Yankees By The Numbers (Part II)
They say that baseball is a game of numbers, crooked numbers, straight
numbers. The New York Yankees in existence now for more than a
century have a stranglehold on stats, records . . . and numbers. For
those of you who enjoyed "Yankees By The Numbers (Part I) - for your
reading pleasure we present Part II.
53 Most doubles in one season, Don Mattingly, 1986
54 - Mickey Mantle hit 54 home runs in 1961, a career best and most
ever for a switch-hitter.
56 - Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak included 56 singles and 56
runs scored. It covered 53 day games 3 night games, 29 at Yankee
Stadium, 27 road games. He had 223 official at bats, a batting average
of .408, 91 hits, 16 doubles, 4 triples, 15 home runs and 55 RBIs.
DiMag struck out 7 times, walked 21 times, was hit by a pitch twice.
63 - Joe DiMaggio hit safely against 63 right-handed pitchers during
his 56 game hitting streak in 1941.
65- most home wins in a season, 1961.
71- Most career hits in World Series, Yogi Berra.
72 Babe Ruth homered twice in a game 72 times, a major league record
72 - Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig homered in the same game 72 times. Only
16 times did they homer back-to-back.
88 - Number of pitches David Cone threw in his perfect game, July 19,
93 - Most stolen bases in a season,Rickey Henderson, 1988.
94- Whitey Ford, World Series strikeout leader.
100 - Two Yankee teams have lost 100 games: 1912, 50-102 and 1908,
100 - Babe Ruth on September 24, 1920
hit his 100th home run of Washington's Jim Shaw.
110 - Most triples in a season, 1930.
112 - The best base stealing combo in Yankee history was Fritz Maisel
and Roger Peckinpaugh in 1914. Maisel stole 74 bases and Peckinpaugh
114 - Most wins in a season, American League, 1998, all time record
until 2001 and Seattle Mariners.
115 - Most combined home runs by teammates in a season, Mantle and
119 - Most extra base hits in a season,Babe Ruth, 1921: 44 doubles, 16
triples and 59 homers.
123 - Most complete games by a Yankee staff, 1904
126 - Cal Ripken, most games played at Yankee Stadium by an opposing
player June 18, 1982 - September 30, 2001
134 - Number of home runs Yankees hit at Hilltop Park, 1903-1912.
156 - Most strikeouts in a season, Danny Tartabull, 1993.
163 - Career home runs Mickey Mantle hit from the right side.
163 - Most career triples, Lou Gehrig.
170 - Most walks in a season,Babe Ruth,1923.
177 - Most runs scored in a season, Babe Ruth, 1921.
179 - Most home runs allowed in a season by a Yankee pitching
183 - Team batting average in 2001 World Series is the lowest for a
team in a World Series that went seven or eight games. The previous
lowest average was .185 by the
1985 St. Louis Cardinals.
184 - Most runs batted in, one season, Lou Gehrig, American League
185 - Number of working days it took for Yankee Stadium to be built
200 - Babe Ruth recorded his 200 home run on May 12, 1923 at Detroit
off Tiger pitcher Herman Pillette.
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