1944 New York Yankees season: Wikis

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1944 New York Yankees
Major league affiliations
Location
1944 Information
Owner(s) Estate of Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local television none
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Don Dunphy, Bill Slater)

The New York Yankees' 1944 season was the 42nd season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 83-71, finishing 6 games behind the St. Louis Browns. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Contents

Offseason

  • Prior to 1944 season: Jim Greengrass was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]
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Spring training

The Yankees trained in 1944 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The team made the 300-room Senator Hotel their headquarters and practiced indoors at the 112th Field Artillery Armory.[2]. They played their first exhibition game in Atlantic City on April 1, 1944 and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1, behind a home run by Johnny Lindell. The following day, 4,000 fans saw the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-3.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Roster

1944 New York Yankees roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R= Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; Avg. = Batting Average; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Garbark, MikeMike Garbark 89 299 23 78 .261 1 33 0
1B Etten, NickNick Etten 154 573 88 168 .293 22 91 4
2B Stirnweiss, SnuffySnuffy Stirnweiss 154 643 125 205 .319 8 43 55
3B Grimes, OscarOscar Grimes 116 387 44 108 .279 5 46 6
SS Milosevich, MikeMike Milosevich 94 312 27 77 .247 0 32 1
OF Lindell, JohnnyJohnny Lindell 149 594 91 178 .300 18 103 5
OF Metheny, BudBud Metheny 137 518 72 124 .239 14 67 5
OF Martin, HershHersh Martin 85 328 49 99 .302 9 47 5

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Other batters

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Hemsley, RollieRollie Hemsley 81 284 23 76 .268 2 26 0
Rosenthal, LarryLarry Rosenthal 36 101 9 20 .198 0 9 1
Cooney, JohnnyJohnny Cooney 10 8 1 1 .125 0 1 0
Drescher, BillBill Drescher 4 7 0 1 .143 0 0 0
Waner, PaulPaul Waner 9 7 1 1 .143 0 1 1
Collins, RipRip Collins 3 3 0 1 .333 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Queen, MelMel Queen 10 81.2 6 3 3.31 30

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bevens, BillBill Bevens 8 43.2 4 1 2.68 16

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Johnson, JohnnyJohnny Johnson 22 0 2 3 4.05 11

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Jack Saltzgaver
AA Newark Bears International League Billy Meyer
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Gene Martin
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Garland Braxton
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Solly Mishkin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Jim Greengrass page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gietschier, Steve (1994-03-21). "It happens every spring". The Sporting News. http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/sports2000/trends/142170.html. Retrieved 2009-06-10.  
  3. ^ Wilk, Tom (2006-04-20). "Waltz Through Time: The Old Ballgame". Atlantic City Weekly. http://www.atlanticcitynj.net/view.php?id=4199&issue_id=124. Retrieved 2009-06-10.  
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1944.shtml
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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