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1917 New York Yankees season

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Start date  1917
Manager  Bill Donovan
1917 New York Yankees season
Owners  Jacob Ruppert, Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston
Similar  1922 New York Yankees, 1926 New York Yankees, 1929 New York Yankees

The 1917 New York Yankees season was the 15th season for the Yankees in New York, and the 17th season overall for the franchise. The team finished with a record of 71–82, finishing 28½ games behind the American League champion Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Bill Donovan. Their home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

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Opening game

The opening game was against the Boston Red Sox on April 11, 1917, at the Polo Grounds in New York. 16,000 fans were in attendance. The Yankees lost 10-3. Major General Leonard Wood attended the game and threw out the first ball. Wood had drill sergeant Gibson, the recruiting officer from Macon, Georgia, where the team had their spring training, march the Yankees across the field in formation carrying rifles.

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

References

1917 New York Yankees season Wikipedia


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