Joe Pepitone

Although Joe Pepitone had some productive seasons early in his career for the Yankees while they were still winning in the early 1960s, he is best remembered as being one of the top players on the team at the beginning of the ‘dark years’ after the long-time dynasty teams aged and dismantled. Pepitone’s best season was in 1966 when he led the last place Yankees with 31 home runs and 83 RBIs. He played with the Yankees from 1962 to 1969, then finished his career playing briefly with the Astros, Cubs, and Braves until his retirement after the 1973 season.