How well do you know your 2009 Yankees?

In which an owner talks about something he doesn't understand
Teixeira among the NCAA's best of the decade

If you’re looking to kill some time at the office, or are just bored at school, then take this quiz to see if you can name every player who played for the Yankees in 2009 in under six minutes. I missed just one stinkin’ relief pitcher, and it made me hate him even more. Once you finish, tell us how you did in the comments. But don’t cheat, I’m sure there will be some spoilers in the thread.

In which an owner talks about something he doesn't understand
Teixeira among the NCAA's best of the decade
  • Moshe Mandel

    Epic fail on my part- missed Shelley Duncan and Brett Tomko.

    • Mike Axisa

      I missed just Tomko. Stupid Brett Tomko.

      • Howie

        I took it, then when I reread your post, I figured you missed Tomko.

        I missed Tomko and Kennedy. I totally forgot about that one game sip of coffee.

        • Jerry Jersey

          I can’t believe I forgot Nady and Duncan! Dammit

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      They didn’t give me credit for Melvin Croussett. I’m pissed.

  • Brian

    I missed Towers and Cash- I kept trying to type in Chris Stewart as the 4th catcher.

  • Slugger27

    i missed shelley duncan, josh towers, and michael dunn

    even after seeing their names i dont even remember them playing

  • DP

    I missed Shelly, Tomko, Towers.

    • DP


  • Thomas

    Missed Dunn, Towers, and Xavier frickin’ Nady. Also, why was Nady listed for LF, since he only played RF and DH.

    • Slugger27

      he was one of the last guys i remembered, and thinking of a LFer really threw me off as well

      • Mike Axisa

        I got him pretty quickly, but IPK took a while. I was sitting there saying to myself “who the hell pitched in just one game? Swisher! No wait…”

        • DP

          Haha this site made me think of Kennedy. I had players running through my head and I was thinking “Joba, Hughes….oh Big Three! IPK!”

        • Thomas

          By the end, I was just trying to think of people in the DotF that may have come up. I was like “Brackman? No. Garcia? No. Kennedy? Yes.”

          Also, Stephen Jackson wasn’t on the list. He definitely should have been with a 0 games next to his name.

          • Slugger27

            the last 1:15 i didnt enter a name, just sat there frustrated

            the 42 names i got, i got in the first 4:45

            apparently shelley duncan doesnt have the memorable personality i once thought he did

            • Salty Buggah

              Haha, same here. Veras, Ramirez, and Shelley took forever. But once I though of Veras, I got the other two.

              • Not the Rays

                Veras was the first name that came to me. Before any starters. Even after the championship, I can’t quite get the taste of his epic suck out of my mouth.

  • Sean

    I got 43/45 I missed Anthony clagget and kept spelling Johnathon instead of Jonathon albaledejo. 94th percentile ill take it

    • J.D.

      Yea I think the spelling aspect was the most difficult part in my opinion. I kept having to google the names to get the spelling correct.

    • Mike Axisa

      You only had to put in the last name and it gave you credit.

      • J.D.

        Yea now I see that as I read the directions after the fact haha.

        • Sean

          wish I would have read them too, but first and last names make it cooler

  • Rey22


    I am in class though…that has to count for something.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      36/45 for me too. I was on a conference call, not doing anything in the call, but I was supposed to be paying attention to something else. But really, it’s still a failure.

  • Christos

    32, i suck

    • Christos

      40 the second time

      • Slugger27

        lol how do you still miss 5 the 2nd time?

        • Christos

          cause they were mitre and below replacement level relievers

  • Salty Buggah

    44/45. Missed Josh freakin Towers. So close.

    • Jose

      Same here. 5.1 innings by Josh Towers is a blur to me. I remember him in the minors, but not the majors.

      • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

        Didn’t he most of those innings in a game in Toronto? The same game where ‘Roid Ruiz cranked a ball like 800 yards but just foul.

        We gave up a crapton of runs that game.

  • Pedro (from Brazil)


    I had a hard time to put all the relievers names….couldn`t spell the names right….

    • ColoYank

      Good job, Pedro! Spelling, especially names, can be difficult.

      Glad to have you on the site – the reach of RAB: around the world, to all corners of the globe!

  • Stryker

    missed kevin cash and josh towers. kept trying to spell “jonathan” rather than “jonathon”.

  • bexarama

    Phil Coke appeared in 69 games? Whoah.

    I missed Towers, Nady, Ramirez, and freakin’ Bruney. How could I forget Bruney? Maybe I was TRYING to.

