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1987 New York Yankees (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 788-758 + 30
Roster Continuity 71.83% 16/26
Manager(s): Lou Piniella
General Manager: Woody Woodward (1987-10-19), Lou Piniella
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,427,672 6/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bill DaCosta (#81) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Stan Williams
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Torborg
First Base Coach: Stump Merrill
Hitting Coach: Jay Ward
Pitching Coach: Mark Connor
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Bill Gullickson (#2), Dave Winfield (#4), Rick Cerone (#7), Bob Meacham (#8), Steve Trout (#8), Dennis Rasmussen (#17), Rick Rhoden (#20)
American League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1987 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    48Neil AllenP6-2190R-R291979NYN: 1976-11-253MLB--
    36,54Brad ArnsbergP6-4215R-R231986CAL: 1983-1-6MLB--
    57Juan Bonilla2B5-9170R-R321981NYA: 1977-24-606MLB--
    46Rich BordiP6-7220R-R281980OAK: 1980-3-56MLB--
    54Jay BuhnerRF6-3215R-R221987PIT: 1984-2-36MLB--
    6Rick CeroneC5-11185R-R331975CLE: 1975-1-7MLB--
    29,38Pat ClementsP6-0175R-L251985CAL: 1983-4-103MLB--
    28Henry CottoCF-LF6-2178R-R261984Not draftedMLB--
    53Orestes Destrade1B6-4210B-R251987CAL: 1980-23-589MLB--
    34Mike EaslerOF6-1196L-R361973HOU: 1969-14-314MLB--
    47Pete FilsonP6-2195B-L281982NYA: 1979-9-233MLB--
    64Bill FultonP6-3195R-R231987BAL: 1983-1-25MLB--
    51,54Cecilio GuanteP6-3205R-R271982Not draftedMLB--
    49Ron GuidryP5-11160L-L361975NYA: 1971-3-67MLB--
    45Bill GullicksonP6-3215R-R281979MON: 1977-1-2MLB--
    24Rickey HendersonLF-OF5-10190R-L281979OAK: 1976-4-96MLB--
    29Al HollandP5-11207R-L341977SDN: 1975-4-81MLB--
    41Charles HudsonP6-3185B-R281983PHI: 1981-12-305MLB--
    27Keith HughesRF-LF6-3210L-L231987Not draftedMLB--
    25Tommy JohnP6-3185R-L441963Not draftedMLB--
    39Roberto KellyCF-LF6-2198R-R221987Not draftedMLB--
    33Ron KittleOF-1B6-4220R-R291982UDFAMLB--
    56Al LeiterP6-3220L-L211987NYA: 1984-2-50MLB--
    61Phil LombardiC-OF6-2200R-R241986NYA: 1981-3-77MLB--
    23Don Mattingly1B5-11185L-L261982NYA: 1979-19-493MLB--
    20Bob MeachamSS6-1180B-R261983SLN: 1981-1-8MLB--
    36Jeff Moronko3B-SS6-2190R-R271984CLE: 1980-6-140MLB--
    39Joe NiekroP6-1190R-R421967CLE: 1966-7-84MLB--
    13Mike Pagliarulo3B6-2195L-R271984NYA: 1981-6-155MLB--
    21Dan PasquaRF-LF6-0205L-L251985NYA: 1982-3-76MLB--
    30Willie Randolph2B5-11171R-R321975PIT: 1972-7-167MLB--
    45Dennis RasmussenP6-7225L-L281983CAL: 1980-1-17MLB--
    26Rick RhodenP6-4203R-R341974LAN: 1971-1-20MLB--
    19Dave RighettiP6-4210L-L281979TEX: 1977-1-9MLB--
    46Jerry Royster3B-2B6-0165R-R341973Not draftedMLB--
    11Lenn Sakata2B-SS5-9160R-R331977MIL: 1975-1-10MLB--
    27Mark SalasC6-0205L-R261984SLN: 1979-18-448MLB--
    29Bob ShirleyP5-11185R-L331977SDN: 1976-1-8MLB--
    12Joel SkinnerC6-4204R-R261983PIT: 1979-37-842MLB--
    43Tim StoddardP6-7250R-R341975CHA: 1975-2-44MLB--
    35Bob TewksburyP6-4206R-R261986NYA: 1981-19-493MLB--
    2Wayne TollesonSS-2B5-9160B-R311981TEX: 1978-8-202MLB--
    35Steve TroutP6-4195L-L291978CHA: 1976-1-8MLB--
    29Randy Velarde2B-3B6-0200R-R241987CHA: 1985-19-475MLB--
    22Gary WardOF6-2202R-R331979Not draftedMLB--
    18Claudell WashingtonOF6-0190L-L321974Not draftedMLB--
    31Dave WinfieldRF6-6220R-R351973SDN: 1973-1-4MLB--
    17,29Paul ZuvellaSS-2B6-0178R-R281982ATL: 1980-15-367MLB--

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