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Home >> Teams >> MLB Franchises >> American League >> Cleveland Indians >> 1961 Team Capsule >> Feats | Batting and Pitching

1961 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 78-83 .484
Rank: 5th in American League
Run Differential: 737-752 -15
Manager(s): Jimmy Dykes, Mel Harder
General Manager: Frank Lane (1961-01-02), Gabe Paul
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 725,547 13/18
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Mel McGaha
Assistant Coach: Luke Appling
Pitching Coach: Mel Harder
American League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Jim PiersallCLEDETW 9-5 @DET624100000000000011534 hits
    Vic PowerCLEDETW 9-5 @DET51420000000001009504 hits
    Bob AllenCLEWS2L 2-3 @WS2000000000000000011st career game
    Russ HemanCLEDETL 4-11 vs DET000000000000000011st career game
    Tito FranconaCLEKC1W 10-8 @KC151420040000000106004 hits
    Steve HamiltonCLEKC1W 10-8 @KC1111000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Jack KubiszynCLEKC1W 10-8 @KC1000000000000000011st career game
    Johnny TempleCLEKC1W 10-8 @KC1343000000300000010664 runs scored
    Hal JonesCLEBALL 2-5 @BAL100000000010000011st career game
    Don DillardCLECHAW 3-2 vs CHA4120011001000000191st career home run
    Vic PowerCLECHAL 2-4 @CHA20000020001000209712 sacrifice flies
    Tito FranconaCLECHAW 8-2 @CHA51330000000001006123 Doubles
    Bob AllenCLEBALL 1-4 vs BAL101000000000000081st career hit
    Jim PiersallCLEBOSW 13-2 @BOS624000100000000011784 hits
    Johnny TempleCLEMINW 9-0 @MIN634010100000000110904 hits
    Woodie HeldCLEMINW 7-5 @MIN73200240000000004832 home runs
    Willie KirklandCLEMINW 7-5 @MIN71400010000000004144 hits
    Jim PiersallCLEKC1W 9-1 vs KC1514100000000000111894 hits
    Bubba PhillipsCLELAAW 9-4 vs LAA42200150000000016425 RBIs
    Jim PiersallCLEWS2W 7-5 @WS2504010200100000111964 hits
    Johnny RomanoCLEWS2W 14-3 @WS253400240000000002132 home runs, 4 hits
    Vic PowerCLEDETW 1-0 @DET401100100000000110001000th career game
    Woodie HeldCLEDETL 1-2 @DET3010000000100000500500th career game
    Chuck EssegianCLEKC1W 7-3 vs KC122200250000000001472 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Chuck EssegianCLEDETL 7-15 vs DET42200220000000001552 home runs
    Woodie HeldCLEBOSW 10-2 @BOS41400030000000005214 hits
    Frank FunkCLEBOSW 12-6 @BOS2110002000100000381st career RBI
    Bubba PhillipsCLEBOSW 12-6 @BOS43410230000000106752 home runs, 4 hits
    Wynn HawkinsCLECHAL 5-7 vs CHA2010001000000000341st career RBI
    Willie KirklandCLECHAL 8-9 vs CHA33300340010001004613 home runs
    Mike De la HozCLELAAL 5-6 vs LAA5242001000000000884 hits
    Chuck EssegianCLEMINW 7-5 vs MIN42200240001000001672 home runs
    Tito FranconaCLEBOSW 12-11 vs BOS42400130000000106824 hits
    Woodie HeldCLEKC1W 12-5 @KC152400120000000005344 hits
    Jim PiersallCLEKC1W 12-5 @KC1634010100000000012334 hits
    Willie KirklandCLELAAW 8-3 @LAA52300220000000004782 home runs
    Jim PiersallCLEBOSW 6-4 vs BOS400000000040000012464 strikeouts
    Bill DaileyCLEBOSW 4-3 vs BOS100000000010000011st career game
    Willie KirklandCLEDETW 4-2 vs DET0000000001000000500500th career game
    Willie KirklandCLEWS2W 9-0 @WS243202021011000005072 Triples
    Johnny TempleCLEBOSL 4-9 @BOS514000100000000011764 hits
    Jack KubiszynCLEMINL 2-3 vs MIN3010000000000000171st career hit
    Sam McDowellCLEMINL 2-3 vs MIN200000000020000011st career game
    Al LuplowCLEMINW 2-0 vs MIN400000000010000011st career game
    Ty ClineCLEMINL 0-5 vs MIN401000010000000091st career stolen base
    Hal JonesCLEMINL 0-5 vs MIN401000000020000041st career hit
    Hal JonesCLEMINL 3-5 vs MIN401000200020000051st career RBI
    Hal JonesCLEKC1W 6-2 vs KC1312001100100000171st career home run
    Woodie HeldCLEMINW 12-5 @MIN53310250000000005922 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Walt BondCLELAAW 8-5 @LAA5340115000000000785 RBIs, 4 hits
    Al LuplowCLELAAW 8-5 @LAA401000000110000051st career hit
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Bob AllenCLEWS2L 2-3 @WS2 10000010003000--10-01st career game
    Bob AllenCLEWS2W 3-2 @WS2W 21000200008000--21-01st career win
    Russ HemanCLEDETL 4-11 vs DET 233303100113000--10-01st career game
    Steve HamiltonCLEKC1W 10-8 @KC1 2.121102311012000--10-01st career game
    Russ HemanCLEKC1W 10-8 @KC1Sv 11000000004000--20-01st career save
    Bob AllenCLEBALW 6-3 @BALSv 400003300014000--52-01st career save
    Gary BellCLELAAW 7-1 @LAAW 9411141000033000--11239-3410 Strikeouts
    Barry LatmanCLECHAW 9-0 vs CHAWSHO9100000600037000--11527-14Complete game/Shutout
    Mudcat GrantCLEMINW 4-0 @MINWSHO960003200134000--13538-30Complete game/Shutout
    Gary BellCLEWS2W 3-1 vs WS2WCG931112800032000--12845-413-hitter
    Bill DaileyCLEBOSW 4-3 vs BOS 410001300014000--10-01st career game
    Mudcat GrantCLENYAW 5-1 vs NYAWCG931111900031000--14041-323-hitter
    Wynn HawkinsCLEBOSW 9-5 @BOSSv 23110110009000--4310-131st career save
    Gary BellCLEBALW 5-0 vs BALWSHO940002300031000--13547-45Complete game/Shutout
    Sam McDowellCLEMINL 2-3 vs MIN 6.130005500027000--10-01st career game
    Barry LatmanCLEMINW 2-0 vs MINWSHO940002710031000--13132-18Complete game/Shutout
    Gary BellCLEKC1W 6-2 vs KC1WCG91221021000041000--13648-4510 Strikeouts
    Bill DaileyCLEKC1W 9-5 @KC1W 22000010007000--111-01st career win

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