200 — CC Sabathia notched win No. 200 of his career at age 32 (he turns 33 in two weeks) with a victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Sabathia is just the 10th pitcher in the live-ball era (since 1920) to win 200 games before turning 33. Eight of the previous nine are in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The other? Greg Maddux, who is eligible in 2014.
1,958 — More New York Yankees history was written last week when Andy Pettitte became the storied franchise’s career leader in strikeouts. Whitey Ford had held the record since 1963. Pettitte has 2,386 in his career but spent three seasons with the Houston Astros.
46 — Entering Friday, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had 46 extra-base hits this season. That’s the most extra-base hits before the all-star break for a player in his age-20 season or younger, surpassing Alex Rodriguez’s 45 in 1996.
38 — Machado also has 38 doubles, which is more than Mickey Mantle ever had in an entire season (although Mantle was often hitting balls out of Yankee Stadium, not just into the gaps).
30+ — Orioles slugger and Most Valuable Player candidate Chris Davis became just the eighth player to hit 30 or more home runs before July 1 in baseball history, joining Babe Ruth (twice), Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa (twice), Barry Bonds, Luis Gonzalez, Ken Griffey Jr. (twice) and Albert Pujols.
33, 32 — Davis has 32 home runs entering the weekend, only one round-tripper short of how many he hit all of last season.
.436 — Yaisel Puig hasn’t slowed down since entering the league. His .436 batting average for the month of June is the highest batting average in modern baseball history for a player’s first calendar month in the league.
5 — And thanks to Jason Kipnis’ torrid June, the Indians lead the majors in Player of the Week honors with five.
$1.2 million — On July 1, baseball again took part in one of its greatest traditions: watching the New York Mets pay Bobby Bonilla. Even though he retired in 2001, the Mets still pay Bonilla every year after they agreed to defer the payments on the $5.9 million that remained on his contract. Bonilla actually will make double what Mike Trout will this season ($550,000).
13-0 — As of Thursday night, Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer remains on a historic run. He’s started the season 13-0, the best start to a season by a starting pitcher since Roger Clemens went 14-0 in 1986.
Luckiest man — Thursday was the 74th anniversary of one of the most iconic moments in sports history, when Lou Gehrig gave his immortal farewell speech at Yankee Stadium.
69 dogs — Joey Chestnut broke his own record Thursday during the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, downing 69 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to keep his title. That means he ate a hot dog every 8.69 seconds for 10 consecutive minutes.
— Ryan Lewis