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CHRIS CHAMBLISS, 1B .282, 79 HR, 454 RBIs (Credit: AP)

CHRIS CHAMBLISS, 1B
.282, 79 HR, 454 RBIs
Chris Chambliss played for the Yankees from 1974-79 and in 1988. Two of Chambliss' six World Series championships came with the Yankees, and Chambliss made his only All-Star Game appearance with the Yankees in 1976.

Yankees first basemen through the years

Look back at every player to appear in at least 100 games at first base for the Yankees since 1914.

Players listed in chronological order. Stats updated through July 8, 2012.

Source: baseballreference.com

CHARLIE MULLEN — (1914-16) Mullen went homerless in
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CHARLIE MULLEN — (1914-16)
Mullen went homerless in 186 at bats for the Yankees.
Yankees career:
— 253 games
— .247 batting average
— 0 home runs
— 87 RBIs

WALLY PIPP — 1915-25 Though he's most commonly
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WALLY PIPP — 1915-25
Though he's most commonly known as "the guy to play first base before Lou Gehrig," Pipp was a solid contributor for 11 seasons with the Yankees.
Yankees career:
— 1,488 games
— 282 batting average
— 80 home runs
— 826 RBIs

LOU GEHRIG — 1923-39 The Iron Horse was
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LOU GEHRIG — 1923-39
The Iron Horse was a two-time American League MVP and seven-time All-Star. He drove in 100-plus RBIs in 13 seasons, including 184 in 1931, the second-most in MLB history. Gehrig won six World Series titles in his 17-year career, and was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1939.
Yankees career:
— 2,164 games
— .340 batting average
— 493 home runs
— 1,995 RBIs

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BABE DAHLGREN— 1937-40 Dahlgren replaced Lou Gehrig at
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BABE DAHLGREN— 1937-40
Dahlgren replaced Lou Gehrig at first base on May 2, 1939. ending Gehrig's consecutive games played streak at 2,130.
Yankees career:
— 327 games
— .248 batting average
— 27 home runs
— 163 RBIs

BUDDY HASSETT — 1942 Hassett played just one
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BUDDY HASSETT — 1942
Hassett played just one season for the Yankees. He served in the Navy for three years during World War II.
Yankees career:
— 132 games
— .284 batting average
— 5 home runs
— 148 RBIs

NICK ETTEN — 1943-46 Etten led the American
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NICK ETTEN — 1943-46
Etten led the American League with 22 home runs in 1943.
Yankees career:
— 568 games
— .275 batting average
— 63 home runs
— 358 RBIs

GEORGE MCQUINN — 1947-48 McQuinn (right) was named
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GEORGE MCQUINN — 1947-48
McQuinn (right) was named an All-Star in seven of his 12 Major League seasons.
Yankees career:
— 238 games
— .283 batting average
— 24 home runs
— 121 RBIs

JOE COLLINS — 1948-57 Collins (far right) won
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JOE COLLINS — 1948-57
Collins (far right) won six World Series titles in his 10 seasons manning first base for the Yankees.
Yankees career:
— 908 games
— .256 batting average
— 86 home runs
— 329 RBIs

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JOHNNY MIZE — 1949-53 The Yankees won the
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JOHNNY MIZE — 1949-53
The Yankees won the World Series in each season "The Big Cat" Mize was with the team.
Yankees career:
— 375 games
—.264 batting average
— 44 home runs
— 179 RBIs

MARV THORNEBERRY — 1955, '58-59
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MARV THORNEBERRY — 1955, '58-59
"Marvelous" Marv was an infamous member of the inaugural 1962 Mets team that lost a record 120 games.
Yankees career:
— 141 games
— .238 batting average
— 15 home runs
— 44 RBIs

MOOSE SKOWRON — 1954-62 In his career, Skowron
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MOOSE SKOWRON — 1954-62
In his career, Skowron won five World Series titles – four with the Yanks and one with the Dodgers.
Yankees career:
— 1,087 games
— .294 batting average
— 165 home runs
— 672 RBIs

MICKEY MANTLE — 1951-68 Hampered by injuries, Mantle
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MICKEY MANTLE — 1951-68
Hampered by injuries, Mantle played the final two seasons of his career (1967-68) at first base. During those two seasons, Mickey compiled a .241 average with 40 home runs and 109 RBIs.
Yankees career:
— 2,401 games
— .298 batting average
— 536 home runs
— 1,509 RBIs

JOE PEPITONE, 1B/CF .252, 166 HR, 541 RBIs
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JOE PEPITONE, 1B/CF
.252, 166 HR, 541 RBIs
Joe Pepitone spent eight seasons (1962-1969) with the Yankees. During his career with the Yankees he was a three-time All Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner.

