2006 New York Yankees season

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2006 New York Yankees
2006 AL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York (since 1903)
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
General manager(s) Brian Cashman
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television WWOR-TV
YES Network
(Michael Kay, Jim Kaat, Ken Singleton, Bobby Murcer, Paul O'Neill, David Justice, Al Leiter, John Flaherty)
Local radio WCBS (AM)
(John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman )
WKDM
(Francisco X. Rivera, Beto Villa)
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The New York Yankees 2006 season was the Yankees 104th season in New York, and their 106th overall going back to their origins in Baltimore. The season finished with the Yankees winning the AL East Division. They were defeated in the Division Championship by the Detroit Tigers in a 3-1 series.

Hideki Matsui (left) and Derek Jeter (right) on April 3, 2006.

Offseason[edit]

  • January 3, 2006: Bernie Williams signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[1]
  • January 30, 2006: Ramiro Mendoza was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
Toronto Blue Jays 87 75 0.537 10 50–31 37–44
Boston Red Sox 86 76 0.531 11 48–33 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 70 92 0.432 27 40–41 30–51
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61 101 0.377 36 41–40 20–61


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2006 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 3–15 2–5 4–2 3–3 5–1 4–6 3–6 7–12 2–4 4–6 13–6 3–6 8–11 9–9
Boston 15–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 4–5 3–3 1–5 8–11 3–7 4–6 10–9 5–4 7–12 16–2
Chicago 5–2 2–4 8–11 12–7 11–8 6–3 9–10 2–4 3–3 5–4 3–3 5–5 5–4 14–4
Cleveland 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–13 10–8 4–5 8–11 3–4 3–6 4–5 6–1 5–4 4–2 8–10
Detroit 3–3 3–3 7–12 13–6 14–4 3–5 11–8 2–5 5–4 6–3 5–3 5–5 3–3 15–3
Kansas City 1–5 5–4 8–11 8–10 4–14 3–7 7–12 2–7 4–5 3–5 1–5 3–3 3–4 10–8
Los Angeles of Anaheim 6–4 3–3 3–6 5–4 5–3 7–3 4–2 6–4 11–8 10–9 7–2 11–8 4–6 7–11
Minnesota 6–3 5–1 10–9 11–8 8–11 12–7 2–4 3–3 6–4 5–3 6–1 4–5 2–5 16–2
New York 12–7 11–8 4–2 4–3 5–2 7–2 4–6 3–3 3–6 3–3 13–5 8–2 10–8 10–8
Oakland 4–2 7–3 3–3 6–3 4–5 5–4 8–11 4–6 6–3 17–2 6–3 9–10 6–4 8–10
Seattle 6–4 6–4 4–5 5–4 3–6 5–3 9–10 3–5 3–3 2–17 6–3 8–11 4–5 14–4
Tampa Bay 6–13 9–10 3–3 1–6 3–5 5–1 2–7 1–6 5–13 3–6 3–6 3–6 6–12 11–7
Texas 6–3 4–5 5–5 4–5 5–5 3–3 8–11 5–4 2–8 10–9 11–8 6–3 4–2 7–11
Toronto 11–8 12–7 4–5 2–4 3–3 4–3 6–4 5–2 8–10 4–6 5–4 12–6 2–4 9–9


Transactions[edit]

  • June 6, 2006: Ian Kennedy was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2006.[3]
  • June 6, 2006: Joba Chamberlain was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (41st pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed September 2, 2006.[4]

Roster[edit]

2006 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game Log[edit]

2006 Game Log

Player stats[edit]

Batting[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
Derek Jeter 154 653 214 .343 14 97
Johnny Damon 149 593 169 .285 24 80
Alex Rodriguez 154 572 166 .290 35 121
Robinson Canó 122 482 165 .342 15 78
Jorge Posada 143 465 129 .277 23 93
Melky Cabrera 130 460 129 .280 7 50
Jason Giambi 139 446 113 .253 37 113

Pitching[edit]

Randy Johnson pitching in 2006.
Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L ERA SO
Randy Johnson 33 17 11 5.00 172
Chien-Ming Wang 34 19 6 3.63 76
Mike Mussina 32 15 7 3.51 172
Jaret Wright 30 11 7 4.49 84
Shawn Chacón 17 5 3 7.00 35
Cory Lidle 10 4 3 5.16 32
Jeff Karstens 8 2 1 3.80 16
Aaron Small 11 0 3 8.46 12
Sidney Ponson 5 0 1 10.47 15
Darrell Rasner 6 3 1 4.43 11
Kris Wilson 5 0 0 8.64 6
Sean Henn 4 0 1 4.82 7
Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G SV ERA SO
Mike Myers 62 0 3.23 22
Tanyon Sturtze 18 0 7.59 6
Ron Villone 70 0 5.04 72
Mariano Rivera 63 34 1.80 55
Octavio Dotel 14 0 10.80 7
Scott Proctor 83 1 3.52 89
Colter Bean 2 0 9.00 1
Brian Bruney 19 0 0.87 25
Matt Smith 12 0 0.00 9
T.J. Beam 20 0 8.56 12
José Veras 12 1 4.09 6
Kyle Farnsworth 72 6 4.36 75
Scott Erickson 9 0 7.94 2

Playoffs[edit]

American League Division Series[edit]

The 2006 American League Division Series was played between New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. New York finished 1st in the American League East, while Detroit won the wild card. Detroit ended up winning the series 3-1.

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Win/Loss Save Attendance Record
1 October 3 Detroit 4 – 8 New York (AL) Wang 56,291 1-0
2 October 5 Detroit 4 – 3 New York (AL) Mussina 56,252 1-1
3 October 6 New York (AL) 0 – 6 Detroit Johnson 43,440 1-2
4 October 7 New York (AL) 3 – 8 Detroit Wright 43,126 1-3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Dave Miley
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Bill Masse
A Tampa Yankees Florida State League Luis Sojo
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Bill Mosiello
A-Short Season Staten Island Yankees New York–Penn League Gaylen Pitts
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Matt Martin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Staten Island[5][6]

References[edit]

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: New York Yankees Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: New York Yankees Game Log on ESPN.com
Playoffs: New York Yankees Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Bernie Williams Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Ramiro Mendoza Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Ian Kennedy Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Joba Chamberlain Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  6. ^ Baseball America 2007 Annual Directory