New York Yankees Batting Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for batting title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 1,500 at bats.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 1923 Babe Ruth 14.1
2 1921 Babe Ruth 12.9
3 1927 Babe Ruth 12.4
4 1920 Babe Ruth 11.9
5 1927 Lou Gehrig 11.8
6 1924 Babe Ruth 11.7
7 1926 Babe Ruth 11.5
8 1957 Mickey Mantle 11.3
9 1956 Mickey Mantle 11.2
10 1961 Mickey Mantle 10.5
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Babe Ruth 142.7
2 Lou Gehrig 112.4
3 Mickey Mantle 109.7
4 Joe DiMaggio 78.1
5 Derek Jeter 71.8
6 Yogi Berra 59.6
7 Bill Dickey 55.8
8 Alex Rodriguez 54.2
9 Willie Randolph 53.7
10 Bernie Williams 49.4

Single-Season Batting Average
Rank Year Player BA
1 1923 Babe Ruth .393
2 1939 Joe DiMaggio .381
3 1930 Lou Gehrig .379
4 1924 Babe Ruth .378
1921 Babe Ruth .378
6 1920 Babe Ruth .376
7 1928 Lou Gehrig .374
8 1931 Babe Ruth .373
1927 Lou Gehrig .373
10 1926 Babe Ruth .372
Career Batting Average
Rank Player BA
1 Babe Ruth .349
2 Lou Gehrig .340
3 Joe DiMaggio .325
Earle Combs .325
5 Wade Boggs .313
Bill Dickey .313
7 Bob Meusel .311
8 Derek Jeter .310
9 Robinson Cano .309
10 Don Mattingly .307

Single-Season On-Base Percentage
Rank Year Player OBP
1 1923 Babe Ruth .545
2 1920 Babe Ruth .532
3 1926 Babe Ruth .516
4 1924 Babe Ruth .513
5 1957 Mickey Mantle .512
1921 Babe Ruth .512
7 1931 Babe Ruth .495
8 1930 Babe Ruth .493
9 1932 Babe Ruth .489
10 1962 Mickey Mantle .486
1927 Babe Ruth .486
Career On-Base Percentage
Rank Player OBP
1 Babe Ruth .484
2 Lou Gehrig .447
3 Mickey Mantle .421
4 Charlie Keller .410
5 Jason Giambi .404
6 George Selkirk .400
7 Joe DiMaggio .398
8 Earle Combs .397
9 Wade Boggs .396
10 Rickey Henderson .395

Single-Season Slugging Percentage
Rank Year Player SLG
1 1920 Babe Ruth .847
2 1921 Babe Ruth .846
3 1927 Babe Ruth .772
4 1927 Lou Gehrig .765
5 1923 Babe Ruth .764
6 1924 Babe Ruth .739
7 1926 Babe Ruth .737
8 1930 Babe Ruth .732
9 1930 Lou Gehrig .721
10 1928 Babe Ruth .709
Career Slugging Percentage
Rank Player SLG
1 Babe Ruth .711
2 Lou Gehrig .632
3 Joe DiMaggio .579
4 Mickey Mantle .557
5 Reggie Jackson .526
6 Alex Rodriguez .523
7 Jason Giambi .521
8 Charlie Keller .518
9 Gary Sheffield .515
Roger Maris .515

Single-Season On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Year Player OPS
1 1920 Babe Ruth 1.379
2 1921 Babe Ruth 1.359
3 1923 Babe Ruth 1.309
4 1927 Babe Ruth 1.258
5 1926 Babe Ruth 1.253
6 1924 Babe Ruth 1.252
7 1927 Lou Gehrig 1.240
8 1930 Babe Ruth 1.225
9 1931 Babe Ruth 1.195
10 1930 Lou Gehrig 1.194
Career On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Player OPS
1 Babe Ruth 1.195
2 Lou Gehrig 1.080
3 Mickey Mantle .977
Joe DiMaggio .977
5 Charlie Keller .928
6 Jason Giambi .925
7 Alex Rodriguez .900
8 Gary Sheffield .897
Reggie Jackson .897
10 George Selkirk .883

