Don Mattingly Stats

Don Mattingly was born on Thursday, April 20, 1961, in Evansville, Indiana. Mattingly was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 8, 1982, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Don Mattingly baseball stats page.

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"I'm glad I don't have to face that guy every day. He (Don Mattingly) has that look that few hitters have. I don't know if it's his stance, his eyes or what, but you can tell he means business." - Dwight Gooden in The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History (Robert Cohen, Scarecrow Press, 03/09/2012, Page 58) [ Don Mattingly Quotes ]

Don Mattingly

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Don "Donnie Baseball" Mattingly Autograph on a 1985 Fleer (#133)

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Birth Name:
Donald Arthur Mattingly
Nickname:
Donnie Baseball or The Hitman
Born On:
04-20-1961  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Evansville, Indiana
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Reitz Memorial High School (Evansville, IN)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
09-08-1982 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-01-1995
Draft:
1979 : 19th Round (493rd) / Signing Bonus = $23,000

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Don Mattingly Pitching Stats

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Don Mattingly Hitting Stats

1982 21 Yankees 7 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 .167 .154 .167
1983 22 Yankees 91 279 34 79 15 4 4 0 32 21 5 31 2 2 1 8 .283 .333 .409
1984 23 Yankees 153 603 91 207 44 2 23 0 110 41 8 33 8 9 1 15 .343 .381 .537
1985 24 Yankees 159 652 107 211 48 3 35 0 145 56 13 41 2 15 2 15 .324 .371 .567
1986 25 Yankees 162 677 117 238 53 2 31 0 113 53 11 35 1 10 1 17 .352 .394 .573
1987 26 Yankees 141 569 93 186 38 2 30 6 115 51 13 38 0 8 1 16 .327 .378 .559
1988 27 Yankees 144 599 94 186 37 0 18 0 88 41 14 29 0 8 3 13 .311 .353 .462
1989 28 Yankees 158 631 79 191 37 2 23 0 113 51 18 30 0 10 1 15 .303 .351 .477
1990 29 Yankees 102 394 40 101 16 0 5 0 42 28 13 20 0 3 3 13 .256 .308 .335
1991 30 Yankees 152 587 64 169 35 0 9 0 68 46 11 42 0 9 4 21 .288 .339 .394
1992 31 Yankees 157 640 89 184 40 0 14 0 86 39 7 43 0 6 1 11 .288 .327 .416
1993 32 Yankees 134 530 78 154 27 2 17 0 86 61 9 42 0 3 2 20 .291 .364 .445
1994 33 Yankees 97 372 62 113 20 1 6 0 51 60 7 24 0 4 0 8 .304 .397 .411
1995 34 Yankees 128 458 59 132 32 2 7 0 49 40 7 35 0 8 1 17 .288 .341 .413
14 Years 1,785 7,003 1,007 2,153 442 20 222 6 1,099 588 136 444 13 96 21 191 .307 .358 .471

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Don Mattingly Fielding Stats

