My apologies to Willie Randolph for not writing about him. Maybe next year.
This Hall of Fame player didn’t wear #30 but he famously wore #44. That’s right, Reggie Jackson is ranked #30 on the Yankees’ all time home run list with 144.
Jackson played with the Yankees for five season and along with the 144 dingers he collected 461 RBI, was walked 326 times, struck out 573 times and finished with a line of .281/.371/.526/.897.
Hall of Famer Joe Gordon ranks 30th all time in RBIs for the New York Yankees with 617. He finished his career in New York batting .271/.358/.467/.825. He won four titles with the Yankees in 1938, 1939, 1941 and 1943. He also made the All Star team every year he played in the Bronx.
The player who ranks 30th on the all-time batting average list is Joe Dugan. Dugan played with the Yankees from 1922-1928 and won three World Series. He suffered a bad knee injury at the end of the 1924 season and it gave him trouble for the rest of his career.
Dugan finished his Yankee career with a .286 average, 22 home runs and 320 RBI.
Lindell played with the Yankees from 1941-1950. The Yankees won championships in 1943, 1947 and 1949 and Lindell made the All-Star team in 1943. He finished his Yankee tenure with 63 home runs and 369 RBI and a line of .275/.343/.428/.770.
Russ Ford ranks 30th all time in wins. Now, if you don’t remember, it’s perfectly okay since he played 100 years ago, literally. He made his debut with the then Highlanders in 1909 and was with the team when they were renamed the Yankees in 1912. His last year with the Yankees was 1913.
He finished his Yankee career with a record of 73-56 and 2.54 ERA.
No one because two guys tied for 31st!
Vic Raschi who played with the Yankees from 1946-1953 ranks 30th all-time in ERA with a mark of 2.47. He finished with a record of 120-50 in 1537 innings pitched.
Well, well, well, look who is at 30 on the all-time Yankee strikeout list. It’s none other than Jim Bouton, author of the book Ball Four.
Bouton played with the Yankees from 1962 until he traded in 1969. During that time he amassed 561 strikeouts in 1013.2 innings pitched.
Melido Perez is #30 in wild pitches for the Yankees all-time. He had 27 in four seasons with the Yankees. That’s not bad when you consider A.J. Burnett played three seasons with the Yankees and ranks #2 on the list with 58!
I hope you enjoyed this somewhat unconventional way of looking at the #30.