1954 New York Yankees season

1954 New York Yankees season

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The 1954 New York Yankees season was the team's 52nd season in New York, and its 54th overall. The team finished in second place in the American League with a record of 103-51, finishing 8 games behind the Cleveland Indians, who broke the Yankees' 1927 AL record by winning 111 games. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Bob Grim became the first rookie pitcher to win 20 games in one season but pitch less than 200 innings in the same season.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

Notable transactions

Roster

1954 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

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
Slaughter, EnosEnos Slaughter 69 125 31 .248 1 19

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
Grim, BobBob Grim 37 199 20 6 3.26 108
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 5 12.2 1 0 2.84 7

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

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Harry Craft
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Mayo Smith
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Phil Page
B Quincy Gems Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Vern Hoscheit
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Skeeter Scalzi
C Modesto Reds California League Jack Graham and Jerry Crosby
C St. Joseph Saints Western Association Bill Cope
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Walter Lance
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Marvin Crater
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Bunny Mick

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy, Modesto[5]

Notes

References

  • 1954 New York Yankees
  • 1954 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com