    • bexarama
      • vin

        I got 163/198. That was a lot of fun.

        The ’88 Dodgers killed me (missed all but two – misspelled hershiser like an idiot). I did great up until ’02 where I missed Fullmer (roids) and Erstad (I pictured him, just couldn’t get the name).

        • bexarama

          this in the comments made me laugh:
          “You missed the asterisk for Manny in 2004. Because he was WS MVP, not for any other reason.”

          the first time I did this quiz, I… completely forgot Chuck Knoblauch. Total brain fart.

          • Chip

            I was so pissed when I kept putting in Charlie Hays for the 1996 3B. Is it just me or didn’t he make the last out that year?

            • bexarama

              He did, but he had been put in as a defensive replacement for Boggs in the seventh inning.

      • Rey22

        115, my memory definitely doesn’t go that far back.

  • Mac

    Forgot: Guzman, Clagget, Veras

    Could not spell: Albalajejoioieoe

  • vin

    37… but I missed at least 2 minutes because I’m at work.

    Berroa, Nady, Duncan, Hinske, Bruney (doh!), Melancon (yeah my head just wasnt into it), Towers, and Kennedy.

  • ADam

    Im just a bad speller

  • JeffG

    I can’t spell worth a shit and waisted half my time on Jonathon Albaladejo – I think they screwed me because of jonathOn and not jonathAn…

    • Will

      I had the same problem. I think I used every combination of the letters before getting it right.

    • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Were you waste deep in it?

      • Slugger27

        golf clap

    • AndrewYF

      You know, they accept just players’ last names.

  • JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

    Yet another reason to hate Albie.

  • Templeton “Brendog” Peck


    i missed dunn, guzman, powder, tomko, towers, shelley

  • RCK

    Why wouldn’t it let me put in Melancon?

    I missed a few of the relievers and Xavier Nady! Can’t believe I forgot about him. Maybe if they’d had him right field! But I kept saying to myself, “left field? who the hell else played left field?”

    Also, I’m going to use the at work excuse. I had to click away when my boss came over to talk to me and lost about 30 seconds.

  • joemomma

    i barely did it…made it till 22 seconds. i was missing Miranda and clagget and Dunn

  • Bronx Blogger

    Missed Guzman and Towers. Remembered Kevin cash at the last second.

  • John

    37, i missed clagget, towers, guzman, marte, nady, cmw, albaladejo and someone else.. So upset at myself. If anyone says they got towers or claggett then you deserve a prize

    • Chip

      I put in Towers while thinking about Mitre for some reason

  • J.J.

    I got 40/45. I missed Guzman, Dunn, Towers, IPK, and of course… stupid Brett Tomko!!!

  • Riddering

    That was more fun than I’d like to admit. I was so mad at myself for forgetting Alphabetsoup, Ramirez, Miranda, and Guzman even though I got Dunn, IPK, and Clagget.

    The memory works in freaky ways.

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    i missed towers (easily forgiven yes?)…

    …and Nady and Wang.


  • Head Scratcher

    I got 41/45. I forgot K-Rob, Aceves, Melancon, and Edwar. All the more reason to DFA Edwar!

  • http://161stStreet.wordpress,com Chris A

    Missed Jose Veras. I completely wiped him from my memory.

  • arosen15

    Towers and Clagget got me. I also need to spell out Tex’s name more. That cost me 40 seconds. I got Duncan and Nady under the wire

  • Chip

    I just about missed it but remembered that Wang actually did pitch for them. I was going, how am I missing 12 starts?!?!?

  • AndrewYF

    I totally forgot Angel Berroa played for the Yankees in 2009. That sure was a tale of two seasons, huh? April and the rest of the year. Seems to be the way the Yankees tend to go.

  • Big Juan

    44/45. Forgot about Clagget. For some reason, Hairston took me awhile too. I think it’s cause he was listed at 2B and I was thinking of him in the OF.

  • BG90027

    I tried this yesterday and got 39. I lost some time due to work and struggling with the spelling of a few. I wouldn’t have gotten Towers or Clagget no matter how much time you gave me and I somehow spaced on D Rob. I ran out of time trying to spell Tex’s name right and it wouldn’t accept my spelling on Berroa (“That guy who sucked who beat matsui for ROY”) or Guzman (“that other fast guy”).

  • Lucas A.

    Ehh … missed 5 (Claggett, Tomko, Kennedy, ShellDunc, and somehow Nady)