1923 New York Yankees season
|1923 New York Yankees|
|1923 World Series Champions|
1923 AL Champions
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston|
|General manager(s)||Ed Barrow|
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The 1923 New York Yankees season was the 23rd season for this American League franchise and its 21st season in New York. Manager Miller Huggins led the team to their third straight pennant with a 98–54 record, 16 games ahead of the second place Detroit Tigers. The Yankees moved into the now famous Yankee Stadium. In the 1923 World Series, they avenged their 1921 and 1922 losses by defeating the New York Giants in 6 games, 4 games to 2, and won their first World Series title.
The Yankees began their first World Championship Season on April 18 as they opened Yankee Stadium. Babe Ruth christened the new stadium, with a home run in the Yankees' 4–1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. The stadium would later be called "the House that Ruth Built".
On May 5, the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Athletics 7–2 at Yankee Stadium to regain first place, the Yankees would never fall back in the standings for the rest of the season.
Babe Ruth set a Yankees record for highest batting average in one season by hitting .393. Ruth also finished the season with 41 home runs and 131 RBIs. Ruth's average was not enough to win the batting title, as Ruth finished in second place to Detroit's Harry Heilmann who batted .403. Ruth reached base safely 379 times during the season.
|New York Yankees||98||54||0.645||—||46–30||52–24|
|St. Louis Browns||74||78||0.487||24||40–36||34–42|
|Chicago White Sox||69||85||0.448||30||30–45||39–40|
|Boston Red Sox||61||91||0.401||37||37–40||24–51|
Record vs. opponents
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|1923 New York Yankees|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
1923 World Series
|1||October 10||New York Giants||5||New York Yankees||4||0–1||55,307|
|2||October 11||New York Yankees||4||New York Giants||2||1–1||40,402|
|3||October 12||New York Giants||1||New York Yankees||0||1–2||62,430|
|4||October 13 ‡||New York Yankees||8||New York Giants||4||2–2||46,302|
|5||October 14 ‡||New York Giants||1||New York Yankees||8||3–2||62,817|
|6||October 15 ‡||New York Yankees||6||New York Giants||4||4–2||34,172|
|New York Yankees win 4–2|
Awards and honors
- Babe Ruth, club record, highest single-season batting average, (.393)