NEW YORK (WPIX)—Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter is the greatest New York athlete of all time, that's according to results from a new poll released Tuesday.
Jeter, the current all-time Yankees hit leader, even managed to best fellow Yankee icon Babe Ruth who came in a close second in the Siena College poll. The Bronx Bombers dominated the top tiers of the list with outfielders Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle sliding into the third and fourth slots. Jets quarterback Joe Namath rounded out the top five in the poll.
Knicks' Legend Patrick Ewing and newbie Carmelo Anthony also made appearances on the list.
801 New York state residents participated in the Siena College poll conducted between Feb 22 and March 1. The poll has a plus or minus 3.5 percent margin of error.