• Who Had A Better “Yankees” Career, A-Rod Or Willie Randolph?

    Posted by on January 4th, 2017 · Comments (2)
    Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SH SF SB BA OBP SLG
    8 Alex Rodriguez 54.2 2004 2016 28-40 1509 6520 1012 1580 263 9 351 1096 779 0 60 152 .283 .378 .523
    9 Willie Randolph 53.7 1976 1988 21-33 1694 7464 1027 1731 259 58 48 549 1005 75 54 251 .275 .374 .357
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    Retire #30 before even thinking about #13!

    So, Here’s The Biggest Question In Yankeeland This Year…

    Posted by on January 4th, 2017 · Comments (4)

    Will 2017 be the first time in the last 19 years that the Yankees fail to draw three million at home? I think they have a good shot at it – watching their attendance trend.

    Rk Year Tm G W L Ties W-L% Finish GB Playoffs Attendance
    1 2016 New York Yankees 162 84 78 0 .519 4th of 5 9.0 3,063,405
    2 2015 New York Yankees 162 87 75 0 .537 2nd of 5 6.0 Lost ALWC (1-0) 3,193,795
    3 2014 New York Yankees 162 84 78 0 .519 2nd of 5 12.0 3,401,624
    4 2013 New York Yankees 162 85 77 0 .525 3rd of 5 12.0 3,279,589
    5 2012 New York Yankees 162 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost ALCS (4-0) 3,542,406
    6 2011 New York Yankees 162 97 65 0 .599 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) 3,653,680
    7 2010 New York Yankees 162 95 67 0 .586 2nd of 5 1.0 Lost ALCS (4-2) 3,765,807
    8 2009 New York Yankees 162 103 59 0 .636 1st of 5 Won WS (4-2) 3,719,358
    9 2008 New York Yankees 162 89 73 0 .549 3rd of 5 8.0 4,298,655
    10 2007 New York Yankees 162 94 68 0 .580 2nd of 5 2.0 Lost LDS (3-1) 4,271,083
    11 2006 New York Yankees 162 97 65 0 .599 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) 4,248,067
    12 2005 New York Yankees 162 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) 4,090,696
    13 2004 New York Yankees 162 101 61 0 .623 1st of 5 Lost ALCS (4-3) 3,775,292
    14 2003 New York Yankees 163 101 61 1 .623 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-2) 3,465,600
    15 2002 New York Yankees 161 103 58 0 .640 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) 3,465,807
    16 2001 New York Yankees 161 95 65 1 .594 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-3) 3,264,907
    17 2000 New York Yankees 161 87 74 0 .540 1st of 5 Won WS (4-1) 3,055,435
    18 1999 New York Yankees 162 98 64 0 .605 1st of 5 Won WS (4-0) 3,292,736
    19 1998 New York Yankees 162 114 48 0 .704 1st of 5 Won WS (4-0) 2,955,193
    20 1997 New York Yankees 162 96 66 0 .593 2nd of 5 2.0 Lost LDS (3-2) 2,580,325
    21 1996 New York Yankees 162 92 70 0 .568 1st of 5 Won WS (4-2) 2,250,877
    22 1995 New York Yankees 145 79 65 1 .549 2nd of 5 7.0 Lost LDS (3-2) 1,705,263
    23 1994 New York Yankees 113 70 43 0 .619 1st of 5 1,675,556
    24 1993 New York Yankees 162 88 74 0 .543 2nd of 7 7.0 2,416,942
    25 1992 New York Yankees 162 76 86 0 .469 4th of 7 20.0 1,748,737
    26 1991 New York Yankees 162 71 91 0 .438 5th of 7 20.0 1,863,733
    27 1990 New York Yankees 162 67 95 0 .414 7th of 7 21.0 2,006,436
    28 1989 New York Yankees 161 74 87 0 .460 5th of 7 14.5 2,170,485
    29 1988 New York Yankees 161 85 76 0 .528 5th of 7 3.5 2,633,701
    30 1987 New York Yankees 162 89 73 0 .549 4th of 7 9.0 2,427,672
    31 1986 New York Yankees 162 90 72 0 .556 2nd of 7 5.5 2,268,030
    32 1985 New York Yankees 161 97 64 0 .602 2nd of 7 2.0 2,214,587
    33 1984 New York Yankees 162 87 75 0 .537 3rd of 7 17.0 1,821,815
    34 1983 New York Yankees 162 91 71 0 .562 3rd of 7 7.0 2,257,976
    35 1982 New York Yankees 162 79 83 0 .488 5th of 7 16.0 2,041,219
    36 1981 New York Yankees 107 59 48 0 .551 4th of 7 2.0 Lost WS (4-2) 1,614,353
    37 1980 New York Yankees 162 103 59 0 .636 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (3-0) 2,627,417
    38 1979 New York Yankees 160 89 71 0 .556 4th of 7 13.5 2,537,765
    39 1978 New York Yankees 163 100 63 0 .613 1st of 7 Won WS (4-2) 2,335,871
    40 1977 New York Yankees 162 100 62 0 .617 1st of 7 Won WS (4-2) 2,103,092
    41 1976 New York Yankees 159 97 62 0 .610 1st of 6 Lost WS (4-0) 2,012,434
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    Generated 1/4/2017.

