1961 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s) Gene Mauch
Local television WFIL
Local radio WFIL
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Frank Sims)
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The 1961 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 69th in franchise history. The Phillies finished the season in last place in the National League at 47-107, 46 games behind the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds. The team also lost 23 games in a row, the most in the majors since 1900.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

[5]

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
1B Herrera, PanchoPancho Herrera 126 400 103 .258 13 51
3B Smith, CharleyCharley Smith 112 411 102 .248 9 47
SS Amaro, RubénRubén Amaro 135 381 98 .257 1 32

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
Coleman, Choo ChooChoo Choo Coleman 34 47 6 .128 0 4
Koppe, JoeJoe Koppe 6 3 0 .000 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
Buzhardt, JohnJohn Buzhardt 41 202.1 6 18 4.49 92

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
Sullivan, FrankFrank Sullivan 49 159.1 3 16 4.29 114
Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese 42 138.2 5 12 3.76 89
Brown, PaulPaul Brown 5 10 0 1 8.10 1

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
Baldschun, JackJack Baldschun 65 5 3 3 3.88 59
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 5 2 1 0 6.52 10

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Kerby Farrell
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Frank Lucchesi
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Andy Seminick
B Des Moines Demons Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Chuck Kress
C Bakersfield Bears California League Lou Kahn
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Jack Phillips
D Dothan Phillies Alabama-Florida League Bob Wellman
D Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Moose Johnson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Chattanooga[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Choo Choo Coleman page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Charley Smith page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Warren Hacker at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Wes Covington page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1961&t=PHI
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References[edit]