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DANNY CATER — 1970-71 The Yankees acquired Cater

DANNY CATER — 1970-71
The Yankees acquired Cater from the Athletics in a trade following the 1969 season. Cater hit .301 his first season with the team, 10th-best in the American League.
Yankees career:
— 276 games
— .290 batting average
— 10 home runs
— 126 RBIs

JOHN ELLIS ? 1970-72 In 1973, Ellis was
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JOHN ELLIS ? 1970-72
In 1973, Ellis was traded to the Indians for third baseman Graig Nettles.
Yankees career:
? 235 games
? .256 batting average
? 16 home runs
? 96 RBIs

FELIPE ALOU — 1971-73 Alou (left, with his
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FELIPE ALOU — 1971-73
Alou (left, with his brothers Jesus and Matty) played six different positions, including designated hitter, in three seasons with the Yankees.
Yankees career:
— 344 games
— .271 average
— 18 home runs
— 133 RBIs

RON BLOMBERG, 1B/RF/DH .302, 47 HR, 202 RBIs
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RON BLOMBERG, 1B/RF/DH
.302, 47 HR, 202 RBIs
Ron Blomberg was on the Yankees during the 1969 season and from 1971-1976. He had a career .293 average and was the first designated hitter in MLB history.

CHRIS CHAMBLISS, 1B .282, 79 HR, 454 RBIs
(Credit: AP)

CHRIS CHAMBLISS, 1B
.282, 79 HR, 454 RBIs
Chris Chambliss played for the Yankees from 1974-79 and in 1988. Two of Chambliss' six World Series championships came with the Yankees, and Chambliss made his only All-Star Game appearance with the Yankees in 1976.

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JIM SPENCER — 1978-81 Spencer (right) hit a
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JIM SPENCER — 1978-81
Spencer (right) hit a career-high 23 home runs in 1979 – the lone season he eclipsed the 20 homer mark in his 15-year career.
Yankees career:
— 299 games
— .246 batting average
— 45 home runs
— 124 RBIs

BOB WATSON ? 1980-82 Watson currently serves as
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BOB WATSON ? 1980-82
Watson currently serves as MLB?s vice president of rules and on-field operations.
Yankees career:
? 196 games
? .282 batting average
? 19 home runs
? 83 RBIs

STEVE BALBONI, 1B/DH .214, 41 HR, 116 RBIs
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STEVE BALBONI, 1B/DH
.214, 41 HR, 116 RBIs
Steve "Bye Bye" Balboni started and finished his career with the Yankees. Balboni was known for his power but also his high rate of striking out.

DON MATTINGLY — 1984-95 “Donnie Baseball” is one
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DON MATTINGLY — 1984-95
“Donnie Baseball” is one of the most prolific Yankees of all-time racking up 2,153 hits in his 14-year career – all spent with the Yanks.
Yankees career:
— 1,785 games
— .307 batting average
— 222 home runs
— 1,099 RBIs

KEVIN MAAS — 1990-93 Maas was the heir
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KEVIN MAAS — 1990-93
Maas was the heir apparent to Mattingly at first base, but failed to live up to expectations and was released by the Yankees in 1994.
Yankees career:
— 384 games
— .230 batting average
— 65 home runs
— 169 RBIs

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CECIL FIELDER — 1996-97 Well out of his
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CECIL FIELDER — 1996-97
Well out of his prime, Prince’s dad hit just 13 home runs in each of his seasons with the Yanks.
Yankees career:
— 151 games
— .260 batting average
— 26 home runs
— 98 RBIs

TINO MARTINEZ — 1996-01, '05 A cornerstone of
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TINO MARTINEZ — 1996-01, '05
A cornerstone of the Yankees’ 1990’s dynasty, Tino won a World Series ring in four of his seven years in the Bronx.
Yankees career:
— 1,054 games
— .276 batting average
— 192 home runs
— 739 RBIs

NICK JOHNSON — 2001-03, '10 Expected to replace Tino
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NICK JOHNSON — 2001-03, '10
Expected to replace Tino Martinez, Johnson’s Yankees career was derailed by injuries, and he was traded to the Expos in 2004.
Yankees career:
— 272 games
— .300 batting average
— 198 home runs
— 715 RBIs

JASON GIAMBI — 2002-08 Giambi hit 30-plus home
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JASON GIAMBI — 2002-08
Giambi hit 30-plus home runs, including two seasons of 41 homers, six times in his nine seasons with the Yankees. He won the American League Comeback Player of the Year award in 2005.
Yankees career:
— 897 games
— .300 batting average
— 198 home runs
— 715 RBIs

MARK TEIXERIA — 2009-present The current Yankees first
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MARK TEIXERIA — 2009-present
The current Yankees first baseman is on pace to hit his 500th home run during the 2017 season. His contract with the Yankees runs through the 2016 season.
Yankees career (through 2012 All-Star break):
— 550 games
— .263 batting average
— 126 home runs
— 394 RBIs

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