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, The Great Number Seven

    Posted by on January 2nd, 2017 · Comments (0)

    Mickey Mantle has been dead for over 21 years.

    When Mantle retired, you can make a case that he was the 5th greatest position player of all time (after Babe Ruth’s retirement):

    Rk Player WAR/pos ▾ From To Age G PA HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Willie Mays 139.8 1951 1968 20-37 2446 10386 587 1654 1137 299 .308 .384 .578
    2 Stan Musial 128.1 1941 1963 20-42 3026 12718 475 1951 1599 78 .331 .417 .559
    3 Ted Williams 123.1 1939 1960 20-41 2292 9788 521 1839 2021 24 .344 .482 .634
    4 Hank Aaron 111.2 1954 1968 20-34 2279 9888 510 1627 866 215 .314 .373 .560
    5 Mickey Mantle 109.7 1951 1968 19-36 2401 9907 536 1509 1733 153 .298 .421 .557
    6 Eddie Mathews 96.4 1952 1968 20-36 2391 10100 512 1453 1444 68 .271 .376 .509
    7 Frank Robinson 80.6 1956 1968 20-32 1916 8159 418 1277 929 182 .302 .392 .556
    8 Al Kaline 79.0 1953 1968 18-33 2095 8731 314 1247 942 123 .304 .380 .495
    9 Joe DiMaggio 78.1 1936 1951 21-36 1736 7672 361 1537 790 30 .325 .398 .579
    10 Johnny Mize 71.0 1936 1953 23-40 1883 7370 359 1337 856 28 .312 .397 .562
    11 Roberto Clemente 69.5 1955 1968 20-33 1953 8220 184 1008 472 75 .312 .353 .464
    12 Ernie Banks 69.0 1953 1968 22-37 2262 9426 474 1480 695 50 .277 .333 .508
    13 Duke Snider 66.5 1947 1964 20-37 2143 8237 407 1333 971 99 .295 .380 .540
    14 Pee Wee Reese 66.4 1940 1958 21-39 2166 9470 126 885 1210 232 .269 .366 .377
    15 Richie Ashburn 63.6 1948 1962 21-35 2189 9736 29 586 1198 234 .308 .396 .382
    16 Ken Boyer 63.0 1955 1968 24-37 2009 8236 282 1137 711 105 .288 .349 .463
    17 Lou Boudreau 63.0 1938 1952 20-34 1646 7024 68 789 796 51 .295 .380 .415
    18 Jackie Robinson 61.5 1947 1956 28-37 1382 5804 137 734 740 197 .311 .409 .474
    19 Luke Appling 59.8 1936 1950 29-43 1759 7522 32 806 996 138 .316 .409 .400
    20 Yogi Berra 59.5 1946 1965 21-40 2120 8359 358 1430 704 30 .285 .348 .482
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    Generated 1/2/2017.

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    Mantle’s prime was the mid-to-late 50′s to early 60′s.  If you were 15-years old in 1960, that would make you over 70 years old today.  The audience of those who saw Mantle at his best is aging out.

    Kids today – and many young Yankees fans, I suspect – have no idea how great Mickey Mantle was with respect to the time that he played and when his career ended.

    That’s a shame.

    Yankees, OPS+ 125 or Better, 2,500+ PA

    Posted by on November 14th, 2016 · Comments (1)
    Rk Player OPS+ PA From To Age G R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Babe Ruth 209 9199 1920 1934 25-39 2084 1959 2518 424 659 1978 1852 1122 110 .349 .484 .711
    2 Lou Gehrig 179 9663 1923 1939 20-36 2164 1888 2721 534 493 1995 1508 790 102 .340 .447 .632
    3 Mickey Mantle 172 9907 1951 1968 19-36 2401 1676 2415 344 536 1509 1733 1710 153 .298 .421 .557
    4 Joe DiMaggio 155 7672 1936 1951 21-36 1736 1390 2214 389 361 1537 790 369 30 .325 .398 .579
    5 Charlie Keller 152 4466 1939 1952 22-35 1066 712 1053 163 184 723 760 481 45 .286 .410 .518
    6 Reggie Jackson 148 2707 1977 1981 31-35 653 380 661 115 144 461 326 573 41 .281 .371 .526
    7 Jason Giambi 143 3693 2002 2008 31-37 897 515 764 134 209 604 619 706 9 .260 .404 .521
    8 Roger Maris 139 3475 1960 1966 25-31 850 520 797 110 203 547 413 417 7 .265 .356 .515
    9 Alex Rodriguez 136 6520 2004 2016 28-40 1509 1012 1580 263 351 1096 779 1292 152 .283 .378 .523
    10 Rickey Henderson 135 2735 1985 1989 26-30 596 513 663 119 78 255 406 281 326 .288 .395 .455
    11 Dave Winfield 134 5021 1981 1990 29-38 1172 722 1300 236 205 818 477 652 76 .290 .356 .495
    12 Tommy Henrich 132 5409 1937 1950 24-37 1284 901 1297 269 183 795 712 383 37 .282 .382 .491
    13 Bobby Murcer 129 4997 1965 1983 19-37 1256 641 1231 192 175 687 491 564 74 .278 .349 .453
    14 Bill Skowron 129 4102 1954 1962 23-31 1087 518 1103 173 165 672 278 588 14 .294 .346 .496
    15 Don Mattingly 127 7722 1982 1995 21-34 1785 1007 2153 442 222 1099 588 444 14 .307 .358 .471
    16 Bill Dickey 127 7065 1928 1946 21-39 1789 930 1969 343 202 1209 678 289 36 .313 .382 .486
    17 George Selkirk 127 3322 1934 1942 26-34 846 503 810 131 108 576 486 319 49 .290 .400 .483
    18 Robinson Cano 126 5791 2005 2013 22-30 1374 799 1649 375 204 822 350 689 38 .309 .355 .504
    19 Bernie Williams 125 9053 1991 2006 22-37 2076 1366 2336 449 287 1257 1069 1212 147 .297 .381 .477
    20 Paul O’Neill 125 5368 1993 2001 30-38 1254 720 1426 304 185 858 586 710 80 .303 .377 .492
    21 Yogi Berra 125 8350 1946 1963 21-38 2116 1174 2148 321 358 1430 704 411 30 .285 .348 .483
    22 Earle Combs 125 6513 1924 1935 25-36 1456 1186 1866 309 58 633 670 278 98 .325 .397 .462
    23 Birdie Cree 125 2989 1908 1915 25-32 742 345 761 117 11 332 269 274 132 .292 .368 .398
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    Generated 11/14/2016.

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    Look at Reggie.  No wonder why they named a candy bar after him.

    50+ Games As A Yankee OPS+ 140 or Better

    Posted by on November 14th, 2016 · Comments (1)

    Crazy list.

    Rk Player OPS+ G From To Age PA
    1 Babe Ruth 209 2084 1920 1934 25-39 9199
    2 Lou Gehrig 179 2164 1923 1939 20-36 9663
    3 Mickey Mantle 172 2401 1951 1968 19-36 9907
    4 Gary Sanchez 166 55 2015 2016 22-23 231
    5 Joe DiMaggio 155 1736 1936 1951 21-36 7672
    6 Charlie Keller 152 1066 1939 1952 22-35 4466
    7 Bobby Bonds 151 145 1975 1975 29-29 626
    8 Reggie Jackson 148 653 1977 1981 31-35 2707
    9 Ron Blomberg 148 400 1969 1976 20-27 1324
    10 Dale Long 146 81 1960 1963 34-37 175
    11 Jason Giambi 143 897 2002 2008 31-37 3693
    12 Don Bollweg 142 70 1953 1953 32-32 178
    13 Oscar Gamble 141 540 1976 1984 26-34 1707
    14 Jack Lelivelt 141 54 1912 1913 26-27 184
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    Giambi = Reggie + Blomberg.

    Modern Day Rushmore

    Posted by on October 27th, 2016 · Comments (6)

    Since 1973, there have ONLY been FOUR Yankees players to have 10+ seasons with the team where they played enough to qualify for the league batting title:

    Rk Name Yrs From To Age
    1 Derek Jeter 18 1996 2014 22-40 Ind. Seasons
    2 Bernie Williams 13 1993 2005 24-36 Ind. Seasons
    3 Don Mattingly 11 1984 1995 23-34 Ind. Seasons
    4 Willie Randolph 10 1977 1987 22-32 Ind. Seasons
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    And, it’s going to be a long time before someone joins this group.

    Yankees 2016 – History In The Making!

    Posted by on September 28th, 2016 · Comments (8)

    No, not Gary Sanchez…

    The 2016 Yankees have a chance to become ONLY THE SECOND YANKEES TEAM EVER to have THREE players appear in 100+ games EACH and EACH have more strikeouts than hits. Yes, Chase Headley, Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann…we are watching you. (All Cashman imports, by the way and for the record.)

