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1948 New York Yankees

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in AAFC East Division  · 1948 AAFC Season Summary

Scored 265 points (18.9/g), 5th of 8 in the AAFC. Allowed 301 points (21.5/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -36 points (-2.6/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 6.0-8.0.

Coach: Ray Flaherty (1-3-0) and Red Strader (5-5-0)

Stadium: Yankee Stadium
 Training Camp: Cheshire Academy (Cheshire, Connecticut)

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 265 3943 780 5.1 39 15 15 178 139 316 1966 15 24 6.2 70 464 1977 20 4.3 93
Team Defense 301 4782 808 5.9 43 16 13 192 160 341 2767 19 27 8.1 85 467 2015 18 4.3 94
Lg Rank Offense 5 8 4 3 8 7 8 8 4 6 6 5 5 5
Lg Rank Defense 3 3 2 4 2 3 7 3 2 8 3 4 4 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri August 27 boxscore W 1-0 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 21 3 15 333 83 250 3 11 233 97 136 2
1 Sun September 5 boxscore L 1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 28 45 14 242 149 93 2 13 488 346 142 3
3 Sun September 12 boxscore L 1-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 0 41 13 199 111 88 6 7 267 139 128 2
4 Thu September 16 boxscore L 1-3 Baltimore Colts 14 27 19 296 197 99 5 19 402 241 161 4
5 Wed September 29 boxscore L 1-4 @ Los Angeles Dons 10 20 6 179 75 104 17 418 262 156 6
6 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-4 @ Buffalo Bills 14 13 13 306 207 99 1 12 317 186 131 3
7 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-5 San Francisco 49ers 7 21 15 249 89 160 4 15 308 79 229 2
8 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-6 @ Cleveland Browns 7 35 10 235 128 107 2 18 486 337 149 4
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 3-6 Chicago Rockets 42 7 15 484 240 244 1 8 206 102 104 3
10 Sun November 7 boxscore W 4-6 Los Angeles Dons 38 6 15 353 173 180 3 17 308 220 88 5
11 Sun November 14 boxscore W 5-6 Brooklyn Dodgers 21 7 11 258 72 186 4 15 294 136 158 2
12 Sun November 21 boxscore L 5-7 Cleveland Browns 21 34 12 247 109 138 3 10 344 211 133 1
13 Sun November 28 boxscore L 5-8 Buffalo Bills 14 35 9 211 141 70 3 15 395 205 190 1
14 Sun December 5 boxscore W 6-8 @ Chicago Rockets 28 7 11 307 190 117 1 15 309 210 99 6

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
Spec Sanders 30 P/PR/TB 13 9 78 168 46.4% 918 5 3.0 11 6.5 57 5.5 3.1 11.8 70.6 46.2 0 0
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 43 105 41.0% 816 9 8.6 8 7.6 0 7.8 6.1 19.0 90.7 65.4 0 0
Al Dekdebrun 27 4 0 10 20 50.0% 149 0 0.0 2 10.0 0 7.5 3.0 14.9 37.3 35.2 0 0
Bud Schwenk 31 8 0 6 17 35.3% 52 0 0.0 3 17.6 0 3.1 -4.9 8.7 6.5 4.7 0 0
Tom Casey 24 11 0 2 5 40.0% 31 1 20.0 0 0.0 0 6.2 10.2 15.5 2.8 100.8 0 0
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 139 316 44.0% 1966 15 4.7 24 7.6 57 6.2 3.8 14.1 140.4 48.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 160 341 46.9% 2767 19 5.6 27 7.9 8.1 5.67 17.3 197.6 60.6 0 0 8.1 5.7 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 30 P/PR/TB 13 9 169 759 9 0 4.5 58.4 13.0 759 9 0
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 95 576 3 0 6.1 64.0 10.6 576 3 0
Buddy Young 22 FB/KR 12 11 70 245 1 0 3.5 20.4 5.8 21 259 12.3 4 0 1.8 21.6 504 5 0
Bill Daley 29 7 0 40 102 1 0 2.6 14.6 5.7 4 31 7.8 0 0 0.6 4.4 133 1 0
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 33 90 1 0 2.7 6.4 2.4 5 23 4.6 0 0 0.4 1.6 113 1 0
Lowell Tew 21 fb 14 2 24 95 5 0 4.0 6.8 1.7 7 97 13.9 0 0 0.5 6.9 192 5 0
Tom Casey 24 11 0 18 75 0 0 4.2 6.8 1.6 75 0 0
Al Dekdebrun 27 4 0 7 24 0 0 3.4 6.0 1.8 24 0 0
Bob Sweiger 29 WB 14 14 3 4 0 0 1.3 0.3 0.2 12 129 10.8 0 0 0.9 9.2 133 0 0
Bud Schwenk 31 8 0 3 6 0 0 2.0 0.8 0.4 6 0 0
Lloyd Cheatham 29 BB 12 9 2 1 0 0 0.5 0.1 0.2 7 76 10.9 0 50 0.6 6.3 77 0 0
Bruce Alford 27 RE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 578 18.1 3 57 2.3 41.3 578 3 0
Jack Russell 29 LE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 433 18.8 6 70 1.6 30.9 433 6 0
Lowell Wagner 25 wb 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 99 16.5 1 0 0.4 7.1 99 1 0
Otto Schnellbacher 25 db 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 72 14.4 0 0 0.4 5.1 72 0 0
Paul Cleary 26 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 37 9.3 0 0 0.3 2.8 37 0 0
Van Davis 27 de 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 49 12.3 1 0 0.3 3.8 49 1 0
Duke Iverson 28 b 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 30 7.5 0 0 0.4 3.0 30 0 0
Flip McDonald 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 30 10.0 0 0 1.5 15.0 30 0 0
Harvey Johnson 29 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
Howie Parker 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.3 5.7 17 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 464 1977 20 0 4.3 141.2 33.1 139 1966 14.1 15 70 9.9 140.4 3943 35 0
Opp Total 14 467 2015 18 4.3 143.9 33.4 160 2767 17.3 19 11.4 197.6 4782 37 35

