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1946 New York Yankees

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in AAFC East Division  · 1946 AAFC Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.9, Offense: -1.3, Defense: 6.2, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 270 points (19.3/g), 4th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 192 points (13.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 78 points (5.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.7-4.3.

Coach: Ray Flaherty (10-3-1)

Playoffs:
Lost Championship 9-14 vs. Cleveland Browns

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Gonzaga University (Spokane, Washington)

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 270 3490 788 4.4 45 24 158 129 274 1645 13 21 6.0 54 514 1845 17 3.6 98 65 558 6
Opp. Stats 192 2619 701 3.7 34 18 119 123 252 1564 13 16 6.2 47 449 1055 9 2.3 61 51 449 11
Lg Rank Offense 4 4 5 6 3 5 7 7 2 6 3 5 3 4
Lg Rank Defense 3 1 8 7 1 1 2 2 7 3 2 2 3 2

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 7 13 194 62 132 1 6 180 94 86 3
2 Sat September 14 boxscore W 2-0 Buffalo Bisons 21 10 14 286 58 228 3 5 102 38 64 3
3 Fri September 20 boxscore T 2-0-1 @ Chicago Rockets 17 17 10 238 133 105 3 9 227 170 57 1
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 2-1-1 @ Cleveland Browns 7 24 7 149 113 36 5 11 295 144 151 5
5 Fri October 4 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ Buffalo Bisons 21 13 7 193 75 118 2 11 223 92 131 5
6 Sat October 12 boxscore L 3-2-1 Cleveland Browns 0 7 10 237 47 190 5 5 67 43 24
7 Sat October 19 boxscore W 4-2-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 21 10 17 328 179 149 1 8 165 150 15 1
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2-1 @ Los Angeles Dons 31 17 9 284 152 132 2 11 299 198 101 4
9 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-2-1 Miami Seahawks 24 21 15 375 165 210 2 10 214 82 132 1
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2-1 Los Angeles Dons 17 12 7 130 87 43 1 10 210 149 61 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2-1 San Francisco 49ers 10 9 13 253 178 75 2 9 174 55 119 3
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 8-3-1 Chicago Rockets 28 38 14 314 154 160 10 9 264 177 87 2
13 Thu November 28 boxscore W 9-3-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 21 7 11 219 48 171 1 5 86 82 4 2
14 Mon December 9 boxscore W 10-3-1 @ Miami Seahawks 31 0 11 294 187 107 2 11 114 92 22 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 22 boxscore L 10-4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 9 14 10 146 81 65 2 18 325 213 112 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Ace Parker 34 tb 12 4 62 115 53.9 763 8 7.0 3 2.6 75 6.6 6.9 12.3 63.6 87.0
