Upon reflection, my life as a Yankees fan is not just defined by their championship teams; it is also marked by certain players who stood out to me more than others.Reaching deep into my memory, I recall Mel Stottlemyre putting up 15 or 16 wins a season while on some God-awful teams. He was a brief ray of sunlight in a dark period for my Bombers.Next, my all-time favorite Yankee signified a re-birth for the men in pinstripes. Thurman Munson embodied all that I pictured myself being as a professional baseball player; if I had ever reached that level of the sport. His grittiness and deep passion for the game represented (to me) what every player should strive to be.It’s no coincidence that Munson’s peak years were also the seasons that saw the Yankees return to past glory.It’s also no...

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