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The Yankees rapped out 18 hits in yesterday’s 9-2 victory over the Indians, but not one wound up leaving the ballpark. It was only the 14th time all season that the Yankees failed to hit a home run, which should lighten the hearts of those overly concerned with the team’s “reliance” on the long ball.

The last time the Yankees recorded as many as 18 hits in the Bronx without sending one over the wall was the next to last game of the season in 1991 (there have been 14 occurrences since 1919). The opponent that day was also the Cleveland Indians, but this time the Tribe came out on the winning side, a paradox not uncommon for the Yankees in that era. During the game, every starter had a hit except third baseman Tory Lovullo, but the real standout was a rookie centerfielder named Bernie Williams.

Yankees’ Home Games with At Least 18 Hits and No Home Runs, Since 1919

Date Opp Rslt H LOB
6/12/2011 CLE W 9-1 18 9
10/5/1991 CLE L 5-7 19 18
7/20/1973 CHW W 12-2 20 10
8/27/1972 KCR W 9-8 26 18
8/3/1953 SLB W 11-3 18 11
7/19/1950 SLB W 16-1 21 13
9/14/1949 SLB W 13-7 19 11
6/20/1939 CHW W 13-3 19 11
6/22/1929 PHA W 4-3 18 14
6/20/1925 CHW W 12-2 22 10
7/18/1922 CHW W 14-4 20 9
6/26/1920 BOS W 14-0 18 7
8/28/1919 WSH W 5-4 19 14

Note: Click on date for link to box score.
Source: Baseball-reference.com

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