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1929 New York Yankees season

1929 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
    Manager(s) Miller Huggins and Art Fletcher
    Local television none
    Local radio none
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    The 1929 New York Yankees season was the team's 27th season in New York and its 29th overall. The team finished with a record of 88–66, finishing in second place, 18 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. This ended a streak of three straight championships from 1926 to 1928. New York was managed by Miller Huggins until his death on September 25. They played at Yankee Stadium.

    Regular season

    • April 16, 1929: The New York Yankees took to the field with uniform numbers for the first time.[1]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Philadelphia Athletics 104 46 .693 --
    New York Yankees 88 66 .571 18
    Cleveland Indians 81 71 .533 24
    St. Louis Browns 79 73 .520 26
    Washington Senators 71 81 .467 34
    Detroit Tigers 70 84 .455 36
    Chicago White Sox 59 93 .388 46
    Boston Red Sox 58 96 .377 48

    Roster

    1929 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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 Dickey, BillBill Dickey 130 447 145 .324 10 65
    1B Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 154 553 166 .300 35 126
    2B Lazzeri, TonyTony Lazzeri 147 545 193 .354 18 106
    3B Robertson, GeneGene Robertson 90 309 92 .298 0 35
    SS Durocher, LeoLeo Durocher 100 341 84 .246 0 32
    LF Combs, EarleEarle Combs 142 586 202 .345 3 65
    CF Meusel, BobBob Meusel 100 391 102 .261 10 57
    RF Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth 135 499 172 .345 46 154

    Other batters

    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
    Burns, GeorgeGeorge Burns 9 9 0 .000 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Pipgras, GeorgeGeorge Pipgras 39 225.1 18 12 4.23 125
    Hoyt, WaiteWaite Hoyt 30 201.2 10 9 4.24 57

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Heimach, FredFred Heimach 35 134.2 11 6 4.01 26

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Awards and honors

    League top ten finishers

    Lou Gehrig

    • #2 in AL in home runs (35)
    • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.431)
    • #3 in AL in runs scored (127)
    • #3 in AL in walks (122)
    • #4 in AL in RBI (126)
    • #4 in AL in slugging percentage (.584)

    Tony Lazzeri

    • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.429)

    George Pipgras

    • #3 in AL in strikeouts (125)

    Babe Ruth

    • MLB leader in home runs (46)
    • MLB leader in slugging percentage (.697)
    • #2 in AL in RBI (154)
    • #3 in AL in on-base percentage (.430)

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager
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    Notes

    1. ^ Numbelivable!, p.89, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
    2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References