2012 New York Yankees

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2012 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

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Record: 95-67, Finished 1st in AL Eastern Division (2012 AL)

Clinched Division: October 3, 2012, vs. Boston Red Sox

Managed by Joe Girardi

Coaches: Mike Harkey, Mick Kelleher, Kevin Long, Tony Pena, Larry Rothschild and Rob Thomson

Ballpark: New Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

After trading for Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in July, the 2012 New York Yankees employed a lineup with Suzuki, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, all of whom had 2,500 or more hits in the majors. No big league club had posted such a lineup since the 1927 Philadelphia Athletics. Despite the big names, the Yankees never had a lead in the 2012 ALCS, only the second team to do so in a League Championship Series (the 1984 Kansas City Royals were the other).

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • David Waldstein: "Yankees Finish With a Flourish, Capturing East", New York Times, October 3, 2012