The 2009-11 Yankee infield stands out because of its balance. They had no star comparable to Lou Gehrig in his prime, which lasted from the mid-1920s, until he got sick in 1939, but all four players in every season were good to great. Teixeira, Cano, Jeter and Rodriguez all contributed to the Yankee offense in a way that cannot be said of Dent, Crosseti, Koenig or Dugan. With some luck, Rodriguez and Jeter will be back some time this year, and this foursome may take the field again. They may even play together a bit next year, but there best years together are clearly behind them. Those years, however, are by many measures the very best the Yankees ever got from their infield.
Written by Lincoln Mitchell On In Baseball Tagged New York Yankees, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson, Kevin Youkilis, Travis Hafner, Vernon Wells, Lyle Overbay, World Series, Tino Martinez, Chuck Knoblauch, Scott Brosius, Chris Chambliss, Willie Randolph, Bucky Dent, Graig Nettles, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Mark Koenig, Joe Dugan, Frank Crosseti, Red Rolfe