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 2003 Hideki Matsui 163
2 2005 Hideki Matui 162
2005 Alex Rodriguez 162
2004 Hideki Matsui 162
1990 Roberto Kelly 162
1986 Don Mattingly 162
1978 Chris Chambliss 162
1973 Roy White 162
1970 Roy White 162
1961 Bobby Richardson 162
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Derek Jeter 2,747
2 Mickey Mantle 2,401
3 Lou Gehrig 2,164
4 Yogi Berra 2,116
5 Babe Ruth 2,084
6 Bernie Williams 2,076
7 Roy White 1,881
8 Jorge Posada 1,829
9 Bill Dickey 1,789
10 Don Mattingly 1,785

Single-Season At Bats
Rank Year Player AB
1 2002 Alfonso Soriano 696
2 1962 Bobby Richardson 692
3 1970 Horace Clarke 686
4 2012 Derek Jeter 683
5 2003 Alfonso Soriano 682
6 1964 Bobby Richardson 679
7 1986 Don Mattingly 677
8 1965 Bobby Richardson 664
9 2010 Derek Jeter 663
10 1961 Bobby Richardson 662
Career At Bats
Rank Player AB
1 Derek Jeter 11,195
2 Mickey Mantle 8,102
3 Lou Gehrig 8,001
4 Bernie Williams 7,869
5 Yogi Berra 7,546
6 Babe Ruth 7,217
7 Don Mattingly 7,003
8 Joe DiMaggio 6,821
9 Roy White 6,650
10 Willie Randolph 6,303

Single-Season Runs
Rank Year Player R
1 1921 Babe Ruth 177
2 1936 Lou Gehrig 167
3 1931 Lou Gehrig 163
1928 Babe Ruth 163
5 1927 Babe Ruth 158
1920 Babe Ruth 158
7 1937 Joe DiMaggio 151
1923 Babe Ruth 151
9 1930 Babe Ruth 150
10 1931 Babe Ruth 149
1927 Lou Gehrig 149
Career Runs
Rank Player R
1 Babe Ruth 1,959
2 Derek Jeter 1,923
3 Lou Gehrig 1,888
4 Mickey Mantle 1,676
5 Joe DiMaggio 1,390
6 Bernie Williams 1,366
7 Earle Combs 1,186
8 Yogi Berra 1,174
9 Willie Randolph 1,027
10 Alex Rodriguez 1,012

Single-Season Hits
Rank Year Player H
1 1986 Don Mattingly 238
2 1927 Earle Combs 231
3 1930 Lou Gehrig 220
4 1999 Derek Jeter 219
5 1927 Lou Gehrig 218
6 2012 Derek Jeter 216
7 1937 Joe DiMaggio 215
8 2006 Derek Jeter 214
9 1939 Red Rolfe 213
10 2009 Derek Jeter 212
Career Hits
Rank Player H
1 Derek Jeter 3,465
2 Lou Gehrig 2,721
3 Babe Ruth 2,518
4 Mickey Mantle 1,901
5 Bernie Williams 2,336
6 Joe DiMaggio 2,214
7 Don Mattingly 2,153
8 Yogi Berra 2,148
9 Bill Dickey 1,969
10 Earle Combs 1,866

Single-Season Doubles
Rank Year Player 2B
1 1986 Don Mattingly 53
2 1927 Lou Gehrig 52
3 2002 Alfonso Soriano 51
4 2012 Robinson Cano 48
2009 Robinson Cano 48
1985 Don Mattingly 48
7 1928 Lou Gehrig 47
1927 Bob Meusel 47
1926 Lou Gehrig 47
10 2011 Robinson Cano 46
1937 Red Rolfe 46
Career Doubles
Rank Player 2B
1 Derek Jeter 544
2 Lou Gehrig 534
3 Bernie Williams 449
4 Don Mattingly 442
5 Babe Ruth 424
6 Joe DiMaggio 389
7 Jorge Posada 379
8 Robinson Cano 375
9 Mickey Mantle 344
10 Bill Dickey 343

Single-Season Triples
Rank Year Player 3B
1 1927 Earle Combs 23
2 1945 Snuffy Stirnweiss 22
1930 Earle Combs 22
1911 Birdie Cree 22
5 1928 Earle Combs 21
6 1926 Lou Gehrig 20
7 1924 Wally Pipp 19
8 1927 Lou Gehrig 18
9 1930 Lou Gehrig 17
10 1944 Johnny Lindell 16
1944 Snuffy Stirnweiss 16
1933 Earle Combs 16
1932 Tony Lazzeri 16
1921 Bob Meusel 16
1921 Babe Ruth 16
1910 Birdie Cree 16
Career Triples
Rank Player 3B
1 Lou Gehrig 163
2 Earle Combs 154
3 Joe DiMaggio 131
4 Wally Pipp 121
5 Tony Lazzeri 115
6 Babe Ruth 106
7 Bob Meusel 87
8 Tommy Henrich 73
9 Mickey Mantle 72
Bill Dickey 72

