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1989 New York Yankees

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1988 / 1990

74-87, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dallas Green (56-65) and Bucky Dent (18-22)
GM: Bob Quinn Sr. (Resigned 10/13/1989), Syd Thrift (Performed GM duties from 3/21/89 to 8/29/89), Farm Dir: Mitch Lukevics, Scouting Dir: Brian Sabean
Scored 698 runs, Allowed 792 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-90

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 2,170,485 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 105

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1988 / 1990 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Steve Balboni 32 R R 6' 3" 225 Jan 16, 1957 9 110 77 110 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 82 29 1 -0.1
Jesse Barfield 29 R R 6' 1" 200 Oct 29, 1959 9 129 126 129 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 120 138 1 1 1 4.1
Mike Blowers 24 R R 6' 2" 190 Apr 24, 1965 1st 13 11 13 13 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.3 $82,000
Tom Brookens 35 R R 5' 10" 165 Aug 10, 1953 11 66 42 66 61 0 0 0 5 51 7 0 0 3 3 3 13 0 -1.2 $475,000
Bob Brower 29 R R 5' 11" 185 Jan 10, 1960 4 26 19 26 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 15 25 0 3 0 1.3
Greg Cadaret 27 L L 6' 3" 200 Feb 27, 1962 3 20 13 1 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
John Candelaria 35 L L 6' 7" 205 Nov 6, 1953 15 10 6 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $800,000
Chuck Cary 29 L L 6' 4" 210 Mar 3, 1960 5 22 11 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 $90,000
Bob Davidson 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Jan 6, 1963 1st 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Brian Dorsett 28 R R 6' 3" 215 Apr 9, 1961 3 8 6 8 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Richard Dotson 30 R R 6' 1" 190 Jan 10, 1959 11 11 9 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $68,000
Dave Eiland 22 R R 6' 3" 210 Jul 5, 1966 2 6 6 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Alvaro Espinoza 27 R R 6' 0" 170 Feb 19, 1962 5 146 144 146 146 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $68,000
Bob Geren 27 R R 6' 3" 205 Sep 22, 1961 2 65 56 65 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0 1.9 $70,000
Rich Gossage HOF 37 R R 6' 3" 180 Jul 5, 1951 18 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Lee Guetterman 30 L L 6' 8" 225 Nov 22, 1958 5 70 0 2 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 $137,500
Mel Hall 28 L L 6' 0" 185 Sep 16, 1960 9 113 92 113 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 31 77 34 18 1 1.4 $925,000
Andy Hawkins 29 R R 6' 4" 200 Jan 21, 1960 8 34 34 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $933,333
Rickey Henderson HOF 30 R L 5' 10" 180 Dec 25, 1958 11 65 64 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 0 65 0 1 0 3.5 $2,120,000
Stan Jefferson 26 B R 5' 11" 175 Dec 4, 1962 4 10 2 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 8 1 4 3 -0.4 $90,000
Tommy John 46 R L 6' 3" 180 May 22, 1943 26 10 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9
Jimmy Jones 25 R R 6' 2" 175 Apr 20, 1964 4 11 6 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Roberto Kelly 24 R R 6' 2" 180 Oct 1, 1964 3 137 133 137 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 137 0 2 1 3.1 $80,000
Steve Kiefer 28 R R 6' 1" 175 Oct 18, 1960 6 5 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $95,000
Dave LaPoint 29 L L 6' 3" 205 Jul 29, 1959 10 20 20 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $825,000
Marcus Lawton 23 B R 6' 1" 160 Aug 18, 1965 1st 10 3 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 8 1 2 2 -0.4
Al Leiter 23 L L 6' 2" 200 Oct 23, 1965 3 4 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $80,000
Don Mattingly 28 L L 6' 0" 175 Apr 20, 1961 8 158 158 158 147 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 16 0 0 4.2 $2,200,000 All-Star
Lance McCullers 25 B R 6' 1" 185 Mar 8, 1964 5 52 1 4 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5 $460,000
Hensley Meulens 22 R R 6' 4" 200 Jun 23, 1967 1st 8 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $68,000
Kevin Mmahat 24 L L 6' 5" 220 Nov 9, 1964 1st 4 2 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Dale Mohorcic 33 R R 6' 3" 220 Jan 25, 1956 4 32 0 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2
Hal Morris 24 L L 6' 3" 200 Apr 9, 1965 2 15 3 15 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 5 1 9 0 -0.0
Scott Nielsen 30 R R 6' 1" 190 Dec 18, 1958 4 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Mike Pagliarulo 29 L R 6' 1" 205 Mar 15, 1960 6 74 59 74 69 0 0 0 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 -1.0 $575,000
Clay Parker 26 R R 6' 1" 185 Dec 19, 1962 2 22 17 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $68,000
Ken Phelps 34 L L 6' 1" 209 Aug 6, 1954 10 86 46 86 8 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 55 38 0 0.4 $655,000
Eric Plunk 25 R R 6' 5" 210 Sep 3, 1963 4 27 7 3 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 $232,390
Luis Polonia 25 L L 5' 8" 155 Dec 10, 1963 3 66 58 66 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 0 53 9 5 0 1.1
Jamie Quirk 34 L R 6' 4" 190 Oct 22, 1954 15 13 6 13 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 -0.4 $68,000
Dave Righetti 30 L L 6' 4" 195 Nov 28, 1958 10 55 0 4 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 $1,450,000
Deion Sanders 21 L L 6' 1" 195 Aug 9, 1967 1st 14 12 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 0 14 0 1 0 0.4
Steve Sax 29 R R 5' 11" 185 Jan 29, 1960 9 158 158 158 158 0 0 0 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.4 $1,150,000 All-Star
Don Schulze 26 R R 6' 3" 215 Sep 27, 1962 6 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Don Slaught 30 R R 6' 1" 190 Sep 11, 1958 8 117 94 117 105 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 0 1.8 $650,000
Walt Terrell 31 L R 6' 2" 205 May 11, 1958 8 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Wayne Tolleson 33 B R 5' 9" 160 Nov 22, 1955 9 80 34 80 66 0 0 0 13 28 28 0 0 0 0 10 12 16 -0.3
Randy Velarde 26 R R 6' 0" 185 Nov 24, 1962 3 33 29 33 32 0 0 0 0 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1.9 $72,500
Gary Ward 35 R R 6' 2" 195 Dec 6, 1953 11 8 7 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 1 0 -0.1 $68,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1988 / 1990 Roster (40-man)