    The only other time the Yankees did it? That would be that glorious 1990 squad with Steve Balboni, Jesse Barfield and Bob Geren doing the honors.

    Feels Like 1982

    Posted by on June 16th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    This Ike Davis thing reminds me of 1982, when the Yankees gave everyone and their brother a shot at 1B while wearing the pinstripes. (See below.) The team was not that good in ’82, either.

    Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm G PA R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG Pos
    1 Lee Mazzilli 0.3 1982 27 NYY 37 144 20 34 2 6 17 15 15 2 .266 .347 .422 *3/DH7
    2 Don Mattingly -0.1 1982 21 NYY 7 13 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .167 .154 .167 /*7H39
    3 Bob Watson -0.1 1982 36 NYY 7 20 3 4 3 0 3 3 0 0 .235 .350 .412 /*3HD
    4 John Mayberry -0.4 1982 33 NYY 69 249 20 45 7 8 27 28 38 0 .209 .313 .353 *3/DH
    5 Dave Revering -0.6 1982 29 NYY 14 44 2 6 2 0 2 3 4 0 .150 .205 .200 *3/HD
    6 Dave Collins -0.7 1982 29 NYY 111 393 41 88 12 3 25 28 49 13 .253 .315 .330 3987H/D
    7 Butch Hobson -0.8 1982 30 NYY 30 60 2 10 2 0 3 1 14 0 .172 .183 .207 *H*D3
    8 Steve Balboni -1.2 1982 25 NYY 33 114 8 20 2 2 4 6 34 0 .187 .228 .280 *3/HD
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    Thurman Munson Would Have Been 69 Today

    Posted by on June 7th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    Damn, I am old.

    This Is The 8th WORST Start In Yankees HISTORY

    Posted by on June 4th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    One third of the season down. Two thirds to go. Most losses for the Yankees, since 1913, in their 1st 54 games of the season.

    Rk Year #Matching L
    1 1913 39 39 Ind. Games
    2 1990 35 35 Ind. Games
    3 1914 33 33 Ind. Games
    4 1984 31 31 Ind. Games
    5 2007 30 30 Ind. Games
    6 1971 30 30 Ind. Games
    7 1925 30 30 Ind. Games
    8 2016 29 29 Ind. Games
    9 1995 29 29 Ind. Games
    10 1991 29 29 Ind. Games
    11 1989 29 29 Ind. Games
    12 1974 29 29 Ind. Games
    13 1972 29 29 Ind. Games
    14 1968 29 29 Ind. Games
    15 1967 29 29 Ind. Games
    16 1966 29 29 Ind. Games
    17 1965 29 29 Ind. Games
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    Here’s the bad news: It’s not going to get better any time soon.

    6-6-6

    Posted by on April 29th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    Hard to believe this will be ten years old on June 6th.

    3 In The Last Quarter Century

    Posted by on April 28th, 2016 · Comments (0)

    The Yankees have had 3 different managers in the last 25 years. How many other teams can say that?

    Who Is This Year’s Wang & Cano?

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2016 · Comments (11)

    The Yankees have lost 9 of their first 14 games this season. The last time they had a start this bad was 2005 – when they also started the year at 5-9.

    That season, on April 30th 2005, Chien-Ming Wang made his big league debut. And, on May 3rd 2005, he was followed by Robinson Cano (when he got into his first major league game). That boost turned it around for the Yankees and they went on to win 95 games in 2005.

    How are the Yankees going to call up this year to give the team a much needed spark?  Anthony Swarzak and Nick Swisher? And, yes, I am kidding.

    When Was The Last Time The Yankees Had 4 Full Seasons In A Row With 87 Or Less Wins?

    Posted by on January 29th, 2016 · Comments (3)

    In a “full season,” the answer is: 1989-1992. (Actually, that was a five year run from 1988-1992. And, that 1989-1991 team was one of the worst in Yankees history.)

    Of course, with 87 wins or less in 2016, the new answer would be 2013-2016.

    If that happens, let’s please be sure to get that on Cashman’s Monument Park plaque.

