Top 10 NY Athletes of the Past 25 Years


by Brandon Steiner October 08, 2012 0 Comments

Watching the Yankees play the Orioles in the playoffs will always remind me of the magical season of 1996, when the Bombers beat Baltimore en route to winning their first World Series since 1978. Of course, that was also Derek Jeter’s rookie year. I can’t believe the Yanks have had the captain at short for 16 years; it seems like just yesterday that, as a rookie, Derek hit that ball into Jeffrey Maier’s glove, to help beat the O’s the first time. In honor of Derek, and the 25th anniversary of Steiner Sports, here’s my personal list of the Top 10 New York athletes of the past 25 years:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honorable mentions go to Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden of the beloved ‘86 Mets, and Martin Brodeur, who surely would have made the list if he didn’t play for a New Jersey team.
Who would make your list?  Go at it in the comments section below!
 
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Brandon Steiner
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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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