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The Early 1960s Run of the New York Yankees
Episode 554th January 2022 • Yesterday's Sports • Sports History Network
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EPISODE SUMMARY

In a span of ten years, from 1949 to 1958, the New York Yankees won the American League pennant nine times and the World Series seven times. The only year during that span the team failed to win the pennant was in 1954. Despite having an exceptional 103- 51 record, they finished eight games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians. Cleveland finished the season with 111 wins and only 43 losses.

Their .721 winning percentage remains the all-time highest winning percentage in the American League. But their storybook season did not have a happy ending as they were swept four games to zero in the World Series by the New York Giants. But now, back to the Yankees......

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YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND

Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below.

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