Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Top 10 Unsung Heroes in Yankees History

Finding unsung heroes in the Yankees landscape is difficult business.

If you do something noteworthy in New York, chances are you'll be remembered for it. Just ask Aaron Boone, who will be signing photographs of aging knuckleballers for the rest of his life.

This isn't a bad thing, mind you. Boone deserves his fate, just like Stéphane Matteau, Jim Leyritz, and Mookie Wilson deserve theirs.

Combine a knowledgeable fanbase and a competitive media contingent and you get a hyper-aware sports town. Simply put: We don't forget.

(John Starks can tell you this goes both ways.)

Of course, not everyone gets their due. The Yankees have been in existence for more than 100 years now, and there will always be players who never got their proper due. We can't all have a movies about our life starring John Goodman, you know.

The following is a list of unsung heroes in Yankees history.

Click here to check out the slideshow, featured over at Bleacher Report.

Dan Hanzus writes the Yankees blog River & Sunset and can be reached via e-mail at dhanzus@gmail.com. Follow Dan on Twitter at danhanzus.