In the franchise’s 111-year history, the Yankees have made the post season in 50 seasons, including 27 championships, 40 pennants, and 46 division titles. The Bronx Bombers have also punched their ticket to the playoffs in 16 of the past 17 seasons. No wonder so many Yankees’ fans consider October baseball to be a birthright. However, surviving the 162-game marathon isn’t easy. Just ask the Boston Red Sox. So, in honor of the team’s prolific post season record, a breakdown of all 254 October games is provided below.
Yankees All-Time Post Season Record, by Opponent
|W||L||T||W%||Series W||Series L||Longest WStrk||Longest LStrk|
|San Diego Padres||4||0||1.000||1||0||4||0|
|New York Mets||4||1||0.800||1||0||2||1|
|Boston Red Sox||11||8||0.579||2||1||4||4|
|San Francisco Giants||4||3||0.571||1||0||1||1|
|New York Giants||19||16||1||0.543||4||2||4||8|
|St. Louis Cardinals||15||13||0.536||2||3||5||4|
|Kansas City Royals||9||8||0.529||3||1||3||3|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||10||12||0.455||2||2||6||4|
Yankees All-Time Post Season Record, by Series
|W||L||T||W%||Game WStrk||Game LStrk||Series W||Series L||Series WStrk||Series LStrk|
|ALDS||39||27||0||0.591||6 (2x)||4 (2x)||10||6||4||3|
World Series Record, By Game
American League Playoff Record, By Game
|Game 1||10||4||0.714||Game 1||10||6||0.625|
|Game 2||8||6||0.571||Game 2||10||6||0.625|
|Game 3||7||7||0.500||Game 3||11||5||0.688|
|Game 4||8||4||0.667||Game 4||5||7||0.417|
|Game 5||8||3||0.727||Game 5||3||3||0.500|
Total Post Season Record, By Game
- The Diamondbacks, Marlins and Tigers are the only teams against whom the Yankees have not won a post season series.
- The Cardinals are the only team to have won more World Series than they lost against the Yankees.
- The Yankees are 11-3 in “Subway Series”.
- The Yankees have never faced the Rays, Blue Jays, White Sox, Nationals/Expos, Astros and Rockies in the post season.
- The Yankees longest post season losing streak was eight games, suffered at the hands of the New York Giants from game 6 of the 1921 World Series until Game 1 of the 1923 World Series.
- The Yankees longest winning streak in the World Series is 14 games, beginning in game 3 of the 1996 World Series and last until game 3 of the 2000 World Series.
- The Yankees record for most consecutive post season wins is 12 games, which was accomplished twice:1927, 28 and 36 World Series as well as Game 4 of the 1998 ALCS through Game 2 of the 1999 ALCS.
- The Yankees won a record 11 post season series, beginning with the 1998 ALDS and ending with the 2001 World Series. From 1927 to 1941, the Yankees won all eight of the World Series in which they played. The record for most World Series victories in consecutive years is five, established by the 1949-1953 Yankees.
- The only Yankee to ever win two post season MVP awards is Mariano Rivera, who earned the hardware in the 1999 World Series and 2003 ALCS.
- The Yankees post season winning percentage of .599 is better than the team’s regular season winning percentage of .568, as of the end of the 2011 season.