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Tuesday October 10,1961This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.



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Standings at end of 1961 season.

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RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111New York Yankees16310954.669--82761221544-3865-16W3T S R Log Off Def SP Roy HameyYankee Stadium I-10-1
222Detroit Tigers16310261.6267.084167117051-3050-32W4T S R Log Off Def SP Rick FerrellTiger Stadium-1-10
334Baltimore Orioles1639667.58913.069158810347-3448-34W3T S R Log Off Def SP Lee MacPhailMemorial Stadium-1-10
448Chicago White Sox1638677.52823.07657263933-4953-28L4T S R Log Off Def SP Ed ShortComiskey Park-10-1
5511Cleveland Indians1617883.48430.0737752-1538-4240-41W1T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium000
6612Boston Red Sox1637687.46633.0729792-6326-5550-32L3T S R Log Off Def SP Dick O'ConnellFenway Park-10-1
7713Minnesota Twins1617190.44137.0708782-7434-4636-45L4T S R Log Off Def SP Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium-1-10
8815Washington Senators II16161100.37947.0618776-15828-5433-46L1T S R Log Off Def SP Ed Doherty000
9916Kansas City Athletics16261101.37747.5687864-17728-5433-47W1T S R Log Off Def SP Pat FridayMunicipal Stadium-10-1
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1961 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
113Cincinnati Reds1549361.604--7106535746-3147-30L2T S R Log Off Def SP Gabe PaulCrosley Field000
225Los Angeles Dodgers1548965.5784.07356973844-3345-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Buzzie BavasiLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum000
336San Francisco Giants1558570.5488.577365511840-3845-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park-10-1
447Milwaukee Braves1558372.53510.57126565638-4045-32W1T S R Log Off Def SP Birdie TebbettsJohn McHaleCounty Stadium-10-1
559St. Louis Cardinals1558174.52312.57036683532-4548-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP Bing DevineSportsman's Park-1-10
6610Pittsburgh Pirates1547579.48718.06946751937-4038-39W2T S R Log Off Def SP Joe BrownForbes Field000
7714Chicago Cubs1566591.41729.0689800-11124-5440-38L1T S R Log Off Def SP John HollandWrigley Field-2-1-1
8817Philadelphia Phillies15548107.31045.5584796-21225-5222-56L3T S R Log Off Def SP John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium-1-10

Transactions

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Player NamePosAgeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
Joey Amalfitano2B-3B27.260Selected by Astros from Giants in expansion draft. 
Craig AndersonP23.101Selected by Mets from Cardinals in expansion draft. 
Bob Aspromonte3B23.113Selected by Astros from Dodgers in expansion draft. 
Gus BellOF32.329Selected by Mets from Reds in expansion draft. 
Ed Bouchee1B28.217Selected by Mets from Cubs in expansion draft. 
Eddie BressoudSS29.161Selected by Astros from Giants in expansion draft. 
Chris CannizzaroC23.160Selected by Mets from Cardinals in expansion draft. 
Elio ChaconSS-2B24.349Selected by Mets from Reds in expansion draft. 
Joe ChristopherOF25.302Selected by Mets from Pirates in expansion draft. 
Choo Choo ColemanC24.046Selected by Mets from Phillies in expansion draft. 
Roger CraigP31.235Selected by Mets from Dodgers in expansion draft. 
Ray DaviaultP27.136Selected by Mets from Giants in expansion draft. 
John DeMeritOF25.276Selected by Mets from Braves in expansion draft. 
Sammy Drake3B-2B27.003Selected by Mets from Cubs in expansion draft. 
Dick DrottP25.101Selected by Astros from Cubs in expansion draft. 
Turk FarrellP27.185Selected by Astros from Dodgers in expansion draft. 
Dick Gernert1B33.012Selected by Astros from Reds in expansion draft. 
Jim GoldenP25.204Selected by Astros from Dodgers in expansion draft. 
Al HeistOF34.005Selected by Astros from Cubs in expansion draft. 
Jesse HickmanP22.234Selected by Astros from Phillies in expansion draft. 
Jim HickmanOF-1B24.153Selected by Mets from Cardinals in expansion draft. 
Gil Hodges1B37.189Selected by Mets from Dodgers in expansion draft. 
Jay HookP24.326Selected by Mets from Reds in expansion draft. 
Al JacksonP25.290Selected by Mets from Pirates in expansion draft. 
Ken JohnsonP28.116Selected by Astros from Reds in expansion draft. 
Sam JonesP35.300Selected by Astros from Giants in expansion draft. 
Sherman JonesP26.242Selected by Mets from Reds in expansion draft. 
Hobie LandrithC31.208Selected by Mets from Giants in expansion draft. 
Norm Larker1B30.287Selected by Astros from Dodgers in expansion draft. 
Bob LillisSS-2B31.130Selected by Astros from Cardinals in expansion draft. 
Felix Mantilla2B-SS27.073Selected by Mets from Braves in expansion draft. 
Roman MejiasOF31.062Selected by Astros from Pirates in expansion draft. 
Bob MillerP22.234Selected by Mets from Cardinals in expansion draft. 
Merritt RanewC23.153Selected by Astros from Braves in expansion draft. 
Bobby ShantzP36.014Selected by Astros from Pirates in expansion draft. 
Hal SmithC30.307Selected by Astros from Pirates in expansion draft. 
Al SpanglerOF28.094Selected by Astros from Braves in expansion draft. 
Don TaussigOF29.234Selected by Astros from Cardinals in expansion draft. 
Jim UmbrichtP31.023Selected by Astros from Pirates in expansion draft. 
Lee WallsOF28.277Selected by Mets from Phillies in expansion draft. 
George Williams2B21.353Selected by Astros from Phillies in expansion draft. 
George WittP27.335Purchased by Angels from Pirates. 
Don Zimmer3B-2B30.266Selected by Mets from Cubs in expansion draft.