• Goodbye D.J.

    Posted by on September 25th, 2014 · Comments (26)

    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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    Generated 6/5/2014.

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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)

    Mike Stanley & J.R. Murphy

    Posted by on January 5th, 2014 · Comments (0)

    Who caught the first and last major league pitches thrown by Mariano Rivera, Alex…

    October 8, 1995

    Posted by on January 2nd, 2014 · Comments (3)

    Today is the 51st birthday of Edgar Martinez and David Cone. Which, of course, made me think of Game 5 of the 1995 ALDS.

    Did you know that there were 18 players in that game for Seattle – and, at one time or another, seven of the eighteen would play for the Yankees too?

    Tino Martinez, Alex Rodriguez, Jay Buhner,Luis Sojo, Chris Widger,Mike Blowers andRandy Johnson were the seven.

    Cone threw 147 pitches in seven and two-thirds in that game. Think that would happen with anyone today?

    Smartest Yankee?

    Posted by on December 28th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    Who was the smartest Yankees player ever?  I don’t mean in terms of baseball smarts.  More so, I mean in terms of general intelligence?

    Reggie Jackson?  Mike Mussina?  Joe Girardi?  Bobby Brown?  Doc Medich?  Jim Beattie?  Someone else?

    You tell me.

    Jeter & Roberts: Oldest Yankees Keystone Since Lonny Frey & Frankie Crosetti in 1947?

    Posted by on December 17th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    This is never going to work. What are the odds of Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts playing more than 40 games together up the middle for the Yankees in 2014?

    Is Cano The Greatest Yankees Home-Grown Player To Walk Away For The Team In The Prime Of His Career?

    Posted by on December 6th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    I can’t think of another case like this one. Granted, we’re only talking post-1976 where guys could walk.

    A historic Yankees moment?

    Yankees With 50+ Steals In A Season

    Posted by on December 4th, 2013 · Comments (10)

    It really hasn’t happened all that much:

    Rk Player Year SB Age Tm G PA CS
    1 Rickey Henderson 1988 93 29 NYY 140 647 13
    2 Rickey Henderson 1986 87 27 NYY 153 701 18
    3 Rickey Henderson 1985 80 26 NYY 143 654 10
    4 Snuffy Stirnweiss 1944 55 25 NYY 154 723 11
    5 Ben Chapman 1931 61 22 NYY 149 686 23
    6 Fritz Maisel 1915 51 25 NYY 135 592 12
    7 Fritz Maisel 1914 74 24 NYY 150 630 17
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    Generated 12/4/2013.

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    Will Jacoby Ellsbury join the club in 2014?

    Is 2014 The Year The Yankees Say Goodbye To Yogi & Jeter

    Posted by on November 18th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Yogi Berra will be 89 next May. And, who knows if Jeter will even make the whole season in 2014 as an active player.

    What a bummer it will be in Yankeeland to have a crappy season next year AND say goodbye to two great Yankees legends.

    Reggie Has A Book Coming Out

    Posted by on October 5th, 2013 · Comments (32)

    Via the AP -

    Reggie Jackson insists in his new autobiography that he never disparaged Thurman Munson in an attention-grabbing Sport magazine report 36 years ago, a claim the author immediately denied.

    Jackson also criticizes Billy Martin, praises George Steinbrenner and portrays racial discrimination he faced throughout his career.

    Robert Ward’s story in the June 1977 issue quoted Jackson as saying, “Munson thinks he can be the straw that stirs the drink, but he can only stir it bad.”

    “It never happened. At least not like he said it did,” Jackson wrote in “Reggie Jackson: Becoming Mr. October,” scheduled for publication Tuesday by Doubleday. The Associated Press purchased an early copy.

    “The whole time he was trying to feed me that quote, but I know I never said it,” Jackson said in the book, written with Kevin Baker. “There’s no way I’d be that dumb to knock the captain of the team — and, by the way, the guy who told George Steinbrenner to go get me on the free agent-market.”

    Jackson has at times denied making that remark. In a telephone interview Friday, Ward stood by his report.

    “He’s been lying about it since it happened,” Ward said. “He’s just lied and lied. And now I think probably he’s gotten to the age where he actually believes the stuff he says here. … I made nothing up. Not one thing.”

    Ward also denied Jackson’s claim that he has refused to meet with him.

