1989 New York Yankees season

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1989 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Dallas Green
Bucky Dent
Local television WPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, George Grande, Tom Seaver)
MSG
(Bobby Murcer, Tommy Hutton, Lou Piniella, Greg Gumbel)
Local radio WABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Jay Johnstone)
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The New York Yankees' 1989 season was the 87th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 74-87, finishing in fifth place, 14.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Dallas Green and Bucky Dent. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • Alvaro Espinoza was second in the majors with 23 sacrifices.
  • In 1989, Yankees pitcher Tommy John matched Deacon McGuire’s record (since broken) for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played.[14]
  • Sammy Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989 in a game against the New York Yankees.[15] In four at-bats, Sosa appeared in 4 at-bats and had 2 hits.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989 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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Don Slaught 117 350 88 .251 5 38
1B Don Mattingly 158 631 191 .303 23 113
2B Steve Sax 158 651 205 .310 5 63
3B Mike Pagliarulo 74 223 44 .197 5 63
SS Álvaro Espinoza 146 503 142 .282 0 41
LF Rickey Henderson 65 235 58 .247 3 22
CF Roberto Kelly 137 441 133 .302 9 48
RF Jesse Barfield 129 441 106 .240 18 56
DH Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mel Hall 113 361 94 .260 17 58
Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59
Ken Phelps 86 185 46 .249 7 29
Tom Brookens 66 168 38 .226 4 14
Stan Jefferson 10 12 1 .083 0 1
Steve Kiefer 5 8 1 .125 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Hawkins 34 208.1 15 15 4.80 98
Don Schulze 2 11 1 1 4.09 5

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Jones 11 48 2 1 5.25 25

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Lance McCullers 52 4 3 3 4.57 82

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Bucky Dent and Rick Down
AA Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League Buck Showalter
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Mark Weidemaier and Stump Merrill
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Clete Boyer
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League Brian Butterfield
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Jack Gillis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albany-Colonie, Prince William, GCL Yankees[22]

References[edit]