1980 New York Yankees season


1980 New York Yankees season

MLB yearly infobox
name = New York Yankees
season = 1980
misc = 1980 AL East Champions

current league = American League
y1 = 1901
division = Eastern Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform logo =
ballpark = Yankee Stadium
y4 = 1976
city = New York City, New York
y5 = 1903
owners = George Steinbrenner
managers = Dick Howser
television = WPIX
radio = WINS (AM)
(Frank Messer, Phil Rizzuto, Bill White, Fran Healy)|
The New York Yankees' 1980 season was the 78th season for the Yankees. The team finished with a record of 103-59, finishing in first place in the American League Eastern Division, 3 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles. The Kansas City Royals swept the Yanks in the ALCS. New York was managed by Dick Howser. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium.

Offseason

*November 1, 1979: Chris Chambliss, Dámaso García, and Paul Mirabella were traded by the Yankees to the Toronto Blue Jays for Rick Cerone, Tom Underwood and Ted Wilborn. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/ceronri01.shtml Rick Cerone page at Baseball Reference] ]
*November 1, 1979: Jim Beattie, Rick Anderson (baseball, born 1953), Juan Beníquez, and Jerry Narron were traded by the Yankees to the Seattle Mariners for Ruppert Jones and Jim Lewis. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/beattji01.shtml Jim Beattie page at Baseball Reference] ]
*November 8, 1979: Bob Watson was signed as a free agent by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/watsobo01.shtml Bob Watson page at Baseball Reference] ]
*November 8, 1979: Rudy May was signed as a free agent by the Yankees. [ [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mayru01.shtml Rudy May page at Baseball Reference] ]

Regular Season

Opening Day Starters

eason standings

Transactions

*April 1, 1980: Jim Kaat was signed as a free agent by the Yankees. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kaatji01.shtml Jim Kaat page at Baseball Reference] ]
*April 4, 1980: Johnny Oates was signed as a free agent by the Yankees. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/oatesjo01.shtml Johnny Oates page at Baseball Reference] ]
*April 30, 1980: Jim Kaat was purchased from the Yankees by the St. Louis Cardinals.
*August 1, 1980: José Rijo was signed by the Yankees as an amateur free agent. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rijojo01.shtml José Rijo page at Baseball Reference] ]
*August 14, 1980: Ken Clay and a player to be named later were traded by the Yankees to the Texas Rangers for Gaylord Perry. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Marvin Thompson (minors) to the Rangers on October 1. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/p/perryga01.shtml Gaylord Perry page at Baseball Reference] ]

Roster

Pitching

tarting pitchers

ALCS

Game 1

October 8 Royals Stadium

Awards and Honors

Bucky Dent, Rich Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Tommy John, Graig Nettles and Willie Randolph all represented the Yankees at the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Randolph earned the inaugural Silver Slugger Award at second base.

References

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/NYY/1980.shtml 1980 New York Yankees]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1980&t=NYA 1980 New York Yankees team page at www.baseball-almanac.com] succession box
title = AL East Championship Season
years = 1980
before =Baltimore Orioles
1979
after = New York Yankees
1981


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