1915 New York Yankees season

1915 New York Yankees
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Owner(s) Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s) Bill Donovan
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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.

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

1915 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL 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

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
OFDoc Cook132476129.271233

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
Elmer Miller268312.14503
Pi Schwert9185.27806

Pitching

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 Caldwell3630519162.89130

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
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
Bill Donovan90304.8117

Notes

  1. "Two Openings Today. Yankees at Polo Grounds and Giants at Brooklyn" (PDF). The New York Times. April 22, 1915. Retrieved 2013-12-25. 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 2013-12-25. 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

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