This unmissable top 5 is started by the ex-pitcher Andy Pettitte: one of the most reliable pitchers of his day, who won the enviable sum of five World Series with New York Yankees. This 2020 is Pettitte’s third year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame and so far it reports 11.3% of the votes.
The fourth best Yankees player not in the Hall of Fame is CC Sabathia. The former pitcher won 134 games with the ‘Bronx Bombers’ And although he is one of 14 pitchers with 250 or more wins who could be in Cooperstown, only Sabathia and Roger Clemens are missing, CC will be eligible until 2024.
A fundamental piece for the two championships of the World Series 1977 and 1978 of the New York Yankees was Graig Nettles, who had one of the best defensive performances in a Fall Classic game during Game 3 in 1978. The outer baseman was unable to enter the Hall of Fame after appearing for four votes: he reached 8.3%.
The second best player for the New York Yankees not to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is Roger Clemens. From 1999 to 2003, the former pitcher was part of the ‘Bronx Bombers’ and won two World Series. In the 2020 voting, the expitcher appears with 61% of the votes.
The best Yankees player who is not in the Hall of Fame
With 22 years in MLB and 696 home runs, Alex Rodriguez he is the best Yankees player not in the Hall of Fame according to MLB.com. A-Rod will be eligible for Cooperstown in 2022 And the big question is how much the sanction he received for the use of prohibited substances will weigh.