New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have had one of the proudest traditions of any franchise in baseball history. They have won the most pennants and World Series with great players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra, just to mention a few.
This book traces the success of the Yankees by posting every season and career record in chronological order from 1901 to the present in batting, pitching, and fielding. Typical record books eliminate old records when new ones are established, but this book adds them to existing chronology lists. In this way, no players or their records are ever forgotten and the history of club records is forever preserved.
This is the most complete record book ever written about the New York Yankees. Bobby Brown, past President of the American League said, “This book is a baseball treasure.”
Four never-before-seen features are offered here. They include Chronology Lists, which begin in 1901 and show the first set of records, how long each lasted before broken, and every subsequent Record Breaker; and a Record Holders List shown at the end of each chapter, revealing the team’s top five record producers. Also featured are individual Record Profiles, which contain all of a player’s records in chronological order, shows how long each record stood before broken, all record breakers, and all records which remain unbroken. Also presented are Composite Record Holders Lists: a compilation of every season and career record of every player in Yankee history in batting, pitching, and fielding. Two lists are presented, one for players and one for pitchers. The lists begin with the player and pitcher with the most records and end with the players with the fewest, and are complete and easy to understand.
The best way to understand the value of the chronology lists is through the below sample of the history of the season home run record.
This is the complete history of the season home run record. Jimmy Williams was the first home run champion in 1901; he broke his own record in 1902. Wally Pipp was the next record breaker in 1916 with 12 home runs and his record stood until 1920, when Babe Ruth excited the baseball world by blasting 54 balls into the far seats.
Ruth would then break his own record in 1921 with 59 homers and thrilled the world with his 60 home runs in 1927.
His mighty record would last for 34 years before ultimately broken by Roger Maris in 1961.
Every category of records in batting, pitching, and fielding uses this chronology concept so that every record of every player is recorded. Nothing could be more complete. This is record keeping in the most perfect format.