Sports by the Numbers NYY Stat of the Week
100 Yankee Stadium was the site of (100) World Series games. In addition, the stadium also was the host for 31 ALCS games, 27 ALDS games, and three games during the 1981 A.L. East playoffs - a total of 161 postseason games. The finale on Sunday was game number 6,581 during the regular season at Yankee Stadium. Only Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, Sportsman's Park, and Tiger Stadium hosted more regular season games than Yankee Stadium.
3 The number of home runs (3) for catcher Jose Molina after Sunday's victory vs. Baltimore. His third home run of the season will forever be a part of history - it was the final blast at Yankee Stadium.
21 The number of former players (21) that took part in pregame ceremonies at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night. That total included six current Hall of Famers, and Babe Ruth's daughter threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Family members of late players such as Phil Rizzuto, Thurman Munson, Elston Howard, and Roger Maris all took the field as well.
96 Derek Jeter got (96) hits at home this season. He came up four short of the century mark, which would have given Jeter five consecutive seasons with at least 100 hits at Yankee Stadium. Jeter was already the only player to record four straight seasons with at least 100 hits - and his seven total seasons with 100 hits at Yankee Stadium are also a record. Jeter got 1,274 career hits at Yankee Stadium for yet another record.
109 Jason Giambi now has (109) hits on the season after going 1 for 3 vs. the Orioles on Sunday night. That lone hit was an RBI single in the seventh inning - and it puts Giambi in the record book for the final hit and RBI in Yankee Stadium history.
230 The number of career saves (230) for Mariano Rivera at Yankee Stadium - easily the most in history. Rivera was fittingly on the mound for the final out of the game.
528 The earned run average (5.28) for Andy Pettitte at Yankee Stadium this season. He made 17 starts and was only 6-8 on his home turf, but after picking up the 7-3 victory vs. the Orioles, Pettitte earned his 95th career win at Yankee Stadium - and the last in the history of the legendary ballpark.
593 The winning percentage (.593) for New York at home in the final season at Yankee Stadium. NY posted a 48-33 record and outscored their opponents 412-361.