The 2019 New York Yankees season is the 117th season in New York City for the Yankees, and the 119th season overall for the franchise. The Yankees play in Yankee Stadium in the city's northern borough of The Bronx.
|2019 New York Yankees|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Yankee Global Enterprises|
|General manager(s)||Brian Cashman|
|Local television||YES Network|
(Michael Kay, Ken Singleton, Ryan Ruocco, several others as analysts)
|Local radio||WFAN SportsRadio 66 AM / 101.9 FM|
New York Yankees Radio Network
(John Sterling, Suzyn Waldman)
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The Yankees began their spring training on February 13, when pitchers and catchers reported. Their first spring training game was against the Boston Red Sox on February 23, in which they lost 5–8. They ended spring training with an exhibition game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on March 25 in which they lost 3–5. Overall, they went 17–10–4, good for first place in the Grapefruit League.
The Yankees began the regular season against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on March 28, in which the Yankees won 7–2. Masahiro Tanaka pitched 5 2⁄3 innings and allowed 6 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5 in his first opening day victory.
|Opening Day Starters|
|Brett Gardner||Center field|
|Aaron Judge||Right field|
|Giancarlo Stanton||Left field|
|Luke Voit||Designated hitter|
|Miguel Andújar||Third base|
|Greg Bird||First base|
|Gleyber Torres||Second base|
|New York Yankees||3||0||1||0||2||0||0||1||X||7||9||1|
|WP: Masahiro Tanaka (1–0) LP: Andrew Cashner (0–1)|
NYY: Greg Bird (1), Luke Voit (1)
After winning the season opener 7–2, the Yankees went on to lose the next two games against division rivals Orioles. On the second game of the season, offseason signing James Paxton’s debut on the mound ended with a 5–3 loss. Errors and a poor start by the Yankees offense cost them the game. The Yanks didn't bounce back the following day, in a game that was delayed more than 3 hours because of rain. J. A. Happ took his first loss at the Yankee Stadium since August 2013 as the offense failed to capitalize on numerous run opportunities. New York lost their second game in a row, 7–5, as well as the opening series against the O's. Over the two final games, the Yankees went 5 for 21 with runners in scoring position, stranding 25 men in base.
Yankees lost the series 1–2 (15–14 runs)
The Yankees started their second season series with a 3–1 win against Detroit. Shortly before the game started, the team added their star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and third baseman Miguel Andújar to an already filled up injury list. Andújar was diagnosed with a torn labrum, which could need surgery in the following weeks. The remaining Yankees defeated the Tigers, majorly thanks to a stellar diving catch by Aaron Judge in the eighth inning, when they were in jeopardy of losing their shy lead. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said the play was the turning point of the game. The pinstripes fared less well in the remaining two games, losing them both by a narrow score. On April 2, with the game tied at 1 in the top of the ninth inning, Dustin Peterson's double gave the Tigers the lead against the Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, in what was the first hit of his career. Detroit went on to win that one 3–1. In the final game of the series, the Yankees lost 2–1 to a dominating performance by left-handed pitcher Matthew Boyd, who struck out a career-high 13 batters in 6 1⁄3 innings.
Yankees lost the series 1–2 (5–6 runs)
New York swept the Orioles at Camden Yards in their second meeting of the season, delivering a total of 14 home runs—seven of which in the last game alone. The Yankees had a rough start of the first game, but were rescued by Gleyber Torres to produce a 8–4 victory. Trailing by a score of 3–0, Torres homered a ball into the left field to get the Yankees in the scoreboard. Later on, trailing by 4–2 and with two men on base, Torres homered again to take the lead. In the second game of the series the Yankees won 6–4, as Aaron Judge homered twice and Clint Frazier hit a three-run homer to retake the lead. The Yanks claimed the series sweep in a 15–3 blowout, once again steampowered by home runs. Gary Sánchez homered thrice and had the opportunity for a fourth home run, a rare feat only accomplished by eighteen players in MLB to date.
Yankees won the series 3–0 (29–11 runs)
The Yankees got swept by the Astros at Minute Maid Park for the first time in history. Despite getting on the scoreboard first in all three games of the series, New York got punished by some mistakes in the field and subpar pitching. In the 8th inning of game 1, Carlos Correa hit off Adam Ottavino, who had not allowed a run yet in the season, to give Houston what would be the definitive lead, 4–3. The next day, the Yankees announced pitcher Luis Severino had strained a right latissimus dorsi muscle and would not return to the mound until about late June, another addition to the Yanks million-dollar worth injured list. Onto that day's game, a mistake by Brett Gardner in the third inning, who stopped running to first base assuming the ball had been foul, allowed a double play by the Astros. Moreover, Clint Frazier missed multiple diving catches, and relief pitcher Chad Green allowed a two run double to George Springer in the eight inning. The Yanks lost that one 6–3 after being ahead twice. Finally, the Yankees could not avoid the sweep in an 8–6 loss where a late rally by New York fell short. Having cut the deficit from 2–7 to 6–7 in the top of the eighth, a bad throw by Gleyber Torres fostered an Astros run to seal the game and the series.
