1961 Season
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1961 National League Rookie of the Year Award

by Votes
 
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Billy Williams
CHN
LF
23.0
10
1.2
14.7
4.1
2 Joe Torre
ML1
C
21.0
5
3.3
15.7
5.3
3 Jack Curtis
CHN
SP
24.5
1
1.4
5.9
-0.6
by Wins Above Replacement
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Ron Perranoski
LAN
RP
25.3
3.5
11.2
6.9
2 Joe Torre
ML1
C
21.0
5
3.3
15.7
5.3
3 Willie Davis
LAN
CF
21.2
2.4
11.2
3.3
4 Jack Curtis
CHN
SP
24.5
1
1.4
5.9
-0.6
5 Barney Schultz
CHN
RP
34.9
1.2
7.3
4.1
6 Matty Alou
SFN
RF
22.5
1.2
7.1
3.2
7 Al Heist
CHN
CF
33.7
1.2
7.2
-0.2
8 Billy Williams
CHN
LF
23.0
10
1.2
14.7
4.1
9 Al McBean
PIT
RP
23.1
1.2
4.6
1.2
10 Craig Anderson
SLN
RP
23.0
1.1
4.3
2.5
11 Ken Hunt
CIN
SP
22.5
1.1
7.9
2.9
12 Jose Pagan
SFN
SS
26.2
1.1
10.4
-0.8
13 Dick LeMay
SFN
SW
22.8
1.0
5.4
1.9
14 Ed Bauta
SLN
RP
26.5
1.0
4.8
3.9
15 Elio Chacon
CIN
2B
24.7
0.9
4.9
1.6
16 Bobby Bolin
SFN
RP
22.4
0.8
3.9
1.7
17 Don Taussig
SLN
LF
29.4
0.7
6.0
1.9
18 Don Nottebart
ML1
SP
25.4
0.7
6.8
1.8
19 Ray Washburn
SLN
SP
23.1
0.7
2.5
1.8
20 John Orsino
SFN
C
23.2
0.6
3.3
1.2
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

1961 American League Rookie of the Year Award

by Votes
 
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Don Schwall
BOS
SP
25.3
7
3.5
15.5
9.9
2 Dick Howser
KC1
SS
25.1
6
2.9
19.5
3.7
3 Floyd Robinson
CHA
RF
25.1
2
2.7
18.7
9.7
4 Chuck Schilling
BOS
2B
23.7
2
2.7
17.6
1.9
5 Lee Thomas
MULT
-
25.4
2
2.1
11.9
2.8
6 Jake Wood
DET
2B
24.0
1
0.5
19.3
3.5
by Wins Above Replacement
Total
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Ken McBride
LAA
SP
25.9
4.3
16.9
9.3
2 Don Schwall
BOS
SP
25.3
7
3.5
15.5
9.9
3 Jim Archer
KC1
SP
29.1
3.1
14.9
8.2
4 Dick Howser
KC1
SS
25.1
6
2.9
19.5
3.7
5 Chuck Schilling
BOS
2B
23.7
2
2.7
17.6
1.9
6 Floyd Robinson
CHA
RF
25.1
2
2.7
18.7
9.7
7 Terry Fox
DET
RP
25.9
2.6
10.3
7.7
8 Jerry Adair
BAL
2B
24.5
2.2
14.2
4.3
9 Lee Thomas
MULT
RF
25.4
2
2.1
11.9
2.8
10 Joe McClain
WS2
SP
28.2
2.0
10.4
3.7
11 Frank Funk
CLE
RP
25.8
1.8
10.4
6.2
12 Jim Donohue
MULT
SW
22.7
1.5
8.0
3.3
13 Earl Robinson
BAL
RF
24.7
1.4
9.1
4.4
14 Zoilo Versalles
MIN
SS
21.5
1.3
13.6
1.4
15 Chuck Hinton
WS2
LF
27.2
1.2
8.5
1.5
16 Jim Pagliaroni
BOS
C
23.6
1.1
9.7
-0.5
17 Steve Boros
DET
3B
24.8
1.1
13.8
4.0
18 Wes Stock
BAL
RP
27.2
1.1
7.3
4.2
19 Ken Hunt
LAA
CF
27.0
1.0
11.9
0.9
20 Norm Bass
KC1
SP
22.4
0.7
7.7
2.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James