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1961 Chicago White Sox season

1961 Chicago White Sox
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Comiskey Park (since 1910)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Veeck, Arthur Allyn, Jr., John Allyn
    Manager(s) Al Lopez
    Local television WGN-TV
    (Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd)
    Local radio WCFL
    (Bob Elson, Ralph Kiner)
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    The 1961 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 61st season in the major leagues, and its 62nd season overall. They finished with a record 86–76, good enough for fourth place in the American League, 23 games behind the first-place New York Yankees. Their pitching staff surrendered 13 of Roger Maris's 61 home runs that year, the most of any team.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    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

    Opening Day lineup

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1961 Chicago White Sox
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
    Luis Aparicio, SS 156 625 90 170 24 4 6 45 38 33 .272 53
    Andy Carey, 3B 56 143 21 38 12 3 0 14 11 24 .266 0
    Cam Carreon, C 78 229 32 62 5 1 4 27 21 24 .271 0
    Wes Covington, LF,RF 22 59 5 17 1 0 4 15 4 5 .288 0
    Sammy Esposito, 3B,SS,2B 63 94 12 16 5 0 1 8 12 21 .170 0
    Nellie Fox, 2B 159 606 67 152 11 5 2 51 59 12 .251 2
    Joe Ginsberg, C 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 0
    Billy Goodman, 3B 41 51 4 13 4 0 1 10 7 6 .255 0
    Mike Hershberger, OF 15 55 9 17 3 0 0 5 2 2 .309 1
    Jim Landis, CF 140 534 87 151 18 8 22 85 65 71 .283 19
    Ted Lepcio, 3B 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0
    Sherm Lollar, C 116 337 38 95 10 1 7 41 37 22 .282 0
    Dean Look, LF 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
    J.C. Martin, 1B,3B 110 274 26 63 8 3 5 32 21 31 .230 1
    Minnie Miñoso, LF 152 540 91 151 28 3 14 82 67 46 .280 9
    Al Pilarcik, CF 47 62 9 11 1 0 1 6 9 5 .177 1
    Jim Rivera, PR 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
    Floyd Robinson, RF 132 432 69 134 20 7 11 59 52 32 .310 7
    Bob Roselli, C 22 38 2 10 3 0 0 4 0 11 .263 0
    Roy Sievers, 1B 141 492 76 145 26 6 27 92 61 62 .295 1
    Al Smith, 3B,OF 147 532 88 148 29 4 28 93 56 67 .278 4
    Earl Torgeson, 1B 20 15 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 5 .067 0
    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
    Frank Baumann, P 55 61 8 16 2 0 2 10 5 25 .262 1
    Warren Hacker, P 42 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .111 0
    Ray Herbert, P 21 53 7 12 1 0 2 3 3 8 .226 0
    Joe Horlen, P 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
    Russ Kemmerer, P 47 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 7 .200 0
    Don Larsen, P 25 25 2 8 0 0 1 4 0 5 .320 0
    Turk Lown, P 60 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0
    Cal McLish, P 31 54 2 9 1 0 0 5 1 24 .167 0
    Gary Peters, P 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0
    Billy Pierce, P 39 56 3 8 0 0 0 3 1 11 .143 0
    Juan Pizarro, P 40 69 10 17 3 1 0 5 5 19 .246 1
    Herb Score, P 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 0
    Bob Shaw, P 14 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000 0
    Early Wynn, P 17 37 4 6 0 0 0 2 3 11 .162 0
    Team totals
    163 5556 765 1475 216 46 138 704 550 612 .265 100

    Pitching

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
    Frank Baumann 10 13 5.61 53 23 3 187.2 249 128 117 22 63 75
    Alan Brice 0 1 0.00 3 0 0 3.1 4 2 0 0 3 3
    Mike DeGerick 0 0 5.40 1 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 0
    Warren Hacker 3 3 3.77 42 0 8 57.1 62 26 24 8 9 40
    Ray Herbert 9 6 4.05 21 20 0 137.2 142 69 62 15 38 50
    Joe Horlen 1 3 6.62 5 4 0 17.2 25 15 13 2 13 11
    Russ Kemmerer 3 3 4.38 47 2 2 96.2 102 53 47 10 27 35
    Don Larsen 7 2 4.12 25 3 2 74.1 64 36 34 5 31 53
    Turk Lown 7 5 2.76 59 0 11 101.0 87 37 31 13 38 50
    Cal McLish 10 13 4.38 31 27 1 162.1 178 87 79 21 48 80
    Gary Peters 0 0 1.74 3 0 1 10.1 10 2 2 0 2 6
    Billy Pierce 10 9 3.80 39 28 3 180.0 190 85 76 17 57 106
    Juan Pizarro 14 7 3.05 39 25 2 194.2 164 73 66 17 90 188
    Herb Score 1 2 6.66 8 5 0 24.1 22 19 18 3 25 14
    Bob Shaw 3 4 3.79 14 10 0 71.1 85 40 30 11 25 31
    Gerry Staley 0 3 5.00 16 0 0 18.0 17 10 10 3 6 8
    Early Wynn 8 2 3.51 17 16 0 110.1 88 43 43 11 47 64
    Team totals
    86 76 4.06 163 163 33 1448.2 1491 726 653 158 523 814

    Farm system

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