Alex Rodriguez A-Rod is popular but Jeter is more popular
Brazilian soccer star Pele is most likely the "most popular player in history" as soccer is a global game and has the general interest of most people in the world.
Lou Gehrig has the most runs batted in as a Yankee with 1,995.
Derek Jeter has the most stolen bases in Yankees history.
Whitey Ford has the most wins in Yankees history with 236.
Mel Stottlemyre has the most losses in Yankees history with 139.
No player with the most hits in MLB was traded to the Yankees. Pete Rose has the most hits in baseball history and he was never a Yankee. The old record was held by Ty Cobb and he also was not a Yankee.
Michel Jordan by far
Yogi Berra, has won the most World Series rings in baseball history as a player with 10.
The most popular player in any sport for the United States has to be from the nations past time. Baseball is our national sport and our famous player is Babe Ruth.