1912 New York Highlanders season

1912 New York Highlanders season

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The 1912 New York Highlanders season was their tenth in New York and their twelfth overall. It was the final season for the "Highlanders", before evolving exclusively into the "Yankees". It was also their final season playing their home games at Hilltop Park. The team finished with a total of 50 wins and 102 losses, coming in 8th, last place in the American League. The club was managed by Harry Wolverton. The New York franchise would not finish in last place again until the 1966 season.

Regular season

Logo and uniforms

For 1912, the curving "NY" migrated from the sleeve to its now-familiar spot on the left breast of the jersey (on some versions of the uniform, though not the one shown here). This was also the year the pin stripes were introduced.

Team nickname

By this season, the alternate nickname "Yankees" was in very common usage by the media. The New York Times for Opening Day 1912 reported that "The Yankees presented a natty appearance in their new uniforms of white with black pin stripes." The pin stripes were a one-year experiment, but they would return for good on the home uniforms in 1915.

The final game of the season, and the final game for the "Highlanders" at the Hilltop, was played on October 5, 1912. The team moved to the Polo Grounds the following year. Hilltop Park was closed after the 1912 season and was demolished in 1914. It is now occupied by the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Season standings

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Notable transactions

  • July 21, 1912: Del Paddock was purchased by the Highlanders from the Dubuque Hustlers.[1]

Roster

1912 New York Highlanders
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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 Sweeney, EdEd Sweeney 110 351 94 .268 0 30
1B Chase, HalHal Chase 131 522 143 .274 4 58

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
Paddock, DelDel Paddock 46 156 45 .288 1 14
Stumpf, BillBill Stumpf 42 129 31 .240 0 10
Wolverton, HarryHarry Wolverton 34 50 15 .300 0 4
Priest, JohnnyJohnny Priest 2 2 1 .500 0 1
Thompson, HomerHomer Thompson 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ford, RussRuss Ford 36 291.2 13 21 3.55 112
Caldwell, RayRay Caldwell 30 183.1 8 16 4.47 95
McConnell, GeorgeGeorge McConnell 23 176.2 8 12 2.75 91
Fisher, RayRay Fisher 17 90.1 2 8 5.88 47
Keating, RayRay Keating 6 35.2 0 3 5.80 21

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis 10 54 1 4 6.50 22
Thompson, TommyTommy Thompson 7 32.2 0 2 6.06 15
Hoff, ChetChet Hoff 5 15.2 0 1 6.89 14

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Shears, GeorgeGeorge Shears 4 0 0 0 5.40 9

References

External links

  • 1912 New York Highlanders team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
  • 1912 New York Highlanders at Baseball Reference