1961 New York Yankees Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 109-53
Finished 1st in the AL
Attendance: 1,747,726, Avg. 26,481
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Won World Series
World Series - Defeated Cincinnati Reds 4-1
Manager: Ralph Houk (109-53)
Location: New York, New York
1961 New York Yankees Statistics
1961 New York Yankees Results

The New York Yankees of the American League ended the 1961 season with a record of 109 wins and 53 losses, finishing first in the AL.

The Yankees plated 827 runs and allowed 612 runs. Roger Maris crushed 61 homers for New York, while Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Bill Skowron and Johnny Blanchard each walloped 20 or more also. Roger Maris drove in 142 runs. Elston Howard led all regular hitters by hitting .348. Whitey Ford earned 25 wins on the mound for the team, and Luis Arroyo and Ralph Terry added 15 or more victories also Bill Stafford recorded a 2.68 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Ralph Houk coached the team. The 1961 New York Yankees won the World Series.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Luis ArroyoPLLFebruary 18, 19275'8"178Penuelas, P.R.
Yogi BerraLFLRMay 12, 19255'7"185St. Louis, MO USA
Johnny BlanchardCLRFebruary 26, 19336'1"193Minneapolis, MN USA
Clete Boyer3BRRFebruary 9, 19376'0"165Cossville, MO USA
Bob CervLFRRMay 5, 19256'0"200Weston, NE USA
Tex ClevengerPRRJuly 9, 19326'1"180Visalia, CA USA
Jim CoatesPRRAugust 4, 19326'4"192Farnham, VA USA
Bud DaleyPLLOctober 7, 19326'1"185Orange, CA USA
Joe DeMaestriSSRRDecember 9, 19286'0"170San Francisco, CA USA
Art DitmarPRRApril 3, 19296'2"185Winthrop, MA USA
Al DowningPRLJune 28, 19415'11"175Trenton, NJ USA
Ryne DurenPRRFebruary 22, 19296'2"190Cazenovia, WI USA
Whitey FordPLLOctober 21, 19285'10"178New York, NY USA
Billy Gardner3BRRJuly 19, 19276'0"170Waterford, CT USA
Jesse GonderPLRJanuary 20, 19365'10"180Monticello, AR USA
Bob Hale1BLLNovember 7, 19335'10"195Sarasota, FL USA
Elston HowardCRRFebruary 23, 19296'2"196St. Louis, MO USA
Johnny JamesPLRJuly 23, 19335'10"160Bonners Ferry, ID USA
Deron Johnson3BRRJuly 17, 19386'2"200San Diego, CA USA
Tony KubekSSLROctober 12, 19356'3"190Milwaukee, WI USA
Hector LopezLFRRJuly 8, 19295'11"182Colon, Co Panama
Duke MaasPRRJanuary 31, 19295'10"170Utica, MI USA
Mickey MantleCFBROctober 20, 19315'11"195Spavinaw, OK USA
Roger MarisRFLRSeptember 10, 19346'0"197Hibbing, MN USA
Danny McDevittPLLNovember 18, 19325'10"175New York, NY USA
Jack ReedCFRRFebruary 2, 19336'0"185Silver City, MS USA
Hal ReniffPRRJuly 2, 19386'0"215Warren, OH USA
Bobby Richardson2BRRAugust 19, 19355'9"170Sumter, SC USA
Rollie SheldonPRRDecember 17, 19366'4"185Putnam, CT USA
Bill Skowron1BRRDecember 18, 19305'11"195Chicago, IL USA
Bill StaffordPRRAugust 13, 19386'1"188Catskill, NY USA
Ralph TerryPRRJanuary 9, 19366'3"195Big Cabin, OK USA
Lee ThomasPLRFebruary 5, 19366'2"195Peoria, IL USA
Earl Torgeson1BLLJanuary 1, 19246'3"180Snohomish, WA USA
Tom TreshSSBRSeptember 20, 19386'1"180Detroit, MI USA
Bob TurleyPRRSeptember 19, 19306'2"215Troy, IL USA