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1961 Philadelphia Phillies season

1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Connie Mack Stadium (since 1938)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
  • 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

    Regular season

    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

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1961 Philadelphia Phillies
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    [5]

    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
    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

    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

    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
    Buzhardt, JohnJohn Buzhardt 41 202.1 6 18 4.49 92

    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
    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

    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

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Chattanooga[6]

    Notes

    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