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Was the 2010 New York Yankee infield the greatest hitting infield of all-time?

Over the past few years this hot topic has been debated countless times. When looking back on some of the greatest offensive infields of all time, the two teams that are most commonly mentioned are the 1976 Cincinnati Reds and the 1934 Detroit Tigers. Below you will find a composite ranking of the current New York Yankees infield in relation to the 1976 Cincinnati Reds and 1934 Tigers using the BGH ranking system. Based on projected career statistics for Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano our analysis shows that ultimately the 2010 Yankee infield may someday be viewed as the greatest hitting infield of all time.

2010 Yankees 1976 Reds 1934 Tigers
Position Player Point Total Player Point Total Player Point Total
First Base Mark Teixeira 3.980 Tony Perez 3.787 Hank Greenberg 4.568
Second Base Robinson Cano 3.560 Joe Morgan 4.106 Charlie Gehringer 4.198
Short Stop Derek Jeter 3.652 Dave Concepcion 3.251 Billy Rogel 3.119
Third Base Alex Rodriguez 4.398 Pete Rose 3.978 Marv Owen 2.953
Catcher Jorge Posada 3.370 Johnny Bench 3.729 Mickey Cochrane 3.845
Total Points 18.960 18.851 18.683

Have an MLB infield that you would like us to rank?

Posted by Joe Angelini at 9/30/2010 3:28 PM


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