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1960 New York Yankees season

1960 New York Yankees
1960 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • Bronx, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Casey Stengel
    Local television

    WPIX

    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
    Local radio WMGM
    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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    The 1960 New York Yankees season was the 58th season for the team in New York, and its 60th season overall. The team finished with a record of 97–57, winning its 25th pennant, finishing 8 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Elston Howard took over as the Yankees' everyday catcher, while Yogi Berra split time between the outfield and serving as Howard's backup.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
    Baltimore Orioles 89 65 .578 8
    Chicago White Sox 87 67 .565 10
    Cleveland Indians 76 78 .494 21
    Washington Senators 73 81 .474 24
    Detroit Tigers 71 83 .461 26
    Boston Red Sox 65 89 .422 32
    Kansas City Athletics 58 96 .377 39

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1960 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Howard, ElstonElston Howard 107 323 79 .245 6 39
    1B Skowron, BillBill Skowron 146 538 166 .309 26 91
    2B Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 150 460 116 .252 1 26
    3B Boyer, CleteClete Boyer 124 393 95 .242 14 46
    SS Kubek, TonyTony Kubek 147 568 155 .273 14 62
    LF López, HéctorHéctor López 131 408 116 .284 9 42
    CF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 153 527 145 .275 40 94
    RF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 136 499 141 .283 39 112

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Hadley, KentKent Hadley 55 64 13 .203 4 11
    DeMaestri, JoeJoe DeMaestri 49 35 8 .229 0 2
    Hunt, KenKen Hunt 25 22 6 .273 0 1
    Carey, AndyAndy Carey 4 3 1 .333 0 1

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Ditmar, ArtArt Ditmar 34 200 15 9 3.06 65

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Coates, JimJim Coates 35 149.1 13 3 4.28 73

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Duren, RyneRyne Duren 42 3 4 9 4.96 67
    Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 29 5 1 7 2.88 29

    1960 World Series

    Main article: 1960 World Series
    NL Pittsburgh Pirates (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Yankees – 4, Pirates – 6 October 5 Forbes Field 36,676
    2 Yankees – 16, Pirates – 3 October 6 Forbes Field 37,308
    3 Pirates – 0, Yankees – 10 October 8 Yankee Stadium 70,001
    4 Pirates – 3, Yankees – 2 October 9 Yankee Stadium 67,812
    5 Pirates – 5, Yankees – 2 October 10 Yankee Stadium 62,753
    6 Yankees – 12, Pirates – 0 October 12 Forbes Field 38,580
    7 Yankees – 9, Pirates – 10 October 13 Forbes Field 36,683

    Awards and honors

    • Roger Maris, American League MVP
    • Bobby Richardson, World Series MVP

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greensboro[4]

    Notes

    1. ^ Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Jesse Gonder page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References