    Jackson also wrote an autobiography “Reggie” with Mike Lupica that was published in 1994. This book focuses mainly on the Yankees’ 1977 and 1978 seasons.

    Now a special adviser to the Yankees, Jackson has fond recollections of Steinbrenner, who owned the Yankees from 1973 until his death three years ago. He details many of his feuds with Martin, his manager for parts of three seasons.

    “He lied to people,” Jackson wrote. “That was his history. He lied to the general manager; he lied to the owner. He lied to players all the time, which was a big reason why he wore out his welcome.”

    Jackson also claimed Martin, who died in 1989, made anti-Semitic remarks about a Yankees pitcher. Ken Holtzman, who was Jewish, played for the Yankees in 1977. And Jackson said most of the time Willie Randolph was the only black player on the team sympathetic to him.

    I wonder if anyone will really be interested in a Reggie book now?

    Enter Louisiana Lightning?

    Posted by on October 3rd, 2013 · Comments (2)

    If Ron Guidry had started playing in the major leagues in 1995 instead of 1975, and he had been used in the same manner as Mariano Rivera when he came up, could Gator have been the greatest closer of all-time?

    Happy Bucky Day!

    Posted by on October 2nd, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Deep to left…

    It’s amazing how the date 10/2/78 is stuck in my head.

    Too bad those stupid 2004 Yankees went and ruined the whole thing…

    Lights Out

    Posted by on October 1st, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Yankees teams with players who had 15+ homeruns in a season.  Been a long time since the Yankees only had two – like this year.