    Good Times

    Posted by on January 9th, 2016 · Comments (4)

    Greatest Yankees Position Players Of The Late 70′s

    Posted by on December 14th, 2015 · Comments (8)
    Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    1 Graig Nettles 26.4 1975 1979 30-34 777 3218 410 747 137 457 .261 .330 .454
    2 Thurman Munson 22.3 1975 1979 28-32 709 3050 362 852 56 417 .304 .346 .417
    3 Willie Randolph 20.7 1976 1979 21-24 559 2401 335 560 13 183 .273 .365 .362
    4 Mickey Rivers 15.0 1976 1979 27-30 490 2117 289 598 34 209 .299 .324 .422
    5 Chris Chambliss 14.6 1975 1979 26-30 774 3208 377 857 73 411 .287 .328 .428
    6 Roy White 12.7 1975 1979 31-35 631 2601 325 616 51 246 .274 .356 .400
    7 Reggie Jackson 11.4 1977 1979 31-33 416 1724 253 428 88 296 .285 .371 .524
    8 Bucky Dent 7.8 1977 1979 25-27 422 1445 141 309 15 121 .240 .292 .319
    9 Bobby Bonds 5.0 1975 1975 29-29 145 626 93 143 32 85 .270 .375 .512
    10 Oscar Gamble 4.7 1976 1979 26-29 146 510 64 123 28 89 .272 .350 .503
    11 Lou Piniella 4.5 1975 1979 31-35 537 1945 206 528 32 243 .294 .333 .419
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    Yankees should have a day this year where they bring back Puff, Willow, Mick, Chambliss, Roy, Reggie, Bucky, Oscar and Lou.

    A lot of these guys are in their mid 60′s or early 70′s.   And, they will not be around forever.  It was the late 70′s team that put the franchise back on the map.

    Yog

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2015 · Comments (8)

    He had a great run. Ninety years ain’t chump change. And, they were quality years.

    When he retired as a player, he was easily in the Top 50 of greatest (Post-1900) baseball position players of all-time. And, today, he’s still in the Top 125.

    Baseball lost a great one with his passing.

    This Date In Yankees History, 1985

    Posted by on August 4th, 2015 · Comments (5)

    Most Wins, First 25 Games, Since 1998

    Posted by on May 4th, 2015 · Comments (11)

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    Yes, they are off to a great start.  But, it’s not that much different from last year.

    Goodbye D.J.

    Posted by on September 25th, 2014 · Comments (51)

    Jeter Draft Card

    Derek Jeter has played the most games by any man in history who played one defensive position and never played anywhere else. He is the only big leaguer in history with 11 seasons in his career in which he batted over .300 and finished with both double-digit homers and steals. He’s one of only six players who played for the same team at age 20 and after turning 40. (The others: Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Brooks Robinson, George Brett, Cal Ripken Jr.) During his 20 years in the majors, Jeter has played in over 2,900 games (between the regular and post-season) and was never ejected by an umpire. And, he better have a voting percentage of at least 99% when his name first appears on a ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

    Yankees Bad Starts Since 1996

    Posted by on June 5th, 2014 · Comments (9)

    The least amount of wins by a Yankees team, through the first 58 games of the season, since 1996:

    Rk Tm Year W ▾ L W-L%
    1 NYY 2007 27 31 Ind. Games .466
    2 NYY 2008 28 30 Ind. Games .483
    3 NYY 2005 28 30 Ind. Games .483
    4 NYY 2014 29 29 Ind. Games .500
    5 NYY 1997 31 27 Ind. Games .534
    6 NYY 2001 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    7 NYY 2013 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    8 NYY 2000 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    9 NYY 2012 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    10 NYY 2011 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    11 NYY 2003 33 25 Ind. Games .569
    12 NYY 1999 34 24 Ind. Games .586
    13 NYY 2009 34 24 Ind. Games .586
    14 NYY 1996 34 24 Ind. Games .586
    15 NYY 2006 35 23 Ind. Games .603
    16 NYY 2010 36 22 Ind. Games .621
    17 NYY 2002 37 21 Ind. Games .638
    18 NYY 2004 38 20 Ind. Games .655
    19 NYY 1998 45 13 Ind. Games .776
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    This is the fourth time since 2005 where the Yankees have not been above .500 after 58 games.  Didn’t Cashman get total control around 2005…and the non-core-four players that Michael/Watson brought in were mostly gone by then?

    Yanks Have 5 Regulars With Sub 100 OPS+

    Posted by on May 28th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    If they keep up that pace, it would tie for worst in franchise history:

    Query: For single seasons, playing for the Yankees, from 1903 to 2014, requiring OPS+ less than or equal to 99 and qualified for league batting title, sorted by greatest number of players matching criteria.

