1950 New York Yankees season

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1950 New York Yankees
1950 World Series Champions
1950 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Dan Topping
Del Webb
General manager(s) George Weiss
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WABD
(Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy, Dizzy Dean)
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Curt Gowdy)
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Members of the 1950 New York Yankees being honored at the 2010 Old-Timers' Day

The 1950 New York Yankees season was the 48th season for the team in New York and its 50th overall as a franchise. The team finished with a record of 98–56, winning their 17th pennant, finishing 3 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. In the World Series, they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in 4 games. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Detroit Tigers 95 59 .617 3
Boston Red Sox 94 60 .610 4
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .597 6
Washington Senators 67 87 .435 31
Chicago White Sox 60 94 .390 38
St. Louis Browns 58 96 .377 40
Philadelphia Athletics 52 102 .338 46

Record vs. opponents

1950 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 15–7 10–12 10–12 9–13 19–3 19–3 12–10
Chicago 7–15 8–14 6–16–2 8–14 11–11 12–10 8–14
Cleveland 12–10 14–8 13–9–1 8–14 17–5 13–9 15–7
Detroit 12–10 16–6–2 9–13–1 11–11 17–5 17–5 13–9
New York 13–9 14–8 14–8 11–11 15–7 17–5 14–8–1
Philadelphia 3–19 11–11 5–17 5–17 7–15 8–14 13–9
St. Louis 3–19 10–12 9–13 5–17 5–17 14–8 12–10
Washington 10–12 14–8 7–15 9–13 8–14–1 9–13 10–12


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1950 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 Yogi Berra 151 597 193 .322 28 124
1B Joe Collins 108 205 48 .234 8 28
2B Jerry Coleman 153 522 150 .287 6 69
3B Billy Johnson 108 327 85 .260 6 40
SS Phil Rizzuto 155 617 200 .324 7 66
OF Gene Woodling 122 449 127 .283 6 60
OF Joe DiMaggio 139 525 158 .301 32 122
OF Hank Bauer 113 415 133 .320 13 70

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
Cliff Mapes 108 356 88 .247 12 61
Bobby Brown 95 277 74 .267 4 37
Johnny Mize 90 274 76 .277 25 72
Tommy Henrich 73 151 41 .272 6 34
Jackie Jensen 45 70 12 .171 1 5
Billy Martin 34 36 9 .250 1 8
Johnny Hopp 19 27 9 .333 1 8
Charlie Silvera 18 25 4 .160 0 1
Johnny Lindell 7 21 4 .190 0 2
Jim Delsing 12 10 4 .400 0 2
Ralph Houk 10 9 1 .111 0 1
Hank Workman 2 5 1 .200 0 0
Snuffy Stirnweiss 7 2 0 .000 0 0
Dick Wakefield 3 2 1 .500 0 1
Gus Niarhos 1 0 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
Vic Raschi 33 256.2 21 8 4.00 155
Allie Reynolds 35 240.2 16 12 3.74 160
Ed Lopat 35 236.1 18 8 3.47 72
Tommy Byrne 31 203.1 15 9 4.74 118

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 Sanford 26 112.2 5 4 4.55 54
Whitey Ford 20 112 9 1 2.81 59
Joe Ostrowski 21 43.2 1 1 5.15 15
Bob Porterfield 10 19.2 1 1 8.69 9
Ernie Nevel 3 6.1 0 1 4.34 3

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
Joe Page 37 3 7 13 5.04 33
Tom Ferrick 30 8 4 9 3.65 20
Don Johnson 8 0 1 0 10.00 9
Duane Pillette 4 0 0 0 1.29 4
Lew Burdette 2 0 0 0 6.75 0
Dave Madison 1 0 0 0 6.00 1

1950 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Philadelphia Phillies (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 1, Phillies – 0 October 4 Shibe Park 30,746
2 Yankees – 2, Phillies – 1 (10 innings) October 5 Shibe Park 32,660
3 Phillies – 2, Yankees – 3 October 6 Yankee Stadium 64,505
4 Phillies – 2, Yankees – 5 October 7 Yankee Stadium 68,098

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association Joe Kuhel
AA Beaumont Roughnecks Texas League Rogers Hornsby
A Muskegon Clippers Central League Bob Finley
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League George Selkirk
B Quincy Gems Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League James Adlam
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Frank Novosel
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian–American League Mayo Smith
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Jack Farmer and Cedric Durst
C Twin Falls Cowboys Pioneer League Wally Berger
C Joplin Miners Western Association Harry Craft
D LaGrange Troupers Georgia–Alabama League Carl Cooper
D Independence Yankees Kansas–Oklahoma–Missouri League Bunny Mick and Bones Sanders
D Newark Yankees Ohio–Indiana League Billy Holm
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Vern Hoscheit
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League Wayne Tucker

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: LaGrange, McAlester[5]

References

  1. ^ Billy Martin page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Brideweser page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Don Taussig page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 21, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

  • 1950 New York Yankees
  • 1950 World Series
  • 1950 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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