2006 New York Yankees season

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2006 New York Yankees
2006 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York (since 1903)
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WWOR-TV
YES Network
(Michael Kay, Jim Kaat, Ken Singleton, Bobby Murcer, Paul O'Neill, David Justice, Al Leiter, John Flaherty)
Local radio WCBS (AM)
(John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman )
WKDM
(Francisco X. Rivera, Beto Villa)
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The New York Yankees 2006 season was the Yankees 104th season in New York, and their 106th overall going back to their origins in Baltimore. The season finished with the Yankees winning the AL East Division. They were defeated in the Division Championship by the Detroit Tigers in a 3-1 series.

Hideki Matsui (left) and Derek Jeter (right) on April 3, 2006.

Offseason[edit]

  • January 3, 2006: Bernie Williams signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[1]
  • January 30, 2006: Ramiro Mendoza was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 97 65 .599
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 10 .537
Boston Red Sox 86 76 11 .531
Baltimore Orioles 70 92 27 .432
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61 101 36 .377

Transactions[edit]

  • June 6, 2006: Ian Kennedy was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2006.[3]
  • June 6, 2006: Joba Chamberlain was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (41st pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed September 2, 2006.[4]

Roster[edit]

2006 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game Log[edit]

April[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
1 April 3 Yankees 15–2 Oakland Johnson (1–0) 35,077 1–0
2 April 4 Yankees 3–4 Oakland Proctor (0–1) 31,284 1–1
3 April 5 Yankees 4–9 Oakland Wright (0–1) 30,165 1–2
4 April 7 Yankees 1–4 Angels Chacón (0–1) 44,221 1–3
5 April 8 Yankees 2–3 Angels Johnson (1–1) 44,044 1–4
6 April 9 Yankees 10–1 Angels Mussina (1–0) 44,020 2–4
7 April 11 Kansas City 7–9 Yankees Proctor (1–1) Rivera (1) 54,698 3–4
8 April 12 Kansas City 5–12 Yankees Chacón (1–1) 41,448 4–4
9 April 13 Kansas City 3–9 Yankees Johnson (2–1) 54,381 5–4
10 April 14 Yankees 1–5 Minnesota Mussina (1–1) 30,622 5–5
11 April 15 Yankees 5–6 Minnesota Rivera (0–1) 42,316 5–6
12 April 16 Yankees 9–3 Minnesota Wang (1–0) 22,627 6–6
13 April 18 Yankees 5–10 Toronto Johnson (2–2) 48,776 6–7
14 April 19 Yankees 3–1 Toronto Mussina (2–1) Rivera (2) 32,886 7–7
15 April 21 Baltimore 6–5 Yankees Wang (1–1) 51,282 7–8
16 April 22 Baltimore 1–6 Yankees Chacón (2–1) 50,872 8–8
17 April 23 Baltimore 1–7 Yankees Johnson (3–2) 47,996 9–8
18 April 25 Tampa Bay 1–9 Yankees Mussina (3–1) 36,334 10–8
19 April 26 Tampa Bay 4–2 Yankees Rivera (0–2) 35,642 10–9
20 April 27 Tampa Bay 1–4 Yankees Chacón (2–1) Rivera (3) 45,826 11–9
21 April 28 Toronto 7–2 Yankees Wright (0–2) 47,204 11–10
22 April 29 Toronto 6–17 Yankees Johnson (4–2) 50,119 12–10
23 April 30 Toronto 1–4 Yankees Mussina (4–1) Rivera (4) 52,954 13–10

