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1961 MLB Season

1961 MLB Season

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world series Champion:
AL MVP:
NL MVP:
AL Rookie:
NL Rookie:
teams:
18
Players:
Attendance:
18,933,108
Playoffs:
playoff teams:
CIN, NYA
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year lg division level rank lgrk mlbrank team name links   g   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff home away attend. payroll gm manager ballpark playoffs
1961 AL -- MLB 1 1 1 New York Yankees FR | ST | RO 162 109 53 .673 0.0 827 612 215 44-38 65-16 1,747,725 0 Roy Hamey Ralph Houk Yankee Stadium I Won World Series (Reds)
1961 AL -- MLB 2 2 2 Detroit Tigers FR | ST | RO 162 101 61 .623 8.0 841 671 170 51-30 50-32 1,600,710 0 Rick Ferrell Bob Scheffing Tiger Stadium dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 3 3 4 Baltimore Orioles FR | ST | RO 162 95 67 .586 14.0 691 588 103 47-34 48-34 951,089 0 Lee MacPhail Paul Richards, Lum Harris Memorial Stadium dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 4 4 8 Chicago White Sox FR | ST | RO 162 86 76 .531 23.0 765 726 39 33-49 53-28 1,146,019 0 Bill Veeck, Hank Greenberg Al Lopez Comiskey Park dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 5 5 11 Cleveland Indians FR | ST | RO 161 78 83 .484 30.5 737 752 -15 38-42 40-41 725,547 0 -- Jimmy Dykes, Mel Harder Cleveland Municipal Stadium dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 6 6 12 Boston Red Sox FR | ST | RO 162 76 86 .469 33.0 729 792 -63 26-55 50-32 850,589 0 Dick O'Connell Pinky Higgins Fenway Park dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 7 7 13 Minnesota Twins FR | ST | RO 160 70 90 .438 38.0 707 778 -71 34-46 36-45 1,256,723 0 Calvin Griffith Sam Mele, Cookie Lavagetto Metropolitan Stadium dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 8 8 14 Los Angeles Angels FR | ST | RO 161 70 91 .435 38.5 744 784 -40 0-0 0-0 603,510 0 Fred Haney Bill Rigney Wrigley Field dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 10 10 17 Kansas City Athletics FR | ST | RO 161 61 100 .379 47.5 683 863 -180 28-54 33-47 683,817 0 Frank Lane Hank Bauer, Joe Gordon Municipal Stadium dnq
1961 AL -- MLB 9 9 16 Washington Senators II FR | ST | RO 161 61 100 .379 47.5 618 776 -158 28-54 33-46 597,287 0 Ed Doherty Mickey Vernon Griffith Stadium dnq
year lg division level rank lgrk mlbrank team name links   g   w   l wpct gbl rf ra diff home away attend. payroll gm manager ballpark playoffs
1961 NL -- MLB 1 1 3 Cincinnati Reds FR | ST | RO 154 93 61 .604 0.0 710 653 57 46-31 47-30 1,117,603 0 Bill DeWitt Fred Hutchinson Crosley Field Lost World Series (Yankees)
1961 NL -- MLB 2 2 5 Los Angeles Dodgers FR | ST | RO 154 89 65 .578 4.0 735 697 38 44-33 45-32 1,804,250 0 Buzzie Bavasi Walter Alston Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum dnq
1961 NL -- MLB 3 3 6 San Francisco Giants FR | ST | RO 154 85 69 .552 8.0 773 655 118 40-38 45-32 1,390,679 0 Chub Feeney Alvin Dark Candlestick Park dnq
1961 NL -- MLB 4 4 7 Milwaukee Braves FR | ST | RO 154 83 71 .539 10.0 712 656 56 38-40 45-32 1,101,441 0 John McHale Chuck Dressen, Birdie Tebbetts County Stadium dnq
1961 NL -- MLB 5 5 9 St. Louis Cardinals FR | ST | RO 154 80 74 .519 13.0 703 668 35 32-45 48-30 855,305 0 Bing Devine Solly Hemus, Johnny Keane Sportsman's Park dnq
1961 NL -- MLB 6 6 10 Pittsburgh Pirates FR | ST | RO 154 75 79 .487 18.0 694 675 19 37-40 38-39 1,199,128 0 Joe Brown Danny Murtaugh Forbes Field dnq
1961 NL -- MLB 7 7 15 Chicago Cubs FR | ST | RO 154 64 90 .416 29.0 689 800 -111 24-54 40-38 673,057 0 John Holland El Tappe, Vedie Himsl, Harry Craft, Lou Klein Wrigley Field dnq
1961 NL -- MLB 8 8 18 Philadelphia Phillies FR | ST | RO 154 47 107 .305 46.0 584 796 -212 25-52 22-56 590,039 0 John Quinn Gene Mauch Connie Mack Stadium dnq
18 record(s)