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1941 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) Estate of Jacob Ruppert
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
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The New York Yankees' 1941 season was the 39th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 101-54, winning their 12th 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 Brooklyn Dodgers in 6 games.

Books and songs have been written about the 1941 season, the last before the United States became drawn into World War II. Yankees' centerfielder Joe DiMaggio captured the nation's fancy with his lengthy hitting streak that extended through 56 games before finally being stopped. A big-band style song called Joltin' Joe DiMaggio was a hit for the Les Brown orchestra.

The 1941 Yankees are one of three teams since 1900 to have won 42 games over a 50-game stretch; the others are the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals and the 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees' streak started on June 7th, when having lost their last three, they were in fourth place with a record of 25-22. When they swept a doubleheader over the Detroit Tigers on July 31st, they had improved to 67-30 and had a 12-game lead over their nearest pursuers. They would then also win their next two games, for a 44-8 record over 52 games. The string included winning streaks of 14 and 9 games. DiMaggio's historic hitting streak went from May 15th to July 16th, so by the time his streak became long enough to capture the nation's imagination, the Yankees had become nearly unbeatable and ran away with the pennant, a combination which explains why Joe won the MVP Award in spite of Ted Williams hitting over .400 that year.

[edit] Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 101 53 .656 --
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 17
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 24
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 26
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 26
St. Louis Browns 70 84 .455 31
Washington Senators 70 84 .455 31
Philadelphia Athletics 64 90 .416 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
Bill Dickey 109 348 99 .284 7 71
Joe DiMaggio 139 541 193 .357 30 125
Joe Gordon 156 588 162 .276 24 87
Tommy Henrich 144 538 149 .277 31 85
Charlie Keller 140 507 151 .298 33 122
Phil Rizzuto 133 515 158 .307 3 46
Red Rolfe 136 561 148 .264 8 42
Johnny Sturm 124 524 125 .239 3 36

[edit] Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Frenchy Bordagaray 36 73 19 .260 0 4
Frankie Crosetti 50 148 33 .223 1 22
Johnny Lindell 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Jerry Priddy 56 174 37 .213 1 26
Buddy Rosar 67 209 60 .287 1 36
Ken Silvestri 17 40 10 .250 1 4
George Selkirk 70 164 36 .220 6 25

[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
Tiny Bonham 23 126.7 9 6 2.98 43
Marv Breuer 26 141 9 7 4.09 77
Spud Chandler 28 163.7 10 4 3.19 60
Atley Donald 22 159 9 5 3.57 71
Lefty Gomez 23 156.3 15 5 3.74 76
Red Ruffing 23 185.7 15 6 3.54 60
Marius Russo 28 209.7 14 10 3.09 105

[edit] Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Peek 17 80 4 2 5.06 18
George Washburn 1 2 0 1 13.50 1

[edit] Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Norm Branch 27 5 1 2 2.87 28
Johnny Murphy 35 8 3 15 1.98 29
Charley Stanceu 22 3 3 0 5.63 21

[edit] World Series

Main article: 1941 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Dodgers – 2, Yankees – 3 October 1 Yankee Stadium 68,540
2 Dodgers – 3, Yankees – 2 October 2 Yankee Stadium 66,248
3 Yankees – 2, Dodgers – 1 October 4 Ebbets Field 33,100
4 Yankees – 7, Dodgers – 4 October 5 Ebbets Field 33,813
5 Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 1 October 6 Ebbets Field 34,072

[edit] Further Reading

  • Lew Freedman: DiMaggio's Yankees: A History of the 1936-1944 Dynasty, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011.
  • Kostya Kennedy: 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports, Sports Illustrated Books, New York, NY, 2011. ISBN 978-1603201773

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