New York Yankees award winners and league leaders

This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the New York Yankees professional baseball team.

Baseball Hall of Famers

Elected mainly for Yankee service

Elected for service with other teams, as well as the Yankees

(Affiliation according to National Baseball Hall of Fame; Reggie Jackson is affiliated with the Athletics, but wears a New York Yankees cap [1][2][3])

Major League Baseball awards

Most Valuable Player

Cy Young

Rookie of the Year

Manager of the Year

See footnote[1]

Gold Glove Award

dagger Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Player Position Times Won Years
Ron Guidry P 5 1982–86
Bobby Shantz P 4 1957–60
Mike Mussinadagger P 3 2001, 2003, 2008
Thurman Munson C 3 1973–75
Elston Howard C 2 1963–64
Don Mattingly 1B 9 1985–89
Joe Pepitone 1B 3 1965–66, 1969
Mark Teixeira 1B 3 2009–10, 2012
Chris Chambliss 1B 1 1978
Bobby Richardson 2B 5 1961–65
Robinson Cano 2B 2 2010, 2012
Wade Boggsdagger 3B 2 1994–95
Graig Nettles 3B 2 1977–78
Scott Brosius 3B 1 1999
Derek Jeter SS 5 2004–06
Bernie Williams OF 4 1997–2000
Dave Winfielddagger OF 4 1982–85
Brett Gardner OF 1 2016
Mickey Mantledagger OF 1 1962
Roger Maris OF 1 1960
Bobby Murcer OF 1 1972
Norm Siebern OF 1 1958
Tom Tresh OF 1 1965

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award

Note: In its first two years, the award was given to a player on each MLB team; one awardee was then named the Overall Defensive Player of the Year for the American League and another for the National League. Starting in 2014, the award is now given to one player at each position for all of Major League Baseball; one of the nine awardees is then named the Overall Defensive Player of the Year for all of Major League Baseball.
Team (all positions)
Left fielder (in MLB)

Silver Slugger Award

Player Position Times Won Years
Don Baylor DH 2 1983, 1985
Reggie Jacksondagger DH 1 1980
Jorge Posada C 5 2000–03, 2007
Mike Stanley C 1 1993
Gary Sánchez C 1 2017
Don Mattingly 1B 3 1985–87
Jason Giambi 1B 1 2002
Tino Martinez 1B 1 1997
Mark Teixeira 1B 1 2009
Robinson Canó 2B 5 2006, 2010–13[2]
Willie Randolph 2B 1 1980
Alfonso Soriano 2B 1 2002
Alex Rodriguez 3B 3 2005, 2007–2008
Wade Boggsdagger 3B 2 1993–94
Derek Jeter SS 5 2006–2009, 2012
Dave Winfielddagger OF 4 1981–82
Gary Sheffield OF 2 2004–05
Rickey Hendersondagger OF 1 1985
Bernie Williams OF 1 2002
Curtis Granderson OF 1 2011
Aaron Judge OF 1 2017

Comeback Player of the Year Award

Hank Aaron Award (top hitter)

MLB All-Century Team (1999)

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)

  • Babe Ruth — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

MLB All-Time Team (1997; Baseball Writers' Association of America)

Sporting News All-Decade Team

See: Sporting News#Major-league baseball awards
  • Alex Rodriguez, 3B (2009) (also played with Seattle and Texas (2000-2003))
  • Derek Jeter, SS (2009)
  • Randy Johnson, SP (2009) (Played with the Yankees from 2005–2006. Also played with Arizona (1999–2004; 2007–2008) and San Francisco (2009))
  • Mariano Rivera, CP (2009)
  • Joe Torre, Manager (2009) (Managed the Yankees from 1996–2007. Also managed the Los Angeles Dodgers (2008-2009))

Sports Illustrated MLB All-Decade Team

  • Alex Rodriguez, 3B (2009) (also played with Seattle and Texas (2000-2003))
  • Derek Jeter, SS (2009)
  • Randy Johnson, SP (2009) (Played with the Yankees from 2005–2006. Also played with Arizona (1999–2004; 2007–2008) and San Francisco (2009))
  • Mariano Rivera, CP (2009)
  • Joe Torre, Manager (2009) (Managed the Yankees from 1996–2007. Also managed the Los Angeles Dodgers (2008-2009))

USA Today Cy Young

Baseball America All-Rookie Team

See: Baseball America#Baseball America All-Rookie Team

Topps All-Star Rookie teams

Babe Ruth Award (postseason MVP)

Note: Before 2007, the award was exclusively for performances in the World Series.

