GAME 2 STARTER
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.
RIGHT FIELDWT: 210 lbs. HT: 5-11
BATS: Both THROWS: Left
BORN: November 25, 1980
BIRTH PLACE: Columbus, OH
After a horrific start to his season that saw him hitting .213 at the end of May, Swish rebounded to have a good contract year. ... While his numbers dipped from last year, Swisher is hitting higher than his career average and his on-base percentage is the highest since he joined the Yankees. ... Looking to have his first solid postseason with the Yankees. ... He hit .128 in the 2009 while hitting .176 in 2010, giving him a cumulative batting average of .148 in the playoffs.