1934 New York Yankees season

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1934 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
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The 1934 New York Yankees season was the team's 32nd season in New York and its 34th season overall. The team finished with a record of 94–60, finishing 7 games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. It would also be the final year Babe Ruth would play as a New York Yankee.

Regular season[edit]

The 1934 season would be Babe Ruth's last season in a Yankee uniform. He was released the following February.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 101 53 .656 --
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 7
Cleveland Indians 85 69 .552 16
Boston Red Sox 76 76 .500 24
Philadelphia Athletics 68 82 .453 31
St. Louis Browns 67 85 .441 33
Washington Senators 66 86 .434 34
Chicago White Sox 53 99 .349 47

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1934 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–10 7–15 8–14 10–12 12–9 14–8 14–8–1
Chicago 10–11 8–14 5–17 5–17 9–13 7–14–1 9–13
Cleveland 15–7 14–8 6–16 11–11 13–9 15–7 11–11
Detroit 14–8 17–5 16–6 12–10 12–10 15–7 15–7
New York 12–10 17–5 11–11 10–12 15–7 17–5 12–10
Philadelphia 9–12 13–9 9–13 10–12 7–15 9–12–1 11–9–2
St. Louis 8–14 14–7–1 7–15 7–15 5–17 12–9–1 14–8
Washington 8–14–1 13–9 11–11 7–15 10–12 9–11–2 8–14


Roster[edit]

1934 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 Bill Dickey 104 395 127 .322 12 72
1B Lou Gehrig 154 579 210 .363 49 165
2B Tony Lazzeri 123 438 117 .267 14 67
3B Jack Saltzgaver 94 350 95 .271 6 36
SS Frankie Crosetti 138 554 147 .265 11 67
OF Ben Chapman 149 588 181 .308 5 86
OF Babe Ruth 125 365 105 .288 22 84
OF Sammy Byrd 106 191 47 .246 3 23

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
Red Rolfe 89 279 80 .287 0 18
Earle Combs 63 251 80 .319 2 25
Don Heffner 72 241 63 .261 0 25
Samuel Byrd 106 191 47 .246 3 23
Arndt Jorgens 58 183 38 .208 0 20
George Selkirk 46 176 55 .313 5 38
Dixie Walker 17 17 2 .118 0 0
Zack Taylor 4 7 1 .143 0 0
Lyn Lary 1 0 0 --- 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
Lefty Gomez 38 281.2 26 5 2.33 158
Red Ruffing 36 256.1 19 11 3.93 149
Johnny Broaca 26 177.1 12 9 4.16 74
Johnny Allen 13 71.2 5 2 2.89 54
Charlie Devens 1 11 1 0 1.64 4
Vito Tamulis 1 9 1 0 0.00 5

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
Johnny Murphy 40 207.2 14 10 3.12 70
Jimmie DeShong 31 133.2 6 7 4.11 40
Danny MacFayden 22 96 4 3 4.50 41
Russ Van Atta 28 88 3 5 6.34 39
George Uhle 10 16.1 2 4 9.92 10

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
Burleigh Grimes 10 1 2 1 5.50 5
Harry Smythe 8 0 2 1 7.80 7
Floyd Newkirk 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Newark Bears International League Bob Shawkey
A Binghamton Triplets New York–Pennsylvania League Billy Meyer
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Bill Skiff
C Wheeling Stogies Middle Atlantic League Jack Sheehan
D Washington Generals Pennsylvania State Association Benny Bengough

LEAGUE CHAMPION: Norfolk[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Numbelivable!, p. 71, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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