• Recent Pinstripe Power Debuts

    Posted by on December 14th, 2009 · Comments (2)

    Since 1954, 37 players have hit 9 or more home runs in their first 162 games as a Yankee. (H/T to Raphy for the fun idea to look at a list like this one.) Check out the names on this list. Ah, good memories, eh?

    Rk Player PA HR 6
    1 Kevin Maas Ind. Games 153 35
    2 Shane Spencer Ind. Games 97 27
    3 Dan Pasqua Ind. Games 94 25
    4 Joe Pepitone Ind. Games 80 24
    5 Bobby Murcer Ind. Games 86 23
    6 Jorge Posada Ind. Games 85 22
    7 Johnny Blanchard Ind. Games 70 21
    8 Frank Fernandez Ind. Games 73 20
    9 Mike Pagliarulo Ind. Games 73 19
    10 Tom Tresh Ind. Games 88 19
    11 Alfonso Soriano Ind. Games 70 19
    12 Ron Blomberg Ind. Games 61 18
    13 Nick Johnson Ind. Games 74 18
    14 Steve Whitaker Ind. Games 76 18
    15 Bob Geren Ind. Games 65 17
    16 Robinson Cano Ind. Games 63 16
    17 Norm Siebern Ind. Games 69 16
    18 Hideki Matsui Ind. Games 72 16
    19 Bill Skowron Ind. Games 58 16
    20 Don Mattingly Ind. Games 69 15
    21 Marv Throneberry Ind. Games 57 15
    22 Elston Howard Ind. Games 52 14
    23 Gerald Williams Ind. Games 36 12
    24 Bobby Brown Ind. Games 50 12
    25 Hensley Meulens Ind. Games 45 12
    26 Roger Repoz Ind. Games 48 12
    27 Clay Bellinger Ind. Games 31 11
    28 John Ellis Ind. Games 47 11
    29 Ricky Ledee Ind. Games 41 11
    30 Jim Leyritz Ind. Games 37 10
    31 Andy Phillips Ind. Games 41 10
    32 Randy Velarde Ind. Games 40 10
    33 Ray Barker Ind. Games 27 9
    34 Derek Jeter Ind. Games 36 9
    35 Andy Kosco Ind. Games 37 9
    36 Roy White Ind. Games 35 9
    37 Bernie Williams Ind. Games 40 9
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 12/14/2009.

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    Comments on Recent Pinstripe Power Debuts

    1. Evan3457
      December 14th, 2009 | 12:58 pm

      PA doesn’t really mean Plate Appearances here, does it?

      No, of course not.

    2. December 14th, 2009 | 1:03 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      PA doesn’t really mean Plate Appearances here, does it?

      Well, yes and no. ;-)

      It’s NOT the number of PA that they had in those first 162 games. But, it is the total PA that they had in games in which they homered. Sorry about that – should have clipped it from the copy before pasting it…

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