May[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
24 May 1 Yankees 7–3 Boston Small (0–1) 36,339 13–11
May 2 Yankees Boston Postponed 13–11
25 May 3 Yankees 4–2 Tampa Bay Farnsworth (1–0) Rivera (5) 17,059 14–11
26 May 4 Yankees 10–5 Tampa Bay Johnson (5–2) 22,164 15–11
27 May 5 Yankees 8–7 Texas Mussina (5–1) Rivera (6) 39,002 16–11
28 May 6 Yankees 6–1 Texas Chacón (4–1) 48,634 17–11
29 May 7 Yankees 8–5 Texas Wang (2–1) 46,013 18–11
30 May 9 Boston 14–3 Yankees Johnson (5–3) 54,688 18–12
31 May 10 Boston 3–7 Yankees Mussina (6–1) 54,769 19–12
32 May 11 Boston 5–3 Yankees Villone (0–1) 54,956 19–13
33 May 12 Oakland 0–2 Yankees Wang (3–1) Rivera (7) 47,797 20–13
34 May 13 Oakland 3–4 Yankees Wright (1–2) Farnsworth (1) 53,907 21–13
35 May 14 Oakland 6–1 Yankees Johnson (5–4) 52,587 21–14
36 May 15 Texas 4–3 Yankees Farnsworth (1–1) 41,115 21–15
37 May 16 Texas 13–14 Yankees Rivera (1–2) 40,757 22–15
38 May 17 Texas 3–4 Yankees Wang (4–1) Rivera (8) 52,547 23–15
39 May 18 Texas 6–2 Yankees Wright (1–3) 47,194 23–16
40 May 19 Yankees 6–7 Mets Rivera (1–3) 56,289 23–17
41 May 20 Yankees 5–4 Mets Rivera (2–3) 56,185 24–17
42 May 21 Yankees 3–4 Mets Small (0–2) 56,205 24–18
43 May 22 Yankees 5–9 Boston Wang (4–2) 36,342 24–19
44 May 23 Yankees 7–5 Boston Wright (2–3) Rivera (9) 36,290 25–19
45 May 24 Yankees 8–6 Boston Johnson (6–4) Rivera (10) 36,375 26–19
46 May 26 Kansas City 7–6 Yankees Farnsworth (1–2) 48,035 26–20
47 May 27 Kansas City 4–15 Yankees Wang (5–2) 54,216 27–20
48 May 28 Kansas City 5–6 Yankees Wright (3–3) Rivera (11) 54,372 28–20
49 May 29 Yankees 4–0 Detroit Johnson (7–4) 39,759 29–20
50 May 30 Yankees 11–6 Detroit Rivera (3–3) 24,765 30–20
51 May 31 Yankees 6–1 Detroit Mussina (7–1) 23,737 31–20

June[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
52 June 1 Yankees 6–7 Detroit Farnsworth (1–3) 27,231 31–21
53 June 2 Yankees 6–5 Baltimore Farnsworth (2–3) 48,168 32–21
54 June 3 Yankees 6–5 Baltimore Proctor (2–1) Wang (1) 48,195 33–21
55 June 4 Yankees 4–11 Baltimore Small (0–3) 47,535 33–22
56 June 5 Boston 5–13 Yankees Mussina (8–1) 55,246 34–22
57 June 6 Boston 1–2 Yankees Wang (6–2) Rivera (12) 55,141 35–22
June 7 Boston Yankees Postponed 35–22
58 June 8 Boston 9–3 Yankees Wright (3–4) 55,225 35–23
59 June 9 Oakland 6–5 Yankees Johnson (7–5) 53,837 35–24
60 June 10 Oakland 5–2 Yankees Mussina (8–2) 53,779 35–25
61 June 11 Oakland 6–5 Yankees Farnsworth (2–4) 54,570 35–26
62 June 13 Cleveland 0–1 Yankees Wang (7–2) Rivera (13) 50,365 36–26
63 June 14 Cleveland 1–6 Yankees Johnson (7–5) 53,448 37–26
64 June 15 Cleveland 8–4 Yankees Mussina (8–3) 54,648 37–27
65 June 16 Yankees 7–5 Washington Rivera (4–3) 44,749 38–27
66 June 17 Yankees 9–11 Washington Rivera (4–4) 45,085 38–28
67 June 18 Yankees 2–3 Washington Wang (7–3) 45,157 38–29
68 June 19 Yankees 2–4 Philadelphia Johnson (8–6) 44,747 38–30
69 June 20 Yankees 9–7 Philadelphia Beam (1–0) Rivera (14) 44,775 39–30
70 June 21 Yankees 5–0 Philadelphia Wright (4–4) 45,111 40–30
71 June 23 Florida 5–6 Yankees Wang (8–3) Rivera (15) 54,025 41–30
June 24 Florida Yankees Postponed 41–30
72 June 25 Florida 1–2 Yankees Mussina (9–3) Rivera (16) 53,615 42–30
73 June 25 Florida 1–2 Yankees Chacón (4–2) 6,809 42–31
74 June 26 Atlanta 2–5 Yankees Johnson (9–6) Rivera (17) 54,226 43–31
75 June 27 Atlanta 5–2 Yankees Wright (4–5) 53,763 43–32
76 June 28 Atlanta 3–4 Yankees Villone (1–1) 54,186 44–32
77 June 30 Mets 0–2 Yankees Villone (2–1) Rivera (18) 55,245 45–32

