We all love records, top ten lists, and the chase for numeric accomplishments. With a storied history, the New York Yankees are no exception. Here are some random numbers associated with this current version of the Bombers fans may want to pay close attention to.
Mark Teixeira (1B); Key Number - 384
Quietly, Mark Teixeira has 384 RBI in his three-plus years as a member of the Yankees. He currently ranks 10th on the Yankees' all-time list for first basemen. Teixiera averages 116 RBI per 162 games as a Yankee. Comparatively, Don Mattingly averaged 100 RBI per 162 games while Tino Martinez averaged 122. While not a significant difference, it can be argued that Martinez was the superior run producer.
Robinson Cano (2B); Key Number - 1,351
In just his eighth season as a member of the Yankees, Robinson Cano has 1,351 career hits. He is only 436 hits behind Tony Lazzeri the Yankees' all-time leader in hits by a second basemen. Cano needs only seven more homers to become the team's all-time leader at the position.
Alex Rodriguez (3B) Key Number - 72
With 642 lifetime home runs, A-Rod is just 72 home runs shy of tying Babe Ruth (714) for third on baseball's all time list. Rodriguez trails Ruth by 362 for the most in team history.
Derek Jeter (SS) Key Number - 151
It's amazing how many regular season team records Derek Jeter owns - most games, at-bats, hits, stolen bases, etc. The list tends to go on and on especially when the playoff records are considered. Shortly, we will be able to add most runs scored in team history to the list. With just another 151 runs scored, Jeter will pass Babe Ruth for the most in team history.
Brett Gardner (LF) 14
With just 14 more stolen bases, Brett Gardner will rank in the top ten of the team's all-time list. 96 more will place him in the top five.
Curtis Granderson (CF) 119
Granderson's 119 RBI last season was an impressive number. Nonetheless, it doesn't crack the top 53 of the single best RBI campaigns in the history of the team. The record in team history for most RBI in a season was set by Lou Gehrig who drove in 184 in 1931 (just 155 games played).
Nick Swisher (RF) 150
During Swisher's first three seasons with the Yankees, he has played exactly 150 games each season.
Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones (OF/DH) 690/2,358
The two veterans who occupy a majority of the time as Yankees' DH have combined for 690 career home runs and 2,358 RBI. Ibanez is 11 RBI shy of 1,100 during his career. Jones needs 73 homers for 500 in his career.
Russel Martin (C) - 135
With 135 hits, Russel Martin is 31st on the Yankees' all-time hits list by a catcher. He needs another 25 to crack the top 25. With 256 he reaches the top ten. Yogi Berra is the Yankees' all-time leader for hits by a catcher with 2,148.
Sources: Yahoo! Sports
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