1991 New York Yankees season
The New York Yankees' 1991 season was the 89th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 71-91 finishing 20 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Stump Merrill. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.
|1991 New York Yankees|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||George Steinbrenner and Robert Nederlander (managing general partner)|
|General manager(s)||Gene Michael|
(Phil Rizzuto, Tom Seaver, Bobby Murcer)
(Tony Kubek, Dewayne Staats, Al Trautwig)
|Local radio||WABC (AM)|
(John Sterling, Joe Angel)
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- October 5, 1990: Wayne Tolleson was released by the New York Yankees.
- November 19, 1990: Tim Leary was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
- December 3, 1990: Frank Seminara was drafted by the San Diego Padres from the New York Yankees in the 1990 rule 5 draft.
- December 31, 1990: Scott Sanderson was purchased by the New York Yankees from the Oakland Athletics.
- January 13, 1991: Rick Cerone was released by the New York Yankees.
- March 19, 1991: Torey Lovullo was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the New York Yankees for Mark Leiter.
- Steve Sax led the Yankees with a .304 batting average, 198 hits, 85 runs, and 38 doubles.
- April 11, 1991 – Roberto Kelly had 5 RBI in a game versus the Detroit Tigers.
- June 23, 1991 – Roberto Kelly had 5 hits in a game versus the eventual World Champion Minnesota Twins.
|Toronto Blue Jays||91||71||0.562||—||46–35||45–36|
|Boston Red Sox||84||78||0.519||7||43–38||41–40|
|New York Yankees||71||91||0.438||20||39–42||32–49|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
1991 American League Records
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- April 1, 1991: Steve Balboni was released by the New York Yankees.
- April 5, 1991: Scott Lusader was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Detroit Tigers.
- May 9, 1991: Andy Hawkins was released by the New York Yankees.
- May 17, 1991: Mike Blowers was traded by the New York Yankees to the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later and cash. The Seattle Mariners sent Jim Blueberg (minors) (June 22, 1991) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.
- May 25, 1991: Andy Pettite was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent.
- With the first overall pick in the MLB draft, the New York Yankees selected Brien Taylor. He was a Left Handed Pitcher from Beaufort, North Carolina who competed at East Carteret High School.
- Notable Draft Picks
|5||126||Lyle Mouton||OF||Louisiana State University|
|9||230||Keith Garagozzo||LHP||University of Delaware|
|1991 New York Yankees|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus, Albany-Colonie
- Tim Leary Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Scott Sanderson Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Rick Cerone Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Steve Balboni Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Andy Hawkins Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Mike Blowers Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Andy Pettitte Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Baseball Draft: 1991 Yankees Picks in the June Draft - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007