Single-Season Home Runs
Rank Year Player HR
1 1961 Roger Maris 61
2 1927 Babe Ruth 60
3 1921 Babe Ruth 59
4 2007 Alex Rodriguez 54
1961 Mickey Mantle 54
1928 Babe Ruth 54
1920 Babe Ruth 54
8 1956 Mickey Mantle 52
9 1936 Lou Gehrig 49
1934 Lou Gehrig 49
1930 Babe Ruth 49
Career Home Runs
Rank Player HR
1 Babe Ruth 659
2 Mickey Mantle 536
3 Lou Gehrig 493
4 Joe DiMaggio 361
5 Yogi Berra 358
6 Alex Rodriguez 351
7 Bernie Williams 287
8 Jorge Posada 275
9 Derek Jeter 260
10 Graig Nettles 250

Single-Season Runs Batted In
Rank Year Player RBI
1 1931 Lou Gehrig 185
2 1930 Lou Gehrig 173
1927 Lou Gehrig 173
4 1921 Babe Ruth 168
5 1937 Joe DiMaggio 167
6 1934 Lou Gehrig 166
7 1927 Babe Ruth 165
8 1931 Babe Ruth 162
9 1937 Lou Gehrig 158
10 2007 Alex Rodriguez 156
Career Runs Batted In
Rank Player RBI
1 Lou Gehrig 1,995
2 Babe Ruth 1,978
3 Joe DiMaggio 1,537
4 Mickey Mantle 1,509
5 Yogi Berra 1,430
6 Derek Jeter 1,311
7 Bernie Williams 1,257
8 Bill Dickey 1,209
9 Tony Lazzeri 1,157
10 Don Mattingly 1,099

Single-Season Stolen Bases
Rank Year Player SB
1 1988 Rickey Henderson 93
2 1986 Rickey Henderson 87
3 1985 Rickey Henderson 80
4 1914 Fritz Maisel 74
5 1931 Ben Chapman 61
6 1944 Sunffy Stirnweiss 55
7 1915 Fritz Maisel 51
8 2011 Brett Gardner 49
9 1911 Birdie Cree 48
10 2010 Brett Gardner 47
Career Stolen Bases
Rank Player SB
1 Derek Jeter 358
2 Rickey Henderson 326
3 Willie Randolph 251
4 Hal Chase 248
5 Roy White 233
6 Brett Gardner 218
7 Ben Chapman 184
Wid Conroy 184
9 Fritz Maisel 183
10 Mickey Mantle 153

Single-Season Walks
Rank Year Player BB
1 1923 Babe Ruth 170
2 1920 Babe Ruth 150
3 1957 Mickey Mantle 146
4 1921 Babe Ruth 145
5 1926 Babe Ruth 144
6 1924 Babe Ruth 142
7 1928 Babe Ruth 137
1927 Babe Ruth 137
9 1930 Babe Ruth 136
10 1935 Lou Gehrig 132
Career Walks
Rank Player BB
1 Babe Ruth 1,852
2 Mickey Mantle 1,733
3 Lou Gehrig 1,508
4 Derek Jeter 1,082
5 Bernie Williams 1,069
6 Willie Randolph 1,005
7 Jorge Posada 936
8 Roy White 934
9 Tony Lazzeri 830
10 Frank Crosetti 792

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 2012 Curtis Granderson 195
2 2011 Curtis Granderson 169
3 2002 Alfonso Soriano 157
4 1993 Danny Tartabull 156
5 2000 Jorge Posada 151
6 1990 Jesse Barfield 150
7 1990 Roberto Kelly 148
8 2015 Alex Rodriguez 145
9 2002 Jorge Posada 143
10 2012 Nick Swisher 141
1988 Jack Clark 141
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Derek Jeter 1,840
2 Mickey Mantle 1,710
3 Jorge Posada 1,453
4 Alex Rodriguez 1,292
5 Bernie Williams 1,212
6 Babe Ruth 1,122
7 Tony Lazzeri 821
8 Frank Crosetti 799
9 Lou Gehrig 790
10 Graig Nettles 739