1951 New York Yankees

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1951 New York Yankees
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Major league affiliations
1951 Uniform
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Location
1951 Information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WPIX
Local radio
Baseball-Reference 1951 New York Yankees

1951 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 98-56 Finished 1st in American League (1951 AL)

World Series Champs

Managed by Casey Stengel

Coaches: Frankie Crosetti, Bill Dickey, Tommy Henrich and Jim Turner

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1951 New York Yankees played the 49th season in team history. They finished with a record of 98-56, winning their 18th pennant, finishing 5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the New York Giants in 6 games.

This year was noted for a "changing of the guard" for the Yankees, as it was Joe DiMaggio's final season and Mickey Mantle's first.

Awards and Honors[edit]

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1951 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Giants – 5, Yankees – 1 October 4 Yankee Stadium 65,673
2 Giants – 1, Yankees – 3 October 5 Yankee Stadium 66,018
3 Yankees – 2, Giants – 6 October 6 Polo Grounds 52,035
4 Yankees – 6, Giants – 2 October 8 Polo Grounds 49,010
5 Yankees – 13, Giants – 1 October 9 Polo Grounds 47,530
6 Giants – 3, Yankees – 4 October 10 Yankee Stadium 61,711

Further Reading[edit]

  • Sol Gittleman: Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
  • Roger Kahn: The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2002 (originally published in 1993). ISBN 0803278055
  • Andrew O'Toole: Strangers in the Bronx: DiMaggio, Mantle, and the Changing of the Yankee Guard, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2015. ISBN 978-1629370279

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