MLB.com is currently allowing fans to select the single best seasons by current and former players on their favorite team to create what they are calling the All-Time 9. Essentially, fans are voting for the best starting lineup in franchise history. With the Yankees amazing history at every position, there are a few tossups and many, many great seasons.
The hardest position to choose the single best seasons was outfield. Obviously, you would select three. How hard is it? Well, if I was to compare with say the crosstown Mets, I would say up to 10 Yankee single seasons are better than the top Mets single season for an outfielder.
Put it this way. I didn’t select Mickey Mantle’s 1956 season as one of the best. That’s how storied Yankees history truly is.