1969 New York Yankees season

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1969 New York Yankees
Mickey Mantle's # 7 retired
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) CBS
General manager(s) Lee MacPhail
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television

WPIX

(Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, Frank Messer, Whitey Ford)
Local radio WHN
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman)
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The 1969 New York Yankees season was the 67th season for the team in New York, and its 69th season overall. The team finished in fifth-place in the newly established American League East with a record of 80–81, 28½ games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • August 8, 1969: Thurman Munson made his major league debut for the Yankees.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 109 53 0.673 60–21 49–32
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556 19 46–35 44–37
Boston Red Sox 87 75 0.537 22 46–35 41–40
Washington Senators 86 76 0.531 23 47–34 39–42
New York Yankees 80 81 0.497 28½ 48–32 32–49
Cleveland Indians 62 99 0.385 46½ 33–48 29–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1969 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA WSH
Baltimore 10–8 6–6 9–3 13–5 11–7 11–1 8–4 11–7 8–4 9–3 13–5
Boston 8–10 8–4 5–7 12–6 10–8 10–2 7–5 11–7 4–8 6–6 6–12
California 6–6 4–8 9–9 8–4 5–7 9–9 7–11 3–9 6–12 9–9–1 5–7
Chicago 3–9 7–5 9–9 8–4 3–9 8–10 5–13 3–9 8–10 10–8 4–8
Cleveland 5–13 6–12 4–8 4–8 7–11 7–5 5–7 9–8 5–7 7–5 3–15
Detroit 7–11 8–10 7–5 9–3 11–7 8–4 6–6 10–8 7–5 10–2 7–11
Kansas City 1–11 2–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 4–8 8–10 5–7–1 8–10 10–8 7–5
Minnesota 4–8 5–7 11–7 13–5 7–5 6–6 10–8 10–2 13–5 12–6 6–6
New York 7–11 7–11 9–3 9–3 8–9 8–10 7–5–1 2–10 6–6 7–5 10–8
Oakland 4–8 8–4 12–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 10–8 5–13 6–6 13–5 8–4
Seattle 3–9 6–6 9–9–1 8–10 5–7 2–10 8–10 6–12 5–7 5–13 7–5
Washington 5–13 12–6 7–5 8–4 15–3 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10 4–8 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Mickey Mantle's retired number[edit]

YankeesRetired7.svg
Mickey Mantle's number 7 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1969.

On Mickey Mantle Day, June 8, 1969, in addition to the retirement of his uniform number 7, Mantle was given a plaque that would hang on the center field wall at Yankee Stadium, near the monuments to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Miller Huggins. The plaque was given to him by Joe DiMaggio, and Mantle then gave DiMaggio a similar plaque, telling the crowd, "His should be just a little bit higher than mine."

Roster[edit]

1969 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Jake Gibbs 71 219 18 49 .224 0 18 3
1B Joe Pepitone 135 513 49 124 .242 27 70 8
2B Horace Clarke 156 641 82 183 .285 4 48 33
3B Jerry Kenney 130 447 49 115 .257 2 34 25
SS Gene Michael 119 412 41 112 .272 2 31 7
LF Roy White 130 448 55 130 .290 7 74 18
CF Ron Woods 72 171 18 30 .175 1 7 2
RF Bobby Murcer 152 564 82 146 .259 26 82 7

[11]

Other batters[edit]

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
Frank Fernández 89 229 34 51 .223 12 29 1
Bobby Cox 85 191 17 41 .215 2 17 0
Tom Tresh 45 143 13 26 .182 1 9 2
Len Boehmer 45 108 5 19 .176 0 7 0
Thurman Munson 26 86 6 22 .256 1 9 0
Billy Cowan 32 48 5 8 .167 1 3 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Mel Stottlemyre 39 303 20 14 2.82 97 113
Fritz Peterson 37 272 17 16 2.55 43 150
Stan Bahnsen 40 220.2 9 16 3.83 90 130
Bill Burbach 31 140.2 6 8 3.65 102 82

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
Mike Kekich 28 105 4 6 4.54 66

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
Lindy McDaniel 51 5 6 5 3.55 60
Jack Aker 38 8 4 11 2.06 40
John Cumberland 2 0 0 0 4.50 0

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Mel Stottlemyre, All-Star Game
  • Roy White, All-Star Game [12]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Frank Verdi
AA Manchester Yankees Eastern League Jerry Walker
A Kinston Eagles Carolina League Gene Hassell
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Billy Shantz
A-Short Season Oneonta Yankees New York–Penn League George Case
Rookie Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Bill Monbouquette

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse, Oneonta[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Barber page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Bouton page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Billy Cowan page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Andy Kosco page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ a b John Orsino page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Merritt Ranew page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Ken Crosby page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ John Tamargo page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Tom Tresh page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
  12. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1969as.shtml
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]