1965 New York Yankees season

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1965 New York Yankees
Mickey Mantle hits first HR in Astrodome
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Johnny Keane
Local television

WPIX

(Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, Joe Garagiola)
Local radio WCBS (AM)
(Phil Rizzuto, Red Barber, Jerry Coleman, Joe Garagiola)
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The 1965 New York Yankees season was the 63rd season for the Yankees in New York and their 65th overall. The team finished with a record of 77-85, finishing 25 games behind the Minnesota Twins. New York was managed by Johnny Keane. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

This season marked the beginning of a transition for the Yankees before a resurgence in the 1970s. This was the first season since 1925 that they failed to finish above the .500 mark.[1] They would bottom out in 1966.

Offseason[edit]

First game in the Astrodome[edit]

  • April 9, 1965: The Houston Colt .45s became the Houston Astros and inaugurated indoor baseball in the Astrodome with a 2-1 exhibition win over the Yankees. In this game, Mickey Mantle hit the first home run in the history of the Astrodome.

Regular season[edit]

Bobby Murcer made his major league debut on September 8.[6] He recorded his first hit on September 14, was a two run home run off Senators pitcher Jim Duckworth.[7]

On October 3, Tony Kubek hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[8]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Minnesota Twins 102 60 .630 --
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 7
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 8
Detroit Tigers 89 73 .549 13
Cleveland Indians 87 75 .537 15
New York Yankees 77 85 .475 25
California Angels 75 87 .463 27
Washington Senators 70 92 .432 32
Boston Red Sox 62 100 .383 40
Kansas City Athletics 59 103 .364 43

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1965 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 110 391 91 .233 9 45
1B Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 143 531 131 .247 18 62
2B Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 160 664 164 .247 6 47
3B Boyer, CleteClete Boyer 148 514 129 .251 18 58
SS Kubek, TonyTony Kubek 109 339 74 .218 5 35
LF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 122 361 92 .255 19 46
CF Tresh, TomTom Tresh 156 602 168 .279 26 74
RF López, HéctorHéctor López 111 283 74 .261 7 39

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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
Maris, RogerRoger Maris 46 155 37 .239 8 27
López, ArtArt López 38 49 7 .143 0 0
Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 11 37 9 .243 1 4
Blanchard, JohnnyJohnny Blanchard 12 34 5 .147 1 3
Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 6 8 0 .000 0 0
González, PedroPedro González 7 5 2 .400 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
Stottlemyre, MelMel Stottlemyre 37 291 20 9 2.63 155
Downing, AlAl Downing 35 212 12 14 3.40 179
Beck, RichRich Beck 3 21 2 1 2.14 10

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
Stafford, BillBill Stafford 22 111.1 3 8 3.56 71

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
Ramos, PedroPedro Ramos 65 5 5 19 2.92 68
Blanco, GilGil Blanco 17 1 1 0 3.98 14

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Frank Verdi
AA Columbus Confederate Yankees Southern League Loren Babe
A Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Lamar North
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Jack Reed
A Binghamton Triplets New York-Penn League Gary Blaylock
Rookie Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Bob Bauer
Rookie FRL Yankees Florida Rookie League Chuck Boone

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus, Fort Lauderdale, Binghamton[15]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]