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1961 09 20 Yankees vs  Orioles Called by Mel Allen,Phil Rizzuto Red Barber
1961 09 20 Yankees vs Orioles Called by Mel Allen,Phil Rizzuto Red Barber
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1961 05 21 Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 of a Doubleheader
1961 05 21 Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 of a Doubleheader
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1961 04 11 Angels at Orioles (First Angels Game)  (Angels Radio Network)
1961 04 11 Angels at Orioles (First Angels Game) (Angels Radio Network)
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Talkin Baseball: Baltimore Orioles (1960-1963)
Talkin Baseball: Baltimore Orioles (1960-1963)
Published: 2012/06/01
Channel: Orioles Baseball
Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth
Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's Home Run record in 1961
Published: 2017/10/01
Channel: MLB
A Championship Legacy: 1961
A Championship Legacy: 1961
Published: 2015/12/21
Channel: New York Yankees
Yankees win the 1961 World Series
Yankees win the 1961 World Series
Published: 2017/09/06
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MN Twins Highlight From 1st Game Ever At NY 1961
MN Twins Highlight From 1st Game Ever At NY 1961
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: R Schloss
1956 Baltimore Orioles Home Opener vs. Washington Senators
1956 Baltimore Orioles Home Opener vs. Washington Senators
Published: 2014/03/31
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Baseball returns to Baltimore in 1954  - The Baltimore Orioles parade archival footage
Baseball returns to Baltimore in 1954 - The Baltimore Orioles parade archival footage
Published: 2013/04/15
Channel: PublicDomainFootage
1960 04 24 Baltimore Orioles at Yankees Radio Broadcast
1960 04 24 Baltimore Orioles at Yankees Radio Broadcast
Published: 2017/08/19
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Baseball Season Opener 1961 JFK First Pitch (History
Baseball Season Opener 1961 JFK First Pitch (History's Playlist)-Sports
Published: 2012/03/27
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World Series 1971 Pirates vs Orioles
World Series 1971 Pirates vs Orioles
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: Stephen Alexander
Hochschild-Kohn Toytown Parade Baltimore 1961
Hochschild-Kohn Toytown Parade Baltimore 1961
Published: 2012/01/06
Channel: Kevin Mueller
1966 World Series: Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Would You Believe 4 Straight?!
1966 World Series: Baltimore Orioles vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Would You Believe 4 Straight?!
Published: 2012/02/28
Channel: Orioles Baseball
1964 WS Gm3: Mantle hits a walk-off home run
1964 WS Gm3: Mantle hits a walk-off home run
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: MLB
Gentile
Gentile's 1961 revisited
Published: 2010/08/20
Channel: MLBglobal
Haussner
Haussner's Restaurant, Baltimore 1961
Published: 2012/09/04
Channel: Baltimore Port
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
1960 Colts vs. 49ers
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: PigskinAcademy
"The Bird" Baltimore Orioles Baseball Nodder Bobblehead 1961 Lego Japan Vintage
"The Bird" Baltimore Orioles Baseball Nodder Bobblehead 1961 Lego Japan Vintage
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: Trading Threads
1979 ALCS game 1 California Angels at Baltimore Orioles  PART 2
1979 ALCS game 1 California Angels at Baltimore Orioles PART 2
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: gibomber
1969 LCS - New York Mets v Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles v Minnesota Twins
1969 LCS - New York Mets v Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles v Minnesota Twins
Published: 2010/04/03
Channel: Scott Gordon
April 21, 1961: First MLB game in Minnesota
April 21, 1961: First MLB game in Minnesota
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: Minnesota Twins
1966 10 09 World Series Game 4 Orioles vs Dodgers Vin Scully Radio Broadcast
1966 10 09 World Series Game 4 Orioles vs Dodgers Vin Scully Radio Broadcast
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
June 20, 1961 Becquer hits pinch-hit, walk-off HR
June 20, 1961 Becquer hits pinch-hit, walk-off HR
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: Minnesota Twins
Maris hits his 60th home run of 1961
Maris hits his 60th home run of 1961
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: MLB
1969 World Series - Baltimore Orioles versus New York Mets
1969 World Series - Baltimore Orioles versus New York Mets
Published: 2010/04/03
Channel: Scott Gordon
1962 New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
1962 New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles
Published: 2010/05/26
Channel: David Schuessler
MLB 1966 World Series Highlights
MLB 1966 World Series Highlights
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: Luigi Aguilera
Orioles players intro before Game 6 of 1971 World Series.
Orioles players intro before Game 6 of 1971 World Series.
Published: 2012/10/02
Channel: Chuck Phillips
1962 New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles Batting Practice
1962 New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles Batting Practice
Published: 2012/05/31
Channel: David Schuessler
1970 World Series: Baltimore Orioles vs Cincinnati Reds: The Brooks Robinson Series
1970 World Series: Baltimore Orioles vs Cincinnati Reds: The Brooks Robinson Series
Published: 2012/02/28
Channel: Orioles Baseball
70 Orioles vs 61 Yankees
70 Orioles vs 61 Yankees
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: Mr. Micro League Baseball
Pinstripe Power: The Story of The 1961 New York Yankees
Pinstripe Power: The Story of The 1961 New York Yankees
Published: 2015/06/07
Channel: Ian Ward
1961 05 30 New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Full Radio Broadcast
1961 05 30 New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Full Radio Broadcast
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
2001 Yankees vs 1969 Orioles
2001 Yankees vs 1969 Orioles
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Baseball Demos
1961 10 04 Reds at Yankees WS Game 1 Called By Bob Wolff Waite Hoyt Radio Broadcast OTR
1961 10 04 Reds at Yankees WS Game 1 Called By Bob Wolff Waite Hoyt Radio Broadcast OTR
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Game 6 1971 World Series Oriole Magic!
Game 6 1971 World Series Oriole Magic!
Published: 2012/10/05
Channel: Chuck Phillips
Ike Opens Baseball Season (1957)
Ike Opens Baseball Season (1957)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Haussner
Haussner's film shot in 1961
Published: 2012/01/24
Channel: WickleinGroup
1961 05 07 Yankees at Angels
1961 05 07 Yankees at Angels
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1961 World Series Game 2: Reds @ Yankees
1961 World Series Game 2: Reds @ Yankees
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: john doe
Starr to Hornung for a first down. 1961 NFL Championship Game.
Starr to Hornung for a first down. 1961 NFL Championship Game.
Published: 2012/07/11
Channel: Chuck Phillips
1961 09 03 Detroit Tigers vs Yankees Complete Radio Broadcast
1961 09 03 Detroit Tigers vs Yankees Complete Radio Broadcast
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
HR calls (Vol. 3B -c) by original announcers 1952, 1961, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1978, 1991
HR calls (Vol. 3B -c) by original announcers 1952, 1961, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1978, 1991
Published: 2015/12/22
Channel: Andrew Nelson
Cheap Baltimore Orioles Tickets For Sale - 855-575-8321
Cheap Baltimore Orioles Tickets For Sale - 855-575-8321
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: eTicketPros.com
1961 05 14 Detroit Tigers vs NY Yankees Game 1 Of Doubleheader Radio Broadcast
1961 05 14 Detroit Tigers vs NY Yankees Game 1 Of Doubleheader Radio Broadcast
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
1960 05 31 Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Radio Broadcast
1960 05 31 Yankees at Baltimore Orioles Radio Broadcast
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Classic Baseball on the Radio
Hardball 94 Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Hardball 94 Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: PS2SPORTSINFOSTATION
8/3/1966 Orioles at Indians
8/3/1966 Orioles at Indians
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: 1313otto
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1961 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 95–67 (.586)
League place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger
General manager(s) Lee MacPhail
Manager(s) Paul Richards, Lum Harris
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Bob Murphy, Herb Carneal)
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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 Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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,[6] and the 60th was hit on September 26 at Yankee Stadium.