July[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
78 July 1 Mets 8–3 Yankees Johnson (9–7) 55,132 45–33
79 July 2 Mets 7–16 Yankees Villone (3–1) 55,212 46–33
80 July 3 Yankees 2–5 Cleveland Wang (8–4) 42,706 46–34
81 July 4 Yankees 1–19 Cleveland Chacón (4–3) 29,638 46–35
82 July 5 Yankees 11–3 Cleveland Mussina (10–3) 31,265 47–35
83 July 6 Yankees 10–4 Cleveland Johnson (10–7) 34,982 48–35
84 July 7 Yankees 1–0 Tampa Bay Wright (5–5) Rivera (19) 25,584 49–35
85 July 8 Yankees 5–1 Tampa Bay Wang (9–4) 34,982 50–35
86 July 9 Yankees 5–6 Tampa Bay Proctor (2–2) 31,583 50–36
87 July 14 White Sox 5–6 Yankees Farnsworth (3–4) Rivera (20) 55,069 51–36
88 July 15 White Sox 3–14 Yankees Mussina (11–3) 55,019 52–36
89 July 16 White Sox 4–6 Yankees Wright (6–5) Rivera (21) 53,781 53–36
90 July 17 Seattle 2–4 Yankees Wang (10–4) Rivera (22) 53,444 54–36
91 July 18 Seattle 4–5 Yankees Proctor (3–2) 52,992 55–36
92 July 19 Seattle 3–2 Yankees Johnson (10–8) 54,121 55–37
93 July 20 Yankees 4–5 Toronto Rivera (4–5) 42,336 55–38
94 July 21 Yankees 3–7 Toronto Wright (6–6) 40,149 55–39
95 July 22 Yankees 5–4 Toronto Wang (11–4) Rivera (23) 50,014 56–39
96 July 23 Yankees 5–13 Toronto Ponson (0–1) 42,337 56–40
97 July 24 Yankees 6–2 Texas Johnson (11–8) 43,206 57–40
98 July 25 Yankees 7–4 Texas Mussina (12–3) Rivera (24) 42,171 58–40
99 July 26 Yankees 8–7 Texas Chacón (4–3) Rivera (25) 43,527 59–40
100 July 28 Tampa Bay 0–6 Yankees Wang (12–4) 53,979 60–40
101 July 29 Tampa Bay 19–6 Yankees Johnson (11–9) 54,485 60–41
102 July 30 Tampa Bay 2–4 Yankees Mussina (13–3) Rivera (26) 54,102 61–41

