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1961 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1961 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (since 1958)
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
    Manager(s) Walter Alston
    Local television KTTV (11)
    Local radio KFI
    Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
    KWKW
    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.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    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.[6] 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.

    Season standings

    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

    Opening Day starters
    Name Position
    Maury Wills Shortstop
    Willie Davis Center fielder
    Tommy Davis Third baseman
    Duke Snider Right fielder
    Wally Moon Left fielder
    Norm Larker First baseman
    Charlie Neal Second baseman
    Johnny Roseboro Catcher
    Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1961 Los Angeles Dodgers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    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
    SS Wills, MauryMaury Wills 148 613 173 .282 1 31
    CF Davis, WillieWillie Davis 128 339 86 .254 12 45

    Other batters

    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
    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

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Drysdale, DonDon Drysdale 40 244 13 10 3.69 182

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Craig, RogerRoger Craig 40 112.2 5 6 6.15 53

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 50 6 6 10 5.06 80

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Great Falls, Reno

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