1911 New York Highlanders
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Owner(s)William Devery and Frank Farrell
Manager(s)Hal Chase
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The 1911 New York Highlanders season saw the team finishing with a total of 76 wins and 76 losses, coming in 6th in the American League.

New York was managed by Hal Chase. Home games were played at Hilltop Park. The alternate and equally unofficial nickname, "Yankees", was being used more and more frequently by the press.

Regular season

Relations between the New York Highlanders and the enemy New York Giants seemed to be at a boiling point until a fateful April day when a fire destroyed the main portion of the grandstand at the Polo Grounds, the Giants' home field just a few blocks away (and downhill) from the Hilltop. The Highlanders invited the Giants to play at Hilltop Park for the remainder of the 1911 season. Although the Giants were able to return to their partially rebuilt home two months later, this good deed would be remembered and returned to the Highlanders two years later.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 0.669 54–20 47–30
Detroit Tigers 89 65 0.578 13½ 51–25 38–40
Cleveland Naps 80 73 0.523 22 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 78 75 0.510 24 39–37 39–38
Chicago White Sox 77 74 0.510 24 40–37 37–37
New York Highlanders 76 76 0.500 25½ 36–40 40–36
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 38½ 39–38 25–52
St. Louis Browns 45 107 0.296 56½ 25–53 20–54

Record vs. opponents


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Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 11–11 10–12 12–10 9–13 12–9 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–15–2 8–14 13–9 9–11–1 17–5 13–9
Cleveland 11–11 15–6–2 6–16 14–8–1 5–17 15–7 14–8
Detroit 12–10 14–8 16–6 7–15 12–10 14–8 14–8
New York 10–12 9–13 8–14–1 15–7 6–15 16–5 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 11–9–1 17–5 10–12 15–6 20–2 15–7
St. Louis 9–12 5–17 7–15 8–14 5–16 2–20 9–13
Washington 9–13 9–13 8–14 8–14 10–12 7–15 13–9

Roster

1911 New York Highlanders
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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 Ed Sweeney 83 229 53 .231 0 18
1B Hal Chase 133 527 166 .315 3 62
2B Earle Gardner 102 357 94 .263 0 39
SS John Knight 132 470 126 .268 3 62
3B Roy Hartzell 144 527 156 .296 3 91
OF Birdie Cree 137 520 181 .348 4 88
OF Bert Daniels 131 462 132 .286 2 31
OF Harry Wolter 122 434 132 .304 4 36

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
Walter Blair 85 222 43 .194 0 26
Otis Johnson 71 209 49 .234 3 36
Charlie Hemphill 69 201 57 .284 1 15
Cozy Dolan 19 69 21 .304 0 6
Bob Williams 20 47 9 .191 0 8
Roxey Roach 13 40 10 .250 0 2
Mike Fitzgerald 16 37 10 .270 0 6
Stubby Magner 13 33 7 .212 0 4
Guy Zinn 9 27 4 .148 0 1
Johnny Priest 8 21 3 .143 0 2
Mike Handiboe 5 15 1 .067 0 0
Gene Elliott 5 13 1 .077 0 1
Ed Wilkinson 10 13 3 .231 0 1
Jim Curry 4 11 2 .182 0 0
Joe Walsh 4 9 2 .222 0 0
Bill Bailey 5 9 1 .111 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
Russ Ford 37 281.1 22 11 2.27 158
Ray Caldwell 41 255.0 14 14 3.35 145
Jack Warhop 31 209.2 12 13 4.16 71
Ray Fisher 29 171.2 10 11 3.25 99
Hippo Vaughn 26 145.2 8 10 4.39 74

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
Jack Quinn 40 174.2 8 10 3.76 71
King Brockett 16 75.1 2 4 4.66 25
Red Hoff 5 20.2 0 1 2.18 10
Andy Coakley 2 11.2 0 1 5.40 4
Harry Ables 3 11.0 0 1 9.82 6

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
Ed Klepfer 2 0 0 0 6.75 4