Binghamton Triplets

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Binghamton Triplets
Binghamton, New York
Games played in Johnson City, New York
  • Class AA (1967–1968)
  • Class A (1964–1966)
  • Class AA (1963)
  • Class A (1933–1962)
  • Class B (1923–1932)
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 10 (1929, 1933, 1935, 1940, 1944, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1965, 1967)
Team data
Previous parks
Johnson Field

The Binghamton Triplets were a minor league baseball team in Binghamton, New York, affiliated with the New York Yankees (1932–1961, 1965–1968); the team also had brief affiliations with the Kansas City Athletics (1962–1963) and the Milwaukee Braves (1964). The Triplets played in the former New York–Pennsylvania League (1923–1937), the Eastern League (1938–1963, 1967–1968), and the current New York–Penn League (1964–66). They won league championships in 1929, 1933, 1935, 1940, 1944, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1965, and 1967. The Triplets folded in 1968, and the city was without a team until the current Class AA Binghamton Mets began play in 1992.

The Triplets played their home games at Johnson Field in nearby Johnson City until the team disbanded in 1968; the old ballpark was then torn down to help construct New York Route 17. The team wore caps with an intertwined 'T' and 'C' logo (similar to the original Minnesota Twins cap insignia); the letters stood for 'Triple Cities' (i.e., Binghamton, Johnson City, and Endicott). While the Triplets were a Yankee farm team, the parent club—featuring such legends as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle—played one exhibition game each year at Johnson Field.

Notable alumni[edit]

Baseball Hall of Fame Alumni[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Spud Chandler (1932-1933) 4 x MLB All-Star; 1943 AL Most Valuable Player
  • Ralph Houk (1941) Manager: 2 x World Series Champion NY Yankees (1961-1962)
  • Thurman Munson (1968) Died Age 32; 7 x All-Star; 1970 AL Rookie of the Year; 1976 AL Most Valuable Player
  • Ralph Terry (1954) 2 x MLB All Star; 1962 World Series Most Valuable Player
  • Tom Tresh (1959) 3 x MLB All-Star; 1962 AL Rookie of the Year


Triplet players of note[edit]

Triplet managers of MLB note[edit]

(Listed chronologically per tenure as Triplet manager.)


Baseball in Broome County (2004). by Marvin Cohen and Michael McCann.

Preceded by
Columbus Confederate Yankees
New York Yankees
Double-A affiliate

Succeeded by
Manchester Yankees