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1961 NEW YORK YANKEES

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Bronx,NY
Team Record:  109-53   .673
Result:   1st in American League
Manager(s):  Ralph Houk
General Manager:   Roy Hamey
Stadium:  Yankee Stadium
Attendance:  1,747,725
Playoffs: Season in progress

New York Yankees affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Earl Torgeson (37)
Youngest Player:  Al Downing (20)
Longest Tenure:  Yogi Berra (16)
Top Hitter:  Mickey Mantle (2)
Top Pitcher:  Whitey Ford (1)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  81.94%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees10953.673--
Detroit10161.6238.0
Baltimore9567.58614.0
Chi White Sox8676.53123.0
Cleveland7883.48430.5
Boston7686.46933.0
Minnesota7090.43838.0
LA Angels7091.43538.5
KC Athletics61100.37947.5
Washington61100.37947.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
47Luis ArroyoPMLB5-8190LeftLeft2/18/192734Penuelas,Puerto RicoUDFA 

8Yogi BerraCMLB5-8194LeftRight5/12/192536St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
38Johnny BlanchardOF-CMLB6-1198LeftRight2/26/193328Minneapolis,MinnesotaUDFA 
6,34Clete Boyer3BMLB6-0182RightRight2/9/193724Cassville,MissouriUDFA 
17Bob CervOFMLB6-0200RightRight5/5/192635Lincoln,NebraskaUDFA 
26Tex ClevengerPMLB6-1180RightRight7/9/193228Visalia,CaliforniaUDFA 
39Jim CoatesPMLB6-4192RightRight8/4/193228Farnham,VirginiaUDFA 
28Bud DaleyPMLB6-1185LeftLeft10/7/193228Orange,CaliforniaUDFA 
20Joe DeMaestriSSMLB6-0174RightRight12/9/192832San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
28Art DitmarPMLB6-2196RightRight4/3/192932Winthrop,MassachusettsUDFA 
24Al DowningPMLB5-11177RightLeft6/28/194120Trenton,New Jersey1961UDFA NYY
26Ryne DurenPMLB6-1195RightRight2/22/192932Cazenovia,WisconsinUDFA 
16Whitey FordPMLB5-10181LeftLeft10/21/192832New York,New YorkUDFA 
12Billy Gardner2BMLB6-0180RightRight7/19/192733Waterford,ConnecticutUDFA 
25Jesse GonderCMLB5-10190LeftRight1/20/193625Monticello,ArkansasUDFA 
34Bob Hale1BMLB5-10195LeftLeft11/7/193327Sarasota,FloridaUDFA 
32Elston HowardC-OFMLB6-2200RightRight2/23/192932St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
53Johnny JamesPMLB5-10160LeftRight7/23/193327Bonners Ferry,IdahoUDFA 
6Deron Johnson1B-3BMLB6-2209RightRight7/17/193822San Diego,California1956UDFA NYY
10Tony KubekSSMLB6-3191LeftRight10/12/193624Milwaukee,WisconsinUDFA 
11Hector LopezOF-3BMLB5-11182RightRight7/9/192931Colon,PanamaUDFA 
29Duke MaasPMLB5-10170RightRight1/31/192932Utica,MichiganUDFA 
7Mickey MantleOFMLB5-11198BothRight10/20/193129Spavinaw,OklahomaUDFA 
9Roger MarisOFMLB6-0204LeftRight9/10/193426Hibbing,MinnesotaUDFA 
24Danny McDevittPMLB5-10175LeftLeft11/18/193228New York,New YorkUDFA 
15Jack ReedOFMLB6-0185RightRight2/2/193328Silver City,MississippiUDFA 
18Hal ReniffPMLB6-0215RightRight7/2/193822Warren,OhioUDFA 
1Bobby Richardson2BMLB5-9170RightRight8/19/193525Sumter,South CarolinaUDFA 
45Rollie SheldonPMLB6-4190RightRight12/17/193624Putnam,ConnecticutUDFA 
14Bill Skowron1BMLB5-11195RightRight12/18/193030Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
22Bill StaffordPMLB6-2193RightRight8/13/193921Catskill,New YorkUDFA 
23Ralph TerryPMLB6-3195RightRight1/9/193625Big Cabin,OklahomaUDFA 
17Lee ThomasOF-1BMLB6-2198LeftRight2/5/193625Peoria,IllinoisUDFA 
29Earl Torgeson1BMLB6-3180LeftLeft1/1/192437Snohomish,WashingtonUDFA 
15Tom TreshOF-SSMLB6-0191BothRight9/20/193723Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
19Bob TurleyPMLB6-2215RightRight9/19/193030Troy,IllinoisUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Mel AllenBroadcaster 
Red BarberBroadcaster 
Frankie CrosettiAssistant Coach 
Roy HameyGeneral Manager 
Jim HeganBullpen Coach 
Ralph HoukManager 
Wally MosesHitting Coach 
Phil RizzutoBroadcaster 
Johnny SainPitching Coach 
Earl TorgesonAssistant Coach 


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