New York Yankee Team History (Part 5)

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  • 1959-07-12 NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during Yankee-Red Sox game

Sports History

1959-12-11 NY Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri

Baseball Record

1960-07-04 Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle hits 3-run homer vs Washington, 18th MLB player to hit 300 HRs

  • 1960-07-13 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • 1960-09-10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits 643' HR over right field roof in Detroit
  • 1960-09-25 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1960-10-03 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game winning streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • 1960-10-13 Baseball World Series: Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees, 10-9 at Forbes Field in series deciding Game 7; MVP: Yankees 2B Bobby Richardson

Sports History

1960-10-18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)

  • 1960-10-20 Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
  • 1960-11-02 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever
  • 1961-03-14 Former New York Yankees general manager George Weiss becomes first President of New York Mets after MLB expansion franchise formed
  • 1961-06-19 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
  • 1961-07-02 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season
  • 1961-09-20 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
  • 1961-10-01 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium

Sports History

1961-10-04 NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford records 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in Yankees 2-0 win v Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; NY wins series, 4-1

  • 1961-10-08 NY Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford breaks Babe Ruth's record of 29-2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in the World Series; he goes on to extend the streak to 33-2/3, which stands until 2000
  • 1961-10-09 Baseball World Series: New York Yankees win 19th championship, 4-1; rout Cincinnati Reds, 13-5 at Crosley Field in Game 5; MVP: Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford

Baseball Record

1962-05-23 Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)

  • 1962-06-24 Outfielder Jack Reed hits his only MLB home run in the 22nd-inning as NY Yankees edge Detroit Tigers, 9-7 in slowest extra-inning game in league history; 7:00 hours
  • 1962-07-06 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer
  • 1962-09-25 Yankees clinch AL pennant

Sports History

1962-10-04 Willie Mays scores in the 2nd inning for the Giants ending Whitey Ford's record Baseball World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak at ​33 2⁄3; Yankees beat Giants, 6-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in the series

  • 1962-10-16 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees win 20th championship; beat SF Giants, 1-0 at Candlestick Park for 4 games to 3 series victory; MVP: Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry
  • 1963-02-27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
  • 1963-05-22 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

Sports History

1963-09-13 Jim Bouton's 20th win clinches Yanks 28th pennant

Baseball Record

1963-10-02 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0

  • 1963-10-06 Baseball World Series: LA Dodgers edge NY Yankees, 2-1 at Dodger Stadium for 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax

Sports History

1963-10-23 New York Yankees name Yogi Berra as manager, replacing Ralph Houk who becomes the team's general manager

  • 1963-11-07 New York Yankee catcher Elston Howard is first African-American to be voted AL MVP
  • 1964-08-20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders
  • 1964-08-23 St Louis Cardinals are 11 games back in NL; go on win Baseball World Series, 4-3 v New York Yankees
  • 1964-08-29 On Elston Howard Night, NY Yankees Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • 1964-10-03 NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 8-3 to clinch Bronx Bombers 5th consecutive AL pennant, and 29th in club's history
  • 1964-10-15 Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals win 7th title; beat NY Yankees, 7-5 at Busch Stadium to clinch series, 4-3; MVP: St Louis pitcher Bob Gibson
  • 1964-10-17 New York Yankees catcher fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • 1964-11-02 Columbia Broadcasting System buys 80% share in the New York Yankees Baseball Club for $11.2 million; later purchases club outright
  • 1965-04-09 1st baseball game at Houston Astrodome, Astros beat NY Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits MLB's 1st indoor homerun; US President Lyndon Johnson and wife Lady Bird attend

