1989 New York Yankees season

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.

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 televisionWPIX
(Phil Rizzuto, George Grande, Tom Seaver)
MSG
(Bobby Murcer, Tommy Hutton, Lou Piniella, Greg Gumbel)
Local radioWABC (AM)
(John Sterling, Jay Johnstone)
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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 89 73 0.549 46–35 43–38
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 0.537 2 47–34 40–41
Boston Red Sox 83 79 0.512 6 46–35 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 0.500 8 45–36 36–45
New York Yankees 74 87 0.460 14½ 41–40 33–47
Cleveland Indians 73 89 0.451 16 41–40 32–49
Detroit Tigers 59 103 0.364 30 38–43 21–60

Record vs. opponents

1989 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–6 10–3 6–6 7–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 9–3 7–6
Boston 7–6 4–8 7–5 8–5 11–2 4–8 6–7 6–6 7–6 7–5 5–7 6–6 5–8
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 5–7 11–1 4–9 7–5 11–2 6–6 5–8 7–6 6–7 7–5
Chicago 6–6 5–7 5–8 7–5 4–8 6–7 10–2 5–8 5–6 5–8 7–6 3–10 1–11
Cleveland 6–7 5–8 7–5 5–7 5–8 8–4 3–10 5–7 9–4 2–10 6–6 7–5 5–8
Detroit 3–10 2–11 1–11 8–4 8–5 6–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–8 4–8 2–11
Kansas City 6–6 8–4 9–4 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–6 9–4 8–5 7–5
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 5–7 2–10 10–3 7–6 4–8 9–3 8–5 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 6–6 2–11 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 3–9 6–6 6–7 7–6 5–8 9–3
New York 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–5 4–9 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 8–4 5–7 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 8–5 8–5 10–2 8–4 6–7 7–5 7–6 9–3 9–4 8–5 7–5
Seattle 6–6 7–5 6–7 6–7 6–6 8–4 4–9 5–7 6–7 4–8 4–9 6–7 5–7
Texas 3–9 6–6 7–6 10–3 5–7 8–4 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 5–8 7–6 5–7
Toronto 6–7 8–5 5–7 11–1 8–5 11–2 5–7 7–6 3–9 6–7 5–7 7–5 7–5

Notable transactions

Roster

1989 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

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
C Don Slaught 117 350 88 .251 5 38
1B Don Mattingly 158 631 191 .303 23 113
2B Steve Sax 158 651 205 .310 5 63
3B Mike Pagliarulo 74 223 44 .197 5 63
SS Álvaro Espinoza 146 503 142 .282 0 41
LF Rickey Henderson 65 235 58 .247 3 22
CF Roberto Kelly 137 441 133 .302 9 48
RF Jesse Barfield 129 441 106 .240 18 56
DH Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mel Hall 113 361 94 .260 17 58
Steve Balboni 110 300 71 .237 17 59
Ken Phelps 86 185 46 .249 7 29
Tom Brookens 66 168 38 .226 4 14
Stan Jefferson 10 12 1 .083 0 1
Steve Kiefer 5 8 1 .125 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Hawkins 34 208.1 15 15 4.80 98
Don Schulze 2 11 1 1 4.09 5

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Jones 11 48 2 1 5.25 25

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Lance McCullers 52 4 3 3 4.57 82

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

  1. ^ a b Stan Jefferson page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Don Schulze page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Steve Sax page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Steve Kiefer page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Bobby Beacham: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Andy Hawkins page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Wayne Tolleson page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Dickie Noles page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Rick Rhoden page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ a b Tommy John page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Joel Skinner page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Tom Brookens page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ Numbelivable!, p.157, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  16. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sosasa01.shtml
  17. ^ J. T. Snow page at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ Rickey Henderson page at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Richard Dotson page at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference
  21. ^ John Candelaria page at Baseball Reference
  22. ^ Ken Phellps page at Baseball Reference
  23. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
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