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7. Atlanta Braves (Milwaukee/Boston), 9 World Series appearances, 6 losses, 3 wins - Atlanta Braves from left, coach Don Baylor, John Smoltz, Chipper Jones, and Ryan Klesko watch fifth inning action against the New York Yankees during game 4 of the World Series in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999 (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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Thurman Munson (June 7, 1947 August 2, 1979) played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees (19691979). A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards. He is the first player in the history of baseball to be named as a College Baseball All-American (1968) and then go on to win a MLB Rookie of the Year Award (1970), MVP Award (1976), Gold Glove (73,74,75), and a World Series Title (77,78). He is also the only Catcher in MLB history with a .300+ postseason average (.357) and at least 20+ postseason RBIs (22) and 20+ postseason defensive CS (24). Considered the "heart and soul" of the Yankees, Munson was named the first team captain since Lou Gehrig. He led the Yankees to three consecutive World Series appearances from 1976 to 1978, and consecutive titles in 1977 and 1978. In 1979, Munson died at the age of 32 while practicing landing his Cessna Citation at AkronCanton Airport. Munson suffered a broken neck as result of the crash, and his cause of death was asphyxiation. His two companions escaped the burning aircraft. (AP Photo)

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CHASEN SHREVE - New York Yankees relief pitcher Chasen Shreve does drills at baseball spring training camp, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Former New York Yankees pitcher Jim Bouton signs copies of the Associated Press book "New York Yankees 365," in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009. The Associated Press, founded in 1846, the same year as the first recorded baseball game was played in Hoboken, N.J., has published a new book chronicling the history of the sport's winningest team, the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Corel Lidle pitched for both the New York Mets and New York Yankees died on October 11, 2006 at age 34, when his small plane crashed into a residential building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan

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Jerry Coleman was second baseman for the New York Yankees and manager of the San Diego Padres for one year. Coleman was named the rookie of the year in 1949 by Associated Press, and was an All-Star in 1950 and later that year was named the World Series most valuable player. Yankees teams on which he was a player appeared in six World Series during his career, winning four times. Coleman served as a Marine Corps pilot in WWII and the Korean War, flying combat missions with the VMSB-341 Torrid Turtles (WWII) and VMA-323 Death Rattlers (Korea) in both wars

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New York Yankees trainer Steve Dohonue, second from left, and manager Joe Giradi, third from left, check on New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino, far right, after Severino loaded the bases during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, July 31, 2017. Home plate umpire Marvin Hudson is at far right, and New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez joins the group. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier (77) and New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrate after the Yankees 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, July 31, 2017. New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is behind the pair. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine (27) writhes on the ground after he was struck by a pitch on the left hand during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, July 30, 2017. Romine finished the inning, but was replaced by Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, center, is mobbed by teammates after batting in Jacoby Ellsbury for the wining run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 5-4. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, heads up the first base line after hitting an RBI base hit that allowed Jacoby Ellsbury to score the winning run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 5-4. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius drops the ball as he attempts to put the tag on Tampa Bay Rays' Steven Souza Jr. who attempted to steal second base during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. Souza advanced to third on the play. The Yankees won 5-4. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius hangs on to the ball and keeps his foot on the bag for the force out at second base on Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos (40) during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 5-4. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner connects for a base hit allowing Jacoby Ellsbury to score the winning run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 5-4. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner watches his solo home run during the 11th inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner watches his solo home run during the 11th inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Andrew Kittredge, center, stands on the mound as New York Yankees' Brett Gardner runs the bases with a walk-off home run during the 11th inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge reacts after he his hit by the helmet of Brett Gardner after the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. Judge was hit in the mouth and broke a tooth during the celebration, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off home run during the 11th inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off home run during the 11th inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-5. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)