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1931 New York Yankees season

1931 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) Joe McCarthy
    Local television none
    Local radio none
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    The 1931 New York Yankees season was the team's 29th season in New York and its 31st season overall. The team finished with a record of 94–59, finishing 13.5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. This team is notable for holding the modern day Major League record for team runs scored in a season with 1,067 (6.88 per game average).

    Offseason

    Regular season

    First baseman Lou Gehrig set an American League record by driving in 184 runs,[3] breaking his own record of 175 set in 1927. The total, which was seven short of Hack Wilson's all-time record of 191 set the previous year, still stands as of the end of the 2009 season.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Philadelphia Athletics 107 45 .704 --
    New York Yankees 94 59 .614 13½
    Washington Senators 92 62 .597 16
    Cleveland Indians 78 76 .506 30
    St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 45
    Boston Red Sox 62 90 .408 45
    Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 47
    Chicago White Sox 56 97 .366 51½

    Roster

    1931 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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
    1B Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig 155 619 211 .341 46 184
    OF Chapman, BenBen Chapman 149 600 189 .315 17 122

    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
    Perkins, CyCy Perkins 16 47 12 .255 0 7

    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

    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
    Gomez, LeftyLefty Gomez 40 243 21 9 2.67 150
    Weaver, JimJim Weaver 17 57.2 2 1 5.31 28
    Andrews, IvyIvy Andrews 7 34.1 2 0 4.19 10

    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 records

    • Lou Gehrig, American League single season record, runs batted in for a season (184)

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cumberland[4]

    Notes

    1. ^ Cy Perkins page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Harry Rice page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Numbelivable!, p. 71, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
    4. ^ 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