Yankees lost the series 0–3 (12–18 runs)
Back at Yankee Stadium, New York lost yet another series, to the White Sox. Prior to the first game, Gary Sánchez became the 12th player on the Yankees injured list, the most of any team in the major leagues. Later, a rain-shortened 9–6 loss became the Yankees' fourth in a row, and J.A. Happ's second of the season, who allowed nine hits and six runs in just 4 innings pitched. Eloy Jiménez, one of the top prospects in baseball, threw his first two career home runs to give Chicago the game, declared official after the top seventh. New York bounced back in the second game of the series with a 4–0 win. CC Sabathia returned after recovery from heart surgery and debuted at the mound in his 19th and final season. He allowed a single hit in five innings and kept the White Sox off the scoreboard. However, Chicago claimed the series on the following day with a 5–2 win over the Yankees. Tim Anderson scored the first grand slam of his career when the White Sox were trailing by 2 to take the lead, and they never gave up on it.
Yankees lost the series 1–2 (12–14 runs)
In their first meeting of the season, the Yankees swept their longtime rivals and reigning World Series champions in a two-game series. One day before the series started, the pinstripes added another player to the injured list, first baseman Greg Bird. The first game was an 8–0 shutout by the Yankees, with a dominating James Paxton who struck out 12 Red Sox batters and allowed only two hits over eight innings. Meanwhile, Boston ace pitcher Chris Sale allowed seven hits and four runs in five innings and collected his fourth loss of the season. The second game was closer, and an early 3–0 lead by the Red Sox menaced with evening the series. However, a Brett Gardner go-ahead grand slam in the bottom seventh, which was his 100th career home run, gave the Yanks the definitive lead, 5–3. Tommy Kahnle was credited with his first win of the season and Aroldis Chapman made his third save.
Yankees won the series 2–0 (13–3 runs)
The Yankees won the four-game series against Kansas City to reclaim an over .500 winning percentage, although star outfielder Aaron Judge got injured in the third game.
Yankees won the series 3–1 (23–16 runs)
The Yankees started their road trip to the West Coast at Angel Stadium, where they won their third series in a row.
Yankees won the series 3–1 (22–24 runs)
New York got the sweep against San Francisco in a three-game series at Oracle Park.
Yankees won the series 3–0 (24–12 runs)
The Diamondbacks swept the Yankees in a two-game series at their home stadium. CC Sabathia became the 17th pitcher to collect 3,000 or more strikeouts in a career in the first game.
Yankees lost the series 0–2 (3–6 runs)
Back in The Bronx, the Yankees won two out of three games in a series against the Minnesota Twins.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (13–10 runs)
New York got their seventh series win of the season, and second in a row, against the Mariners.
Yankees won the series 3–1 (16–18 runs)
The Yankees went to Tropicana Field with the opportunity to claim division leadership by sweeping the Rays, which were leading the AL East themselves. Although the Yanks did not get the sweep, they moved up to half a game behind Tampa Bay with the series win.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (13–11 runs)
The games against the Orioles intended for May 13th and May 14th got both postponed, one of them to May 15th and the other to August 12th, due to inclement weather. Therefore, the series itself consisted of a doubleheader on May 15th, the first in the season for the Yankees, who claimed the sweep over the O's.
Yankees won the series 2–0 (8–4 runs)
With AL East up for grabs, the Rays went to the Bronx to play a three-game series against the Yankees. The pinstripes won the series 2–1 to claim a half-game lead over Tampa Bay.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (18–10 runs)
The Yankees and the Orioles met at Camden Yards for their fourth series of the season, with New York sweeping Baltimore for the third time.
