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1961 Philadelphia Phillies season

Description : The 1961 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 69th in franchise history. The Phillies finished the season in last place in the National League at 47–107, 46 games behind the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds. The team also lost 23 games in a row, the most in the majors since 1900.InfieldersCoachesPlayer statsBattingStarters by positionNote: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted inNote: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = ... Page:1644

1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
  • National League (since 1883)
Location
  • Connie Mack Stadium (since 1938)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1883)
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. Carpenter, Jr.
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionWFIL
Local radioWFIL
(By Saam, Claude Haring, Frank Sims)
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The 1961 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 69th in franchise history. The Phillies finished the season in last place in the National League at 47–107, 46 games behind the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds. The team also lost 23 games in a row, the most in the majors since 1900.

Offseason

  • November 28, 1960: Choo Choo Coleman was drafted by the Phillies from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1960 rule 5 draft.

Regular season

Season standings

National LeagueWLGBPct.
Cincinnati Reds9361--.604
Los Angeles Dodgers89654.578
San Francisco Giants85698.552
Milwaukee Braves837110.539
St. Louis Cardinals807413.519
Pittsburgh Pirates757918.487
Chicago Cubs649029.416
Philadelphia Phillies4710746.305

Record vs. opponents

1961 National League Records
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TeamCHCCINLADMILPHIPITSFSTL
Chicago12–107–159–1313–911–115–177–15
Cincinnati10–1212–1015–719–311–1112–1014–8
Los Angeles15–710–1212–1017–513–910–1212–10
Milwaukee13–97–1510–1216–612–1011–1114–8
Philadelphia9–133–195–176–167–158–149–13
Pittsburgh11–1111–119–1310–1215–710–129–13
San Francisco17–510–1212–1011–1114–812–109–13
St. Louis15–78–1410–128–1413–913–913–9


Notable transactions

  • May 4, 1961: Turk Farrell and Joe Koppe were traded by the Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Charley Smith and Don Demeter.
  • June 1, 1961: Warren Hacker was purchased from the Phillies by the Chicago White Sox.
  • July 2, 1961: Bobby Del Greco was traded by the Phillies to the Kansas City Athletics for Wes Covington.

Roster

1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers
  • 27 Jack Baldschun
  • 34 Paul Brown
  • 23 John Buzhardt
  • 43 Turk Farrell
  • 14 Don Ferrarese
  • 46 Dallas Green
  • 25 Ken Lehman
  • 28 Art Mahaffey
  • 42 Jack Meyer
  • 49 Jim Owens
  • 36 Robin Roberts
  • 41 Chris Short
  • 29 Frank Sullivan
Catchers
  • 10 Jimmie Coker
  • 12 Choo Choo Coleman
  • 11 Clay Dalrymple
  • 10 Darrell Johnson
  • 10 Al Kenders
  • 10 Cal Neeman

Infielders

  • 20 Rubén Amaro
  • 7,18 Pancho Herrera
  • 15 Joe Koppe
  • 19 Bobby Malkmus
  •  5 Bob Sadowski
  • 15 Charley Smith
  •  8 Tony Taylor
  •  9 Lee Walls
  •  5 George Williams
  • 30 Jim Woods
Outfielders
  •  6 Johnny Callison
  • 26,43 Wes Covington
  •  7 Tony Curry
  • 26 Bobby Del Greco
  • 24 Don Demeter
  • 22 Tony González
  • 16 Bob Smith
  • 18 Elmer Valo
  • 17 Ken Walters
Manager
  •  4 Gene Mauch

Coaches

  •  2 Bob Lemon
  •  3 Peanuts Lowrey
  •  1 Al Vincent

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

PosPlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI
1BHerrera, PanchoPancho Herrera126400103.2581351
3BSmith, CharleyCharley Smith112411102.248947
SSAmaro, RubénRubén Amaro13538198.257132

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

PlayerGABHAvg.HRRBI
Coleman, Choo ChooChoo Choo Coleman34476.12804
Koppe, JoeJoe Koppe630.00000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Buzhardt, JohnJohn Buzhardt41202.16184.4992

Other pitchers

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

PlayerGIPWLERASO
Sullivan, FrankFrank Sullivan49159.13164.29114
Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese42138.25123.7689
Brown, PaulPaul Brown510018.101

Relief pitchers

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

PlayerGWLSVERASO
Baldschun, JackJack Baldschun655333.8859
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell52106.5210

Farm system

See also: Minor league baseball
LevelTeamLeagueManager
AAABuffalo BisonsInternational LeagueKerby Farrell
AAChattanooga LookoutsSouthern AssociationFrank Lucchesi
AWilliamsport GraysEastern LeagueAndy Seminick
BDes Moines DemonsIllinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueChuck Kress
CBakersfield BearsCalifornia LeagueLou Kahn
CMagic Valley CowboysPioneer LeagueJack Phillips
DDothan PhilliesAlabama-Florida LeagueBob Wellman
DElmira PioneersNew York-Penn LeagueMoose Johnson

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