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1961 American League (MLB)

+ Awards and Leaderboards
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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1961 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Gold GloveFrank Lary Pitcher, Earl Battey Catcher, Vic Power First Base, Bobby Richardson Second Base, Brooks Robinson Third Base, Luis Aparicio Shortstop, Al Kaline Outfielder, Jim Landis Outfielder, Jim Piersall Outfielder
    American League Most Valuable PlayerRoger Maris
    1961 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brooks Robinson163
    2Rocky Colavito163
    3Bobby Richardson162
    4Jake Wood162
    5Roger Maris161
    6Bill Bruton160
    7Bob Allison159
    8Nellie Fox159
    9Norm Cash159
    10Chuck Schilling158
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Brooks Robinson668
    2Jake Wood663
    3Bobby Richardson662
    4Chuck Schilling646
    5Luis Aparicio625
    6Tony Kubek617
    7Dick Howser611
    8Nellie Fox606
    9Lenny Green600
    10Bill Bruton596
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Mantle132
    2Roger Maris132
    3Rocky Colavito129
    4Norm Cash119
    5Al Kaline116
    6Dick Howser108
    7Bill Bruton99
    8Jake Wood96
    9Jim Gentile96
    10Harmon Killebrew94
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Norm Cash193
    2Brooks Robinson192
    3Al Kaline190
    4Tito Francona178
    5Bobby Richardson173
    6Dick Howser171
    7Jake Wood171
    8Lenny Green171
    9Luis Aparicio170
    10Tony Kubek170
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Kaline41
    2Brooks Robinson38
    3Tony Kubek38
    4Norm Siebern36
    5Vic Power34
    6Carl Yastrzemski31
    7Danny O'Connell30
    8Rocky Colavito30
    9Tito Francona30
    10Al Smith29
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jake Wood14
    2Jerry Lumpe9
    3Marty Keough9
    4Jim Landis8
    5Norm Cash8
    6Tito Francona8
    7Al Kaline7
    8Brooks Robinson7
    9Floyd Robinson7
    10Harmon Killebrew7
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Maris61
    2Mickey Mantle54
    3Harmon Killebrew46
    4Jim Gentile46
    5Rocky Colavito45
    6Norm Cash41
    7Bob Allison29
    8Al Smith28
    9Bill Skowron28
    10Leon Wagner28
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Maris142
    2Jim Gentile141
    3Rocky Colavito140
    4Norm Cash132
    5Mickey Mantle128
    6Harmon Killebrew122
    7Bob Allison105
    8Norm Siebern98
    9Willie Kirkland95
    10Al Smith93
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Aparicio53
    2Dick Howser37
    3Jake Wood30
    4Bill Bruton22
    5Chuck Hinton22
    6Jim Landis19
    7Lenny Green17
    8Gary Geiger16
    9Zoilo Versalles16
    10Danny O'Connell15
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Aparicio13
    2Lenny Green11
    3Willie Tasby10
    4Dick Howser9
    5Jake Wood9
    6Zoilo Versalles9
    7Coot Veal8
    8Jackie Jensen8
    9Bob Allison7
    10Bobby Richardson7
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Mantle126
    2Norm Cash124
    3Rocky Colavito113
    4Harmon Killebrew107
    5Bob Allison103
    6Albie Pearson96
    7Jim Gentile96
    8Roger Maris94
    9Dick Howser92
    10Gary Geiger87
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jake Wood141
    2Ken Hunt120
    3Mickey Mantle112
    4Woodie Held111
    5Harmon Killebrew109
    6Bill Skowron108
    7Jim Gentile106
    8Bob Allison100
    9Jim Lemon98
    10Carl Yastrzemski96
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Minnie Minoso16
    2Jim Gentile11
    3Nellie Fox9
    4Norm Cash9
    5Bill Skowron8
    6Steve Boros8
    7Roger Maris7
    8Lenny Green6
    9Roy Sievers6
    10Sherm Lollar6
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Norm Cash19
    2Woodie Held11
    3Sherm Lollar10
    4Bill Skowron9
    5Johnny Blanchard9
    6Mickey Mantle9
    7Don Buddin7
    8Gus Triandos7
    9Elston Howard6
    10Harmon Killebrew6
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Danny O'Connell15
    2Nellie Fox15
    3Bill Monbouquette14
    4Tito Francona12
    5Chuck Schilling11
    6Don Schwall11
