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1991 New York Yankees season

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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 of the Toronto Blue Jays. New York was managed by Stump Merrill. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.


  • October 5, 1990: Wayne Tolleson was released by the New York Yankees.[1]
  • November 19, 1990: Tim Leary was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.[2]
  • December 3, 1990: Frank Seminara was drafted by the San Diego Padres from the New York Yankees in the 1990 rule 5 draft.[3]
  • December 31, 1990: Scott Sanderson was purchased by the New York Yankees from the Oakland Athletics.[4]
  • January 13, 1991: Rick Cerone was released by the New York Yankees.[5]
  • March 19, 1991: Torey Lovullo was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the New York Yankees for Mark Leiter.[6]

Regular season

  • 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.

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 .562 --
Boston Red Sox 84 78 .519 7
Detroit Tigers 84 78 .519 7
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 .512 8
New York Yankees 71 91 .438 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 34
Cleveland Indians 57 105 .352 34

Notable transactions

  • April 1, 1991: Steve Balboni was released by the New York Yankees.[7]
  • April 5, 1991: Scott Lusader was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Detroit Tigers.[8]
  • May 9, 1991: Andy Hawkins was released by the New York Yankees.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • May 25, 1991: Andy Pettite was Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent.[11]

Draft Picks

  • 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.[12]
    • Notable Draft Picks
Round Pick Player Position Amateur Club
5 126 Lyle Mouton OF Louisiana State University
9 230 Keith Garagozzo LHP University of Delaware


1991 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers



Other Positions



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos. Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Matt Nokes 135 456 122 .268 24 77
1B Don Mattingly 152 587 169 .288 9 68
2B Steve Sax 158 652 198 .304 10 56
3B Pat Kelly 96 298 72 .242 3 23
SS Álvaro Espinoza 148 480 123 .256 5 33
LF Mel Hall 141 492 140 .285 19 80
CF Bernie Williams 85 320 76 .238 3 34
RF Jesse Barfield 84 284 64 .225 17 48
DH Kevin Maas 148 500 110 .220 23 63

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Clippers International League Rick Down
AA Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League Dan Radison
A Prince William Cannons Carolina League Mike Hart
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Glenn Sherlock
A Greensboro Hornets South Atlantic League Trey Hillman
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League Jack Gillis
Rookie GCL Yankees Gulf Coast League Ken Dominguez
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus, Albany-Colonie[13]


External links

  • 1991 New York Yankees
  • 1991 New York Yankees team page at
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