1916 New York Yankees season

The 1916 New York Yankees season was the 14th season for the Yankees in New York, and the 16th overall for the franchise. The team finished with a record of 80–74, finishing 11 games behind the American League champion Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Bill Donovan. Their home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

1916 New York Yankees
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Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert and Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Manager(s)Bill Donovan
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Opening game

The game was on April 21, 1916, at Griffith Stadium against the Washington Senators. President Woodrow Wilson threw out the ceremonial first pitch.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 91 63 0.591 49–28 42–35
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 2 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 4 49–28 38–39
New York Yankees 80 74 0.519 11 46–31 34–43
St. Louis Browns 79 75 0.513 12 45–32 34–43
Cleveland Indians 77 77 0.500 14 44–33 33–44
Washington Senators 76 77 0.497 14½ 49–28 27–49
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 0.235 54½ 23–53 13–64

Record vs. opponents

1916 American League Records

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

Roster

1916 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
3B Home Run Baker 100 360 97 .269 10 52

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
Germany Schaefer 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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 21 165.2 5 12 2.99 76

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

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
Jess Buckles 2 0 0 0 2.25 2
Bill Donovan 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

References

  1. ^ "Yankees Open Season in Washington with Inglorious Defeat. Keating Batted Out of Box" (PDF). The New York Times. April 21, 1916. Retrieved December 26, 2013. President Wilson opened the local baseball season, here today when he threw out the first ball in the game between Washington and New York. The President was greeted with enthusiastic cheers from a capacity crowd when he tossed the ball to Umpire Connolly. ...

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