1961 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1961 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Galbreath
Manager(s) Danny Murtaugh
Local television KDKA-TV
Bob Prince, Jim Woods
Local radio KDKA
Bob Prince, Paul Long, Jim Woods
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The 1961 Pittsburgh Pirates fell from World Champions the previous season to sixth place in the National League, as they won 75 games and lost 79, 18 games behind NL Champion Cincinnati.

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

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1961 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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

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
Baker, GeneGene Baker 9 10 1 .100 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
Mizell, Vinegar BendVinegar Bend Mizell 25 100 7 10 5.04 37

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

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
Cheney, TomTom Cheney 1 0 0 0 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Columbus Jets International League Larry Shepard
A Asheville Tourists Sally League Ray Hathaway
B Burlington Bees Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Harding "Pete" Peterson
C Grand Forks Chiefs Northern League Bob Clear
D Kingsport Pirates Appalachian League James Gibbons
D Batavia Pirates New York-Penn League James Adlam and Gene Baker
D Hobbs Pirates Sophomore League Al Kubski
D Shelby Colonels Western Carolinas League Aaron Robinson and James Adlam

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Asheville, Hobbs

Notes[edit]

References[edit]