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1944 New York Yankees season

1944 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Estate of Jacob Ruppert
    Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
    Local radio WINS (AM)
    (Don Dunphy, Bill Slater)
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    The 1944 New York Yankees season was the team's 42nd season in New York, and its 44th season overall. The team finished in third place in the American League with a record of 83–71, finishing 6 games behind the St. Louis Browns. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

    Offseason

    • Prior to 1944 season: Jim Greengrass was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]

    Spring training

    The Yankees trained in 1944 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The team made the 300-room Senator Hotel their headquarters and practiced indoors at the Atlantic City Armory.[2][3] . They played their first exhibition game in Atlantic City on April 1, 1944 and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5–1, behind a home run by Johnny Lindell. The following day, 4,000 fans saw the Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4–3.[4]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
    Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
    New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
    Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
    Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
    Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
    Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
    Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

    Roster

    1944 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

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

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Garbark, MikeMike Garbark 89 299 23 78 .261 1 33 0
    1B Etten, NickNick Etten 154 573 88 168 .293 22 91 4
    2B Stirnweiss, SnuffySnuffy Stirnweiss 154 643 125 205 .319 8 43 55
    3B Grimes, OscarOscar Grimes 116 387 44 108 .279 5 46 6
    SS Milosevich, MikeMike Milosevich 94 312 27 77 .247 0 32 1
    OF Lindell, JohnnyJohnny Lindell 149 594 91 178 .300 18 103 5
    OF Metheny, BudBud Metheny 137 518 72 124 .239 14 67 5
    OF Martin, HershHersh Martin 85 328 49 99 .302 9 47 5
    [5]

    Other batters

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

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Hemsley, RollieRollie Hemsley 81 284 23 76 .268 2 26 0
    Rosenthal, LarryLarry Rosenthal 36 101 9 20 .198 0 9 1
    Cooney, JohnnyJohnny Cooney 10 8 1 1 .125 0 1 0
    Waner, PaulPaul Waner 9 7 1 1 .143 0 1 1
    Drescher, BillBill Drescher 4 7 0 1 .143 0 0 0
    Collins, RipRip Collins 3 3 0 1 .333 0 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
    Borowy, HankHank Borowy 35 252.2 17 12 2.64 107
    Dubiel, MonkMonk Dubiel 30 232 13 13 3.38 79
    Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 26 213.2 12 9 2.99 54
    Queen, MelMel Queen 10 81.2 6 3 3.31 30

    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
    Bevens, BillBill Bevens 8 43.2 4 1 2.68 16

    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
    Turner, JimJim Turner 35 4 4 7 3.46 13
    Johnson, JohnnyJohnny Johnson 22 0 2 3 4.05 11

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton[6]

    References

    1. ^ Jim Greengrass page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Gietschier, Steve (March 21, 1994). "It happens every spring". The Sporting News. Retrieved June 10, 2009. 
    3. ^ "Atlantic City Armory New Camps for Yanks", The Evening Independent, November 18, 1943, retrieved September 17, 2011 
    4. ^ Wilk, Tom (April 20, 2006). "Waltz Through Time: The Old Ballgame". Atlantic City Weekly. Retrieved June 10, 2009. 
    5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1944.shtml
    6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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