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1939 New York Yankees
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Major league affiliations
1939 Uniform
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Location
1939 Information
Owner(s) Mrs. J. Basil Hollern, Mrs. Joseph Maguire, Miss Helen Weyant, George Ruppert, & Edward G. Barrow
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local television none
Local radio WABC (770)
Baseball-Reference 1939 New York Yankees

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[edit] 1939 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page

The New York Yankees' 1939 season was their 37th season. The team finished with a record of 106-45, winning their 11th pennant, finishing 17 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they beat the Cincinnati Reds in 4 games. This marked the first time any team had won four consecutive World Series.

[edit] Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 106 45 .702 --
Boston Red Sox 88 61 .591
Cleveland Indians 86 66 .566 13
Detroit Tigers 84 70 .545 16
Washington Senators 75 76 .497 23½
Chicago White Sox 65 83 .439 32
Philadelphia Athletics 55 97 .362 44
St. Louis Browns 43 111 .279 64½

[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
Frankie Crosetti 152 656 154 .233 10 56
Babe Dahlgren 144 531 125 .235 15 89
Bill Dickey 128 480 145 .302 24 105
Joe DiMaggio 120 462 176 .381 30 126
Joe Gordon 151 567 161 .284 28 111
Charlie Keller 111 398 133 .334 11 83
Red Rolfe 152 648 213 .329 14 80
George Selkirk 128 418 128 .306 21 101

[edit] Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Joe Gallagher 14 41 10 .244 2 9
Lou Gehrig 8 28 4 .143 0 1
Tommy Henrich 99 347 96 .277 9 57
Art Jorgens 3 0 0 .000 0 0
Bill Knickerbocker 6 13 2 .154 0 1
Buddy Rosar 43 105 29 .276 0 12

[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
Atley Donald 24 153 13 3 3.71 55
Lefty Gomez 26 198 12 8 3.41 102
Bump Hadley 26 154 12 6 2.98 65
Oral Hildebrand 21 126.7 10 4 3.06 50
Monte Pearson 22 146.3 12 5 4.49 76
Red Ruffing 28 233.3 21 7 2.93 95
Marius Russo 21 116 8 3 2.41 55

[edit] Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Marv Breuer 1 1 0 0 9.00 0
Wes Ferrell 3 19.3 1 2 4.66 6

[edit] Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Spud Chandler 11 3 0 0 2.84 4
Johnny Murphy 38 3 6 19 4.40 30
Steve Sundra 24 11 1 0 2.76 27

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1939 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Cincinnati Reds (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Reds – 1, Yankees – 2 October 4 Yankee Stadium 58,541
2 Reds – 0, Yankees – 4 October 5 Yankee Stadium 59,791
3 Yankees – 7, Reds – 3 October 7 Crosley Field 32,723
4 Yankees – 7, Reds – 4 (10 innings) October 8 Crosley Field 32,794

[edit] Further Reading

  • Lew Freedman: DiMaggio's Yankees: A History of the 1936-1944 Dynasty, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011.

Source

  • 'Gary Gillette and Pete Palmer: The Ultimate Yankees Companion'


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