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October 31, 2012

Mattingly (Bronx Banter)

We still played hard every day.

| Don Mattingly on the 1990 Yankees |

The 1990 Yankees were one of the worst teams in franchise history.  Their 67-95 record was good enough for last place in the AL East, 21 games behind the Boston Red Sox.  They scored 603 runs and allowed 749.  They batted an American League worst .241 and struck out 1,027 times.  Mattingly, hampered by a bad back, played in just 81 games and mustered a .256 average with 5 home runs and 42 RBIs.  Tim Leary had the most wins on the pitching staff with 9.  The brightest moment of the season was a no-hitter by Andy Hawkins on July 1st, which he lost 4-0.  It was, in many ways, a forgettable season, but as Mattingly pointed out, the 1990 Yankees still played with the pride and heart expected of those who don the pinstripes.

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