1915 New York Yankees season

The 1915 New York Yankees season was the 13th season for the Yankees and their 15th overall. The team was under new ownership and new management.

1915 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s)Bill Donovan
< Previous season     Next season >
John Purroy Mitchel and Jacob Ruppert, Jr. and William Edward Donovan at a Yankee game on April 22, 1915
John Purroy Mitchel holding his Homburg hat and Jacob Ruppert, Jr. at the opening day Yankee game at the Polo Grounds on April 22, 1915, with Mitchel getting ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch

The team finished with a record of 69–83, 32½ games behind the American League champion Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Bill Donovan. Home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

Opening day game

Opening day was an away game at Griffith Stadium against the Washington Senators. The Yankee opening day starting pitcher was Jack Warhop.

The first game of the season on the home field was April 22, 1915, against the Washington Senators at the Polo Grounds with 7,000 attending. Mayor John Purroy Mitchel threw the ceremonial first pitch.[1][2]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 10150 0.669 55–20 46–30
Detroit Tigers 10054 0.649 51–26 49–28
Chicago White Sox 9361 0.604 54–24 39–37
Washington Senators 8568 0.556 17 50–29 35–39
New York Yankees 6983 0.454 32½ 37–43 32–40
St. Louis Browns 6391 0.409 39½ 35–38 28–53
Cleveland Indians 5795 0.375 44½ 27–50 30–45
Philadelphia Athletics 43109 0.283 58½ 19–53 24–56

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 12–1016–414–810–1217–5–117–5–215–6–1
Chicago 10–1216–67–1515–719–318–48–14–1
Cleveland 4–166–165–179–13–115–7–112–106–16
Detroit 8–1415–717–517–517–513–9–213–9
New York 12–107–1513–9–15–1711–912–10–19–13
Philadelphia 5–17–13–197–15–15–179–116–168–14
St. Louis 5–17–24–1810–129–13–210–12–116–69–13
Washington 6–15–114–8–116–69–1313–914–813–9

Roster

1915 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers
  • Walt Alexander
  • Ernie Krueger
  • Les Nunamaker
  • Pius Schwert
  • Ed Sweeney
  • Roxy Walters

Infielders

Outfielders
  • Ed Barney
  • Doc Cook
  • Birdie Cree
  • Tom Daley
  • Frank Gilhooley
  • Roy Hartzell
  • Tim Hendryx
  • Hugh High
  • Gene Layden
  • Elmer Miller
  • Skeeter Shelton
Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CLes Nunamaker8724956.225017
1BWally Pipp136479118.246460
2BLute Boone13043188.204543
SSRoger Peckinpaugh142540119.220544
3BFritz Maisel135530149.281446
OFRoy Hartzell11938797.251360
OFDoc Cook132476129.271233
OFHugh High119427110.258143

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Paddy Baumann7621964.292228
Birdie Cree7419642.214015
Ed Sweeney5313726.19005
Charlie Mullen409024.26707
Elmer Miller268312.14503
Walt Alexander256817.25015
Tim Hendryx13408.20001
Skeeter Shelton10401.02500
Ed Barney11367.19408
Ernie Krueger10295.17200
Pi Schwert9185.27806
Tom Daley1082.25001
Gene Layden372.28600
Frank Gilhooley140.00000
Roxy Walters231.33300

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Caldwell36305.019162.89130
Ray Fisher30247.218112.1197
Jack Warhop21143.1793.9634
Ray Keating1179.1363.6337
Marty McHale1378.137.4.2525
George Mogridge641.0231.7611

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Boardwalk Brown1996.2364.1034
Cy Pieh2194.0452.8746
Bob Shawkey1685.2473.2631
King Cole1051.0233.1819
Bill Donovan933.2034.8117
Dazzy Vance828.0033.5418
Allen Russell527.0122.6721
Cliff Markle323.0200.3912
Dan Tipple319.0110.9514
Neal Brady28.2003.126

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ensign Cottrell70103.387

Notes

  1. "Two Openings Today. Yankees at Polo Grounds and Giants at Brooklyn" (PDF). The New York Times. April 22, 1915. Retrieved December 25, 2013. New York baseball fans will have their first chance to see the Yankees, under new ownership and management, when the club opens its home season today at the Polo Grounds with Washington. The Brooklyn Club will also open the home season at Ebbets Field against the Giants. ...
  2. "Shivering 7,000 See Yanks Lose. Coldest Day of Baseball Season Greets American League Opening Here" (PDF). The New York Times. April 23, 1915. Retrieved December 25, 2013. Yesterday at the Yankees' opening at the Polo Grounds it was this same old trapper's descendant, Daniel Boone, second baseman of the Yankees, who showed ...
  3. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.25, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

References

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.