A man poses with his arms on his hips. He is wearing a striped jersey and pants, along with a baseball cap that has a logo with an interlocking "N" and "Y". Behind him, men wearing similar jerseys are sitting on a bench.
Babe Ruth holds sixteen franchise, four American League, and two Major League records.

The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York. They compete in the East Division of Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League (AL). The club began play in 1903 as the Highlanders, after owners Frank Farrell and William S. Devery had bought the defunct Baltimore Orioles and moved the team to New York City; in 1913, the team changed its nickname to the Yankees.[1] From 1903 to 2023, the franchise has won more than 10,000 games and 27 World Series championships.[2] The list below documents players and teams that hold particular club records.

Outfielder Babe Ruth holds the most franchise records, with 16, including career home runs, and career and single-season batting average and on-base percentage. Shortstop Derek Jeter has the second-most records among hitters, with eight. Jeter's marks include the records for career hits, singles, doubles, and stolen bases. Among pitchers, Whitey Ford has the most Yankees records with five, all of which are career totals. These include games won, games started, and innings pitched.

Several Yankees hold AL and MLB records. Ruth has MLB single-season records for extra-base hits and total bases, and holds four other AL single-season records. Outfielder Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak in the 1941 season, which remains an MLB record. Jack Chesbro holds three AL records that he set in 1904: games won, games started, and complete games. Outfielder Aaron Judge set an AL record with 62 home runs in 2022, beating the mark of 61 that fellow Yankee Roger Maris posted in 1961.[3]

Table key

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Table key
# Tie between two teams
American League record
* Major League record

Statistics are current through the 2023 season.

Individual career records

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These are records of players with the best performance in particular statistical categories during their career with the Yankees.[4][5]

Career batting

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A man preparing to bat on a baseball field. He is wearing a gray jersey and pants and a dark blue batting helmet; the jersey has a blue "NEW YORK" in the front, and the helmet has a white interlocking "N" and "Y" logo.
Derek Jeter is the Yankees' all-time leader in hits, singles, doubles, and stolen bases.
Career batting records
Statistic Player Record Yankees career Ref
Batting average Babe Ruth .349 1920–1934 [6]
On-base percentage Babe Ruth .484 1920–1934 [6]
Slugging percentage Babe Ruth .711 1920–1934 [6]
On-base plus slugging Babe Ruth 1.195 1920–1934 [6]
Runs Babe Ruth 1,959 1920–1934 [6]
Plate appearances Derek Jeter 12,602 1995–2014 [7]
At bats Derek Jeter 11,195 1995–2014 [7]
Hits Derek Jeter 3,465 1995–2014 [7]
Total bases Babe Ruth 5,131 1920–1934 [6]
Singles Derek Jeter 2,595 1995–2014 [7]
Doubles Derek Jeter 544 1995–2014 [7]
Triples Lou Gehrig 163 1923–1939 [8]
Home runs Babe Ruth 659 1920–1934 [6]
Runs batted in Lou Gehrig 1,995 1923–1939 [8]
Walks Babe Ruth 1,852 1920–1934 [6]
Strikeouts Derek Jeter 1,840 1995–2014 [7]
Stolen bases Derek Jeter 358 1995–2014 [7]
Games played Derek Jeter 2,747 1995–2014 [7]

Career pitching

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A baseball pitcher throws a pitch off a mound with his right arm. He wears a gray uniform and black baseball cap.
Mariano Rivera has the most saves, both in his career and a single season, among Yankees pitchers.
Career pitching records
Statistic Player Record Yankees career Ref(s)
Wins Whitey Ford 236 1950, 1953–1967 [9]
Losses Mel Stottlemyre 139 1964–1974 [10]
Win–loss percentage Johnny Allen .725 1932–1935 [11]
Earned run average[a] Rich Gossage 2.14 1978–1983, 1989 [12]
Saves Mariano Rivera 652* 1995–2013 [13][14]
Strikeouts Andy Pettitte 2,020 1995–2003, 2007–2010, 2012–2013 [15]
Shutouts Whitey Ford 45 1950, 1953–1967 [9]
Games Mariano Rivera 1,115 1995–2013 [13][16]
Innings pitched Whitey Ford 3,170+13 1950, 1953–1967 [9]
Games started Whitey Ford
Andy Pettitte
438 1950, 1953–1967
1995–2003, 2007–2010, 2012–2013
[9][15]
Games finished Mariano Rivera 951* 1995–2013 [13][17][b]
Complete games Red Ruffing 261 1930–1942
1945–1946
[18]
Walks Lefty Gomez 1,090 1930–1942 [19]
Hits allowed Red Ruffing 2,995 1930–1942
1945–1946
[18]
Wild pitches Whitey Ford 75 1950, 1953–1967 [9]
Hit batsmen Jack Warhop 114 1908–1915 [20]

Individual single-season records

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These are records of Yankees players with the best performance in particular statistical categories during a single season.[21][22]

