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1929 New York Yankees season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1929 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Miller Huggins, Art Fletcher
Local televisionnone
Local radionone
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The 1929 New York Yankees season was the team's 27th season in New York and its 29th overall. The team finished with a record of 88–66, finishing in second place, 18 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. This ended a streak of three straight World Series appearances for the club. New York was managed by Miller Huggins until his death on September 25. They played at Yankee Stadium.

Regular season

  • April 16, 1929: The New York Yankees took to the field with uniform numbers for the first time on the backs on their uniforms, the first team to make them permanent.[1]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 104 46 .693 --
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 18
Cleveland Indians 81 71 .533 24
St. Louis Browns 79 73 .520 26
Washington Senators 71 81 .467 34
Detroit Tigers 70 84 .455 36
Chicago White Sox 59 93 .388 46
Boston Red Sox 58 96 .377 48

Record vs. opponents

1929 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 9–13 8–14 5–17 4–18 11–11–1 10–12
Chicago 11–11 9–12 10–12 6–16 9–13 4–17 10–12
Cleveland 13–9 12–9 11–11 14–8 7–14 10–12 14–8
Detroit 14–8 12–10 11–11 9–13 4–18 10–12 10–12–1
New York 17–5 16–6 8–14 13–9 8–14 14–8 12–10
Philadelphia 18–4 13–9 14–7 18–4 14–8 11–10–1 16–4
St. Louis 11–11–1 17–4 12–10 12–10 8–14 10–11–1 9–13
Washington 12–10 12–10 8–14 12–10–1 10–12 4–16 13–9


Roster

Beginning from that year onward the Yankees put the player's jersey numbers on the backs of their white home and grey road uniforms, making them the first MLB team to put player numbers in their uniforms on a permanent basis.

1929 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
C Bill Dickey 130 447 145 .324 10 65
1B Lou Gehrig 154 553 166 .300 35 126
2B Tony Lazzeri 147 545 193 .354 18 106
3B Gene Robertson 90 309 92 .298 0 35
SS Leo Durocher 100 341 84 .246 0 32
LF Earle Combs 142 586 202 .345 3 65
CF Bob Meusel 100 391 102 .261 10 57
RF Babe Ruth 135 499 172 .345 46 154

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
George Burns 9 9 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
George Pipgras 39 225.1 18 12 4.23 125
Waite Hoyt 30 201.2 10 9 4.24 57

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
Fred Heimach 35 134.2 11 6 4.01 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

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Lou Gehrig

  • #2 in AL in home runs (35)
  • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.431)
  • #3 in AL in runs scored (127)
  • #3 in AL in walks (122)
  • #4 in AL in RBI (126)
  • #4 in AL in slugging percentage (.584)

Tony Lazzeri

  • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.429)

George Pipgras

  • #3 in AL in strikeouts (125)

Babe Ruth

  • MLB leader in home runs (46)
  • MLB leader in slugging percentage (.697)
  • #2 in AL in RBI (154)
  • #3 in AL in on-base percentage (.430)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
D Chambersburg Young Yanks Blue Ridge League Tommy Clarke

[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Numbelivable!, p.89, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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