1913 New York Yankees

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The final standing7th in AL (Did not qualify for World Series)
Regular season record57-94 (.377)
Post-season record(Not played)
AL rank7th
World Series record and opponent(Not played)
ManagerFrank Chance
CaptainFrank Chance
Top batterHome runs: Ed Sweeney, Harry Wolter (2)
BA: Birdie Cree (.272), Roger Peckinpaugh (.268), Ed Sweeney (.265)
Runs: Roy Hartzell (60), Harry Wolter (53), Bert Daniels (52) 
RBI: Birdie Cree (63), Harry Wolter (43), Ed Sweeney (40)
Top pitcher/ (W-L, ERA)Ray Caldwell: 9-8, 2.41
Attendance record357,551 (6th of 8)

1913 New York Yankees season: A brief summary

The 1913 New York Yankees season marked a significant chapter in the history of the franchise, then a team still in the early stages of building its now-legendary baseball legacy. It was a year of firsts and transitions, as well as challenges on the field.

The most notable change for the club in 1913 was the adoption of the “Yankees” name, a moniker that would eventually become synonymous with success in baseball. This rebranding signified not just a new name but also a new era for the team, suggesting aspirations that would later be fulfilled in abundance.

On the field, however, the season was less than stellar. The Yankees finished with a disappointing 57–94 record, placing them seventh in the eight-team American League. This performance underscored the struggles of a team still finding its footing in the competitive landscape of Major League Baseball. Their record reflected issues in both offense and pitching, which would need to be addressed in the coming years.

1913 New York Yankees
Dead Ball Era

1913 also saw the Yankees relocating to the Polo Grounds, a move that put them in direct geographical competition with the New York Giants. This move was significant for several reasons. First, it placed the Yankees in a more central and accessible location for New York baseball fans. Second, sharing a field with the Giants, one of the more successful teams of that era might have offered both inspiration and a direct comparison for the Yankees, setting a benchmark for their future aspirations.

In summary, while the 1913 season was far from successful in terms of on-field performance, it was a pivotal year for the Yankees in terms of identity and positioning. The adoption of the “Yankees” name and the move to the Polo Grounds were crucial steps in the team’s journey to becoming a baseball powerhouse. Though their record that year was disappointing, it set the stage for the transformation that would eventually lead to the Yankees becoming one of the most successful and recognized teams in sports history.

Postseason result

(Did not qualify – Eliminated in Regular Season)

