1989 New York Yankees season

1989 New York Yankees season

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The New York Yankees' 1989 season was the 87th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 74-87, finishing in fifth place, 14.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Dallas Green and Bucky Dent. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

  • Alvaro Espinoza was second in the majors with 23 sacrifices.
  • In 1989, Yankees pitcher Tommy John matched Deacon McGuire’s record (since broken) for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played.[14]
  • Sammy Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989 in a game against the New York Yankees.[15] In four at-bats, Sosa appeared in 4 at-bats and had 2 hits.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

Notable transactions

Roster

1989 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
C Don Slaught 117 350 88 .251 5 38
1B Don Mattingly 158 631 191 .303 23 113
2B Steve Sax 158 651 205 .310 5 63
3B Mike Pagliarulo 74 223 44 .197 5 63
SS Álvaro Espinoza 146 503 142 .282 0 41
LF Rickey Henderson 65 235 58 .247 3 22
CF Roberto Kelly 137 441 133 .302 9 48
RF Jesse Barfield 129 441 106 .240 18 56
DH Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mel Hall 113 361 94 .260 17 58
Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59
Ken Phelps 86 185 46 .249 7 29
Tom Brookens 66 168 38 .226 4 14
Stan Jefferson 10 12 1 .083 0 1
Steve Kiefer 5 8 1 .125 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Hawkins 34 208.1 15 15 4.80 98
Don Schulze 2 11 1 1 4.09 5

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Jones 11 48 2 1 5.25 25

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Lance McCullers 52 4 3 3 4.57 82

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Bucky Dent and Rick Down
AA Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League Buck Showalter
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Mark Weidemaier and Stump Merrill
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Clete Boyer
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League Brian Butterfield
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Jack Gillis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albany-Colonie, Prince William, GCL Yankees[22]

References

  • 1989 New York Yankees
  • 1989 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com