1952 New York Yankees season

1952 New York Yankees
Joe DiMaggio's Number Retired
World Series Champions
American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s) George Weiss
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television WPIX
Local radio WINS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Bill Crowley, Art Gleeson)
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The 1952 New York Yankees season was the 50th season for the Yankees in New York and their 52nd overall, going back to their origins in Baltimore. The team finished with a record of 95–59, winning their 19th pennant, finishing 2 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 7 games. This was their fourth consecutive World Series win, tying the record they had set during 1936–1937-1938–1939. It was also the first season that the Yankees aired their games exclusively on WPIX-TV which would last until the end of the 1998 season.


Regular season

Joe DiMaggio's number 5 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1952.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees9559.617--
Cleveland Indians9361.6042
Chicago White Sox8173.52614
Philadelphia Athletics7975.51316
Washington Senators7876.50617
Boston Red Sox7678.49419
St. Louis Browns6490.41631
Detroit Tigers50104.32545

Record vs. opponents

1952 American League Records

Boston 12–109–1316–68–1412–1011–118–14
Chicago 10–128–14–117–58–1411–1114–813–9–1
Cleveland 13–914–8–116–610–1213–915–712–10
Detroit 6–165–176–169–135–17–18–1411–11–1
New York 14–814–812–1013–913–914–815–7
Philadelphia 10–1211–119–1317–5–19–1314–89–13
St. Louis 11–118–147–1514–88–148–148–14–1
Washington 14–89–13–110–1211–11–17–1513–914–8–1

Notable transactions


1952 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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
CYogi Berra142534146.2733098
1BJoe Collins122428120.2801859
2BBilly Martin10936397.267333
3BGil McDougald152555146.2631178
SSPhil Rizzuto152578147.254243
OFMickey Mantle142549171.3112387
OFHank Bauer141553162.2931774
OFGene Woodling122408126.3091263

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
Irv Noren9327265.235521
Johnny Mize7813736.263429
Bobby Brown298922.247114
Bob Cerv368721.24118
Charlie Silvera205518.327011
Jerry Coleman114217.40504
Andy Carey16406.15001
Jim Brideweser423810.26302
Johnny Hopp15254.16002
Kal Segrist13231.04301
Loren Babe12212.09500
Jackie Jensen7192.10502
Ralph Houk962.33300
Archie Wilson321.50001
Charlie Keller210.00000


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
Vic Raschi312231662.78127
Allie Reynolds35244.12082.06160
Ed Lopat20149.11052.5356
Tom Morgan1693.2543.0734

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
Johnny Sain35148.11163.4657
Bob Kuzava28133883.4567
Bill Miller2188463.4845
Jim McDonald2669.1343.5020
Tom Gorman1260.2624.6031
Ray Scarborough934512.9113
Harry Schaeffer517015.2915
Ewell Blackwell516100.567
Johnny Schmitz515113.603

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
Bobby Hogue273545.3212
Joe Ostrowski202225.6317
Art Schallock20009.001

World series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (3)

1Yankees – 2, Dodgers – 4October 1Ebbets Field34,861
2Yankees – 7, Dodgers – 1October 2Ebbets Field33,792
3Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 3October 3Yankee Stadium66,698
4Dodgers – 0, Yankees – 2October 4Yankee Stadium71,787
5Dodgers – 6, Yankees – 5 (11 innings)October 5Yankee Stadium70,356
6Yankees – 3, Dodgers – 2October 6Ebbets Field30,037
7Yankees – 4, Dodgers – 2October 7Ebbets Field33,195

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Kansas City Blues American Association George Selkirk
AA Beaumont Roughnecks Texas League Harry Craft
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Jim Gleeson
B Quincy Gems Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Paul Chervinko
B Norfolk Tars Piedmont League Mayo Smith
C Boise Yankees Pioneer League Wayne Tucker
C Joplin Miners Western Association Vern Hoscheit
D Olean Yankees PONY League Bunny Mick
D McAlester Rockets Sooner State League Bill Cope
D Fond du Lac Panthers Wisconsin State League James Adlam and Jack Wilkinson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kansas City, Binghamton, Joplin, McAlester[4]


  1. 1 2 Rubén Gómez page at Baseball Reference
  2. John Drebinger (December 12, 1951). "DiMaggio Retires as Player but Expects to Remain in Yankee Organization". New York Times. p. 63.
  3. Jim Greengrass page at Baseball Reference
  4. 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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