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 30 P/PR/TB 13 9 13 128 0 0 9.8 9 217 0 0 24.1 1104
Tom Casey 24 11 0 9 229 1 94 25.4 7 170 0 0 24.3 474
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 7 64 0 0 9.1 8 211 0 0 26.4 851
Buddy Young 22 FB/KR 12 11 2 11 0 0 5.5 12 303 0 0 25.3 818
Otto Schnellbacher 25 db 14 1 5 45 0 0 9.0 117
Bill Daley 29 7 0 4 88 0 0 22.0 221
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 1 14 0 14 14.0 2 20 0 0 10.0 147
Lowell Tew 21 fb 14 2 3 75 0 0 25.0 267
Al Dekdebrun 27 4 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 1 15 0 15 15.0 51
Lloyd Cheatham 29 BB 12 9 1 18 0 18 18.0 95
Paul Cleary 26 13 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 45
Harmon Rowe 25 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Bob Sweiger 29 WB 14 14 1 3 0 3 3.0 136
Team Total 26.3 14 39 515 1 94 13.2 49 1128 0 18 23.0 5586
Opp Total 14 48 1851 1 38.6 47 944 0 20.1

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 29 K 14 0 7 2 28.6%% 37 37 100.0%%
Spec Sanders 30 P/PR/TB 13 9 42 1707 0 0 40.6
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 21 884 0 0 42.1
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 7 237 0 0 33.9
Tom Casey 24 11 0 6 242 0 0 40.3
Bill Daley 29 7 0 1 41 41 0 41.0
Team Total 26.3 14 7 2 28.6%% 37 37 100.0%% 77 3111 41 0 40.4
Opp Total 14 12 6 50.0%% 41 37 90.2%% 64 2645 41.3

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
Otto Schnellbacher 25 db 14 1 11 239 1 0 0
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 4 49 0 0 0
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 3 63 0 0 0
Van Davis 27 de 13 4 1 5 0 5 0
Al Dekdebrun 27 4 0 1 16 0 16 0
Duke Iverson 28 b 10 1 1 1 0 1 0
Joe Magliolo 26 13 0 1 12 0 12 0
Roland Nabors 24 10 0 1 10 0 10 0
Charley Riffle 30 14 0 1 11 0 11 0
Jack Russell 29 LE 14 13 1 0 0 0 0
Spec Sanders 30 P/PR/TB 13 9 1 24 0 24 0
Lowell Wagner 25 wb 14 3 1 31 0 31 0
Team Total 26.3 14 27 461 1 31 0
Opp Total 14 35 19

