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The 1961 League Leaders

The 1961 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
155 Aaron MIL                 687 Wills LA                  613 Wills LA                  
154 Mays SF                   672 Mathews MIL               607 Pinson CIN                
154 McMillan MIL              671 Aaron MIL                 603 Aaron MIL                 
154 Pinson CIN                664 Boyer STL                 599 Virdon PIT                
154 Santo CHI                                                                             

R                             H                             2B                            
129 Mays SF                   208 Pinson CIN                39  Aaron MIL                 
117 Robinson CIN              201 Clemente PIT              34  Pinson CIN                
115 Aaron MIL                 197 Aaron MIL                 32  Mays SF                   
109 Boyer STL                 194 Boyer STL                 32  Robinson CIN              
                                                            32  Santo CHI                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
12  Altman CHI                46  Cepeda SF                 142 Cepeda SF                 
11  Boyer STL                 40  Mays SF                   124 Robinson CIN              
11  Callison PHI              37  Robinson CIN              123 Mays SF                   
11  White STL                 35  Adcock MIL                120 Aaron MIL                 
                              35  Stuart PIT                                              

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
93  Mathews MIL               23  Robinson CIN              121 Stuart PIT                
89  Moon LA                   21  Banks CHI                 120 Herrera PHI               
81  Mays SF                   20  Aaron MIL                 95  Mathews MIL               
79  Gilliam LA                17  Musial STL                94  Adcock MIL                

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
11  Cunningham STL            13  Wills LA                  10  Robinson CIN              
10  Robinson CIN              12  Davenport SF              9   Aaron MIL                 
9   Cepeda SF                 12  Gilliam LA                9   Bell CIN                  
6   Gonzalez PHI              12  Mahaffey PHI              8   Davenport SF              
6   Thomas CHI-MIL                                          8   Pinson CIN                

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
35  Wills LA                  15  Wills LA                  25  Bolling MIL               
23  Pinson CIN                11  White STL                 25  Santo CHI                 
22  Robinson CIN              10  Pinson CIN                22  Adcock MIL                
21  Aaron MIL                 9   Aaron MIL                 22  Groat PIT                 
                              9   Mays SF                   22  Stuart PIT                

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.351 Clemente PIT             .434 Moon LA                  .611 Robinson CIN             
.343 Pinson CIN               .404 Robinson CIN             .609 Cepeda SF                
.329 Boyer STL                .402 Mathews MIL              .594 Aaron MIL                
.328 Moon LA                  .397 Boyer STL                .584 Mays SF                  

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.220 McMillan MIL             .288 Blasingame SF-CIN        .286 Blasingame SF-CIN        
.222 Blasingame SF-CIN        .291 Zimmer CHI               .293 McMillan MIL             
.244 Gilliam LA               .293 C. Smith LA-PHI          .335 Kasko CIN                
.248 C. Smith LA-PHI          .298 Mazeroski PIT            .337 Javier STL               

BFW                           
4.9 Robinson CIN              
4.7 Mays SF                   
4.6 Aaron MIL                 
4.2 Mathews MIL               

AL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
163 Colavito DET              737 Schilling BOS             668 B. Robinson BAL           
163 B. Robinson BAL           736 B. Robinson BAL           663 Wood DET                  
162 Richardson NY             731 Wood DET                  662 Richardson NY             
162 Wood DET                  719 Howser KC                 646 Schilling BOS             

R                             H                             2B                            
132 Mantle NY                 193 Cash DET                  41  Kaline DET                
132 Maris NY                  192 B. Robinson BAL           38  Kubek NY                  
129 Colavito DET              190 Kaline DET                38  B. Robinson BAL           
119 Cash DET                  178 Francona CLE              36  Siebern KC                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
14  Wood DET                  61  Maris NY                  142 Maris NY                  
9   Keough WAS                54  Mantle NY                 141 Gentile BAL               
9   Lumpe KC                  46  Gentile BAL               140 Colavito DET              
8   3 players                 46  Killebrew MIN             132 Cash DET                  

BB                            IBB                           SO                            
126 Mantle NY                 19  Cash DET                  141 Wood DET                  
124 Cash DET                  11  Held CLE                  120 Hunt LA                   
113 Colavito DET              10  Lollar CHI                112 Mantle NY                 
107 Killebrew MIN             9   3 players                 111 Held CLE                  

HBP                           SH                            SF                            
16  Minoso CHI                15  Fox CHI                   12  Minoso CHI                
11  Gentile BAL               15  O'Connell WAS             12  Posada KC                 
9   Cash DET                  14  Monbouquette BOS          12  Power CLE                 
9   Fox CHI                   12  Francona CLE              9   Malzone BOS               
                                                            9   B. Robinson BAL           

SB                            CS                            GDP                           
53  Aparicio CHI              13  Aparicio CHI              26  Green WAS                 
37  Howser KC                 11  Green MIN                 21  B. Robinson BAL           
30  Wood DET                  10  Tasby WAS                 21  Skowron NY                
22  Bruton DET                9   3 players                 19  4 players                 
22  Hinton WAS                                                                            

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.361 Cash DET                 .487 Cash DET                 .687 Mantle NY                
.348 Howard NY                .448 Mantle NY                .662 Cash DET                 
.324 Kaline DET               .423 Gentile BAL              .646 Gentile BAL              
.322 Piersall CLE             .420 Pearson LA               .620 Maris NY                 

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.224 Boyer NY                 .295 Richardson NY            .295 Fox CHI                  
.232 Geiger BOS               .305 Phillips CLE             .316 Richardson NY            
.245 Allison MIN              .306 Kubek NY                 .327 Schilling BOS            
.248 Hansen BAL               .308 Boyer NY                 .331 O'Connell WAS            

