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1940 New York Yankees season

1940 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Estate of Jacob Ruppert
    Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
    Local radio WABC (AM)
    (Mel Allen, J. C. Flippen)
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    The 1940 New York Yankees season was the team's 38th season in New York and its 40th overall. The team finished in third place with a record of 88–66, finishing two games behind the American League champion Detroit Tigers and one game behind the second-place Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. Their home games were played at the Yankee Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Detroit Tigers 90 64 .584 --
    Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 1
    New York Yankees 88 66 .571 2
    Boston Red Sox 82 72 .532 8
    Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 8
    St. Louis Browns 67 87 .435 23
    Washington Senators 64 90 .416 26
    Philadelphia Athletics 54 100 .351 36

    Roster

    1940 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen Bases

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Dickey, BillBill Dickey 106 372 45 92 .247 9 54 0
    1B Dahlgren, BabeBabe Dahlgren 155 568 51 150 .264 12 73 1
    2B Gordon, JoeJoe Gordon 155 616 112 173 .281 30 103 18
    3B Rolfe, RedRed Rolfe 139 588 102 147 .250 10 53 4
    SS Crosetti, FrankieFrankie Crosetti 145 546 84 106 .194 4 31 14
    OF Keller, CharlieCharlie Keller 138 500 102 143 .286 21 93 8
    OF DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio 132 508 93 179 .352 31 133 1
    OF Selkirk, GeorgeGeorge Selkirk 118 379 68 102 .269 19 71 3
    [2]

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Henrich, TommyTommy Henrich 90 293 57 90 .307 10 53 1
    Knickerbocker, BillBill Knickerbocker 45 124 17 30 .242 1 10 1
    Chartak, MikeMike Chartak 11 15 2 2 .133 0 3 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
    Ruffing, RedRed Ruffing 30 226 15 12 3.38 97
    Russo, MariusMarius Russo 30 189.1 14 8 3.28 87
    Chandler, SpudSpud Chandler 27 172 8 7 4.60 56
    Breuer, MarvMarv Breuer 27 164 8 9 4.55 71
    Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 12 99.1 9 3 1.90 37

    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
    Donald, AtleyAtley Donald 24 118.2 8 3 3.03 60
    Gomez, LeftyLefty Gomez 9 27.1 3 3 6.59 14

    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
    Murphy, JohnnyJohnny Murphy 35 8 4 9 3.69 23

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newark, Binghamton, Amsterdam, Akron, Butler

    Arkansas-Missouri League folded, July 1, 1940[3]

    Notes

    1. Hank Sauer page at Baseball Reference
    2. http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1940.shtml
    3. 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