    Rk Year #Matching
    1 2014 5 Jacoby Ellsbury / Derek Jeter / Brian McCann / Brian Roberts / Alfonso Soriano
    2 1914 5 Luke Boone / Roy Hartzell / Fritz Maisel / Charlie Mullen / Roger Peckinpaugh
    3 1908 5 Neal Ball / Hal Chase / Wid Conroy / Red Kleinow / George Moriarty
    4 1905 5 Hal Chase / Patsy Dougherty / Kid Elberfeld / Dave Fultz / Jimmy Williams
    5 1937 4 Frankie Crosetti / Myril Hoag / Tony Lazzeri / Red Rolfe
    6 1924 4 Joe Dugan / Everett Scott / Aaron Ward / Whitey Witt
    7 1913 4 Bert Daniels / Roy Hartzell / Roger Peckinpaugh / Jeff Sweeney
    8 1906 4 Wid Conroy / Frank Delahanty / Danny Hoffman / Red Kleinow
    9 2000 3 Scott Brosius / Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill
    10 1964 3 Clete Boyer / Joe Pepitone / Bobby Richardson
    11 1963 3 Clete Boyer / Tony Kubek / Bobby Richardson
    12 1961 3 Clete Boyer / Tony Kubek / Bobby Richardson
    13 1941 3 Phil Rizzuto / Red Rolfe / Johnny Sturm
    14 1940 3 Frankie Crosetti / Babe Dahlgren / Red Rolfe
    15 1929 3 Leo Durocher / Mark Koenig / Bob Meusel
    16 1925 3 Joe Dugan / Pee-Wee Wanninger / Aaron Ward
    17 1923 3 Joe Dugan / Wally Pipp / Everett Scott
    18 1922 3 Everett Scott / Aaron Ward / Whitey Witt
    19 1921 3 Roger Peckinpaugh / Wally Pipp / Aaron Ward
    20 1920 3 Duffy Lewis / Roger Peckinpaugh / Aaron Ward
    21 1917 3 Hugh High / Fritz Maisel / Les Nunamaker
    22 1915 3 Luke Boone / Roy Hartzell / Roger Peckinpaugh
    23 1912 3 Hal Chase / Hack Simmons / Jeff Sweeney
    24 1909 3 Jimmy Austin / Kid Elberfeld / John Knight
    25 1907 3 Wid Conroy / Danny Hoffman / Willie Keeler
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    Generated 5/28/2014.

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    Happy Birthday, Yogi!

    Posted by on May 12th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Yanks Allowing 20+ Hits @ Home

    Posted by on April 8th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    In games of 9 innings or less, it doesn’t happen very often!

    Today was the 17th time in franchise history where they did it. Here are the other 16:

    Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H R ER BB SO HR BF
    1 2005-05-28 NYY BOS L 1-17 9.0 27 17 17 2 5 3 57
    2 2009-04-18 NYY CLE L 4-22 9.0 25 22 22 6 10 6 58
    3 1950-05-04 NYY CHW L 0-15 9.0 23 15 12 1 3 1 51
    4 2004-08-31 NYY CLE L 0-22 9.0 22 22 22 9 6 3 59
    5 1986-06-08 NYY BAL L 9-18 9.0 22 18 17 8 4 4 55
    6 1982-06-06 NYY KCR L 1-14 9.0 22 14 10 5 11 1 52
    7 1950-06-06 NYY CLE L 2-16 9.0 22 16 16 4 6 2 51
    8 1992-06-08 NYY TOR L 3-16 9.0 21 16 13 4 2 2 51
    9 1980-07-18 NYY KCR L 1-13 9.0 21 13 13 5 5 1 50
    10 1929-09-14 (1) NYY SLB L 3-12 9.0 21 12 10 0 5 0 46
    11 2007-05-04 NYY SEA L 11-15 9.0 20 15 15 4 3 3 50
    12 1991-07-31 NYY MIN L 3-12 9.0 20 12 9 1 6 4 47
    13 1977-09-10 NYY TOR L 3-19 9.0 20 19 11 2 1 3 51
    14 1953-05-25 NYY BOS L 10-14 9.0 20 14 11 6 3 1 50
    15 1931-07-28 NYY CHW L 12-14 9.0 20 14 10 0 2 1 47
    16 1928-07-09 (2) NYY SLB L 6-12 9.0 20 12 12 4 2 0 50
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    Generated 4/8/2014.

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    Jeffrey Maier

    Posted by on April 7th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    Good story.
    Nice swing.
    Very good writer.

    Married with two kids? Man, I am Oh-El-Dee!

    Highly recommended read here.

    The Last Time The Yankees Finished With Back-To-Back Full Seasons Of Less Than 86 Wins

    Posted by on March 30th, 2014 · Comments (2)

    I say “full” because you have to excluded the shortened seasons of 1994-95.

    Well, the last time the Yankees had back-to-back seasons where they had 85 wins or less would be 1991-1992. And, that was the tail end of 1989-1992, when it was a terrible time to be a Yankees fan.

    If it happens, will that be enough to get Brian Cashman fired?

    Should The Yankees Do Something On May 30th?

