1923 New York Yankees season: Wikis

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1923 New York Yankees
1923 World Series Champions
1923 AL Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1923 Information
Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s) Miller Huggins
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1923 New York Yankees season was the 23rd season for this American League franchise and its 21st season in New York. Manager Miller Huggins led the team to their third straight pennant with a 98-54 record, 16 games ahead of the second place Detroit Tigers. The Yankees moved into the now famous Yankee Stadium. In the 1923 World Series, they avenged their 1921 and 1922 losses by defeating the New York Giants in 6 games, 4 games to 2.

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Regular season

The Yankees began their first World Championship Season on April 18 as they opened Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth christened the new stadium, with a home run in the Yankees' 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The stadium would later be called "the House that Ruth Built".

On May 5, the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Athletics 7-2 at Yankee Stadium to regain first place, the Yankees would never fall back in the standings for the rest of the season.

Babe Ruth set a Yankees record for highest batting average in one season by hitting .393. Ruth also finished the season with 41 home runs and 131 RBIs. Ruth’s average was not enough to win the batting title, as Ruth finished in second place to Detroit’s Harry Heilmann who batted .403.

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 54 .645 --
Detroit Tigers 83 71 .539 16
Cleveland Indians 82 71 .536 16½
Washington Senators 75 78 .490 23½
St. Louis Browns 74 78 .487 24
Philadelphia Athletics 69 83 .454 29
Chicago White Sox 69 85 .448 30
Boston Red Sox 61 91 .401 37

Roster

1923 New York Yankees roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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 Schang, WallyWally Schang 84 272 75 .276 2 29
1B Pipp, WallyWally Pipp 144 569 173 .304 6 108
2B Ward, AaronAaron Ward 152 567 161 .284 10 82
3B Dugan, JoeJoe Dugan 146 644 182 .283 7 67
SS Scott, EverettEverett Scott 152 533 131 .246 6 60
OF Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 152 522 205 .393 41 131
OF Witt, WhiteyWhitey Witt 146 596 187 .314 6 56
OF Meusel, BobBob Meusel 132 460 144 .314 9 91

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Hofmann, FredFred Hofmann 72 238 69 .290 3 26
Smith, ElmerElmer Smith 70 183 56 .306 7 35
Hendrick, HarveyHarvey Hendrick 37 66 18 .273 3 12
Bengough, BennyBenny Bengough 19 53 7 .132 0 3
Johnson, ErnieErnie Johnson 19 38 17 .448 1 8
McNally, MikeMike McNally 30 38 8 .211 0 1
Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 13 26 11 .423 1 9
Haines, HinkeyHinkey Haines 28 25 4 .160 0 3
Gazella, MikeMike Gazella 8 13 1 .077 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 37 275.2 19 15 3.43 125
Shawkey, BobBob Shawkey 36 258.2 16 11 3.51 125
Jones, SamSam Jones 34 243 21 8 3.63 68
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 37 238.2 17 9 3.02 60
Pennock, HerbHerb Pennock 35 238.1 19 6 3.13 93

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mays, CarlCarl Mays 23 81.1 5 2 6.20 16
Pipgras, GeorgeGeorge Pipgras 8 33.1 1 3 5.94 12

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Roettger, OscarOscar Roettger 5 0 0 1 8.49 7

World series

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-NYG)

Attendance
1 October 10 New York Giants 5 New York Yankees 4 0-1 55,307
2 October 11 New York Yankees 4 New York Giants 2 1-1 40,402
3 October 12 New York Giants 1 New York Yankees 0 1-2 62,430
4 October 12 New York Yankees 8 New York Giants 4 2-2 46,302
5 October 14 New York Giants 1 New York Yankees 8 3-2 62,817
6 October 15 New York Yankees 6 New York Giants 4 4-2 34,172
New York Yankees win 4-2

Awards and honors

Franchise records

  • Babe Ruth, club record, highest single-season batting average, (.393)

References

Preceded by
New York Yankees
1922
American League Champions
New York Yankees

1923
Succeeded by
Washington Senators
1924
Preceded by
New York Giants
1922
World Series Champions
New York Yankees

1923
Succeeded by
Washington Senators
1924

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