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1912 New York Highlanders
Major league affiliations
Location
1912 Information
Owner(s) William Devery and Frank Farrell
Manager(s) Harry Wolverton
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1912 New York Highlanders season was their tenth in New York and their twelfth overall. It was the final season for the "Highlanders", before evolving exclusively into the "Yankees". The team finished with a total of 50 wins and 102 losses, coming in 8th, last place in the American League. The club was managed by Harry Wolverton. Their home games were played at Hilltop Park.

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Regular season

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Logo and uniforms

For 1912, the curving "NY" migrated from the sleeve to its now-familiar spot on the left breast of the jersey (on some versions of the uniform, though not the one shown here). This was also the year the pin stripes were introduced.

Team nickname

By this season, the alternate nickname "Yankees" was in very common usage by the media. The New York Times for Opening Day 1912 reported that "The Yankees presented a natty appearance in their new uniforms of white with black pin stripes." The pin stripes were a one-year experiment, but they would return for good on the home uniforms in 1915.

The final game of the season, and the final game for the "Highlanders" at the Hilltop, was played on October 5, 1912. The team moved to the Polo Grounds the following year. Hilltop Park was closed after the 1912 season and was demolished in 1914. It is now occupied by the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 105 47 .691 --
Washington Senators 91 61 .599 14
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 .592 15
Chicago White Sox 78 76 .506 28
Cleveland Naps 75 78 .490 30½
Detroit Tigers 69 84 .451 36½
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 53
New York Highlanders 50 102 .329 55

Notable transactions

  • July 21, 1912: Del Paddock was purchased by the Highlanders from the Dubuque Hustlers.[1]

Roster

1912 New York Highlanders roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Sweeney, EdEd Sweeney 110 351 94 .268 0 30
1B Chase, HalHal Chase 131 522 143 .274 4 58

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Paddock, DelDel Paddock 46 156 45 .288 1 14
Stumpf, BillBill Stumpf 42 129 31 .240 0 10
Wolverton, HarryHarry Wolverton 34 50 15 .300 0 4
Priest, JohnnyJohnny Priest 2 2 1 .500 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ford, RussRuss Ford 36 291.2 13 21 3.55 112
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 30 183.1 8 16 4.47 95
McConnell, GeorgeGeorge McConnell 23 176.2 8 12 2.75 91
Fisher, RayRay Fisher 17 90.1 2 8 5.88 47

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis 10 54 1 4 6.50 22
Thompson, TommyTommy Thompson 7 32.2 0 2 6.06 15
Hoff, ChetChet Hoff 5 15.2 0 1 6.89 14

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Shears, GeorgeGeorge Shears 4 0 0 0 5.40 9

Notes

References


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