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1961 American League (MLB)

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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.
  • RankTeam NameTeamGPWLPctGBLManager(s)BallparkPayrollAttendanceBest OPSBest WHIP
    1New York Yankees*16210953.673--Ralph Houk$0Mickey Mantle (1,135)Bud Daley (1.38)
    2Detroit Tigers16210161.6238.0Bob Scheffing$0Norm Cash (1,148)Phil Regan (1.46)
    3Baltimore Orioles1629567.58614.0Lum Harris, Paul Richards$0Jim Gentile (1,069)Jack Fisher (1.43)
    4Chicago White Sox1628676.53123.0Al Lopez$0Roy Sievers (913)Frank Baumann (1.65)
    5Cleveland Indians1617883.48430.5Jimmy Dykes, Mel Harder$0Johnny Romano (860)Bob Allen (1.67)
    6Boston Red Sox1627686.46933.0Pinky Higgins$0Gary Geiger (756)Tracy Stallard (1.56)
    7Minnesota Twins1607090.43838.0Sam Mele, Cookie Lavagetto$0Harmon Killebrew (1,012)Jim Kaat (1.35)
    8Los Angeles Angels1617091.43538.5Bill Rigney$0Leon Wagner (865)Ron Moeller (1.83)
    10Kansas City Athletics16161100.37947.5Joe Gordon, Hank Bauer$0Norm Siebern (859)Ray Herbert (1.60)
    9Washington Senators II16161100.37947.5Mickey Vernon$0Willie Tasby (718)Ed Hobaugh (1.63)
    Playoffs Summary
    TeamPlayoff Notes
    New York YankeesWon World Series (Reds)
    1961 American League Batting Totals
    TeamWLGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Baltimore Orioles95671625481691139322736149638393058190223257848140.254.323.3907132139
    Boston Red Sox76861625508729140125137112682563664784629288142129.254.330.3747042062
    Chicago White Sox867616255567651475216461387041003955061257307151118.265.329.3957242197
    Cleveland Indians78831615609737149325739150682341149272028337350133.266.323.4067292278
    Detroit Tigers101611625561841148121553180779983667386538396442125.266.343.4217642342
    Kansas City Athletics61100161542368313422164790631582258077025108947107.247.318.3546721922
    Los Angeles Angels709116154247441331218221897003728681106830258037116.245.328.3987262160
    Minnesota Twins70901605417707135321540167665474359784033256742141.250.322.3977192149
    New York Yankees109531625559827146119440240782281854378535455745120.263.326.4427682455
    Washington Senators II611001615366618130721744119578814755891721307344127.244.312.3676791969
    1961 American League Pitching Totals
    TeamWLERAGCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Baltimore Orioles95673.22162542033147113936915261495819021.348.520.913.555.52
    Boston Red Sox76864.2916235630144314017296881126478461.428.740.704.045.28
    Chicago White Sox86764.0616239333144914757656531385506121.409.160.863.423.80
    Cleveland Indians78834.1516135923144314937376651504927201.389.310.943.074.49
    Detroit Tigers101613.55162621030145914818415751806738651.489.131.114.155.33
    Kansas City Athletics611004.741613252314151342683746905807701.368.540.573.694.90
    Los Angeles Angels70914.31161254341438133174468918968110681.408.331.184.266.68
    Minnesota Twins70904.28160491423143213537076811675978401.368.501.053.755.28
    New York Yankees109533.46162471139145114618275582405437851.389.061.493.374.87
    Washington Senators II611004.2316139821142513076186701195589171.318.250.753.525.79


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