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1989 New York Yankees season

1989 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
    Manager(s) Dallas Green
    Bucky Dent
    Local television WPIX
    (Phil Rizzuto, George Grande, Tom Seaver)
    MSG
    (Bobby Murcer, Tommy Hutton, Lou Piniella, Greg Gumbel)
    Local radio WABC (AM)
    (John Sterling, Jay Johnstone)
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    The New York Yankees' 1989 season was the 87th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 74-87, finishing in fifth place, 14.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Dallas Green and Bucky Dent. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • Alvaro Espinoza was second in the majors with 23 sacrifices.
    • In 1989, Yankees pitcher Tommy John matched Deacon McGuire’s record (since broken) for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played.[14]
    • Sammy Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989 in a game against the New York Yankees.[15] In four at-bats, Sosa appeared in 4 at-bats and had 2 hits.

    Season standings

    AL East W L Pct. GB
    Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
    Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
    Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
    Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
    New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
    Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
    Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1989 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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Don Slaught 117 350 88 .251 5 38
    1B Don Mattingly 158 631 191 .303 23 113
    2B Steve Sax 158 651 205 .310 5 63
    3B Mike Pagliarulo 74 223 44 .197 5 63
    SS Álvaro Espinoza 146 503 142 .282 0 41
    LF Rickey Henderson 65 235 58 .247 3 22
    CF Roberto Kelly 137 441 133 .302 9 48
    RF Jesse Barfield 129 441 106 .240 18 56
    DH Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Mel Hall 113 361 94 .260 17 58
    Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59
    Ken Phelps 86 185 46 .249 7 29
    Tom Brookens 66 168 38 .226 4 14
    Stan Jefferson 10 12 1 .083 0 1
    Steve Kiefer 5 8 1 .125 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Andy Hawkins 34 208.1 15 15 4.80 98
    Don Schulze 2 11 1 1 4.09 5

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Jimmy Jones 11 48 2 1 5.25 25

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Lance McCullers 52 4 3 3 4.57 82

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albany-Colonie, Prince William, GCL Yankees[22]

    References

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