Yankees By The Numbers (Part III)
We have got your number if you are a number cruncher, a stat guy, a fan
or the Yankees or just into baseball trivia. Single digits, double
digits, triple digits and on and on - the world of baseball is one that
lives and dies with numbers.
So for your perusal and reading pleasure . . .
1,995 - Most career RBI''s, Lou Gehrig.
2010 Expiration year of Derek Jeter's contract.
2,120 Number of games Babe Ruth played for the
2,130 - The number of consecutive games Lou Gehrig
2,401 - Most games played in by a Yankee, Mickey
2,584 Career hits, Reggie Jackson.
2,597 - The record number of career strikeouts by
2,721 - The Yankee record number of hits recorded by
3,654 The number of home runs Yankees hit at old
$6,595.38 - The amount payable in 1927 in bi-weekly
checks to Babe Ruth that added up to the record salary he earned of
$18,000 - Cost of purchasing the franchise of
Baltimore and transferring it to New York City.
$50,000 The New York Giants offered that
unheard of amount to the Yankees for Yogi Berra.
64,519 - The number of people in attendance at Yankee
Stadium in 1956 when Don Larsen pitched the Perfect Game.
$65,000 Gillette and Ford paid this amount
for the exclusive sponsorship rights to the first televised World
Series shown only in New York City, 1947.
Liebmann Brewery had offered $100,000 for the rights, but baseball
Commissioner Chandler rejected the offer claiming it wouldn't be
appropriate having the Series sponsored by the producer of an
211,808 -The New York Highlanders attendance, 1903
2,561, 123 - Shea Stadium attendance for Yankees,
3,451,542 - Hilltop Park attendance 1903-1912
6,220,031 -Polo Grounds attendance 1913-1922
$12,357.143 Annual salary of Bernie Williams in
2001, more than the entire Division play-off opposition Oakland
infield and two of its outfieders.
$12.6-million - Annual salary of Derek Jeter that
began in 2001.
64,188,862 -Yankee Stadium attendance 1923-1973
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