1958 New York Yankees season

The 1958 New York Yankees season was the 56th season for the team. The team finished with a record of 92–62, winning their 24th pennant, finishing 10 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. In the World Series, they defeated the Milwaukee Braves in 7 games. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In 1958, the Yankees became New York City's only professional baseball team after the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the New York Giants left for San Francisco. The Yankees would hold this distinction until 1962, when the New York Mets began play.

1958 New York Yankees
1958 World Series Champions
1958 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWMGM
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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  • December 2, 1957: Harry Chiti was drafted from the Yankees by the Kansas City Athletics in the 1957 rule 5 draft.[1]
  • Prior to 1958 season: Rich Barry was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9262 0.597 44–33 48–29
Chicago White Sox 8272 0.532 10 47–30 35–42
Boston Red Sox 7975 0.513 13 49–28 30–47
Cleveland Indians 7776 0.503 14½ 42–34 35–42
Detroit Tigers 7777 0.500 15 43–34 34–43
Baltimore Orioles 7479 0.484 17½ 46–31 28–48
Kansas City Athletics 7381 0.474 19 43–34 30–47
Washington Senators 6193 0.396 31 33–44 28–49

Record vs. opponents

Baltimore 10–129–13–110–1110–1212–108–1415–7
Boston 12–1010–1212–1010–1212–109–13–114–8
Chicago 13–9–112–1012–1010–1212–107–1516–6
Cleveland 11–1010–1210–1214–810–127–1515–7
Detroit 12–1012–1012–108–1412–1012–109–13
Kansas City 10–1210–1210–1212–1010–129–1312–10–2
New York 14–813–9–115–715–710–1213–912–10
Washington 7–158–146–167–1513–910–12–210–12

Notable transactions


1958 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

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 H Avg. HR RBI
CYogi Berra122433115.2662290
1BBill Skowron126465127.2731473
2BGil McDougald138503126.2501465
3BAndy Carey10231590.2861245
SSTony Kubek138559148.265248
LFNorm Siebern134460138.3001455
CFMickey Mantle150519158.3044297
RFHank Bauer128462121.2681250

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Elston Howard103376118.3141166
Jerry Lumpe8123259.254332
Bobby Richardson7318245.247014
Marv Throneberry6015034.227719
Enos Slaughter7713842.304419
Harry Simpson245111.21606
Darrell Johnson5164.25000
Bobby Del Greco1251.20000
Fritz Brickell200----00

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Turley33245.12172.97168
Whitey Ford30219.11472.01145
Don Larsen19114.1963.0755
Tom Sturdivant1570.2364.2041

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Art Ditmar38139.2983.4252
Johnny Kucks34126.0883.9346
Bobby Shantz33126.0763.3680
Duke Maas22101.1733.8250
Zach Monroe2158.0423.2618
Sal Maglie723.1114.637
Murry Dickson620.1125.759

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ryne Duren4464202.0287
Virgil Trucks252114.5426
Bob Grim110105.5111
Johnny James10000.001

1958 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Milwaukee Braves (3)

1Yankees – 3, Braves – 4 (10 innings)October 1Milwaukee County Stadium46,367
2Yankees – 5, Braves – 13October 2Milwaukee County Stadium46,367
3Braves – 0, Yankees – 4October 4Yankee Stadium71,599
4Braves – 3, Yankees – 0October 5Yankee Stadium71,563
5Braves – 0, Yankees – 7October 6Yankee Stadium65,279
6Yankees – 4, Braves – 3 (10 innings)October 8Milwaukee County Stadium46,367
7Yankees – 6, Braves – 2October 9Milwaukee County Stadium46,367

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Andy Cohen
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Eddie Lopat
AA New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Charlie Silvera and Ray Yochim
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Steve Souchock
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Vern Hoscheit
C Modesto Reds California League Dee Phillips
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Ken Silvestri
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Tom Hamilton
D Kearney Yankees Nebraska State League Randy Gumpert
D Auburn Yankees New York–Penn League Tom Gott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Binghamton, Fargo-Moorhead, St. Petersburg[5]


  1. Harry Chiti at Baseball Reference
  2. Rich Barry at Baseball Reference
  3. Al Cicotte at Baseball Reference
  4. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 234, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  5. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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