1970 New York Yankees season: Wikis

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1970 New York Yankees
Major league affiliations
Location
1970 information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Ralph Houk
Local television WPIX
Local radio WHN
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bob Gamere, Whitey Ford)

The New York Yankees' 1970 season was the 68th season for the Yankees. The team finished in second place in the American League East, with a record of 93-69, 15 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. The 93 wins were the most for the Yankees since 1964. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

The Yankees went from a record of 80 wins and 81 losses in 1969 to a record of 93 wins and 69 losses. [5]

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Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 108 54 -- .667
New York Yankees 93 69 15 .574
Boston Red Sox 87 75 21 .537
Detroit Tigers 79 83 29 .488
Cleveland Indians 76 86 32 .469
Washington Senators 70 92 38 .432

Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

  • September 22, 1970: Bobby Cox was released by the Yankees.[6]

Roster

1970 New York Yankees roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson 132 453 59 137 .302 6 53 5
1B Cater, DannyDanny Cater 155 582 64 175 .301 6 76 4
2B Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 158 686 81 172 .251 4 46 23
3B Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney 140 404 46 78 .193 4 35 20
SS Michael, GeneGene Michael 134 435 42 93 .214 2 38 3
LF White, RoyRoy White 162 609 109 180 .296 22 94 24
CF Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer 159 581 95 146 .251 23 78 15
RF Blefary, CurtCurt Blefary 99 269 34 57 .212 9 37 1

[7]

Other batters

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Ellis, JohnJohn Ellis 78 226 24 56 .248 7 29 0
Gibbs, JakeJake Gibbs 49 153 23 46 .301 8 26 2
Lyttle, JimJim Lyttle 87 126 20 39 .310 3 14 3
Baker, FrankFrank Baker 35 117 6 27 .231 0 11 1
Hansen, RonRon Hansen 59 91 13 27 .297 4 14 0
Ward, PetePete Ward 66 77 5 20 .260 1 18 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson 39 260.1 20 11 2.90 127
Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen 36 232.2 14 11 3.33 116
Gardner, RobRob Gardner 1 7.1 1 0 4.91 6

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Aker, JackJack Aker 41 4 2 16 2.06 36

Awards and records

Farm system

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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse[9]

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Shopay page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Curt Blefary page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Danny Cater page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Pete Ward page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Yankee for Life, Bobby Murcer and Glen Waggoner, p.62, Harper Collins, 2008, New York, ISBN 978-0-06-147342-5
  6. ^ Bobby Cox page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1970.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/asgbox/yr1970as.shtml
  9. ^ 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


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