Yankees won the series 4–0 (34–21 runs)
The Yankees won a three-game series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The first game had to be postponed due to inclement weather, resulting in a doubleheader on May 25th.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (20–16 runs)
The Yankees returned to New York and added two wins and a loss against the Padres. Chad Green opened the series by pitching a single inning, striking out three batters before yielding to David Hale. Hale pitched for four innings and allowed two runs, and was relieved by Adam Ottavino in the sixth, Tommy Kahnle in the seventh, Zack Britton in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman got his 15th save of the season in the ninth. Home runs by Clint Frazier, Brett Gardner and Gary Sánchez steampowered a 5–2 Yankees win, improving to a 3–0 record with Green as a starter. In the second game, Eric Hosmer hit an early three-run homer against Masahiro Tanaka, who took his fourth loss of the season. After a solid performance by Eric Lauer, allowing four hits and one run over 5 1⁄3 innings, the Padres delved through their bullpen to hold off the Yankees, 5–4. On the following day, New York cruised to a 7–0 shutout to claim their eighth series in a row. For the 10th time in franchise history, the Yankees opened the game with back-to-back homers. James Paxton returned to the mound after his injury and pitched four hitless innings.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (16–7 runs)
The Yankees faced their longtime rivals for the second time in the season. The first game of the series was postponed to August 3rd, resulting in a three-game series. In the series opener, the Red Sox got onto the scoreboard first, but DJ LeMahieu later delivered an RBI double and a home run off Chris Sale to secure a 4–1 Yankees win. New York dominated from the mound that day, with starter J.A. Happ limiting the Sox to a single homer over five innings and closer Aroldis Chapman striking out two of three men to earn his 16th save of the season. On the next day, with the score tied at 3 in the bottom fifth, Gary Sánchez hit a two-run homer to get the lead, which was locked down by six Yankees relief pitchers throwing a combined 5 1⁄3 scoreless innings. With the 5–3 victory over the Red Sox, the pinstripes went 4–0 against their rivals for the first time since 2012 and claimed their ninth series in a row for the first time since 1998. The Yankees could not complete the sweep in the last game, mostly because of a couple mistakes by Clint Frazier and strong pitching by David Price. A late rally by New York fell short and they got their first defeat of the season against the Sox, 8–5.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (14–12 runs)
The Yankees crossed the border to face the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, and lost their first series since early May.
Yankees lost the series 1–2 (16–17 runs)
The Yankees could not hold on in a three-game series against the Indians at Cleveland.
Yankees lost the series 1–2 (13–19 runs)
The Yankees and the Mets split the first Subway Series of the season, which consisted of a doubleheader on June 11th because of the first game being postponed.
Yankes tied the series 1–1 (16–15 runs)
The pinstripes took on the four-game series against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, coming back from an 0–2 deficit to split the series.
Yankees tied the series 2–2 (24–22 runs)
The Yankees went back to winning ways by sweeping the Rays, cementing a 3 1⁄2-game lead at the top of AL East. In the series opener, a dominant Masahiro Tanaka pitched his seventh complete game in the Major League, allowing only two hits and striking 10 batters in a 3–0 shutout. Recently acquired DH Edwin Encarnación made his debut for the Yankees in the first game of the series, in which he went 0 for 4. On the next day, the Yankees won 6–3 in Giancarlo Stanton's return to the lineup, after more than two months on the IL. Cameron Maybin homered for his fourth consecutive game and Encarnación joined him with his first home run for the Bombers, as J.A. Happ improved to a 6–0 record in his last eight starts (7–3 overall). The Yankees completed the sweep on the day CC Sabathia collected his 250th win in the major league, becoming the 14th pitcher in major league history to both record 3,000 strikeouts and 250 wins. New York's offense contributed with two six-run explosive first and seventh innings, which added up to a 12–1 blowout, capped by Gleyber Torres' first career grand slam.
Yankees won the series 3–0 (21–4 runs)
The New York Yankees faced the Astros in a four-game series at home, winning three of them while breaking multiple team records.
Yankees won the series 3–1 (25–21 runs)
The Yankees swept the Blue Jays in a three-game series at the Bronx. On June 24, during the first game of the series, the Yankees tied an MLB record with the 2002 Texas Rangers for the most consecutive games with at least one home run, at 27. On June 25, the Yankees became the first team in MLB history to hit a home run in 28 straight games.
Yankees won the series 3–0 (22–18 runs)
On June 29–30, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox played a two-game series at London Stadium, in London. In the first MLB games ever played in Europe, the Yankees swept their longtime divisional rivals, 17–13 and 12–8, while posting some significant records. The Red Sox were the designated home team for both games, although the Yankees also wore their home jerseys in order to appear in their well-known pinstripes, despite being the visiting team. Both teams were allowed to have 26 active players on their rosters during the series (one more than MLB normally allows), with the extra man being a position player, as well as 28 players travel to London, in case a roster move (such as due to injury) was required between games.
