New York Yankees Home Runs

A Comprehensive Factbook, 1903–2012

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About the Book

The New York Yankees are synonymous with home runs. With more than 14,000 round-trippers to its credit, New York has out-homered the next most prolific franchise by more than 1,000—despite the Yankees’ having been in existence for 20 fewer years.
This book organizes information on the many New York home runs into detail- and summary-oriented tables. Part I covers various situational categories (e.g., grand-slam, leadoff, walk-off), special dates (Opening Day, Memorial Day, players’ birthdays), and significant player and team records (Gehrig’s 23 career grand-slams, five or more Yankees homers in a game). Parts II and III provide career summaries (number of seasons with 20-plus homers, by position in the batting order) and franchise totals (home runs by ballpark and opponent); and Part IV covers season-by-season totals and yearly leaders. Also included are appendices for inside-the-park and bounce home runs and home runs allowed by the Yankees.

About the Author(s)

Mitchell S. Soivenski is an IT data professional and long-time member of SABR. He has written for The Baseball Research Journal and contributed to The SABR Baseball List and Record Book. He lives in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Bibliographic Details

Mitchell S. Soivenski
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 320
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7124-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0096-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Abbreviations  x

Preface  1

Introduction  3

Part I. Home Runs by Detail

A. Categories  5

1. Back-to-Back  5

1a. Most Back-to-Back, Player  19

2. Part of a Cycle  20

3. Grand Slams  20

3a. Most Grand Slams, Player  26

4. Leadoff  27

4a. Most Leadoff, Player  31

5. Multihomer Games  31

5a. Most Multihomer Games, Player  59

6. Pinch-Hit  59

6a. Most Pinch-Hit, Player  63

7. Switch-Hit  64

7a. Most Switch-Hit, Player  65

8. Walk-Off  66

8a. Most Walk-Off, Player  69

9. Extra-Inning  69

9a. Most Extra-Inning, Player  73

10. Leadoff and Walk-Off, Same Game  74

11. Both Games of a Doubleheader  74

11a. Most Times in Both Games of a Doubleheader, Player  79

B. Special Dates  81

12. Opening Day  81

12a. Most Opening Day, Player  82

13. Memorial Day  83

13a. Most Memorial Day, Player  85

14. Independence Day  85

14a. Most Independence Day, Player  87

15. Labor Day  87

15a. Most Labor Day, Player  89

16. Birthdays  89

C. Miscellaneous, Player  91

17. Ruth’s 1927 Season  91

18. Maris’s 1961 Season  92

19. Gehrig’s 23 Career Grand Slams  93

20. Mattingly’s Six 1987 Grand Slams  93

21. Most Against One Team, Season  93

22. Most Consecutive Games Homering  94

23. All Runs on One Home Run  94

24. Milestone Home Runs  95

25. First in Career  97

26. Last in Career  101

27. Youngest to Homer  105

28. Oldest to Homer  106

D. Miscellaneous, Franchise  107

29. Most Against One Team, Season  107

30. Most Consecutive Games, Season  108

31. Most Against a Pitcher, Season  108

32. Five or More, Game  109

33. Eight or More, Doubleheader  116

34. Three or More, Inning  117

35. By Entire Infields or Outfields, Game  121

36. Milestone Home Runs  123

37. Postseason  126

37a. Most Postseason, Player  132

38. All-Star Game  133

39. Baltimore Orioles, 1901–1902  133

39a. Most Against Teams  134

39b. Most Against Pitchers  134

39c. Most by Orioles Players  134

39d. Players Who Homered for the Orioles and Yankees  134

Part II. Player Totals

A. Leaders by Position and Handedness  135

40. By Position and Handedness  135

41. Single-Season by Position and Handedness  138

42. Diagrams: Career and Single-Season Leader by Handedness at Each Position  141

43. By Handedness  145

44. By Batter and Pitcher Handedness  147

45. By Percentage of Home Runs Against Left-Handed Pitchers  149

B. Leaders by Period and Place  152

46. By Percentage of Home Runs at Home (10+ HR)  152

47. By Decade  153

48. By Month  155

48a. Most in a Month, Player and Team  156

49. By Day of the Week  156

50. By Age  157

C. Benchmark Numbers, Season  158

51. Twenty or More  158

52. Number of Times with 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50  159

D. Miscellaneous Leaders Lists  161

53. Position in the Batting Order  161

54. All Home Runs with the Yankees  162

55. Percentage of Career Total with the Yankees  163

56. No Home Runs with the Yankees  166

57. Home Run Percentage  172

58. Franchise Win Percentage When a Specific Player Homers (10+ HR)  176

59. Runs per Home Run (10+ HR)  178

60. Parks, Pitchers and Franchises Homered Against  180

61. In Consecutive Seasons  180

62. Against One Pitcher  183

63. Through Game Number and Month  185

64. Against Boston  186

65. For Both the Yankees and Boston  188

Part III. Franchise Totals

A. Home Runs, 1903–2012  191

66. By Player  191

67. By Ballpark  199

68. By Opposing Franchise  201

69. By Opposing Pitcher  201

70. By Category  216

B. By Ballpark and Opponent  217

71. For All Franchises, All-Time and Since 1903  217

72. Versus Other Franchises  218

73. By Ballpark  224

C. Miscellaneous  235

74. Record in Games with Home Runs  235

75. By Presidential Administration  235

76. Under Each Manager  236

77. By State of Birth  236

78. By Year of Birth  237

79. Line Scores of Walk-Off Games  238

80. Walk-Off Games  249

81. Through Game Number  250

82. Against One Pitcher  251

83. Most and Least by Infields, Outfields and Individual Positions  252

84. When the Yankees Passed Other Franchises  252

85. Best Days of the Year for Home Runs  254

Part IV. Home Runs Year by Year

A. Annual Totals  255

85. Year-by-Year Totals 1  255

86. Year-by-Year Totals 2  257

87. Year-by-Year Totals 3  259

B. Annual Leaders and Miscellaneous  262

88. Team Leaders by Season  262

89. Most Times Leading Team  270

90. First and Last to Homer by Season  271

C. Charts  274

91. Home Runs by Year  274

92. Percentage of Runs on Home Runs  275

93. Home Run Differential  275

94. Home-Away Home Run Differential by Handedness  276

95. Home Run Percentage Versus MLB Average  276

Appendices:

A1. Inside-the-Park  277

A1a. Most Inside-the-Park, Player  283

A2. Bounce Home Runs  283

A3. Non-Home Runs  284

A4. Most Allowed  284

A5. Most Allowed, Postseason  285

A6. Most by Opposing Players  285

A7. Most by Opposing Players, Postseason  285

A8. Total Allowed by Other Franchises  286

Bibliography  287

Index  289

Book Reviews & Awards

“a well-researched and highly informative quick reference source…recommended”—ARBA.