1929 New York Yankees season

The 1929 New York Yankees season was the team's 27th season. The team finished with a record of 88–66, finishing in second place, 18 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. This ended a streak of three straight World Series appearances for the club. New York was managed by Miller Huggins until his death on September 25. They played at Yankee Stadium.

1929 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Miller Huggins, Art Fletcher
Local televisionnone
Local radionone
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Regular season

  • April 16, 1929: The New York Yankees took to the field with uniform numbers for the first time on the backs on their uniforms, the first team to make them permanent.[1]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 10446 0.693 57–16 47–30
New York Yankees 8866 0.571 18 49–28 39–38
Cleveland Indians 8171 0.533 24 44–32 37–39
St. Louis Browns 7973 0.520 26 41–36 38–37
Washington Senators 7181 0.467 34 37–40 34–41
Detroit Tigers 7084 0.455 36 38–39 32–45
Chicago White Sox 5993 0.388 46 35–41 24–52
Boston Red Sox 5896 0.377 48 32–45 26–51

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 11–119–138–145–174–1811–11–110–12
Chicago 11–119–1210–126–169–134–1710–12
Cleveland 13–912–911–1114–87–1410–1214–8
Detroit 14–812–1011–119–134–1810–1210–12–1
New York 17–516–68–1413–98–1414–812–10
Philadelphia 18–413–914–718–414–811–10–116–4
St. Louis 11–11–117–412–1012–108–1410–11–19–13
Washington 12–1012–108–1412–10–110–124–1613–9

Roster

Beginning from that year onward the Yankees put the players' jersey numbers on the backs of their white home and grey road uniforms, making them the first MLB team to put player numbers in their uniforms on a permanent basis.

1929 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers
  • 17 Fred Heimach
  • 12 Waite Hoyt
  • 15 Hank Johnson
  • 18 Wilcy Moore
  • 30 Bots Nekola
  • 11 Herb Pennock
  • 14 George Pipgras
  • 21,30 Gordon Rhodes
  • 31 Roy Sherid
  • 20 Myles Thomas
  • 19 Ed Wells
  • 16 Tom Zachary
Catchers
  •  9 Benny Bengough
  • 10 Bill Dickey
  •  8 Johnny Grabowski
  • 15,32 Art Jorgens

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
CBill Dickey130447145.3241065
1BLou Gehrig154553166.30035126
2BTony Lazzeri147545193.35418106
3BGene Robertson9030992.298035
SSLeo Durocher10034184.246032
LFEarle Combs142586202.345365
CFBob Meusel100391102.2611057
RFBabe Ruth135499172.34546154

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
Mark Koenig116373109.292341
Lyn Lary8023673.309526
Cedric Durst9220252.257431
Samuel Byrd6217053.312528
Ben Paschal427215.208211
Benny Bengough236212.19407
Johnny Grabowski225912.20302
Arndt Jorgens183411.32404
Julie Wera5125.41702
George Burns990.00000
Liz Funk100----00

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
George Pipgras39225.118124.23125
Waite Hoyt30201.21094.2457
Ed Wells31193.11394.3378
Herb Pennock27157.19114.9249

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
Roy Sherid33154.2663.6151
Fred Heimach35134.21164.0126
Tom Zachary26119.21202.4835
Hank Johnson1242.2335.0624
Gordon Rhodes1042.2044.8513
Myles Thomas515.00210.803

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
Wilcy Moore416494.1321
Bots Nekola90004.342

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Lou Gehrig

  • #2 in AL in home runs (35)
  • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.431)
  • #3 in AL in runs scored (127)
  • #3 in AL in walks (122)
  • #4 in AL in RBI (126)
  • #4 in AL in slugging percentage (.584)

Tony Lazzeri

  • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.429)

George Pipgras

  • #3 in AL in strikeouts (125)

Babe Ruth

  • MLB leader in home runs (46)
  • MLB leader in slugging percentage (.697)
  • #2 in AL in RBI (154)
  • #3 in AL in on-base percentage (.430)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
D Chambersburg Young Yanks Blue Ridge League Tommy Clarke

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Notes

  1. Ferraro, Michael X.; Veneziano, John (2007). Numbelievable!. Chicago: Triumph Books. p. 89. 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

References

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