Where is Graig Nettles’ Plaque in Monument Park?

And ps: where is Graig Nettles? Not at this year’s Old Timers Game.

That’s GRAIG Nettles. Not Craig Nettles. All-time Greatest Yankee 3rd Baseman. Last we heard he lived in New Jersey. All-time leader in homeruns in the American League for a 3rd baseman. Carried Yanks to 1978 World Series with his Defensive heroics. Should be in Hall of Fame.


His number — #9 — is not retired. He has no plaque in the Yankee Stadium Monument Park. Today Willie Randolph gets a plaque; great we are huge fans of Willie Randolph. But where’s Graig Nettles‘ plaque?

Are the Steinbrenner kids still holding the grudge that dad had against Graig for writing Balls and calling Yankee Stadium the Bronx Zoo?

Nettles used to go to Yankee Old Timers Games but hasn’t been there the last few years. Is he ok healthwise? Someone has to find out. We are going to tweet every NY Post and NY Daily News Yankee beat writer to see if they know.

Here is the list of players expected to attend Old-Timers’ Day, a day when Willie Randolph will have his plaque in Monument Park unveiled:
Jesse Barfield
Yogi Berra
Ron Blomberg
Brian Boehringer
Wade Boggs
Scott Bradley
Scott Brosius
Dr. Bobby Brown
Homer Bush
Chris Chambliss
Jim Coates
David Cone
Johnny Damon
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
Brian Doyle
Cecil Fielder
John Flaherty
Whitey Ford
Oscar Gamble
Joe Girardi
Rich Gossage
Ken Griffey Sr.
Ron Guidry
Charlie Hayes
Rickey Henderson
Arlene Howard (widow of Elston Howard)
Helen Hunter (widow of Catfish Hunter)
Reggie Jackson
Scott Kamieniecki
Pat Kelly
Don Larsen
Jim Leyritz
Graeme Lloyd
Hector Lopez
Jill Martin (widow of Billy Martin)
Lee Mazzilli
Stump Merrill
Gene Michael
Gene Monahan (trainer)
Diana Munson (widow of Thurman Munson)
Kay Murcer (widow of Bobby Murcer)
Jeff Nelson
Paul O’Neill
Dan Pasqua
Joe Pepitone
Andy Phillips
Lou Piniella
Willie Randolph
Bobby Richardson
Mickey Rivers
Mel Stottlemyre
Tanyon Sturtze
Joe Torre
Roy White
Bernie Williams


I know you can’t invite ‘everybody’ but:

Where was Sparky Lyle?

Where was Dave Winfield? Steinbrenners still holding that grudge?

Where was Jimmy Key?

Where was Fred Stanley? And how good would he have been on steroids?


  1. Graig Nettles was my favorite player. He inpired me to play 3rd Base in Little league all the way until I played AA. The Number 9 should be retired. Hea was the best om his position.

  2. They should retire 9 he was the best third baseball player right beside brooks Robinson of Baltimore. I grew up watching him play and to this today there no better than him at third.

  3. Graig Nettles # 9 should be retired along side Roger Marris # 9 it is not fair to retire Willie’s number and not Nettles Number. AS FAR a Bobby Murder being that he wore 1 & 2 retire his # 2 NEXT to Derek Jete

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