MLB Insiders Club Magazine All-Postseason Team

Lou Gehrig Memorial Award

  • Gil McDougald (1958)
  • Bobby Richardson (1963)
  • Tommy John (1981)
  • Don Mattingly (1993)
  • Derek Jeter (2010)

MLB All-Time Manager

See: Major League Baseball All-Time Team (1997; BBWAA)

Sporting News Manager of the Decade

See: Sporting News § Major League Baseball

Sports Illustrated MLB Manager of the Decade

  • Joe Torre (2009) (also managed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2008-09)

The Sporting News Manager of the Year

Note: Established in 1936, this award was given annually to one manager in Major League Baseball. In 1986 it was expanded to honor one manager from each league.
See footnote[1]

Associated Press Manager of the Year Award

See: Associated Press#AP sports awards
Note: Discontinued in 2001. From 1959 to 1983, the award was given annually to one manager in each league. From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of Major League Baseball.
See footnote[1]

Ford C. Frick Award recipients (broadcasters)

See "Ford C. Frick Award recipients" at New York Yankees § Hall of Famers

Team awards

Team championships and recognitions

Other achievements

Retired numbers

See New York Yankees#Retired numbers

James P. Dawson Award

The James P. Dawson Award is given at the end of spring training to the best rookie.[8][9]

Year Winner Position
1956 Norm Siebern OF
1957 Tony Kubek SS
1958 Johnny Blanchard C
1959 Gordie Windhorn OF
1960 Johnny James P
1961 Rollie Sheldon P
1962 Tom Tresh SS
1963 Pedro Gonzalez 2B
1964 Pete Mikkelsen P
1965 Arturo López OF
1966 Roy White OF
1967 Bill Robinson OF
1968 Mike Ferraro 3B
1969 Jerry Kenney OF
Bill Burbach P
1970 John Ellis 1B / C
1971 None Selected
1972 Rusty Torres OF
1973 Otto Velez OF
1974 Tom Buskey P
1975 Tippy Martinez P
1976 Willie Randolph 2B
1977 George Zeber IF
1978 Jim Beattie P
1979 Paul Mirabella P
1980 Mike Griffin P
1981 Gene Nelson P
1982 Andre Robertson SS
1983 Don Mattingly 1B/OF
1984 José Rijo P
1985 Scott Bradley C
1986 Bob Tewksbury P
1987 Kevin Hughes OF
1988 Al Leiter P
1989 None Selected
1990 Alan Mills P
1991 Hensley Meulens OF
1992 Gerald Williams OF
1993 Mike Humphreys OF
1994 Sterling Hitchcock P
1995 None Selected
1996 Mark Hutton P
1997 Jorge Posada C
1998 Homer Bush IF
1999 None Selected
2001 Alfonso Soriano 2B
2002 Nick Johnson 1B
2003 Hideki Matsui OF
2004 Bubba Crosby OF
2005 Andy Phillips IF
2006 Eric Duncan IF
2007 Kei Igawa P
2008 Shelley Duncan IF / OF
2009 Brett Gardner OF
2010 Jon Weber OF
2011 Manny Banuelos P
2012 David Phelps P
2013 Vidal Nuño P
2014 Masahiro Tanaka P
2015 Slade Heathcott OF
2016 Johnny Barbato P
2017 Gleyber Torres IF
2018 Miguel Andujar 3B

New York BBWAA chapter awards

See: New York BBWAA chapter awards

Joan Payson Award

Note: The award is for excellence in community service.

Casey Stengel "You Can Look It Up" Award

Note: The award is to honor career achievement for those who went home empty-handed at previous dinners.

Joe DiMaggio "Toast of the Town" Award

The awards is for a player who has become a New York favorite.

William J. Slocum–Jack Lang Award

Note: The award is for long and meritorious service.

Ben Epstein–Dan Castellano "Good Guy" Award

Note: The award is for candor and accessibility to writers.

Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award

Note: The award is given to a group of players forever linked in baseball history.

