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1987 New York Yankees (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 89-73 .549
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 788-758 + 30
Roster Continuity 71.83% 16/26
Manager(s): Lou Piniella
General Manager: Woody Woodward (1987-10-19), Lou Piniella
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,427,672 6/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Bill DaCosta (#81) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Stan Williams
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Torborg
First Base Coach: Stump Merrill
Hitting Coach: Jay Ward
Pitching Coach: Mark Connor
Third Base Coach: Mike Ferraro

#1 Draft Picks

Bill Gullickson (#2), Dave Winfield (#4), Rick Cerone (#7), Steve Trout (#8), Bob Meacham (#8), Dennis Rasmussen (#17), Rick Rhoden (#20)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
9171.5627.0
8973.5499.0
7884.48120.0
6795.41431.0
61101.37737.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1987 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11987-04-06W 2-1 @DET
    21987-04-08W 6-5 @DET
    31987-04-09L 3-9 @DET
    41987-04-10L 1-13 @KCA
    51987-04-11W 15-2 @KCA
    61987-04-12L 2-8 @KCA
    71987-04-13W 11-3 CLE
    81987-04-14W 10-6 CLE
    91987-04-15W 4-3 CLE
    101987-04-18W 7-6 KCA
    111987-04-19W 5-0 KCA
    121987-04-19W 1-0 KCA
    131987-04-20W 8-2 DET
    141987-04-21W 3-1 DET
    151987-04-22W 4-1 DET
    161987-04-23W 5-4 @CLE
    171987-04-24L 5-6 @CLE
    181987-04-25L 1-2 @CLE
    191987-04-26W 14-2 @CLE
    201987-04-28L 1-3 @TEX
    211987-04-29L 7-8 @TEX
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    221987-05-01L 4-7 @MIN
    231987-05-02W 6-4 @MIN
    241987-05-03L 3-4 @MIN
    251987-05-04W 6-1 @CHA
    261987-05-05L 0-2 @CHA
    271987-05-06W 4-1 @CHA
    281987-05-08W 11-7 MIN
    291987-05-09L 0-2 MIN
    301987-05-10W 6-1 MIN
    311987-05-11W 3-2 CHA
    321987-05-12W 5-4 CHA
    331987-05-13L 6-8 TEX
    341987-05-14W 9-1 TEX
    351987-05-15W 7-3 @SEA
    361987-05-16L 8-10 @SEA
    371987-05-17W 8-3 @SEA
    381987-05-18W 2-1 @OAK
    391987-05-19L 2-4 @OAK
    401987-05-20L 5-7 @OAK
    411987-05-22W 7-2 @CAL
    421987-05-23W 3-0 @CAL
    431987-05-24W 10-8 @CAL
    441987-05-25W 6-3 @CAL
    451987-05-27L 5-6 SEA
    461987-05-28W 5-2 SEA
    471987-05-29L 5-13 OAK
    481987-05-30L 3-4 OAK
    491987-05-31W 9-5 OAK
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    501987-06-01L 2-9 CAL
    511987-06-02W 3-2 CAL
    521987-06-03W 9-3 CAL
    531987-06-04L 3-9 @MIL
    541987-06-05W 13-1 @MIL
    551987-06-06L 6-7 @MIL
    561987-06-07W 5-3 @MIL
    571987-06-08L 0-11 TOR
    581987-06-09L 2-7 TOR
    591987-06-10L 1-4 TOR
    601987-06-12W 8-3 MIL
    611987-06-13W 4-1 MIL
    621987-06-14L 4-6 MIL
    631987-06-15W 9-2 BAL
    641987-06-16W 6-5 BAL
    651987-06-17W 4-3 BAL
    661987-06-18W 6-3 BAL
    671987-06-19W 10-5 @BOS
    681987-06-20L 4-9 @BOS
    691987-06-21L 2-4 @BOS
    701987-06-22W 7-3 @BAL
    711987-06-23W 2-1 @BAL
    721987-06-24L 0-4 @BAL
    731987-06-26W 12-11 BOS
    741987-06-27W 9-1 BOS
    751987-06-28L 2-6 BOS
    761987-06-29W 15-14 @TOR
    771987-06-30W 4-0 @TOR
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    781987-07-01W 6-1 @TOR
    791987-07-03L 0-9 TEX
    801987-07-03W 3-1 TEX
    811987-07-04W 4-3 TEX
    821987-07-05L 4-10 TEX
    831987-07-06L 0-2 MIN
    841987-07-07W 12-7 MIN
    851987-07-08W 13-4 MIN
    861987-07-09L 3-6 CHA
    871987-07-10W 9-5 CHA
    881987-07-11L 2-5 CHA
    891987-07-12W 6-2 CHA
    901987-07-16W 12-3 @TEX
    911987-07-17W 8-4 @TEX
    921987-07-18L 2-7 @TEX
    931987-07-19L 3-20 @TEX
    941987-07-20W 7-1 @MIN
    951987-07-21L 1-2 @MIN
    961987-07-22L 1-3 @MIN
    971987-07-24L 2-5 @CHA
    981987-07-25L 2-3 @CHA
    991987-07-26W 5-2 @CHA
    1001987-07-28W 2-1 KCA
    1011987-07-29W 4-0 KCA
    1021987-07-30W 6-3 KCA
    1031987-07-31W 6-5 DET
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1041987-08-01L 5-10 DET
    1051987-08-02W 8-5 DET
    1061987-08-03L 0-2 @CLE
    1071987-08-04L 3-15 @CLE
    1081987-08-05W 5-2 @CLE
    1091987-08-06L 5-12 @DET
    1101987-08-07L 0-8 @DET
    1111987-08-08W 7-0 @DET
    1121987-08-09L 4-15 @DET
    1131987-08-10L 1-10 @KCA
    1141987-08-11L 5-8 @KCA
    1151987-08-12L 1-2 @KCA
    1161987-08-14L 5-6 CLE
    1171987-08-15W 11-2 CLE
    1181987-08-16L 0-1 CLE
    1191987-08-18W 4-3 @SEA
    1201987-08-19W 8-0 @SEA
    1211987-08-20L 3-4 @SEA
    1221987-08-21L 4-6 @OAK
    1231987-08-22L 0-6 @OAK
    1241987-08-23W 4-0 @OAK
    1251987-08-24W 3-2 @CAL
    1261987-08-25L 1-5 @CAL
    1271987-08-28L 4-10 SEA
    1281987-08-29L 1-7 SEA
    1291987-08-29W 4-2 SEA
    1301987-08-30W 4-1 SEA
    1311987-08-31W 4-1 OAK
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1321987-09-01L 3-8 OAK
    1331987-09-02W 3-2 OAK
    1341987-09-04W 8-4 CAL
    1351987-09-05W 7-6 CAL
    1361987-09-06L 1-3 CAL
    1371987-09-07W 9-5 @BOS
    1381987-09-08L 6-8 @BOS
    1391987-09-09L 3-5 @BOS
    1401987-09-11L 5-6 @TOR
    1411987-09-12L 1-13 @TOR
    1421987-09-13W 8-5 @TOR
    1431987-09-14L 4-6 MIL
    1441987-09-15W 4-3 MIL
    1451987-09-16L 4-5 MIL
    1461987-09-17W 6-5 TOR
    1471987-09-18L 3-6 TOR
    1481987-09-19W 4-2 TOR
    1491987-09-20L 2-6 TOR
    1501987-09-22L 2-7 @MIL
    1511987-09-22W 10-8 @MIL
    1521987-09-23L 7-8 @MIL
    1531987-09-25W 8-4 @BAL
    1541987-09-26W 2-0 @BAL
    1551987-09-27L 5-9 @BAL
    1561987-09-28W 9-7 BOS
    1571987-09-29W 6-0 BOS
    1581987-09-30L 0-7 BOS
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1591987-10-01L 5-7 BOS
    1601987-10-02W 3-1 BAL
    1611987-10-03W 6-2 BAL
    1621987-10-04L 2-4 BAL
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    89-73
    Rick Cerone 86
    Joel Skinner 46
    Mark Salas 30
    Don Mattingly 139
    Gary Ward 13
    Dan Pasqua 8
    Orestes Destrade 2
    Willie Randolph 119
    Bob Meacham 17
    Juan Bonilla 17
    Paul Zuvella 6
    Lenn Sakata 2
    Jerry Royster 1
    Mike Pagliarulo 138
    Lenn Sakata 12
    Jerry Royster 9
    Jeff Moronko 2
    Wayne Tolleson 1
    Wayne Tolleson 108
    Bob Meacham 45
    Randy Velarde 6
    Paul Zuvella 1
    Jeff Moronko 1
    Jerry Royster 1
    Gary Ward 53
    Dan Pasqua 49
    Rickey Henderson 33
    Mike Easler 13
    Henry Cotto 8
    Claudell Washington 2
    Jay Buhner 2
    Ron Kittle 1
    Jerry Royster 1
    Claudell Washington 61
    Rickey Henderson 36
    Gary Ward 25
    Henry Cotto 25
    Roberto Kelly 12
    Jay Buhner 3
    Dave Winfield 142
    Dan Pasqua 11
    Gary Ward 5
    Jay Buhner 2
    Mike Easler 1
    Claudell Washington 1
    Ron Kittle 39
    Gary Ward 33
    Mike Easler 29
    Rickey Henderson 24
    Dan Pasqua 14
    Claudell Washington 9
    Dave Winfield 8
    Mark Salas 2
    Orestes Destrade 2
    Willie Randolph 1
    Don Mattingly 1


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