1971 New York Yankees season

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1971 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television

WPIX

(Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bill White, Whitey Ford)
Local radio WMCA
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White)
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The 1971 New York Yankees season was the 69th season for the franchise in New York, and its 71st season overall. The team finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 82-80, 21 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 101 57 0 .639
Detroit Tigers 91 71 12 .562
Boston Red Sox 85 77 18 .525
New York Yankees 82 80 21 .506
Washington Senators 63 96 38.5 .396
Cleveland Indians 60 102 43 .370

Notable transactions[edit]

The final Senators game[edit]

The Yankees were part of Washington baseball history. The Senators played their final game in Washington at RFK Stadium and their opponents were the Yankees. Fan enmity came to a head in the game on September 30. Thousands of fans simply walked in without paying because the security guards left early in the game, swelling the paid attendance of 14,460 to around 25,000. The Senators led 7-5 with two outs in the top of the ninth. Just then, fans poured onto the field. A teenager scooped up first base and ran away. With no security guards in sight, the game was forfeited to the Yankees, 9-0.

Roster[edit]

1971 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
C Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 125 451 113 .251 10 42
1B Cater, DannyDanny Cater 121 428 118 .276 4 50
2B Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 159 625 156 .250 2 41
3B Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 120 325 85 .262 0 20
SS Michael, GeneGene Michael 139 456 102 .224 3 35
LF White, RoyRoy White 147 524 153 .292 19 84
CF Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 146 529 175 .331 25 94
RF Alou, FelipeFelipe Alou 131 461 133 .289 8 69

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
Blefary, CurtCurt Blefary 21 36 7 .194 1 2
Tepedino, FrankFrank Tepedino 6 6 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
Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen 36 242 14 12 3.35 110
Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 37 274 15 13 3.05 139
Stottlemyre, MelMel Stottlemyre 35 269⅔ 16 12 2.87 132
Kline, SteveSteve Kline 31 222⅓ 12 13 2.96 81

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
Closter, AlAl Closter 14 28.1 2 2 5.08 22
Hardin, JimJim Hardin 12 28.1 0 2 5.08 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
Aker, JackJack Aker 41 4 4 4 2.59 24
Hambright, RogerRoger Hambright 18 3 1 2 4.39 14
Burbach, BillBill Burbach 2 0 1 0 10.80 3
Gardner, RobRob Gardner 2 0 0 0 3.00 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Loren Babe
AA Manchester Yankees Eastern League Mickey Vernon
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Gene Hassell
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Bobby Cox
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League George Case
Rookie Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Jerry Walker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Oneonta[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pete Ward page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Felipe Alou page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bill Burbach page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Frank Tepedino page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Larry Murray page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Pazik page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ron Swoboda page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ a b Bobby Cox page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Yankee for Life, Bobby Murcer and Glen Waggoner, p. 64, Harper Collins, 2008, New York, ISBN 978-0-06-147342-5
  11. ^ 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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