1943 New York Yankees season

The 1943 New York Yankees season was the team's 41st season. The team finished with a record of 98–56, winning their 14th pennant, finishing 13.5 games ahead of the Washington Senators. Managed by Joe McCarthy, the Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in 5 games.

1943 New York Yankees
1943 World Series Champions
1943 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s)Estate of Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
Local radionone
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  • January 29, 1943: Milo Candini and Jerry Priddy were traded by the Yankees to the Washington Senators for Bill Zuber and cash.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9856 0.636 54–23 44–33
Washington Senators 8469 0.549 13½ 44–32 40–37
Cleveland Indians 8271 0.536 15½ 44–33 38–38
Chicago White Sox 8272 0.532 16 40–36 42–36
Detroit Tigers 7876 0.506 20 45–32 33–44
St. Louis Browns 7280 0.474 25 44–33 28–47
Boston Red Sox 6884 0.447 29 39–36 29–48
Philadelphia Athletics 49105 0.318 49 27–51 22–54

Record vs. opponents

Boston 8–1412–1011–11–15–17–111–1111–9–110–12
Chicago 14–87–159–1310–1218–4–110–1214–8
Cleveland 10–1215–715–79–1316–69–138–13
Detroit 11–11–113–97–1510–1213–911–1113–9
New York 17–5–112–1013–912–1016–617–511–11
Philadelphia 11–114–18–16–169–136–168–145–17
St. Louis 9–11–112–1013–911–115–1714–88–14
Washington 12–108–1413–89–1311–1117–514–8


1943 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  • 25 Aaron Robinson


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 Dickey8524285.351433
1BNick Etten154583158.27114107
2BJoe Gordon152543135.2491769
3BBilly Johnson155592166.280594
SSFrankie Crosetti9534881.233220
OFCharlie Keller141512139.2713186
OFJohnny Lindell122441108.245451
OFBud Metheny10336094.261936

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
Roy Weatherly7728074.264728
Snuffy Stirnweiss8327460.219125
Tuck Stainback7123160.260010
Ken Sears6018752.278222
Rollie Hemsley6218043.239224
Oscar Grimes9203.15001
Aaron Robinson110.00000

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
Spud Chandler30253.02041.64134
Tiny Bonham28225.21582.2771
Butch Wensloff29223.113112.54105
Hank Borowy29217.11492.82113
Atley Donald22119.1644.6057

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
Bill Zuber20118.0843.8957
Marius Russo24101.25103.7242
Tommy Byrne1131.2216.5422
Marv Breuer514.0018.366

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
Johnny Murphy3712482.5131
Jim Turner183013.5315

1943 World Series

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

1Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4October 5Yankee Stadium68,676
2Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3October 6Yankee Stadium68,578
3Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6October 7Yankee Stadium69,990
4Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 1October 10Sportsman's Park36,196
5Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0October 11Sportsman's Park33,872

Awards and records

  • Spud Chandler, American League MVP (He was the oldest American League player in the 20th Century to win the MVP Award.)[2]

Franchise records

  • Spud Chandler, Yankees single season record, Lowest earned run average in a season (1.64)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
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 Tom Kain
D Wellsville Yankees PONY League Herb Brett and Solly Mishkin

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Norfolk, Wellsville[3]


  1. Milo Candini page at Baseball Reference
  2. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. 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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