1937 New York Yankees season

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1937 New York Yankees
1937 American League Champions
1937 World Series Champions
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
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The 1937 New York Yankees season was their 35th season. The team finished with a record of 102-52, winning their 9th pennant, finishing 13 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they beat the New York Giants in 5 games. This gave the Yankees a 3-to-2 edge in overall series play against the Giants.

1937 saw significant changes in the layout of Yankee Stadium, as concrete bleachers were built to replace the aging wooden structure, reducing the cavernous "death valley" of left center and center considerably, although the area remained a daunting target for right-handed power hitters such as Joe DiMaggio.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 102 52 .662 --
Detroit Tigers 89 65 .578 13
Chicago White Sox 86 68 .558 16
Cleveland Indians 83 71 .539 19
Boston Red Sox 80 72 .526 21
Washington Senators 73 80 .477 28½
Philadelphia Athletics 54 97 .358 46½
St. Louis Browns 46 108 .299 56

Roster[edit]

1937 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 140 530 176 .332 29 133
1B Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 157 569 200 .351 37 159
2B Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri 126 446 109 .244 14 70
3B Rolfe, RedRed Rolfe 154 648 179 .276 4 62
SS Crosetti, FrankieFrankie Crosetti 149 611 143 .234 11 49
OF DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 151 621 215 .346 46 167
OF Hoag, MyrilMyril Hoag 106 362 109 .301 3 46
OF Powell, JakeJake Powell 97 365 96 .263 3 45

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
Selkirk, GeorgeGeorge Selkirk 78 256 84 .328 18 68
Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 67 206 66 .320 8 42
Heffner, DonDon Heffner 60 201 50 .259 0 21
Glenn, JoeJoe Glenn 25 53 15 .283 0 4
Johnson, RoyRoy Johnson 12 51 15 .294 0 6
Jorgens, ArtArt Jorgens 13 23 3 .130 0 3
Saltzgaver, JackJack Saltzgaver 17 11 2 .182 0 0
Dahlgren, BabeBabe Dahlgren 1 1 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
Gomez, LeftyLefty Gomez 34 278.1 21 11 2.33 194
Ruffing, RedRed Ruffing 31 256.1 20 7 2.98 131
Hadley, BumpBump Hadley 29 178.1 11 8 5.30 70
Pearson, MonteMonte Pearson 22 144.2 9 3 3.17 71
Chandler, SpudSpud Chandler 12 82.1 7 4 2.84 31
Broaca, JohnnyJohnny Broaca 7 55 1 4 4.70 9
Vance, JoeJoe Vance 2 15 1 0 3.00 3

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
Malone, PatPat Malone 28 92 4 4 5.48 49
Wicker, KempKemp Wicker 16 88 7 3 4.40 14
Andrews, IvyIvy Andrews 11 49 3 2 3.12 17

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
Murphy, JohnnyJohnny Murphy 39 13 4 10 4.17 36
Makosky, FrankFrank Makosky 26 5 2 3 4.97 27

1937 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1937 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Giants – 1, Yankees – 8 October 6 Yankee Stadium 60,573
2 Giants – 1, Yankees – 8 October 7 Yankee Stadium 57,675
3 Yankees – 5, Giants – 1 October 8 Polo Grounds 37,385
4 Yankees – 3, Giants – 7 October 9 Polo Grounds 44,293
5 Yankees – 5, Giants – 2 October 10 Polo Grounds 38,216

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Dutch Zwilling
AA Newark Bears International League Ossie Vitt
AA Oakland Oaks Pacific Coast League Billy Meyer
A Binghamton Triplets New York-Pennsylvania League Bill Skiff
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Johnny Neun
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Jack Mealey and Troy Agnew
B Jackson Mississippians Southeastern League Ike Boone and Jack Mealey
C Smiths Falls Beavers Canadian-American League Johnny Haddock
C Akron Yankees Middle Atlantic League Leo Mackey
C Joplin Miners Western Association Benny Bengough
D Rogers Lions Arkansas-Missouri League Ted Mayer
D Bassett Furniture Makers Bi-State League Ray White
D Snow Hill Billies Coastal Plain League Dwight Wall and Peahead Walker
D Norfolk Elks Nebraska State League Doc Bennett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newark, Norfolk (Piedmont), Rogers, Bassett, Snow Hill, Butler[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]

Preceded by
New York Yankees
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American League Champions
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Succeeded by
New York Yankees
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