1971 New York Yankees Season
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1971 New York Yankees Season

1971 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)CBS
General manager(s)Lee MacPhail
Manager(s)Ralph Houk
Local televisionWPIX (Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bill White, Whitey Ford)
Local radioWMCA
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White)
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The 1971 New York Yankees season was the 69th season for the franchise in New York, and its 71st season overall. The team finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 82-80, 21 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 101 57 0.639 -- 53-24 48-33
Detroit Tigers 91 71 0.562 12 54-27 37-44
Boston Red Sox 85 77 0.525 18 47-33 38-44
New York Yankees 82 80 0.506 21 44-37 38-43
Washington Senators 63 96 0.396 38½ 35-46 28-50
Cleveland Indians 60 102 0.370 43 29-52 31-50

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore -- 9-9 7-5 8-4 13-5 8-10 6-5 9-3 10-2 11-7 7-4 13-3
Boston 9-9 -- 6-6 10-2 11-7 12-6 1-11 6-6 8-4 7-11 3-9 12-6
California 5-7 6-6 -- 8-10 8-4 6-6 8-10 6-12 12-6 6-6 7-11 4-8
Chicago 4-8 2-10 10-8 -- 3-9 7-5 9-9 11-7 7-11 5-7 11-7 10-2
Cleveland 5-13 7-11 4-8 9-3 -- 6-12 2-10 4-8 4-8 8-10 4-8 7-11
Detroit 10-8 6-12 6-6 5-7 12-6 -- 8-4 10-2 6-6 10-8 4-8 14-4
Kansas City 5-6 11-1 10-8 9-9 10-2 4-8 -- 8-10 9-9 5-7 5-13 9-3
Milwaukee 3-9 6-6 12-6 7-11 8-4 2-10 10-8 -- 10-7 2-10 3-15 6-6
Minnesota 2-10 4-8 6-12 11-7 8-4 6-6 9-9 7-10 -- 8-4 8-10 5-6
New York 7-11 11-7 6-6 7-5 10-8 8-10 7-5 10-2 4-8 -- 5-7 7-11
Oakland 4-7 9-3 11-7 7-11 8-4 8-4 13-5 15-3 10-8 7-5 -- 9-3
Washington 3-13 6-12 8-4 2-10 11-7 4-14 3-9 6-6 6-5 11-7 3-9 --


Notable transactions

Roster

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 Thurman Munson 125 451 113 .251 10 42
1B Danny Cater 121 428 118 .276 4 50
2B Horace Clarke 159 625 156 .250 2 41
3B Jerry Kenney 120 325 85 .262 0 20
SS Gene Michael 139 456 102 .224 3 35
LF Roy White 147 524 153 .292 19 84
CF Bobby Murcer 146 529 175 .331 25 94
RF Felipe Alou 131 461 133 .289 8 69

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
John Ellis 83 238 58 .244 3 34
Jake Gibbs 70 206 45 .218 5 21
Ron Blomberg 64 199 64 .322 7 31
Ron Hansen 61 145 30 .207 2 20
Ron Swoboda 54 138 36 .261 2 20
Jim Lyttle 49 86 17 .198 1 7
Frank Baker 43 79 11 .139 0 2
Curt Blefary 21 36 7 .194 1 2
Ron Woods 25 32 8 .250 1 2
Rusty Torres 9 26 10 .385 2 3
Danny Walton 5 14 2 .143 1 2
Frank Tepedino 6 6 0 .000 0 0
Len Boehmer 3 5 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
Stan Bahnsen 36 242 14 12 3.35 110
Fritz Peterson 37 274 15 13 3.05 139
Mel Stottlemyre 35 269.2 16 12 2.87 132
Steve Kline 31 222.1 12 13 2.96 81

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
Mike Kekich 37 170.1 10 9 4.07 93
Jim Hardin 12 28.1 0 2 5.08 14

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
Lindy McDaniel 44 5 10 4 5.04 39
Jack Aker 41 4 4 4 2.59 24
Gary Waslewski 24 0 1 1 3.28 17
Roger Hambright 18 3 1 2 4.39 14
Al Closter 14 2 2 0 5.08 22
Gary Jones 12 0 0 0 9.00 10
Terry Ley 6 0 0 0 10.80 3
Bill Burbach 2 0 1 0 10.80 3
Rob Gardner 2 0 0 0 3.00 2

Awards and honors

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Oneonta[11]

Notes

  1. ^ Pete Ward page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Felipe Alou page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bill Burbach page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Frank Tepedino page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Larry Murray page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Pazik page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ron Swoboda page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ a b Bobby Cox page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Yankee for Life, Bobby Murcer and Glen Waggoner, p. 64, Harper Collins, 2008, New York, ISBN 978-0-06-147342-5
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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