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1922 New York Yankees
1922 AL Champions
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s) Miller Huggins
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Baseball-Reference 1922 New York Yankees

Record: 94-60. Finished 1st in American League (1922 AL)

Won AL Pennant

Managed by Miller Huggins

Coaches: Charley O'Leary and Frank Roth

Ballpark: Polo Grounds

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[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

The 1922 New York Yankees played their 20th season in New York and their 22nd overall. They finished with a record of 94 wins and 60 losses, to win the second pennant in franchise history, by a single game over the St. Louis Browns. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. Home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

The Yankees started the season without their star, Babe Ruth, who was serving a suspension due to breaking the rule (along with several other Yankees) against World Series participants barnstorming. Although Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis refused to back down on his enforcement of the rule, he did repeal the seemingly absurd rule by the end of the 1922 season. The Yankees clinched the pennant thanks to an eventful three-game series against the Browns played in St. Louis September 16-18. The Yankees arrived in St. Louis leading by a half-game, won the first game, 2-1, thanks to a stellar performance by Bob Shawkey (20-12, 2.91) against former Yankee Urban Shocker. In that game, centerfielder Whitey Witt (.297, 98 runs scored) was knocked unconscious when hit in the forehead by a glass bottle thrown by a Browns' fan. He recovered to hit the game-winning hit in the 9th inning of the third game (after the Browns won the second), as Joe Bush (26-7, 3.31) earned the win. The Browns never recovered from the series' loss, and the Yankees managed to hang on to first place for their remaining 10 games.

In the 1922 World Series, the Yankees again lost to their landlords, the New York Giants, 4 games to none with one tied game. The final game of the Series was also the Yankees' final game as a tenant in the Polo Grounds. During the season, they had begun construction of their new home, Yankee Stadium, which would open in 1923.

[edit] Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 --
St. Louis Browns 93 61 .604 1
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 15
Cleveland Indians 78 76 .506 16
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 17
Washington Senators 69 85 .448 25
Philadelphia Athletics 65 89 .422 29
Boston Red Sox 61 93 .396 33

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1922 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees - 2, Giants - 3 October 4 Polo Grounds 36,514
2 Giants - 3, Yankees - 3 (10 innings) October 5 Polo Grounds 37,020
3 Yankees - 0, Giants - 3 October 6 Polo Grounds 37,620
4 Giants - 4, Yankees - 3 October 7 Polo Grounds 36,242
5 Yankees - 3, Giants - 5 October 8 Polo Grounds 38,551

[edit] External links

[edit] Further Reading

  • Gary Sarnoff: The First Yankees Dynasty: Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-4966-8
  • Steve Steinberg: "The 'Little World Series' of 1922: The Most Heartbreaking Loss in St. Louis Baseball History", in The National Pastime, SABR, Volume 28 (2008), pp. 7-14.


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