1989 New York Yankees season
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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||.549||--|
|Boston Red Sox||83||79||.512||6|
|New York Yankees||74||87||.460||14½|
- 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
|AAA||Columbus Clippers||International League||Bucky Dent and Rick Down|
|AA||Albany-Colonie Yankees||Eastern League||Buck Showalter|
|A||Prince William Cannons||Carolina League||Mark Weidemaier and Stump Merrill|
|A||Fort Lauderdale Yankees||Florida State League||Clete Boyer|
|Short-Season A||Oneonta Yankees||New York-Penn League||Brian Butterfield|
|Rookie||GCL Yankees||Gulf Coast League||Jack Gillis|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Albany-Colonie, Prince William, GCL Yankees
- 1989 New York Yankees
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