1921 New York Yankees season

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1921 New York Yankees
1921 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s) Miller Huggins
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1921 New York Yankees season was the 19th season for the Yankees in New York and their 21st overall. The team finished with a record of 98-55, winning their first pennant in franchise history, winning the American League by 4½ games over the previous year's champion, the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. Their home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

Regular season[edit]

With star slugger Babe Ruth hitting 59 home runs, setting a new major league home run record for the third consecutive year, while also having his greatest overall season statistically, the Yankees appeared to be the team to beat in the World Series. Their landlords, the New York Giants, had rebuilt after slipping a bit in the late 1910s, and had won the National League pennant. For the first time, all the games of a World Series would be held in the same ballpark. The best-5-of-9 Series (its last before returning to the best-4-of-7 format) saw the Yankees take a 2 games to 0 lead and later a 3-2 series lead, but Ruth suffered a serious injury in game 3 that limited his appearances in the remaining games, save for one pinch-hit appearance, and the Giants rallied to win the Series 5 games to 3.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 98 55 0.641 53–25 45–30
Cleveland Indians 94 60 0.610 51–26 43–34
St. Louis Browns 81 73 0.526 17½ 43–34 38–39
Washington Senators 80 73 0.523 18 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 75 79 0.487 23½ 41–36 34–43
Detroit Tigers 71 82 0.464 27 37–40 34–42
Chicago White Sox 62 92 0.403 36½ 37–40 25–52
Philadelphia Athletics 53 100 0.346 45 28–47 25–53


Roster[edit]

1921 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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
C Schang, WallyWally Schang 134 424 134 .316 6 55
1B Pipp, WallyWally Pipp 153 588 174 .296 8 98
2B Ward, AaronAaron Ward 153 556 170 .306 5 75
3B Baker, FrankFrank Baker 94 330 97 .294 9 71
SS Peckinpaugh, RogerRoger Peckinpaugh 149 577 166 .288 8 71
OF Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 152 540 204 .378 59 171
OF Meusel, BobBob Meusel 149 598 190 .318 24 136
OF Miller, ElmerElmer Miller 56 242 72 .298 4 36

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
McNally, MikeMike McNally 71 215 56 .260 1 24
Fewster, ChickChick Fewster 66 207 58 .280 1 19
Roth, BraggoBraggo Roth 43 152 43 .283 2 10
Bodie, PingPing Bodie 31 87 15 .172 0 12
Hawks, ChickenChicken Hawks 41 73 21 .280 2 15
Hofmann, FredFred Hofmann 23 62 11 .177 1 5
DeVormer, AlAl DeVormer 22 49 17 .347 0 7
Mitchell, JohnnyJohnny Mitchell 13 42 11 .262 0 2
Connelly, TomTom Connelly 4 5 1 .200 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
Mays, CarlCarl Mays 49 336.2 27 9 3.05 70
Shawkey, BobBob Shawkey 38 245 18 12 4.08 35
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 43 282.1 19 13 3.09 102
Piercy, BillBill Piercy 14 81.2 5 4 2.98 35
Harper, HarryHarry Harper 8 52.2 4 3 3.76 22

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
Collins, RipRip Collins 28 137.1 11 5 5.44 64
Quinn, JackJack Quinn 33 119 8 7 3.78 44
Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson 17 56.1 3 1 5.91 9
Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 2 9 2 0 9.00 2

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
Sheehan, TomTom Sheehan 12 1 0 1 5.45 7
Rogers, TomTom Rogers 5 0 1 1 7.36 0

World series[edit]

Main article: 1921 World Series
Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYG-NYY)

Attendance
1 October 5 New York Yankees 3 New York Giants 0 0-1 30,202
2 October 6 New York Giants 0 New York Yankees 3 0-2 34,939
3 October 7 New York Yankees 5 New York Giants 13 1-2 36,509
4 October 9 New York Giants 4 New York Yankees 2 2-2 36,372
5 October 10 New York Yankees 3 New York Giants 1 2-3 35,758
6 October 11 New York Giants 8 New York Yankees 5 3-3 34,238
7 October 12 New York Yankees 1 New York Giants 2 4-3 36,503
8 October 13 New York Giants 1 New York Yankees 0 5-3 25,410
New York Giants win 5-3

Awards and honors[edit]

Major league records[edit]

  • Babe Ruth, major league record, Most total bases in one season (457)[1]

Franchise records[edit]

  • Babe Ruth, Yankees single season record, runs scored in a season (177)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p.54, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

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