1925 New York Yankees season

The 1925 New York Yankees season was the team's 23rd season in New York and its 25th overall. The team finished with a record of 69–85, in 7th place, 30 games behind the Washington Senators. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

This season was marred by Babe Ruth's mysterious illness that kept him out a good portion of the season.[1] It was the club's lowest finish, in both percentage and place in the standings, since their 7th-place finish in 1913. It was also the first time they had finished below .500 since 1918. The Yankees would regroup and it would be 40 years before they would finish below .500 again.

1925 New York Yankees
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Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Miller Huggins
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Regular season

Babe Ruth 1925
Babe Ruth sliding into third base at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 1925. Washington Senators third baseman Ossie Bluege looks on.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Senators 96 55 0.636 53–22 43–33
Philadelphia Athletics 88 64 0.579 51–26 37–38
St. Louis Browns 82 71 0.536 15 45–32 37–39
Detroit Tigers 81 73 0.526 16½ 43–34 38–39
Chicago White Sox 79 75 0.513 18½ 44–33 35–42
Cleveland Indians 70 84 0.455 27½ 37–39 33–45
New York Yankees 69 85 0.448 28½ 42–36 27–49
Boston Red Sox 47 105 0.309 49½ 28–47 19–58

Record vs. opponents

1925 American League Records

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1925 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
2B Aaron Ward 125 439 108 .246 4 38
OF Babe Ruth 98 359 104 .290 25 66

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
Ernie Johnson 76 170 48 .282 5 17
Mark Koenig 28 110 23 .209 0 4
Fred Hofmann 3 2 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
Sam Jones 43 246.2 15 21 4.63 92

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
Garland Braxton 3 19.1 1 1 6.52 11

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
Walter Beall 8 0 1 0 12.71 8

References

  1. ^ Montville, p. 204
  2. ^ Ernie Johnson page at Baseball Reference

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Ben Paschal

Benjamin Edwin Paschal (October 13, 1895 – November 10, 1974) was an American baseball outfielder who played eight seasons in Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1929, mostly for the New York Yankees. After two "cup of coffee" stints with the Cleveland Indians in 1915 and the Boston Red Sox in 1920, Paschal spent most of his career as the fourth outfielder and right-handed pinch hitter of the Yankees' Murderers' Row championship teams of the late 1920s. Paschal is best known for hitting .360 in the 1925 season while standing in for Babe Ruth, who missed the first 40 games with a stomach ailment.

During his time in baseball, Paschal was described as a five-tool player who excelled at running, throwing, fielding, hitting for average, and power. However, his playing time with the Yankees was limited because they already had future Baseball Hall of Famers Ruth and Earle Combs, and star Bob Meusel, in the outfield. Paschal was considered one of the best bench players in baseball during his time with the Yankees, and sportswriters wrote how he would have started for most other teams in the American League. He was one of the best pinch hitters in the game during the period, at a time when the term was still relatively new to baseball.

Paul Krichell

Paul Bernard Krichell (December 19, 1882 – June 4, 1957) was a Major League Baseball catcher, best known for being the head scout for the New York Yankees for 37 years until his death. Krichell's talent evaluations and signings played a key role in building up the Yankees' run of success from the Murderers' Row teams of the 1920s to the 1950s teams led by Casey Stengel.Krichell began his professional career in the minor leagues, playing as the reserve catcher for the St. Louis Browns before a serious injury threatened his career. He continued to play in the minor leagues and began to move into coaching before Yankees manager Ed Barrow signed him as a scout in 1920. Considered one of the greatest scouts in baseball history, Krichell signed over 200 players who later played professional baseball, including future Baseball Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig, Hank Greenberg, Phil Rizzuto, Whitey Ford, and Tony Lazzeri. His recommendation of Stengel as the Yankees manager was instrumental in Stengel's appointment in 1948. Barrow called Krichell "the best judge of baseball players he ever saw".

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