1961 MLB season (Jayverse)

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The 1961 MLB Season is the 61st Season for Major League Baseball and is also the Final Season before the League Expands to 32 Teams

Top Draft Choices

Paul Edmondson (SP) - Chicago White Sox

Roy Gleason (LF) - Boston Red Sox

Tommy John (SP) - Chicago White Sox

Dan McGinn (RP) - Kansas City Monarchs

Merv Rettenmund (RF) - Baltimore Orioles

Jerry Robertson (RP) - St. Louis Cardinals

Vicente Romo (SP) - Cleveland Buckeyes

Jose Vidal (CF) - Pittsburgh Pirates

Nelson Briles (SP) - St. Louis Cardinals

Mike Epstein (1B) - Washington Senators

Bob Gebhard (RP) - Minnesota Twins

John Hiller (RP) - Detroit Tigers

Bob Johnson (SP) - New York Giants

Ricky Ledesma (CL) - Minnesota Twins

Mickey Lolich (SP) - Detroit Tigers

Final Standings

AL East: Baltimore Orioles (120-46), Cleveland Buckeyes (96-70), Detroit Tigers (92-74), New York Yankees (92-74), Boston Red Sox (82-84), Philadelphia Athletics (76-90)

AL West: Seattle Rainiers (86-80), San Francisco Seals (85-81), Chicago White Sox (79-87), Los Angeles Angels (69-97), Kansas City Monarchs (64-102), Dallas Rangers (55-111)

NL East: New York Giants (104-62), Brooklyn Dodgers (97-69), Philadelphia Phillies (82-84), Atlanta Braves (81-85), Pittsburgh Pirates (73-93), Washington Nationals (56-110)

NL West: Minnesota Twins (96-70), Cincinnati Reds (90-76), St. Louis Cardinals (89-77), Chicago Cubs (83-83), Milwaukee Brewers (81-85), Los Angeles Knights (64-102)

ALCS: Baltimore def. Seattle 4-1

NLCS: Minnesota def. NY Giants 4-3

WS: Minnesota def. Baltimore 4-1


League Leaders

Batting Average - Brooks Robinson (Brooklyn) .356

Home Runs - Mike Solomko (Cincinnati) 44

RBI - Bob Perry (Detroit) 131

Stolen Bases - Luis Camejo (Dallas) 34

OBP + Slugging % - Mike Solomko (Cincinnati) 1.030

ERA - Tom Gibson (Baltimore) 1.93

Wins - Kazuhisa Inao (Baltimore) 24

Strikeouts - Ed Albrecht (Chicago Cubs) 285