World Baseball Classic MVP

Associated Press Athlete of the Year

Hickok Belt

Note: The Hickok Belt trophy was originally awarded to the top professional athlete of the year in the U.S., from 1950 to 1976. It was then revived and has been awarded since 2012.

Sporting News Sportsman of the Year

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year

Sporting News Pro Athlete of the Year

See: Sporting News#Pro Athlete of the Year

Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Top 20 Male Athletes of the Decade
  • 2009 – Mariano Rivera (#11)
  • 2009 – Derek Jeter (#18)
  • 2009 – Alex Rodriguez (#20)

Sports Illustrated Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade (2009)

See: List of 2009 all-decade Sports Illustrated awards and honors#Top 10 Coaches/Managers of the Decade
  • No. 3 – Joe Torre, Yankees–Dodgers (the list's only other MLB manager was Boston's Terry Francona, No. 4)

Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award

  • Joe Torre (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001)

Minor-league system

Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award

MiLB George M. Trautman Award / Topps Player of the Year

Kevin Lawn Awards

The Kevin Lawn Awards are given annually to the best minor league baseball player and pitcher in the Yankees' organization.[11]

Player of the Year
Year Player Position Team(s)
1980 Steve Balboni 1B Nashville Sounds
1981 Don Mattingly 1B Columbus Clippers
1982 Matt Winters OF Greensboro Bats/Nashville Sounds
1983 Brian Dayett OF Columbus Clippers
1984 Scott Bradley C/OF Columbus Clippers
1985 Dan Pasqua OF Columbus Clippers
1986 Chris Alvarez 3B Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1987 Darren Reed OF Columbus Clippers
1988 Kevin Maas 1B Prince William Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1989 Hal Morris 1B Columbus Clippers
1990 Hensley Meulens OF Columbus Clippers
1991 Kiki Hernandez C Greensboro Bats/Prince William Cannons
Dave Silvestri SS Albany-Colonie Yankees
1992 J. T. Snow 1B Columbus Clippers
1993 Billy Masse OF Columbus Clippers
1994 Derek Jeter SS Tampa Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees/Columbus Clippers
1995 Derek Jeter SS Columbus Clippers
1996 Ricky Ledee OF Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
1997 Mike Lowell 3B Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
1998 Nick Johnson 1B Tampa Yankees
1999 Nick Johnson 1B Norwich Navigators
D'Angelo Jiménez 2B Columbus Clippers
2000 Scott Seabol 3B Norwich Navigators
2001 Juan Rivera OF Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
Marcus Thames OF Norwich Navigators
2002 Andy Phillips 2B Columbus Clippers/Norwich Navigators
2003 Dioner Navarro C Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2004 Andy Phillips 1B Columbus Clippers/Trenton Thunder
2005 Kevin Thompson OF Columbus Clippers/Trenton Thunder
2006 Cody Ehlers 1B Tampa Yankees
2007 Austin Jackson OF Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2008 Brett Gardner OF Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2009 Austin Romine C Tampa Yankees
2010 Eduardo Núñez SS Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2011 Austin Romine C Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2012 Tyler Austin OF Gulf Coast Yankees/Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2013 Greg Bird 1B Charleston RiverDogs
2014 Rob Refsnyder 2B Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
2015 Gary Sánchez C Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
2016 Aaron Judge OF Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
2017 Miguel Andújar 3B Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
2018 Brandon Wagner INF Tampa Tarpons/Trenton Thunder
Pitcher of the Year
Year Pitcher Handedness Team(s)
1980 Gene Nelson RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1981 Pete Filson LHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees/Nashville Sounds
1982 Bob Tewksbury RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1983 José Rijo RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees/Nashville Sounds
1984 Jim Deshaies LHP Columbus Clippers
1985 Brad Arnsberg RHP Albany-Colonie Yankees
1986 Logan Easley RHP Albany-Colonie Yankees
1987 Dana Ridenour RHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees
1988 Todd Malone RHP Gulf Coast Yankees
1989 Steve Adkins LHP Fort Lauderdale Yankees/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1990 Dave Eiland RHP Columbus Clippers
1991 Ed Martel RHP Albany-Colonie Yankees/Columbus Clippers
Sam Militello RHP Prince William Cannons/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1992 Sam Militello RHP Columbus Clippers
1993 Ryan Karp LHP Albany-Colonie Yankees/Prince William Yankees/Greensboro Bats
1994 Andy Pettitte LHP Columbus Clippers/Albany-Colonie Yankees
1995 Matt Drews RHP Tampa Yankees
1996 Jay Tessmer RHP Tampa Yankees
1997 Eric Milton LHP Norwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
1998 Ryan Bradley RHP Tampa Yankees/Norwich Navigators/Columbus Clippers
1999 Ed Yarnall RHP Columbus Clippers
2000 Randy Keisler RHP Columbus Clippers
2001 Brandon Claussen LHP Norwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
2002 Jorge DePaula RHP Norwich Navigators
Danny Borrell LHP Norwich Navigators/Tampa Yankees
2003 Jorge DePaula RHP Columbus Clippers
2004 Chien-Ming Wang RHP Trenton Thunder/Columbus Clippers
2005 Matt DeSalvo RHP Trenton Thunder
2006 Phil Hughes RHP Trenton Thunder
2007 Ian Kennedy RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2008 Phil Coke LHP Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2009 Zach McAllister RHP Trenton Thunder
2010 David Phelps RHP Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2011 D. J. Mitchell RHP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
2012 Mark Montgomery RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2013 Shane Greene RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2014 Luis Severino RHP Charleston RiverDogs/Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2015 Luis Severino RHP Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
2016 Chance Adams RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder
2017 Domingo Acevedo RHP Tampa Yankees/Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
2018 Michael King RHP Tampa Tarpons/Trenton Thunder/Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

