1942 New York Yankees season

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1942 New York Yankees
1942 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Estate of Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s) Ed Barrow
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local radio WOR (AM)
(Mel Allen, Connie Desmond)
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The 1942 New York Yankees season was the team's 40th season in New York and its 42nd overall. The team finished with a record of 103–51, winning their 13th pennant, finishing 9 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in 5 games.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 --
Boston Red Sox 93 59 .612 9
St. Louis Browns 82 69 .543 19.5
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 28
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 30
Chicago White Sox 66 82 .446 34
Washington Senators 62 89 .411 39.5
Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 .357 48

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1942 American League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1942 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 82 268 79 .295 2 37
1B Buddy Hassett 132 538 153 .284 5 48
2B Joe Gordon 155 538 162 .322 18 103
3B Frankie Crosetti 74 285 69 .242 4 23
SS Phil Rizzuto 144 553 157 .284 4 68
OF Joe DiMaggio 154 610 173 .305 21 114
OF Charlie Keller 152 544 159 .292 26 108
OF Tommy Henrich 127 483 129 .267 13 67

Other batters[edit]

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
Red Rolfe 69 285 48 .219 8 25
Buddy Rosar 69 209 48 .230 2 34
Jerry Priddy 59 189 53 .280 2 28
Rollie Hemsley 31 85 25 .294 0 15
George Selkirk 42 78 15 .192 0 10
Roy Cullenbine 21 77 28 .364 2 17
Ed Levy 13 41 5 .122 0 3
Eddie Kearse 11 26 5 .192 0 0
Tuck Stainback 15 10 2 .200 0 0
Mike Chartak 5 5 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tiny Bonham 28 226 21 5 2.27 71
Spud Chandler 24 200.2 16 5 2.38 74
Red Ruffing 24 193.2 14 7 3.21 80
Hank Borowy 25 178.2 15 4 2.52 85
Marv Breuer 27 164.1 8 9 3.07 72
Atley Donald 20 147.2 11 3 3.11 53
Lefty Gomez 13 80 6 4 4.28 41

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Marius Russo 9 45.1 4 1 2.78 15

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Johnny Murphy 31 4 10 11 3.41 24
Johnny Lindell 23 2 1 1 3.76 28
Norm Branch 10 0 1 2 6.32 13
Jim Turner 5 1 1 1 1.29 2
Mel Queen 4 1 0 0 0.00 0

1942 World Series[edit]

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 4 September 30 Sportsman's Park 34,769
2 Yankees – 3, Cardinals – 4 October 1 Sportsman's Park 34,255
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 0 October 3 Yankee Stadium 69,123
4 Cardinals – 9, Yankees – 6 October 4 Yankee Stadium 69,902
5 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 2 October 5 Yankee Stadium 69,052

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Johnny Neun
AA Newark Bears International League Billy Meyer
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Buzz Boyle
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Alton Biggs and Wally Schang
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian–American League Paul O'Malley and Tom Kain
C Joplin Miners Western Association Doc Bennett
D Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association Dallas Warren
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Walt Van Grofski
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League Ray Powell

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Butler[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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[edit]