This one slipped under the radar a bit. During the 4th inning of last Monday’s game, Alex Rodriguez grounded into a double-play.
That was the 19th time that A-Rod has grounded into a double-play (GIDP) this season – and that’s now his career high for most GIDP in a season.
Alex’s previous season high for GIDP was 18 – which he set during his first season in New York (2004). In his recent MVP season, last year, Rodriguez only had 8 GIDP.
Prior to joining the Yankees, during the 8 seasons from 1996 through 2003, A-Rod averaged 14 GIDP per season – with a low of 10 in 2000 and a high of 17 in 2001.
The Yankees record for most GIDP in a season was set by Dave Winfield in 1983 when he had 30 that year. The last Yankee to have 19+ GIDP in a season was Jorge Posada (who had 24) in 2004.
There are no accounts of what has happened to the ball from the play on Monday where A-Rod set his new personal best season record in GIDP.