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June 28, 2011

Awesome June

by @ 5:24 am. Filed under 1961 Yankees

After a couple of mediocre months, the Yankees broke out in June and finished with a 22-10 record.  It wasn’t their best month of the season, but it was the month that kept them in the mix.  They still had taken over first place but they sat just two games back of the first place Tigers.  Of course after June they finished with an incredible 64-26 record (that’s .711).

Roger Maris had his best month home run wise.  He belted 15 in June and he drove in 35 runs.  Just as impressive, he finished the month with 18 walks and nine strikeouts.  He went into the July with 27 home runs.  Mickey Mantle continued to rake and he had 25 long balls.  Eleven of those came in June and that was his second best home run total of the season.

Whitey Ford won all eight of his starts in June.  His ERA was oddly consistent had he started the month with a 3.24 mark and finished with a 3.10.  The eight straight wins are really what caught my eye.

Man it would have been great to have Yankees Tickets back around this time.  What a season.

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