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Every Friday, we will be taking a look back at the career of a critical player in New York Yankees history that doesn’t quite get the recognition they deserve. When looking at the storied history of the Yankees names like Ruth, Mantle and Jeter quickly come to mind. Today, we will be looking at those players who played a critical role. Simply put, without these individuals, the Yankees wouldn’t have been the Yankees.

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Today we will be taking a look at the shortstop position. Derek Jeter was clearly the best Yankees shortstop and Phil Rizzuto was a legend and icon of the mid-century teams.