Yankees won the series 2–0 (29–21 runs)
Back across the Atlantic Ocean, the Yankees faced the Mets at Citi Field for the second Subway Series of the season—like the first one, the series was a split. In the first game, the Yankees streak of consecutive games with a home run came to an end at 31.
Yankees tied the series 1–1 (7–5 runs)
Right before the All-Star break, the pinstripes played a four-game series at Tropicana Field against Tampa Bay. Despite the Yanks taking a 2–0 lead with two similar 8–4 wins which went into extra innings, the Rays recovered to split the series.
Yankees tied the series 2–2 (20–14 runs)
The 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which ended in a 4–3 win for the American League, had a big presence of pinstripes. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and catcher Gary Sánchez were both on the AL starting lineup, Masahiro Tanaka was the winning pitcher, and Aroldis Chapman made the save. CC Sabathia threw the ceremonial first pitch.
The Yankees began the second half of the season with a ten-game homestand. In a three-game series against the Blue Jays, two out of three low scoring affairs went New York's way.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (9–4 runs)
The Yankees and the Rays met at Yankee Stadium for the last time in the 2019 season, leaving just two games to play at Tampa Bay later in the season. The Yanks claimed the series and finished 8 games ahead of the Rays. The Yankees started the series with a 5–4 loss, as Aroldis Chapman blew the save and allowed a three-run homer with two outs in the top ninth. Travis d'Arnaud hit three home runs, including the go ahead one, and became the first catcher to do so against the Yankees. The pinstripes bounced back the next day with an 8–3 win. In the bottom eighth, with the Yankees trailing 3–2, an Aaron Judge two-run homer sparked a rally to even the series, capped by Didi Gregorius' fourth career grand slam. Winning pitcher David Hale kept the game close in the seventh, inducing d'Arnaud into an inning-ending double play with bases loaded. The third game, intended for July 17th, was postponed because of inclement weather, so the series ended on a doubleheader on July 18th. The first game started badly for the Yanks, with Domingo Germán allowing two home runs to start the contest. However, Gio Urshela soon tied the game with a two-run homer of his own, and later added an RBI double in the three-run fifth. In the second inning, manager Aaron Boone got ejected for rebuking young umpire Brennan Miller, screaming, "My guys are fucking savages in that fucking box ... Tighten this shit up!" The Yankees emerged victorious, 6–2. The Yankees took the series in the second header, with a 5–1 win in which Chad Green, Nestor Cortes and Luis Cessa combined to limit the Rays to one run and five hits over 7 2⁄3 frames.
Yankees won the series 3–1 (23–11 runs)
The Yankees welcomed the Rockies to New York for an interleague series at Yankee Stadium. NY won the first game 8–2 and the second 11–5. In the last game, the Yankees went for the sweep but came up short in a 8-4 loss.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (23–15 runs)
The Yanks won two out of three games in a series against the Twins at Target Field to claim the fourth series in a row since the All-Star break.
Yankees won the series 2–1 (30–27 runs)
In their first trip of the season to Fenway Park, the Yankees were heavily defeated by their longtime rivals in three contests in a row, bouncing back in the last one to avoid the sweep. In all three losses, the Yankees allowed at least 9 runs and never got more than 5 themselves. Nonetheless, the Yankees stayed atop of AL East, 9 games clear of the Red Sox, as the series ended.
Yankees lost the series 1–3 (22–44 runs)
The Yankees split a two game series against the Diamondbacks at Yankee Stadium, with the D-backs winning the first and the Yankees winning the second and final game, 7–5.
Yankees tied the series 1–1 (9–9 runs)
A week after the Yankees' trip to Boston, it was Red Sox's turn to visit The Bronx. The Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the Red Sox for the first time since August 2009, reaching a season high 33 games over .500 while putting their division rivals in jeopardy of missing the postseason.
Yankees won the series 4–0 (26–12 runs)
The Yankees completed another sweep against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Three slugfests by the Bombers made them break several home run records in the process. The Yanks started the series by winning their sixth game in a row, 9–6, while setting an MLB record for the most home runs delivered in an away ballpark in a season, at 32. The O's had managed to tie the game in the sixth inning, but Mike Ford hit his first career go-ahead homer in the top eighth to regain the lead, soon after which came Mike Tauchman's second home run of the night. Aroldis Chapman then closed the game with the tying run at the plate.
