1925 New York Yankees
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Owner(s)Jacob Ruppert
General manager(s)Ed Barrow
Manager(s)Miller Huggins
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The 1925 New York Yankees season was the team's 23rd season in New York and its 25th overall. The team finished with a record of 69–85, in 7th place, 30 games behind the Washington Senators. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Yankee Stadium and a parking lot with cars during the 1925 season
Yankee Stadium and a parking lot with cars during the 1925 season

This season was marred by Babe Ruth's mysterious illness that kept him out a good portion of the season.[1] It was the club's lowest finish, in both percentage and place in the standings, since their 7th-place finish in 1913. It was also the first time they had finished below .500 since 1918. The Yankees would regroup and it would be 40 years before they would finish below .500 again.

Regular season

Babe Ruth sliding into third base at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 1925. Washington Senators third baseman Ossie Bluege looks on.
Babe Ruth sliding into third base at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., on June 23, 1925. Washington Senators third baseman Ossie Bluege looks on.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Senators 96 55 0.636 53–22 43–33
Philadelphia Athletics 88 64 0.579 51–26 37–38
St. Louis Browns 82 71 0.536 15 45–32 37–39
Detroit Tigers 81 73 0.526 16½ 43–34 38–39
Chicago White Sox 79 75 0.513 18½ 44–33 35–42
Cleveland Indians 70 84 0.455 27½ 37–39 33–45
New York Yankees 69 85 0.448 28½ 42–36 27–49
Boston Red Sox 47 105 0.309 49½ 28–47 19–58


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 9–13 7–15 5–17 9–13 5–17 5–16 7–14
Chicago 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 8–14 9–13 9–13
Cleveland 15–7 8–14 11–11–1 10–12 11–11 11–11 4–18
Detroit 17–5 9–13 11–11–1 14–8–1 8–14 12–10 10–12
New York 13–9 9–13 12–10 8–14–1 9–13 11–11–1 7–15
Philadelphia 17–5 14–8 11–11 14–8 13–9 12–10 7–13–1
St. Louis 16–5 13–9 11–11 10–12 11–11–1 10–12 11–11
Washington 14–7 13–9 18–4 12–10 15–7 13–7–1 11–11


Notable transactions

Roster

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Infielders

Outfielders

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Manager

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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 Benny Bengough 95 283 73 .258 0 23
1B Lou Gehrig 126 437 129 .295 20 68
2B Aaron Ward 125 439 108 .246 4 38
SS Pee-Wee Wanninger 117 403 95 .236 1 23
3B Joe Dugan 102 404 118 .292 0 33
OF Bob Meusel 156 624 181 .290 33 134
OF Babe Ruth 98 359 104 .290 25 66
OF Earle Combs 150 593 203 .342 3 62

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
Ben Paschal 89 247 89 .360 12 55
Wally Pipp 62 178 41 .230 3 24
Ernie Johnson 76 170 48 .282 5 17
Wally Schang 73 167 40 .240 2 24
Howie Shanks 66 155 40 .258 1 18
Bobby Veach 56 116 41 .353 0 16
Mark Koenig 28 110 23 .209 0 4
Steve O'Neill 35 91 26 .286 1 10
Everett Scott 22 60 13 .217 0 4
Whitey Witt 31 40 8 .200 0 0
Roy Luebbe 8 15 0 .000 0 3
Fred Merkle 7 13 5 .385 0 4
Fred Hofmann 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Leo Durocher 2 1 0 .000 0 0
Heinie Odom 1 1 1 1.000 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
Herb Pennock 47 277.0 16 17 2.96 88
Sam Jones 43 246.2 15 21 4.63 92
Urban Shocker 41 244.1 12 12 3.65 74
Waite Hoyt 46 243.0 11 14 4.00 86
Bob Shawkey 33 186.0 6 14 4.11 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
Hank Johnson 24 67.0 1 3 6.85 25
Alex Ferguson 21 54.1 4 2 7.79 20
Ben Shields 4 24.0 3 0 4.88 5
Garland Braxton 3 19.1 1 1 6.52 11

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
Walter Beall 8 0 1 0 12.71 8
Ray Francis 4 0 0 0 7.71 1
Charlie Caldwell 3 0 0 0 16.88 1
Jim Marquis 2 0 0 0 9.82 0

References