York Yankees by the Numbers: 11-15
kinds of amazing, unusual,
milestone numbers have been put up by the Yankees of New York. Some of
numbers spark memories, others controversy, others surprise. Herewith
reading pleasure the newest edition. Enjoy – and pass on other numbers
set for most RBI’s in
consecutive games, Babe Ruth 1931
walks in one inning, the
third,Yankees versus Senators, September
at bats one game, Bobby
Richardson, June 24, 1962, game against Detroit went 22 innings.
Ron Guidry was the eleventh
Yankee Captain from March 4, 1986 to July 12, 1989.
3, 2003, the Yankees named Derek Jeter their 11th captain.
Ruth career home run rate per at
could have had a lifetime .600
average, but I would have had to hit them singles. The people were
see me hit home runs." Babe Ruth
number of ballparks Babe Ruth hit at least one home run in.
number of times Babe Ruth led
the American League in homers.
Martin's rookie uniform
First baseman Don Mattingly was
the 13th Yankee Captain from February 28, 1991 to October 8,
plate was moved 13 feet forward in 1924, eliminating the "bloody
angle" in the right field corner of Yankee Stadium.
Bill Dickey holds record catching over 100 games 13
of seasons Joe DiMaggio played for the Yankees.
Jeter was the 13th Captain in Yankee history from September
to season’s end 2014.
is a great honor. Captain of the Yankees is not a title that is thrown
around lightly. It is a huge responsibility and one that I take very
seriously. I thank Mr. Steinbrenner for having such confidence in me."
- Derek Jeter
number of players Yankees lost
in the 1918 season to military service.
record for runs scored in an
inning: fifth inning against Washington, July 6, 1920.
Berra stayed away from Yankee
Stadium for 14 years after George Steinbrenner fired him
through an emissary 16 games into the 1985.
1927, Babe Ruth blasted 14% of all the home runs recorded in the
Ruth three times homered 15
times in one month; DiMaggio and Maris accomplished that feat
Gehrig, career steals of home
consecutive seasons Yogi Berra was a member of the American League All
team. He actually made 18 teams in all.
18, 1999 -- David Cone's perfect game against the
Montreal Expos was the 15th regular season perfect game.
$15.00 Bob Sheppard's per game earning in
1951 when he began working for the Yankees, allowing
for inflation this is approximately $138 in today’s dollars.
Munson retired uniform number
Ruth, total World Series home
runs, second place all time.
Most runs allowed by Yankees in
post-season competition, Game 6, 2001 World Series.
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