1961 Cincinnati Reds season

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1961 Cincinnati Reds
1961 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bill DeWitt
Manager(s) Fred Hutchinson
Local television WLW
(Ed Kennedy, Frank McCormick)
Local radio WKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
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The 1961 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It consisted of the Reds winning the National League pennant with a record of 93-61, four games over the runner-up Los Angeles Dodgers, but losing the World Series in five games to the New York Yankees. The Reds were managed by Fred Hutchinson, and played their home games at Crosley Field. The Reds were also the last team to win the National League in the 154-game schedule era, before going to a 162-game schedule a year later.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On June 8, Frank Thomas of the Milwaukee Braves was the fourth of four consecutive batters who hit home runs against the Reds. Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron hit the first two home runs off pitcher Jim Maloney, and Marshall Bridges gave up the last two to Joe Adcock and Thomas. This was the first time that this feat had been accomplished in major league history.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 93 61 -- .604
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 65 4 .578
San Francisco Giants 85 69 8 .552
Milwaukee Braves 83 71 10 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 80 74 13 .519
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 18 .487
Chicago Cubs 64 90 29 .416
Philadelphia Phillies 47 107 46 .305

Roster[edit]

1961 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Zimmerman, JerryJerry Zimmerman 76 204 42 .206 0 10
CF Pinson, VadaVada Pinson 154 607 208 .343 16 87
RF Robinson, FrankFrank Robinson 153 545 176 .323 37 124

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Cárdenas, LeoLeo Cárdenas 74 198 61 .308 5 24
Edwards, JohnnyJohnny Edwards 52 145 27 .186 2 14
Chacón, ElioElio Chacón 61 132 35 .265 2 5

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hunt, KenKen Hunt 29 136.1 9 10 3.96 75
Johnson, KenKen Johnson 15 83 6 2 3.25 42

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Maloney, JimJim Maloney 27 94.2 6 7 4.37 57
Hook, JayJay Hook 22 62.2 1 3 7.76 36

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Brosnan, JimJim Brosnan 53 10 4 16 3.04 40
Henry, BillBill Henry 47 2 1 16 2.19 53
Jones, ShermanSherman Jones 24 1 1 2 4.42 32
Bridges, MarshallMarshall Bridges 13 0 1 0 7.84 17

1961 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1961 World Series

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL Cincinnati Reds (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Reds – 0, Yankees – 2 October 4 Yankee Stadium 62,397
2 Reds – 6, Yankees – 2 October 5 Yankee Stadium 63,083
3 Yankees – 3, Reds – 2 October 7 Crosley Field 32,589
4 Yankees – 7, Reds – 0 October 8 Crosley Field 32,589
5 Yankees – 13, Reds – 5 October 9 Crosley Field 32,589

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Cot Deal
AAA Jersey City Jerseys International League Nap Reyes
A Columbia Reds Sally League Ted Beard and Hersh Freeman
B Topeka Reds Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Dave Bristol
D Tampa Tarpons Florida State League Johnny Vander Meer
D Geneva Redlegs New York-Penn League Karl Kuehl

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Topeka, Tampa

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