1989 New York Yankees season

1989 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
General manager(s) Bob Quinn
Manager(s) Dallas Green, Bucky Dent
Local television WPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, George Grande, Tom Seaver)
MSG
(Bobby Murcer, Tommy Hutton, Lou Piniella, Greg Gumbel)
Local radio WABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Jay Johnstone)
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The New York Yankees' 1989 season was the 87th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 74-87, finishing in fifth place, 14.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Dallas Green and Bucky Dent. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

  • Alvaro Espinoza was second in the majors with 23 sacrifices.
  • In 1989, Yankees pitcher Tommy John matched Deacon McGuire's record (since broken) for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played.[15]
  • Sammy Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989, in a game against the New York Yankees.[16] Sosa appeared in 4 at-bats and had 2 hits.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 8973 0.549 46–35 43–38
Baltimore Orioles 8775 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Boston Red Sox 8379 0.512 6 46–35 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 8181 0.500 8 45–36 36–45
New York Yankees 7487 0.460 14½ 41–40 33–47
Cleveland Indians 7389 0.451 16 41–40 32–49
Detroit Tigers 59103 0.364 30 38–43 21–60

Record vs. opponents

1989 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–76–66–67–610–36–67–64–88–55–76–69–37–6
Boston 7–64–87–58–511–24–86–76–67–67–55–76–65–8
California 6–68–48–55–711–14–97–511–26–65–87–66–77–5
Chicago 6–65–75–87–54–86–710–25–85–65–87–63–101–11
Cleveland 6–75–87–55–75–88–43–105–79–42–106–67–55–8
Detroit 3–102–111–118–48–56–66–75–76–74–84–84–82–11
Kansas City 6–68–49–47–64–86–68–47–66–67–69–48–57–5
Milwaukee 6–77–65–72–1010–37–64–89–38–55–77–55–76–7
Minnesota 8–46–62–118–57–57–56–73–96–66–77–65–89–3
New York 5–86–76–66–54–97–66–65–86–63–98–45–77–6
Oakland 7–55–78–58–510–28–46–77–57–69–39–48–57–5
Seattle 6–67–56–76–76–68–44–95–76–74–84–96–75–7
Texas 3–96–67–610–35–78–45–87–58–57–55–87–65–7
Toronto 6–78–55–711–18–511–25–77–63–96–75–77–57–5

Notable transactions

Roster

1989 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

  • 55 Mike Fennell (Bench)

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
CDon Slaught11735088.251538
1BDon Mattingly158631191.30323113
2BSteve Sax158651205.310563
3BMike Pagliarulo7422344.197563
SSÁlvaro Espinoza146503142.282041
LFRickey Henderson6523558.247322
CFRoberto Kelly137441133.302948
RFJesse Barfield129441106.2401856
DHSteve Balboni11030071.2371759

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mel Hall11336194.2601758
Steve Balboni11030071.2371759
Ken Phelps8618546.249729
Tom Brookens6616838.226414
Stan Jefferson10121.08301
Steve Kiefer581.12500

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Hawkins34208.115154.8098
Don Schulze211114.095

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Jones1148215.2525

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Lance McCullers524334.5782

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Bucky Dent and Rick Down
AA Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League Buck Showalter
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Mark Weidemaier and Stump Merrill
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Clete Boyer
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League Brian Butterfield
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Jack Gillis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albany-Colonie, Prince William, GCL Yankees[23]

References

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