1908 New York Highlanders

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1908 New York Highlanders
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Owner(s) William Devery and Frank Farrell since Mar. 9, 1903
Manager(s) Clark Griffith to June 24th and Kid Elberfeld to Oct. 8th
Local television none
Local radio none
Baseball-Reference 1908 New York Highlanders

The 1908 New York Highlanders finished in 8th place in the American League with a record of 51-103. New York was managed by Hall of Fame pitcher Clark Griffith at the start of the season, with Kid Elberfeld taking over in mid-year. Games were played at Hilltop Park.

By now the alternate and equally unofficial nickname "Yankees" was being used frequently. The New York Times article about Cy Young's no-hitter on June 30th, at "the American League Park" (Hilltop Park's formal name), referred to the club exclusively as "Yankees" throughout the article. Other newspapers continued to use the two nicknames interchangeably.

Final Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 63 .588 --
Cleveland Naps 90 64 .584 ½
Chicago White Sox 88 64 .579
St. Louis Browns 83 69 .546
Boston Red Sox 75 79 .487 15½
Philadelphia Athletics 68 85 .444 22
Washington Senators 67 85 .441 22½
New York Highlanders 51 103 .331 39½

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