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1970 New York Yankees season

1970 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) CBS
    Manager(s) Ralph Houk
    Local television

    WPIX

    (Phil Rizzuto, Frank Messer, Bob Gamere, Whitey Ford)
    Local radio WHN
    (Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bob Gamere)
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    The 1970 New York Yankees season was the 68th season for the franchise in New York, and its 70th season overall. The team finished in second place in the American League East with a record of 93-69, 15 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. The 93 wins were the most for the Yankees since 1964. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    The Yankees went from a record of 80 wins and 81 losses in 1969 to a record of 93 wins and 69 losses.[5]

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    Baltimore Orioles 108 54 -- .667
    New York Yankees 93 69 15 .574
    Boston Red Sox 87 75 21 .537
    Detroit Tigers 79 83 29 .488
    Cleveland Indians 76 86 32 .469
    Washington Senators 70 92 38 .432

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    • September 22, 1970: Bobby Cox was released by the Yankees.[6]

    Roster

    1970 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 scored; 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 Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 132 453 59 137 .302 6 53 5
    1B Cater, DannyDanny Cater 155 582 64 175 .301 6 76 4
    2B Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 158 686 81 172 .251 4 46 23
    3B Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 140 404 46 78 .193 4 35 20
    SS Michael, GeneGene Michael 134 435 42 93 .214 2 38 3
    LF White, RoyRoy White 162 609 109 180 .296 22 94 24
    CF Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 159 581 95 146 .251 23 78 15
    RF Blefary, CurtCurt Blefary 99 269 34 57 .212 9 37 1
    [7]

    Other batters

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

    Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
    Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 78 226 24 56 .248 7 29 0
    Gibbs, JakeJake Gibbs 49 153 23 46 .301 8 26 2
    Lyttle, JimJim Lyttle 87 126 20 39 .310 3 14 3
    Baker, FrankFrank Baker 35 117 6 27 .231 0 11 1
    Hansen, RonRon Hansen 59 91 13 27 .297 4 14 0
    Ward, PetePete Ward 66 77 5 20 .260 1 18 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 37 271 15 13 3.09 126
    Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 39 260.1 20 11 2.90 127
    Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen 36 232.2 14 11 3.33 116
    Burbach, BillBill Burbach 4 16.2 0 2 10.26 10
    Gardner, RobRob Gardner 1 7.1 1 0 4.91 6

    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
    McDaniel, LindyLindy McDaniel 62 9 5 29 2.01 81
    Aker, JackJack Aker 41 4 2 16 2.06 36

    Awards and records

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse[9]

    Notes

    1. ^ Tom Shopay page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Danny Cater page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Pete Ward page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Yankee for Life, Bobby Murcer and Glen Waggoner, p. 62, Harper Collins, 2008, New York, ISBN 978-0-06-147342-5
    6. ^ Bobby Cox page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1970.shtml
    8. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1970as.shtml
    9. ^ 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