1934 New York Yankees season

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1934 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s) Ed Barrow
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
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The 1934 New York Yankees season was the team's 32nd season in New York and its 34th season overall. The team finished with a record of 94–60, finishing 7 games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. It would also be the final year Babe Ruth would play as a Yankee.

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.

The 1934 Detroit Tigers season was the 34th season for the Detroit Tigers since entering the American League in 1901. The Tigers won the American League pennant with a record of 101–53, the best winning percentage in team history. The team made its fourth World Series appearance, but lost the 1934 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3.

Joe McCarthy (manager) baseball manager, managed New York Yankees 1931-1946

Joseph Vincent McCarthy was a manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the "Bronx Bombers" teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. The first manager to win pennants with both National and American League teams, he won nine league titles overall and seven World Series championships – a record tied only by Casey Stengel. McCarthy was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.

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Regular season

The 1934 season would be Babe Ruth's last season in a Yankee uniform. He was released the following February.

Season standings

American League WLPct.GB
Detroit Tigers 10153.656--
New York Yankees 9460.6107
Cleveland Indians 8569.55216
Boston Red Sox 7676.50024
Philadelphia Athletics 6882.45331
St. Louis Browns 6785.44133
Washington Senators 6686.43434
Chicago White Sox 5399.34947

Record vs. opponents

1934 American League Records

Sources:
TeamBOSCWSCLEDETNYYPHISTLWSH
Boston 11–107–158–1410–1212–914–814–8–1
Chicago 10–118–145–175–179–137–14–19–13
Cleveland 15–714–86–1611–1113–915–711–11
Detroit 14–817–516–612–1012–1015–715–7
New York 12–1017–511–1110–1215–717–512–10
Philadelphia 9–1213–99–1310–127–159–12–111–9–2
St. Louis 8–1414–7–17–157–155–1712–9–114–8
Washington 8–14–113–911–117–1510–129–11–28–14

Roster

1934 New York Yankees
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Infielders

OutfieldersManager

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
C Bill Dickey 104395127.3221272
1B Lou Gehrig 154579210.36349165
2B Tony Lazzeri 123438117.2671467
3B Jack Saltzgaver 9435095.271636
SS Frankie Crosetti 138554147.2651167
OF Ben Chapman 149588181.308586
OF Babe Ruth 125365105.2882284
OF Sammy Byrd 10619147.246323

Other batters

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

PlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI
Red Rolfe 8927980.287018
Earle Combs 6325180.319225
Don Heffner 7224163.261025
Samuel Byrd 10619147.246323
Arndt Jorgens 5818338.208020
George Selkirk 4617655.313538
Dixie Walker 17172.11800
Zack Taylor 471.14300
Lyn Lary 100---00

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Lefty Gomez 38281.22652.33158
Red Ruffing 36256.119113.93149
Johnny Broaca 26177.11294.1674
Johnny Allen 1371.2522.8954
Charlie Devens 111101.644
Vito Tamulis 19100.005

Other pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Johnny Murphy 40207.214103.1270
Jimmie DeShong 31133.2674.1140
Danny MacFayden 2296434.5041
Russ Van Atta 2888356.3439
George Uhle 1016.1249.9210

Relief pitchers

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

PlayerGWLSVERASO
Burleigh Grimes 101215.505
Harry Smythe 80217.807
Floyd Newkirk 10000.000

Awards and honors

Farm system

LevelTeamLeagueManager
AA Newark Bears International League Bob Shawkey
A Binghamton Triplets New York–Pennsylvania League Billy Meyer
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Bill Skiff
C Wheeling Stogies Middle Atlantic League Jack Sheehan
D Washington Generals Pennsylvania State Association Benny Bengough

LEAGUE CHAMPION: Norfolk [2]

Notes

  1. Numbelivable!, p. 71, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN   978-1-57243-990-0
  2. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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