The 1923 New York Yankees: A History of Their First World Championship Season

The 1923 New York Yankees: A History of Their First World Championship Season

by Ronald A. Mayer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786444045
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ronald A. Mayer is the author of several books on baseball history. He is retired and lives in East Hanover, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1



1. Ruppert and Huston Buy the Yankees 5

2. Opening Day 19

3. Ruppert Buys Out Huston 47

4. Out in Front by Nine 70

5. Yankee Pitching Dominates 95

6. Ruth Wields a Hot Bat 122

7. Third Straight Pennant 148

8. First World Series Championship 172



Appendix A: American League Final Standings 195

Appendix B: New York Yankees Game-by-Game Won/Lost Record 196

Appendix C: New York Yankees Final Individual Statistics/Roster 201

Appendix D: Babe Ruth’s 1923 Home Runs vs. Opposition 203

Appendix E: Wally Pipp’s 21-Game Hitting Streak 205

Appendix F: Lou Gehrig’s First Season 206

Appendix G: New York Yankees World Series Record, 1921–2009 207

Chapter Notes 209

Bibliography 213

Index 217

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