1982 Yankees 1B 1 0 9 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1982 Yankees LF 5 1 69 12 2.4 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.70
1982 Yankees RF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Yankees 1B 42 28 870 291 6.9 290 278 12 1 30 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.00
1983 Yankees 2B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Yankees LF 14 9 252 16 1.1 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1983 Yankees RF 39 28 810 61 1.6 59 56 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 1.97
1984 Yankees 1B 133 131 3,567 1,236 9.3 1,231 1,107 124 5 135 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.32
1984 Yankees CF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1984 Yankees LF 13 9 264 20 1.5 19 17 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.94
1984 Yankees RF 6 6 153 17 2.8 17 17 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1985 Yankees 1B 159 159 426 1,412 8.9 1,405 1,318 87 7 154 n/a n/a n/a .995 89.05
1986 Yankees 1B 160 159 468 1,483 9.3 1,477 1,377 100 6 132 n/a n/a n/a .996 85.21
1986 Yankees 3B 3 2 54 13 4.3 12 1 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 6.00
1987 Yankees 1B 140 139 3,678 1,335 9.5 1,330 1,239 91 5 122 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.76
1988 Yankees 1B 143 141 3,816 1,358 9.5 1,349 1,250 99 9 131 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.54
1988 Yankees LF 1 1 15 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1989 Yankees 1B 145 141 3,693 1,368 9.4 1,361 1,274 87 7 143 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.95
1989 Yankees RF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1990 Yankees 1B 89 89 2,334 881 9.9 878 800 78 3 81 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.16
1990 Yankees LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1991 Yankees 1B 127 124 3,270 1,201 9.5 1,196 1,119 77 5 135 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.88
1992 Yankees 1B 143 138 3,672 1,329 9.3 1,325 1,209 116 4 129 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.74
1993 Yankees 1B 130 126 3,354 1,345 10.3 1,342 1,258 84 3 123 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.80
1994 Yankees 1B 97 93 2,508 989 10.2 987 919 68 2 95 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.63
1995 Yankees 1B 125 117 3,114 1,084 8.7 1,077 996 81 7 90 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.34
1B Totals 1,634 1,585 34,779 15,316 9.4 15,252 14,148 1,104 64 1,500 n/a n/a n/a .996 11.84
RF Totals 47 35 990 80 1.7 78 75 3 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.13
LF Totals 34 20 603 48 1.4 47 44 3 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.10
3B Totals 3 2 54 13 4.3 12 1 11 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .923 6.00
2B Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
CF Totals 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
14 Years 1,720 1,643 36,450 15,459 9.0 15,391 14,270 1,121 68 1,504 n/a n/a n/a .996 11.40

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Don Mattingly Miscellaneous Stats

1982 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 12.0 12.0 - - -
1983 Yankees 0 0 .000 8 1 0 69.8 9.0 8.7 - - -
1984 Yankees 1 1 .500 4 0 0 26.2 18.3 5.5 - - -
1985 Yankees 2 2 .500 0 0 0 18.6 15.9 4.5 - - -
1986 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 1 21.8 19.3 6.0 - - -
1987 Yankees 1 4 .200 1 0 1 19.0 15.0 4.9 - - -
1988 Yankees 1 0 1.000 1 0 1 33.3 20.7 6.8 - - -
1989 Yankees 3 0 1.000 0 0 17 27.4 21.0 5.6 - - -
1990 Yankees 1 0 1.000 4 0 13 78.8 19.7 9.4 - - -
1991 Yankees 2 0 1.000 5 0 22 65.2 14.0 8.6 - - -
1992 Yankees 3 0 1.000 2 0 15 45.7 14.9 7.4 - - -
1993 Yankees 0 0 .000 2 0 5 31.2 12.6 6.2 - - -
1994 Yankees 0 0 .000 2 0 0 62.0 15.5 7.3 - - -
1995 Yankees 0 2 .000 7 1 1 65.4 13.1 9.3 - - -
14 Years 14 9 .609 37 2 76 31.5 15.8 6.4 - - -

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Don Mattingly Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1982 New York Yankees 46 $33,500.00 - -
1983 New York Yankees 46 $35,000.00 - -
1984 New York Yankees 23 $130,000.00 Stats -
1985 New York Yankees 23 $455,000.00 Stats -
1986 New York Yankees 23 $1,375,000.00 Stats -
1987 New York Yankees 23 $1,975,000.00 Stats -
1988 New York Yankees 23 $2,000,000.00 Stats -
1989 New York Yankees 23 $2,200,000.00 Stats -
1990 New York Yankees 23 $2,500,000.00 - -
1991 New York Yankees 23 $3,420,000.00 - -
1992 New York Yankees 23 $3,620,000.00 - -
1993 New York Yankees 23 $3,820,000.00 - -
1994 New York Yankees 23 $4,020,000.00 - n/a
1995 New York Yankees 23 $4,420,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Don Mattingly was rated the tenth greatest player in New York Yankees history by author / historian Robert W. Cohen in his book The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History (Robert Cohen, Scarecrow Press, 03/09/2012, '#10: Don Mattingly', Page 56)? Who ranked ahead of the nine-time Gold Glove first bagger that teammate / shortstop Gene Michael said, "Nobody could play defense better than him at first base. He was the best first baseman defensively you'd ever want to see"? Let's take a look:

