1969 New York Yankees season
|1969 New York Yankees|
|Mickey Mantle's # 7 retired|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Lee MacPhail|
|Local television||Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman, Frank Messer, Whitey Ford)|
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman)
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The 1969 New York Yankees season was the 67th season for the team in New York, and its 69th season overall. The team finished in fifth-place in the newly established American League East with a record of 80–81, 28½ games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.
- October 15, 1968: Steve Barber was drafted from the Yankees by the Seattle Pilots as the 37th pick in the 1968 MLB expansion draft.
- October 21, 1968: Jim Bouton was purchased from the Yankees by the Seattle Pilots.
- December 2, 1968: Billy Cowan was drafted by the Yankees from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1968 rule 5 draft.
- December 4, 1968: Andy Kosco was traded by the Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Mike Kekich.
- December 6, 1968: Charley Smith was traded by the Yankees to the San Francisco Giants for Nate Oliver.
- January 8, 1969: John Orsino was purchased by the Yankees from the Washington Senators.
- Prior to 1969 season: Merritt Ranew was acquired from the Yankees by the Seattle Pilots.
- August 8, 1969: Thurman Munson made his major league debut for the Yankees.
|Boston Red Sox||87||75||0.537||22||46–35||41–40|
|New York Yankees||80||81||0.497||28½||48–32||32–49|
Record vs. opponents
1969 American League Records
- June 5, 1969: 1969 Major League Baseball Draft
- June 12, 1969: John Orsino was traded by the Yankees to the Cleveland Indians for Rob Gardner.
- June 14, 1969: Tom Tresh was traded by the Yankees to the Detroit Tigers for Ron Woods.
- July 26, 1969: Billy Cowan was purchased by the California Angels from the New York Yankees.
Mickey Mantle's retired number
|Mickey Mantle's number 7 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1969.|
On Mickey Mantle Day, June 8, 1969, in addition to the retirement of his uniform number 7, Mantle was given a plaque that would hang on the center field wall at Yankee Stadium, near the monuments to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Miller Huggins. The plaque was given to him by Joe DiMaggio, and Mantle then gave DiMaggio a similar plaque, telling the crowd, "His should be just a little bit higher than mine."
|1969 New York Yankees|
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Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
|C||Gibbs, JakeJake Gibbs||71||219||18||49||.224||0||18||3|
|1B||Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone||135||513||49||124||.242||27||70||8|
|2B||Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke||156||641||82||183||.285||4||48||33|
|3B||Kenney, JerryJerry Kenney||130||447||49||115||.257||2||34||25|
|SS||Michael, GeneGene Michael||119||412||41||112||.272||2||31||7|
|LF||White, RoyRoy White||130||448||55||130||.290||7||74||18|
|CF||Woods, RonRon Woods||72||171||18||30||.175||1||7||2|
|RF||Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer||152||564||82||146||.259||26||82||7|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases
|Fernández, FrankFrank Fernández||89||229||34||51||.223||12||29||1|
|Cox, BobbyBobby Cox||85||191||17||41||.215||2||17||0|
|Tresh, TomTom Tresh||45||143||13||26||.182||1||9||2|
|Boehmer, LenLen Boehmer||45||108||5||19||.176||0||7||0|
|Munson, ThurmanThurman Munson||26||86||6||22||.256||1||9||0|
|Cowan, BillyBilly Cowan||32||48||5||8||.167||1||3||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts
|Stottlemyre, MelMel Stottlemyre||39||303||20||14||2.82||97||113|
|Peterson, FritzFritz Peterson||37||272||17||16||2.55||43||150|
|Bahnsen, StanStan Bahnsen||40||220.2||9||16||3.83||90||130|
|Burbach, BillBill Burbach||31||140.2||6||8||3.65||102||82|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Kekich, MikeMike Kekich||28||105||4||6||4.54||66|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|McDaniel, LindyLindy McDaniel||51||5||6||5||3.55||60|
|Aker, JackJack Aker||38||8||4||11||2.06||40|
|Cumberland, JohnJohn Cumberland||2||0||0||0||4.50||0|
Awards and honors
- Steve Barber page at Baseball Reference
- Jim Bouton page at Baseball Reference
- Billy Cowan page at Baseball-Reference
- Andy Kosco page at Baseball Reference
- Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
- John Orsino page at Baseball Reference
- Merritt Ranew page at Baseball Reference
- Ken Crosby page at Baseball Reference
- John Tamargo page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Tresh page at Baseball Reference
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 24, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007