Posada passes Mantle on playoff RBI list

Posada passes Mantle on playoff RBI list

NEW YORK -- Another postseason game, another accolade for yet another Yankees player.

With his run-scoring single off Twins starter Brian Duensing in the second inning of Saturday's American League Division Series Game 3, catcher Jorge Posada passed Mickey Mantle for ninth place all time with his 41st postseason RBI.

Mantle, who played all 65 of his career postseason games in the World Series, did not have the advantage of the modern three-round playoff format, amassing his 40 RBIs in just 273 plate appearances.

Posada, by contrast, needed 450 postseason plate appearances to record his 41st RBI. He ranks fifth all time in playoff plate appearances and third in games played with 114.

Former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams is the all-time postseason RBI leader with 80 in 545 plate appearances.