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1931 New York Yankees season

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1931 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
Local televisionnone
Local radionone
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The 1931 New York Yankees season was the team's 29th season. The team finished with a record of 94–59, finishing 13.5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. This team is notable for holding the modern day Major League record for team runs scored in a season with 1,067 (6.88 per game average).

Offseason

Regular season

First baseman Lou Gehrig set an American League record by driving in 184 runs,[3] breaking his own record of 175 set in 1927. The total, which was seven short of Hack Wilson's all-time record of 191 set the previous year, still stands as of the end of the 2017 season.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 107 45 0.704 60–15 47–30
New York Yankees 94 59 0.614 13½ 51–25 43–34
Washington Senators 92 62 0.597 16 55–22 37–40
Cleveland Indians 78 76 0.506 30 45–31 33–45
St. Louis Browns 63 91 0.409 45 39–38 24–53
Boston Red Sox 62 90 0.408 45 39–40 23–50
Detroit Tigers 61 93 0.396 47 36–41 25–52
Chicago White Sox 56 97 0.366 51½ 31–45 25–52


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–10–1 13–9 12–10 6–16 4–16 8–14 7–15
Chicago 10–12–1 7–15–1 11–11 6–15 3–19 12–10 7–15
Cleveland 9–13 15–7–1 13–9 13–9 4–18 16–6 8–14
Detroit 10–12 11–11 9–13 8–14 4–18 11–11 8–14
New York 16–6 15–6 9–13 14–8 11–11 16–6 13–9–1
Philadelphia 16–4 19–3 18–4 18–4 11–11 14–8 11–11–1
St. Louis 14–8 10–12 6–16 11–11 6–16 8–14 8–14
Washington 15–7 15–7 14–8 14–8 9–13–1 11–11–1 14–8


Roster

1931 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 130 477 156 .327 6 78
1B Lou Gehrig 155 619 211 .341 46 184
2B Tony Lazzeri 135 484 129 .267 8 83
SS Lyn Lary 155 610 171 .280 10 107
3B Joe Sewell 130 484 146 .302 6 64
OF Babe Ruth 145 534 199 .373 46 162
OF Earl Combs 138 563 179 .318 5 58
OF Ben Chapman 149 600 189 .315 17 122

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
Samuel Byrd 115 248 67 .270 3 32
Jimmie Reese 65 245 59 .241 3 26
Arndt Jorgens 46 100 27 .270 0 14
Cy Perkins 16 47 12 .255 0 7
Dusty Cooke 27 39 13 .333 1 6
Myril Hoag 44 28 4 .143 0 3
Dixie Walker 2 10 3 .300 0 1
Red Rolfe 1 0 0 ---- 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
Lefty Gomez 40 243.0 21 9 2.67 150
Red Ruffing 37 237.0 16 14 4.41 132
Hank Johnson 40 196.1 13 8 4.72 106
Herb Pennock 25 189.1 11 6 4.28 65
Gordon Rhodes 18 87.0 6 3 3.41 36

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
George Pipgras 36 137.2 7 6 3.79 59
Ed Wells 27 116.2 9 5 4.32 34
Roy Sherid 17 74.1 5 5 5.69 39
Jim Weaver 17 57.2 2 1 5.31 28
Ivy Andrews 7 34.1 2 0 4.19 10

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
Lefty Weinert 17 2 2 0 6.20 24
Lou McEvoy 6 0 0 1 12.41 3

Awards and honors

League records

  • Lou Gehrig, American League single season record, runs batted in for a season (184)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Newark Bears International League Al Mamaux
A Albany Senators Eastern League Bill McCorry
B Scranton Miners New York–Pennsylvania League Buck Elliott and Ernie Vick
D Cumberland Colts Middle Atlantic League Leo Mackey

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Cumberland[4]

Notes

  1. ^ Cy Perkins page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Harry Rice page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ferraro, Michael X.; Veneziano, John (2007). Numbelievable!. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0.
  4. ^ 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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