1969 New York Yankees season: Wikis

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1969 New York Yankees
Mickey Mantle's # 7 retired
Major league affiliations
Location
1969 information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television WPIX
Local radio WHN
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, Whitey Ford)

The New York Yankees' 1969 season was the 67th season for the Yankees. The fifth-placed team had a record of 80-81, finishing 28.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees were members of the newly formed American League East.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

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

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 109 53 0 .673
Detroit Tigers 90 72 19.0 .556
Boston Red Sox 87 75 22.0 .537
Washington Senators 86 76 23.0 .531
New York Yankees 80 81 28.5 .497
Cleveland Indians 62 99 46.5 .385

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

Mickey Mantle's retired number

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

1969 New York Yankees roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Gibbs, JakeJake Gibbs 71 219 18 49 .224 0 18 3
1B Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone 135 513 49 124 .242 27 70 8
2B Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 156 641 82 183 .285 4 48 33
3B Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 130 447 49 115 .257 2 34 25
SS Michael, GeneGene Michael 119 412 41 112 .272 2 31 7
LF White, RoyRoy White 130 448 55 130 .290 7 74 18
CF Woods, RonRon Woods 72 171 18 30 .175 1 7 2
RF Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 152 564 82 146 .259 26 82 7

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Other batters

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Fernández, FrankFrank Fernández 89 229 34 51 .223 12 29 1
Cox, BobbyBobby Cox 85 191 17 41 .215 2 17 0
Tresh, TomTom Tresh 45 143 13 26 .182 1 9 2
Boehmer, LenLen Boehmer 45 108 5 19 .176 0 7 0
Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 26 86 6 22 .256 1 9 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kekich, MikeMike Kekich 28 105 4 6 4.54 66

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Aker, JackJack Aker 38 8 4 11 2.06 40

Awards and honors

  • Mel Stottlemyre, All-Star Game
  • Roy White, All-Star Game [13]

Farm system

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
Short-Season A Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League George Case
Rookie Johnson City Yankees Appalachian League Bill Monbouquette

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse, Oneonta[14]

Notes

References


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