No other team would have a player rated higher than Joe DiMaggio when reflecting on their list of all-time greats, yet when it comes to the Yankees we find that there are still three more to look at before reaching the summit of our Mount Olympus.Our number three is perhaps the most endearing, and at the same time tragic, player to ever wear the pinstripes. He was tasked with stepping into the shoes of the Yankee Clipper and somehow not only managed to do so, but in the process set his own standard of greatness for center fielders that followed him.Mickey Charles Mantle, aka “The Mick”, came to the Yankees from Commerce, Oklahoma and was the son of a lead miner. Named after Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane, Mantle grew up learning to hit from both sides of the plate by batting...

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