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1961 National 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.
  • 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 National League Awards
    AwardWinners
    National League Gold GloveBobby Shantz Pitcher, Johnny Roseboro Catcher, Bill White First Base, Bill Mazeroski Second Base, Ken Boyer Third Base, Maury Wills Shortstop, Roberto Clemente Outfielder, Willie Mays Outfielder, Vada Pinson Outfielder
    National League Most Valuable PlayerFrank Robinson
    National League Rookie of the YearBilly Williams
    1961 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron155
    2Ron Santo154
    3Roy McMillan154
    4Vada Pinson154
    5Willie Mays154
    6Bill White153
    7Frank Robinson153
    8Ken Boyer153
    9Bill Mazeroski152
    10Eddie Mathews152
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Maury Wills613
    2Vada Pinson607
    3Hank Aaron603
    4Bill Virdon599
    5Dick Groat596
    6Bill White591
    7Ken Boyer589
    8Frank Bolling585
    9Orlando Cepeda585
    10Ron Santo578
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Willie Mays129
    2Frank Robinson117
    3Hank Aaron115
    4Ken Boyer109
    5Maury Wills105
    6Orlando Cepeda105
    7Eddie Mathews103
    8Vada Pinson101
    9Roberto Clemente100
    10Bill White89
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Vada Pinson208
    2Roberto Clemente201
    3Hank Aaron197
    4Ken Boyer194
    5Orlando Cepeda182
    6Frank Robinson176
    7Willie Mays176
    8Eddie Mathews175
    9Maury Wills173
    10Bill White169
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron39
    2Vada Pinson34
    3Frank Robinson32
    4Ron Santo32
    5Willie Mays32
    6Roberto Clemente30
    7Bill White28
    8Dick Stuart28
    9George Altman28
    10Jim Davenport28
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Altman12
    2Bill White11
    3Johnny Callison11
    4Ken Boyer11
    5Hank Aaron10
    6Maury Wills10
    7Roberto Clemente10
    8Ruben Amaro9
    9Bill Virdon8
    10Dick Stuart8
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Orlando Cepeda46
    2Willie Mays40
    3Frank Robinson37
    4Dick Stuart35
    5Joe Adcock35
    6Hank Aaron34
    7Eddie Mathews32
    8Ernie Banks29
    9George Altman27
    10Gene Freese26
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Orlando Cepeda142
    2Frank Robinson124
    3Willie Mays123
    4Hank Aaron120
    5Dick Stuart117
    6Joe Adcock108
    7George Altman96
    8Ken Boyer95
    9Eddie Mathews91
    10Bill White90
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Maury Wills35
    2Vada Pinson23
    3Frank Robinson22
    4Hank Aaron21
    5Willie Mays18
    6Tony Gonzalez15
    7Eddie Mathews12
    8Orlando Cepeda12
    9Willie Davis12
    10Felipe Alou11
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Maury Wills15
    2Bill White11
    3Vada Pinson10
    4Hank Aaron9
    5Willie Mays9
    6Bill Virdon8
    7Orlando Cepeda8
    8Eddie Mathews7
    9Richie Ashburn6
    10Bob Skinner5
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Mathews93
    2Wally Moon89
    3Willie Mays81
    4Jim Gilliam79
    5Don Hoak73
    6Ron Santo73
    7Frank Robinson71
    8Johnny Callison69
    9Ken Boyer68
    10Bill White64
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dick Stuart121
    2Pancho Herrera120
    3Eddie Mathews95
    4Joe Adcock94
    5George Altman92
    6Ken Boyer91
    7Orlando Cepeda91
    8Jerry Kindall89
    9Roy McMillan86
    10Bill White84
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Cunningham11
    2Frank Robinson10
    3Orlando Cepeda9
    4Tony Gonzalez6
    5Billy Williams5
    6Ed Bouchee5
    7Willie Davis5
    8Willie McCovey5
    9Bob Skinner4
    10Clay Dalrymple4
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson23
    2Ernie Banks21
    3Hank Aaron20
    4Stan Musial17
    5Willie Mays15
    6Billy Williams11
    7Gordy Coleman11
    8Orlando Cepeda11
    9Bill Mazeroski10
    10Roberto Clemente10
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Maury Wills13
    2Art Mahaffey12
    3Jim Davenport12
    4Jim Gilliam12
    5Roy McMillan11
    6Ruben Amaro11
