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1962 New York Yankees season

1962 New York Yankees
1962 World Series Champions
1962 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Ralph Houk
    Local television

    WPIX

    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
    Local radio WCBS (AM)
    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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    The 1962 New York Yankees season was the 60th season for the team in New York, and its 62nd season overall. The team finished with a record of 96–66, winning their 27th pennant, finishing 5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the San Francisco Giants in 7 games. It was their 20th World Championship in franchise history, and their last until 1977.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    • May 22, 1962: Roger Maris drew four intentional walks in a game.
    • September 11, 1962: Former Ole Miss football quarterback Jake Gibbs made his Major League Baseball debut with the Yankees.[2]

    Game log

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 96 66 .593 --
    Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 5
    Los Angeles Angels 85 76 .531 10
    Detroit Tigers 85 76 .528 10.5
    Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 11
    Cleveland Indians 80 82 .494 16
    Baltimore Orioles 77 85 .475 19
    Boston Red Sox 76 84 .475 19
    Kansas City Athletics 72 90 .444 24
    Washington Senators 60 101 .373 35.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1962 New York Yankees
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    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 136 494 138 .279 21 91
    1B Skowron, BillBill Skowron 140 478 129 .270 23 80
    2B Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 161 692 209 .302 8 59
    3B Boyer, CleteClete Boyer 158 566 154 .272 18 68
    SS Tresh, TomTom Tresh 157 622 178 .286 20 93
    LF López, HéctorHéctor López 106 335 92 .275 6 48
    CF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 123 377 121 .321 30 89
    RF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 157 590 151 .256 33 100

    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
    Cerv, BobBob Cerv 14 17 2 .118 0 0
    Gibbs, JakeJake Gibbs 2 0 0 ---- 0 0

    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
    Terry, RalphRalph Terry 43 298.2 23 12 3.19 176
    Ford, WhiteyWhitey Ford 38 257.2 17 8 2.90 160

    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
    Bouton, JimJim Bouton 36 133 7 7 3.99 71
    Brown, HalHal Brown 2 6.2 0 1 6.75 2

    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
    Bridges, MarshallMarshall Bridges 52 8 4 18 3.14 66
    Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 27 1 3 7 4.81 21
    Clevenger, TexTex Clevenger 21 2 0 0 2.84 11
    Downing, AlAl Downing 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

    1962 World Series

    Main article: 1962 World Series
    AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL San Francisco Giants (3)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Yankees – 6, Giants – 2 October 4 Candlestick Park 43,852
    2 Yankees – 0, Giants – 2 October 5 Candlestick Park 43,910
    3 Giants – 2, Yankees – 3 October 7 Yankee Stadium 71,434
    4 Giants – 7, Yankees – 3 October 8 Yankee Stadium 66,607
    5 Giants – 3, Yankees – 5 October 10 Yankee Stadium 63,165
    6 Yankees – 2, Giants – 5 October 15 Candlestick Park 43,948
    7 Yankees – 1, Giants – 0 October 16 Candlestick Park 43,948

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game (first game) All-Star Game (second game)

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fort Lauderdale

    Harlan affiliation shared with Chicago White Sox[5]

    Notes

    1. ^ Jesse Gonder page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Jake Gibbs page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ "1962 All-Star Game". Baseball-almanac.com. July 30, 1962. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
    5. ^ 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

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