August[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
103 August 1 Toronto 1–5 Yankees Wright (7–6) 52,237 62–41
104 August 2 Toronto 2–7 Yankees Wang (13–4) 54,414 63–41
105 August 3 Toronto 1–8 Yankees Lidle (1–0) 52,156 64–41
106 August 4 Yankees 5–4 Baltimore Proctor (4–2) Rivera (27) 44,840 65–41
107 August 5 Yankees 0–5 Baltimore Mussina (13–4) 49,159 65–42
108 August 6 Yankees 6–1 Baltimore Wright (8–6) Rivera (28) 45,563 66–42
109 August 8 Yankees 5–6 White Sox Proctor (4–3) 39,872 66–43
110 August 9 Yankees 7–6 White Sox Johnson (12–9) Rivera (29) 39,406 66–44
111 August 10 Yankees 4–5 White Sox Mussina (13–5) 39,289 67–44
112 August 11 Angels 7–4 Yankees Lidle (1–1) 54,450 67–45
113 August 12 Angels 2–5 Yankees Wright (9–6) Rivera (30) 54,157 68–45
114 August 13 Angels 5–3 Yankees Wang (13–5) 54,309 68–46
115 August 14 Angels 2–7 Yankees Johnson (13–9) 52,100 69–46
116 August 15 Baltimore 3–6 Yankees Mussina (11–3) Rivera (31) 52,418 70–46
117 August 16 Baltimore 3–2 Yankees Proctor (5–3) 54,244 70–47
118 August 17 Baltimore 12–2 Yankees Lidle (1–2) 54,333 70–48
119 August 18 Yankees 12–4 Boston Wang (14–5) 36,325 71–48
120 August 18 Yankees 14–11 Boston Myers (1–0) 36,071 72–48
121 August 19 Yankees 13–5 Boston Johnson (14–9) 35,738 73–48
122 August 20 Yankees 8–5 Boston Rivera (5–5) 36,155 74–48
123 August 21 Yankees 2–1 Boston Lidle (2–2) Farnsworth (2) 35,829 75–48
124 August 22 Yankees 5–6 Seattle Villone (3–2) 42,454 75–49
125 August 23 Yankees 9–2 Seattle Wang (15–5) 41,380 76–49
126 August 24 Yankees 2–4 Seattle Johnson (14–10) 44,634 76–50
127 August 25 Yankees 5–6 Angels Myers (1–1) 44,253 77–51
128 August 26 Yankees 7–12 Angels Bruney (0–1) 44,185 78–52
129 August 27 Yankees 11–8 Angels Karstens (1–0) 44,225 79–52
August 29 Yankees Detroit Postponed 79–52
130 August 30 Yankees 2–0 Detroit Wang (16–5) Rivera (32) 52,585 80–52
131 August 30 Yankees 3–5 Detroit Proctor (5–4) 54,509 80–53
132 August 31 Yankees 6–4 Detroit Johnson (15–10) Rivera (33) 54,771 81–53

September[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
133 September 1 Minnesota 1–8 Yankees Lidle (3–2) 54,311 80–53
134 September 2 Minnesota 6–1 Yankees Karstens (1–1) 53,220 80–54
135 September 3 Minnesota 1–10 Yankees Rasner (1–0) 55,155 81–54
136 September 4 Yankees 12–5 Kansas City Beam (2–0) 27,123 82–54
137 September 5 Yankees 0–5 Kansas City Mussina (13–6) 25,104 82–55
138 September 6 Yankees 8–3 Kansas City Johnson (16–10) 16,421 83–55
139 September 8 Yankees 4–9 Baltimore Lidle (3–3) 36,214 83–56
140 September 9 Yankees 3–2 Baltimore Wang (17–5) Farnsworth (3) 45,827 84–56
141 September 10 Yankees 9–4 Baltimore Wright (10–7) 40,125 85–56
142 September 11 Yankees 9–6 Baltimore Johnson (17–10) Farnsworth (4) 21,742 86–56
143 September 12 Tampa Bay 4–12 Yankees Mussina (14–6) 54,570 87–56
144 September 13 Tampa Bay 4–8 Yankees Bruney (1–1) 52,265 88–56
145 September 14 Tampa Bay 4–7 Yankees Rasner (2–0) 51,965 89–56
September 15 Boston Yankees Postponed 89–56
146 September 16 Boston 5–2 Yankees Wang (17–6) 55,091 89–57
147 September 16 Boston 5–7 Yankees Proctor (6–4) Farnsworth (5) 55,167 90–57
148 September 17 Boston 6–3 Yankees Villone (3–3) 55,002 90–58
149 September 17 Boston 5–4 Yankees Farnsworth (3–5) 55,221 90–59
150 September 18 Yankees 7–6 Toronto Rasner (3–0) Veras (1) 32,286 91–59
151 September 19 Yankees 6–3 Toronto Karstens (2–1) Farnsworth (6) 30,793 92–59
152 September 20 Yankees 2–3 Toronto Henn (0–1) 33,029 92–60
153 September 22 Yankees 4–1 Tampa Bay Wang (18–6) Rivera (34) 26,337 93–60
154 September 23 Yankees 0–8 Tampa Bay Johnson (17–11) 33,492 93–61
155 September 24 Yankees 4–11 Tampa Bay Mussina (14–7) 31,422 93–62
156 September 25 Yankees 16–1 Tampa Bay Wright (11–7) 24,053 94–62
157 September 26 Baltimore 4–5 Yankees Lidle (4–3) Proctor (1) 53,420 95–62
158 September 27 Baltimore 5–16 Yankees Wang (19–6) 53,040 96–62
159 September 28 Baltimore 7–1 Yankees Rasner (3–1) 54,046 96–63
160 September 29 Toronto 2–7 Yankees Mussina (15–7) 52,331 97–63
161 September 30 Toronto 6–5 Yankees Myers (1–2) 54,576 97–64

October[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
162 October 1 Toronto 5–7 Yankees Farnsworth (3–6) 54,886 97–65

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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
Derek Jeter 154 653 214 .343 14 97
Johnny Damon 149 593 169 .285 24 80
Alex Rodriguez 154 572 166 .290 35 121
Robinson Canó 122 482 165 .342 15 78
Jorge Posada 143 465 129 .277 23 93
Melky Cabrera 130 460 129 .280 7 50
Jason Giambi 139 446 113 .253 37 113

Pitching[edit]

Randy Johnson pitching in 2006.
Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 33 17 11 5.00 172
Chien-Ming Wang 34 19 6 3.63 76
Mike Mussina 32 15 7 3.51 172
Jaret Wright 30 11 7 4.49 84
Shawn Chacón 17 5 3 7.00 35
Cory Lidle 10 4 3 5.16 32
Jeff Karstens 8 2 1 3.80 16
Aaron Small 11 0 3 8.46 12
Sidney Ponson 5 0 1 10.47 15
Darrell Rasner 6 3 1 4.43 11
Kris Wilson 5 0 0 8.64 6
Sean Henn 4 0 1 4.82 7
Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G SV ERA SO
Mike Myers 62 0 3.23 22
Tanyon Sturtze 18 0 7.59 6
Ron Villone 70 0 5.04 72
Mariano Rivera 63 34 1.80 55
Octavio Dotel 14 0 10.80 7
Scott Proctor 83 1 3.52 89
Colter Bean 2 0 9.00 1
Brian Bruney 19 0 0.87 25
Matt Smith 12 0 0.00 9
T.J. Beam 20 0 8.56 12
José Veras 12 1 4.09 6
Kyle Farnsworth 72 6 4.36 75
Scott Erickson 9 0 7.94 2

Playoffs[edit]

American League Division Series[edit]

The 2006 American League Division Series was played between New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. New York finished 1st in the American League East, while Detroit won the wild card. Detroit ended up winning the series 3-1.

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 3 Detroit 4 - 8 New York (AL) Wang 56,291 1-0
2 October 5 Detroit 4 - 3 New York (AL) Mussina 56,252 1-1
3 October 6 New York (AL) 0 - 6 Detroit Johnson 43,440 1-2
4 October 7 New York (AL) 3 - 8 Detroit Wright 43,126 1-3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Dave Miley
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Bill Masse
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Luis Sojo
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Bill Mosiello
Short-Season A Staten Island Yankees New York–Penn League Gaylen Pitts
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Matt Martin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Staten Island[5][6]

References[edit]

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: New York Yankees Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: New York Yankees Game Log on ESPN.com
Playoffs: New York Yankees Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Bernie Williams Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Ramiro Mendoza Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Ian Kennedy Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Joba Chamberlain Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  6. ^ Baseball America 2007 Annual Directory