    7Frank Bolling10
    8Joe Gibbon10
    9Bob Friend9
    10Don Blasingame9
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson10
    2Gus Bell9
    3Hank Aaron9
    4Jim Davenport8
    5Vada Pinson8
    6Bill Virdon7
    7George Altman7
    8Gordy Coleman7
    9Harvey Kuenn7
    10Roy McMillan7
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Bolling25
    2Ron Santo25
    3Dick Groat22
    4Dick Stuart22
    5Joe Adcock22
    6Orlando Cepeda21
    7Roberto Clemente18
    8Gene Freese17
    9Don Zimmer16
    10Hank Aaron16
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Aaron358
    2Orlando Cepeda356
    3Willie Mays334
    4Frank Robinson333
    5Roberto Clemente320
    6Ken Boyer314
    7Dick Stuart309
    8Eddie Mathews306
    9Vada Pinson306
    10George Altman290
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Maury Wills687
    2Eddie Mathews672
    3Hank Aaron671
    4Bill White663
    5Ken Boyer663
    6Bill Virdon660
    7Vada Pinson659
    8Willie Mays659
    9Frank Bolling658
    10Ron Santo655
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roberto Clemente.351
    2Vada Pinson.343
    3Ken Boyer.329
    4Wally Moon.328
    5Hank Aaron.327
    6Frank Robinson.323
    7Orlando Cepeda.311
    8Willie Mays.308
    9Eddie Mathews.306
    10George Altman.303
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wally Moon.434
    2Frank Robinson.404
    3Eddie Mathews.402
    4Ken Boyer.397
    5Willie Mays.393
    6Roberto Clemente.390
    7Don Hoak.388
    8Hank Aaron.381
    9Vada Pinson.379
    10Johnny Callison.363
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson.611
    2Orlando Cepeda.609
    3Hank Aaron.594
    4Willie Mays.584
    5Dick Stuart.581
    6George Altman.560
    7Roberto Clemente.559
    8Eddie Mathews.535
    9Ken Boyer.533
    10Ernie Banks.507
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frank Robinson1015
    2Willie Mays977
    3Hank Aaron975
    4Orlando Cepeda971
    5Roberto Clemente949
    6Wally Moon939
    7Eddie Mathews937
    8Ken Boyer930
    9Dick Stuart925
    10George Altman913
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jim Gilliam2.324
    2Harvey Kuenn1.382
    3Don Hoak1.377
    4Maury Wills1.180
    5Wally Moon1.127
    6Frank Robinson1.109
    7Bill Virdon1.089
    8Willie Mays1.052
    9Don Blasingame1.026
    10Eddie Mathews0.979
    1961 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joey Jay21
    2Warren Spahn21
    3Jim O'Toole19
    4Johnny Podres18
    5Lew Burdette18
    6Sandy Koufax18
    7Bob Purkey16
    8Don Cardwell15
    9Stan Williams15
    10Bob Friend14
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Art Mahaffey19
    2Bob Friend19
    3John Buzhardt18
    4Frank Sullivan16
    5Mike McCormick16
    6Don Cardwell14
    7Glen Hobbie13
    8Jack Curtis13
    9Sandy Koufax13
    10Warren Spahn13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Baldschun65
    2Stu Miller63
    3Roy Face62
    4Don Elston58
    5Bob Anderson57
    6Clem Labine56
    7Lindy McDaniel55
    8Don McMahon53
    9Jim Brosnan53
    10Larry Sherry53
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Don Cardwell38
    2Don Drysdale37
    3Lew Burdette36
    4Bob Friend35
    5Jim O'Toole35
    6Mike McCormick35
    7Sandy Koufax35
    8Stan Williams35
    9Bob Purkey34
    10Joey Jay34
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Warren Spahn21
    2Sandy Koufax15
    3Joey Jay14
    4Lew Burdette14
    5Bob Purkey13
    6Don Cardwell13
    7Mike McCormick13
    8Ray Sadecki13
    9Art Mahaffey12
    10Larry Jackson12
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joey Jay4
    2Warren Spahn4
    3Art Mahaffey3
    4Don Cardwell3
    5Don Drysdale3
    6Jim O'Toole3
    7Joe Gibbon3
    8Juan Marichal3
    9Larry Jackson3
    10Lew Burdette3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Face47
    2Stu Miller46
    3Jack Baldschun39
    4Lindy McDaniel39
    5Jim Brosnan34
    6Larry Sherry34
    7Bill Henry32
    8Don Elston32
    9Don McMahon32
    10Clem Labine28
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Face17
    2Stu Miller17
    3Bill Henry16
    4Jim Brosnan16
    5Larry Sherry15
