1929 New York Yankees season

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1929 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Miller Huggins and Art Fletcher
Local television none
Local radio none
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The 1929 New York Yankees season was the team's 27th season in New York and its 29th overall. The team finished with a record of 88–66, finishing in second place, 18 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. This ended a streak of three straight championships from 1926 to 1928. New York was managed by Miller Huggins until his death on September 25. They played at Yankee Stadium.

Regular season[edit]

  • April 16, 1929: The New York Yankees took to the field with uniform numbers for the first time.[1]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 104 46 .693 --
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 18
Cleveland Indians 81 71 .533 24
St. Louis Browns 79 73 .520 26
Washington Senators 71 81 .467 34
Detroit Tigers 70 84 .455 36
Chicago White Sox 59 93 .388 46
Boston Red Sox 58 96 .377 48

Roster[edit]

1929 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Dickey, BillBill Dickey 130 447 145 .324 10 65
1B Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 154 553 166 .300 35 126
2B Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri 147 545 193 .354 18 106
3B Robertson, GeneGene Robertson 90 309 92 .298 0 35
SS Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 100 341 84 .246 0 32
LF Combs, EarleEarle Combs 142 586 202 .345 3 65
CF Meusel, BobBob Meusel 100 391 102 .261 10 57
RF Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 135 499 172 .345 46 154

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
Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 9 9 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
Pipgras, GeorgeGeorge Pipgras 39 225.1 18 12 4.23 125
Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 30 201.2 10 9 4.24 57

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
Heimach, FredFred Heimach 35 134.2 11 6 4.01 26

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

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Lou Gehrig

  • #2 in AL in home runs (35)
  • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.431)
  • #3 in AL in runs scored (127)
  • #3 in AL in walks (122)
  • #4 in AL in RBI (126)
  • #4 in AL in slugging percentage (.584)

Tony Lazzeri

  • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.429)

George Pipgras

  • #3 in AL in strikeouts (125)

Babe Ruth

  • MLB leader in home runs (46)
  • MLB leader in slugging percentage (.697)
  • #2 in AL in RBI (154)
  • #3 in AL in on-base percentage (.430)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
D Chambersburg Young Yanks Blue Ridge League Tommy Clarke

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Numbelivable!, p.89, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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