    Year ▾ #Matching
    2013 2 Robinson Cano / Alfonso Soriano
    2012 9 R. Cano / Eric Chavez / C. Granderson / R. Ibanez / D. Jeter / R. Martin / Alex Rodriguez / N. Swisher / M. Teixeira
    2011 6 Robinson Cano / Curtis Granderson / Russell Martin / Alex Rodriguez / Nick Swisher / Mark Teixeira
    2010 6 Robinson Cano / Curtis Granderson / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez / Nick Swisher / Mark Teixeira
    2009 8 R. Cano / Johnny Damon / D. Jeter / Hideki Matsui / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez / Nick Swisher / Mark Teixeira
    2008 4 Bobby Abreu / Johnny Damon / Jason Giambi / Alex Rodriguez
    2007 5 Bobby Abreu / Robinson Cano / Hideki Matsui / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez
    2006 5 Robinson Cano / Johnny Damon / Jason Giambi / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez
    2005 7 Jason Giambi / Derek Jeter / Tino Martinez / Hideki Matsui / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez / Gary Sheffield
    2004 8 Tony Clark / D. Jeter / Hideki Matsui / Jorge Posada / Alex Rodriguez / G. Sheffield / Ruben Sierra / Bernie Williams
    2003 6 Jason Giambi / Hideki Matsui / Raul Mondesi / Jorge Posada / Alfonso Soriano / Bernie Williams
    2002 7 Jason Giambi / Derek Jeter / Nick Johnson / Jorge Posada / Alfonso Soriano / Robin Ventura / Bernie Williams
    2001 7 Derek Jeter / David Justice / Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill / Jorge Posada / Alfonso Soriano / Bernie Williams
    2000 8 S. Brosius / Glenallen Hill / D. Jeter / David Justice / Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill / Jorge Posada / Bernie Williams
    1999 7 Scott Brosius / Chili Davis / Derek Jeter / Chuck Knoblauch / Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill / Bernie Williams
    1998 8 Scott Brosius / D. Jeter / C. Knoblauch / Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill / J. Posada / D. Strawberry / Bernie Williams
    1997 3 Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill / Bernie Williams
    1996 3 Tino Martinez / Paul O’Neill / Bernie Williams
    1995 3 Paul O’Neill / Mike Stanley / Bernie Williams
    1994 4 Jim Leyritz / Paul O’Neill / Mike Stanley / Danny Tartabull
    1993 4 Don Mattingly / Paul O’Neill / Mike Stanley / Danny Tartabull
    1992 4 Mel Hall / Charlie Hayes / Matt Nokes / Danny Tartabull
    1991 5 Jesse Barfield / Mel Hall / Roberto Kelly / Kevin Maas / Matt Nokes
    1990 4 Steve Balboni / Jesse Barfield / Roberto Kelly / Kevin Maas
    1989 4 Steve Balboni / Jesse Barfield / Mel Hall / Don Mattingly
    1988 4 Jack Clark / Don Mattingly / Mike Pagliarulo / Dave Winfield
    1987 6 Rickey Henderson / Don Mattingly / Mike Pagliarulo / Dan Pasqua / Gary Ward / Dave Winfield
    1986 5 Rickey Henderson / Don Mattingly / Mike Pagliarulo / Dan Pasqua / Dave Winfield
    1985 5 Don Baylor / Rickey Henderson / Don Mattingly / Mike Pagliarulo / Dave Winfield
    1984 3 Don Baylor / Don Mattingly / Dave Winfield
    1983 4 Don Baylor / Graig Nettles / Roy Smalley / Dave Winfield
    1982 4 Oscar Gamble / Graig Nettles / Roy Smalley / Dave Winfield
    1981 2 Reggie Jackson / Graig Nettles
    1980 2 Reggie Jackson / Graig Nettles
    1979 4 Chris Chambliss / Reggie Jackson / Graig Nettles / Jim Spencer
    1978 2 Reggie Jackson / Graig Nettles
    1977 4 Chris Chambliss / Reggie Jackson / Thurman Munson / Graig Nettles
    1976 4 Chris Chambliss / Oscar Gamble / Thurman Munson / Graig Nettles
    1975 2 Bobby Bonds / Graig Nettles
    1974 1 Graig Nettles
    1973 4 Thurman Munson / Bobby Murcer / Graig Nettles / Roy White
    1972 1 Bobby Murcer
    1971 2 Bobby Murcer / Roy White
    1970 2 Bobby Murcer / Roy White
    1969 2 Bobby Murcer / Joe Pepitone
    1968 4 Andy Kosco / Mickey Mantle / Joe Pepitone / Roy White
    1967 1 Mickey Mantle
    1966 3 Mickey Mantle / Joe Pepitone / Tom Tresh
    1965 4 Clete Boyer / Mickey Mantle / Joe Pepitone / Tom Tresh
    1964 5 Elston Howard / Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris / Joe Pepitone / Tom Tresh
    1963 6 Johnny Blanchard / Elston Howard / Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris / Joe Pepitone / Tom Tresh
    1962 6 Clete Boyer / Elston Howard / Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris / Bill Skowron / Tom Tresh
    1961 6 Yogi Berra / Johnny Blanchard / Elston Howard / Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris / Bill Skowron
    1960 4 Yogi Berra / Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris / Bill Skowron
    1959 5 Yogi Berra / Elston Howard / Hector Lopez / Mickey Mantle / Bill Skowron
    1958 2 Yogi Berra / Mickey Mantle
    1957 4 Hank Bauer / Yogi Berra / Mickey Mantle / Bill Skowron
    1956 4 Hank Bauer / Yogi Berra / Mickey Mantle / Bill Skowron
    1955 4 Hank Bauer / Yogi Berra / Mickey Mantle / Eddie Robinson
    1954 2 Yogi Berra / Mickey Mantle
    1953 4 Yogi Berra / Joe Collins / Mickey Mantle / Billy Martin
    1952 4 Hank Bauer / Yogi Berra / Joe Collins / Mickey Mantle
    1951 2 Yogi Berra / Gene Woodling
    1950 3 Yogi Berra / Joe DiMaggio / Johnny Mize
    1949 2 Yogi Berra / Tommy Henrich
    1948 2 Joe DiMaggio / Tommy Henrich
    1947 2 Joe DiMaggio / Tommy Henrich
    1946 4 Joe DiMaggio / Tommy Henrich / Charlie Keller / Aaron Robinson
    1945 1 Nick Etten
    1944 2 Nick Etten / Johnny Lindell
    1943 2 Joe Gordon / Charlie Keller
    1942 3 Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / Charlie Keller
    1941 4 Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / Tommy Henrich / Charlie Keller
    1940 4 Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / Charlie Keller / George Selkirk
    1939 5 Babe Dahlgren / Bill Dickey / Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / George Selkirk
    1938 5 Bill Dickey / Joe DiMaggio / Lou Gehrig / Joe Gordon / Tommy Henrich
    1937 4 Bill Dickey / Joe DiMaggio / Lou Gehrig / George Selkirk
    1936 5 Frankie Crosetti / Bill Dickey / Joe DiMaggio / Lou Gehrig / George Selkirk
    1935 1 Lou Gehrig
    1934 2 Lou Gehrig / Babe Ruth
    1933 4 Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Babe Ruth / Dixie Walker
    1932 4 Bill Dickey / Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Babe Ruth
    1931 3 Ben Chapman / Lou Gehrig / Babe Ruth
    1930 2 Lou Gehrig / Babe Ruth
    1929 3 Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Babe Ruth
    1928 2 Lou Gehrig / Babe Ruth
    1927 3 Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Babe Ruth
    1926 3 Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Babe Ruth
    1925 3 Lou Gehrig / Bob Meusel / Babe Ruth
    1924 1 Babe Ruth
    1923 1 Babe Ruth
    1922 2 Bob Meusel / Babe Ruth
    1921 2 Bob Meusel / Babe Ruth
    1920 1 Babe Ruth
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    Generated 10/1/2013.

