It’s a question that has been mired ever since Joe DiMaggio became the first to be considered “The Greatest Living Yankee.” It wasn’t the organization, nor the media, nor Major League Baseball who crowned him with the honor, but Joey D himself who demanded he be introduced that way whenever he appeared. The Bambino and Iron Horse probably laughed off their ghostly derrieres.
Since DiMaggio passed away in 1999, the honor has been passed down. The most recent recipient of the honor, passed this past year in Yogi Berra. Now the question arises as to whom will carry the torch.
Many will turn to Derek Jeter. However, it may be someone who threw his last pitch 50 years ago this season.