1913 New York Yankees season

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1913 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) William Devery and Frank Farrell
Manager(s) Frank Chance
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The 1913 New York Yankees season was the club's eleventh in New York and thirteenth overall. The team finished with a record of 57-94, coming in 7th place in the American League. The team also moved into the Polo Grounds which they would share with the New York Giants until 1923

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season summary[edit]

With an otherwise lackluster season, the most noteworthy event for the 1913 Yankees was switching their home field from Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds. The Yankees had lent their home to the National League's Giants during the rebuilding of the Polo Grounds following its disastrous fire in 1911. The Giants returned the favor in 1913, subleasing to their American League rivals after the Highlanders' agreement to play at the aging, and wooden, Hilltop ballpark had ended.

At that time, the Giants were one of the strongest teams in baseball, winners of two consecutive league championships, and they would win their third in a row in 1913. The Yankees were seen as no threat to their status, and would provide additional revenue. Little did the Giants suspect what the future held for the respective clubs' status in the city and in baseball.

Team name[edit]

The nickname "Yankees" was now in frequent popular usage, and with the move of just a few blocks from the Hilltop to the bottomland of Coogan's Hollow next to the Harlem River, the alternate nickname "Highlanders" no longer made logical sense, and was dropped. Thus "Yankees" became the exclusive nickname of the New York American League franchise.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 96 57 0.627 50–26 46–31
Washington Senators 90 64 0.584 42–35 48–29
Cleveland Naps 86 66 0.566 45–32 41–34
Boston Red Sox 79 71 0.527 15½ 41–34 38–37
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 17½ 40–37 38–37
Detroit Tigers 66 87 0.431 30 34–42 32–45
New York Yankees 57 94 0.377 38 27–47 30–47
St. Louis Browns 57 96 0.373 39 31–46 26–50


Roster[edit]

1913 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
1B Knight, JohnJohn Knight 70 250 59 .236 0 24

Other batters[edit]

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
Chance, FrankFrank Chance 12 24 5 .208 0 6
Reynolds, BillBill Reynolds 5 5 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fisher, RayRay Fisher 43 246.1 12 16 3.18 92

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 27 164.1 9 8 2.41 87

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Clark, GeorgeGeorge Clark 11 0 1 0 9.00 5

Notes[edit]

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