1954 New York Yankees season

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1954 New York Yankees
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, Red Barber)
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The 1954 New York Yankees season was the team's 52nd season in New York, and its 54th overall. The team finished in second place in the American League with a record of 103–51, finishing 8 games behind the Cleveland Indians, who broke the Yankees' 1927 AL record by winning 111 games. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Bob Grim became the first rookie pitcher to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings in the same season.[2]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1954 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI WSH
Baltimore 11–11 7–15 3–19 8–14 5–17 10–12 10–12
Boston 11–11 5–17 2–20–2 14–8 9–13 15–7 13–9
Chicago 15–7 17–5 11–11 12–10–1 7–15 17–5 15–7
Cleveland 19–3 20–2–2 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4 18–4
Detroit 14–8 8–14 10–12–1 8–14 6–16 13–9 9–13
New York 17–5 13–9 15–7 11–11 16–6 18–4–1 13–9
Philadelphia 12–10 7–15 5–17 4–18 9–13 4–18–1 10–12–1
Washington 12–10 9–13 7–15 4–18 13–9 9–13 12–10–1


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1954 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 151 584 179 .307 22 125
1B Joe Collins 130 343 93 .271 12 46
2B Gil McDougald 126 394 102 .259 12 48
SS Phil Rizzuto 127 307 60 .195 2 15
3B Andy Carey 122 411 124 .302 8 65
LF Gene Woodling 97 304 76 .250 3 40
CF Mickey Mantle 146 543 163 .300 27 102
RF Hank Bauer 114 377 111 .294 12 54

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 125 426 136 .319 12 66
Jerry Coleman 107 300 65 .217 3 21
Bill Skowron 87 215 73 .340 7 41
Eddie Robinson 85 142 37 .261 3 27
Enos Slaughter 69 125 31 .248 1 19
Willy Miranda 92 116 29 .250 1 12
Bob Cerv 56 100 26 .260 5 13
Bobby Brown 28 60 13 .217 1 7
Charlie Silvera 20 37 10 .270 0 4
Lou Berberet 5 5 2 .400 0 3
Frank Leja 12 5 1 .200 0 0
Woodie Held 4 3 0 .000 0 0
Ralph Houk 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Gus Triandos 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
Whitey Ford 34 210.2 16 8 2.82 125
Eddie Lopat 26 170 12 4 3.55 54
Harry Byrd 25 132 9 7 2.99 52
Tommy Byrne 5 40 3 2 2.70 24

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
Bob Grim 37 199 20 6 3.26 108
Allie Reynolds 36 157.1 13 4 3.32 100
Tom Morgan 32 143 11 5 3.34 34
Jim McDonald 16 71 4 1 3.17 20
Bob Wiesler 6 30.1 3 2 4.15 25
Ralph Branca 5 12.2 1 0 2.84 7
Bill Miller 2 5.2 0 1 6.35 6

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
Johnny Sain 45 6 6 26 3.16 33
Tom Gorman 23 0 0 3 2.21 31
Bob Kuzava 20 1 3 1 5.45 22
Marlin Stuart 10 3 0 1 5.40 2
Jim Konstanty 9 1 1 2 0.98 3
Art Schallock 6 0 1 0 4.15 9

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 Skeeter Scalzi
C Modesto Reds California League Jack Graham and Jerry Crosby
C St. Joseph Saints Western Association Bill Cope
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Walter Lance
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Marvin Crater
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Bunny Mick

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy, Modesto[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ralph Terry at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 347, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Enos Slaughter at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Neil Berry at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ 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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