Sports History

1965-05-16 Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers

  • 1965-06-06 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • 1965-07-20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • 1965-09-18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
  • 1965-10-03 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher
  • 1966-05-07 NY Yankees fire manager Johnny Keane
  • 1966-07-25 Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1966-09-11 Johnny Miller becomes 1st New York Yankee to hit a HR on his 1st MLB at bat; his 2nd HR came on his final MLB at bat in 1969
  • 1966-09-19 Mike Burke named Yankees pres
  • 1966-09-22 Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game
  • 1966-09-25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • 1966-12-08 A terrible New York Yankee trade, Roger Maris for St' Louis Card's Charlie Smith
  • 1967-02-16 NY Yankees pitcher Red Ruffing elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1967-05-14 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Baltimore Oriole's Stu Miller
  • 1967-05-30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
  • 1967-06-07 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • 1967-06-21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • 1967-07-26 Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
  • 1967-08-29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1967-10-04 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
  • 1968-04-30 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
  • 1968-06-03 Yanks turn 21st triple-play in their history lose 4-3 to Twins
  • 1968-08-23 Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew

Sports History

1968-08-25 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered

  • 1968-11-19 New York Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of the Year
  • 1969-03-01 New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle announces his retirement due to persistent knee injuries; finishes 18-season career with 536 home runs and .298 batting average

Sports History

1969-04-07 Ted Williams begins managing Washington Senators, they lose to Yanks 8-4

  • 1969-06-08 MLB legend Mickey Mantle gives his farewell retirement speech during "Mickey Mantle Day" at Yankee Stadium, 60,096 see #7 retired
  • 1969-08-29 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench
  • 1969-09-02 Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
  • 1970-04-12 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio
  • 1970-04-22 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
  • 1970-08-08 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • 1970-11-25 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1971-02-10 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1971-09-30 Last Washington Senator home game, Yanks win career 5th forfeit game Yanks trailing 4-2 in 9th with 2 outs, fans rush field
  • 1972-03-22 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
  • 1972-03-23 NY Yankees agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
  • 1972-08-08 NY Yanks sign 30-year lease to play in remodeled Yankee Stadium
  • 1972-11-27 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses

Sports History

1973-01-03 A 12-man syndicate led by Michael Burke and George Steinbrenner III buys MLB's New York Yankees from CBS for US$10 million

  • 1973-03-05 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • 1973-04-06 Yankee Ron Blomberg becomes 1st designated hitter, he walks
  • 1973-06-12 Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
  • 1973-07-20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
  • 1973-08-01 MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2
  • 1973-08-04 NY Yankees pitcher Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers

Sports History

1973-09-02 Billy Martin is fired as Detroit Tigers manager due to continual differences with the front office; goes on to manage Texas, Oakland and NY Yankees (in 5 separate stints)

  • 1973-09-30 New York Yankees close 50th year at Yankee Stadium with an 8-5 loss to Detroit Tigers for an 80-82 season record; manager Ralph Houk resigns
  • 1973-10-23 Yankee GM & President Lee MacPhail named AL president
  • 1973-12-18 Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres

Sports History

1973-12-20 AL president Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees

  • 1974-04-06 Yankees 1st home game at Shea Stadium, while Yankee Stadium is renovated; beat Cleveland Indians 6-1
  • 1974-04-19 Oriole Al Bumbry hits an inside-the-park HR against NY Yankees
  • 1974-04-26 Yankees trade Peterson, Beene, Kline & Buskey to Indians for Chambliss, Tidrow & Upshaw
  • 1974-07-08 Yank shortstop Jim Mason ties record with 4 doubles in 9 inn game
  • 1974-08-12 Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford become 1st teammates inducted to hall of fame on same day
  • 1974-10-17 Baseball World Series: Oakland A's 3-peat; beat LA Dodgers, 3-2 in Oakland for 4-1 series win; MVP: A's pitcher Rollie Fingers
  • 1974-10-22 MLB New York Yankees trade outfielder Bobby Murcer to San Francisco Giants for outfielder Bobby Bonds
  • 1974-12-31 New York Yankees sign Cy Young Award winner Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 years for a record $3.75 million from the Oakland A's

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