See also


  1. ^ a b c In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In or about 2000, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began its Charles Isham "C. I." Taylor Legacy Award for "Managers of the Year". In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ Marchand, Andrew (November 2, 2011). "Cano & Grandy win Silver Sluggers". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  3. ^ Eddy, Matt (October 21, 2011). "Infield, Pitching Staff Highlight 2011 Rookie Team". Baseball America. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
  4. ^ For the other members of the 2011 team, see Baseball awards. MLB Insiders Club Magazine selected its first All-Postseason Team in 2008. Boye, Paul. All-Postseason Team. MLB Insiders Club Magazine (ISSN 1941-5060), Vol. 5, Issue 1 (December 2011), pp. 30-31. North American Media Group, Inc.
  5. ^ a b The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  6. ^ Organization of the Year Award. Baseball-Almanac. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  7. ^ a b "The 10 greatest sports teams". ESPN. December 31, 1999. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  8. ^ "Manny Banuelos wins 2011 James P. Dawson Award" (Press release). Major League Baseball. 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
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  10. ^ The Trautman Award is presented to the Topps Player of the Year in each of 16 domestic minor leagues. "Topps, MiLB name Players of the Year: Trautman Award winners announced for each league". Minor League Baseball ( November 5, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-09. See also Baseball awards#U.S. minor leagues.
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Eduardo Núñez

Eduardo Michelle Núñez Méndez (born June 15, 1987) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder who is a free agent. He has played in MLB for the New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox. Although shortstop is his primary position, Núñez serves as a utility infielder, and played in the outfield for the Yankees as well.

The Yankees signed Núñez as an international free agent in 2004. He played minor league baseball in their organization from 2005 through 2010, until he made his MLB debut with the Yankees on August 19, 2010. Due to struggles and inconsistency, Núñez was designated for assignment by the Yankees at the start of the 2014 season. He was traded to the Twins, and enjoyed a breakout season in 2016, when he was named to appear in the MLB All-Star Game. He was traded to the Giants in 2016, and to the Red Sox in 2017. In July 2019, Núñez was designated for assignment and then released by the Red Sox.

Herb Pennock

Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 – January 30, 1948) was an American professional baseball pitcher and front-office executive. He played in Major League Baseball from 1912 through 1933, and is best known for his time spent with the star-studded New York Yankee teams of the mid to late 1920s and early 1930s.

