1954 New York Yankees season

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1954 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WPIX
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Jim Woods, Red Barber)
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The 1954 New York Yankees season was the team's 52nd season in New York, and its 54th overall. The team finished in second place in the American League with a record of 103–51, finishing 8 games behind the Cleveland Indians, who broke the Yankees' 1927 AL record by winning 111 games. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Bob Grim became the first rookie pitcher to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings in the same season.[2]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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

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
Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 69 125 31 .248 1 19

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
Grim, BobBob Grim 37 199 20 6 3.26 108
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 5 12.2 1 0 2.84 7

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]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Harry Craft
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Mayo Smith
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Phil Page
B Quincy Gems Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Vern Hoscheit
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Skeeter Scalzi
C Modesto Reds California League Jack Graham and Jerry Crosby
C St. Joseph Saints Western Association Bill Cope
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Walter Lance
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Marvin Crater
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Bunny Mick

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy, Modesto[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 347, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Neil Berry page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ 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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