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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 Yankees.

  • 2,130 - The number of consecutive games Lou Gehrig played in.

  • 2,401 - Most games played in by a Yankee, Mickey Mantle, 1951-1968.

  • 2,584 Career hits, Reggie Jackson.   

  • 2,597 - The record number of career strikeouts by Reggie Jackson.

  • 2,721 - The Yankee record number of hits recorded by Lou Gehrig.

  • 3,654 The number of home runs Yankees hit at old Yankee Stadium,1923-1973

  • $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 $70,000.   

  • $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 alcoholic beverage.

  • 211,808 -The New York Highlanders attendance, 1903

  • 2,561, 123 - Shea Stadium attendance for Yankees, 1974-75  

  • 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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Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

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