1961 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
General manager(s) John J. Quinn
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 Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 93 61 0.604 47–30 46–31
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 65 0.578 4 45–32 44–33
San Francisco Giants 85 69 0.552 8 45–32 40–37
Milwaukee Braves 83 71 0.539 10 45–32 38–39
St. Louis Cardinals 80 74 0.519 13 48–29 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 18 38–39 37–40
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 29 40–37 24–53
Philadelphia Phillies 47 107 0.305 46 22–55 25–52


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1961 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 12–10 7–15 9–13–1 13–9 11–11 5–17 7–15–1
Cincinnati 10–12 12–10 15–7 19–3 11–11 12–10 14–8
Los Angeles 15–7 10–12 12–10 17–5 13–9 10–12 12–10
Milwaukee 13–9–1 7–15 10–12 16–6 12–10 11–11 14–8
Philadelphia 9–13 3–19 5–17 6–16 7–15 8–14–1 9–13
Pittsburgh 11–11 11–11 9–13 10–12 15–7 10–12 9–13
San Francisco 17–5 10–12 12–10 11–11 14–8–1 12–10 9–13
St. Louis 15–7–1 8–14 10–12 8–14 13–9 13–9 13–9


Notable transactions[edit]

1961 Game log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Phillies tie
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1961 Game Log[5]
Overall Record: 47–107

Roster[edit]

1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

[20]

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[21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Choo-Choo Coleman Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Charley Smith Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Warren Hacker Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wes Covington Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1961 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  6. ^ Thisted, Red (April 19, 1961). "Rain Stops Braves, Phils". Milwuakee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. pp. 1, 3; part 2. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ Wolf, Bob (April 20, 1961). "McHale Cools Off on Owens, but Farrell Is Still Hot Issue: Braves and Phils Officials Talk of Possible Deal as Second Game Is Called Off". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. pp. 16, 18; part 2. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Press. April 20, 1961. p. 43. Retrieved March 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ Hernon, Jack (April 26, 1961). "Pirates-Phillies' Series Lidlifter Washed Out: Awards Night Ceremonies Also Victim Of Weather, Postponed Until May 14". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 24. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Press. April 26, 1961. p. 47. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 7, 1961. p. 2, section 3. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  12. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 26, 1961. p. 22. Retrieved March 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 27, 1961. p. 9. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Baseball in a Nutshell". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Sentinel. June 15, 1961. p. 6, part 2. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ Hernon, Jack (June 22, 1961). "Don't Count Out Pirates–Murtaugh: 'We'll Make Noise Yet,' Says Pilot; Game Rained Out". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 31. Retrieved March 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Giants, Phils Deadlock in Marathon, 7-7: 15-Frame Battle Is Longest Night Game in History". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press (AP). June 29, 1961. p. 29. Retrieved March 10, 2016. The contest was called after each team had scored three runs in the 15th by the National League rule which prohibits starting an inning after 12:50 a. m. 
  17. ^ "Giants, Phillies Battle to a Tie". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press (AP). June 29, 1961. p. 15, part 2. Retrieved March 10, 2016. ... the longest night game, in time, in major league history ... 
  18. ^ "The Major Leagues". Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 24, 1961. p. 32. Retrieved March 16, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Baseball Standings". Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Journal. August 27, 1961. p. 2 (sports). Retrieved March 17, 2016. 
  20. ^ "1961 Philadelphia Phillies Roster by Baseball Almanac". Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  21. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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