• Greatest Post-Seasons By Yankees Batters

    Posted by on November 15th, 2009 · Comments (3)

    Via Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index Post-Season Game Finder, I now present a list of what could be considered as the best post-seasons by Yankees batters:

    For those who cannot figure this out, this list is post-season games with reaching base at least twice, sorted by OPS in those total games, with at least five post-season games played that year.

    Seeing this, which batter would you say was the king of all Yankees Octobers?

    Of course, keep in mind that the denominator is not shown here. For example, A-Rod has 12 (reached 2+ times) games in 15 chances. And, the fifteen is not shown. And, Scott Brosius has 6 games here – but that came in 13 chances.

    So, yeah, it’s not a perfect list…but, then again, it does make a case that Mark Teixeira was not as bad this post-season as many paint his picture to be…

    In any event, you cannot say enough about Hideki Matsui’s post-season this year. It looks like he was 7 for 15 here. But, in reality, since he was a just a pinch-hitter in 3 of those games, you can make a case that he was 7 for 12 in this cut. Godzilla, indeed.

    Comments on Greatest Post-Seasons By Yankees Batters

    1. November 15th, 2009 | 10:10 am

      For those interested, here’s a broader slice of this pie, in some respects:

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3421

      using all batters, not just Yankees players.

    2. 77yankees
      November 15th, 2009 | 2:18 pm

      LOL – Karim Garcia at 79.

      Anyway, Matsui’s 2004 at #9. People may not remember he was 11 for 20 with 10 RBI in the first 4 games. Then Pedro knocked him down in Game 5, and like everyone else, he went into a tailspin.

      I’d say he got more than pay back on Pedro for that one.

    3. Raf
      November 15th, 2009 | 4:18 pm

      My favorite Matsui memory is when he scored the tying run in the 2003 ALCS. A jump, two handed fist pump and a scream :)

      Haven’t seen so much emotion from him before or since

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