1968 New York Yankees
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1968 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page
Managed by Ralph Houk
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1968 New York Yankees played the 66th season in team history. They finished with a record of 83-79, 20 games behind the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Ralph Houk. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.
This was the last season for all-time great Mickey Mantle, who retired before the 1969 season. He was still a productive player at the time, although his statistics appear paltry because 1968 was the heart of the second dead-ball era. For example, the team holds the major league record for lowest team batting average since 1920 with .214.
Awards and Honors
- All-Stars: Mickey Mantle and Mel Stottlemyre
- AL Rookie of the Year Award: Stan Bahnsen
- Topps All-Star Rookie Team: Stan Bahnsen (RhP) and Bobby Cox (3B)