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Yanks Win Third Consecutive Pennant

Sept. 25, 1962 - After weeks of painful dawdling, the New York Yankees brought the 1962 American League pennant race to an abrupt end at the Stadium today by defeating the Washington Senators, 8-3, before a slim gathering of 10,335. The race was actually clinched on two fronts for the Bronx Bombers. While Manager Ralph Houk (pictured after the game) and the Yanks, behind the dependable Whitey Ford, were making off with this one, the runner-up Minnesota Twins made it doubly certain by losing their game to the Cleveland Indians. Thus, to the most successful club in major league history comes the Bombers’ 27th American League pennant, their 12th in the last 14 years, and third in a row. For the 43-year-old Houk, who succeeded Casey Stengel 2 years ago, this is the second pennant in his only 2 years as a manager in the majors.


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