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Friday December 15,1961This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

1961 Calendar -- Boxscores Main -- Review Data Topics -- Inclusion Rules -- About Boxscore Data
Games -- Standings -- Transactions

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Games on 1961-12-15

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Standings at end of 1961 season.

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RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16310954.669--82761221544-3865-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I-10-1
222Detroit Tigers16310261.6267.084167117051-3050-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium-1-10
334Baltimore Orioles1639667.58913.069158810347-3448-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium-1-10
448Chicago White Sox1638677.52823.07657263933-4953-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP Ed ShortComiskey Park-10-1
5511Cleveland Indians1617883.48430.0737752-1538-4240-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium000
6612Boston Red Sox1637687.46633.0729792-6326-5550-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park-10-1
7713Minnesota Twins1617190.44137.0708782-7434-4636-45L4T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium-1-10
8815Washington Senators II16161100.37947.0618776-15828-5433-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed DohertyGriffith Stadium000
9916Kansas City Athletics16261101.37747.5687864-17728-5433-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium-10-1
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1549361.604--7106535746-3147-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field000
225Los Angeles Dodgers1548965.5784.07356973844-3345-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum000
336San Francisco Giants1558570.5488.577365511840-3845-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park-10-1
447Milwaukee Braves1558372.53510.57126565638-4045-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Birdie TebbettsJohn McHaleCounty Stadium-10-1
559St. Louis Cardinals1558174.52312.57036683532-4548-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park-1-10
6610Pittsburgh Pirates1547579.48718.06946751937-4038-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field000
7714Chicago Cubs1566591.41729.0689800-11124-5440-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field-2-1-1
8817Philadelphia Phillies15548107.31045.5584796-21225-5222-56L3T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium-1-10

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Joe AzcueC22.119Traded by Braves with Manny Jimenez and Ed Charles to Athletics for Lou Klimchock and Bob Shaw. 
Frank BarnesP33.111Traded by White Sox with Andy Carey to Phillies for Taylor Phillips and Bob Sadowski. 
Andy Carey3B30.058Traded by White Sox with Frank Barnes to Phillies for Taylor Phillips and Bob Sadowski. 
Ed Charles3B28.230Traded by Braves with Manny Jimenez and Joe Azcue to Athletics for Lou Klimchock and Bob Shaw. 
Manny JimenezOF23.026Traded by Braves with Ed Charles and Joe Azcue to Athletics for Lou Klimchock and Bob Shaw. 
Marty KeoughOF-1B26.245Traded by Senators with Johnny Klippstein to Reds for Bob Schmidt and Dave Stenhouse. 
Lou Klimchock3B-2B22.061Traded by Athletics with Bob Shaw to Braves for Manny Jimenez, Ed Charles and Joe Azcue. 
Johnny KlippsteinP34.059Traded by Senators with Marty Keough to Reds for Bob Schmidt and Dave Stenhouse. 
Charlie Neal2B-SS30.319Traded by Dodgers with Willard Hunter to Mets for Lee Walls and Cash. 
Taylor PhillipsP28.180Traded by Phillies with Bob Sadowski to White Sox for Frank Barnes and Andy Carey. 
Joe PignatanoC32.133Traded by Athletics to Giants for Jose Tartabull. 
Bob Sadowski3B-OF24.334Traded by Phillies with Taylor Phillips to White Sox for Frank Barnes and Andy Carey. 
Bob SchmidtC28.237Traded by Reds with Dave Stenhouse to Senators for Marty Keough and Johnny Klippstein. 
Bob ShawP28.169Traded by Athletics with Lou Klimchock to Braves for Manny Jimenez, Ed Charles and Joe Azcue. 
Dave StenhouseP28.094Traded by Reds with Bob Schmidt to Senators for Marty Keough and Johnny Klippstein. 
Jose TartabullOF23.018Traded by Giants to Athletics for Joe Pignatano. 
Lee WallsOF28.343Traded by Mets with Cash to Dodgers for Willard Hunter and Charlie Neal.