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1969 New York Yankees season

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Owner(s)  CBS
General manager  Lee MacPhail
Local radio  WEPN
Start date  1969
Manager  Ralph Houk
Local television  WPIX
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Similar  1972 New York Yankees, 1975 New York Yankees, 1922 New York Yankees

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.

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Offseason

  • 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.
  • Regular season

  • August 8, 1969: Thurman Munson made his major league debut for the Yankees.
  • Notable transactions

  • June 5, 1969: 1969 Major League Baseball Draft
  • Ken Crosby was drafted by the Yankees in the 10th round. Player signed June 17, 1969.
  • John Tamargo was drafted by the Yankees in the 15th round, but did not sign.
  • 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

    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."

    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

    Other batters

    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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    Awards and honors

  • Mel Stottlemyre, All-Star Game
  • Roy White, All-Star Game
  • Farm system

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Syracuse, Oneonta

    References

    1969 New York Yankees season Wikipedia


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