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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


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[edit] Season Highlights

The 1922 New York Yankees played their 20th season in New York and their 22nd overall. The team 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] Player stats

[edit] Batting

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
Frank Baker 69 234 65 .278 7 36
Bob Meusel 121 473 151 .319 16 84
Wally Pipp 152 577 190 .329 9 90
Babe Ruth 110 406 128 .315 35 99
Wally Schang 124 408 130 .319 1 53
Everett Scott 154 557 150 .269 3 45
Aaron Ward 154 558 149 .267 7 68
Whitey Witt 140 528 157 .297 4 40

[edit] Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Al DeVormer 24 59 12 .203 0 11
Joe Dugan 60 252 72 .286 3 25
Chick Fewster 44 132 32 .242 1 19
Fred Hofmann 37 91 27 .297 2 10
Norm McMillan 33 78 20 .256 0 11
Mike McNally 52 143 36 .252 0 18
Elmer Miller 51 172 46 .267 3 18
Johnny Mitchell 4 4 0 .000 0 0
Elmer Smith 21 27 5 .185 1 5
Camp Skinner 27 33 6 .182 0 2

[edit] 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
Joe Bush 39 255.3 26 7 3.31 92
Waite Hoyt 37 265 19 12 3.43 95
Sam Jones 45 260 13 13 3.67 81
Carl Mays 34 240 12 14 3.60 41
Bob Shawkey 39 299.7 20 12 2.91 130

[edit] Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lefty O'Doul 6 16 0 0 3.38 5
Clem Llewellyn 1 1 0 0 0.00 0

[edit] Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
George Murray 22 4 2 0 3.97 14

[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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