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Thursday, June 18, 2015

1935 second place Yanks outspent first place Tigers maybe 2 to 1.

In 1935 the second place Yanks outspent the first place Tigers almost 3 to 1 for known salary.  Salaries are known for all but three Yankees: pitchers Johnny Allen (13-6, 167 innings), Jumbo Brown (6-5, 87 innings) and little used shortstop Blondy Ryan.  Salaries are missing for 13 Tigers, including 1935 All Star pitchers Tommy Bridges (21-10, 274 innings) and Schoolboy Rowe (19-13, 275 innings).  Bridges was paid $16,500 in both 1936 and 1937.  No salary figures on Rowe for any season.  1935 American League (AL) teams sorted by known salary.

Tm Attendance Attend/G BatAge PAge BPF PPF #HOF #A-S #a-tA-S Est. Payroll ▾ Managers
NYY 657,508 8,885 28.4 27.0 95 91 6 3 13 $303,800 McCarthy
BOS 558,568 7,070 28.6 29.3 106 106 3 3 5 $157,200 Cronin
CHW 470,281 6,108 30.3 29.5 102 103 4 1 10 $143,050 Dykes
DET 1,034,929 13,100 28.9 28.4 96 93 4 4 9 $109,900 Cochrane
SLB 80,922 1,065 28.1 28.2 103 107 1 2 5 $108,600 Hornsby
WSH 255,011 3,312 28.5 29.0 97 97 1 2 7 $101,600 Harris
CLE 397,615 5,164 26.4 27.9 102 101 1 3 6 $101,350 Johnson and O'Neill
PHA 233,173 3,239 27.1 25.7 99 102 1 3 7 $95,850 Mack
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/18/2015.

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Tigers won 154 game pennant in 1935 by two but Tigers played 151, Yanks 149. Wednesday, June 17, 2015

if the Yankees had any brains instead of waiting to get him in 1936 they would have paid off the San Francisco Seals and acquired Joe DiMaggio by mid May 1935 once he had demonstrated that he was healthy and the Yanks could have won the 1935 pennant outright.  There will be a major post on this very soon.
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Photo of Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio played in the Pacific Coast League in 1935
In 2010 Tampa finished first in the AL East, Yanks second.

Tm Attendance Attend/G BatAge PAge BPF PPF #HOF #A-S #a-tA-S Est. Payroll ▾ Time Managers
NYY 3,765,807 46,491 30.2 30.3 106 104 0 8 18 $210,733,389 3:09 Girardi
BOS 3,046,445 37,610 30.8 29.6 106 105 0 6 19 $164,507,333 3:10 Francona
DET 2,461,237 30,386 28.8 26.5 102 101 0 3 11 $124,039,928 2:54 Leyland
CHW 2,194,378 27,091 30.6 29.0 103 103 0 2 16 $107,195,000 2:47 Guillen
LAA 3,250,814 40,134 29.6 28.3 96 96 0 2 15 $104,963,866 2:54 Scioscia
MIN 3,223,640 39,798 28.5 28.6 98 98 0 2 13 $97,559,166 2:51 Gardenhire
SEA 2,085,630 25,749 29.4 27.1 93 95 0 2 11 $86,510,000 2:43 Wakamatsu and Brown
BAL 1,733,019 21,395 28.7 28.4 99 100 0 1 11 $81,612,500 2:53 Trembley, Samuel and Showalter
KCR 1,615,327 19,942 28.8 27.5 99 101 0 1 8 $73,105,210 2:51 Hillman and Yost
TBR 1,864,999 23,025 27.7 28.0 95 94 0 4 13 $71,923,471 3:02 Maddon
TOR 1,495,482 19,173 29.3 28.0 102 101 0 3 8 $62,734,000 2:48 Gaston
CLE 1,391,644 17,181 27.2 26.6 94 95 0 1 10 $61,203,966 2:54 Acta
OAK 1,418,391 17,511 27.7 26.0 99 99 0 2 8 $57,904,900 2:44 Geren
TEX 2,505,171 30,928 28.3 27.6 109 108 0 5 13 $56,474,374 2:57 Washington
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/18/2015.