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 30 P/PR/TB 13 9 9 9 54
Harvey Johnson 29 K 14 0 37 2 43
Jack Russell 29 LE 14 13 6 6 36
Lowell Tew 21 fb 14 2 5 5 30
Buddy Young 22 FB/KR 12 11 1 4 5 30
Bruce Alford 27 RE 14 10 3 3 18
Pete Layden 29 tb 9 4 3 3 18
Tom Casey 24 11 0 1 1 6
Bill Daley 29 7 0 1 1 6
Van Davis 27 de 13 4 1 1 6
Bob Kennedy 27 b 14 3 1 1 6
Otto Schnellbacher 25 db 14 1 1 1 6
Lowell Wagner 25 wb 14 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 20 15 1 1 37 37 2 265
Opp Total 14 18 19 1 2 1 37 6 301

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-08-27 @ BDA W, 21-3 3 8 rush Spec Sanders 8 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
2 1948-08-27 @ BDA W, 21-3 3 60 rush Spec Sanders 60 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
3 1948-08-27 @ BDA W, 21-3 3 94 punt Tom Casey 94 yard punt return (Harvey Johnson kick)
4 1948-09-05 @ BCL L, 28-45 2 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
5 1948-09-05 @ BCL L, 28-45 3 4 rush Bill Daley 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
6 1948-09-05 @ BCL L, 28-45 3 1 rush Spec Sanders 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
7 1948-09-05 @ BCL L, 28-45 4 15 pass Bruce Alford 15 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
8 1948-09-16 BCL L, 14-27 1 4 rush Spec Sanders 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
9 1948-09-16 BCL L, 14-27 4 3 rush Spec Sanders 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
10 1948-09-29 @ LAD L, 10-20 3 1 rush Pete Layden 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
11 1948-10-10 @ BUF W, 14-13 3 5 rush Spec Sanders 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
12 1948-10-10 @ BUF W, 14-13 4 54 pass Lowell Wagner 54 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
13 1948-10-17 SFO L, 7-21 4 3 rush Spec Sanders 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
14 1948-10-24 @ CLE L, 7-35 4 34 pass Buddy Young 34 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
15 1948-10-31 CHR W, 42-7 2 59 pass Jack Russell 59 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
16 1948-10-31 CHR W, 42-7 2 26 pass Buddy Young 26 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
17 1948-10-31 CHR W, 42-7 2 2 rush Lowell Tew 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
18 1948-10-31 CHR W, 42-7 3 2 rush Lowell Tew 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
19 1948-10-31 CHR W, 42-7 4 41 pass Buddy Young 41 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
20 1948-10-31 CHR W, 42-7 4 7 pass Van Davis 7 yard pass from Tom Casey (Harvey Johnson kick)
21 1948-11-07 LAD W, 38-6 1 70 pass Jack Russell 70 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
22 1948-11-07 LAD W, 38-6 2 7 pass Jack Russell 7 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
23 1948-11-07 LAD W, 38-6 2 19 pass Bruce Alford 19 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
24 1948-11-07 LAD W, 38-6 4 6 rush Spec Sanders 6 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
25 1948-11-07 LAD W, 38-6 4 35 pass Buddy Young 35 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
26 1948-11-14 BDA W, 21-7 1 4 rush Buddy Young 4 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
27 1948-11-14 BDA W, 21-7 2 15 rush Pete Layden 15 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
28 1948-11-14 BDA W, 21-7 4 1 rush Lowell Tew 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
29 1948-11-21 CLE L, 21-34 2 29 pass Bruce Alford 29 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)
30 1948-11-21 CLE L, 21-34 2 40 interception Otto Schnellbacher 40 yard interception return (Harvey Johnson kick)
31 1948-11-21 CLE L, 21-34 4 1 rush Bob Kennedy 1 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
32 1948-11-28 BUF L, 14-35 2 6 pass Jack Russell 6 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
33 1948-11-28 BUF L, 14-35 4 8 pass Jack Russell 8 yard pass from Spec Sanders (Harvey Johnson kick)
34 1948-12-05 @ CHR W, 28-7 1 3 rush Pete Layden 3 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
35 1948-12-05 @ CHR W, 28-7 2 2 rush Lowell Tew 2 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