Top Ten Greatest Yankees (Source: 50 Greatest Book)

#1 Babe Ruth , #2 Lou Gehrig , #3 Joe DiMaggio , #4 Mickey Mantle , #5 Yogi Berra , #6 Derek Jeter , #7 Mariano Rivera , #8 Bill Dickey , #9 Whitey Ford , #10 Don Mattingly.

Don Mattingly started the 1987 campaign with his semi-usual slow start, started to return to form, then hurt his back badly enough that he spent five days in traction at a hospital and missed all the games played from June 5th through June 23rd. In the New York Times Mattingly said of the injury, "After sitting out three weeks and missing chances to drive in runs I told myself I'm not going to leave anybody on base out there. When we reached the 81-game mark, I told myself I'd like to drive in a run every day for the rest of the year. I don't think that's impossible. I can do it. If someone's on, drive in a run. Or hit a home run. I said that before I got in this streak. I don't know what happened with the home runs. I just got in a groove - bing, bing, bing."

The Consecutive Game Home Run Streak

07-08-1987 : Don Mattingly hit the first two record setting home runs. In the bottom of the first inning, Mike Smithson was on the mound, and in the bottom of the sixth, Juan Berenguer pitching in relief.

07-09-1987 : Don Mattingly hit a homer in the bottom of the sixth inning, Richard Dotson was on the mound, bases were empty, two outs had been recorded.

07-10-1987 : Don Mattingly hit a homer in the bottom of the second inning, Joel McKeon was on the mound in relief, bases were loaded, one out.

07-11-1987 : Don Mattingly hit a homer in the bottom of the third inning, Jose DeLeon was on the mound, bases were empty, two outs had been recorded.

07-12-1987 : Don Mattingly hit a homer in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jim Winn was on the mound in relief, bases were empty, two outs had been recorded.

07-16-1987 : Don Mattingly hit two again. In the top of the second inning, Charlie Hough was on the mound and in the top of the eighth, Mitch Williams pitching in relief.

07-17-1987 : Don Mattingly hit a homer in the top of the sixth inning, Paul Kilgus was on the mound in relief, bases were empty, two outs had been recorded.

07-18-1987 : Don Mattingly hit a homer in the top of the fourth inning, Jose Guzman was on the mound, bases were empty, no outs.

Consecutive Home Run Major League Records set by Mattingly during the streak include: Most Home Runs Hit in 7 Consecutive Games (9), Most Home Runs Hit in 8 Consecutive Games (10), and Most Consecutive Games With At Least One Home Run Hit (8).

The grand slam Mattingly hit during the streak on July 10, 1987 , was his third ( May 14 / June 29 ) of the season. The homer versus Hough on July 16th was also a slam, the fourth of the year, and Don went on to hit two more grand slams that year, September 25 , versus Jose Mesa and September 29 , versus Bruce Hurst . A new Major League record for grand slams in a season and the only grand slams Mattingly would ever hit across his entire fourteen year career!

The 1981 New York Yankees played in the 1981 World Series , losing 4-2 to the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers . The 1996 New York Yankees played in the 1996 World Series , winning 4-2 versus the 1996 Atlanta Braves . Don Mattingly played for the New York Yankees from 1982 through 1995 which is why "The Hitman" is often referred to as the best Bronx Bomber to have never played in a Fall Classic. Nonetheless, the Yanks retired Mattingly's #23 and dedicated his plaque for Monument Park at Yankee Stadium on August 31, 1997. The plaque reads: "A humble man of grace and dignity, a captain who led by example, proud of the pinstripe tradition and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, a Yankee forever."

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