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Five Fun Facts About Jacoby Ellsbury

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on June 9, 2014

Playing centerfield in the major leagues will get you a lot of attention. When you play like Jacoby Ellsbury that won’t phase you though. Ellsbury has all the skills to help any team be that much better with him on the field. Here are five fun facts about this great player.

College Record

On August, 6, 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single off of Hector Noesi to help the Red Sox beat the Yankees. This was the 546th career hit of his career and moved him past Steve Lyons and into first place for most hits in Major League Baseball history by a player out of Oregon State University.

What? He Wasn’t The Rookie Of The Year?

Jacoby Ellsbury finished in third place in the voting for AL Rookie of the Year in 2008. Finishing ahead of him were the winner, Evan Longoria of Tampa Bay, as well as Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury In The Minor Leagues

Before making it to the big leagues, Jacoby Ellsbury spent time with four different minor league teams: The Lowell Spinners, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Portland Sea Dogs, and Pawtucket Red Sox.

The Last And The First

The last hit Jacoby Ellsbury had as a member of the Red Sox was a run scoring single off of Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles. The first hit he had as a member of the Yankees was a double off of Dustin McGowan of the Toronto Blue Jays.

How Many Against The Yankees?

Prior to joining the New York Yankees in 2014, Jacoby Ellsbury had hit 65 career home runs. He’d hit nine of those against the Yankees while playing for Boston.

Five Fun Facts About Derek Jeter Of The New York Yankees

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on

It is hard to think of the Yankees too much without also thinking about Derek Jeter. He is the perfect person to personify this legendary team. He has played the game the “right way” throughout his career too. Here are five fun facts about this great Yankees shortstop.

Five Before Him

Derek Jeter was picked by the Yankees with the sixth overall selection in the 1992 MLB Amateur Draft. The five players picked ahead of him were Phil Nevin, Paul Shuey, B.J. Wallace, Jeffrey Hammonds, and Chad Mottola.

His First Game Ever

Derek Jeter went 0 for 5 in his first Major League Baseball game, a Yankees loss to the Mariners in 1995.

That Took Awhile

On June 18, 2005, Derek Jeter hit the very first grand slam home run of his career. It came in an 8-1 victory off the Cubs and was hit in the sixth inning off of Joe Borowski. The three players on base at the time were Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, and Robinson Cano.

Going Down… 25 Times

The first opposing pitcher to strike out Derek Jeter 25 times or more during his career was Pedro Martinez.

Just Missed It!

In 2006, Derek Jeter batted .343 with 14 home runs, 97 RBI, and 34 stolen bases. He finished in second place in the voting for American League MVP, just losing out on the award to Justin Morneau of the Twins.

Mariano Rivera Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on March 5, 2014

Yankees - Mariano Rivera Fun Facts

Don Mattingly Animated GIFs

Filed under: Animated Gifs — by Mark on December 13, 2013

Mattingly’s Yankee Pinstripes

Taking him deep!

Giving it his all!

Snack time!

Still gettin’ all fired up!

Five Fun Facts About Mariano Rivera – New York Yankees

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 6, 2013

Mariano Rivera has gone down as one of the best closers in the history of Major League Baseball. He is quite possibly the best to ever

Sit Down!

The player who Mariano Rivera struck out more than any other during his career was Manny Ramirez. He sent Ramirez down on strikes 15 times. Tied for second place by being struck out 10 times by Rivera were Jay Buhner, Torii Hunter, and B.J. Upton.

Four Biggies!

Mariano Rivera gave up four grand slam home runs during his career. They were hit by Geronimo Berroa, Bobby Bonilla, Bill Selby, and Jason Kubel.

The First Of Them All!

The first player to ever hit a home run off of Mariano Rivera was Jim Edmonds of the Angels on May 23, 1995.

Baltimore Again?

Mariano Rivera accumulated more saves against the Baltimore Orioles, a total of 79, than he did against any other team in the league.

The Last Of 1,173

Mariano Rivera accumulated 1,173 strikeouts during his Major League Baseball career. The last player he would ever strikeout was Ehire Adrianza in a September 22, 2013 Yankees loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Five Fun Facts About The New York Yankees’ Mickey Mantle

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on July 15, 2013

Few baseball players command the attention that Mickey Mantle once did. He was as big a star as baseball has ever produced and he belonged 100% to the New York Yankees and their fans. Here is a look at five fun facts about Mickey Mantle.

What’s In A Number

The New York Yankees retired jersey number 7 in honor of Mickey Mantle on June 8, 1969. This was the fourth number ever retired by the Yankees, following Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Joe DiMaggio. At the beginning of his career with the Yankees, before he was called up to the team permanently, he first wore jersey number 6. Joe Torre later wore this number as manager of the Yankees.

The Mick In The Minors?

Like most stars, Mickey Mantle too spent time in the minor leagues. He played on three teams during his minor league career. He hit seven home runs in 89 games with the Independence Yankees of the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League in 1949, 26 home runs in 137 games for the Joplin Miners of the Western Association in 1950, and 11 home runs in 40 games for the Kansas City Blues of the American Association in 1951.

No Early Riser

Though known for his home runs, Mickey Mantle would strike out a lot during his career as well. The pitcher who struck him out for than any other was Early Wynn who played for the Indians and White Sox when Mantle faced him. Wynn struck out Mantle 48 times during his career.

Friendliest Place Away From Home

Mickey Mantle hit 266 of his 536 career home runs playing at home in Yankee Stadium. The visiting stadium he hit the most home runs in was Tiger Stadium where he hit 42. In second place on that list would be Fenway Park with 38 home runs hit by The Mick.

The Last Of Them All

Mickey Mantle’s final home run, the 536th of his career, was a solo shot hit on September 20, 1968 off of Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox.

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