1961 St. Louis Cardinals Season
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1961 St. Louis Cardinals Season

1961 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record80-74 (.519)
League place5th
Other information
Owner(s)August "Gussie" Busch
General manager(s)Bing Devine
Manager(s)Solly Hemus, Johnny Keane
Local televisionKPLR
(Buddy Blattner, Jerry Gross, Joe Garagiola)
Local radioKMOX
(Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
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The 1961 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 80th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 70th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 80-74 during the season and finished fifth in the National League. It was the last season before the NL went to a 162-game schedule the following season to adjust for the new ten-team league.

Offseason

Regular season

On July 6, with the Cardinals at 33-41, manager Solly Hemus was fired and replaced by Johnny Keane. The team went 47-33 under Keane.

First baseman Bill White and third baseman Ken Boyer won Gold Gloves this year.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 93 61 0.604 -- 47-30 46-31
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 65 0.578 4 45-32 44-33
San Francisco Giants 85 69 0.552 8 45-32 40-37
Milwaukee Braves 83 71 0.539 10 45-32 38-39
St. Louis Cardinals 80 74 0.519 13 48-29 32-45
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 18 38-39 37-40
Chicago Cubs 64 90 0.416 29 40-37 24-53
Philadelphia Phillies 47 107 0.305 46 22-55 25-52

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago -- 12-10 7-15 9-13-1 13-9 11-11 5-17 7-15-1
Cincinnati 10-12 -- 12-10 15-7 19-3 11-11 12-10 14-8
Los Angeles 15-7 10-12 -- 12-10 17-5 13-9 10-12 12-10
Milwaukee 13-9-1 7-15 10-12 -- 16-6 12-10 11-11 14-8
Philadelphia 9-13 3-19 5-17 6-16 -- 7-15 8-14-1 9-13
Pittsburgh 11-11 11-11 9-13 10-12 15-7 -- 10-12 9-13
San Francisco 17-5 10-12 12-10 11-11 14-8-1 12-10 -- 9-13
St. Louis 15-7-1 8-14 10-12 8-14 13-9 13-9 13-9 --


Notable transactions

Roster

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 Jimmie Schaffer 68 153 39 .255 1 16
1B Bill White 153 591 169 .286 20 90
2B Julián Javier 113 445 124 .279 2 41
SS Bob Lillis 86 230 50 .217 0 21
3B Ken Boyer 153 589 194 .329 24 95
LF Stan Musial 123 372 107 .288 15 70
CF Curt Flood 132 335 108 .322 2 21
RF Joe Cunningham 113 322 92 .286 7 40

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
Charlie James 108 349 89 .255 4 44
Don Taussig 98 188 54 .287 2 25
Carl Sawatski 86 174 52 .299 10 33
Alex Grammas 89 170 36 .212 0 21
Carl Warwick 55 152 38 .250 4 16
Daryl Spencer 37 130 33 .254 4 21
Hal Smith 45 125 31 .248 0 10
Red Schoendienst 72 120 36 .300 1 12
Jerry Buchek 31 90 12 .133 0 9
Tim McCarver 22 67 16 .239 1 6
Don Landrum 28 66 11 .167 1 3
Gene Oliver 22 52 14 .269 4 9
Julio Gotay 10 45 11 .244 0 5
Walt Moryn 17 32 4 .125 0 2
Ed Olivares 21 30 5 .167 0 1
Bob Nieman 6 17 8 .471 0 2
Doug Clemens 6 12 2 .167 0 0
George Crowe 7 7 1 .143 0 0
Chris Cannizzaro 6 2 1 .500 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
Ray Sadecki 31 222.2 14 10 3.72 114
Bob Gibson 35 211.1 13 12 3.24 166
Larry Jackson 33 211 14 11 3.75 113
Curt Simmons 30 195.2 9 10 3.13 99
Ernie Broglio 29 174.2 9 12 4.12 113

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
Al Cicotte 29 75 2 6 5.28 51
Bob Miller 34 74.1 1 3 4.24 39
Ray Washburn 3 20.1 1 1 1.77 12

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
Lindy McDaniel 55 10 6 9 4.87 65
Craig Anderson 25 4 3 1 3.26 21
Mickey McDermott 19 1 0 4 3.67 15
Ed Bauta 13 2 0 5 1.40 12
Bobby Tiefenauer 3 0 0 0 6.23 3

Farm system

San Juan franchise moved to Charleston, May 19, 1961[8]

References

External links


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