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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

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)

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

Team Info

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 270 3490 788 4.4 45 24 6 158 129 274 1645 13 21 6.0 54 514 1845 17 3.6 98
Team Defense 192 2619 701 3.7 34 18 11 119 123 252 1564 13 16 6.2 47 449 1055 9 2.3 61
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

W# 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
2 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
6 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
7 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
12 Thu November 28 boxscore W 9-3-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 21 7 11 219 48 171 1 5 86 82 4 2
13 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. Player 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 SkYds 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. Player 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 25 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. Player 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. Player 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM 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 6 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 25 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 6 270
Opp Total 14 9 13 1 1 22 8 1 192

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
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
1 1946-09-08 @ SFO L, 7-21 1 40 pass Len Eshmont 40 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
2 1946-09-14 BUF L, 10-21 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 W, 24-7 1 7 pass Dante Lavelli 7 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
6 1946-09-29 @ CLE W, 24-7 1 2 rush Don Greenwood 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1946-09-29 @ CLE W, 24-7 4 43 rush Edgar Jones 43 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1946-10-04 @ BUF L, 13-21 4 2 rush George Terlep 2 yard rush
9 1946-10-04 @ BUF L, 13-21 4 54 pass Chet Mutryn 54 yard pass from Al Dekdebrun (Lou Zontini kick)
10 1946-10-12 CLE W, 7-0 3 33 pass Dante Lavelli 33 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
11 1946-10-19 BDA L, 10-21 3 8 pass Russ Morrow 8 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Phil Martinovich kick)
12 1946-10-27 @ LAD L, 17-31 1 4 rush John Kimbrough 4 yard rush (Joe Aguirre kick)
13 1946-10-27 @ LAD L, 17-31 1 26 pass Joe Aguirre 26 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Joe Aguirre kick)
14 1946-11-03 MIA L, 21-24 1 1 rush Don Reece 1 yard rush (Dick Erdlitz kick)
15 1946-11-03 MIA L, 21-24 4 13 rush Don Reece 13 yard rush (Dick Erdlitz kick)
16 1946-11-03 MIA L, 21-24 4 19 pass Monk Gafford 19 yard pass from Cotton Price (Dick Erdlitz kick)
17 1946-11-10 LAD L, 12-17 2 47 pass Bob Seymour 47 yard pass from Angelo Bertelli (Joe Aguirre kick)
18 1946-11-17 SFO L, 9-10 2 7 rush Johnny Strzykalski 7 yard rush
19 1946-11-24 CHR W, 38-28 1 27 pass Billy Hillenbrand 27 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
20 1946-11-24 CHR W, 38-28 3 62 pass Billy Hillenbrand 62 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
21 1946-11-24 CHR W, 38-28 3 2 rush Walt Clay 2 yard rush (Steve Nemeth kick)
22 1946-11-24 CHR W, 38-28 4 43 pass Ralph Heywood 43 yard pass from Bob Hoernschemeyer (Steve Nemeth kick)
23 1946-11-24 CHR W, 38-28 4 97 interception Walt Williams 97 yard interception return (Steve Nemeth kick)
24 1946-11-28 @ BDA L, 7-21 3 12 rush Glenn Dobbs 12 yard rush (Phil Martinovich kick)