Spec Sanders+ 28 KR/P/PR/TB 13 9 33 79 41.8 411 4 5.1 9 11.4 47 5.2 1.1 12.5 31.6 35.9
Bob Perina 25 db 13 2 21 48 43.8 279 1 2.1 4 8.3 0 5.8 2.5 13.3 21.5 35.0
Frankie Sinkwich 26 4 0 5 12 41.7 61 0 0.0 2 16.7 0 5.1 -2.4 12.2 15.3 18.4 0 0
Eddie Prokop 24 FB 12 3 4 11 36.4 72 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 6.5 6.5 18.0 6.0 59.7
Bob Kennedy 25 b 13 4 2 6 33.3 45 0 0.0 3 50.0 0 7.5 -15.0 22.5 3.5 21.5 0 0
Pug Manders 33 fb 13 4 2 3 66.7 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 4.7 4.7 7.0 1.1 77.1 0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 129 274 47.1 1645 13 4.7 21 7.7 75 6.0 3.5 12.8 117.5 50.2 0 0
Opp Total 14 123 252 48.8 1564 13 5.2 16 6.3 6.2 4.38 12.7 111.7 59.4 0 0 6.2 4.4 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Spec Sanders+ 28 KR/P/PR/TB 13 9 140 709 6 0 5.1 54.5 10.8 17 259 15.2 3 0 1.3 19.9 968 9 0
Ace Parker 34 tb 12 4 75 184 3 0 2.5 15.3 6.3 184 3 0
Eddie Prokop 24 FB 12 3 65 236 1 0 3.6 19.7 5.4 5 52 10.4 1 0 0.4 4.3 288 2 0
Bob Kennedy 25 b 13 4 58 179 2 0 3.1 13.8 4.5 11 59 5.4 0 0 0.8 4.5 238 2 0
Pug Manders 33 fb 13 4 49 168 3 0 3.4 12.9 3.8 3 49 16.3 0 0 0.2 3.8 217 3 0
Bob Perina 25 db 13 2 45 135 1 0 3.0 10.4 3.5 135 1 0
Dewey Proctor 26 4 0 23 76 1 0 3.3 19.0 5.8 3 32 10.7 1 0 0.8 8.0 108 2 0
Harvey Johnson 27 K/RT 13 2 16 63 0 0 3.9 4.8 1.2 2 19 9.5 0 0 0.2 1.5 82 0 0
Lowell Wagner 23 WB 13 7 15 29 0 0 1.9 2.2 1.2 9 126 14.0 1 0 0.7 9.7 155 1 0
Bob Morrow 28 bb 13 6 8 54 0 0 6.8 4.2 0.6 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 60 0 0
Bob Sweiger 27 wb 13 5 7 22 0 0 3.1 1.7 0.5 8 55 6.9 1 0 0.6 4.2 77 1 0
Frankie Sinkwich 26 4 0 7 20 0 0 2.9 5.0 1.8 20 0 0
Lloyd Cheatham 27 BB 13 7 3 2 0 0 0.7 0.2 0.2 4 54 13.5 1 15 0.3 4.2 56 1 0
Harry Burrus 25 b 11 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 10 251 25.1 1 0 0.9 22.8 254 1 0
Jack Russell 27 le 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 223 9.7 4 0 1.6 15.9 223 4 0
Bruce Alford 25 RE 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 173 13.3 0 0 1.0 13.3 173 0 0
Bob Masterson 31 LE 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 119 11.9 0 0 0.7 8.5 119 0 0
Perry Schwartz 31 e 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 82 16.4 0 0 0.4 5.9 82 0 0
Mel Conger 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 61 20.3 0 0 0.4 8.7 61 0 0
Henry Stanton 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 0 0.3 4.2 25 0 0
Team Total 27.3 14 512 1880 17 3 3.7 134.3 36.6 129 1645 12.8 13 15 9.2 117.5 3525 30 0
Opp Total 14 449 1055 9 2.3 75.4 32.1 123 1564 12.7 13 8.8 111.7 2619 22 39

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Spec Sanders+ 28 KR/P/PR/TB 13 9 17 257 1 75 15.1 13 395 1 103 30.4 1620
Bob Perina 25 db 13 2 15 205 0 0 13.7 4 81 0 0 20.3 421
Ace Parker 34 tb 12 4 8 85 0 0 10.6 2 27 0 0 13.5 296
Bob Kennedy 25 b 13 4 3 20 0 0 6.7 4 105 0 0 26.3 363
Eddie Prokop 24 FB 12 3 4 116 1 77 29.0 2 47 0 0 23.5 451
Bob Sweiger 27 wb 13 5 1 14 0 14 14.0 5 103 0 0 20.6 194
Lowell Wagner 23 WB 13 7 2 55 1 40 27.5 4 119 0 0 29.8 329
Bob Masterson 31 LE 14 8 5 55 0 0 11.0 174
Lloyd Cheatham 27 BB 13 7 1 26 0 26 26.0 1 7 0 7 7.0 89
Perry Schwartz 31 e 14 1 2 23 0 0 11.5 105
Bruce Alford 25 RE 13 10 1 62 0 62 62.0 235
Pug Manders 33 fb 13 4 1 26 0 26 26.0 243
Team Total 27.3 14 51 778 3 77 15.3 44 1050 1 103 23.9 5353
Opp Total 14 40 1792 0 44.8 47 968 0 20.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Harvey Johnson 27 K/RT 13 2 8 6 75.0% 36 36 100.0%
Spec Sanders+ 28 KR/P/PR/TB 13 9 33 1208 0 2 36.6
Ace Parker 34 tb 12 4 27 911 0 2 33.7
Bob Perina 25 db 13 2 11 413 0 0 37.5
Bob Kennedy 25 b 13 4 7 259 0 1 37.0
Bob Masterson 31 LE 14 8 1 0.0%
Bob Sweiger 27 wb 13 5 1 52 52 0 52.0
Team Total 27.3 14 9 6 66.7% 36 36 100.0% 79 2843 52 5 36.0
Opp Total 14 16 8 50.0% 24 22 91.7% 88 3721 42.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
Bob Sweiger 27 wb 13 5 4 82 0 0 0
Bob Kennedy 25 b 13 4 3 35 0 0 0
Harry Burrus 25 b 11 3 2 37 0 0 0
Bob Perina 25 db 13 2 2 24 0 0 0
Spec Sanders+ 28 KR/P/PR/TB 13 9 2 71 1 50 0
Lloyd Cheatham 27 BB 13 7 1 3 0 3 0
Bob Masterson 31 LE 14 8 1 0 0 0 0
Eddie Prokop 24 FB 12 3 1 14 0 14 0
Team Total 27.3 14 16 266 1 50 0
Opp Total 14 39 21 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
Spec Sanders+ 28 KR/P/PR/TB 13 9 6 3 1 1 1 12 72
Harvey Johnson 27 K/RT 13 2 36 36 6 8 54
Ace Parker 34 tb 12 4 3 1 4 24
Jack Russell 27 le 14 6 4 4 24
Pug Manders 33 fb 13 4 3 3 18
Eddie Prokop 24 FB 12 3 1 1 1 3 18
Bob Kennedy 25 b 13 4 2 2 12
Dewey Proctor 26 4 0 1 1 2 12
Lowell Wagner 23 WB 13 7 1 1 2 12
Harry Burrus 25 b 11 3 1 1 6
Lloyd Cheatham 27 BB 13 7 1 1 6
Bob Perina 25 db 13 2 1 1 6
Bob Sweiger 27 wb 13 5 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 14 17 13 3 1 1 1 36 36 36 6 9 270
Opp Total 14 9 13 1 1 22 24 8 16 1 192

