1962 New York Yankees season

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1962 New York Yankees
1962 World Series Champions
1962 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1962 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Sheriff Robinson
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Rube Walker
A Augusta Yankees Sally League Ernie White
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Vern Rapp and Steve Souchock
C Idaho Falls Yankees Pioneer League Loren Babe
D Harlan Smokies Appalachian League George Sobek and Lamar North
D Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Bob Bauer
D Shelby Colonels Western Carolinas League Joe Abernethy and Cloyd Boyer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fort Lauderdale

Harlan affiliation shared with Chicago White Sox[5]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]