1913 New York Yankees roster

Luke Boone23RR5′ 9″160May 6, 18901st640.1
Babe Borton24LL6′ 0″178Aug 14, 188823333-0.6
Ray Caldwell25LR6′ 2″190Apr 26, 1888460194.6$2,400
Frank Chance36RR6′ 0″190Sep 9, 1876161280.1$25,000
Hal Chase30RL6′ 0″175Feb 13, 188393938-0.7$6,000
George Clark22RL6′ 0″190May 19, 18911st111-1.1
Doc Cook27LR6′ 0″170Jun 24, 18861st20200.3
Dan Costello21LR6′ 0″185Sep 9, 18911st20
Birdie Cree30RR5′ 6″150Oct 23, 188261451431.2
Bert Daniels30RR5′ 9″180Oct 31, 1882494830.8
Claud Derrick27RR6′ 0″175Jun 11, 1886423170.2
Ray Fisher25RR5′ 11″180Oct 4, 1887443313.7$3,000
Russ Ford30RR5′ 11″175Apr 25, 1883533283.7
Frank Gilhooley21LR5′ 8″155Jun 10, 1892324240.5
Dick Gossett22RR5′ 11″185Aug 21, 18901st3930-0.6
Jim Hanley27RL5′ 11″165Oct 13, 18851st100
Harry Hanson17RR5′ 11″Jan 17, 18961st100
Roy Hartzell31LR5′ 8″155Jul 6, 188181421361
Red Hoff22LL5′ 9″162May 8, 18913200.2
Bill Holden23RR6′ 0″170Sep 7, 18891st18150.6
Ray Keating19RR5′ 11″185Jul 21, 1893228210.6
Ed Klepfer25RR6′ 0″185Mar 17, 1888281-0.7
John Knight27RR6′ 2″180Oct 6, 1885870680.3$4,000
Jack Lelivelt27LL5′ 11″175Nov 14, 188551830
Fritz Maisel23RR5′ 7″170Dec 23, 18891st51511.5$2,100
George McConnell35RR6′ 3″190Sep 16, 1877339200.9
Marty McHale26RR5′ 11″174Oct 30, 18863760.4
Bill McKechnie26BR5′ 10″160Aug 7, 188654533-1.3
Ezra Midkiff30LR5′ 10″180Nov 13, 188238378-0.3
Roger Peckinpaugh22RR5′ 10″165Feb 5, 1891395931.6$2,400
Cy Pieh26RR6′ 2″190Sep 29, 18861st40-0.2
Bill Reynolds28RR6′ 0″185Aug 14, 18841st51-0.2
Al Schulz24RL6′ 0″182May 12, 1889238220.5
Joe Smith19RR5′ 7″170Dec 29, 18931st1410-0.4
Charles Sterrett23RR5′ 11″165Oct 1, 18892215-0.3
Bill Stumpf21RR6′ 0″175Mar 21, 18922126-0.2
Ed Sweeney24RR6′ 1″200Jul 19, 188861171071.3$5,300
Jack Warhop28RR5′ 9″168Jul 4, 18846157-0.7
George Whiteman30RR5′ 7″160Dec 23, 1882211100.5
Bob Williams29RR6′ 0″190Apr 27, 1884365-0.4
Harry Williams23RR6′ 1″200Jun 23, 18901st27260.4
Harry Wolter28LR5′ 10″175Jul 11, 188461271202
Ralph Young24BR5′ 5″165Sep 19, 18881st77-0.2$744
Rollie Zeider29RR5′ 10″162Nov 16, 188345047-0.2

1913 New York Yankees player additions, transactions, and trades

November 1912:

  • November 23 (approximate date): Hack Simmons player rights sold to Rochester (International).

December 1912:

  • December 11: Selected Frank Chance off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
  • December 20: Del Paddock player rights sold to Rochester (International).

April 1913:

  • George Davis player rights sold to Jersey City (International).
  • April 15: Selected Bill McKechnie off waivers from the Boston Braves.
  • April 25: Purchased Dick Gossett from the Chicago White Sox.

May 1913:

  • May 25: Traded Jack Lelivelt and Bill Stumpf to the Cleveland Naps. Received Roger Peckinpaugh.

June 1913:

  • June 1: Traded Hal Chase to the Chicago White Sox. Received Babe Borton and Rollie Zeider.
  • June 23: Signed Dan Costello as a free agent. Signed Jim Hanley as a free agent. Purchased Jay Rogers from Richmond (Virginia). Purchased Harry Williams from Galveston (Texas).
  • June 26: Claud Derrick player rights sold to Baltimore (International).
  • June 30: Purchased Luke Boone from Dallas (Texas).

July 1913:

  • July 7:  Purchased Joe Smith from Kingston (New York-New Jersey). Released Jim Hanley. Traded Babe Borton and cash to Jersey City (International). Received John Knight.
  • July 28 (approximate date): Purchased Doc Cook from Austin (Texas).

August 1913:

  • August 8: Traded Bert Daniels, Ezra Midkiff, and $12,000 to Baltimore (International). Received Fritz Maisel.
  • August 11: Purchased Guy Cooper from Petersburg (Virginia) for $1,500. Purchased Marty McHale from Jersey City (International) for $6,000. Purchased Cy Pieh from Dayton (Central) for $1,500.
  • August 25: Purchased Frank Gilhooley from the St. Louis Cardinals.

September 1913:

  • September 15: Drafted King Cole from Columbus (American Association) in the 1913 rule 5 draft.
  • September 23: George McConnell player rights sold to the Chicago Cubs.

