1989 New York Yankees season
|1989 New York Yankees|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bob Quinn|
|Manager(s)||Dallas Green, Bucky Dent|
(Phil Rizzuto, George Grande, Tom Seaver)
(Bobby Murcer, Tommy Hutton, Lou Piniella, Greg Gumbel)
(John Sterling, Jay Johnstone)
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The New York Yankees' 1989 season was the 87th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 74-87, finishing in fifth place, 14.5 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Dallas Green and Bucky Dent. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.
- October 24, 1988: Jack Clark and Pat Clements were traded by the Yankees to the San Diego Padres for Stan Jefferson, Jimmy Jones and Lance McCullers.
- November 17, 1988: Don Schulze was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- November 23, 1988: Steve Sax was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- November 26, 1988: Steve Kiefer was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- December 8, 1988: Andy Hawkins was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- December 18, 1988: Wayne Tolleson was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- December 20, 1988: Jamie Quirk was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- December 22, 1988: Dickie Noles was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- January 10, 1989: Rick Rhoden was traded by the Yankees to the Houston Astros for John Fishel, Mike Hook (minors), and Pedro DeLeon (minors).
- February 13, 1989: Tommy John was signed as a free agent by the Yankees.
- March 19, 1989: Joel Skinner was traded by the Yankees to the Cleveland Indians for Mel Hall.
- March 23, 1989: Charles Hudson was traded by the Yankees to the Detroit Tigers for Tom Brookens.
- March 29, 1989: Dana Ridenour (minors) was traded by the Yankees to the Seattle Mariners for Steve Balboni.
- Alvaro Espinoza was second in the majors with 23 sacrifices.
- In 1989, Yankees pitcher Tommy John matched Deacon McGuire's record (since broken) for most seasons played in a Major League Baseball career with 26 seasons played.
- Sammy Sosa made his major league debut on June 16, 1989 in a game against the New York Yankees. In four at-bats, Sosa appeared in 4 at-bats and had 2 hits.
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||0.549||—||46–35||43–38|
|Boston Red Sox||83||79||0.512||6||46–35||37–44|
|New York Yankees||74||87||0.460||14½||41–40||33–47|
Record vs. opponents
1989 American League Records
- May 16, 1989: Jamie Quirk was released by the Yankees.
- May 30, 1989: Tommy John was released by the Yankees.
- June 5, 1989: J. T. Snow was drafted by the Yankees in the 5th round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft. Player signed June 11, 1989.
- June 21, 1989: Rickey Henderson was traded by the Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Greg Cadaret, Eric Plunk, and Luis Polonia.
- June 22, 1989: Richard Dotson was released by the Yankees.
- July 20, 1989: Stan Jefferson was traded by the Yankees to the Baltimore Orioles for John Habyan.
- July 22, 1989: Mike Pagliarulo and Don Schulze were traded by the Yankees to the San Diego Padres for Walt Terrell and a player to be named later. The Padres completed the deal by sending Freddie Toliver to the Yankees on September 27.
- August 10, 1989: Rich Gossage was selected off waivers by the Yankees from the San Francisco Giants.
- August 29, 1989: John Candelaria was traded by the Yankees to the Montreal Expos for Mike Blowers.
- August 30, 1989: Ken Phelps was traded by the Yankees to the Oakland Athletics for Scott Holcomb (minors).
|1989 New York Yankees|
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
- Stan Jefferson page at Baseball Reference
- Don Schulze page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Sax page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Kiefer page at Baseball Reference
- Andy Hawkins page at Baseball Reference
- Wayne Tolleson page at Baseball Reference
- Jamie Quirk page at Baseball Reference
- Dickie Noles page at Baseball Reference
- Rick Rhoden page at Baseball Reference
- Tommy John page at Baseball Reference
- Joel Skinner page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Brookens page at Baseball Reference
- Steve Balboni page at Baseball Reference
- Numbelivable!, p.157, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
- J. T. Snow page at Baseball Reference
- Rickey Henderson page at Baseball Reference
- Richard Dotson page at Baseball Reference
- Rich Gossage page at Baseball Reference
- John Candelaria page at Baseball Reference
- Ken Phellps page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007