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On July 1, 1990, Andy Hawkins of the New York Yankees threw a no-hitter but lost the game 4-0.  Unreal.

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On May 11, 1936, Yankees’ second baseman Tony Lazzeri recorded 11 RBI in a single game – an American League record.  This feat remains intact today.

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Lou Gehrig was the first player in major league history to have his jersey number retired by his team.  The event occurred on July 4, 1939 and there were roughly 62,000 fans in attendance to celebrate with Gehrig.

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Mickey Mantle hit more home runs in the American League than any other slugger in the decades of the 1950s.  Mantle crushed 280 home runs.  Yogi Berra was next in line with 256.

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The last player to lose three games in a single World Series is George Frazier of the New York Yankees.  In the 1981 World Series, it was Frazier that lost three games to the eventual winners – the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

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Babe Ruth led all sluggers in home runs during the 1920’s.  In that decade, Ruth connected for 467 round-trippers, 265 more than any other player.

Unreal!!

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The American League leader in pitching wins between 1920 and 1929 was New York’s Herb Pennock.  Pennock had a record of 163-112 during that decade.  His teammate Waite Hoyt was second in wins in the decade with 161.

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Among those who have played in 20 games or more, Reggie Jackson is the career leaders in slugging percentage in World Series play.  Jackson slugged .755 in 27 World Series games.

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Only two players in major league baseball history have won 9 World Series championships; and they played for the same franchise.

Joe DiMaggio & Yogi Berra!!!

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Of all of the great Yankees hitters to dominate the sport, the player from the team with the most career triples is Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig.  Gehrig hit 163 triples during his major league career.  The Yankee in second place on the list is Earl Combs, with 154.