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1951 New York Yankees season

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Local television  WABD/WPIX
Manager  Casey Stengel
Owners  Dan Topping, Del Webb
Start date  1951
General manager  George Weiss
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Local radio  WINS (AM) (Mel Allen, Bill Crowley, Dizzy Dean, Art Gleeson)
Similar  1949 New York Yankees, 1953 New York Yankees, 1932 New York Yankees, 1922 New York Yankees, 1923 New York Yankees

The 1951 New York Yankees season was the 49th season for the team in New York, and its 51st season overall. The team finished with a record of 98–56, winning their 18th pennant, finishing five games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the New York Giants in 6 games.

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This year was noted for a "changing of the guard" for the Yankees, as it was Joe DiMaggio's final season and Mickey Mantle's first. The 1951 season also marked the first year of Bob Sheppard's long tenure as Yankee Stadium's public address announcer.

Offseason

  • Prior to 1951 season (exact date unknown)
  • Jerry Lumpe was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.
  • Don Taussig was acquired from the Yankees by the New York Giants.
  • Regular season

  • April 17, 1951: Mickey Mantle makes his big league debut for the New York Yankees. The Yankees opponent is the Boston Red Sox.
  • May 1, 1951: Mickey Mantle hits his first major league home run. The game was played against the Chicago White Sox and the pitcher who gave up the home run was Randy Gumpert. The home run was in the sixth inning and was measured at 450 feet.
  • September 18, 1951: Allie Reynolds threw a no-hitter to clinch the American League pennant. It was the first time that a pitcher threw a no-hitter to clinch a pennant.
  • Notable transactions

  • May 14, 1951: Billy Johnson was traded by the Yankees to the St. Louis Cardinals for Don Bollweg and $15,000.
  • 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

    1951 World Series

    AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

    Awards and honors

  • Yogi Berra, American League MVP
  • Phil Rizzuto, Babe Ruth Award
  • All-Star Game

    Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Quincy, Norfolk, LaGrange, McAlester

    Newark club folded, July 17, 1951

    References

    1951 New York Yankees season Wikipedia


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