1961 Cleveland Indians season

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1961 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William R. Daley
Manager(s) Jimmy Dykes
Local television WJW-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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The 1961 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the newly expanded 10-team American League with a record of 78-83, 30½ games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 109 53 .673 --
Detroit Tigers 101 61 .623 8
Baltimore Orioles 95 67 .586 14
Chicago White Sox 86 76 .531 23
Cleveland Indians 78 83 .484 30.5
Boston Red Sox 76 86 .469 33
Minnesota Twins 70 90 .438 38
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 38.5
Kansas City Athletics 61 100 .379 47.5
Washington Senators 61 100 .379 47.5

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1961 Cleveland Indians
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
CF Piersall, JimmyJimmy Piersall 121 484 156 .322 6 40

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
Nieman, BobBob Nieman 39 65 23 .354 2 10
Morgan, JoeJoe Morgan 4 10 2 .200 0 0

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

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
Antonelli, JohnnyJohnny Antonelli 11 48 0 4 6.56 23

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
Allen, BobBob Allen 48 3 2 3 3.75 42

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Herman Franks and Freddie Fitzsimmons
A Reading Indians Eastern League Ray Mueller
B Burlington Indians Carolina League Bill Herring and Walt Novick
D Selma Cloverleafs Alabama-Florida League Walt Novick and Joe Morlan
D Dubuque Packers Midwest League Pinky May

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Selma[8]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]