03. Yankees right ship in fast start

14m | Apr 20, 2021

After losing on Opening Day to the Minnesota Twins, the Yankees stall in developing any momentum, because of numerous rain outs. Three games are postponed over the season's first eight days. Finally, they notch their first win of the 1961 season, only to face a doubleheader rain out the next day.

The Yankees manage to make up one of the games rained out in the doubleheader, but they do it in front one of the smallest crowds in Yankee Stadium history. If that is not enough, weather issues persist, before the Yankees conclude their first homestand of the season on a successful note. Mickey Mantle's torrid bat helps to warm the proceedings, before New York embarks on its first road trip of the season, under first year manager Ralph Houk.

Baseball Sixty One