Yankees facts and figures

Yankees facts and figures

Hitting stats
The Yankees yet again featured one of the Major Leagues' most potent offenses. New York finished second overall in batting average (.276), runs scored (885), home runs (229), runs batted in (846), hits (1,541), and on-base percentage (.355). They finished third in walks (The Yankees were fourth in total bases (2,517) despite finishing 29th in the Majors in both doubles (257) and triples (16). They also found time to run, stealing 84 bases, the Majors' 12th-highest total.
MLB hitting stats

Alex Rodriguez returned to form in 2005, leading the Yankees in batting average (.321), runs scored (124), home runs (48), and RBIs (130), while placing second in hits (194) and walks (91). He was one of three Yankees to finish the season with more than 100 RBIs; the other two were Gary Sheffield (123) and Hideki Matsui (116). Four Yankees finished the season hitting .293 or better, including rookie second baseman Robinson Cano.
Yankees hitting stats

Pitching stats:

The Yankees pitching staff was decimated by injury, and Randy Johnson wasn't pitching at his usual level for much of the year. Aaron Small and Shawn Chacon made huge contributions down the stretch, but 2005 was a middling year for the Yankees' staff. Their 4.52 ERA tied for eighth-best in the American League, and their 985 strikeouts was the sixth-best total. The 164 home runs they allowed were the league's fifth-fewest. The Yankees did tie for third in the Majors with 14 shutouts during the season.
MLB pitching stats

By season's end, Johnson finished with fine numbers: his 17 wins, 225 2/3 innings, 211 strikeouts, four complete games and 3.79 ERA led all the regular Yankee starters. Mike Mussina posted the second-highest win, strikeout and innings totals. Aaron Small finished 10-0 while bouncing between the rotation and the bullpen, while Chacon went 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA in 12 starts.

Mariano Rivera had perhaps his finest season, going 7-4 with 43 saves in 47 opportunities. He pitched 78 1/3 innings in 71 games, allowing just 50 hits and 12 earned runs. He struck out 80 batters and walked just 18. Tom Gordon led the team with 80 2/3 innings pitched out of the 'pen, going 5-4 with a 2.57 ERA in 79 games.
Yankees pitching stats

Fielding stats:

New York ranked seventh in the American League with a .984 fielding percentage.
MLB fielding stats

The Yankees' 151 double plays earned them a ninth-place finish in the AL. Their 95 errors tied them for fifth-fewest committed in the league. Rodriguez posted the best fielding percentage (.971) of any third baseman in the Majors. The next-closest player was Detroit's Brandon Inge at .957.
Yankees fielding stats

Career postseason
Mark Bellhorn (14 G, .191, 3 HR, 8 RBIs)
Bubba Crosby (3 G, .000, 0 HR, 0 RBIs)
Alan Embree (30 G, 21 1/3 IP, 1-0, 1.69 ERA)
John Flaherty (3 G, .000, 0 HR, 0 RBIs)
Jason Giambi (31 G, .279, 6 HR, 14 RBIs)
Tom Gordon (16 G, 17 1/3 IP, 0-1, 7.79 ERA)
Derek Jeter (110 G, .306, 14 HR, 42 RBIs)
Randy Johnson (16 G, 108 IP, 7-8, 3.08 ERA)
Al Leiter (17 G, 78 IP, 1-3, 4.50 ERA)
Tino Martinez (95 G, .239, 9 HR, 38 RBIs)
Hideki Matsui (28 G, .339, 5 HR, 24 RBIs)
Ramiro Mendoza (20 G, 28 2/3 IP, 2-2, 2.15 ERA)
Mike Mussina (19 G, 119 2/3 IP, 6-6, 3.16 ERA)
Jorge Posada (83 G, .229, 7 HR, 27 RBIs)
Mariano Rivera (70 G, 108 2/3 IP, 8-1, 0.75 ERA)
Alex Rodriguez (26 G, .330, 6 HR, 26 RBIs)
Felix Rodriguez (19 G, 21 2/3 IP, 0-3, 3.32 ERA)
Gary Sheffield (36 G, .258, 6 HR, 16 RBIs)
Ruben Sierra (28 G, .261, 5 HR, 20 RBIs)
Tanyon Sturtze (6 G, 6 IP, 0-0, 4.50 ERA)
Bernie Williams (115 G, .280, 22 HR, 79 RBIs)
Tony Womack (38 G, .212, 0 HR, 6 RBIs)
Jaret Wright (15 G, 53 1/3 IP, 3-5, 6.75 ERA)

Compiled by Mark Feinsand