Jason Giambi: 2002-2008
Hideki Matsui: 2003-2009
Alex Rodriguez: 2004-2016
Gary Sheffield: 2004-2006
Mark Teixeira: 2009-2016
Curtis Granderson: 2010-2013
Babe Ruth and Mark Teixeira are the only veteran players to join the Yankees and lead the league in home runs in their first Yankee season. Aaron Judge led with 52 as a rookie in 2017 after playing two months the previous season.
Alex Rodriguez and Roger Maris are the only veteran players to join the Yankees and be league MVP twice as Yankees. Rodriguez led the league in homers in Yankee seasons 2 and 4 and was MVP in both those seasons. Maris was MVP in his first two Yankee seasons 1960 and 1961.
Jason Giambi and Curtis Granderson are the only Yankees since Mickey Mantle in 1960 and 1961 to hit at least 40 home runs in two consecutive seasons. Rodriguez (54) was the first Yankee since Maris (61) and Mantle (54) in 1961 to hit at least 50 home runs in a season.
Mantle & Maris still only teammates to hit 50 HR. Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Home Runs in Yankee seasons:
Ages in Yankee seasons; youngest: Rodriguez, same age as Stanton: