1961 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1961 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
All-Star Game
San Francisco,California
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1961 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League -
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111New York YankeesT - S - R - L16210953.673--827612215Won World Series (Reds)1,747,7252Roy HameyRalph HoukYankee Stadium I
    222Detroit TigersT - S - R - L16210161.6238.0841671170dnq1,600,7103Rick FerrellBob ScheffingTiger Stadium
    334Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1629567.58614.0691588103dnq951,08910Lee MacPhailPaul Richards, Lum HarrisMemorial Stadium
    448Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1628676.53123.076572639dnq1,146,0197Hank Greenberg, Bill VeeckAl LopezComiskey Park
    5511Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1617883.48430.5737752-15dnq725,54713---Jimmy Dykes, Mel HarderCleveland Municipal Stadium
    6612Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1627686.46933.0729792-63dnq850,58912Dick O'ConnellPinky HigginsFenway Park
    7713Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1607090.43838.0707778-71dnq1,256,7235Calvin GriffithSam Mele, Cookie LavagettoMetropolitan Stadium
    8814Los Angeles AngelsT - S - R - L1617091.43538.5744784-40dnq603,51016Fred HaneyBill RigneyWrigley Field
    9916Washington Senators IIT - S - R - L16161100.37947.5618776-158dnq597,28717Ed DohertyMickey VernonGriffith Stadium
    101017Kansas City AthleticsT - S - R - L16161100.37947.5683863-180dnq683,81714Frank LaneHank Bauer, Joe GordonMunicipal Stadium
    National League -
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    113Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1549361.604--71065357Lost World Series (Yankees)1,117,6038Bill DeWittFred HutchinsonCrosley Field
    225Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1548965.5784.073569738dnq1,804,2501Buzzie BavasiWalter AlstonLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
    336San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1548569.5528.0773655118dnq1,390,6794Chub FeeneyAlvin DarkCandlestick Park
    447Milwaukee BravesT - S - R - L1548371.53910.071265656dnq1,101,4419John McHaleChuck Dressen, Birdie TebbettsCounty Stadium
    559St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1548074.51913.070366835dnq855,30511Bing DevineSolly Hemus, Johnny KeaneSportsman's Park
    6610Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1547579.48718.069467519dnq1,199,1286Joe BrownDanny MurtaughForbes Field
    7715Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1546490.41629.0689800-111dnq673,05715John HollandEl Tappe, Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, Lou KleinWrigley Field
    8818Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L15447107.30546.0584796-212dnq590,03918John QuinnGene MauchConnie Mack Stadium
    18 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season