1960 New York Yankees season

The 1960 New York Yankees season was the 58th season for the team. The team finished with a record of 97–57, winning its 25th pennant, finishing 8 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games.

1960 New York Yankees
1960 AL 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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Regular season

Elston Howard took over as the Yankees' everyday catcher, while Yogi Berra split time between the outfield and serving as Howard's backup.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9757 0.630 55–22 42–35
Baltimore Orioles 8965 0.578 8 44–33 45–32
Chicago White Sox 8767 0.565 10 51–26 36–41
Cleveland Indians 7678 0.494 21 39–38 37–40
Washington Senators 7381 0.474 24 32–45 41–36
Detroit Tigers 7183 0.461 26 40–37 31–46
Boston Red Sox 6589 0.422 32 36–41 29–48
Kansas City Athletics 5896 0.377 39 34–43 24–53

Record vs. opponents

Baltimore 16–613–914–813–913–99–1311–11
Boston 6–165–179–1314–813–97–1511–11
Chicago 9–1317–511–1111–1115–710–1214–8
Cleveland 8–1413–911–117–1515–76–1616–6
Detroit 9–138–1411–1115–710–128–1410–12
Kansas City 9–139–137–157–1512–107–15–17–15
New York 13–915–712–1016–614–815–7–112–10
Washington 11–1111–118–146–1612–1015–710–12

Notable transactions

  • May 19, 1960: Andy Carey was traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics for Bob Cerv.[3]


1960 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
CElston Howard10732379.245639
1BBill Skowron146538166.3092691
2BBobby Richardson150460116.252126
3BClete Boyer12439395.2421446
SSTony Kubek147568155.2731462
LFHéctor López131408116.284942
CFMickey Mantle153527145.2754094
RFRoger Maris136499141.28339112

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
Yogi Berra12035999.276156
Gil McDougald11933787.258834
Bob Cerv8721654.250828
Johnny Blanchard539924.242414
Kent Hadley556413.203411
Dale Long264115.366310
Joe DeMaestri49358.22902
Ken Hunt25226.27301
Jim Pisoni2091.11101
Jesse Gonder772.28613
Elmer Valo850.00000
Deron Johnson642.50000
Andy Carey431.33301
Billy Shantz100----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
Art Ditmar34200.01593.0665
Whitey Ford33192.21293.0885
Bob Turley34173.1933.2787
Jim Coates35149.11334.2873
Bill Short1047.0354.7914

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
Ralph Terry35166.21083.4092
Eli Grba2480.2643.6832
Bill Stafford1160.0312.2536
John Gabler2152.0334.1519

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
Bobby Shantz4254112.7954
Ryne Duren423494.9667
Duke Maas355144.0928
Luis Arroyo295172.8829
Johnny James285124.3629
Fred Kipp40106.232

1960 World Series

NL Pittsburgh Pirates (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1Yankees – 4, Pirates – 6October 5Forbes Field36,676
2Yankees – 16, Pirates – 3October 6Forbes Field37,308
3Pirates – 0, Yankees – 10October 8Yankee Stadium70,001
4Pirates – 3, Yankees – 2October 9Yankee Stadium67,812
5Pirates – 5, Yankees – 2October 10Yankee Stadium62,753
6Yankees – 12, Pirates – 0October 12Forbes Field38,580
7Yankees – 9, Pirates – 10October 13Forbes Field36,683

Awards and honors

  • Roger Maris, American League MVP
  • Bobby Richardson, World Series MVP

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Steve Souchock
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Jim Gleeson
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Dee Phillips
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Hal Charnofsky
C Modesto Reds California League Tom Hamilton
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League John Fitzpatrick
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Stan Charnofsky and Randy Gumpert
D Auburn Yankees New York–Penn League Bob Bauer



  1. Roger Maris at Baseball Reference
  2. Jesse Gonder at Baseball Reference
  3. Bob Cerv at Baseball Reference
  4. 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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