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    Happy Birthday Scooter

    Posted by on September 25th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Is 2013 The Yankees Worst Season Since 1992?

    Posted by on September 18th, 2013 · Comments (9)

    If the Yankees finish in 4th place, with less than 87 wins, this year – which it’s looking good that they will – then…yes.

    The last time the Yankees finished in 4th place was 1992.  And, the last time the Yankees had less than 87 wins in a full 162-game season was 1992.

    Those are hard, cold, facts.

    How long ago was 1992?  Well, in June of that year, the Yankees drafted some kid out of Kalamazoo named Derek Jeter. And, he’s now in his 22nd year of playing professional baseball.

    MCMVIII Was Great, Eh?

    Posted by on September 17th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    New York Highlanders open at home, April 14, 1908, vs Philadelphia.

    Highlanders 1908

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    Best Young Offensive Yankees Line-Ups

    Posted by on September 16th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    It’s pretty rare for the Yankees to have a line-up that’s about half full of good young hitters.

    Rk Year ▴ Tm #Matching
    1 1903 New York Highlanders 4 Wid Conroy / Kid Elberfeld / John Ganzel / Jimmy Williams
    2 1904 New York Highlanders 5 Wid Conroy / Patsy Dougherty / Kid Elberfeld / Dave Fultz / Jimmy Williams
    3 1909 New York Highlanders 4 Hal Chase / Birdie Cree / Ray Demmitt / Clyde Engle
    4 1910 New York Highlanders 5 Hal Chase / Birdie Cree / Bert Daniels / John Knight / Harry Wolter
    5 1911 New York Highlanders 5 Hal Chase / Birdie Cree / Bert Daniels / Roy Hartzell / Harry Wolter
    6 1915 New York Yankees 4 Doc Cook / Hugh High / Fritz Maisel / Wally Pipp
    7 1923 New York Yankees 4 Bob Meusel / Babe Ruth / Aaron Ward / Whitey Witt
    8 1926 New York Yankees 5 Pat Collins / Earle Combs / Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Bob Meusel
    9 1928 New York Yankees 4 Earle Combs / Lou Gehrig / Mark Koenig / Tony Lazzeri
    10 1930 New York Yankees 5 Ben Chapman / Bill Dickey / Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri / Harry Rice
    11 1931 New York Yankees 5 Ben Chapman / Bill Dickey / Lou Gehrig / Lyn Lary / Tony Lazzeri
    12 1932 New York Yankees 5 Samuel Byrd / Ben Chapman / Bill Dickey / Lou Gehrig / Tony Lazzeri
    13 1935 New York Yankees 4 Ben Chapman / Bill Dickey / Red Rolfe / George Selkirk
    14 1936 New York Yankees 5 Frankie Crosetti / Bill Dickey / Joe DiMaggio / Red Rolfe / George Selkirk
    15 1938 New York Yankees 4 Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / Tommy Henrich / Red Rolfe
    16 1941 New York Yankees 4 Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / Tommy Henrich / Charlie Keller
    17 1942 New York Yankees 5 Joe DiMaggio / Joe Gordon / Tommy Henrich / Charlie Keller / Phil Rizzuto
    18 1943 New York Yankees 5 Nick Etten / Joe Gordon / Billy Johnson / Charlie Keller / Johnny Lindell
    19 1952 New York Yankees 5 Hank Bauer / Yogi Berra / Joe Collins / Mickey Mantle / Gil McDougald
    20 1962 New York Yankees 4 Clete Boyer / Roger Maris / Bobby Richardson / Tom Tresh
    21 1969 New York Yankees 4 Horace Clarke / Bobby Murcer / Joe Pepitone / Roy White
    22 1973 New York Yankees 4 Thurman Munson / Bobby Murcer / Graig Nettles / Roy White
    23 1974 New York Yankees 4 Elliott Maddox / Thurman Munson / Bobby Murcer / Graig Nettles
    24 2010 New York Yankees 4 Robinson Cano / Brett Gardner / Curtis Granderson / Nick Swisher
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    Generated 9/16/2013.