    7Bobby Richardson10
    8Coot Veal10
    9Jack Fisher10
    10Jim Landis10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Leo Posada12
    2Minnie Minoso12
    3Vic Power12
    4Brooks Robinson9
    5Frank Malzone9
    6Bob Allison8
    7Clete Boyer8
    8Jim Gentile8
    9Rocky Colavito8
    10Al Smith7
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Gene Green26
    2Bill Skowron21
    3Brooks Robinson21
    4Carl Yastrzemski19
    5Frank Malzone19
    6Ron Hansen19
    7Vic Power19
    8Earl Battey18
    9Jim Piersall18
    10Al Smith17
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roger Maris366
    2Norm Cash354
    3Mickey Mantle353
    4Rocky Colavito338
    5Harmon Killebrew328
    6Jim Gentile314
    7Al Kaline302
    8Tito Francona272
    9Al Smith269
    10Norm Siebern266
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chuck Schilling738
    2Brooks Robinson736
    3Jake Wood731
    4Dick Howser719
    5Rocky Colavito708
    6Bobby Richardson706
    7Roger Maris698
    8Nellie Fox696
    9Lenny Green692
    10Bob Allison677
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Norm Cash.361
    2Al Kaline.324
    3Jim Piersall.322
    4Mickey Mantle.317
    5Earl Battey.302
    6Jim Gentile.302
    7Tito Francona.301
    8Johnny Romano.299
    9Jackie Brandt.297
    10Norm Siebern.296
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Norm Cash.487
    2Mickey Mantle.448
    3Jim Gentile.423
    4Albie Pearson.420
    5Harmon Killebrew.405
    6Rocky Colavito.402
    7Al Kaline.393
    8Norm Siebern.384
    9Jim Piersall.378
    10Dick Howser.377
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mickey Mantle.687
    2Norm Cash.662
    3Jim Gentile.646
    4Roger Maris.620
    5Harmon Killebrew.606
    6Rocky Colavito.580
    7Roy Sievers.537
    8Leon Wagner.517
    9Al Kaline.515
    10Al Smith.506
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Norm Cash1149
    2Mickey Mantle1135
    3Jim Gentile1069
    4Harmon Killebrew1011
    5Roger Maris992
    6Rocky Colavito982
    7Roy Sievers914
    8Al Kaline908
    9Leon Wagner865
    10Johnny Romano860
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Nellie Fox4.917
    2Dick Howser2.421
    3Albie Pearson2.400
    4Vic Power2.375
    5Johnny Temple1.694
    6Lenny Green1.620
    7Al Kaline1.571
    8Rocky Colavito1.507
    9Norm Cash1.459
    10Minnie Minoso1.457
    1961 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Whitey Ford25
    2Frank Lary23
    3Steve Barber18
    4Jim Bunning17
    5Ralph Terry16
    6Camilo Pascual15
    7Chuck Estrada15
    8Don Mossi15
    9Don Schwall15
    10Luis Arroyo15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Ramos20
    2Joe McClain18
    3Jim Kaat17
    4Jim Perry17
    5Camilo Pascual16
    6Gary Bell16
    7Jim Archer15
    8Ken McBride15
    9Bill Monbouquette14
    10Gene Conley14
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Arroyo65
    2Tom Morgan59
    3Turk Lown59
    4Bill Kunkel58
    5Mike Fornieles57
    6Frank Funk56
    7Art Fowler53
    8Frank Baumann53
    9Hoyt Wilhelm51
    10Marty Kutyna50
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Whitey Ford39
    2Jim Bunning37
    3Frank Lary36
    4Ken McBride36
    5Jim Perry35
    6Mudcat Grant35
    7Don Mossi34
    8Gary Bell34
    9Pedro Ramos34
    10Steve Barber34
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Lary22
    2Camilo Pascual15
    3Steve Barber14
    4Bennie Daniels12
    5Bill Monbouquette12
    6Don Mossi12
    7Jim Bunning12
    8Juan Pizarro12
    9Dick Donovan11
    10Gary Bell11
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Camilo Pascual8
    2Steve Barber8
    3Frank Lary4
    4Jim Bunning4
    5Milt Pappas4
    6Bill Stafford3
    7Hal Brown3
    8Mudcat Grant3
    9Pedro Ramos3
    10Whitey Ford3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Arroyo54
    2Frank Funk43
    3Hoyt Wilhelm43
    4Mike Fornieles42
    5Ray Moore38
    6Turk Lown36
    7Tom Morgan33
    8Art Fowler32
    9Dave Sisler29
    10Bill Kunkel26
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Luis Arroyo29
    2Hoyt Wilhelm18
    3Mike Fornieles15
    4Ray Moore14
