In football, they say defense wins championships. In baseball, that can be translated to pitching wins World Series.

Pitching is the most vital aspect of a team’s success. A few shutdown pitchers can lead a team to greatness.

The New York Yankees of the last two decades are known for a strong offense, but it was a solid pitching staff that got them the gold.

Many wearing the pinstripes have stepped on the rubber at the house that Ruth built (and the house that George built) over the last 20 years, but few have done enough to be remembered.

Here is the tribute to those who contributed to the Yankee dynasty.

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