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1912 New York Highlanders
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Owner(s) William Devery and Frank Farrell
Manager(s) Harry Wolverton
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Baseball-Reference 1912 New York Highlanders

The 1912 New York Highlanders season was their tenth in New York and their twelfth overall. It was the final season for the "Highlanders", before evolving exclusively into the "Yankees". The team finished with a total of 50 wins and 102 losses, coming in 8th, last place in the American League. The club was managed by Harry Wolverton. Home games were played at Hilltop Park.

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[edit] Final Standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 105 47 .691 --
Washington Senators 91 61 .599 14
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 .592 15
Chicago White Sox 78 76 .506 28
Cleveland Naps 75 78 .490 30½
Detroit Tigers 69 84 .451 36½
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 53
New York Highlanders 50 102 .329 55

[edit] Logo and uniforms

For 1912, the curving "NY" migrated from the sleeve to its now-familiar spot on the left breast of the jersey (on some versions of the uniform, though not the one shown here). This was also the year the pin stripes were introduced.

[edit] Team nickname

By this season, the alternate nickname "Yankees" was in very common usage by the media. The New York Times for opening day 1912 reported that "The Yankees presented a natty appearance in their new uniforms of white with black pin stripes." The pin stripes were a one-year experiment, but they would return for good on the home uniforms in 1915.

The final game of the season, and the final game for the "Highlanders" at the Hilltop, was played on October 5. The team moved to the Polo Grounds the following year. Hilltop Park was closed after the 1912 season and was demolished in 1914. It is now occupied by the New York - Presbyterian Hospital.

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