1915 New York Yankees season

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.

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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John Purroy Mitchel and Jacob Ruppert and William Edward Donovan at a Yankee game on April 22, 1915
John Purroy Mitchel and Jacob Ruppert, Jr. and William Edward Donovan at a Yankee game on April 22, 1915
John Purroy Mitchel and Jacob Ruppert at the opening day Yankee game on April 22, 1915
John Purroy Mitchel holding his Homburg hat and Jacob Ruppert, Jr. at the opening day Yankee game at the Polo Grounds on April 22, 1915, with Mitchel getting ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch

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 101 50 0.669 55–20 46–30
Detroit Tigers 100 54 0.649 51–26 49–28
Chicago White Sox 93 61 0.604 54–24 39–37
Washington Senators 85 68 0.556 17 50–29 35–39
New York Yankees 69 83 0.454 32½ 37–43 32–40
St. Louis Browns 63 91 0.409 39½ 35–38 28–53
Cleveland Indians 57 95 0.375 44½ 27–50 30–45
Philadelphia Athletics 43 109 0.283 58½ 19–53 24–56

Record vs. opponents

1915 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–10 16–4 14–8 10–12 17–5–1 17–5–2 15–6–1
Chicago 10–12 16–6 7–15 15–7 19–3 18–4 8–14–1
Cleveland 4–16 6–16 5–17 9–13–1 15–7–1 12–10 6–16
Detroit 8–14 15–7 17–5 17–5 17–5 13–9–2 13–9
New York 12–10 7–15 13–9–1 5–17 11–9 12–10–1 9–13
Philadelphia 5–17–1 3–19 7–15–1 5–17 9–11 6–16 8–14
St. Louis 5–17–2 4–18 10–12 9–13–2 10–12–1 16–6 9–13
Washington 6–15–1 14–8–1 16–6 9–13 13–9 14–8 13–9

Roster

1915 New York Yankees
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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
OF Doc Cook 132 476 129 .271 2 33

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 Miller 26 83 12 .145 0 3
Pi Schwert 9 18 5 .278 0 6

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 Caldwell 36 305 19 16 2.89 130

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 Brown 19 96.2 3 6 4.10 34
Neal Brady 2 8.2 0 0 3.12 6

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 Donovan 9 0 3 0 4.81 17

Notes

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

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