More Yankees by the Numbers
And now the numbers keep
coming. Reaction has been so positive,
that herewith the latest installment for numerals for the
team from the
Bronx. Please send along your own numbers
grand slams for Babe Ruth
Whitey Ford's Number retired in 1974. The
slick southpaw wore number 19 as a rookie. Returning from the army in
wore number 16 for the rest of his career.
Green, George Steinbrenner's
16th manager to be fired.
Monthly home run best: Babe Ruth September
Number of career homers Babe Ruth’s hit off Rube Walberg, most off any
Dickey played his entire 17
season career as a Yankee.
In 16 All Star at bats Mickey
out a record 17 times.
in his career, Gehrig's hands were
x-rayed and doctors spotted 17 fractures that had "healed" while he
continued to play.
Roy White, franchise record for
sacrifice flies in a season, 1971.
his first 17 years Steinbrenner
changed managers 17 times.
his 17th birthday in 1985, Bernie
Williams signed a contract to play professional baseball for the
of years Jorge Posada
played for Yankees.
their first title in 1923, the
Yankees have not gone longer than 18 years without a world
Most years with the Yankees: Yogi Berra
(1946-1963), Mickey Mantle (1951-1968).
World Series home runs, Mickey
Joe DiMaggio's original uniform, number given to him by
manager Pete Sheehy and later changed to Number 5.
of years Frank Messer and Bill
White were Yankee radio announcers
Ruth and Lou Gehrig in a
decade of playing together homered in the same inning 19 times.
The 1927 Yankees won the pennant by 19 games, using only
twenty-five players. Not one roster change was made that season.
Longest winning streak, 1947.
Ford's rookie uniform number.
Dave Righetti began
with Yankees with
Jim Bouton’s old number, 56, but he became famous wearing #19.
Number of managerial changes Steinbrenner made
in eighteen years, before Buck Showalter
came along and lasted four years as manager.
Jeter set a five game World Series record with 19 total bases in 2000.
Posada Number retired
In 2001, Paul
O’Neill at age 38 became the oldest player to have a 20/20 season.
Babe Ruth hit 21 of his 60
homers in 1927 with the same bat.
Whenever he homered, he’d carve a notch around the trademark.
had an incredible total of
21 World Series appearances as a player, coach or manager.
Paul O'Neill retirement after the 2001 World Series, no Yankee has worn
number. Although Latroy Hawkins actually wore #21 to honor Roberto
2008. Yankee fans were not happy.
Reynolds number 22, not retired, but he earned a plaque out in Monument
Most hits recorded in a World Series sixth
Berra on June 24, 1962,
age 37, caught all 22 innings of a
Yankees game with the Tigers in Detroit. The Yanks won, 9-7, in the seven hour game.
1909 Highlanders improved upon their previous
seasons win total by
largest such increase in franchise history.
Mattingly's number retired, August 31, 1997.
In 1927, 24 of Lou Gehrig's 47 home runs were
hit at Stadium.
record - most times hit by pitch, Don Baylor, 1985
Michael, 25th Yankee manager in history. Fewest total players used in a season, 1923, and
Most consecutive games with a
home run, 1941.
Allen spent 25 years as Yankee broadcaster
Frommer, a professor at Dartmouth College in the MALS program, is in
year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, he
author of 42 sports books including the classics: best-selling “New
Baseball, 1947-1957″ and best-selling Shoeless Joe and Ragtime
as his acclaimed Remembering Yankee Stadium and best-selling
Park. His highly praised When It Was Just a Game: Remembering the First
Bowl was published last fall.
His Frommer Baseball Classic – Remembering Yankee Stadium
Edition) is his newest sports effort.A link to purchase autographed
Frommer Sports Books is at: http://frommerbooks.com/
The prolific author is at work on THE ULTIMATE YANKEE BOOK