1942 New York Yankees season

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1942 New York Yankees
1942 AL Champions
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Owner(s)Estate of Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s) Ed Barrow
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local radio WOR (AM)
(Mel Allen, Connie Desmond)
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The 1942 New York Yankees season was the team's 40th season in New York and its 42nd overall. The team finished with a record of 103–51, winning their 13th pennant, finishing 9 games ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in 5 games.

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.

Pennant (sports)

A pennant is a commemorative flag typically used to show support for a particular athletic team. Pennants have been historically used in all types of athletic levels: high school, collegiate, professional etc. Traditionally, pennants were made of felt and fashioned in the official colors of a particular team. Often graphics, usually the mascot symbol, as well as the team name were displayed on pennants. The images displayed on pennants were either stitched on with contrasting colored felt or had screen-printing. Today, vintage pennants with rare images or honoring special victories have become prized collectibles for sporting enthusiasts. While pennants are typically associated with athletic teams, pennants have also been made to honor institutions and vacation spots, often acting as souvenirs. New pennants are made of stretched canvas over a wood frame and are used for every youth sport award and recognition. In addition the pennant is a popular branding item.

The 1942 Boston Red Sox season was the 42nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished second in the American League (AL) with a record of 93 wins and 59 losses.

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Regular season

Season standings

American League WLPct.GB
New York Yankees 10351.669--
Boston Red Sox 9359.6129
St. Louis Browns 8269.54319.5
Cleveland Indians 7579.48728
Detroit Tigers 7381.47430
Chicago White Sox 6682.44634
Washington Senators 6289.41139.5
Philadelphia Athletics 5599.35748

Record vs. opponents

1942 American League Records

Sources:
TeamBOSCWSCLEDETNYYPHISTLWSH
Boston 13–814–815–712–1014–811–1114–7
Chicago 8–1311–119–137–1512–106–1313–7
Cleveland 8–1411–119–13–27–1516–69–1315–7
Detroit 7–1513–913–9–27–1513–911–119–13
New York 10–1215–715–715–716–615–717–5
Philadelphia 8–1410–126–169–136–166–1610–12
St. Louis 11–1113–613–911–117–1516–611–11
Washington 7–147–137–1513–95–1712–1011–11

Roster

1942 New York Yankees
Roster
PitchersCatchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
C Bill Dickey 8226879.295237
1B Buddy Hassett 132538153.284548
2B Joe Gordon 155538162.32218103
3B Frankie Crosetti 7428569.242423
SS Phil Rizzuto 144553157.284468
OF Joe DiMaggio 154610173.30521114
OF Charlie Keller 152544159.29226108
OF Tommy Henrich 127483129.2671367

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 6928548.219825
Buddy Rosar 6920948.230234
Jerry Priddy 5918953.280228
Rollie Hemsley 318525.294015
George Selkirk 427815.192010
Roy Cullenbine 217728.364217
Ed Levy 13415.12203
Eddie Kearse 11265.19200
Tuck Stainback 15102.20000
Mike Chartak 550.00000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Tiny Bonham 282262152.2771
Spud Chandler 24200.21652.3874
Red Ruffing 24193.21473.2180
Hank Borowy 25178.21542.5285
Marv Breuer 27164.1893.0772
Atley Donald 20147.21133.1153
Lefty Gomez 1380644.2841

Other pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Marius Russo 945.1412.7815

Relief pitchers

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

PlayerGWLSVERASO
Johnny Murphy 31410113.4124
Johnny Lindell 232113.7628
Norm Branch 100126.3213
Jim Turner 51111.292
Mel Queen 41000.000

1942 World Series

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (1)

The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 61st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 51st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 106–48 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the World Series, they met the New York Yankees. They won the series in 5 games.

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 4September 30 Sportsman's Park 34,769
2Yankees – 3, Cardinals – 4October 1 Sportsman's Park 34,255
3Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 0October 3 Yankee Stadium 69,123
4Cardinals – 9, Yankees – 6October 4 Yankee Stadium 69,902
5Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 2October 5 Yankee Stadium 69,052

Farm system

LevelTeamLeagueManager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Johnny Neun
AA Newark Bears International League Billy Meyer
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Eddie Sawyer
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Buzz Boyle
B Augusta Tigers Sally League Alton Biggs and Wally Schang
C Amsterdam Rugmakers Canadian–American League Paul O'Malley and Tom Kain
C Joplin Miners Western Association Doc Bennett
D Butler Yankees Pennsylvania State Association Dallas Warren
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Walt Van Grofski
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League Ray Powell

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Butler [1]

Notes

  1. 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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