Results for tag: Home Runs
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 26, 2011 at 01:16:01 AM

The Yankees get a hit 27 percent of the time. During the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth inning, they had a hit 62.3 percent of the time.

By going 15-for-23 in those innings, the Yankees actually topped themselves by hitting grand slams. When Russell Martin hit the second grand slam, the Yankees were in the process of announcing the last time two had been hit in the same game.

That actually was a game I remember. It was September 14, 1999 in Toronto in the eighth and ninth when Bernie Williams and Paul O'Neill pulled it off in rallying the Yankees from five runs down for a 10-6 victory.

The other time that happened was June 29, 1987 at Toronto. Dave Winfield hit a grand slam off Tom Henke for the go-ahead runs in a 15-14 victory and Don Mattingly hit one off John Cerutti in the third.

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Jun 23, 2011 at 04:31:43 PM

Jon Lane wrote yesterday about how things in the last month have gone well for Jorge Posada at the plate. That had not included a home run until the seventh inning of yesterday's 4-2 win in Cincinnati.

When he connected, it marked the 29th different ballpark that Posada had hit a home run. Posada has 268 career home runs and that includes venues such as Olympic Stadium, Tokyo Dome,  Tiger Stadium, Kingdome, Shea Stadium and the Metrodome.

So of course possessing that knowledge leads one to find out the details of the first time Posada homered in all of those stadiums. By details, that means the date, the opposing pitcher, the situation and other variables.

1 - Kauffman Stadium - Posada is a .342 hitter in Kansas City with 10 home runs. The first home run he hit there on May 4, 1997

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 23, 2011 at 06:28:31 PM

When it comes to power hitting in the major leagues, it is Jose Bautista's world and opposing pitchers are living it in. It is that way even if he puts it "every time I hit the ball hard, it just happens to sail over the fence".

"As weird as it may sound, I don’t try to hit home runs when I go up to the plate," Bautista said. "I do try to hit the ball very hard and it just happens that when connect well on a 2-0 pitch – it’s going out."

It's not everytime.

But it's close such as once every 7.5 at-bats this year and once every 9.7 at-bats. That accounts for how frequently Bautista has hit home runs and since becoming the premier power hitter in the game at the start of last season, he has 72 over his last 705 at-bats.

While skeptics may find it hard to believe, some

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 22, 2011 at 11:30:43 AM

Today is May 22 and a year ago at this exact time, the Yankees had hit 50 home runs. Two years ago at the same time, they had 66. Three years ago at the same moment (the morning of May 22), the Yankees had connected 46 times.

Those are the home run figures through games of May 21 the previous three years of Joe Girardi's managerial reign and following yesterday's four home run display, the Yankees have hit 70 in 1482 at-bats, which means that every 21.1 at-bats a home run will leave someone's bat.

The home runs have helped the Yankees lead the AL with 226 runs scored and with a .447 slugging percentage, but they also have seen the Yankees rank low in other hitting categories. In doubles, the Yankees are 14th, in total hits, they are 11th and in batting average, they are ninth.

Much has