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    Well, at the least, it’s rare in the Steinbrenner family era.

    Yankees Killers: ’73 Red Sox, ’76 Orioles & 2013 Red Sox

    Posted by on September 16th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Since 1973, these are the only three teams to beat the Yankees 13+ times in season. Here they are, plus the others to come close to it:

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    The amazing thing is that the Orioles finished 10.5 games behind the Yankees in 1976.

    Time Of Game: 1:58

    Posted by on September 3rd, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Seriously, the Cat worked fast.

    This date in Yankees history, 1975.

    Do You Think The Yankees Will Win 85+ Games In 2013?

    Posted by on August 29th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    If they don’t, it will be first time since 1992 that they haven’t done it in a 162-game season.

    Most HR In A Season By Yankees Player, 30 Games Or Less

    Posted by on August 28th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Sori tops Spencer now…of course, this is moot since he will play more than 30 games for New York this season.

    Rk Player HR G Year Age Tm PA H RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG
    1 Alfonso Soriano 11 30 2013 37 NYY 127 33 33 6 30 .275 .315 .575
    2 Shane Spencer 10 27 1998 26 NYY 73 25 27 5 12 .373 .411 .910
    3 Matt Nokes 7 28 1994 30 NYY 85 23 19 5 16 .291 .329 .595
    4 Eddie Robinson 5 26 1956 35 NYY 62 12 11 5 3 .222 .323 .519
    5 Alex Rodriguez 4 20 2013 37 NYY 84 21 8 8 19 .284 .369 .473
    6 Jesus Montero 4 18 2011 21 NYY 69 20 12 7 17 .328 .406 .590
    7 Ron Kittle 4 30 1986 28 NYY 89 19 12 7 23 .238 .292 .413
    8 Dave Kingman 4 8 1977 28 NYY 27 6 7 2 13 .250 .333 .833
    9 Billy Bryan 4 27 1966 27 NYY 74 15 5 5 19 .217 .270 .420
    10 Don Larsen 4 28 1958 28 NYY 57 15 13 5 9 .306 .364 .571
    11 Bob Seeds 4 13 1936 29 NYY 47 11 10 5 3 .262 .340 .571
    12 Brennan Boesch 3 23 2013 28 NYY 53 14 8 2 9 .275 .302 .529
    13 Francisco Cervelli 3 17 2013 27 NYY 61 14 8 8 9 .269 .377 .500
    14 Mark Teixeira 3 15 2013 33 NYY 63 8 12 8 19 .151 .270 .340
    15 Darryl Strawberry 3 24 1999 37 NYY 66 16 6 17 16 .327 .500 .612
    16 Mike Stanley 3 28 1997 34 NYY 103 25 12 15 22 .287 .388 .483
    17 Gerald Williams 3 15 1992 25 NYY 27 8 6 0 3 .296 .296 .704
    18 Hensley Meulens 3 23 1990 23 NYY 95 20 10 9 25 .241 .337 .434
    19 Jay Buhner 3 25 1988 23 NYY 76 13 13 3 25 .188 .250 .319
    20 George Zeber 3 25 1977 26 NYY 75 21 10 9 11 .323 .405 .508
    21 Elrod Hendricks 3 26 1976 35 NYY 57 12 5 3 10 .226 .263 .415
    22 Dale Long 3 26 1960 34 NYY 46 15 10 5 6 .366 .435 .707
    23 Spud Chandler 3 23 1938 30 NYY 73 14 4 1 23 .203 .214 .348
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    Generated 8/28/2013.

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