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1961 New York Yankees (MLB)

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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
7090.43838.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1961 New York Yankees season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    47Luis ArroyoP5-8190L-L341955Not draftedMLB--
    8Yogi BerraC5-8194L-R361946Not draftedMLB--
    38Johnny BlanchardOF-C6-1198L-R281955Not draftedMLB--
    6,34Clete Boyer3B6-0182R-R241955Not draftedMLB--
    17Bob CervOF6-0200R-R351951Not draftedMLB--
    26Tex ClevengerP6-1180R-R281954Not draftedMLB--
    39Jim CoatesP6-4192R-R281956Not draftedMLB--
    28Bud DaleyP6-1185L-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    20Joe DeMaestriSS6-0174R-R321951Not draftedMLB--
    28Art DitmarP6-2196R-R321954Not draftedMLB--
    24Al DowningP5-11177R-L201961UDFAMLB--
    26Ryne DurenP6-1195R-R321954Not draftedMLB--
    16Whitey FordP5-10181L-L321950Not draftedMLB--
    12Billy Gardner2B6-0180R-R331954Not draftedMLB--
    25Jesse GonderC5-10190L-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    34Bob Hale1B5-10195L-L271955Not draftedMLB--
    32Elston HowardC-OF6-2200R-R321955Not draftedMLB--
    53Johnny JamesP5-10160L-R271958Not draftedMLB--
    6Deron Johnson1B-3B6-2209R-R221960UDFAMLB--
    10Tony KubekSS6-3191L-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    11Hector LopezOF-3B5-11182R-R311955Not draftedMLB--
    29Duke MaasP5-10170R-R321955Not draftedMLB--
    7Mickey MantleOF5-11198B-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    9Roger MarisOF6-0204L-R261957Not draftedMLB--
    24Danny McDevittP5-10175L-L281957Not draftedMLB--
    15Jack ReedOF6-0185R-R281961Not draftedMLB--
    18Hal ReniffP6-0215R-R221961Not draftedMLB--
    1Bobby Richardson2B5-9170R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    45Rollie SheldonP6-4190R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    14Bill Skowron1B5-11195R-R301954Not draftedMLB--
    22Bill StaffordP6-2193R-R211960Not draftedMLB--
    23Ralph TerryP6-3195R-R251956Not draftedMLB--
    17Lee ThomasOF-1B6-2198L-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    29Earl Torgeson1B6-3180L-L371947Not draftedMLB--
    15Tom TreshOF-SS6-0191B-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob TurleyP6-2215R-R301951Not draftedMLB--


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