1960 New York Yankees season

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.

1960 New York Yankees
1960 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWMGM
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 55–22 42–35
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 0.578 8 44–33 45–32
Chicago White Sox 87 67 0.565 10 51–26 36–41
Cleveland Indians 76 78 0.494 21 39–38 37–40
Washington Senators 73 81 0.474 24 32–45 41–36
Detroit Tigers 71 83 0.461 26 40–37 31–46
Boston Red Sox 65 89 0.422 32 36–41 29–48
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 0.377 39 34–43 24–53


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1960 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 16–6 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 9–13 11–11
Boston 6–16 5–17 9–13 14–8 13–9 7–15 11–11
Chicago 9–13 17–5 11–11 11–11 15–7 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 8–14 13–9 11–11 7–15 15–7 6–16 16–6
Detroit 9–13 8–14 11–11 15–7 10–12 8–14 10–12
Kansas City 9–13 9–13 7–15 7–15 12–10 7–15–1 7–15
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 15–7–1 12–10
Washington 11–11 11–11 8–14 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1960 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Elston Howard 107 323 79 .245 6 39
1B Bill Skowron 146 538 166 .309 26 91
2B Bobby Richardson 150 460 116 .252 1 26
3B Clete Boyer 124 393 95 .242 14 46
SS Tony Kubek 147 568 155 .273 14 62
LF Héctor López 131 408 116 .284 9 42
CF Mickey Mantle 153 527 145 .275 40 94
RF Roger Maris 136 499 141 .283 39 112

Other battersEdit

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
Yogi Berra 120 359 99 .276 15 6
Gil McDougald 119 337 87 .258 8 34
Bob Cerv 87 216 54 .250 8 28
Johnny Blanchard 53 99 24 .242 4 14
Kent Hadley 55 64 13 .203 4 11
Dale Long 26 41 15 .366 3 10
Joe DeMaestri 49 35 8 .229 0 2
Ken Hunt 25 22 6 .273 0 1
Jim Pisoni 20 9 1 .111 0 1
Jesse Gonder 7 7 2 .286 1 3
Elmer Valo 8 5 0 .000 0 0
Deron Johnson 6 4 2 .500 0 0
Andy Carey 4 3 1 .333 0 1

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Art Ditmar 34 200 15 9 3.06 65
Whitey Ford 33 192.2 12 9 3.08 85
Bob Turley 34 173.1 9 3 3.27 87
Jim Coates 35 149.1 13 3 4.28 73
Bill Short 10 47 3 5 4.79 14

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ralph Terry 35 166.2 10 8 3.40 92
Eli Grba 24 80.2 6 4 3.68 32
Bill Stafford 11 60 3 1 2.25 36
John Gabler 21 52 3 3 4.15 19

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bobby Shantz 42 5 4 11 2.79 54
Ryne Duren 42 3 4 9 4.96 67
Duke Maas 35 5 1 4 4.09 28
Luis Arroyo 29 5 1 7 2.88 29
Johnny James 28 5 1 2 4.36 29
Fred Kipp 4 0 1 0 6.23 2

1960 World SeriesEdit

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 honorsEdit

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

Farm systemEdit

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Steve Souchock
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Jim Gleeson
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Dee Phillips
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Hal Charnofsky
C Modesto Reds California League Tom Hamilton
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League John Fitzpatrick
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Stan Charnofsky and Randy Gumpert
D Auburn Yankees New York–Penn League Bob Bauer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Greensboro[4]

NotesEdit

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

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