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1946 New York Yankees season

1946 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Joe McCarthy, Bill Dickey and Johnny Neun
    Local television none
    Local radio WINS (AM)
    (Mel Allen, Russ Hodges)
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    The 1946 New York Yankees season was the team's 44th season in New York, and its 46th overall. The team finished with a record of 87–67, finishing 17 games behind of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy, Bill Dickey, and Johnny Neun. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

    Offseason

    • Prior to 1946 season: Frank Verdi was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]

    Regular season

    On May 24, Joe McCarthy, who had managed the team since 1931 and led them to seven World Championships, resigned.[2] Although he had been in ill health, there were also underlying issues with team executive Larry MacPhail[3] and frustrations with the team's performance, especially that of pitcher Joe Page,[4] with whom he had an argument the previous day on the team plane.[5] Long-time Yankee catcher Bill Dickey took over the team. Dickey himself resigned on September 12,[6] and coach Johnny Neun finished out the year at the helm.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Boston Red Sox 104 50 .675 --
    Detroit Tigers 92 62 .597 12
    New York Yankees 87 67 .565 17
    Washington Senators 76 78 .494 28
    Chicago White Sox 74 80 .481 30
    Cleveland Indians 68 86 .442 36
    St. Louis Browns 66 88 .429 38
    Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 55

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1946 New York Yankees roster
    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

    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
    Dickey, BillBill Dickey 56 134 35 .261 2 10

    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
    Bevens, BillBill Bevens 31 249.2 16 13 2.23 120
    Bonham, TinyTiny Bonham 18 104.2 5 8 3.70 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
    Page, JoeJoe Page 31 136 9 8 3.57 77
    Queen, MelMel Queen 14 30.1 1 1 6.53 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

    Farm system

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