Connie Mack signed Pennock to his Philadelphia Athletics in 1912. After using Pennock sparingly, and questioning his competitive drive, Mack sold Pennock to the Boston Red Sox in 1915. After returning from military service in 1919, Pennock became a regular contributor for the Red Sox. The Yankees acquired Pennock from the Red Sox after the 1922 season, and he served as a key member of the pitching staff as the Yankees won four World Series championships during his tenure with the team. After retiring as a player, Pennock served as a coach and farm system director for the Red Sox, and as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Pennock was regarded as one of the greatest left-handed pitchers in baseball history. Mack later called his sale of Pennock to the Red Sox his greatest mistake. Pennock died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1948; later that year, he was posthumously inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Joe Torre

Joseph Paul Torre (; born July 18, 1940) is an Italian-American professional baseball executive, serving in the capacity of Major League Baseball's (MLB) chief baseball officer since 2011. A former player, manager and television color commentator, Torre ranks fifth all-time in MLB history with 2,326 wins as a manager. With 2,342 hits during his playing career, Torre is the only major leaguer to achieve both 2,000 hits and 2,000 wins as a manager. From 1996 to 2007, he was the manager of the New York Yankees and guided the team to four World Series championships.

Torre's lengthy and distinguished career in MLB began as a player in 1960 with the Milwaukee Braves, as a catcher, first baseman and third baseman. He also played for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets until becoming a manager in 1977, when he briefly served as the Mets' player-manager. His managerial career covered 29 seasons, including tenures with the same three clubs for which he played, and the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, until 2010. From 1984 to 1989, he served as a television color commentator for the California Angels and NBC. After retiring as a manager, he accepted a role assisting the Commissioner of Baseball as the executive vice president of baseball operations.

A nine-time All-Star, Torre won the 1971 National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award after leading the major leagues in batting average, hits, and runs batted in. After qualifying for the playoffs just once while managing the Mets, Braves, and Cardinals, Torre's greatest success came as manager of the Yankees. His clubs compiled a .605 regular season winning percentage and made the playoffs every year, winning four World Series titles, six American League (AL) pennants, and ten AL East division titles. In 1996 and 1998, he was the AL Manager of the Year. He also won two NL West division titles with the Dodgers for a total of 13 division titles. In 2014, Torre was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jorge Posada

Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. Posada produced strong offensive numbers for his position, recording a .273 batting average, 275 home runs, and 1,065 runs batted in (RBIs) during his career. A switch hitter, Posada was a five-time All-Star, won five Silver Slugger Awards, and was on the roster for four World Series championship teams.

Drafted by the Yankees in 1990, Posada was originally an infielder before moving to catcher during his minor league career. He debuted in the major leagues in 1995, but it was not until 1998 that he found regular playing time. A solid-hitting catcher, Posada established himself as a mainstay in the Yankees lineup and as one of the "Core Four" players who contributed to the Yankees' winning seasons. In 2003, he finished third in voting for the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award and became only the second Yankees catcher after Yogi Berra to hit 30 home runs in a season. Posada added one of his best seasons in 2007 at age 35 when he batted .338. Following a stint as designated hitter in 2011, he retired.

Posada is only the fifth MLB catcher with at least 1,500 hits, 350 doubles, 275 home runs, and 1,000 RBIs in a career. From 2000 to 2011, he compiled more RBIs and home runs than any other catcher in baseball. He is the only MLB catcher to ever bat .330 or better with 40 doubles, 20 home runs, and 90 RBIs in a single season. Away from baseball, Posada is the founder of the Jorge Posada Foundation, which is involved with research for craniosynostosis, a birth defect that impacts his son.

List of New York Yankees team records

The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York. They compete in the East Division of Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League (AL). The club began play in 1903 as the Highlanders, after owners Frank Farrell and William S. Devery had bought the defunct Baltimore Orioles and moved the team to New York City; in 1913, the team changed its nickname to the Yankees. From 1903 to 2018, the franchise has won more than 10,000 games and 27 World Series championships. The list below documents players and teams that hold particular club records.

Outfielder Babe Ruth holds the most franchise records, with 16, including career home runs, and career and single-season batting average and on-base percentage. Shortstop Derek Jeter has the second-most records among hitters, with eight. Jeter's marks include the records for career hits, singles, doubles, and stolen bases. Among pitchers, Whitey Ford has the most Yankees records with five, all of which are career totals. These include games won, games started, and innings pitched.

Several Yankees hold AL and MLB records. Ruth has MLB single-season records for extra-base hits and total bases, and holds four other AL single-season records. Outfielder Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak in the 1941 season, which remains an MLB record. Jack Chesbro holds three AL records that he set in 1904: games won, games started, and complete games.

