1931 New York Yankees season

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1931 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
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The 1931 New York Yankees season was the team's 29th season in New York and its 31st season overall. The team finished with a record of 94-59, finishing 13.5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. This team is notable for holding the modern day Major League record for team runs scored in a season with 1,067 (6.88 per game average).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

First baseman Lou Gehrig set an American League record by driving in 184 runs,[3] breaking his own record of 175 set in 1927. The total, which was seven short of Hack Wilson's all-time record of 191 set the previous year, still stands as of the end of the 2009 season.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 107 45 .704 --
New York Yankees 94 59 .614 13½
Washington Senators 92 62 .597 16
Cleveland Indians 78 76 .506 30
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 45
Boston Red Sox 62 90 .408 45
Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 47
Chicago White Sox 56 97 .366 51½

Roster[edit]

1931 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
1B Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 155 619 211 .341 46 184
OF Chapman, BenBen Chapman 149 600 189 .315 17 122

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
Perkins, CyCy Perkins 16 47 12 .255 0 7

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

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
Gomez, LeftyLefty Gomez 40 243 21 9 2.67 150
Weaver, JimJim Weaver 17 57.2 2 1 5.31 28
Andrews, IvyIvy Andrews 7 34.1 2 0 4.19 10

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 records[edit]

  • Lou Gehrig, American League single season record, runs batted in for a season (184)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Newark Bears International League Al Mamaux
A Albany Senators Eastern League Bill McCorry
B Scranton Miners New York-Pennsylvania League Buck Elliott and Ernie Vick
D Cumberland Colts Middle Atlantic League Leo Mackey

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cumberland[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cy Perkins page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Harry Rice page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Numbelivable!, p. 71, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  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

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