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College, Yankees, AL, MLB, Post-Season, and Sports History records/unique accomplishments

blue type indicates record/feat still unmatched

Columbia University (New York, NY)

  • Longest homerun (approx. 400 ft., on South Field, 1923)
  • 17 strikeouts in one game (1923)

New York Yankees

  • first Yankee to win Triple Crown (in 1934)
  • second Yankee to have plaque erected in Memorial Park (1941)
  • led team in RBI 9 times
  • 2nd-highest in games played, at-bats, runs, total bases, and batting average

American League

  • 184 RBI in a single season (1931)
  • In top-10 list of MVP candidates for 9 seasons - in top 5 for 8 seasons
  • Voted to the All-Star Game 7 consecutive years (1933-1939)
  • won BWA's MVP Award twice in career (1927, 1936)

Major League

  • 23 career grand slams
  • 400+ total bases per season for 5 seasons
  • tied record of 4 HRs in 4 consecutive at-bats (1932)
  • unanimously elected to Hall of Fame (1939)
  • 2,130 consecutive games played (out of 2,164 career games played) - 2nd-highest number
  • 15 career steals of home
  • averaged 1 RBI per game
  • 150+ RBI per season 7 times
  • 301 runs produced in single season (1931)
  • 4th-highest career RBI total (1,995)
  • 3rd-highest career slugging percentage (.632)
  • 5th-highest on-base percentage (.447)
  • 9th-highest career runs (1,888)
  • 3rd-highest isolated power rank (1.8080)
  • 5th-highest extra-base hits (1,190)
  • 100+ RBI per season for 13 consecutive seasons
  • Received the highest number of fans votes for MLB's All Century Team (1999)
  • Retirement speech voted 5th-most memorable moment in baseball history by fans (2002)

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Sports History

  • 1st player of any sport to have jersey number retired

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*German for terrible