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1949 New York Yankees
Casey Stengel's First Season as Manager
1949 World Series Championship
1949 American League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1949 Information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WABD
(Dolly Stark)
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy)

The 1949 New York Yankees season was the 47th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 97-57, winning their 16th pennant, finishing 1 game ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. In 1949, Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey and Yankees GM Larry MacPhail verbally agreed to trade DiMaggio for Ted Williams, but MacPhail refused to include Yogi Berra.[1] Phil Rizzuto moved from eighth to first in the batting lineup and finished the season second in voting for the American League MVP Award. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 5 games.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

The 1949 Yankees team was seen as "underdogs" who came from behind to catch and surprise the powerful Red Sox on the last two days of the season, a face off that fueled the beginning of the modern Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. The post-season proved to be a bit easier, as the Yankees knocked off the Dodgers four games to one.

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47

Notable transactions

  • April 28, 1949: Grant Dunlap was returned by the Yankees to the Indians.[2]

Roster

1949 New York Yankees roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Berra, YogiYogi Berra 116 415 155 .277 20 91
1B Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 115 411 118 .287 24 85
2B Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman 128 447 123 .275 2 42
3B Brown, BobbyBobby Brown 104 343 97 .283 6 61
SS Rizzuto, PhilPhil Rizzuto 153 614 169 .275 5 65
OF Mapes, CliffCliff Mapes 111 304 75 .247 7 38
OF Woodling, GeneGene Woodling 112 296 80 .270 5 44
OF Bauer, HankHank Bauer 103 301 82 .272 10 45

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnson, BillyBilly Johnson 113 329 82 .249 8 56
DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 76 272 94 .346 14 67
Lindell, JohnnyJohnny Lindell 78 211 51 .242 6 27
Kryhoski, DickDick Kryhoski 54 177 52 .294 1 27
Stirnweiss, SnuffySnuffy Stirnweiss 70 157 41 .261 0 11
Silvera, CharlieCharlie Silvera 58 130 41 .315 0 13
Keller, CharlieCharlie Keller 60 116 29 .250 3 16
Phillips, JackJack Phillips 45 91 28 .308 1 10
Niarhos, GusGus Niarhos 32 43 12 .279 0 6
Mole, FentonFenton Mole 10 27 5 .185 0 2
Mize, JohnnyJohnny Mize 13 23 6 .261 1 2
Delsing, JimJim Delsing 9 20 7 .350 1 3
Collins, JoeJoe Collins 7 10 1 .100 0 4
Houk, RalphRalph Houk 5 7 4 .571 0 1
Witek, MickeyMickey Witek 1 1 1 1.000 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
Byrne, TommyTommy Byrne 32 196 15 7 3.72 129
Lopat, EdEd Lopat 31 215.1 15 10 3.26 70
Raschi, VicVic Raschi 38 274.2 21 10 3.34 124
Reynolds, AllieAllie Reynolds 35 213.2 17 6 4.00 105

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
Sanford, FredFred Sanford 29 95.1 7 3 3.87 51
Pillette, DuaneDuane Pillette 12 37.1 2 4 4.34 9
Porterfield, BobBob Porterfield 12 57.2 2 5 4.06 25

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Buxton, RalphRalph Buxton 14 0 1 2 4.05 14
Marshall, CuddlesCuddles Marshall 21 3 0 3 5.11 13
Page, JoeJoe Page 60 13 8 27 2.59 99
Shea, SpecSpec Shea 20 1 1 1 5.33 22
Casey, HughHugh Casey 4 1 0 0 8.22 5
Hiller, FrankFrank Hiller 4 0 2 1 5.87 3
Hood, WallyWally Hood 2 0 0 0 0.00 2

World series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)

Game Score Date Attendance
1 New York 1, Brooklyn 0 October 5 66,224
2 Brooklyn 1, New York 0 October 6 70,053
3 New York 4, Brooklyn 3 October 7 32,788
4 New York 6, Brooklyn 4 October 8 33,934
5 New York 10, Brooklyn 6 October 9 33,711

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Bill Skiff
AAA Newark Bears International League Buddy Hassett
AA Beaumont Exporters Texas League Chick Autry
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League George Selkirk
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Alton Biggs and Jim Pruett
B Quincy Gems Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League James Adlam
B Manchester Yankees New England League Wally Berger
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Earl Bolyard and Frank Novosel
B Victoria Athletics Western International League Ted Norbert and Earl Bolyard
C Ventura Yankees California League Bones Sanders
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian-American League Mayo Smith
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Eddie Kearse, Joe McDermott and Wally Berger
C Twin Falls Cowboys Pioneer League Charlie Metro
C Joplin Miners Western Association Johnny Sturm
D Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League Jack Farmer
D LaGrange Troupers Georgia-Alabama League Carl Cooper
Level Team League Manager
D Independence Yankees Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League Harry Craft
D Belleville Stags Mississippi-Ohio Valley League Les Mueller, Joe Yurkovich, Addie Nesbit and Bunny Mick
D Newark Yankees Ohio-Indiana League Jim McLeod
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Vern Hoscheit
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League Fred Collins

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton, Joplin, Independence

Manchester club folded, July 19, 1949[4]

Notes

  1. ^ ESPN.com - Page2 - The List: Baseball's biggest rumors
  2. ^ a b Grant Dunlap page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Lou Skizas page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ 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

Preceded by
Cleveland Indians
1948
American League Champions
1949
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1950
Preceded by
Cleveland Indians
1948
World Series Champions
New York Yankees

1949
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1950

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