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Friday, September 11th, 2009

The New York Week That Was (9/11/09)

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Derek Jeter started feeling the pressure to overtake Lou Gehrig as the Yankees’ all-time hits leader, but he came through as always (well, was he really never going to get a hit again?). Tonight he’ll attempt to pass the Hall-of-Fame first baseman and stand alone at the top of the heap. Here’s a list of other lesser-known Yankee records that will most likely never be broken:

Highest number of floozies and alcoholic beverages consumed in one night: 29, Babe Ruth (it’s unclear how many were drinks and how many were floozies).

Most times teammates swapped wives: once, Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich

Most hits by a Yankee backup catcher in 1966: 47, Jake Gibbs (this is one record that will never be broken)

Most times a player sat in a cake while pantless: 11, Sparky Lyle

Most times a Yankee manager was referred to as “Stump”: 1,342, oddly enough it wasn’t Stump Merrill but Ralph Houk

Most times a player had to clean George Steinbrenner’s pool to stay on his good side: seven, Steve Howe

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