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1968 New York Yankees season

1968 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) CBS
    Manager(s) Ralph Houk
    Local television

    WPIX

    (Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, Frank Messer)
    Local radio WHN
    (Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman)
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    The 1968 New York Yankees season was the 66th season for the team in New York, and its 68th season overall. The team finished above .500 for the first time since 1964, with a record of 83–79, finishing 20 games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. The 1968 season was notable for being Mickey Mantle's final season before he announced his retirement the following spring. The Yankees batted .214 as a team, the lowest total ever for the live-ball era (as of 2011).

    Offseason

    Regular season

    In 1968, Yankees executive E. Michael Burke was a candidate to become Commissioner of Baseball. Bowie Kuhn would eventually get the appointment.[5]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Detroit Tigers 103 59 .636
    Baltimore Orioles 91 71 .562 12
    Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534 16½
    Boston Red Sox 86 76 .531 17
    New York Yankees 83 79 .512 20
    Oakland Athletics 82 80 .506 21
    Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 24
    California Angels 67 95 .414 36
    Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 36
    Washington Senators 65 96 .404 37½

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1968 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; R= Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Gibbs, JakeJake Gibbs 124 423 31 90 .213 3 29 9
    1B Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 144 435 57 103 .237 18 54 6
    2B Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 148 579 52 133 .230 2 26 20
    3B Cox, BobbyBobby Cox 135 437 33 100 .229 7 41 3
    SS Tresh, TomTom Tresh 152 507 60 99 .195 11 52 10
    LF White, RoyRoy White 159 577 89 154 .267 17 62 20
    CF Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 108 380 41 93 .245 15 56 8
    RF Kosco, AndyAndy Kosco 131 466 47 112 .240 15 59 2
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    Other batters

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

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Robinson, BillBill Robinson 107 342 34 82 .240 6 40 7
    Howser, DickDick Howser 85 150 24 23 .153 0 3 0
    Fernández, FrankFrank Fernández 51 135 15 23 .170 7 30 1
    Michael, GeneGene Michael 61 116 8 23 .198 1 8 3
    Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 39 91 13 20 .220 5 13 0
    Whitaker, SteveSteve Whitaker 28 60 3 7 .117 0 3 0
    Amaro, RubénRubén Amaro 47 41 3 5 .122 0 0 0
    Solaita, TonyTony Solaita 1 1 0 0 .000 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
    Stottlemyre, MelMel Stottlemyre 36 278.7 21 12 2.45 140
    Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen 37 267.3 17 12 2.05 162
    Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 36 212.3 12 11 2.63 115
    Barber, SteveSteve Barber 20 128.1 6 5 3.23 87

    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 12 44 1 1 3.68 24

    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
    Womack, DooleyDooley Womack 45 3 7 2 3.21 27
    Hamilton, SteveSteve Hamilton 40 2 2 11 2.13 42
    Wyatt, JohnJohn Wyatt 7 0 2 0 2.16 6
    Michael, GeneGene Michael 1 0 0 0 0.00 3
    Colavito, RockyRocky Colavito 1 1 0 0 0.00 1

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. Andy Kosco page at Baseball Reference
    2. Gene Michael page at Baseball Reference
    3. Bobby Cox page at Baseball Reference
    4. Merritt Ranew page at Baseball Reference
    5. Madden, Bill (2010). Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball. New York: Harper Collins Publishing. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0. 
    6. Thurman Munson page at Baseball Reference
    7. Wayne Nordhagen page at Baseball Reference
    8. 8.0 8.1 Rocky Colavito page at Baseball Reference
    9. http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1961.shtml
    10. 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