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WS Home Runs by Second Baseman

Posted by Raphy on November 2, 2009

Chase Utley's World Series Career has been relatively brief. Utley's 9 career World Series games tie him for 37th among  second baseman. Yet, no second baseman has hit more World Series home runs. Utley's Game 4, 7th inning blast was his 5th, tying him with Billy Martin for most ever by a second baseman. It should be noted that it took Martin 27 games at second to reach that total. Here are the leaders:

Billy Martin 5
Chase Utley 5
Joe Gordon 4
Tony Lazzeri 4
Davey Lopes 4

If 5 home runs doesn't sound like enough to be the all-time leader in a category, check out the leaders at third base and shortstop. Here are the  World Series Home Run leaders at the other positions:

Pitcher: Dave McNally , Bob Gibson 2

Catcher: Yogi Berra 9

1st Base: Lou Gehrig 10

Shortstop: Derek Jeter 3

3rd Base: Gil McDougald , Scott Brosius 4

Left Field: Babe Ruth 9

Center Field: Mickey Mantle 15

Right Field: Frank Robinson 8

DH: Ryan Klesko 3

Pinch hitter: Chuck EssegianBernie Carbo 2

3 Responses to “WS Home Runs by Second Baseman”

  1. kingturtle Says:

    More on Jeter...
    *Jeter is now 4th in all-time WS runs with 30 (tied w/Gehrig), 5th in all-time WS hits (tied w/Bauer & Reese), 6th in all-time WS doubles, (surprisingly) 2nd in all-time WS strike outs. He is still 5 games away from reaching the Games top-ten list, but only 9 PAs from reaching the PA top ten list.

    And while we're at it:
    *Werth is now 5th in all-time WS SLG, 5th in all-time OPS, 6th in all-time WS OBP
    *Posada is now 8th on the all-time WS strike out list.
    *Ryan Howard's 10 strike outs ties him for 7th all-time for most in a Series. 10 in 17 PAs puts his rate well ahead of anyone else with at least 10 Ks...the closest being Damian Miller in 2001 who had 11 Ks in 23 PAs.
    *This is the FOURTH time Rivera has had two saves in a World Series! Fingers did it three times (in a row). Nen did it twice. Rivera also now has pitched in more WS games than any other pitcher.
    *Pettitte is now 2nd in all-time WS Games started. Think about that 2nd! He is now also 9th in all-time WS IP, 8th in all-time WS SOs, and 7th in all-time BF.

  2. DoubleDiamond Says:

    Utley just hit #6.

  3. DoubleDiamond Says:

    Also, it's interesting to see that the DH record is held by someone who was with a National League team.