Single-season batting

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A man stands in a line. He is wearing a white uniform with stripes and a black baseball cap, which both have an interlocking "N" and "Y".
Joe DiMaggio has held the MLB record for the longest hitting streak since 1941.
Single-season batting records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref(s)
Batting average Babe Ruth .393 1923 [6]
Home runs Aaron Judge 62 2022 [23][24]
Runs batted in Lou Gehrig 185 1931 [8][25]
Runs Babe Ruth 177 1921 [6][26]
Hits Don Mattingly 238 1986 [27]
Singles Steve Sax 171 1989 [28]
Doubles Don Mattingly 53 1986 [27]
Triples Earle Combs 23 1927 [29]
Stolen bases Rickey Henderson 93 1988 [30]
At bats Alfonso Soriano 696 2002 [31]
Hitting streak Joe DiMaggio 56* 1941 [32]
Slugging percentage Babe Ruth .847 1920 [6][33]
Extra-base hits Babe Ruth 119* 1921 [6][34]
Total bases Babe Ruth 457* 1921 [6][35]
On-base percentage Babe Ruth .545 1923 [6]
On-base plus slugging Babe Ruth 1.379 1920 [6][36]
Walks Babe Ruth 170 1923 [6][37]
Strikeouts Giancarlo Stanton 211 2018 [38]

Single-season pitching

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A baseball card featuring a player wearing a white shirt with a black curved "NEW YORK" on the front. The bottom of the card reads "CHESBRO, N. Y. AMER."
Jack Chesbro won an American League-record 41 games in the 1904 season.
Single-season pitching records
Statistic Player Record Season Ref(s)
Wins Jack Chesbro 41 1904 [39][40]
Losses Joe Lake 22 1908 [41]
Strikeouts Gerrit Cole 257 2022 [42]
Earned run average Spud Chandler 1.64 1943 [43]
Earned runs allowed Sam Jones 127 1925 [44]
Hits allowed Jack Powell 340 1904 [45]
Shutouts Ron Guidry 9 1978 [46]
Saves Mariano Rivera 53 2004 [13]
Games Paul Quantrill 86 2004 [47]
Games started Jack Chesbro 51 1904 [39][48]
Complete games Jack Chesbro 48 1904 [39][49]
Innings pitched Jack Chesbro 454+23 1904 [39]

Team single-game records

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These are records of Yankees teams with the best performance in particular statistical categories during a single game.[50]

Single-game batting

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A baseball player following through on a swing. The player is wearing a gray uniform and navy baseball helmet; the uniform has a navy blue "NEW YORK" on the front, and the helmet has a white interlocking "N" and "Y" logo.
Hideki Matsui hit two of the Yankees' eight home runs on July 31, 2007.[51]
Single-game batting records
Statistic Record Opponent Date
Home runs hit 8# Philadelphia Athletics June 28, 1939
Home runs hit 8# Chicago White Sox July 31, 2007[51]
Runs scored 25 Philadelphia Athletics May 24, 1936
Hits 30 Boston Red Sox September 28, 1923
Doubles 10# Toronto Blue Jays April 12, 1988
Doubles 10# Cincinnati Reds June 5, 2003
Triples 5 Washington Senators May 1, 1934
Grand slams 3* Oakland Athletics August 25, 2011[52]
Runners left on base 23 Boston Red Sox September 5, 1927
Strikeouts 22 Chicago Cubs May 7, 2017[53]
Stolen bases 15 St. Louis Browns September 28, 1911

Single-game pitching

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Single-game pitching records
Statistic Record Opponent Date
Hits allowed 28 Detroit Tigers September 29, 1928
Runs allowed 24 Cleveland Indians July 29, 1928
Home runs allowed 7# Boston Red Sox July 4, 2003
Home runs allowed 7# Cleveland Indians August 15, 2019[54]
Strikeouts 26 Chicago Cubs May 7, 2017[53]

Other

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Other single-game records
Statistic Record Opponent Date
Longest game by time 7:00 Detroit Tigers June 24, 1962[55][56]

Team season records

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These are records of Yankees teams with the best and worst performances in particular statistical categories during a single season.[57]

Season batting

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A baseball player taking a swing. He is wearing a gray jersey and a dark blue batting helmet that has a white interlocking "N" and "Y" logo.
Giancarlo Stanton hit 38 of the Yankees' MLB record 267 home runs in 2018.[38]
Season batting records
Statistic Record Season
Home runs 306 2019[58]
Runs 1,067 1931
Hits 1,683 1930
Doubles 327 2006
Triples 110 1930
Total bases 2,703 1936
Runners left on base 1,258 1996
Strikeouts 1,437 2019[58]
Stolen bases 289 1910

Season pitching

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Season pitching records
Statistic Record Season
Hits allowed 1,566 1930
Runs allowed 898 1930
Home runs allowed 248 2019[58]
Strikeouts 1,634 2018[59]
Shutouts 24 1951

Team all-time records

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Source:[2]
Team all-time records
Statistic Record
Home runs 17,004
Runs 91,546
Hits 170,706
Batting average .266
Earned run average 3.65
Runs allowed 78,644

See also

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Notes

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