In reply to: Reggie Jackson (A's, Yankees, Angels) ? posted by sprack
Some teams have numbers retired where you ask "was that guy really that good"?
I'll start with the Yankees: Billy Martin's number is the same as the number of World Series he won. One fewer than Ralph Houk.
And he's probably a special case because of George's love/hate relationship with him.
Other than that, hard to lump the Yankees into the "they retire the numbers of mediocre players" category.