36 1948-12-05 @ CHR W, 28-7 2 5 rush Lowell Tew 5 yard rush (Harvey Johnson kick)
37 1948-12-05 @ CHR W, 28-7 3 63 pass Jack Russell 63 yard pass from Pete Layden (Harvey Johnson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-05 @ BCL W, 45-28 1 13 pass Billy Hillenbrand 13 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
2 1948-09-05 @ BCL W, 45-28 1 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
3 1948-09-05 @ BCL W, 45-28 2 60 pass Lamar Davis 60 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
4 1948-09-05 @ BCL W, 45-28 3 80 pass John North 80 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
5 1948-09-05 @ BCL W, 45-28 3 5 rush Billy Hillenbrand 5 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
6 1948-09-05 @ BCL W, 45-28 4 49 pass Billy Hillenbrand 49 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
7 1948-09-12 @ SFO W, 41-0 1 fumble Len Eshmont yard fumble return (Joe Vetrano kick)
8 1948-09-12 @ SFO W, 41-0 1 16 pass Paul Crowe 16 yard pass from Frankie Albert
9 1948-09-12 @ SFO W, 41-0 2 13 pass Alyn Beals 13 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
10 1948-09-12 @ SFO W, 41-0 2 22 pass Johnny Strzykalski 22 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
11 1948-09-12 @ SFO W, 41-0 3 17 rush Frankie Albert 17 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
12 1948-09-12 @ SFO W, 41-0 4 39 interception Paul Crowe 39 yard interception return (Joe Vetrano kick)
13 1948-09-16 BCL W, 27-14 2 1 rush Bob Pfohl 1 yard rush (Rex Grossman kick)
14 1948-09-16 BCL W, 27-14 3 43 pass Billy Hillenbrand 43 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Rex Grossman kick)
15 1948-09-16 BCL W, 27-14 4 47 fumble John North 47 yard fumble return (Rex Grossman kick)
16 1948-09-29 @ LAD W, 20-10 4 31 pass Joe Aguirre 31 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Joe Aguirre kick)
17 1948-09-29 @ LAD W, 20-10 4 4 pass Len Ford 4 yard pass from Glenn Dobbs (Joe Aguirre kick)
18 1948-09-29 @ LAD W, 20-10 4 33 rush Glenn Dobbs 33 yard rush
19 1948-10-10 @ BUF L, 13-14 1 8 pass Marty Comer 8 yard pass from George Ratterman (Bob Steuber kick)
20 1948-10-10 @ BUF L, 13-14 2 1 rush Chet Mutryn 1 yard rush
21 1948-10-17 SFO W, 21-7 2 25 pass Johnny Strzykalski 25 yard pass from Frankie Albert (Joe Vetrano kick)
22 1948-10-17 SFO W, 21-7 2 1 rush Frankie Albert 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
23 1948-10-17 SFO W, 21-7 4 1 rush Joe Perry 1 yard rush (Joe Vetrano kick)
24 1948-10-24 @ CLE W, 35-7 1 29 pass Dante Lavelli 29 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
25 1948-10-24 @ CLE W, 35-7 2 63 pass Bob Cowan 63 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
26 1948-10-24 @ CLE W, 35-7 2 9 pass Mac Speedie 9 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
27 1948-10-24 @ CLE W, 35-7 3 18 pass Dante Lavelli 18 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
28 1948-10-24 @ CLE W, 35-7 4 22 rush Otto Graham 22 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
29 1948-10-31 CHR L, 7-42 4 57 pass Floyd Simmons 57 yard pass from Jesse Freitas (Jim McCarthy kick)
30 1948-11-07 LAD L, 6-38 4 rush Mike Graham yard rush
31 1948-11-14 BDA L, 7-21 4 20 pass Bob Hoernschemeyer 20 yard pass from Bob Chappuis (Lee Tevis kick)
32 1948-11-21 CLE W, 34-21 1 78 pass Marion Motley 78 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)
33 1948-11-21 CLE W, 34-21 1 1 rush Edgar Jones 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
34 1948-11-21 CLE W, 34-21 2 9 rush Bob Cowan 9 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
35 1948-11-21 CLE W, 34-21 3 12 rush Marion Motley 12 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
36 1948-11-28 BUF W, 35-14 1 pass Al Baldwin yard pass from George Ratterman (Graham Armstrong kick)
37 1948-11-28 BUF W, 35-14 2 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Graham Armstrong kick)
38 1948-11-28 BUF W, 35-14 2 1 rush George Ratterman 1 yard rush (Graham Armstrong kick)
39 1948-11-28 BUF W, 35-14 3 88 punt Chet Mutryn 88 yard punt return (Graham Armstrong kick)
40 1948-11-28 BUF W, 35-14 3 rush Lou Tomasetti yard rush (Graham Armstrong kick)
41 1948-12-05 @ CHR L, 7-28 4 1 rush Jim Mello 1 yard rush (Jim McCarthy kick)