1962 New York Yankees season

The 1962 New York Yankees season was the 60th season for the team. The team finished with a record of 96–66, winning their 27th pennant, finishing 5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they defeated the San Francisco Giants in 7 games. It was their 20th World Championship in franchise history, and their last until 1977.

1962 New York Yankees
1962 World Series Champions
1962 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)Roy Hamey
Manager(s)Ralph Houk
Local televisionWPIX
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWCBS (AM)
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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  • December 14, 1961: Jesse Gonder was traded by the Yankees to the Cincinnati Reds for Marshall Bridges.[1]

Regular season

  • May 22, 1962: Roger Maris drew four intentional walks in a game.
  • September 11, 1962: Former Ole Miss football quarterback Jake Gibbs made his Major League Baseball debut with the Yankees.[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 9666 0.593 50–30 46–36
Minnesota Twins 9171 0.562 5 45–36 46–35
Los Angeles Angels 8676 0.531 10 40–41 46–35
Detroit Tigers 8576 0.528 10½ 49–33 36–43
Chicago White Sox 8577 0.525 11 43–38 42–39
Cleveland Indians 8082 0.494 16 43–38 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 7785 0.475 19 44–38 33–47
Boston Red Sox 7684 0.475 19 39–40 37–44
Kansas City Athletics 7290 0.444 24 39–42 33–48
Washington Senators 60101 0.373 35½ 27–53 33–48

Record vs. opponents

Baltimore 8–109–911–72–1610–88–106–1211–712–6
Boston 10–88–107–1111–610–86–1210–86–128–9
Chicago 9–910–812–69–99–910–88–108–1010–8
Cleveland 7–1111–76–1210–811–79–96–1211–79–9
Detroit 16–26–119–98–1012–611–75–137–1111–7
Kansas City 8–108–109–97–116–126–128–105–1315–3
Los Angeles 10–812–68–109–97–1112–69–98–1011–7
Minnesota 12–68–1010–812–613–510–89–97–1110–8–1
New York 7–1112–610–87–1111–713–510–811–715–3
Washington 6–129–88–109–97–113–157–118–10–13–15

Notable transactions


1962 New York Yankees
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Howard136494138.2792191
1BBill Skowron140478129.2702380
2BBobby Richardson161692209.302859
3BClete Boyer158566154.2721868
SSTom Tresh157622178.2862093
LFHéctor López10633592.275648
CFMickey Mantle123377121.3213089
RFRoger Maris157590151.25633100

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
Johnny Blanchard9324657.2321339
Yogi Berra8623252.2241035
Tony Kubek4516953.314417
Joe Pepitone6313833.239717
Phil Linz7112937.287114
Dale Long419428.298417
Jack Reed884313.30214
Bob Cerv14172.11800
Billy Gardner410.00000
Jake Gibbs200----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
Ralph Terry43298.223123.19176
Whitey Ford38257.21782.90160
Bill Stafford35213.11493.67109

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
Jim Bouton36133.0773.9971
Rollie Sheldon34118.0785.4954
Bob Turley2469.0334.5742
Hal Brown26.2016.752

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
Marshall Bridges5284183.1466
Jim Coates507664.4467
Bud Daley437543.5955
Luis Arroyo271374.8121
Tex Clevenger212002.8411
Hal Reniff20007.361
Jack Cullen20010.002
Al Downing10000.001

1962 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL San Francisco Giants (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1Yankees – 6, Giants – 2October 4Candlestick Park43,852
2Yankees – 0, Giants – 2October 5Candlestick Park43,910
3Giants – 2, Yankees – 3October 7Yankee Stadium71,434
4Giants – 7, Yankees – 3October 8Yankee Stadium66,607
5Giants – 3, Yankees – 5October 10Yankee Stadium63,165
6Yankees – 2, Giants – 5October 15Candlestick Park43,948
7Yankees – 1, Giants – 0October 16Candlestick Park43,948

Awards and honors

All-Star Game (first game) All-Star Game (second game)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Sheriff Robinson
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Rube Walker
A Augusta Yankees Sally League Ernie White
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Vern Rapp and Steve Souchock
C Idaho Falls Yankees Pioneer League Loren Babe
D Harlan Smokies Appalachian League Chips Sobek and Lamar North
D Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League Bob Bauer
D Shelby Colonels Western Carolinas League Joe Abernethy and Cloyd Boyer


Harlan affiliation shared with Chicago White Sox[5]


  1. Jesse Gonder page at Baseball Reference
  2. Jake Gibbs page at Baseball Reference
  3. Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
  4. "1962 All-Star Game". Baseball-almanac.com. July 30, 1962. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  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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