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1963 New York Yankees season

1963 New York Yankees
1963 AL 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, Jerry Coleman)
    Local radio WCBS (AM)
    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman)
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    The 1963 New York Yankees season was the 61st season for the team in New York, and its 63rd season overall. The team finished with a record of 104–58, winning their 28th pennant, finishing 10½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Ralph Houk.

    The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 4 games, the first time the Yankees had ever been swept in the World Series (they had lost 4 games to none with one tied game in 1922).

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Elston Howard became the first black player in the history of the American League to win the AL Most Valuable Player award.[2]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 104 57 .646 --
    Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
    Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
    Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
    Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
    Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
    Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
    Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
    Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
    Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1963 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 135 487 140 .287 28 85
    1B Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 157 580 157 .271 27 89
    2B Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 151 630 167 .265 3 48
    3B Boyer, CleteClete Boyer 152 557 140 .251 12 54
    SS Kubek, TonyTony Kubek 135 557 143 .257 7 44
    LF López, HéctorHéctor López 130 433 108 .249 14 52
    CF Tresh, TomTom Tresh 145 520 140 .269 25 71
    RF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 90 312 84 .269 23 53

    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
    Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 65 172 54 .314 15 35
    González, PedroPedro González 14 26 5 .192 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
    Bouton, JimJim Bouton 40 249.1 21 7 2.53 148
    Williams, StanStan Williams 29 146 9 8 3.21 98

    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

    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 23 2 0 1 3.82 35
    Kunkel, BillBill Kunkel 22 3 2 0 2.72 31
    Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 6 1 1 0 13.50 5

    1963 World Series

    Main article: 1963 World Series
    NL Los Angeles Dodgers (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (0)
    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Dodgers – 5, Yankees – 2 October 2 Yankee Stadium 69,000
    2 Dodgers – 4, Yankees – 1 October 3 Yankee Stadium 66,455
    3 Yankees – 0, Dodgers – 1 October 5 Dodger Stadium 55,912
    4 Yankees – 1, Dodgers – 2 October 6 Dodger Stadium 55,912

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Augusta, Idaho Falls [5]

    Notes

    1. ^ Stan Williams page at Baseball-Reference
    2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 199, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    3. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1963as.shtml
    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