1944 New York Yankees season

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1944 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Estate of Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
Local radioWINS (AM)
(Don Dunphy, Bill Slater)
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The 1944 New York Yankees season was the team's 42nd season in New York, and its 44th season overall. The team finished in third place in the American League with a record of 83–71, finishing 6 games behind the St. Louis Browns. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1944 season: Jim Greengrass was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]

Spring training[edit]

The Yankees trained in 1944 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The team made the 300-room Senator Hotel their headquarters and practiced indoors at the Atlantic City Armory.[2][3]

They played their first exhibition game in Atlantic City on April 1, 1944, and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5–1, behind a home run by Johnny Lindell. The following day, 4,000 fans saw the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4–3.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1944 American League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1944 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Mike Garbark 89 299 23 78 .261 1 33 0
1B Nick Etten 154 573 88 168 .293 22 91 4
2B Snuffy Stirnweiss 154 643 125 205 .319 8 43 55
3B Oscar Grimes 116 387 44 108 .279 5 46 6
SS Mike Milosevich 94 312 27 77 .247 0 32 1
OF Johnny Lindell 149 594 91 178 .300 18 103 5
OF Bud Metheny 137 518 72 124 .239 14 67 5
OF Hersh Martin 85 328 49 99 .302 9 47 5

[5]

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; Avg. = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Rollie Hemsley 81 284 23 76 .268 2 26 0
Larry Rosenthal 36 101 9 20 .198 0 9 1
Johnny Cooney 10 8 1 1 .125 0 1 0
Paul Waner 9 7 1 1 .143 0 1 1
Bill Drescher 4 7 0 1 .143 0 0 0
Rip Collins 3 3 0 1 .333 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
Hank Borowy 35 252.2 17 12 2.64 107
Monk Dubiel 30 232 13 13 3.38 79
Tiny Bonham 26 213.2 12 9 2.99 54
Mel Queen 10 81.2 6 3 3.31 30

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
Bill Bevens 8 43.2 4 1 2.68 16

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
Jim Turner 35 4 4 7 3.46 13
Johnny Johnson 22 0 2 3 4.05 11

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Jack Saltzgaver
AA Newark Bears International League Billy Meyer
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Gene Martin
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Garland Braxton
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Solly Mishkin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Greengrass page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gietschier, Steve (March 21, 1994). "It happens every spring". The Sporting News. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  3. ^ "Atlantic City Armory New Camps for Yanks", The Evening Independent, November 18, 1943, retrieved September 17, 2011
  4. ^ Wilk, Tom (April 20, 2006). "Waltz Through Time: The Old Ballgame". Atlantic City Weekly. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2009.
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1944.shtml
  6. ^ 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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