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Division Series
09/30/2002 09:00 am ET 
How the Yankees were built
By Patrick Mulrenin / MLB.com

1985
• CF Bernie Williams signed as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 13.

1990
• LHP Andy Pettitte drafted in the 22nd round.
• C Jorge Posada drafted in the 24th round.
• OF Shane Spencer drafted in the 28th round.
• RHP Mariano Rivera signed as a non-drafted free agent on Feb. 17.

1991
• RHP Ramiro Mendoza signed as a non-drafted free agent on Nov. 13.

1992
• SS Derek Jeter drafted in 1st round (6th overall).

1996
• 1B Nick Johnson drafted in the third round.
• OF Juan Rivera signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 12.
• LHP Mike Stanton signed as a free agent on Dec. 11.

1998
• RHP Orlando Hernandez signed as a non-drafted free agent on March 7.
• 2B Alfonso Soriano signed as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 29.

1999
• RHP Roger Clemens was acquired in a Feb. 18 deal with Toronto for INF Homer Bush, LHP Graeme Lloyd, LHP David Wells.

2000
• RHP Mike Mussina signed as a free agent on Nov. 30.

2001
• INF Enrique Wilson was acquired in a June 13 deal with Pittsburgh for LHP Damaso Marte.
• OF John Vander Wal was acquired in a Dec. 13 deal with San Diego for RHP Jay Witasick.
• 3B Robin Ventura was acquired in a Dec. 7 deal with the Mets for OF David Justice.
• RHP Steve Karsay signed as a free agent on Dec. 7.
• 1B Jason Giambi signed as a free agent on Dec. 13.
• OF Rondell White signed as a free agent on Dec. 17.

2002
• LHP David Wells signed as a free agent on Jan. 10.
• INF Ron Coomer signed a minor league contract on Jan. 25.
• C Chris Widger signed a minor league contract on Feb. 2.
• OF Raul Mondesi was acquired in a July 1 deal with Toronton for LHP Scott Wiggins.
• RHP Jeff Weaver was acquired in a July 5 deal with Oakland for LHP Ted Lilly, RHP Jason Arnold and OF John-Ford Griffin as a part of a three-way deal with Detroit.

-- Compiled by Patrick Mulrenin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.




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