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5 Yankees Who Have Been Forgotten In History

We take a look at five well-known players that many forgot spent time with the New York Yankees including some who did major damage against earlier.

The New York Yankees have produced plenty of talent that went onto finish their careers elsewhere but have also brought on players who did their best work in other uniforms.

We take a look at five players who had solid MLB careers that many forget spent time dawning the pinstripes.

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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 15: Infielder Tony Womack #12 of the New York Yankees bunts the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the game at McAfee Coliseum on May 15, 2005 in Oakland, California. The Yankees won 6-4. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Tony Womack (2005)

Tony Womack established himself as one of the National Leagues’ top second basemen. He was named an all-star in 1997 while with the Pittsburgh Pirates, led the NL in stolen bases twice in Pittsburgh, and once with the Arizona Diamondbacks and helped Arizona defeat the Yankees in 2001 World Series with a game-tying one-out hit against the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera in Game 7.

After one-year stints with the Rockies, Cubs, and Cardinals, Womack signed with the Yankees before the 2005 season. He started the season as New York’s opening day second basemen but eventually lost the starting job to rookie Robinson Cano.

In 108 games, he slashed .249/.276/.280 with 15 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He went onto finish his career in 2006 in a season split between the Cubs and Reds.

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