1911 New York Highlanders

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1911 New York Highlanders
Major league affiliations
1911 Uniform
1911 Information
Owner(s) William Devery and Frank Farrell
Manager(s) Hal Chase
Local television none
Local radio none
Baseball-Reference 1911 New York Highlanders

Record: 76-76+0 Finished 6th in American League (1911 AL)

Managed by Hal Chase

Coach: Duke Farrell

Ballpark: Hilltop Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1911 New York Highlanders finished 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.

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.

Final Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 .669 --
Detroit Tigers 89 65 .578 13½
Cleveland Naps 80 73 .523 22
Boston Red Sox 78 75 .510 24
Chicago White Sox 77 74 .510 24
New York Highlanders 76 76 .500 25½
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 38½
St. Louis Browns 45 107 .296 56½

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