Mark Teixeira

Mark Charles Teixeira ( tay-SHAIR-ə; born April 11, 1980) is an American former professional baseball first baseman who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the New York Yankees. He also played for the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Before his professional career, he played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year. One of the most prolific switch hitters in MLB history, Teixeira was an integral part of the Yankees' 27th World Series championship in 2009, leading the American League (AL) in home runs and runs batted in (RBI) while finishing second in the Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) balloting. Teixeira was a three-time All-Star, won five Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards, and also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 14. He was the fifth switch hitter in MLB history to reach 400 home runs.

Drafted fifth overall by the Texas Rangers in 2001, Teixeira made his MLB debut on Opening Day in 2003, and hit 26 home runs as a rookie. He hit career-highs of 43 home runs and 144 RBI in 2005. The centerpiece of consecutive mid-season trades in 2007 and 2008, the Rangers first sent him to the Braves for a prospect package centered around Elvis Andrus and Matt Harrison. He was later traded in July 2008 to the Los Angeles Angels, where he played for half a season and lost in the first round of the playoffs. In December 2008, he agreed to a lucrative eight-year contract with the Yankees, contributing his most productive season in pinstripes the following year. Injuries limited his effectiveness afterward, including a calf strain in 2012, early season-ending wrist surgery in 2013, various ailments in 2014, a shin fracture in 2015, and neck spasms and torn cartilage in 2016. Teixeira retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season and contract with the Yankees. In each season from 2004 to 2011, Teixeira hit at least 30 home runs with 100 RBI.

Monument Park (Yankee Stadium)

Monument Park is an open-air museum located in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, containing a collection of monuments, plaques, and retired numbers honoring distinguished members of the New York Yankees. When Red Ruffing's plaque was dedicated in 2004, his son called it "the second-greatest honor you can have in baseball, in my opinion" trailing only induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.The history of the original Monument Park can be traced to the old Yankee Stadium in 1932, when the team posthumously dedicated an on-field monument to manager Miller Huggins in center field. Additional team members were honored with monuments and plaques in the area over the years. During the stadium's renovation in the mid-1970s, the center field fence was moved in 44 feet, enclosing prior monuments, plaques, and a flag pole beyond the field of play. Over time, additional plaques were added to the area and "Monument Park" became formalized; in 1985, the park was opened for public access. When the Yankees moved to their new ballpark in 2009, a replica Monument Park was built beyond the center-field fences and the contents of the old one transported over.

Thirty-seven members of the Yankee organization have been honored in Monument Park, while 22 have had their uniform numbers retired. Plaques in Monument Park are a great honor for players so distinguished. The monuments mounted posthumously on five large red granite blocks are the highest honor of all. Only six Yankees have been so recognized: manager Miller Huggins, players Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio, and owner George Steinbrenner.

New York Yankees Museum

The New York Yankees Museum is a sports museum located at Yankee Stadium on the main level at Gate 6. It is sponsored and presented by Bank of America and is dedicated to baseball memorabilia for the New York Yankees. It is a key attraction at the stadium, which opened in 2009.

Robinson Canó

Robinson José Canó Mercedes (Spanish pronunciation: [ka'no]; born October 22, 1982) is a Dominican-American professional baseball second baseman for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees on May 3, 2005, played for them through the 2013 season, and was a member of their 2009 World Series winning team over the Philadelphia Phillies. He played for the Seattle Mariners from 2014 through 2018. He has represented the Dominican Republic in international play, including winning both the gold medal and Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) of the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournament.

From San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, the Yankees signed Canó as an amateur free agent on January 5, 2001. He is an eight-time MLB All-Star, five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and two-time Gold Glove Award winner. He was the 2017 All-Star Game MVP and the 2011 Home Run Derby winner. Along with WBC teammates Octavio Dotel and Santiago Casilla, Canó became one of the first four players to have won both a World Series and World Baseball Classic. On December 6, 2013, Canó signed a 10-year, $240 million USD deal with the Mariners.

In 2018, Canó was suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug agreement for his use of furosemide. After the 2018 season, he was traded to the Mets.

Monument Park
Key personnel
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Pennants (40)
Division titles (17)
Wild Card titles (7)

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