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The 1961 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 95 wins and 67 losses, 14 games behind the AL and World Series champion New York Yankees. The team was managed by Paul Richards and Lum Harris, and played their home games at Baltimore's Memorial Stadiummarker.

Offseason



Regular season

Roger Maris of the Yankees hit his 59th and 60th home runs of the season against the Orioles, tying what was at the time Babe Ruth's single-season record. The 59th was hit on September 20 at Memorial Stadium, and the 60th was hit on September 26th at Yankee Stadiummarker.

Opening Day starters

  • Jackie Brandt
  • Marv Breeding
  • Jim Gentile
  • Ron Hansen
  • Milt Pappas
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Russ Snyder
  • Gene Stephens
  • Gus Triandos


Season standings

Notable transactions



Roster

1961 Baltimore Orioles roster
Roster
Pitchers CatchersInfielders OutfieldersOther batters ManagerCoaches


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
C 115 397 97 .244 17 63
1B 148 486 147 .302 46 141
2B 133 386 102 .264 9 37
3B 163 668 192 .287 7 61
SS 155 533 132 .248 12 51
LF 103 310 64 .206 8 24
CF 139 516 153 .297 16 72
RF 113 323 94 .291 5 35


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
115 312 91 .292 1 13
99 144 36 .250 1 23
96 222 59 .266 8 30
90 244 51 .209 1 16
75 89 23 .258 0 6
56 96 20 .208 5 11
43 124 34 .274 6 19
32 58 11 .190 0 2
17 47 8 .170 1 4
14 27 7 .259 1 2
5 4 2 .500 0 0
4 13 1 .077 0 1
3 7 1 .143 0 1
1 1 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
37 248.1 18 12 3.33 150
33 212 15 9 3.69 160
27 166.2 10 6 3.19 61
26 177.2 13 9 3.04 89


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
36 196 10 13 3.90 118
35 138 7 4 2.02 100
29 122.1 7 5 3.09 92


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
51 9 7 18 2.30 87
35 5 0 3 3.01 47
15 1 2 0 5.57 15
3 0 0 1 5.40 4
2 0 0 0 0.00 0
2 0 0 0 18.00 3


Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Aberdeen

Victoria club moved to Ardmore, May 27, 1961

Notes

References




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