Yankees won the series 3–0 (32–12 runs)
|American League East||W||L||Pct.||GB||Home||Road|
|New York Yankees||82||42||0.661||—||48–19||34–23|
|Tampa Bay Rays||71||52||0.577||10½||31–29||40–23|
|Boston Red Sox||65||59||0.524||17||31–32||34–27|
|Toronto Blue Jays||52||73||0.416||30½||25–37||27–36|
|New York Yankees||82||42||0.661|
|Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|Tampa Bay Rays||71||52||0.577||—|
|Boston Red Sox||65||59||0.524||6½|
|Los Angeles Angels||60||63||0.488||11|
|Chicago White Sox||54||66||0.450||15½|
|Toronto Blue Jays||52||73||0.416||20|
|Kansas City Royals||43||78||0.355||27|
2019 American League Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Updated with the results of all games through August 15, 2019.
New York Yankees roster
|Active roster||Inactive roster||Coaches/Other|
60-day injured list
|Bold||Yankees team member|
The team delegates for the 2019 All-Star Game were DJ LeMahieu, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka and Aroldis Chapman, which represented the team as part of the winning American League team that won in Cleveland 4-3 against the National League. Tanaka and Chapman made history as they were for the first time since the save was officially adopted in the late 60s as the first ever Yankees to get the All-Star Game win and save, respectively (last time this happened was in 1947). While DJ and Gary were voted by the fans, the first under a new voting system that was first implemented that year, Chapman was later appointed as part of the AL bullpen while Tanaka and Torres joined in at the last minute as replacement players.
|AAA||Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders||International League||Jay Bell|
|AA||Trenton Thunder||Eastern League||Patrick Osborn|
|A||Tampa Tarpons||Florida State League||Aaron Holbert|
|A||Charleston RiverDogs||South Atlantic League||Julio Mosquera|
|A-Short Season||Staten Island Yankees||New York–Penn League||David Adams|
|Rookie||Pulaski Yankees||Appalachian League||Luis Dorante|
|Rookie||GCL Yankees 1 (East)||Gulf Coast League||Dan Fiorito|
|Rookie||GCL Yankees 2 (West)||Gulf Coast League||Nick Ortiz|
|Rookie||DSL Yankees 1||Dominican Summer League||Caonabo Cosme|
|Rookie||DSL Yankees 2||Dominican Summer League||Oscar Escobar|
The Yankees owned two first rounds selections of the 2019 MLB draft: the 30th overall pick and a pick from the Competitive Balance Round A (the 38th overall) they acquired from the Cincinnati Reds.
The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The Yankees compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City; the other club is the National League (NL)'s New York Mets. In the 1901 season, the club began play in the AL as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the modern Baltimore Orioles). Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchased the franchise that had ceased operations and moved it to New York City, renaming the club the New York Highlanders. The Highlanders were officially renamed the Yankees in 1913.The team is owned by Yankee Global Enterprises, an LLC that is controlled by the family of the late George Steinbrenner, who purchased the team in 1973. Brian Cashman is the team's general manager, and Aaron Boone is the team's field manager. The team's home games were played at the original Yankee Stadium from 1923 to 1973 and from 1976 to 2008. In 1974 and 1975, the Yankees shared Shea Stadium with the Mets, in addition to the New York Jets, and New York Giants. In 2009, they moved into a new ballpark of the same name that was constructed next door to the previous facility, which was closed and demolished. The team is perennially among the leaders in MLB attendance.
The Yankees are arguably the most successful professional sports team in the United States; they have won 40 AL pennants, and 27 World Series championships, all of which are MLB records. The Yankees have won more titles than any other franchise in the four major North American sports leagues. Forty-four Yankees players and eleven Yankees managers have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Whitey Ford. In pursuit of winning championships, the franchise has used a large payroll to attract talent, particularly during the Steinbrenner era. According to Forbes, the Yankees are the second highest valued sports franchise in the United States and the second in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $4 billion. The Yankees have garnered enormous popularity and a dedicated fanbase, as well as widespread enmity from fans of other MLB teams. The team's rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is one of the most well-known rivalries in U.S. sports.
From 1903–2018, the Yankees' overall win-loss record is 10,275–7,781 (a .569 winning percentage).
|2019 game log: 82–42 (Home: 48–19; Away: 34–23)|
March: 1–2 (Home: 1–2; Away: 0–0)
April: 16–10 (Home: 7–5; Away: 9–5)
May: 20–7 (Home: 12–4; Away: 8–3)
June: 17–9 (Home: 11–3; Away: 6–6)
July: 14–11 (Home: 8–4; Away: 6–7)
August: 14–3 (Home: 9–1; Away: 5–2)
September: (Home: ; Away: )
|2019 New York Yankees draft picks|
2019 MLB season by team
|Division titles (17)|
|Wild Card titles (7)|
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