    Posted by on March 18th, 2014 · Comments (10)

    May 29th will be the 19th anniversary of Derek Jeter’s major league debut. But, the Yankees have an off-day on that date this season. The do, however, have a game at home on May 30th (against the Twins). It’s a Friday night.

    At the least, when he comes to bat for the first time in the game, they should throw something up on the board regarding the anny, right?

    1939 Yanks: Greatest Team New York Almost Never Saw

    Posted by on March 3rd, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Most will tell you – at least those smart baseball fans – that the 1939 Yankees were one of, if not the, greatest teams of all-time. And, yet, they hardly drew any fans at home:

    Gm# Date Tm Opp R RA W-L Time Attendance
    1 Thursday, Apr 20 boxscore NYY BOS W 2 0 1-0 1:47 30,278
    5 Monday, Apr 24 boxscore NYY PHA W 2 1 4-1 2:48 5,820
    6 Tuesday, Apr 25 boxscore NYY PHA W 8 4 5-1 1:52 7,348
    7 Saturday, Apr 29 boxscore NYY WSH L 1 3 5-2 1:58 11,473
    8 Sunday, Apr 30 boxscore NYY WSH L 2 3 5-3 2:17 23,712
    21 Tuesday, May 16 boxscore NYY SLB W 7 5 16-5 2:30 6,503
    22 Wednesday, May 17 boxscore NYY SLB W 4 3 17-5 1:58 7,576
    23 Thursday, May 18 boxscore NYY SLB W 8 1 18-5 2:05 6,870
    24 Friday, May 19 boxscore NYY CHW W 4 2 19-5 1:55 9,755
    25 Saturday, May 20 boxscore NYY CHW W 5 2 20-5 1:56 18,371
    26 Sunday, May 21 boxscore NYY CLE W 12 6 21-5 2:19 37,531
    27 Tuesday, May 23 boxscore NYY CLE W 7 3 22-5 2:08 10,000
    28 Wednesday, May 24 boxscore NYY DET L 1 6 22-6 2:07 10,875
    29 Thursday, May 25 boxscore NYY DET W 5 2 23-6 1:55 12,087
    30 Friday, May 26 boxscore NYY PHA W 1 0 24-6 2:05 5,139
    31 Saturday, May 27 (1) boxscore NYY PHA W 8 2 25-6 1:50 0
    32 Saturday, May 27 (2) boxscore NYY PHA W 11 9 26-6 2:15 30,358
    33 Sunday, May 28 boxscore NYY PHA W 9 5 27-6 1:55 14,670
    47 Wednesday, Jun 14 boxscore NYY CLE L 2 4 37-10 2:35 11,301
    48 Thursday, Jun 15 boxscore NYY CLE W 1 0 38-10 1:47 9,619
    49 Friday, Jun 16 boxscore NYY CLE W 4 3 39-10 1:52 10,171
    50 Saturday, Jun 17 boxscore NYY DET W 1 0 40-10 2:30 18,599
    51 Sunday, Jun 18 boxscore NYY DET L 5 8 40-11 1:55 32,679
    52 Monday, Jun 19 boxscore NYY DET W 8 5 41-11 1:47 6,469
    53 Tuesday, Jun 20 boxscore NYY CHW W 13 3 42-11 2:24 5,892
    54 Wednesday, Jun 21 boxscore NYY CHW W 9 8 43-11 2:20 10,045
    55 Thursday, Jun 22 boxscore NYY CHW W 6 1 44-11 2:10 8,337
    56 Saturday, Jun 24 boxscore NYY SLB W 2 1 45-11 2:05 11,382
    57 Sunday, Jun 25 (1) boxscore NYY SLB L 3 7 45-12 2:30 0
    58 Sunday, Jun 25 (2) boxscore NYY SLB W 11 2 46-12 2:02 40,861
    68 Tuesday, Jul 4 (1) boxscore NYY WSH L 2 3 51-17 1:58 0
    69 Tuesday, Jul 4 (2) boxscore NYY WSH W 11 1 52-17 1:48 41,808
    70 Wednesday, Jul 5 boxscore NYY WSH W 6 4 53-17 2:05 3,874
    71 Friday, Jul 7 boxscore NYY BOS L 3 4 53-18 2:09 6,588
    72 Saturday, Jul 8 (1) boxscore NYY BOS L 1 3 53-19 2:00 27,539
    73 Saturday, Jul 8 (2) boxscore NYY BOS L 2 3 53-20 1:53 27,539
    74 Sunday, Jul 9 (1) boxscore NYY BOS L 3 4 53-21 2:11 0
    75 Sunday, Jul 9 (2) boxscore NYY BOS L 3 5 53-22 2:55 47,652
    88 Tuesday, Jul 25 boxscore NYY SLB W 5 1 63-25 2:00 6,076
