Possible Yankee Milestones to See Broken in 2010

I’ve just been looking around at Yankee player stats to see which milestones could potentially be broken this season. This is what I came up with:

  • Alex Rodriguez needs 17 home runs to reach 600 career HR, joining only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Alex Rodriguez needs 117 runs scored to break 1,800 career; while passing Jimmie Foxx, Honus Wagner, Ted Williams, and Carl Yasztremski and moving him into 17th place on the all-time list. (117 may seem like a lot of runs scored for Alex, but he has broken that number 8 times in his career).
  • Javier Vazquez needs 8 wins to reach 150 career
  • CC Sabathia needs 14 wins to reach 150 career
  • AJ Burnett needs 27 strikeouts to reach 1,500 career
  • Jorge Posada needs 7 home runs to reach 250 career, and 46 runs batted in to reach 1,000 career
  • Mark Teixiera needs 8 home runs to reach 250 career
  • Robinson Cano needs 13 home runs to reach 100 career
  • Mariano Rivera stands at 526 career saves, 65 behind active and all-time leader Trevor Hoffman (591). We’ll see how far Mo can go with the save count as his career begins to draw near.

Thoughts: Although none of these are substantial, besides Alex hitting 600 home runs, I think they’re good to be aware of. It’s interesting to watch players who are still on the younger side, like Sabathia and Teixeira, reach good milestones fairly on in their careers. I think every one of these can easily be passed, even Alex scoring 117 runs; because if he puts up the numbers everyone is expecting this season, it shouldn’t be a problem.

If I’m missing anything to look for, feel free to bring it up.

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6 Responses to Possible Yankee Milestones to See Broken in 2010

  1. Mike S. says:

    Adding some:

    Posada. 243 HR. 8th on the all-time Yankees list. #251 will pass Nettles on that list. 36 more RBI for 1000 in his career. 12 hits for 1500.

    Jeter. 2747 hits. He will just add to his Yankee team record for hits. He won’t get #3000 in 2010, but should pass 2900. His 224 HR have him 10th on the Yankees list, but #9 and #8 are still active (A-Rod and Posada. Alex is five HR behind Posada on the Yankees list, and I’d expect Alex to jump over Posada on that Yankees’ HR list).

    A-Rod. #600 as you mention above. With 169 hits, A-Rod could reach 2700 this year. Three more steals for #300.

    Cano. Needs 13 HR for 100. 125 hits for 1000. His next double is #200.

    Nick Johnson needs 11 HR for 100.

    Andy Pettitte has 229 wins. 192 as a Yankee. He won’t catch Ford or Ruffing for wins by a Yankee, but if he can win 14 games like he did last year, he will pass Sam Jones, Luis Tiant, Will White (he is tied with all three now), Charlie Buffinton, Tommy Bond, Whitey Ford, Waite Hoyt, Clark Griffith, David Wells, Mordecai Brown, Frank Tanana, Herb Pennock and be tied (at 243) with Juan Marichal.

  2. Dan Reiner says:

    Thanks for those additions, Mike. I was really just trying to look for real big numbers, like I didn't want to say Jeter could reach 2,900 hits because it might seem a little pushy to everyone wanting him to get to 3,000 as fast as possible; stuff like that.

  3. Stephen Crociata says:

    I posted essentially this same article on 1/8/2010 lol… http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com/?p=1724

  4. Stephen Crociata says:

    I posted almost the same article on 1/8/2010 lol

  5. Dan Reiner says:

    seriously? my bad Steve lol