1961 Los Angeles Dodgers season
|1961 Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Major League affiliations|
|Local television||KTTV (11)|
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
René Cárdenas, Jaime Jarrín, Miguel Alonzo
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The 1961 Los Angeles Dodgers finished in second place in the National League with a record of 89-65, four games behind the Cincinnati Reds. 1961 was the fourth season for the Dodgers in Los Angeles. It was also the Dodgers final season of playing their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, since they moved to their new stadium the following season. Also, 1961 was the only year in which the Dodgers shared L.A. Memorial Coliseum with the brand-new Los Angeles Angels of the American League.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- November 28, 1960: Ray Semproch was drafted by the Washington Senators from the Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.
- December 15, 1960: Earl Robinson was purchased from the Dodgers by the Baltimore Orioles.
- December 16, 1960: Danny McDevitt was purchased from the Dodgers by the New York Yankees.
- January 31, 1961: Joe Pignatano was purchased from the Dodgers by the Kansas City Athletics.
- March 30, 1961: Ed Rakow was traded by the Dodgers to the Kansas City Athletics for Howie Reed and cash.
On April 17, 1961, Duke Snider hit his 370th career home run, which at the time moved him into 7th place on the all-time career home runs list. Later in the same game, Snider suffered a broken elbow, and he was knocked out for the rest of the season when he was hit by a pitch from Bob Gibson of the Cardinals.
|Los Angeles Dodgers||89||65||4||.578|
|San Francisco Giants||85||69||8||.552|
|St. Louis Cardinals||80||74||13||.519|
Opening Day lineup
- May 4, 1961: Don Demeter and Charley Smith were traded by the Dodgers to the Philadelphia Phillies for Turk Farrell and Joe Koppe.
- May 26, 1961: Art Fowler was purchased from the Dodgers by the Los Angeles Angels.
- May 30, 1961: Bob Lillis and Carl Warwick were traded by the Dodgers to the St. Louis Cardinals for Daryl Spencer.
|1961 Los Angeles Dodgers|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|SS||Wills, MauryMaury Wills||148||613||173||.282||1||31|
|CF||Davis, WillieWillie Davis||128||339||86||.254||12||45|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Snider, DukeDuke Snider||85||233||69||.296||16||56|
|Hodges, GilGil Hodges||109||215||52||.242||8||31|
|Sherry, NormNorm Sherry||47||121||31||.256||5||21|
|Aspromonte, BobBob Aspromonte||47||58||14||.241||0||2|
|Demeter, DonDon Demeter||15||29||5||.172||1||2|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Drysdale, DonDon Drysdale||40||244||13||10||3.69||182|
|Craig, RogerRoger Craig||40||112.2||5||6||6.15||53|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell||50||6||6||10||5.06||80|
Awards and honors
- 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Game 1
- 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game - Game 2
- TSN National League All-Star
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Great Falls, Reno
- Ray Semproch page at Baseball-Reference
- Earl Robinson page at Baseball Reference
- Danny McDevitt page at Baseball Reference
- Joe Pignatano page at Baseball Reference
- Ed Rakow page at Baseball Reference
- Duke Snider at The Baseball Page
- Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Art Fowler page at Baseball-Reference
- Bob Lillis page at Baseball Reference
- 1961 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform
- Los Angeles Dodgers official web site
- 1961 Dodgers Roster through baseball cards