1965 New York Yankees season
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The 1965 New York Yankees season was the 63rd season for the Yankees in New York and their 65th overall. The team finished with a record of 77-85, finishing 25 games behind the Minnesota Twins. New York was managed by Johnny Keane. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.
This season marked the beginning of a transition for the Yankees before a resurgence in the 1970s. This was the first season since 1925 that they failed to finish above the .500 mark. They would bottom out in 1966.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- October 21, 1964: Ralph Terry was sent by the Yankees to the Cleveland Indians to partially complete an earlier deal (the Yankees sent players to be named later and $75,000 to the Indians for Pedro Ramos) made on September 5, 1964. The Yankees sent Bud Daley to the Indians on November 27 to complete the trade.
- November 30, 1964: Ellie Rodríguez was drafted by the Yankees from the Kansas City Athletics in the 1964 first-year draft.
- November 30, 1964: Duke Carmel was drafted by the Yankees from the New York Mets in the 1964 rule 5 draft.
- Prior to 1965 season: Al Closter was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent.
First game in the Astrodome
- April 9, 1965: The Houston Colt .45s became the Houston Astros and inaugurated indoor baseball in the Astrodome with a 2-1 exhibition win over the Yankees. In this game, Mickey Mantle hit the first home run in the history of the Astrodome.
|Chicago White Sox||95||67||.586||7|
|New York Yankees||77||85||.475||25|
|Boston Red Sox||62||100||.383||40|
|Kansas City Athletics||59||103||.364||43|
- May 3, 1965: Johnny Blanchard and Rollie Sheldon were traded by the Yankees to the Kansas City Athletics for Doc Edwards.
- June 8, 1965: 1965 Major League Baseball Draft
|1965 New York Yankees|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|C||Howard, ElstonElston Howard||110||391||91||.233||9||45|
|1B||Pepitone, JoeJoe Pepitone||143||531||131||.247||18||62|
|2B||Richardson, BobbyBobby Richardson||160||664||164||.247||6||47|
|3B||Boyer, CleteClete Boyer||148||514||129||.251||18||58|
|SS||Kubek, TonyTony Kubek||109||339||74||.218||5||35|
|LF||Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle||122||361||92||.255||19||46|
|CF||Tresh, TomTom Tresh||156||602||168||.279||26||74|
|RF||López, HéctorHéctor López||111||283||74||.261||7||39|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Maris, RogerRoger Maris||46||155||37||.239||8||27|
|López, ArtArt López||38||49||7||.143||0||0|
|Murcer, BobbyBobby Murcer||11||37||9||.243||1||4|
|Blanchard, JohnnyJohnny Blanchard||12||34||5||.147||1||3|
|Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel||6||8||0||.000||0||0|
|González, PedroPedro González||7||5||2||.400||0||0|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Stottlemyre, MelMel Stottlemyre||37||291||20||9||2.63||155|
|Downing, AlAl Downing||35||212||12||14||3.40||179|
|Beck, RichRich Beck||3||21||2||1||2.14||10|
|Stafford, BillBill Stafford||22||111.1||3||8||3.56||71|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Ramos, PedroPedro Ramos||65||5||5||19||2.92||68|
|Blanco, GilGil Blanco||17||1||1||0||3.98||14|
Awards and honors
- Mickey Mantle, Hutch Award
- 1965 MLB All-Star Game
|AAA||Toledo Mud Hens||International League||Frank Verdi|
|AA||Columbus Confederate Yankees||Southern League||Loren Babe|
|A||Greensboro Yankees||Carolina League||Lamar North|
|A||Fort Lauderdale Yankees||Florida State League||Jack Reed|
|A||Binghamton Triplets||New York-Penn League||Gary Blaylock|
|Rookie||Johnson City Yankees||Appalachian League||Bob Bauer|
|Rookie||FRL Yankees||Florida Rookie League||Chuck Boone|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Columbus, Fort Lauderdale, Binghamton
- 1965 New York Yankees
- 1965 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com