The 1949 New York Yankees played the 47th season in team history. They finished with a record of 97-57, winning their 16th pennant, finishing 1 game ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 5 games.
The 1949 Yankees team was seen as "underdogs" who came from behind to catch and surprise the powerful Red Sox team on the last two days of the season, a face-off that fueled the beginning of the modern Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. The post-season proved to be a bit easier, as the Yankees knocked off the Dodgers four games to one.
 Awards and Honors
 World Series
AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)
||New York 1, Brooklyn 0
||Brooklyn 1, New York 0
||New York 4, Brooklyn 3
||New York 6, Brooklyn 4
||New York 10, Brooklyn 6
 Further Reading
- Sol Gittleman: Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
- David Halberstam: Summer of '49, Harper Perennials, New York, NY, 2006 (originally published in 1989). ISBN 0060884266
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