1932 New York Yankees season

The 1932 New York Yankees season was the team's 30th season in New York, and its 32nd season overall. The team finished with a record of 107–47, winning their seventh pennant, finishing 13 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by future Hall of Famer Joe McCarthy. A record nine future Hall of Famers played on the team (Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Red Ruffing, Babe Ruth, Joe Sewell).

The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they swept the Chicago Cubs.

The 1932 Yankees became the first team in MLB history to go an entire season without being shut out. Only one team since, the 2000 Cincinnati Reds, has gone an entire season without being shut out.

1932 New York Yankees
1932 American League Champions
1932 World Series Champions
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Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Joe McCarthy
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Regular season

  • June 3, 1932: Lou Gehrig became the first player in the 20th century to hit four home runs in one game.[1]
  • June 3, 1932: Tony Lazzeri had a natural cycle (hit a single, double, triple and home run in that order) that was also completed with a grand slam.[2] This event is often overlooked because it was the same game in which Lou Gehrig hit four home runs.

Miller Huggins

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Huggins's monument at Monument Park.

On May 30, 1932, the Yankees dedicated a monument to their former manager, Miller Huggins. Huggins was the first of many Yankees personnel granted this honor. The monument was placed in front of the flagpole in center field at Yankee Stadium. an area which eventually became "Monument Park", dedicated in 1976. The monument calls Huggins "A splendid character who made priceless contributions to baseball."

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 107 47 .695 --
Philadelphia Athletics 94 60 .610 13
Washington Senators 93 61 .603 14
Cleveland Indians 87 65 .572 19
Detroit Tigers 76 75 .503 29½
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 44
Chicago White Sox 49 102 .325 56½
Boston Red Sox 43 111 .279 64

Record vs. opponents

1932 American League Records

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

Roster

1932 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
C Bill Dickey 108 423 131 .310 15 84
1B Lou Gehrig 156 596 208 .349 34 151
2B Tony Lazzeri 142 510 153 .300 15 113
3B Joe Sewell 125 503 137 .272 11 68
SS Frankie Crosetti 116 398 96 .241 5 57
OF Ben Chapman 151 581 174 .299 10 107
OF Earle Combs 144 591 190 .321 9 65
OF Babe Ruth 133 457 156 .341 41 137

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
Lyn Lary 91 280 65 .232 3 39
Sammy Byrd 105 209 62 .297 8 30
Art Jorgens 56 151 33 .219 2 19
Doc Farrell 26 63 11 .175 0 4
Myril Hoag 46 54 20 .370 1 7
Jack Saltzgaver 20 47 6 .128 0 5
Eddie Phillips 9 31 9 .290 2 4
Joe Glenn 6 16 2 .125 0 0
Roy Schalk 3 12 3 .250 0 0
Dusty Cooke 3 0 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
Lefty Gomez 37 265.1 14 9 4.21 176
Red Ruffing 35 259 18 7 3.09 190
George Pipgras 32 219 16 9 4.19 111
Herb Pennock 38 146.2 9 5 4.60 54
Danny MacFayden 17 121.1 7 5 3.93 53
Hank Johnson 5 31.1 2 2 4.88 27
Charlie Devens 1 9 1 0 2.00 4

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 Allen 33 192 17 4 3.70 109
Jumbo Brown 19 55.2 5 2 4.53 31
Gordon Rhodes 10 24 1 2 7.88 15
Ivy Andrews 7 24.2 2 1 1.82 7

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
Ed Wells 22 3 3 2 4.26 13
Wilcy Moore 10 2 0 4 2.52 8
Johnny Murphy 2 0 0 0 16.20 2

1932 World Series

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-CHI)

Attendance
1 September 28 Chicago Cubs 6 New York Yankees 12 1–0 41,459
2 September 29 Chicago Cubs 2 New York Yankees 5 2–0 50,709
3 October 1 New York Yankees 7 Chicago Cubs 5 3–0 49,986
4 October 2 New York Yankees 13 Chicago Cubs 6 4–0 49,844
New York Yankees win 4–0

Babe Ruth's called shot

Babe Ruth's called shot was the home run hit by Babe Ruth in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at bat. It was supposedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Newark Bears International League Al Mamaux
A Springfield Rifles Eastern League Billy Meyer
B Erie Sailors Central League Chief Bender and Bill McCorry
B Binghamton Triplets New York–Pennsylvania League Heinie Groh and Billy Meyer
C Cumberland Colts Middle Atlantic League Leo Mackey

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Newark

Eastern League folded, July 17, 1932

Notes

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ "Hitting for the Cycle Records by Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com.

References

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1932 (MCMXXXII)

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