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Completed Yankees Seasons Under Big Stein

Posted by Steve Lombardi on July 13, 2010

With the news of George Steinbrenner passing today, I thought it would be interesting to use the data on Baseball-Reference.com to look at the completed Yankees seasons from the time he bought the team until his death. There's a lot more good seasons in there than bad...that's for sure.

Rk Year W 6 L Ties W-L% Finish Playoffs Managers
1 1998 114 48 0 .704 1st of 5 Won WS (4-0) Joe Torre (114-48)
2 2002 103 58 0 .640 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Joe Torre (103-58)
3 1980 103 59 0 .636 1st of 7 Lost ALCS (3-0) Dick Howser (103-59)
4 2009 103 59 0 .636 1st of 5 Won WS (4-2) Joe Girardi (103-59)
5 2003 101 61 1 .623 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-2) Joe Torre (101-61)
6 2004 101 61 0 .623 1st of 5 Lost ALCS (4-3) Joe Torre (101-61)
7 1994 70 43 0 .619 1st of 5   Buck Showalter (70-43)
8 1977 100 62 0 .617 1st of 7 Won WS (4-2) Billy Martin (100-62)
9 1978 100 63 0 .613 1st of 7 Won WS (4-2) Billy Martin (52-42), Dick Howser (0-1) and Bob Lemon (48-20)
10 1976 97 62 0 .610 1st of 6 Lost WS (4-0) Billy Martin (97-62)
11 1999 98 64 0 .605 1st of 5 Won WS (4-0) Joe Torre (98-64)
12 1985 97 64 0 .602 2nd of 7   Yogi Berra (6-10) and Billy Martin (91-54)
13 2006 97 65 0 .599 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Joe Torre (97-65)
14 2001 95 65 1 .594 1st of 5 Lost WS (4-3) Joe Torre (95-65)
15 1997 96 66 0 .593 2nd of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) Joe Torre (96-66)
16 2005 95 67 0 .586 1st of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) Joe Torre (95-67)
17 2007 94 68 0 .580 2nd of 5 Lost LDS (3-1) Joe Torre (94-68)
18 1996 92 70 0 .568 1st of 5 Won WS (4-2) Joe Torre (92-70)
19 1983 91 71 0 .562 3rd of 7   Billy Martin (91-71)
20 1979 89 71 0 .556 4th of 7   Bob Lemon (34-31) and Billy Martin (55-40)
21 1986 90 72 0 .556 2nd of 7   Lou Piniella (90-72)
22 1981 59 48 0 .551 4th of 7 Lost WS (4-2) Gene Michael (48-34) and Bob Lemon (11-14)
23 1974 89 73 0 .549 2nd of 6   Bill Virdon (89-73)
24 1987 89 73 0 .549 4th of 7   Lou Piniella (89-73)
25 1995 79 65 1 .549 2nd of 5 Lost LDS (3-2) Buck Showalter (79-65)
26 2008 89 73 0 .549 3rd of 5   Joe Girardi (89-73)
27 1993 88 74 0 .543 2nd of 7   Buck Showalter (88-74)
28 2000 87 74 0 .540 1st of 5 Won WS (4-1) Joe Torre (87-74)
29 1984 87 75 0 .537 3rd of 7   Yogi Berra (87-75)
30 1988 85 76 0 .528 5th of 7   Billy Martin (40-28) and Lou Piniella (45-48)
31 1975 83 77 0 .519 3rd of 6   Bill Virdon (53-51) and Billy Martin (30-26)
32 1973 80 82 0 .494 4th of 6   Ralph Houk (80-82)
33 1982 79 83 0 .488 5th of 7   Bob Lemon (6-8), Gene Michael (44-42) and Clyde King (29-33)
34 1992 76 86 0 .469 4th of 7   Buck Showalter (76-86)
35 1989 74 87 0 .460 5th of 7   Dallas Green (56-65) and Bucky Dent (18-22)
36 1991 71 91 0 .438 5th of 7   Stump Merrill (71-91)
37 1990 67 95 0 .414 7th of 7   Bucky Dent (18-31) and Stump Merrill (49-64)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/13/2010.

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6 Responses to “Completed Yankees Seasons Under Big Stein”

  1. 51% of these seasons had a W% better than .560
    and
    70% had a W% better than or equal to .549

    for those keeping score at home...

  2. ImAShark6 Says:

    You should add 2010 to the list, since he was alive for some of the season. Also I wonder what the Yankees' total record is during his reign as owner.

  3. What a clean up they made between 92 and 93 : just compare the "Most common games" lines. And that whole new team gelled right away.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1992-lineups.shtml
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1993-lineups.shtml

  4. His 28th-best team won the World Series. Whoa.

  5. @ImAShark6

    If you add this season's 56-32 record to Steve's table, the Bronx Bombers have a cumulative record of 3364 wins and 2583 losses(.566) during the Steinbrenner ownership era.

  6. With all due respect to George, he really hasn't been running the team the last few seasons - his failing health left him as more of a figurehead than anything recently. Not to take anything away from him.

    And looking at that table, I can't help but think of the scene from the Seinfeld episode that aired just after the 1995 season (before Buck Showalter had officially been fired):

    "You know as painful as it is I had to let a few people go over the years. Yogi Berra, Lou Pinella, Bucky Dent, Billy Martin, Dallas Green, Dick Houser, Bill Virdon, Billy Martin, Scott Marrow, Billy Martin, Bob Lemmon, Billy Martin, Gene Michael, Buck Showalter, … uh, tut!, . . .George, you didn't hear that from me. [George exits] . . . George!"

    Still makes me laugh ... :)