The Yankees beat the Rangers in the 1996, 1998 and 1999 Division Series, winning nine of 10 games. The Core Four were in the dugout for each of those series.

Robinson Cano AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

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WT: 205 lbs. HT: 6-0
BATS: Left THROWS: Right
BORN: October 22, 1982
BIRTH PLACE: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

Cano continues to establish himself as the best hitter in the Yankees lineup with another great year. ... While he batted his lowest average of the past three seasons, he set a career-high in RBIs and will be one of the top candidates for the AL MVP. ... Cano is a career .248 hitter in the postseason, but did hit .342 last season.

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SPLITS G AB R H HR RBI AVG SLG OPS
Career 1520 5888 875 1826 218 899 .310 .501 .859