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Graig Nettles: The Forgotten Yankee Captain

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When the Yankees acquired Graig Nettles in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, they had no idea of how good a player they were getting.

Coming in at 6'0" 180 lbs, Nettles was hardly a player you would expect to have nearly 400 career home runs. Nevertheless, by the time he retired he held the American League record for most home runs by a third baseman.

He hit the majority of those home runs while in Yankee pinstripes, slugging 250 of them during his 10-year tenure in the Bronx.

You could say that he revolutionized the hot corner into the power position that it is today with such power hitters like Alex Rodriguez, Chipper Jones, David Wright, and Evan Longoria following in his foot steps.

Not only ...

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