Opening Day starters[edit]

  • Jackie Brandt
  • Marv Breeding
  • Jim Gentile
  • Ron Hansen
  • Milt Pappas
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Russ Snyder
  • Gene Stephens
  • Gus Triandos[7]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 109 53 .673 --
Detroit Tigers 101 61 .623 8
Baltimore Orioles 95 67 .586 14
Chicago White Sox 86 76 .531 23
Cleveland Indians 78 83 .484 30.5
Boston Red Sox 76 86 .469 33
Minnesota Twins 70 90 .438 38
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 38.5
Kansas City Athletics 61 100 .379 47.5
Washington Senators 61 100 .379 47.5

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1961 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 11–7 11–7 9–9 9–9 13–5 8–10 11–7 9–9–1 14–4
Boston 7–11 9–9 5–13 8–10 10–8 11–7–1 11–7 5–13 10–8
Chicago 7–11 9–9 12–6 6–12 14–4 10–8 9–9–1 6–12 13–5
Cleveland 9–9 13–5 6–12 6–12 8–9 10–8 10–8 4–14 12–6
Detroit 9–9 10–8 12–6 12–6 12–6–1 14–4 11–7 8–10 13–5
Kansas City 5–13 8–10 4–14 9–8 6–12–1 9–9 7–11 4–14 9–9
Los Angeles 10–8 7–11–1 8–10 8–10 4–14 9–9 8–9 6–12 10–8
Minnesota 7–11 7–11 9–9–1 8–10 7–11 11–7 9–8 4–14 8–9
New York 9–9–1 13–5 12–6 14–4 10–8 14–4 12–6 14–4 11–7
Washington 4–14 8–10 5–13 6–12 5–13 9–9 8–10 9–8 7–11


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1961 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Triandos, GusGus Triandos 115 397 97 .244 17 63
1B Gentile, JimJim Gentile 148 486 147 .302 46 141
2B Adair, JerryJerry Adair 133 386 102 .264 9 37
3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 163 668 192 .287 7 61
SS Hansen, RonRon Hansen 155 533 132 .248 12 51
LF Williams, DickDick Williams 103 310 64 .206 8 24
CF Brandt, JackieJackie Brandt 139 516 153 .297 16 72
RF Herzog, WhiteyWhitey Herzog 113 323 94 .291 5 35

Other batters[edit]

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
Snyder, RussRuss Snyder 115 312 91 .292 1 13
Breeding, MarvMarv Breeding 90 244 51 .209 1 16
Robinson, EarlEarl Robinson 96 222 59 .266 8 30
Philley, DaveDave Philley 99 144 36 .250 1 23
Foiles, HankHank Foiles 43 124 34 .274 6 19
Throneberry, MarvMarv Throneberry 56 96 20 .208 5 11
Busby, JimJim Busby 75 89 23 .258 0 6
Stephens, GeneGene Stephens 32 58 11 .190 0 2
Lau, CharlieCharlie Lau 17 47 8 .170 1 4
Courtney, ClintClint Courtney 22 45 12 .267 0 4
Dropo, WaltWalt Dropo 14 27 7 .259 1 2
Powell, BoogBoog Powell 4 13 1 .077 0 1
Shetrone, BarryBarry Shetrone 3 7 1 .143 0 1
Zupo, FrankFrank Zupo 5 4 2 .500 0 0
Essegian, ChuckChuck Essegian 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Barber, SteveSteve Barber 37 248.1 18 12 3.33 150
Estrada, ChuckChuck Estrada 33 212 15 9 3.69 160
Fisher, JackJack Fisher 36 196 10 13 3.90 118
Pappas, MiltMilt Pappas 26 177.2 13 9 3.04 89
Brown, HalHal Brown 27 166.2 10 6 3.19 61

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hoeft, BillyBilly Hoeft 35 138 7 4 2.02 100
Hall, DickDick Hall 29 122.1 7 5 3.09 92

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 51 9 7 18 2.30 87
Stock, WesWes Stock 35 5 0 3 3.01 47
Hyde, DickDick Hyde 15 1 2 0 5.57 15
Jones, GordonGordon Jones 3 0 0 1 5.40 4
Lehew, JimJim Lehew 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Papa, JohnJohn Papa 2 0 0 0 18.00 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Rochester Red Wings International League Clyde King
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Fred Hatfield
AA Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds Texas League George Staller
B Tri-City Braves Northwest League Whitey McDowell and Billy DeMars
B Fox Cities Foxes Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Earl Weaver
C Stockton Ports California League Harry Dunlop
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Lou Fitzgerald
D Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Dee Phillips, Walter Youse,
Joe Cusick and Bud Bates
D Leesburg Orioles Florida State League Billy DeMars, Cal Ripken, Sr.
and Ray Scarborough

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Aberdeen

Victoria club moved to Ardmore, May 27, 1961

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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