• Yankees To Have Rare Short Corners In ’10?

    Posted by on January 21st, 2010 · Comments (5)

    This one is a simple query…how many times in Yankees history has the franchise had two players on the team, in a given season, where either player played at least 100 games in either LF or RF, and the players were shorter than six feet tall? Here’s the answer:

    Rk Year Tm Lg #Matching  
    1 1976 New York Yankees AL 2 Oscar Gamble / Roy White
    2 1969 New York Yankees AL 2 Bobby Murcer / Roy White
    3 1911 New York Highlanders AL 2 Birdie Cree / Harry Wolter
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 1/21/2010.

    So, will 2010 be the 4th time in franchise history that the Yankees will pull this off? It all depends on whether or not you believe Nick Swisher is 6′ tall or 5′ 11″ – and if Brett Gardner will be the Yankees full-time left fielder this season.

    Comments on Yankees To Have Rare Short Corners In ’10?

    1. MJ
      January 21st, 2010 | 4:03 pm

      Damon was over 6′? I gotta say, I always thought he looked on the short side on TV.

      Lo and behold, his B-R.com page has him at 6’2″. I’m totally shocked.

    2. jrk
      January 21st, 2010 | 10:42 pm

      Steve, we can always count on you to come up with these wild posts. I’d love to know the thought process behind how this was sparked in your mind. I love the randomness, keep it coming.

    3. January 22nd, 2010 | 10:11 am

      @ jrk: I’m not sure anyone would want to enter my thought processes…it’s a scary ride. ;-)

      Truthfully, I dunno. These things just come to me.

      It’s the curse of having a mind that can’t shut off and is always working.

      I’d love to trade some creativity for some decent sleep ‘tho…

    4. Jaybird
      January 22nd, 2010 | 10:59 am

      They must have measured Oscar Gamble to the top of his head and not the top of his hair.

    5. January 23rd, 2010 | 5:19 pm

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