1940 New York Yankees season

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1940 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Estate of Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local radio WABC (AM)
(Mel Allen, J. C. Flippen)
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The 1940 New York Yankees season was the team's 38th season in New York and its 40th overall. The team finished in third place with a record of 88-66, finishing two games behind the American League champion Detroit Tigers and one game behind the second-place Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. Their home games were played at the Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 --
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

Roster[edit]

1940 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Dickey, BillBill Dickey 106 372 45 92 .247 9 54 0
1B Dahlgren, BabeBabe Dahlgren 155 568 51 150 .264 12 73 1
2B Gordon, JoeJoe Gordon 155 616 112 173 .281 30 103 18
3B Rolfe, RedRed Rolfe 139 588 102 147 .250 10 53 4
SS Crosetti, FrankieFrankie Crosetti 145 546 84 106 .194 4 31 14
OF Keller, CharlieCharlie Keller 138 500 102 143 .286 21 93 8
OF DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 132 508 93 179 .352 31 133 1
OF Selkirk, GeorgeGeorge Selkirk 118 379 68 102 .269 19 71 3

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Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 90 293 57 90 .307 10 53 1
Knickerbocker, BillBill Knickerbocker 45 124 17 30 .242 1 10 1
Chartak, MikeMike Chartak 11 15 2 2 .133 0 3 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
Ruffing, RedRed Ruffing 30 226 15 12 3.38 97
Russo, MariusMarius Russo 30 189.1 14 8 3.28 87
Chandler, SpudSpud Chandler 27 172 8 7 4.60 56
Breuer, MarvMarv Breuer 27 164 8 9 4.55 71
Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 12 99.1 9 3 1.90 37

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
Donald, AtleyAtley Donald 24 118.2 8 3 3.03 60
Gomez, LeftyLefty Gomez 9 27.1 3 3 6.59 14

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 35 8 4 9 3.69 23

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Billy Meyer
AA Newark Bears International League Johnny Neun
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Bruno Betzel
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Ray White
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Phil Page
B Wenatchee Chiefs Western International League John Kerr and Frank Morehouse
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian-American League Eddie Sawyer
C Akron Yankees Middle Atlantic League Pip Koehler
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Ted Mayer
C Joplin Miners Western Association Paul O'Malley
D Neosho Yankees Arkansas-Missouri League Ed Grayston
D Easton Yankees Eastern Shore League Ray Powell
D Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association Tom Kain
D Norfolk Yankees Western League Doc Bennett

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newark, Binghamton, Amsterdam, Akron, Butler

Arkansas-Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hank Sauer page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1940.shtml
  3. ^ 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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