» April 19, 1960:
On Patriot's Day at Fenway Park, Roger Maris makes his debut with the Yankees a smash as he goes 4-for-5, including two home runs, and drives in four runs. The Yanks spoil Boston's opener with an 8–4 win as Jim Coates goes all the way for New York. Tom Brewer is the loser. Red Sox catcher Haywood Sullivan has his first ML hit after five seasons and 16 at bats. Mayor John Collins, wheel-chair bound because of polio, tosses out the first ball.
» May 28, 1960: Casey Stengel is hospitalized with a virus and high fever and will miss 13 games. New York goes 7-6 under interim manager Ralph Houk. Today the Yanks top the Senators, 5–1, behind Jim Coates' 5th straight win. The game is scoreless until Mickey Mantle cracks a 5th inning opposite field homer off Jim Kaat, who then walks three, hits two batters, and a serves up a Gil McDougald 2-run triple good for three runs. Later Mantle homers again, and Roger Maris, leading the American League, also homers, the first time the two have hit round trippers together in a game.
» June 14, 1960: New York beats KC, 6–2 behind Jim Coates and Roger Maris. Maris drives in five runs with a home run, double, and single. The Yankees have now 7th straight, all since Stengel returned from the hospital, and now are in a virtual tie with the Indians and Orioles for 1st place.
» July 9, 1960: Jim Coates suffers his first loss after nine straight wins, and 14 straight over two seasons, as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 6–5. The Sox are lead by Vic Wertz, who slugs a home run, double and single to drive in four runs. Coates' major-league record is 17–2.
» October 1, 1960: The Yankees win their 14th straight, beating the Red Sox, 3–1 behind three pitchers. Jim Coates (13–3) is the winner. Nichols is the loser for the Bosox, while Tracy Stallard, in relief, fans Roger Maris. Maris's next at bat against Stallard will be a momentous one a year from now.
» October 5, 1960: In a portent of things to come, Bill Mazeroski's 2-run 5th-inning home run off Jim Coates is the difference as Pittsburgh beats New York 6–4 in its first World Series win since 1925. Roy Face survives a 2-run 9th-inning Elston Howard home run to preserve Vern Law's victory.
» May 14, 1961:
The Yankees win a pair from Detroit, taking the opener with Jim Coates pitching the 11th inning for the win. Coates pitches another five innings of relief to win the nitecap as well.
» October 8, 1961: Five more scoreless innings by Whitey Ford and four by Jim Coates silence the Reds. Hector Lopez and Clete Boyer each drive in two runs for a 7–0 win. Ford breaks Babe Ruth's World Series record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, running his streak to 32.
» May 22, 1962: Roger Maris, who went all of 1961 without receiving an intentional walk, gets four in a 12-inning 2–1 win against the Angels to set an American League record. Maris receives five walks in all. Four Yankee pitchers (Whitey Ford, Jim Coates, Bud Daley, and Bob Turley) combine to give up just one hit in 12 innings. Ford leaves after seven innings because of back spasms, and Coates gives up the lone hit, a one-out 9th-inning single to Bob Rodgers.
» April 21, 1963:
The Senators acquire P Jim Coates from the Yankees in exchange for P Steve Hamilton. The Yanks sell P Hal Brown to Houston.