1963 New York Yankees season

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1963 New York Yankees
1963 AL 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, 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[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1963 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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 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[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
Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 65 172 54 .314 15 35
González, PedroPedro González 14 26 5 .192 0 1

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
Bouton, JimJim Bouton 40 249.1 21 7 2.53 148
Williams, StanStan Williams 29 146 9 8 3.21 98

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

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 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[edit]

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[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Preston Gómez
AA Augusta Yankees Sally League Rube Walker
A Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Frank Verdi
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Pinky May, Steve Souchock
and Cloyd Boyer
A Idaho Falls Yankees Pioneer League Loren Babe
A Shelby Colonels Western Carolinas League Billy Shantz
Rookie Harlan Yankees Appalachian League Gary Blaylock

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Augusta, Idaho Falls [5]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

Preceded by
New York Yankees
1962
American League Champions
1963
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1964