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Designated hitter: Reggie Jackson and Kirk Gibson

The greatest Yankees and Dodgers

It took 17 seasons of interleague play and the series will last only two games, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are finally hooking up in the Bronx starting Tuesday night (weather permitting). It's the first time the two have met at the home of the Yankees since the 1981 World Series.

The two teams started off as New York neighbors, of course, and have met in 11 World Series with the Yankees winning eight of them. They're two of baseball's most iconic franchises, so in celebration of this meeting, we're taking a position-by-position look at some of their greatest players. — Kevin Kaduk, Big League Stew