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1954 New York Yankees season

1954 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Casey Stengel
    Local television WPIX
    Local radio WINS (AM)
    (Mel Allen, Jim Woods, Red Barber)
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    The 1954 New York Yankees season was the team's 52nd season in New York, and its 54th overall. The team finished in second place in the American League with a record of 103–51, finishing 8 games behind the Cleveland Indians, who broke the Yankees' 1927 AL record by winning 111 games. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Bob Grim became the first rookie pitcher to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings in the same season.[2]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
    New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
    Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
    Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
    Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
    Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
    Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
    Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1954 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

    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
    Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 69 125 31 .248 1 19

    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
    Grim, BobBob Grim 37 199 20 6 3.26 108
    Branca, RalphRalph Branca 5 12.2 1 0 2.84 7

    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

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy, Modesto[5]

    Notes

    1. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 347, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    3. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Neil Berry page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ 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