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$324 Million Ace’s Take on Yankees’ Mount Rushmore Draws Flak From Fans Despite Including ‘The Captain’ Derek Jeter

Published 05/05/2023, 11:50 AM EDT

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Ever since the game of baseball has come into existence, it has seen several legendary players play the game. Be it Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, and many others, baseball fans have been blessed to enjoy the legacies of such iconic players. But can anyone measure the legacy and tell if any of them can precede the other? However, since everyone is entitled to their own opinions, they can have their favorites in the game.

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Recently, one of the highest-paid players in the big league, New York Yankees’ ace Gerrit Cole, named four of his favorite players who, according to him, should be the faces of the Yanks’ Mt. Rushmore. Evidently, he did not forget to mention the iconic Captain Clutch, Derek Jeter. But as soon as the video of Cole telling the names of those players went up, baseball fans started berating him for not putting some of the obvious names on his list.

Who aside from Derek Jeter is on the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore?


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Taking the names of some of the best athletes to ever play the game, Cole said, Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, a pitcher, I feel like you got to have a pitcher there, so Guidry (Rob Guidry), and Yogi Berra.”

All these four athletes are indeed some of the best ever to step foot in the ballpark. However, it is also possible that the rest of the great Yankees might be better than these four. If not, according to the Yankees fanbase, there are a couple of players who should definitely be on the list, aka Mt. Rushmore.


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One of those players, according to the fans, is the Commerce Comet, legendary athlete Mickey Mantle. 

What other players should be on Mt Rushmore, according to the fans?

Most of the fans are agreeing that if there ever would be a Mt Rushmore for the New York Yankees legends, there should definitely be Mantle as one of them. However, while stating their favorites who should be on the list, there are a couple of fans who are having fun. They are doing so by putting the names of players they apparently don’t like.

Have a look at how the baseball fans are reacting to the Yankees’ $324 million worth of ace’s Yankees Mt. Rushmore. 

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Yankees fans can sometimes indeed be ruthless!


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By the way, who, according to you, should be on the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a prolific portfolio of over 1000 articles to her credit. Rakshita's admiration for the legendary Derek Jeter is well known, but she never lets her personal biases affect her writing. She is particularly intrigued by the twists and turns of the game, and it is this aspect that keeps her hooked on the sport.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar