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1923 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s) Miller Huggins
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Baseball-Reference 1923 New York Yankees
Yankee dugout, Apr. 25, 1923. Players in and in front of dugout.

The 1923 New York Yankees was the 23rd season for this American League franchise and 21st season in New York. Manager Miller Huggins led the team to their third straight pennant with a 98-54 record, 16 games ahead of the second-place Detroit Tigers. The Yankees moved into the now famous Yankee Stadium. In the 1923 World Series, they avenged their 1921 and 1922 losses by defeating the New York Giants in 6 games, 4games to 2.

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[edit] Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 54 .645 --
Detroit Tigers 83 71 .539 16
Cleveland Indians 82 71 .536 16½
Washington Senators 75 78 .490 23½
St. Louis Browns 74 78 .487 24
Philadelphia Athletics 69 83 .454 29
Chicago White Sox 69 85 .448 30
Boston Red Sox 61 91 .401 37

[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
Joe Dugan 146 644 182 .283 7 67
Bob Meusel 132 460 144 .314 9 91
Wally Pipp 144 569 173 .304 6 108
Babe Ruth 152 522 205 .393 41 131
Wally Schang 84 272 75 .276 2 29
Everett Scott 152 533 131 .246 6 60
Aaron Ward 152 567 161 .284 10 82
Whitey Witt 146 596 187 .314 6 56
[edit] Other batters
Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Gazella 8 13 1 .077 0 1
Lou Gehrig 13 26 69 .423 1 9
Hinkey Haines 28 25 4 .160 0 3
Harvey Hendrick 37 66 18 .273 3 12
Ernie Johnson 19 38 17 .448 1 8
Fred Hofmann 72 238 69 .290 3 26
Mike McNally 30 38 8 .211 0 1
Elmer Smith 70 183 56 .306 7 35

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1923 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Giants - 5, Yankees - 4 October 10 Yankee Stadium 55,307
2 Yankees - 4, Giants - 2 October 11 Polo Grounds 40,402
3 Giants - 1, Yankees - 0 October 12 Yankee Stadium 62,430
4 Yankees - 8, Giants - 4 October 13 Polo Grounds 46,302
5 Giants – 1, Yankees - 8 October 14 Yankee Stadium 62,817
6 Yankees - 6, Giants - 4 October 15 Polo Grounds 34,172

[edit] Further Reading

  • Ronald A. Mayer: The 1923 New York Yankees: A History of Their First World Championship Season, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2010.
  • 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

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