Yanks outspent Tampa 3 to 1 in 2010.  The Yankees were paying big bucks to:

NameAgeBTHtWtDoBYrsGGSBattingDefensePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHPHPRWARSalary ▾
Alex Rodriguez34RR6' 3"225Jul 27, 19751713713413712400001240000012304.1$33,000,000All-Star
CC Sabathia29LL6' 7"285Jul 21, 1980103434234340000000000004.7$24,285,714All-Star
Derek Jeter36RR6' 3"195Jun 26, 1974161571551571510000015100005201.7$22,600,000All-Star
Mark Teixeira30BR6' 3"225Apr 11, 198081581571581490014900000009104.1$20,625,000
A.J. Burnett33RR6' 4"230Jan 3, 197712333323333000000000000-0.8$16,500,000
Mariano Rivera40RR6' 2"195Nov 29, 196916610461610000000000002.4$15,000,000All-Star
Jorge Posada38BR6' 2"215Aug 17, 1971161201061208308310000000301401.3$13,100,000
Andy Pettitte38LL6' 5"235Jun 15, 1972162121221210000000000002.6$11,750,000All-Star
Javier Vazquez33RR6' 2"210Jul 25, 197613312643131000000000000-0.5$11,500,000
Robinson Cano27LR6' 0"210Oct 22, 198261601591601580001580000002108.1$9,000,000All-Star
Nick Swisher29BL6' 0"195Nov 25, 198071501431501350060000113413511703.7$6,850,000All-Star
Salaries are way to the right but A-Rod led with $33 million with Sabathia, Jeter, and Teixeira all over $20 million.

Who were the Yankees paying in 1935?  Babe Ruth was gone, Joe DiMaggio had not yet arrived and Lou Gehrig was underpaid.  Here are the 1935 Yankees getting at least $10,000:

Lou Gehrig HOF32LL6' 0"200Jun 19, 190313149149149149001490000000008.6$23,000All-Star
Lefty Gomez HOF26LL6' 2"173Nov 26, 190863430343434000000000003.2$20,000All-Star
Bill Dickey HOF28LR6' 1"185Jun 6, 19078120114120118011800000000402.7$14,500
Ben Chapman26RR6' 0"190Dec 25, 1908614013814013800000001380138203.3$12,000All-Star
Tony Lazzeri HOF31RR5' 11"170Dec 6, 190310130124130125000118090000602.7$12,000
Red Ruffing HOF30RR6' 1"205May 3, 19051250295030300000000002005.1$12,000
Earle Combs HOF36LR6' 0"185May 14, 1899128968897000000058130701730.8$10,000
Frankie Crosetti24RR5' 10"165Oct 4, 191048787878700000870000002.6$10,000
Gehrig led with $23,000, Gomez $20,000; they got the same money in 1936.  Both had achieved their respective triple crowns in 1934.  Gomez got a raise from $12,000 and Gehrig was reduced from $25,000.  Ruth was paid $80,000 in 1934.  DiMaggio received $8,500 in 1936.

In 1935 Yankees Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy had six Hall of Fame players even without Ruth or DiMaggio.  In his first Yankee season of 1931 McCarthy did even worse: NINE Hall of Fame players, the most on any team ever, and the Yanks finished 13 games back.  McCarthy could have been fired after one year.

Hall of Fame Teammates Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Yankees are the only team with nine: 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933.  Ironically, only the 1932 team finished first, also winning the World Series.

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So who were the Tigers paying at least $10,000 in 1935?

NameAgeBTHtWtDoBYrsGGSBattingDefensePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFPHPRWARSalary ▾
Mickey Cochrane HOF32LR5' 10"180Apr 6, 190311115108115110011000000000505.0$20,000All-Star
Charlie Gehringer HOF32LR5' 11"180May 11, 190312150148150149000149000000207.8$12,500All-Star
General Crowder36LR5' 10"170Jan 11, 1899103332333333000000000001.7$10,500
Goose Goslin HOF34LR5' 11"185Oct 16, 190015147143147144000000125021144302.5$10,000
Hank Greenberg HOF24RR6' 3"210Jan 1, 19114152152152152001520000000007.7$10,000
Billy Rogell30BR5' 10"163Nov 24, 19049150150150150000001500000005.1$10,000
Six to the Yankees eight.  Mickey Cochrane was player (catcher) manager of the Tigers in 1934 when the Tigers won the pennant and 1935 when they won the World Series, then parts of 1936 and 1937, then the first 98 games of 1938 just as manager.  In 1934 Cochrane was AL MVP.  Part of his salary would have been for managing.  Check the 1934 MVP voting and remember both Gomez and Gehrig had triple crowns:

RankNameTmVote Pts1st PlaceShareWARGABRHHRRBISBBBBAOBPSLGOPSWLERAWHIPGGSSVIPHHRBBSO
1Mickey CochraneDET67.084%4.012943774140275878.320.428.412.840
2Charlie GehringerDET65.081%8.4154601135214111271199.356.450.517.967
3Lefty GomezNYY60.075%7.738998130406.131.189.141.3302652.331.13338332281.22231296158
4Schoolboy RoweDET59.074%7.151109143322206.303.339.450.7892483.451.27845301266.02591281149
5Lou GehrigNYY54.068%10.4154579128210491669109.363.465.7061.172
6Hank GreenbergDET29.036%6.215359311820126139963.339.404.6001.005
Cochrane is also known for a future Hall of Fame Yankee being named after him October 20, 1931: Mickey Mantle.

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