New York Yankees: All-time switch hitter team

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Here is the New York Yankees all-time switch hitter batting order.

  1. Tim Raines – LF
  2. Mark Koenig – SS
  3. Mickey Mantle – CF
  4. Mark Teixeira – 1B
  5. Bernie Williams – DH
  6. Nick Swisher – RF
  7. Jorge Posada – C
  8. Chase Headley – 3B
  9. Horace Clarke – 2B

Putting it all together, this would be one heck of a lineup even if everyone wasn’t a switch hitter. Raines and Koenig set the table for a switch hit Murderers Row of Mantle, Teixeira, Williams, Swisher, and Posada. The defense is okay and is more than supplemented by the team’s hitting prowess.

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  • Aaron Hicks – OF
  • Roy White – OF
  • Butch Wynagar – C
  • Roy Smalley – UTIF
  • Tom Tresh IF/OF

With a lineup that good, and all switch hitters, there isn’t any need to pinch-hit (except for maybe Clarke). So the bench players are a defensive complement to this fantastic hitting team.

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Bonus – Starting Pitcher – Hall of Fame pitcher Herb Pennock played half of his 22-year career for the Yankees. He was also part of the powerhouse teams of the late 20s through early 30s. Aside from being a top pitcher, Pennock had a passable .191 career batting average.

Double Bonus – Relief Switch Pitcher – Greg A. Harris, who could pitch with both hands, threw five innings for New York in 1994.