    89 Wednesday, Jul 26 boxscore NYY SLB W 14 1 64-25 1:56 4,843
    90 Friday, Jul 28 boxscore NYY CHW W 2 1 65-25 1:57 7,946
    91 Sunday, Jul 30 (1) boxscore NYY CHW W 4 3 66-25 2:12 0
    92 Sunday, Jul 30 (2) boxscore NYY CHW L 1 5 66-26 2:03 35,256
    93 Tuesday, Aug 1 boxscore NYY DET L 2 5 66-27 2:05 10,382
    94 Wednesday, Aug 2 boxscore NYY DET L 2 7 66-28 2:10 12,341
    95 Thursday, Aug 3 boxscore NYY DET W 12 3 67-28 2:12 9,010
    96 Friday, Aug 4 boxscore NYY CLE W 5 4 68-28 2:55 6,263
    97 Saturday, Aug 5 boxscore NYY CLE W 6 1 69-28 1:37 13,207
    98 Sunday, Aug 6 (1) boxscore NYY CLE L 4 5 69-29 2:10 0
    99 Sunday, Aug 6 (2) boxscore NYY CLE L 1 7 69-30 2:07 76,753
    107 Tuesday, Aug 15 boxscore NYY WSH W 3 2 74-33 1:56 8,049
    108 Wednesday, Aug 16 boxscore NYY WSH W 4 0 75-33 1:37 6,607
    109 Thursday, Aug 17 boxscore NYY WSH W 9 8 76-33 2:43 6,704
    110 Friday, Aug 18 boxscore NYY PHA W 5 0 77-33 1:40 6,041
    111 Sunday, Aug 20 (1) boxscore NYY PHA L 4 5 77-34 2:02 0
    112 Sunday, Aug 20 (2) boxscore NYY PHA W 5 1 78-34 2:03 33,562
    130 Wednesday, Sep 6 boxscore NYY BOS W 2 1 91-38 1:58 11,715
    131 Thursday, Sep 7 boxscore NYY BOS W 5 2 92-38 1:52 9,379
    132 Friday, Sep 8 boxscore NYY BOS W 4 1 93-38 1:20 8,475
    133 Saturday, Sep 9 boxscore NYY WSH W 5 2 94-38 1:45 7,401
    134 Sunday, Sep 10 (1) boxscore NYY WSH W 4 3 95-38 1:50 0
    135 Sunday, Sep 10 (2) boxscore NYY WSH W 6 2 96-38 1:45 12,088
    136 Tuesday, Sep 12 boxscore NYY CLE L 3 4 96-39 2:05 4,638
    137 Wednesday, Sep 13 boxscore NYY CLE L 4 9 96-40 2:06 9,898
    138 Thursday, Sep 14 boxscore NYY DET L 1 6 96-41 2:14 10,938
    139 Friday, Sep 15 boxscore NYY DET W 10 3 97-41 2:07 10,538
    140 Saturday, Sep 16 boxscore NYY DET W 8 5 98-41 2:14 10,626
    141 Sunday, Sep 17 (1) boxscore NYY SLB L 4 8 98-42 2:15 0
    142 Sunday, Sep 17 (2) boxscore NYY SLB L 1 3 98-43 1:55 21,027
    143 Monday, Sep 18 boxscore NYY SLB W 6 2 99-43 1:47 1,678
    144 Tuesday, Sep 19 boxscore NYY CHW W 6 2 100-43 1:30 3,608
    145 Wednesday, Sep 20 boxscore NYY CHW W 8 4 101-43 1:48 2,977
    146 Thursday, Sep 21 boxscore NYY CHW W 5 2 102-43 2:35 2,150
    149 Thursday, Sep 28 (1) boxscore NYY PHA W 8 4 105-43 1:28 0
    150 Thursday, Sep 28 (2) boxscore NYY PHA L 4 5 105-44 1:45 4,187
    151 Saturday, Sep 30 (1) boxscore NYY BOS W 5 4 106-44 1:55 7,501
    152 Saturday, Sep 30 (2) boxscore NYY BOS L 2 4 106-45 1:15 7,501
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 3/3/2014.

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    Granted, these were all day games – back in that day.  Still, think about it:  There was no TV back then – and there were sooooo many games where the Yankees drew 10,000 fans a game, at home, or less that season.  Crazy, eh?

    It’s Not Where You Start, But Where You Finish

    Posted by on February 19th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    In his first professional season, Derek Jeter batted .210 (in Rookie and A-Ball, combined). The next year, he had 56 errors during the year.

    In the end, things worked out pretty good for him, eh?

    They Don’t Look A Day Over One-Ten

    Posted by on January 9th, 2014 · Comments (0)

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