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1946-09-08 @ SFO W, 21-7 2 40 blocked punt Lowell Wagner 40 yard blocked punt return (Harvey Johnson kick)
2 1946-09-08 @ SFO W, 21-7 3 7 rush Ace Parker 7 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
3 1946-09-08 @ SFO W, 21-7 4 3 rush Dewey Proctor 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
4 1946-09-14 BUF W, 21-10 1 2 rush Pug Manders 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
5 1946-09-14 BUF W, 21-10 4 8 rush Spec Sanders 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
6 1946-09-14 BUF W, 21-10 4 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
7 1946-09-20 @ CHR T, 17-17 2 19 pass Harry Burrus 19 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1946-09-20 @ CHR T, 17-17 4 16 pass Dewey Proctor 16 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
9 1946-09-29 @ CLE L, 7-24 1 14 pass Jack Russell 14 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
10 1946-10-04 @ BUF W, 21-13 2 8 rush Bob Kennedy 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
11 1946-10-04 @ BUF W, 21-13 4 47 pass Lowell Wagner 47 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
12 1946-10-04 @ BUF W, 21-13 4 76 punt Spec Sanders 76 yard punt return (Harvey Johnson kick)
13 1946-10-19 BDA W, 21-10 1 10 rush Ace Parker 10 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
14 1946-10-19 BDA W, 21-10 4 27 pass Spec Sanders 27 yard pass from Bob Perina (Harvey Johnson kick)
15 1946-10-19 BDA W, 21-10 4 40 rush Bob Perina 40 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
16 1946-10-27 @ LAD W, 31-17 1 103 kickoff Spec Sanders 103 yard kickoff return (Harvey Johnson kick)
17 1946-10-27 @ LAD W, 31-17 2 20 pass Spec Sanders 20 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
18 1946-10-27 @ LAD W, 31-17 3 75 rush Spec Sanders 75 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
19 1946-10-27 @ LAD W, 31-17 4 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
20 1946-11-03 MIA W, 24-21 1 15 pass Lloyd Cheatham 15 yard pass from Bob Perina (Harvey Johnson kick)
21 1946-11-03 MIA W, 24-21 1 22 fumble Ace Parker 22 yard fumble return (Harvey Johnson kick)
22 1946-11-03 MIA W, 24-21 4 11 pass Jack Russell 11 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
23 1946-11-10 LAD W, 17-12 2 49 pass Spec Sanders 49 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1946-11-10 LAD W, 17-12 3 77 punt Eddie Prokop 77 yard punt return (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1946-11-17 SFO W, 10-9 4 25 pass Eddie Prokop 25 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 1 32 rush Eddie Prokop 32 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
27 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 2 8 pass Bob Sweiger 8 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
28 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 2 5 pass Jack Russell 5 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
29 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 3 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
30 1946-11-28 @ BDA W, 21-7 1 4 rush Ace Parker 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
31 1946-11-28 @ BDA W, 21-7 4 11 pass Jack Russell 11 yard pass from Ace Parker (Harvey Johnson kick)
32 1946-11-28 @ BDA W, 21-7 4 42 rush Spec Sanders 42 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
33 1946-12-09 @ MIA W, 31-0 2 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
34 1946-12-09 @ MIA W, 31-0 2 21 rush Bob Kennedy 21 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
35 1946-12-09 @ MIA W, 31-0 3 50 interception Spec Sanders 50 yard interception return (Harvey Johnson kick)
36 1946-12-09 @ MIA W, 31-0 4 8 rush Spec Sanders 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1946-09-08 @ SFO W, 21-7 1 40 pass Len Eshmont 40 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
2 1946-09-14 BUF W, 21-10 1 97 fumble Al Vandeweghe 97 yard fumble return (Bill Daddio kick)
3 1946-09-20 @ CHR T, 17-17 3 36 pass Bob Motl 36 yard pass from Walt Clay (Steve Nemeth kick)
4 1946-09-20 @ CHR T, 17-17 4 36 pass Bill Boedeker 36 yard pass from Walt Williams (Steve Nemeth kick)
5 1946-09-29 @ CLE L, 7-24 1 7 pass Dante Lavelli 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
6 1946-09-29 @ CLE L, 7-24 1 2 rush Don Greenwood 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1946-09-29 @ CLE L, 7-24 4 43 rush Edgar Jones 43 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1946-10-04 @ BUF W, 21-13 4 2 rush George Terlep 2 yard rush
9 1946-10-04 @ BUF W, 21-13 4 54 pass Chet Mutryn 54 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (Lou Zontini kick)
10 1946-10-12 CLE L, 0-7 3 33 pass Dante Lavelli 33 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
11 1946-10-19 BDA W, 21-10 3 8 pass Russ Morrow 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Phil Martinovich kick)
12 1946-10-27 @ LAD W, 31-17 1 4 rush John Kimbrough 4 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
13 1946-10-27 @ LAD W, 31-17 1 26 pass Joe Aguirre 26 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Joe Aguirre kick)
14 1946-11-03 MIA W, 24-21 1 1 rush Don Reece 1 yard rush (Dick Erdlitz kick)
15 1946-11-03 MIA W, 24-21 4 13 rush Don Reece 13 yard rush (Dick Erdlitz kick)
16 1946-11-03 MIA W, 24-21 4 19 pass Monk Gafford 19 yard pass from Cotton Price (Dick Erdlitz kick)
17 1946-11-10 LAD W, 17-12 2 47 pass Bob Seymour 47 yard pass from Angelo Bertelli (Joe Aguirre kick)
18 1946-11-17 SFO W, 10-9 2 7 rush Johnny Strzykalski 7 yard rush
19 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 1 27 pass Billy Hillenbrand 27 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
20 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 3 62 pass Billy Hillenbrand 62 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
21 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 3 2 rush Walt Clay 2 yard rush (Steve Nemeth kick)
22 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 4 43 pass Ralph Heywood 43 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
23 1946-11-24 CHR L, 28-38 4 97 interception Walt Williams 97 yard interception return (Steve Nemeth kick)
24 1946-11-28 @ BDA W, 21-7 3 12 rush Glenn Dobbs 12 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)