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Thursday, September 13, 2012
That’s unpossible! You can’t expect a team to win without shiny, magical double-zeros!
If that happens, it would be the first time the Yankees lacked a 100-RBI player in a full season since 1992, when Don Mattingly led the club with 86. The Yankees’ individual RBI totals have been hurt by injuries—Alex Rodriguez (pictured) and Mark Teixeira have missed time.
The last time the Yankees made the playoffs despite not having a 100-RBI man was 1978, when they won the World Series despite Reggie Jackson leading the team with 97 RBIs. Three Yankees reached 90 that year, including Graig Nettles and Chris Chambliss.
In recent years, though, the Yankees have had no shortage of guys with 100 RBIs. They have had at least two every year since 2002 and had three each of the last two seasons. They have had a player with at least 119 RBIs in seven of the last eight years.
But barring a Granderson hot streak, that run is about to end.
Posted: September 13, 2012 at 04:52 AM | 14 comment(s)
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