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Mickey Mantle Rookie Number

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What number did Mickey Mantle originally wear in his rookie season with the Yankees?

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In his first game with the Yankees in 1951, Mickey Mantle wore uniform number 6. He was demoted to the minors Kansas City Blues mid-season and when he was called back up he was given uniform number 7. The Yankees retired Mickey’s number 7 on Mickey Mantle day, June 8, 1969.

First Spring Training Home of the…

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What was the first Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, the New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals?

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  • Boston Red Sox – The Boston Red Sox first Spring Training home was Charlottesville, VA in 1901.
  • Chicago Cubs – The Chicago Cubs first Spring Training home was Champaign, IL in 1901.
  • New York Yankees – The New York Yankees first Spring Training home was Baltimore, MD in 1901.
  • St. Louis Cardinals – The St. Louis Cardinals first Spring Training home was St. Louis, MO in 1901.

Spring Training in Bermuda

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Which Major League team once held Spring Training in Bermuda?

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The New York Yankees trained in Hamilton, Bermuda in the spring of 1913. The year before (1912) they were in Atlanta. The year after (1914) they help spring training in Houston.

Yankees Best and Worst Season

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What were the best and worst seasons for the New York Yankees?

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  • Best Season: The Yankees best season when the season was 154 games long was in 1927 when they went 110 and 44 (.714). Their best season for a 162 game season was 1998 when they went 114 and 48 (.704). They won the World Series both seasons.
  • Worst Season: The Yankees worst season came in 1912 when they went 50 and 102 (.329). It was one of only two 100+ game losing seasons in Yankee history, the other coming in 1908 when they went 51 and 103 (.331).

Joe DiMaggio Rookie Number

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What number did Joe DiMaggio originally wear in his rookie season with the Yankees?

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Joe DiMaggio played his Rookie season for the New York Yankees in 1936 wearing uniform number 9. In 1937 he switched to number 5, the number he wore until his retirement in 1951. The Yankees retired his number in 1952. DiMaggio was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.

Played for the Most Pennant Winners and World Series Champions

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What Major League Baseball player played on the most pennant winning teams and world championship teams?

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The Major League Baseball player to play for the most pennant winners and world champions is the Yankees Yogi Berra.

Yogi played for 14 pennant winning teams (the Yankees) and on 10 world championship teams (the Yankees in 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1963). Yogi was also a 15 time all-star and won the American League MVP 3 times (1951, 1954, and 1955).

Number of World Series Games for Yogi

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In how many World Series Games did Yogi Berra play?

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In his 18 seasons with the New York Yankees, Yogi Berra played in a total of 75 World Series games in 14 World Series (1947, 1949. 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963). In those 75 games he had 71 hits and 12 home runs. The Yankees won 10 of the 14 series in which Yogi played.

Last AL Pitcher to Get a Hit Before DH Rule

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Who was the last American League pitcher to get a hit before the designated hitter rule went into effect?

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Larry Gowell of the New York Yankees hit a double on October 4, 1972 making him the last American League pitcher to get a hit before the designated hitter rule went into effect in 1973.

Pitcher When Derek Jeter Got His 3,000th Hit

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Who was the pitcher when Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit?

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Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit was a home run off of Tampa Bay pitcher David Price. He was the first Yankee to ever reach 3,000 hits and at the time of the accomplishment the 28th player overall. Jeter’s hit came in the third inning of a game on July 9, 2011. Jeter went on to hit 5 for 5 in that game.

MLB Duplicate Retired Numbers

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What are the only two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams to have the a retired number shared by more than one player?

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The Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) have retired jersey #10 in honor of both Rusty Staub and Andre Dawson. The New York Yankees have similarly retired jersey #8 to honor two Hall-of-Famers: Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey.