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1961 Season


1960 / 1962

Top Hitter


Mickey
Mantle

Top Pitcher


Don
Cardwell

1961 World Series








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(As of March 1, 1961)




Glossary
                1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
# Top Prospect
1
20
278.8
150.3
-4.6
132.5
0.6
2.8
.539
7.3
.531
13.0
.519
24.4
.543
14.5
.531 Phil Niekro
2
18
216.1
122.5
-14.7
114.0
-5.7
5.2
.552
8.0
.624
4.0
.543
12.4
.556
11.5
.586 Gaylord Perry
3
15
205.5
183.5
1.7
34.9
-14.7
0.5
.604
5.9
.605
10.3
.531
4.6
.568
15.6
.549 Pete Rose
4
16
182.5
90.8
15.9
78.0
-2.3
6.5
.469
7.0
.475
16.0
.472
20.0
.444
9.1
.383 Carl Yastrzemski
5
17
178.2
85.2
-9.1
85.5
16.7
5.5
.623
6.6
.528
7.8
.488
16.9
.525
8.9
.549 Mickey Lolich
6
19
127.9
139.4
-4.3
17.8
-25.0
1.8
.416
4.4
.364
9.9
.506
15.6
.469
10.9
.444 Billy Williams
7
12
119.0
64.6
0.9
58.7
-5.2
2.6
.531
3.3
.525
13.8
.580
16.1
.605
11.2
.586 Don Buford
8
12
100.6
109.0
-11.7
24.3
-21.0
1.4
.487
12.1
.578
6.7
.457
6.1
.494
8.4
.556 Willie Stargell
9
15
100.4
68.3
-2.1
44.4
-10.1
3.3
.586
2.9
.475
2.2
.531
7.1
.599
6.9
.580 Boog Powell
10
13
87.6
61.1
2.0
22.5
2.1
5.7
.578
13.2
.618
8.6
.611
11.4
.494
5.7
.599 Willie Davis
11
14
69.5
56.4
0.7
10.7
1.7
-1.3
.438
6.1
.562
16.6
.565
11.8
.488
16.5
.630 Don Mincher
12
33
63.7
16.1
0.0
48.1
-0.6
-1.7
.305
3.2
.503
5.7
.537
0.3
.568
8.6
.528 Mike Marshall
13
13
63.2
50.3
-9.7
36.5
-13.8
1.0
.673
4.7
.593
12.9
.646
13.4
.611
13.8
.475 Tom Tresh
14
8
58.3
36.6
-0.7
8.0
14.4
3.5
.435
3.1
.531
7.7
.435
8.2
.506
4.2
.463 Jim Fregosi
15
12
55.8
4.3
3.4
50.5
-2.5
3.1
.484
1.2
.494
5.4
.488
4.6
.488
7.3
.537 Sam McDowell
16
10
54.6
8.3
5.8
33.5
7.1
1.4
.379
3.4
.373
5.6
.346
10.1
.383
3.8
.432 Dean Chance
17
17
40.0
21.2
2.6
4.9
11.3
-1.9
.519
1.3
.519
4.9
.574
4.2
.574
4.7
.497 Tim McCarver
18
20
33.5
4.2
-9.9
35.0
4.2
3.2
.379
0.4
.444
3.7
.451
5.8
.352
6.1
.364 John Wyatt
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World Series Champion

League Champion

Division Champion

Wild Card Winner
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