I haven't quite gotten to my eulogy of Mr. Steinbrenner. I may not...it's too complex...that said...Ralph Houk was the manager of the third of 4 great Yankee teams. And what I mean is that a team that was so dominant in one year following up with a championship the next year.....I gave up on this premise (36-42...but the others stand) Those teams are:
1927 - Managed By Miller Huggins - 110 - 44
1928 - Managed By Miller Huggins - 101 - 53
1936 - 1942 - Managed by Joe MCCarthy - Wow this is pretty brutal.
1961 - Managed by Ralph Houk - 109-53
1962 - Managed by Ralph Houk - 99-66
1998 - Managed by Joe Torre - 114 - 48
1999 - Managed by Joe Torre - 98 - 64
I have to leave off the 77, 78 Yanks...I may reconsider...look at those numbers. And the Major was a good part of it!