1966 New York Yankees

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1966 New York Yankees
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Major league affiliations
1966 Uniform
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1966 Information
Owner(s) CBS
Manager(s) Johnny Keane and Ralph Houk
Local television none
Local radio none
Baseball-Reference 1966 New York Yankees

1966 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 70-89 Finished 10th in American League (1966 AL)

Managed by Johnny Keane (4-16) and Ralph Houk (66-73)

Coaches: Vern Benson, Frankie Crosetti, Jim Hegan, Wally Moses and Jim Turner

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1966 New York Yankees played the 64th season in team history. They finished with a record of 70-89, in 10th and last place, 26.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. New York was managed by Johnny Keane and Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees finished in 10th place, although arguably a "strong" tenth. It was the first time they had finished in last place since 1912, their final year at Hilltop Park. It was a "strong" tenth because their Pythagorean predicted a 79-83 finish, nine games better than they did. Although they were tenth, they were fifth in the league in runs scored, and fifth best in runs allowed.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jack Mann: The Decline and Fall of the New York Yankees, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY, 1967.
  • David Surdam: "The Best Last-Place Team Ever? The 1966 Yankees Didn't Know How to Finish Last", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Number 31, 2003, pp. 80-82.

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