Idaho Falls Yankees
From BR Bullpen
- Location: Idaho Falls, ID
- League: Pioneer League 1962-1963
- Affiliation: New York Yankees 1962-1963
In 1962, the Idaho Falls Russets, longtime members of the Pioneer League, became a New York Yankees affiliate and changed their name to the Idaho Falls Yankees. In their first year, led by manager Loren Babe, they posted a 52-78 record and finished in last place of the league's six teams. However, they were greatly improved the next year, going 77-49 under skipper Babe. First baseman Mike Hegan led the league with 123 runs scored and was joined on the All-Star team by shortstop Joe Palma, catcher James Fox, and outfielder LeRoy Reams. Pitcher Bob Cerone posted 16 wins, and George Bechtold had a 3.07 ERA to lead the circuit. In the playoffs, the Yankees swept the Magic Valley Cowboys and then defeated the Billings Mustangs to capture a championship in what would be the club's final year.
 Year-by-Year Record
|1963||77-49||2nd||Loren Babe||League Champs|