1909 New York Highlanders season

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1909 New York Highlanders
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Owner(s) William Devery and Frank Farrell
Manager(s) George Stallings
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The 1909 New York Highlanders season saw the team finishing with a total of 74 wins and 77 losses, coming in 5th in the American League.

New York Yankees Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in the Bronx, New York, United States

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the New York Mets of the National League. In the 1901 season, the club began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles. Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.

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New York was managed by George Stallings, the team's fourth manager in as many years. Games were played at Hilltop Park. The alternate and equally unofficial nickname, "Yankees", was being used more and more frequently by the media. The eventually-famous curving "NY" logo appeared for the first time, on the sleeve and cap of the uniform.

George Stallings American Major League Baseball player, manager

George Tweedy Stallings was an American manager and (briefly) player in Major League Baseball. His most famous achievement – leading the 1914 Boston Braves from last place in mid-July to the National League championship and a World Series sweep of the powerful Philadelphia Athletics – resulted in a nickname he would bear for the rest of his life: "The Miracle Man."

Hilltop Park New York City baseball venue

Hilltop Park was the nickname of a baseball park that stood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. It was the home of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball from 1903 to 1912, when they were known as the "Highlanders". It was also the temporary home of the New York Giants during a two-month period in 1911 while the Polo Grounds was being rebuilt after a fire.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98540.64557–1941–35
Philadelphia Athletics 95580.62149–2746–31
Boston Red Sox 88630.58347–2841–35
Chicago White Sox 78740.5132042–3436–40
New York Highlanders 74770.49023½41–3533–42
Cleveland Naps 71820.46427½39–3732–45
St. Louis Browns 61890.4073640–3721–52
Washington Senators 421100.2765627–4815–62

Record vs. opponents

1909 American League Records

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TeamBOSCWSCLEDETNYPHISTLWSH
Boston 13–9–114–89–1313–910–1113–716–6
Chicago 9–13–18–13–16–15–214–8–112–1010–12–119–3–1
Cleveland 8–1413–8–18–14–18–149–1314–811–11
Detroit 13–915–6–214–8–114–88–1418–3–116–6–2
New York 9–138–14–114–88–148–1413–8–114–6
Philadelphia 11–1010–1213–914–814–814–819–3
St. Louis 7–1312–10–18–143–18–18–13–18–1415–7–1
Washington 6–163–19–111–116–16–26–143–197–15–1

Roster

1909 New York Highlanders
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Infielders

Outfielders

Other positions

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PosPlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI
SS John Knight 11636085.236040

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Lew Brockett 261701082.1270
Tom Hughes 24118.2782.6569

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Jack Quinn 23118.2951.9736
Jack Chesbro 949.2046.3417
Dick Carroll 25003.601

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

PlayerGWLSVERASO

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