    6Turk Farrell10
    7Lindy McDaniel9
    8Bob Anderson8
    9Clem Labine8
    10Don Elston8
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette272.1
    2Warren Spahn262.2
    3Don Cardwell259.1
    4Sandy Koufax255.2
    5Jim O'Toole252.2
    6Mike McCormick250
    7Joey Jay247.1
    8Bob Purkey246.1
    9Don Drysdale244
    10Bob Friend236
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette295
    2Bob Friend271
    3Bob Purkey245
    4Don Cardwell243
    5Don Drysdale236
    6Warren Spahn236
    7Mike McCormick235
    8Jim O'Toole229
    9Jack Curtis220
    10Joey Jay217
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette131
    2Don Cardwell121
    3Bob Friend119
    4Bob Purkey118
    5Jack Curtis117
    6Sandy Koufax117
    7Jack Sanford114
    8Stan Williams114
    9Glen Hobbie113
    10Don Drysdale111
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette121
    2Don Cardwell110
    3Bob Purkey102
    4Jack Sanford102
    5Stan Williams102
    6Bob Friend101
    7John Buzhardt101
    8Art Mahaffey100
    9Don Drysdale100
    10Sandy Koufax100
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mike McCormick33
    2Lew Burdette31
    3Don Drysdale29
    4John Buzhardt28
    5Ray Sadecki28
    6Art Mahaffey27
    7Bob Purkey27
    8Johnny Podres27
    9Sandy Koufax27
    10Glen Hobbie26
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Gibson119
    2Stan Williams108
    3Ray Sadecki102
    4Bob Buhl98
    5Sandy Koufax96
    6Jim O'Toole93
    7Joey Jay92
    8Don Cardwell88
    9Jack Sanford87
    10Don Drysdale83
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Koufax269
    2Stan Williams205
    3Don Drysdale182
    4Jim O'Toole178
    5Bob Gibson166
    6Mike McCormick163
    7Art Mahaffey158
    8Joey Jay157
    9Don Cardwell156
    10Joe Gibbon145
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chris Short14
    2Sandy Koufax12
    3Jack Baldschun11
    4Al McBean10
    5Turk Farrell10
    6Art Mahaffey9
    7Dick Ellsworth9
    8Joey Jay9
    9Stan Williams9
    10Bob Gibson8
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Sanford4
    2Tony Cloninger4
    3Don Cardwell2
    4Jim O'Toole2
    5Sandy Koufax2
    6Sherman Jones2
    7Stan Williams2
    8Billy Loes1
    9Bob Gibson1
    10Bobby Bolin1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Warren Spahn3.01
    2Jim O'Toole3.09
    3Curt Simmons3.12
    4Mike McCormick3.20
    5Bob Gibson3.24
    6Joe Gibbon3.32
    7Sandy Koufax3.52
    8Joey Jay3.53
    9Don Drysdale3.69
    10Ray Sadecki3.71
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Warren Spahn1.14
    2Bob Purkey1.20
    3Sandy Koufax1.20
    4Lew Burdette1.21
    5Larry Jackson1.23
    6Joe Gibbon1.24
    7Mike McCormick1.24
    8Joey Jay1.25
    9Juan Marichal1.25
    10Art Mahaffey1.26
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Koufax7.45
    2Joey Jay7.91
    3Ray Sadecki7.91
    4Bob Gibson7.93
    5Warren Spahn8.08
    6Jim O'Toole8.15
    7Stan Williams8.16
    8Carl Willey8.27
    9Art Mahaffey8.42
    10Jack Sanford8.42
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Gibson0.55
    2Jim O'Toole0.57
    3Bob Friend0.61
    4Curt Simmons0.64
    5Joe Gibbon0.74
    6Don Cardwell0.76
    7Stan Williams0.80
    8Warren Spahn0.82
    9Larry Jackson0.85
    10Harvey Haddix0.87
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lew Burdette1.09
    2Bob Friend1.72
    3Bob Purkey1.87
    4Warren Spahn2.19
    5Dick Ellsworth2.31
    6Juan Marichal2.34
    7Harvey Haddix2.37
    8Larry Jackson2.39
    9Glen Hobbie2.44
    10Johnny Podres2.51
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Koufax9.46
    2Stan Williams7.85
    3Bob Gibson7.08
    4Don Drysdale6.71
    5Joe Gibbon6.69
    6Art Mahaffey6.49
    7Frank Sullivan6.45
    8Jim O'Toole6.33
    9Johnny Podres6.10
    10Juan Marichal6.03
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sandy Koufax2.802
    2Lew Burdette2.788
    3Juan Marichal2.583
    4Joe Gibbon2.544
    5Johnny Podres2.431
    6Harvey Haddix2.415
    7Bob Friend2.400
    8Bob Purkey2.275
    9Art Mahaffey2.257
    10Don Drysdale2.193


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