    5Terry Fox12
    6Art Fowler11
    7Dave Sisler11
    8Frank Funk11
    9Turk Lown11
    10Tom Morgan10
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Whitey Ford283
    2Frank Lary275.1
    3Jim Bunning268
    4Pedro Ramos264.1
    5Camilo Pascual252.1
    6Steve Barber248.1
    7Mudcat Grant244.2
    8Jack Kralick242
    9Ken McBride241.2
    10Don Mossi240.1
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Ramos265
    2Jack Kralick257
    3Frank Lary252
    4Frank Baumann249
    5Whitey Ford242
    6Jim Perry238
    7Don Mossi237
    8Bill Monbouquette233
    9Jim Bunning232
    10Gene Conley229
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Ramos134
    2Jim Perry132
    3Frank Baumann128
    4Gary Bell125
    5Eli Grba119
    6Mudcat Grant118
    7Frank Lary117
    8Gene Conley116
    9Camilo Pascual114
    10Ken McBride114
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Baumann117
    2Jim Perry117
    3Pedro Ramos116
    4Gene Conley109
    5Mudcat Grant105
    6Gary Bell104
    7Whitey Ford101
    8Eli Grba100
    9Frank Lary99
    10Ken McBride98
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pedro Ramos39
    2Gene Conley33
    3Gary Bell32
    4Mudcat Grant32
    5Don Mossi29
    6Jim Perry28
    7Ken McBride28
    8Paul Foytack27
    9Camilo Pascual26
    10Eli Grba26
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chuck Estrada132
    2Steve Barber130
    3Eli Grba114
    4Don Schwall110
    5Mudcat Grant109
    6Ken McBride102
    7Bill Monbouquette100
    8Camilo Pascual100
    9Gary Bell100
    10Jerry Walker96
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Camilo Pascual221
    2Whitey Ford209
    3Jim Bunning194
    4Juan Pizarro188
    5Ken McBride180
    6Pedro Ramos174
    7Gary Bell163
    8Bill Monbouquette161
    9Chuck Estrada160
    10Steve Barber150
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Fisher10
    2Jim Kaat10
    3Johnny Klippstein10
    4Jerry Walker9
    5Steve Barber9
    6Bill Kunkel8
    7Chuck Estrada8
    8Ed Rakow8
    9Ken McBride8
    10Mudcat Grant8
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Archer4
    2Chuck Estrada2
    3Don Mossi2
    4Al Downing1
    5Bennie Daniels1
    6Bill Monbouquette1
    7Bud Daley1
    8Carl Mathias1
    9Claude Osteen1
    10Danny McDevitt1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Donovan2.40
    2Bill Stafford2.68
    3Don Mossi2.96
    4Milt Pappas3.03
    5Juan Pizarro3.05
    6Ralph Terry3.16
    7Hal Brown3.18
    8Jim Bunning3.19
    9Jim Archer3.20
    10Whitey Ford3.21
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Donovan1.02
    2Ralph Terry1.09
    3Hal Brown1.11
    4Jim Bunning1.13
    5Bill Stafford1.16
    6Frank Lary1.16
    7Don Mossi1.18
    8Whitey Ford1.18
    9Milt Pappas1.19
    10Camilo Pascual1.21
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chuck Estrada6.75
    2Milt Pappas6.78
    3Steve Barber7.04
    4Camilo Pascual7.32
    5Dick Donovan7.35
    6Juan Pizarro7.57
    7Mudcat Grant7.60
    8Whitey Ford7.70
    9Bill Stafford7.75
    10Ralph Terry7.76
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Schwall0.40
    2Steve Barber0.47
    3Jim Archer0.48
    4Dick Donovan0.53
    5Jim Kaat0.54
    6Bennie Daniels0.59
    7Bill Stafford0.60
    8Whitey Ford0.73
    9Hal Brown0.75
    10Jack Fisher0.78
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Mossi1.76
    2Hal Brown1.78
    3Dick Donovan1.86
    4Ralph Terry2.01
    5Joe McClain2.04
    6Frank Lary2.16
    7Jack Kralick2.38
    8Jim Bunning2.38
    9Cal McLish2.61
    10Jim Archer2.63
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Juan Pizarro8.68
    2Camilo Pascual7.89
    3Chuck Estrada6.79
    4Ken McBride6.69
    5Whitey Ford6.65
    6Jim Bunning6.51
    7Gary Bell6.43
    8Bill Monbouquette6.14
    9Pedro Ramos5.93
    10Barry Latman5.49
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Mossi2.915
    2Jim Bunning2.732
    3Whitey Ford2.272
    4Frank Lary2.212
    5Camilo Pascual2.210
    6Pedro Ramos2.203
    7Jack Kralick2.141
    8Juan Pizarro2.112
    9Ralph Terry2.048
    10Barry Latman2.000


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