And scroll down to where Madden squeezes out a foundation deposit for the ‘77-’78 world championship Yankee teams.
Now that Alex Rodriguez has been revealed to have even been doping as a Yankee, and in particular his 2007 MVP season, should the title of Greatest Yankee Third Baseman revert to Graig Nettles? That would be the Graig Nettles who spent 11 seasons as a Yankee (as opposed to seven for recently plaqued Tino Martinez) and was a five-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove winner, defensive hero in the Yankees’ victorious 1978 World Series against the Dodgers. The same Graig Nettles whose 250 career homers were sixth on the all-time Yankee list when he retired. And, yes, that would also be the same Graig Nettles who does not have a plaque at Monument Park and who wasn’t invited to Old Timer’s Day this year, the same day his best friend, Goose Gossage, got his own plaque in Monument Park. I suppose there’s some reason why Nettles is now persona non grata with the Yankees, just like his fellow ’77-’78 world champion Yankee hero, Sparky Lyle, who only won a Cy Young Award for them. But whatever it is, the Yankees need to get over it, with both of them. Life is too short, and Nettles was one of the most popular Yankees and the greatest player at his position for them. Is it something about the ’77-’78 Yankees they now somehow want to distance themselves from? Catfish Hunter, the cornerstone player of those teams, Hall-of-Fame historic Yankee as the first free agent in modern baseball history, George Steinbenner’s first free agent, is nowhere to be found in Monument Park either.
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