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1955 New York Yankees season

1955 New York Yankees
1955 AL Champions
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 1955 New York Yankees season was the team's 53rd season in New York, and its 55th season overall. The team finished with a record of 96–58, winning their 21st pennant, finishing 3 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they were defeated by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
    Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
    Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
    Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
    Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
    Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
    Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
    Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1955 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
    C Berra, YogiYogi Berra 147 542 147 .272 27 108
    1B Skowron, BillBill Skowron 108 288 92 .319 12 61
    2B McDougald, GilGil McDougald 141 533 152 .285 13 53
    3B Carey, AndyAndy Carey 135 510 131 .257 7 47
    SS Hunter, BillyBilly Hunter 98 255 58 .227 3 20
    LF Noren, IrvIrv Noren 132 371 94 .253 8 59
    CF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 147 517 158 .306 37 99
    RF Bauer, HankHank Bauer 139 492 137 .278 20 53

    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
    Howard, ElstonElston Howard 97 279 81 .290 10 43
    Collins, JoeJoe Collins 105 278 65 .234 13 45
    Robinson, EddieEddie Robinson 88 173 26 .208 16 42
    Rizzuto, PhilPhil Rizzuto 81 143 37 .259 1 9
    Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman 43 96 22 .229 0 8
    Cerv, BobBob Cerv 55 85 29 .341 3 22
    Martin, BillyBilly Martin 20 70 21 .300 1 9
    Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 11 26 4 .154 0 3
    Silvera, CharlieCharlie Silvera 14 26 5 .192 0 1
    Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 10 9 1 .111 0 1
    Carroll, TomTom Carroll 14 6 2 .333 0 0
    Tettelbach, DickDick Tettelbach 2 5 0 .000 0 0
    Berberet, LouLou Berberet 2 5 2 .400 0 2
    Blanchard, JohnnyJohnny Blanchard 1 3 0 .000 0 0
    Throneberry, MarvMarv Throneberry 1 2 1 1.000 0 3
    Leja, FrankFrank Leja 7 2 0 .000 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
    Ford, WhiteyWhitey Ford 39 253.2 18 7 2.63 137
    Turley, BobBob Turley 36 246.2 17 13 3.06 210
    Byrne, TommyTommy Byrne 27 160 16 5 3.15 76
    Larsen, DonDon Larsen 19 97 9 2 3.06 44
    Lopat, EdEd Lopat 16 86.2 4 8 3.74 24
    Gray, TedTed Gray 1 3 0 0 3.00 1

    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
    Kucks, JohnnyJohnny Kucks 29 126.2 8 7 3.41 49
    Grim, BobBob Grim 26 92.1 7 5 4.19 63
    Wiesler, BobBob Wiesler 16 53 0 2 3.91 22
    Coleman, RipRip Coleman 10 29 1 1 5.28 15

    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
    Konstanty, JimJim Konstanty 45 7 2 11 2.32 19
    Morgan, TomTom Morgan 40 7 3 10 3.25 17
    Sturdivant, TomTom Sturdivant 33 1 3 0 3.16 48
    Sain, JohnnyJohnny Sain 3 0 0 0 6.75 5
    Schallock, ArtArt Schallock 2 0 0 0 6.00 2
    Staley, GerryGerry Staley 2 0 0 0 13.50 0

    1955 World Series

    Main article: 1955 World Series

    In game one on September 28, Elston Howard became the sixth player in the history of the World Series to hit a home run in his first World Series at bat.

    NL Brooklyn Dodgers (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 6 September 28 Yankee Stadium 63,869
    2 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 4 September 29 Yankee Stadium 64,707
    3 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 8 September 30 Ebbets Field 34,209
    4 Yankees – 5, Dodgers – 8 October 1 Ebbets Field 36,242
    5 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 5 October 2 Ebbets Field 36,796
    6 Dodgers – 1, Yankees – 5 October 3 Yankee Stadium 64,022
    7 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 0 October 4 Yankee Stadium 62,465

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    League leaders

    • Whitey Ford, league leader, complete games (Ford was the first player to lead the American League in complete games with fewer than 20)[5]

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Monroe

    Norfolk club folded, July 14, 1955[6]

    Notes

    1. ^ Don Larsen page at Baseball-Reference
    2. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Ed Lopat page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Jerry Staley page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.106, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    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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