1945 New York Yankees season

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1945 New York Yankees
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Location
Other information
Owner(s) Larry MacPhail, Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s) Larry MacPhail
Manager(s) Joe McCarthy
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Al Helfer, Bill Slater)
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The 1945 New York Yankees season was the team's 43rd season in New York and its 45th overall. The team finished in fourth place in the American League with a record of 81–71, finishing 6.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

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.

American League Baseball league, part of Major League Baseball

The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada. It developed from the Western League, a minor league based in the Great Lakes states, which eventually aspired to major league status. It is sometimes called the Junior Circuit because it claimed Major League status for the 1901 season, 25 years after the formation of the National League.

The 1945 Detroit Tigers was the team's 45th since they entered the American League in 1901. The team won the American League pennant, then went on to win the 1945 World Series, defeating the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 3. It was the second World Series championship for the Tigers. Detroit pitcher Hal Newhouser was named the American League's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season.

Contents

Regular season

Season standings

American League WLPct.GB
Detroit Tigers 8865.575--
Washington Senators 8767.5651.5
St. Louis Browns 8170.5366
New York Yankees 8171.5336.5
Cleveland Indians 7372.50311
Chicago White Sox 7178.47715
Boston Red Sox 7183.46117.5
Philadelphia Athletics 5298.35734.5

Record vs. opponents

1945 American League Records

Sources:
TeamBOSCWSCLEDETNYYPHISTLWSH
Boston 9–1311–1112–10–16–1614–88–14–111–11–1
Chicago 13–911–8–110–129–1212–108–138–14
Cleveland 11–118–11–111–1112–912–6–111–108–14
Detroit 10–12–112–1011–1115–715–7–115–610–12
New York 16–612–99–127–1516–67–1514–8
Philadelphia 8–1410–126–12–17–15–16–1610–12–15–17
St. Louis 14–8–113–810–116–1515–712–10–111–11–1
Washington 11–11–114–814–812–108–1417–511–11–1

Roster

1945 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

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
Bill Bevens 291841393.6776
Tiny Bonham 23180.28113.2942

Other pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO

Relief pitchers

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

PlayerGWLSVERASO
Jim Turner 3034103.6422

Farm system

LevelTeamLeagueManager
AA Kansas City Blues American Association Casey Stengel
AA Newark Bears International League Billy Meyer
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Bill Cronin
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Garland Braxton
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Bob Crow and Solly Mishkin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newark [1]

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References

  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