Yankees facts and figures

Yankees facts and figures

Team record
The American League East champion Yankees finished 2006 tied for the best record in the Majors at 97-65. The Yankees won the division by 10 games over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Record vs. Tigers
The Yankees went 5-2 in two series against the AL Central-winning Tigers. The Yankees took the first three games of a four-game series starting May 29 and came within one out of sweeping the Tigers in the final two days of August. Detroit's Craig Monroe hit a two-out, three-run homer off Scott Proctor to win the second game of a doubleheader.

Record vs. playoff teams
The Yankees went 14-14 against the A's, Tigers, Twins and Mets this season.

Record vs. winning teams
The Yankees went 39-25 against the Red Sox, Rangers, Blue Jays, Angels, White Sox and Phillies this season.

Hitting stats
The Yankees entered the season with what looked like one of the deadliest lineups in recent memory. Despite major injuries to Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui, the club still finished with the Major League lead in runs scored with 930. They also finished second in the Majors with a .285 team batting average.
MLB hitting stats

Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano were in the chase for the AL batting title and finished with .343 and .342 averages, respectively. Alex Rodriguez led the Yankees in RBIs with 121, and combined with Jason Giambi to notch 72 home runs in the middle of the lineup. Johnny Damon provided a surprising amount of pop at the top of the order with 24 home runs and 80 RBIs.
Yankees hitting stats

Pitching stats
The Yankees had one of the steadiest pitching staffs in the league this season, anchored by their top three starters -- Chien-Ming Wang, Mike Mussina and Randy Johnson. The three combined for 51 wins in 2006.
MLB pitching stats

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Wang led the bunch with 19 wins, which tied the Major League lead and established a career high. Wang also led Yankees starters in innings with 218, and he finished second among the club's starters in ERA with a 3.63 mark in just his second season.
Yankees pitching stats

Fielding stats
The Yankees had the 10th-worst fielding percentage in the Majors this season at .983. They committed 104 errors, 15th-most in the Majors.
MLB fielding stats

A large part of the club's low fielding percentage was due to Rodriguez, who committed the second-most errors in the AL, at 24. However, Jorge Posada threw out 38 runners this year, ranking him second in the AL.
Yankees fielding stats

Career postseason
Octavio Dotel (2 G, 3 1/3 IP, 1-0, 6.75 ERA)
Kyle Farnsworth (10 G, 3.0 IP, 0-0, 7.36 ERA)
Randy Johnson (18 G, 115 1/3 IP, 7-8, 3.28 ERA)
Cory Lidle (2 G, 4 1/3 IP, 0-1, 10.38 ERA)
Mike Mussina (21 G, 128.0 IP, 7-7, 3.30 ERA)
Mike Myers (8 G, 4 1/3 IP, 0-0, 6.23 ERA)
Scott Proctor (2 G, 2.0 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Mariano Rivera (72 G, 111 2/3 IP, 8-1, 34 SV, 0.81 ERA)
Ron Villone (1 G, 2/3 IP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Chien-Ming Wang (1 G, 6 2/3 IP, 0-1, 1.35 ERA)
Jaret Wright (15 G, 53 1/3 IP, 3-5, 6.75 ERA)
Sal Fasano (1 G, .000)
Jorge Posada (88 G, .229, 8 HR, 29 RBIs)
Miguel Cairo (19 G, .328, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
Robinson Cano (5 G, .263, 5 RBIs)
Jason Giambi (36 G, .301, 6 HR, 16 RBIs)
Nick Green (2 G, .000)
Derek Jeter (115 G, .307, 16 HR, 47 RBIs)
Alex Rodriguez (31 G, .305, 6 HR, 16 RBIs)
Bobby Abreu (3 G, .333, 0 HR, 0 RBIs)
Johnny Damon (32 G, .283, 4 HR, 18 RBIs)
Hideki Matsui (33 G, .319, 6 HR, 25 RBIs)
Bernie Williams (120 G, .277, 22 HR, 80 RBIs)

2006 stats vs. Detroit
The Yankees combined to hit .302 with four home runs and 37 RBIs in seven games against the Tigers this season. Rodriguez went 9-for-27 (.333) with six RBIs, and Giambi was 8-for-24 (.333) with two homers. Melky Cabrera collected the most hits with 11 in 30 at-bats (.367).

Johnson went 2-0 in two starts against Detroit this season. He went a combined 14 innings pitched with four earned runs (2.57 ERA), and struck out 12 while only walking four batters. Mariano Rivera picked up a win and two saves while not allowing a run in five innings.

Career vs. Game 1 starter Nate Robertson
Bobby Abreu: 1-for-5 (.200) 0 HR, 0 RBI
Melky Cabrera: 2-for-8 (.250) 0 HR, 0 RBI
Miguel Cairo: 2-for-10 (.200) 0 HR, 1 RBI
Robinson Cano: 3-for-12 (.250) 0 HR, 1 RBI
Johnny Damon: 8-for-17 (.471) 0 HR, 5 RBI
Aaron Guiel: 2-for-7 (.286) 0 HR, 0 RBI
Derek Jeter: 5-for-16 (.313) 0 HR, 0 RBI
Terrence Long: 0-for-3 (.000) 0 HR, 0 RBI
Hideki Matsui: 3-for-11 (.273) 0 HR, 1 RBI
Andy Phillips: 2-for-3 (.667) 0 HR, 0 RBI
Jorge Posada: 3-for-11 (.273) 0 HR, 3 RBI
Alex Rodriguez: 6-for-19 (.316) 1 HR, 5 RBI
Gary Sheffield: 1-for-8 (.125) 0 HR, 1 RBI
Bernie Williams: 3-for-14 (.214) 0 HR, 2 RBI
Craig Wilson: 1-for-5 (.200) 1 HR, 1 RBI

Ryan Mink is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.