1952 New York Yankees season

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1952 New York Yankees
Joe DiMaggio's Number Retired
World Series Champions
American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s) George Weiss
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WPIX
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Bill Crowley, Art Gleeson, Joe DiMaggio)
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The 1952 New York Yankees season was the 50th season for the Yankees in New York and their 52nd overall, going back to their origins in Baltimore. The team finished with a record of 95–59, winning their 19th pennant, finishing 2 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games. This was their fourth consecutive World Series win, tying the record they had set during 1936–1937-1938–1939. It was also the first season that the Yankees aired their games exclusively on WPIX-TV which would last until the end of the 1998 season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

YankeesRetired5.svg
Joe DiMaggio's number 5 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1952.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 95 59 .617 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 2
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 14
Philadelphia Athletics 79 75 .513 16
Washington Senators 78 76 .506 17
Boston Red Sox 76 78 .494 19
St. Louis Browns 64 90 .416 31
Detroit Tigers 50 104 .325 45

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1952 American League Records

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1952 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Yogi Berra 142 534 146 .273 30 98
1B Joe Collins 122 428 120 .280 18 59
2B Billy Martin 109 363 97 .267 3 33
3B Gil McDougald 152 555 146 .263 11 78
SS Phil Rizzuto 152 578 147 .254 2 43
OF Mickey Mantle 142 549 171 .311 23 87
OF Hank Bauer 141 553 162 .293 17 74
OF Gene Woodling 122 408 126 .309 12 63

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
Irv Noren 93 272 65 .235 5 21
Johnny Mize 78 137 36 .263 4 29
Bobby Brown 29 89 22 .247 1 14
Bob Cerv 36 87 21 .241 1 8
Charlie Silvera 20 55 18 .327 0 11
Jerry Coleman 11 42 17 .405 0 4
Andy Carey 16 40 6 .150 0 1
Jim Brideweser 42 38 10 .263 0 2
Johnny Hopp 15 25 4 .160 0 2
Kal Segrist 13 23 1 .043 0 1
Loren Babe 12 21 2 .095 0 0
Jackie Jensen 7 19 2 .105 0 2
Ralph Houk 9 6 2 .333 0 0
Archie Wilson 3 2 1 .500 0 1
Charlie Keller 2 1 0 .000 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
Vic Raschi 31 223 16 6 2.78 127
Allie Reynolds 35 244.1 20 8 2.06 160
Ed Lopat 20 149.1 10 5 2.53 56
Tom Morgan 16 93.2 5 4 3.07 34

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 Sain 35 148.1 11 6 3.46 57
Bob Kuzava 28 133 8 8 3.45 67
Bill Miller 21 88 4 6 3.48 45
Jim McDonald 26 69.1 3 4 3.50 20
Tom Gorman 12 60.2 6 2 4.60 31
Ray Scarborough 9 34 5 1 2.91 13
Harry Schaeffer 5 17 0 1 5.29 15
Ewell Blackwell 5 16 1 0 0.56 7
Johnny Schmitz 5 15 1 1 3.60 3

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
Bobby Hogue 27 3 5 4 5.32 12
Joe Ostrowski 20 2 2 2 5.63 17
Art Schallock 2 0 0 0 9.00 1

World series[edit]

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 2, Dodgers – 4 October 1 Ebbets Field 34,861
2 Yankees – 7, Dodgers – 1 October 2 Ebbets Field 33,792
3 Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 3 October 3 Yankee Stadium 66,698
4 Dodgers – 0, Yankees – 2 October 4 Yankee Stadium 71,787
5 Dodgers – 6, Yankees – 5 (11 innings) October 5 Yankee Stadium 70,356
6 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 2 October 6 Ebbets Field 30,037
7 Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 2 October 7 Ebbets Field 33,195

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association George Selkirk
AA Beaumont Roughnecks Texas League Harry Craft
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Jim Gleeson
B Quincy Gems Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Paul Chervinko
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Mayo Smith
C Boise Yankees Pioneer League Wayne Tucker
C Joplin Miners Western Association Vern Hoscheit
D Olean Yankees PONY League Bunny Mick
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Bill Cope
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League James Adlam and Jack Wilkinson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kansas City, Binghamton, Joplin, McAlester[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rubén Gómez page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Drebinger (December 12, 1951). "DiMaggio Retires as Player but Expects to Remain in Yankee Organization". New York Times. p. 63.
  3. ^ Jim Greengrass page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ 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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