1963 New York Yankees season

1963 New York Yankees season

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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

Regular season

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

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

Roster

1963 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

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

Starting pitchers

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

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

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

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

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

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

References

  • 1963 New York Yankees
  • 1963 World Series
  • 1963 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
New York Yankees
1962
American League Champions
1963
Succeeded by
New York Yankees
1964