1916 New York Yankees season

The 1916 New York Yankees season was the club's 14th season. The team finished with a record of 80–74, finishing 11 games behind the American League champion Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Bill Donovan. Their home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

1916 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s)Bill Donovan
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Opening game

The game was on April 20, 1916, at Griffith Stadium against the Washington Senators. President Woodrow Wilson threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Senators, behind Walter Johnson, defeated New York, 12-4.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 9163 0.591 49–28 42–35
Chicago White Sox 8965 0.578 2 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 8767 0.565 4 49–28 38–39
New York Yankees 8074 0.519 11 46–31 34–43
St. Louis Browns 7975 0.513 12 45–32 34–43
Cleveland Indians 7777 0.500 14 44–33 33–44
Washington Senators 7677 0.497 14½ 49–28 27–49
Philadelphia Athletics 36117 0.235 54½ 23–53 13–64

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 14–815–714–811–1116–610–12–111–11–1
Chicago 8–1413–913–910–1218–415–712–10–1
Cleveland 7–159–1311–1112–1018–411–11–29–13–1
Detroit 8–149–1311–1114–8–118–413–914–8
New York 11–1112–1010–128–14–115–79–1315–7–1
Philadelphia 6–164–184–184–187–155–176–15–1
St. Louis 12–10–17–1511–11–29–1313–917–510–12–1
Washington 11–11–110–12–113–9–18–147–15–115–6–112–10–1

Roster

1916 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers
  • Walt Alexander
  • Les Nunamaker
  • Roxy Walters

Infielders

Outfielders
  • Paddy Baumann
  • Doc Cook
  • Frank Gilhooley
  • Roy Hartzell
  • Tim Hendryx
  • Hugh High
  • Solly Hofman
  • Lee Magee
  • Fritz Maisel
  • Elmer Miller
  • Rube Oldring
  • Germany Schaefer
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 Nunamaker9126077.296028
1BWally Pipp151545143.2621293
2BJoe Gedeon12243592.211027
SSRoger Peckinpaugh145552141.255458
3BHome Run Baker10036097.2691052
OFLee Magee131510131.257345
OFFrank Gilhooley5822362.278110
OFHugh High11637799.263128

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 Baumann7923768.287125
Roxy Walters6620354.266023
Fritz Maisel5315836.22807
Rube Oldring4315837.234112
Elmer Miller4315234.224118
Charlie Mullen5914639.267018
Lute Boone4612423.18518
Walt Alexander367820.25603
Roy Hartzell336412.18807
Tim Hendryx156218.29005
Solly Hofman6278.29602
Ángel Aragón12245.20803
Doc Cook4101.10001
Germany Schaefer110.00000

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
Bob Shawkey53276.224142.21122
George Mogridge30194.26122.3166
Ray Fisher31179.01183.1756
Nick Cullop28167.01362.0577
Ray Caldwell21165.25122.9976
Ray Keating1491.0563.0735
Urban Shocker1282.1432.6243

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
Allen Russell34171.16103.20104
Cliff Markle1145.2434.5314

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
Slim Love202004.9121
Jess Buckles20002.252
Mike Cantwell10000.000
Bill Donovan10000.000

References

  1. "Yankees Open Season in Washington with Inglorious Defeat. Keating Batted Out of Box" (PDF). The New York Times. April 21, 1916. Retrieved December 26, 2013. President Wilson opened the local baseball season, here today when he threw out the first ball in the game between Washington and New York. The President was greeted with enthusiastic cheers from a capacity crowd when he tossed the ball to Umpire Connolly. ...

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