1913 New York Yankees player debuts

  • Lute Boone – 09-09-1913 – 23 years old
  • George Clark – 05-16-1913 – 21 years old
  • Doc Cook – 08-07-1913 – 27 years old
  • Dan Costello – 07-02-1913 – 21 years old
  • Dick Gossett – 04-30-1913 – 22 years old
  • Jim Hanley – 07-03-1913 – 27 years old
  • Harry Hanson – 07-14-1913 – 17 years old
  • Bill Holden – 09-11-1913 – 24 years old
  • Fritz Maisel – 08-11-1913 – 23 years old
  • Cy Pieh – 09-06-1913 – 26 years old
  • Bill Reynolds – 09-15-1913 – 29 years old
  • Joe Smith – 07-07-1913 – 19 years old
  • Harry Williams – 08-07-1913 – 23 years old
  • Ralph Young – 04-10-1913 – 24 years old

1913 New York Yankees team stats (batting)

CEd Sweeney2411740735135931022401137410.265
1BJohn Knight27702832502459100024725270.236
2BRoy Hartzell31141579490601271810382667400.259
SSRoger Peckinpaugh229537434035911071321924470.268
3BEzra Midkiff3083305284225691014912330.197
OFBirdie Cree30145608534511452561632250510.272
OFBert Daniels309438932052691350222744360.216
OFHarry Wolter28127524425531081862431380500.254
3BFritz Maisel23512261873348430122534200.257
MIRollie Zeider295018915915372001232590.233
1BHal Chase303916214615312409511130.212
1BBabe Borton243313110881420011118190.13
2BBill McKechnie2645125112715000828170.134
CDick Gossett22391221059172009110220.162
1BHarry Williams232710482182131112615100.256
OFFrank Gilhooley212493851029210146490.341
OFDoc Cook27208772919210111040.264
SSClaud Derrick2723736571910172580.292
OFBill Holden2318655361631080850.302
OFGeorge Whiteman3011413281131022720.344
UTCharles Sterrett232138350600031150.171
CJoe Smith1914363215000211140.156
1BFrank Chance361233243500061810.208
UTBill Stumpf211232295610010330.207
OFJack Lelivelt271830282601041220.214
CBob Williams29620190300000130.158
SSRalph Young24718152100002330.067
SSLuke Boone23615123400010310.333
CBill Reynolds285550000000010
CHarry Hanson171220000000000
Dan Costello212221100000000.5
PRay Caldwell25591039710283201133150.289
PRay Fisher25438679522200311150.278
PRuss Ford30338474512110357290.162
PGeorge McConnell35397067412200200110.179
PAl Schulz24386963411210203190.175
PRay Keating1928484343100101170.07
PJack Warhop281524232320040160.13
PMarty McHale26717151000010140
PEd Klepfer258860100010140.167
PCy Pieh264440110040010.25
PGeorge Clark2211440210000000.5
PJim Hanley271110000000000
PRed Hoff222110000000000
Team Totals27.21535637488052911571554584302035346170.237
Rank in 8 AL teams7678885176
Non-Pitcher Totals27.31535118440349410621404183981945164960.241
Pitcher Totals26.715351947735951540329181210.199

1913 New York Yankees team stats (pitching)

SPRay Fisher2512160.4293.18433181411246.124411387
SPRuss Ford3013180.4192.6633285151123724410170
SPAl Schulz247140.3333.7338221090019319711080
SPGeorge McConnell354150.2113.23520138031801629064
SPRay Caldwell25980.5292.41271691521164.11315944
SPRay Keating196120.3333.2128214920151.11477754
RPJack Warhop28350.3753.75157510062.1694226
RPEd Klepfer250107.6681700024.2382221
RPGeorge Clark220109111800019222319
Marty McHale26240.3332.9676141048.2492116
Cy Pieh261014.3540400010.11085
Jim Hanley27006.751010004533
Red Hoff220002010003000
Team Totals26.557940.3773.2715315376757613441318669489
Rank in 8 AL teams7277758577

1913 New York Yankees record vs. opponents/ Team splits

Opponent (Games)WonLostWP
Boston Red Sox (21)6140.300
Chicago White Sox (21)10110.476
Cleveland Naps (23)8140.364
Detroit Tigers (22)11110.500
Philadelphia Athletics (22)5170.227
St. Louis Browns (22)11110.500
Washington Senators (22)6160.273

1913 New York Yankees monthly Record

Month (Games)WonLostWP
April (13)2110.154
May (26)7170.292
June (28)10180.357
July (28)12160.429
August (26)11150.423
September (29)13160.448
October (3)210.667

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