny Dykstra (H)

1987 Minnesota Twins(AL)

C Tim Laudner (H)
2B Steve Lombardozzi (H)
SS Greg Gagne (H)
CF Kirby Puckett (H)

1988 Los Angeles Dodgers(NL)

C Mike Scioscia (H)
2B Steve Sax (H)
SS Alfredo Griffin
CF John Shelby

1989 Oakland Athletics(AL)

C Terry Steinbach (H)
2B Tony Phillips (H)
SS Mike Gallego (H)
CF Dave Henderson

1990 Cincinnati Reds(NL)

C Joe Oliver (H)
2B Mariano Duncan
SS Barry Larkin (H)
CF Eric Davis (H)

1991 Minnesota Twins(AL)

C Brian Harper
2B Chuck Knoblauch (H)
SS Greg Gagne (H)
CF Kirby Puckett (H)

1992 Toronto Blue Jays(AL)

C Pat Borders (H)
2B Roberto Alomar
SS Manuel Lee (H)
CF Devon White

1993 Toronto Blue Jays(AL)

C Pat Borders (H)
2B Roberto Alomar
SS Tony Fernandez (H)
CF Devon White

1995 Atlanta Braves(NL)

C Javy Lopez (H)
2B Mark Lemke (H)
SS Jeff Blauser (H)
CF Marquis Grissom

1996 New York Yankees(AL)
C Joe Girardi
2B Mariano Duncan
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

1997 Florida Marlins(NL)
C Charles Johnson (H)
2B Luis Castillo (H)
SS Edgar Renteria (H)
CF Devon White

1998 New York Yankees(AL)
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Chuck Knoblauch
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

1999 New York Yankees(AL)
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Chuck Knoblauch
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

2000 New York Yankees(AL)
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Chuck Knoblauch
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

2001 Arizona Diamondbacks(NL)
C Damian Miller
2B Jay Bell
SS Tony Womack
CF Steve Finley

2002 Los Angeles Angels(AL)
C Bengie Molina (H)
2B Adam Kennedy
SS David Eckstein
CF Darin Erstad (H)

2003 Florida Marlins(NL)
C Ivan Rodriguez
2B Luis Castillo (H)
SS Alex Gonzalez (H)
CF Juan Pierre

2004 Boston Red Sox(AL)
C Jason Varitek (H)
2B Mark Bellhorn
SS Orlando Cabrera*
CF Johnny Damon

*traded for mid-season

2005 Chicago White Sox(AL)
C AJ Piezynski
2B Tadahito Iguchi*
SS Juan Uribe
CF Aaron Rowand (H)

*White Sox signed him out of Japan, but he was already an established star over there

2006 St. Louis Cardinals(NL)
C Yadier Molina (H)
2B Aaron Miles
SS David Eckstein
CF Jim Edmonds

2007 Boston Red Sox(AL)
C Jason Varitek (H)
2B Dustin Pedroia (H)
SS Julio Lugo
CF Coco Crisp/Jacoby Ellsbury (H)

2008 Philadelphia Phillies(NL)
C Carlos Ruiz (H)
2B Chase Utley (H)
SS Jimmy Rollins (H)
CF Shane Victorino

A Look Inside the Yankees’ WS Teams

October 4, 2009

The 4 most important defensive positions on the baseball diamond are C, 2B, SS, and CF. I will look at the 39 Yankees teams that were in the WS and see how many of those positions were filled by homegrown players. The Yankees have won 26 of those. Since the franchise became a team in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles there have been 104 WS. The WS didn’t start until 1903 and in 1904 and 1994 the WS was cancelled. That means the Yankees have been in 37.5% of the WS and have won 25% of them. First, I will look the 39 teams that went to the WS and then I will look at the 26 championship teams.

Here are the 39 WS teams. 1 team filled 0 positions with homegrown players. 6 teams filled 1 position with homegrown players. 1 team filled 2 positions with homegrown players. 8 teams filled 3 positions with homegrown players. 23 teams filled 4 positions with homegrown players.

Here are the 26 WS championship teams. 0 teams filled 0 positions with homegrown players. 3 teams filled 1 position with homegrown players. 1 team filled 2 positions with homegrown players. 6 teams filled 3 positions with homegrown players. 16 teams filled 4 positions with homegrown players.

1921
C Wally Schang
2B Aaron Ward (H)
SS Roger Peckinpaugh
CF Elmer Miller

1922
C Wally Schang
2B Aaron Ward (H)
SS Everett Scott
CF Wally Witt

1923 (W)
C Wally Schang
2B Aaron Ward (H)
SS Roger Peckinpaugh
CF Elmer Miller

1926
C Pat Collins
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Mark Koenig (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1927 (W)
C Pat Collins
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Mark Koenig (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1928 (W)
C Johnny Grabowski
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Mark Koenig (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1932 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Earle Combs (H)

1936 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1937 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Tony Lazzeri (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1938 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1939 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1941 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1942
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1943 (W)
C Bill Dickey (H)
2B Joe Gordon (H)
SS Frankie Crosetti (H)
CF Roy Weatherly

1947 (W)
C Yogi Berra/Aaron Robinson (H/H)
2B Snuffy Stirnweiss (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1949 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Jerry Coleman (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1950 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Jerry Coleman (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1951 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Jerry Coleman (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Joe DiMaggio (H)

1952 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Billy Martin (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1953 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Billy Martin (H)
SS Phil Rizzuto (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1955
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Gil McDougald (H)
SS Billy Hunter
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1956 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Billy Martin (H)
SS Gil McDougald (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1957
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Gil McDougald (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1958 (W)
C Yogi Berra (H)
2B Gil McDougald (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1960
C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1961 (W)
C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1962 (W)
C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tom Tresh/Tony Kubek (H/H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1963
C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Tom Tresh/Mickey Mantle (H/H)

1964
C Elston Howard (H)
2B Bobby Richardson (H)
SS Tony Kubek (H)
CF Mickey Mantle (H)

1976
C Thurman Munson (H)
2B Willie Randolph
SS Fred Stanley
CF Mickey Rivers

1977 (W)
C Thurman Munson (H)
2B Willie Randolph
SS Bucky Dent
CF Mickey Rivers

1978 (W)
C Thurman Munson (H)
2B Willie Randolph
SS Bucky Dent
CF Mickey Rivers

1981
C Rick Cerone
2B Willie Randolph
SS Bucky Dent
CF Jerry Mumphrey

1996 (W)
C Joe Girardi
2B Mariano Duncan
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

1998 (W)
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Chuck Knoblauch
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

1999 (W)
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Chuck Knoblauch
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

2000 (W)
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Chuck Knoblauch
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

2001
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Alfonso Soriano (H)
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)

2003
C Jorge Posada (H)
2B Alfonso Soriano (H)
SS Derek Jeter (H)
CF Bernie Williams (H)