1917 New York Yankees season

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Yankees on April 11, 1917
1917 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s) Bill Donovan
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The 1917 New York Yankees season was the 15th season for the Yankees in New York, and the 17th season overall for the franchise. The team finished with a record of 71–82, finishing 28½ games behind the American League champion Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Bill Donovan. Their home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

Opening game[edit]

The opening game was against the Boston Red Sox on April 11, 1917 at the Polo Grounds in New York. 16,000 fans were in attendance. The Yankees lost 10-3. Major General Leonard Wood attended the game and threw out the first ball. Wood had drill sergeant Gibson, the recruiting officer from Macon, Georgia where the team had their spring training, march the Yankees across the field in formation carrying rifles.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 100 54 0.649 56–21 44–33
Boston Red Sox 90 62 0.592 9 45–33 45–29
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 12 44–34 44–32
Detroit Tigers 78 75 0.510 21½ 34–41 44–34
Washington Senators 74 79 0.484 25½ 42–35 32–44
New York Yankees 71 82 0.464 28½ 35–40 36–42
St. Louis Browns 57 97 0.370 43 31–46 26–51
Philadelphia Athletics 55 98 0.359 44½ 29–47 26–51


Roster[edit]

1917 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
3B Baker, Home RunHome Run Baker 146 553 156 .282 6 71

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
Aragón, ÁngelÁngel Aragón 14 45 3 .067 0 2

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
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 32 236 13 16 2.86 102

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
Cullop, NickNick Cullop 30 146.1 5 9 3.32 27
Brady, NealNeal Brady 2 9 1 0 2.00 4

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yankees Fall Before Red Sox and Robins Yield To Phillies In Season's First Games". New York Times. April 12, 1917. Retrieved 2015-06-12. Red Sox Landslide Buries Yanks, 10-3 Donovan's Soldiers Do Military Stunts For 16,000 Fans, But Their Baseball Is Poor. Gen. Wood Reviews Drill Also Tosses Out The Ball That Sets New York's 1917 Baseball Year Moving. Caldwell Hit Hard. Brush Stadium Welcomes Spring. Red Sox Get Runs Early. Barry's Error Aids Yanks. An army of 16,000 fans, under Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, U.S.A., led the baseball season of 1917 out of the moth-bailed period up at the Polo Grounds yesterday. Coming from its Winter slumber, the aforesaid season ...