BFW                           
7.6 Cash DET                  
7.4 Mantle NY                 
5.6 Gentile BAL               
4.7 Colavito DET              

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
65  Baldschun PHI             38  Cardwell CHI              21  Spahn MIL                 
63  Miller SF                 37  Drysdale LA               15  Koufax LA                 
62  Face PIT                  36  Burdette MIL              14  Burdette MIL              
58  Elston CHI                35  5 players                 14  Jay CIN                   

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
4   Jay CIN                   47  Face PIT                  17  Face PIT                  
4   Spahn MIL                 46  Miller SF                 17  Miller SF                 
3   Many players              39  Baldschun PHI             16  Brosnan CIN               
                              39  McDaniel STL              16  Henry CIN                 

W                             L                             IP                            
21  Jay CIN                   19  Friend PIT                272.1 Burdette MIL            
21  Spahn MIL                 19  Mahaffey PHI              262.2 Spahn MIL               
19  O'Toole CIN               18  Buzhardt PHI              259.1 Cardwell CHI            
18  3 players                 16  McCormick SF              255.2 Koufax LA               
                              16  Sullivan PHI                                            

H                             HR                            R                             
295 Burdette MIL              33  McCormick SF              131 Burdette MIL              
271 Friend PIT                31  Burdette MIL              121 Cardwell CHI              
245 Purkey CIN                29  Drysdale LA               119 Friend PIT                
243 Cardwell CHI              28  Buzhardt PHI              118 Purkey CIN                
                              28  Sadecki STL                                             

ER                            BB                            IB                            
121 Burdette MIL              119 Gibson STL                15  Drysdale LA               
110 Cardwell CHI              108 Williams LA               15  Farrell PHI-LA            
102 Purkey CIN                102 Sadecki STL               12  Elston CHI                
102 Sanford SF                98  Buhl MIL                  11  5 players                 
102 Williams LA                                                                           

SO                            2B                            3B                            
269 Koufax LA                 52  Friend PIT                13  Sanford SF                
205 Williams LA               52  Purkey CIN                12  Burdette MIL              
182 Drysdale LA               46  Burdette MIL              12  Mahaffey PHI              
178 O'Toole CIN               44  Sadecki STL               11  Friend PIT                

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
20  Drysdale LA               14  Short PHI                 4   Cloninger MIL             
10  Cardwell CHI              12  Koufax LA                 4   Sanford SF                
8   Jones SF                  11  Baldschun PHI             2   5 players                 
7   Mahaffey PHI              10  Farrell PHI-LA                                          
                              10  McBean PIT                                              

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
3.02 Spahn MIL                4.89 Curtis CHI               4.1 Spahn MIL                 
3.10 O'Toole CIN              4.49 Buzhardt PHI             3.1 Miller SF                 
3.13 Simmons STL              4.29 Sullivan PHI             2.9 Gibson STL                
3.20 McCormick SF             4.26 Hobbie CHI               2.6 O'Toole CIN               

AL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
65  Arroyo NY                 39  Ford NY                   22  Lary DET                  
59  Lown CHI                  37  Bunning DET               15  Pascual MIN               
59  Morgan LA                 36  Lary DET                  14  Barber BAL                
58  Kunkel KC                 36  McBride LA                12  5 players                 

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
8   Barber BAL                54  Arroyo NY                 29  Arroyo NY                 
8   Pascual MIN               43  Funk CLE                  18  Wilhelm BAL               
4   Bunning DET               43  Wilhelm BAL               15  Fornieles BOS             
4   Lary DET                  42  Fornieles BOS             14  Moore MIN                 
4   Pappas BAL                                                                            

W                             L                             IP                            
25  Ford NY                   20  Ramos MIN                 283   Ford NY                 
23  Lary DET                  18  McClain WAS               275.1 Lary DET                
18  Barber BAL                17  Daley KC-NY               268   Bunning DET             
17  Bunning DET               17  Kaat MIN                  264.1 Ramos MIN               
                              17  Perry CLE                                               

H                             HR                            R                             
265 Ramos MIN                 39  Ramos MIN                 134 Ramos MIN                 
257 Kralick MIN               33  Conley BOS                132 Perry CLE                 
252 Lary DET                  32  Bell CLE                  128 Baumann CHI               
250 Shaw CHI-KC               32  Grant CLE                 127 Shaw CHI-KC               

ER                            BB                            IB                            
117 Baumann CHI               132 Estrada BAL               10  Grba LA                   
117 Perry CLE                 130 Barber BAL                8   Arroyo NY                 
116 Ramos MIN                 114 Grba LA                   8   Daley KC-NY               
112 Herbert KC-CHI            110 Schwall BOS               8   Daniels WAS               

SO                            2B                            3B                            
221 Pascual MIN               48  Ramos MIN                 13  Nuxhall KC                
209 Ford NY                   45  Daley KC-NY               11  Daniels WAS               
194 Bunning DET               44  Kralick MIN               10  Grant CLE                 
188 Pizarro CHI               44  McClain WAS               10  Shaw CHI-KC               
                              44  Monbouquette BOS                                        

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
11  Kaat MIN                  10  Fisher BAL                4   Archer KC                 
10  Estrada BAL               10  Kaat MIN                  2   Estrada BAL               
10  Walker KC                 10  Klippstein WAS            2   Herbert KC-CHI            
9   Bunning DET               9   Barber BAL                2   Mossi DET                 
9   Daley KC-NY               9   Walker KC                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.40 Donovan WAS              5.61 Baumann CHI              4.4 Arroyo NY                 
2.68 Stafford NY              4.91 Conley BOS               3.3 Donovan WAS               
2.96 Mossi DET                4.82 Walker KC                3.3 Lary DET                  
3.04 Pappas BAL               4.71 Perry CLE                3.0 Wilhelm BAL               

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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