1995 New York Yankees season: Wikis


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1995 New York Yankees
1995 AL Wild Card
Derek Jeter's MLB Debut
Don Mattingly's Final Season
Major league affiliations
1995 information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Buck Showalter
Local television WPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, Bobby Murcer, Paul Olden)
(Dave Cohen, Jim Kaat, Al Trautwig)
Local radio WABC (AM)
(Michael Kay, John Sterling)

The New York Yankees' 1995 season was the 93rd season for the Yankees, their 71st playing home games at Yankee Stadium. Managed by Buck Showalter, the team finished with a record of 79-65, seven games behind the Boston Red Sox. They won the first American League Wild Card. In the playoffs, they would lose a 2-0 series lead and succomb to the Mariners in the fifth game.



  • December 14, 1994: Jack McDowell was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and Keith Heberling (minors). The New York Yankees sent Lyle Mouton (April 22, 1995) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.[1]
  • December 15, 1994: Tony Fernandez was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]

Regular season

  • On May 29, 1995, Derek Jeter made his major league baseball debut.[3] It was in a game against the Seattle Mariners. Jeter had 5 At-Bats and had 0 Hits.[4]
  • On September 11, 1995, pitcher Jack McDowell threw exactly three pitches and recorded three outs.[5] This was accomplished in the ninth inning.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 86 58 .597    --
New York Yankees * 78 65 .549   7.0
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 .493 15.0
Detroit Tigers 60 84 .417 26.0
Toronto Blue Jays 56 88 .389 30.0


  • April 12, 1995: Randy Velarde was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[6]
  • June 5, 1995: Josias Manzanillo was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the New York Mets.[7]
  • June 8, 1995: Kevin Elster was released by the New York Yankees.[8]
  • June 19, 1995: Darryl Strawberry was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
  • July 1, 1995: Kevin Maas was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[9]
  • July 16, 1995: Dave Silvestri was traded by the New York Yankees to the Montreal Expos for Tyrone Horne (minors).[10]
  • July 28, 1995: David Cone was traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Yankees for Marty Janzen, Jason Jarvis (minors), and Mike Gordon (minors).[11]
  • July 28, 1995: Danny Tartabull was traded by the New York Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Rubén Sierra and Jason Beverlin.[12]
  • August 11, 1995: Luis Polonia was traded by the New York Yankees to the Atlanta Braves for Troy Hughes (minors).[13]

Draft picks

  • June 1, 1995: Donzell McDonald was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed July 22, 1995.[14]
  • June 1, 1995: Future NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 26th round (730th pick) of the 1995 amateur draft. Culpepper was drafted out of Vanguard High School.[15]


1995 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers





Death of Mickey Mantle

Shortly before his death, Mantle videotaped a message to be played on Old-Timers' Day, which he was too ill to attend. He said, "When I die, I wanted on my tombstone, 'A great teammate.' But I didn't think it would be this soon." The words were indeed carved on the plaque marking his resting place at the family mausoleum in Dallas.

Mantle received a liver transplant at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, on June 8, 1995, after his liver had been damaged by years of chronic alcoholism, cirrhosis and hepatitis C. In July, he had recovered enough to deliver a press conference at Baylor, and noted that many fans had looked to him as a role model. "This is a role model: Don't be like me," he said. He also established the Mickey Mantle Foundation to raise awareness for organ donations. Soon, he was back in the hospital, where it was found that his liver cancer spread throughout his body.

Mickey Mantle died on August 13, 1995, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was 63 years old. During the first Yankee home game after Mantle's passing, Eddie Layton played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the Hammond organ at Yankee Stadium because Mickey had once told him it was his favorite song. The Yankees played the rest of the season with black mourning bands topped by a small number 7 on their left sleeves.

Player stats


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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Derek Jeter 15 48 12 .250 0 7


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO


Game Score Date
1 Seattle 6, New York 9 October 3, 1995
2 Seattle 5, New York 7 October 4, 1995
3 New York 4, Seattle 7 October 6, 1995
4 New York 8, Seattle 11 October 7, 1995
5 New York 5, Seattle 6 October 8, 1995

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Bill Evers
AA Norwich Navigators Eastern League Jimmy Johnson
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Jake Gibbs
A Greensboro Bats South Atlantic League Trey Hillman
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League Rob Thomson
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Héctor López



  1. ^ Jack McDowell Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/f/fernato01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/j/jeterde01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=199505290SEA
  5. ^ 3 Pitch Inning
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/velarra01.shtml
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/manzajo01.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/e/elsteke01.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/maaske01.shtml
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/silveda01.shtml
  11. ^ David Cone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ Danny Tartabull Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  13. ^ Luis Polonia Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcdondo01.shtml
  15. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/?year_ID=1995&round=26&draft_type=junreg
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

Preceded by
1st season
AL Wild Card
Succeeded by
Baltimore Orioles


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