1964 New York Yankees season: Wikis

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1964 New York Yankees
1964 AL Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1964 Information
Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
Manager(s) Yogi Berra
Local television WPIX
Local radio WCBS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Phil Rizzuto, Red Barber, Jerry Coleman, Bob Delaney)

The New York Yankees' 1964 season was the 62nd season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 99-63, winning their 29th pennant, finishing 1 game ahead of the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Yogi Berra. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals in 7 games.

That Series win gave the Cardinals a 3-2 edge in overall Series play, the first time any team had an overall edge against the Yankees since the 1920s. As of 2007, the Cardinals remain the only one of the "classic eight" National League teams to hold an edge over the Yankees.

This season is considered to be the endpoint of the "Old Yankees" dynasty that had begun with the Ruppert-Huston partnership and then continued with the Topping-Webb partnership. The Yankees would soon undergo ownership changes and front office turmoil, and would not be a serious factor in the pennant chase again until the early 1970s.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • September 26, 1964: Mel Stottlemyre went 5 for 5, drove in two runs, and threw a two hit shutout.[2]
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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 63 .611 --
Chicago White Sox 98 64 .605 1
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 .599 2
Detroit Tigers 85 77 .525 14
Los Angeles Angels 82 80 .506 17
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 20
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 20
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 27
Washington Senators 62 100 .383 37
Kansas City Athletics 57 105 .352 42

Notable transactions

Roster

1964 New York Yankees roster
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 150 550 172 .313 15 84
1B Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 160 613 154 .251 28 100
2B Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson 159 679 181 .267 4 50
3B Boyer, CleteClete Boyer 147 510 111 .218 8 52
SS Kubek, TonyTony Kubek 106 415 95 .229 8 31
LF Tresh, TomTom Tresh 153 533 131 .246 16 73
CF Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle 143 465 141 .303 35 111
RF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 141 513 144 .281 26 71

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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
López, HéctorHéctor López 127 285 74 .260 10 34

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 38 271.1 18 13 3.02 125

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
Terry, RalphRalph Terry 27 114 7 11 4.54 77

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

World series

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Yankees – 5, Cardinals – 9 October 7 Busch Stadium I 30,805 2:42
2 Yankees – 8, Cardinals – 3 October 8 Busch Stadium I 30,805 2:29
3 Cardinals – 1, Yankees – 2 October 10 Yankee Stadium 67,101 2:16
4 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3 October 11 Yankee Stadium 66,312 2:18
5 Cardinals – 5, Yankees – 2 October 12 Yankee Stadium 65,633 2:37
6 Yankees – 8, Cardinals – 3 October 14 Busch Stadium I 30,805 2:37
7 Yankees – 5, Cardinals – 7 October 15 Busch Stadium I 30,346 2:40

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Preston Gómez
AA Columbus Confederate Yankees Southern League Rube Walker
A Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Loren Babe
A Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Frank Verdi
A Shelby Yankees Western Carolinas League Gary Blaylock
Rookie Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Lamar North
Rookie SRL Yankees Sarasota Rookie League Billy Shantz

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Fort Lauderdale, Johnson City[6]

Notes

  1. ^ Marshall Bridges page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Yankee for Life, Bobby Murcer and Glen Waggoner, p. 63, Harper Collins, 2008, New York, ISBN 978-0-06-147342-5
  3. ^ Pedro Ramos page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1964.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1964as.shtml
  6. ^ 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

Preceded by
New York Yankees
1963
American League Champions
1964
Succeeded by
Minnesota Twins
1965

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