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1961 New York Yankees (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 109-53 .673
Rank: 1st in American League
Run Differential: 827-612 + 215
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Roy Hamey
Location: Bronx, New York
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Attendance: 1,747,725 2/18
Playoffs: Won World Series (Reds)
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Earl Torgeson
Assistant Coach: Frankie Crosetti
Bullpen Coach: Jim Hegan
Hitting Coach: Wally Moses
Pitching Coach: Johnny Sain
Third Base Coach: Frankie Crosetti
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10953.673--
10161.6238.0
9567.58614.0
8676.53123.0
7883.48430.5
7686.46933.0
7090.43738.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Mickey MantleNYALAAW 7-5 vs LAA322002500100000013752 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Lee ThomasNYABALL 3-5 @BAL101000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Jack ReedNYABALL 1-4 @BAL000000000000000011st career game
    Rollie SheldonNYABALL 1-4 @BAL000000000000000011st career game
    Mickey MantleNYADETW 13-11 @DET632002400000000013822 home runs
    Deron JohnsonNYACLEW 4-3 vs CLE3010001000000001121st career RBI
    Mickey MantleNYAMINW 6-4 @MIN512001500010000013875 RBIs
    Roger MarisNYACLEL 3-4 @CLE1110012001010010550100th career home run
    Bobby RichardsonNYACLEL 3-4 @CLE4010000000000000500500th career game
    Clete BoyerNYABOSW 12-3 @BOS62400000000000003304 hits
    Mickey MantleNYABOSW 12-3 @BOS522002400010000014092 home runs
    Roger MarisNYABOSW 12-3 @BOS53300240000000005582 home runs
    Bill SkowronNYABOSW 12-3 @BOS42300220010000008332 home runs
    Bill SkowronNYABOSL 5-7 @BOS52200230000000018352 home runs
    Yogi BerraNYACHAW 6-2 @CHA322002200100000014902 home runs
    Rollie SheldonNYAMINW 6-1 vs MIN301000200000000081st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Hal ReniffNYAKC1L 6-9 vs KC1000000000000000011st career game
    Yogi BerraNYALAAW 2-1 vs LAA422002200000000014962 home runs
    Roger MarisNYALAAW 5-1 vs LAA42200220000000005732 home runs
    Yogi BerraNYACLEW 3-2 @CLE410000000000000015001500th career game
    Johnny BlanchardNYADETW 9-0 @DET53300220000000001372 home runs
    Mickey MantleNYAKC1W 5-3 @KC1322002500200000014342 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Roger MarisNYAKC1W 8-3 @KC152420140000000005844 hits
    Mickey MantleNYAWS2W 7-6 vs WS2333002410100000014432 home runs
    Mickey MantleNYAWS2W 13-4 vs WS2131001200400000014444 walks
    Roger MarisNYAWS2W 13-4 vs WS252300240000000005932 home runs
    Elston HowardNYACLEW 4-0 vs CLE42200220000000006912 home runs
    Mickey MantleNYAWS2W 5-3 @WS2422002300020000014582 home runs
    Roger MarisNYABOSW 11-8 @BOS34200110021000006104 runs scored
    Roger MarisNYACHAW 5-1 vs CHA42200230001000006132 home runs
    Clete BoyerNYACHAW 12-0 vs CHA42200240000000003772 home runs
    Roger MarisNYACHAW 12-0 vs CHA52300250000000006142 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Johnny BlanchardNYACHAW 5-2 vs CHA42200220000000011542 home runs
    Mickey MantleNYACHAW 5-2 vs CHA411001200000000014661000th career RBI
    Al DowningNYAKC1L 1-6 vs KC1100000000000000011st career game
    Elston HowardNYAMINW 7-6 vs MIN70410010002000007174 hits
    Mickey MantleNYAMINW 7-6 vs MIN634102310210100014772 home runs, 4 hits
    Tony KubekNYAWS2W 12-5 @WS263401010000000006534 hits
    Johnny BlanchardNYAWS2W 9-4 @WS252201011000000001651st career stolen base
    Roger MarisNYACHAW 5-4 vs CHA42300240000000006362 home runs
    Bobby RichardsonNYALAAL 4-6 @LAA51510020000000005965 hits
    Mickey MantleNYAMINL 0-3 @MIN401000000030000015001500th career game
    Roger MarisNYADETW 7-2 vs DET43310230000000006522 home runs
    Mickey MantleNYADETW 8-5 vs DET422002300020000015052 home runs
    Tom TreshNYADETW 8-5 vs DET000000000000000011st career game
    Johnny BlanchardNYAWS2W 8-0 vs WS242200240001000001782 home runs
    Jack ReedNYABALL 3-5 @BAL3100001000000000231st career RBI
    Tom TreshNYABALW 3-2 vs BAL101000000000000061st career hit
    Jack ReedNYABALL 2-3 vs BAL4010000000100000261st career hit
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Bill StaffordNYAKC1W 5-3 vs KC1Sv 1.11000000004000--123-11st career save
    Whitey FordNYAKC1W 3-0 vs KC1WSHO930004800033000--277131-60Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter, 1000th career strikeout
    Rollie SheldonNYABALL 1-4 @BAL 22000120009000--10-01st career game
    Ralph TerryNYABOSW 3-2 vs BOSWCG932214600034000--14333-433-hitter
    Rollie SheldonNYABOSW 7-6 @BOSW 6.254312500027000--71-21st career win
    Ralph TerryNYAMINW 5-1 vs MINWCG921103400031000--14634-432-hitter
    Hal ReniffNYAKC1L 6-9 vs KC1 1.21000110007000--10-01st career game
    Whitey FordNYADETW 9-0 @DETW 8300021200028000--291141-6112 Strikeouts
    Whitey FordNYADETW 6-2 vs DETWCG9521111100034000--295145-6111 Strikeouts
    Rollie SheldonNYACLEW 6-0 vs CLEWSHO940005400034000--175-2Complete game/Shutout
    Bill StaffordNYACLEW 4-0 vs CLEWSHO920000300028000--3110-5Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Rollie SheldonNYABOSW 3-0 vs BOSWSHO950000700031000--186-2Complete game/Shutout
    Al DowningNYAWS2L 2-12 @WS2L 11550320018000--10-11st career game
    Bill StaffordNYACHAW 12-0 vs CHAWSHO960003200137000--3312-5Complete game/Shutout
    Hal ReniffNYAKC1W 12-5 vs KC1Sv 10000020003000--100-01st career save
    Hal ReniffNYAMINW 7-6 vs MINW 300003100010000--121-01st career win
    Jim CoatesNYALAAW 2-0 vs LAAWSHO940002400033000--10627-7Complete game/Shutout
    Whitey FordNYAWS2W 8-0 vs WS2WSHO950002700032000--309153-62Complete game/Shutout


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