1949 New York Yankees

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1949 New York Yankees
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Major league affiliations
1949 Uniform
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1949 Information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Casey Stengel
Local television none
Local radio none
Baseball-Reference 1949 New York Yankees

1949 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 97-57-1 Finished 1st in American League (1949 AL)

Pennant Clinched: October 2, 1949, vs. Boston Red Sox

World Series Champs

Managed by Casey Stengel

Coaches: Frankie Crosetti, Bill Dickey and Jim Turner

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1949 New York Yankees played the 47th season in team history. They finished with a record of 97-57, winning their 16th pennant, finishing 1 game ahead of the Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in 5 games.

The 1949 Yankees team was seen as "underdogs" who came from behind to catch and surprise the powerful Red Sox team on the last two days of the season, a face-off that fueled the beginning of the modern Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. The post-season proved to be a bit easier, as the Yankees knocked off the Dodgers four games to one.

Awards and Honors[edit]

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1949 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Brooklyn Dodgers (1)

Game Score Date Attendance
1 New York 1, Brooklyn 0 October 5 66,224
2 Brooklyn 1, New York 0 October 6 70,053
3 New York 4, Brooklyn 3 October 7 32,788
4 New York 6, Brooklyn 4 October 8 33,934
5 New York 10, Brooklyn 6 October 9 33,711

Further Reading[edit]

  • John Drebinger: "Yanks Whip Red Sox in Season Finale To Win 16th American League Pennant", New York Times, October 3, 1949, Section SPORTS, Page 21
  • Sol Gittleman: Reynolds, Raschi and Lopat: New York's Big Three and the Great Yankee Dynasty of 1949-1953, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
  • David Halberstam: Summer of '49, Harper Perennials, New York, NY, 2006 (originally published in 1989). ISBN 0060884266
  • Roger Kahn: The Era, 1947-1957: When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2002 (originally published in 1993). ISBN 0803278055
  • Stew Thornley: "Regular Season Showdowns", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 47, Nr. 1 (spring 2018), pp. 85-90.

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