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A phrase uttered by the mentally handicapped portion of New York Yankees fans; used to describe any player on a former championship team, regardless of skill level. Alternatively used for any good player that isn't on the Yankees, like Albert Pujols, Joe Mauer, or Chipper Jones, because obviously being good makes you a "True Yankee" regardless of team.

Also, the opposite of "True Yankee" is any player that is never wins a title with the team. As a result, they will be labeled as un-clutch by the media regardless of actual baseball playing ability. Very notable examples include Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, and the entire 1980's roster besides Don Mattingly.

A "True Yankee" carries a magical aura that allows them to play a metaphysical, other worldly form of baseball which results in hyper clutchness, which is why Luis Sojo > Alex Rodriguez.
Moron: Dude, A-Rod sucks, I miss Brosius.
Intelligent form of human life: What? Brosius was a career 94 OPS+ hitter, A-Rod's like 147.
Moron: But dude, Brosius was a true yankee.
Intelligent form of human life: /backs away quickly, consults with CIA about possible bio warfare that infects brains.
by jdr0317 July 08, 2009
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