1953 New York Yankees season

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1953 New York Yankees
1953 World Series Champions
1953 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, Jim Woods, Joe E. Brown)
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The 1953 New York Yankees season was the 51st season for the team in New York, and its 53rd season overall. The team finished with a record of 99–52, winning their 20th pennant, finishing 8.5 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 6 games. This was the Yankees fifth consecutive World Series win, a record that still stands.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1953 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 6–16 13–9 13–9 10–11 15–7 17–5 10–12
Chicago 16–6 11–11–1 14–8–1 9–13 10–12 17–5 12–10
Cleveland 9–13 11–11–1 14–8 11–11 19–3 17–5 11–11
Detroit 9–13 8–14–1 8–14 6–16 11–11–3 7–15 11–11
New York 11–10 13–9 11–11 16–6 17–5 17–5 14–6
Philadelphia 7–15 12–10 3–19 11–11–3 5–17 13–9 8–14
St. Louis 5–17 5–17 5–17 15–7 5–17 9–13 10–12
Washington 12–10 10–12 11–11 11–11 6–14 14–8 12–10


Roster[edit]

1953 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 137 503 149 .296 27 108
1B Joe Collins 127 387 104 .269 17 44
2B Billy Martin 149 587 151 .257 15 75
3B Gil McDougald 141 581 154 .285 10 83
SS Phil Rizzuto 134 413 112 .271 2 54
OF Gene Woodling 125 395 121 .306 10 58
OF Hank Bauer 133 437 133 .304 10 57
OF Mickey Mantle 127 461 136 .295 21 92

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 109 345 92 .267 6 46
Don Bollweg 70 155 46 .297 6 24
Bill Renna 61 121 38 .314 2 13
Johnny Mize 81 104 26 .250 4 27
Charlie Silvera 42 82 23 .280 0 12
Andy Carey 51 81 26 .321 4 8
Willy Miranda 48 58 13 .224 1 5
Gus Triandos 18 51 8 .157 1 6
Loren Babe 5 18 6 .333 2 6
Jerry Coleman 8 10 2 .200 0 0
Ralph Houk 8 9 2 .333 0 1
Bob Cerv 8 6 0 .000 0 0
Jim Brideweser 7 3 3 1.000 0 3
Art Schult 7 0 0 ---- 0 0
Frank Verdi 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
Whitey Ford 32 207 18 6 3.00 110
Vic Raschi 28 181 13 6 3.33 76
Ed Lopat 25 178.1 16 4 2.42 50
Jim McDonald 27 129.2 9 7 3.82 43

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 40 189 14 7 3.00 84
Allie Reynolds 41 145 13 7 3.41 86
Bob Kuzava 33 92.1 6 5 3.31 48
Ewell Blackwell 8 19.2 2 0 3.66 11
Steve Kraly 5 25 0 2 3.24 8
Bill Miller 13 34 2 1 4.76 17

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
Tom Gorman 40 4 5 6 3.39 38
Ray Scarborough 25 2 2 0 3.29 20
Art Schallock 7 0 0 1 2.95 13
Johnny Schmitz 3 0 0 1 2.08 0

1953 World Series[edit]

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 9 September 30 Yankee Stadium 69,374
2 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 4 October 1 Yankee Stadium 66,786
3 Yankees – 2, Dodgers – 3 October 2 Ebbets Field 35,270
4 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 7 October 3 Ebbets Field 36,775
5 Yankees – 11, Dodgers – 7 October 4 Ebbets Field 36,775
6 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 62,370

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Harry Craft
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Mayo Smith
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Phil Page
B Quincy Gems Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Vern Hoscheit
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Mickey Owen
C Boise Yankees Pioneer League Tedd Gullic
C Joplin Miners Western Association Bunny Mick
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Marvin Crater
D Olean Yankees PONY League Bill Davis and Walter Lance
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Bill Cope

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kansas City, Binghamton, Quincy, Norfolk, McAlester[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.21, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  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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