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2003 New York Yankees season

2003 New York Yankees
2003 AL East Champions
2003 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
    General manager(s) Brian Cashman
    Manager(s) Joe Torre
    Local television WCBS-TV
    YES Network
    (Michael Kay, Jim Kaat, Ken Singleton, Bobby Murcer)
    Local radio WCBS (AM)
    (John Sterling, Charley Steiner)
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    The New York Yankees' 2003 season was the 100th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 101-61 finishing 6 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe Torre. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the playoffs, they defeated the Boston Red Sox in 7 games in the ALCS, winning the pennant on Aaron Boone's dramatic 11th-inning home run. The Yankees advanced to the World Series, losing in a dramatic 6 game series to the Florida Marlins. It would be their second World Series loss in three years and last appearance in a World Series until 2009.

    Offseason

    • December 6, 2002: Robin Ventura was re-signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[1]
    • December 19, 2002: Hideki Matsui was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]
    • December 19, 2002: Todd Zeile was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[3]
    • January 3, 2003: Brandon Knight was released by the New York Yankees.[4]

    Regular season

    On June 11, 2003, six Astros pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against the New York Yankees. The six pitchers were Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner.[5] It was the first no-hitter against the Yankees in 45 years.

    Opening Day starters

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Notable transactions

    • May 23, 2003: Curtis Pride was purchased by the New York Yankees from the Nashua (Atlantic).[6]
    • July 22, 2003: Jesse Orosco was sent to the New York Yankees by the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.
    • July 29, 2003: Raúl Mondesí was traded by the New York Yankees with cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks for David Dellucci, Bret Prinz, and John Prowl (minors).[7]
    • July 31, 2003: Robin Ventura was traded by the New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Bubba Crosby and Scott Proctor.[1]
    • August 18, 2003: Todd Zeile was released by the New York Yankees.[3]
    • August 31, 2003: Jesse Orosco was traded by the New York Yankees to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Juan Padilla (September 2, 2003) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

    Roster

    2003 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
    1B Giambi, JasonJason Giambi 156 535 134 .250 41 107
    2B Soriano, AlfonsoAlfonso Soriano 156 682 198 .290 38 91
    SS Jeter, DerekDerek Jeter 119 482 156 .324 10 52
    LF Matsui, HidekiHideki Matsui 163 623 179 .287 16 106

    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

    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

    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

    Postseason

    2003 ALDS

    Game 1: Minnesota 3 - New York 1.

    Game 2: New York 4 - Minnesota 1.

    Game 3: New York 3 - Minnesota 1.

    Game 4: New York 8 - Minnesota 1.

    New York's victory secured their place in the American League Championship Series.

    2003 ALCS

    Game 1

    October 8, Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 5 13 0
    New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0
    W: Tim Wakefield (1-0)  L: Mike Mussina (0-1)  S: Scott Williamson (1)
    HRs: BOS Manny Ramírez (1), Todd Walker (1), David Ortiz (1)

    Game 2

    October 9, Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 10 1
    New York 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 6 8 0
    W: Andy Pettitte (1-0)  L: Derek Lowe (0-1)
    HRs: BOSJason Varitek (1); NYYNick Johnson (1)

    Game 3

    October 11, Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0
    Boston 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0
    W: Roger Clemens (1-0)  L: Pedro Martínez (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
    HRs: NYYDerek Jeter (1)

    Game 4

    October 13, Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 1
    Boston 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 X 3 6 0
    W: Tim Wakefield (2-0)  L: Mike Mussina (0-2)  S: Scott Williamson (2)
    HRs: NYYRubén Sierra (1); BOSTodd Walker (2), Trot Nixon (1)

    Game 5

    October 14, Fenway Park

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 1
    Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
    W: David Wells (2-0)  L: Derek Lowe (0-2)  S: Mariano Rivera (2)
    HRs: BOS –, Manny Ramírez (1)

    Game 6

    October 15, Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Boston 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 9 16 1
    New York 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 12 2
    W: Alan Embree (1-0)  L: José Contreras (0-1)  S: Scott Williamson (3)
    HRs: BOS Jason Varitek (2), Trot Nixon (2); NYYJason Giambi (1), Jorge Posada (1)

    Game 7

    October 16, Yankee Stadium

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
    Boston 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 11 0
    New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 6 11 1
    W: Mariano Rivera (1-0)  L: Tim Wakefield (2-1)
    HRs: BOS Trot Nixon (3), Kevin Millar (1) David Ortiz (2); NYYJason Giambi 2 (3), Aaron Boone (1)

    2003 World Series

    Main article: 2003 World Series

    Game 1

    October 18, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Florida 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
    New York 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 0
    W: Brad Penny (1-0)   L: David Wells (0-1)  S: Ugueth Urbina (1)
    HR: NYYBernie Williams (1)  

    Game 2

    October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0
    New York 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 6 10 2
    W: Andy Pettitte (1-0)   L: Mark Redman (0-1)  
    HR: NYYHideki Matsui (1), Alfonso Soriano (1)  

    Game 3

    October 21, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 6 6 1
    Florida 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
    W: Mike Mussina (1-0)   L: Josh Beckett (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
    HR: NYYAaron Boone (1), Bernie Williams (2)  

    Game 4

    October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
    New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 12 0
    Florida 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 0
    W: Braden Looper (1-0)   L: Jeff Weaver (0-1)  
    HR: FLAMiguel Cabrera (1), Álex González (1)  

    Game 5

    October 23, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 12 1
    Florida 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 6 9 1
    W: Brad Penny (2-0)   L: José Contreras (0-1)  
    HR: NYYJason Giambi (1)  

    Game 6

    October 25, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Florida 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
    New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
    W: Josh Beckett (1-1)   L: Andy Pettitte (1-1)  

    Farm system

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    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/venturo01.shtml
    2. Hideki Matsui Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.baseball-reference.com/z/zeileto01.shtml
    4. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/knighbr01.shtml
    5. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=230611110
    6. http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/pridecu01.shtml
    7. Raul Mondesi Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    8. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
    9. Baseball America 2004 Annual Directory

    External links