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1961 Season

1960 / 1962

Top Hitter

Mickey Mantle

Mickey
Mantle

Top Pitcher

Don Cardwell

Don
Cardwell

Champions

New York Yankees

New York Yankees

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All-1961 Team

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Left Field
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Rocky Colavito DET 7.6 6.7 1.7
Wally Moon LAD 3.3 5.2 -1.2
Tito Francona CLE 3.2 3.7 0.2
Frank Thomas 2 tms 2.9 3.2 0.5
Center Field
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Mickey Mantle NYY 10.5 10.6 -0.1
Hank Aaron MIL 9.4 7.4 2.4
Willie Mays SFG 8.7 7.3 1.4
Vada Pinson CIN 7.5 5.8 1.8
Right Field
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Al Kaline DET 8.4 6.2 2.8
Frank Robinson CIN 7.7 7.7 0.7
Roger Maris NYY 6.9 7.6 -0.1
Roberto Clemente PIT 6.4 7.0 0.0
Shortstop
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Ernie Banks CHC 4.6 3.3 0.7
Woodie Held CLE 3.9 3.1 -0.1
Tony Kubek NYY 3.4 1.1 1.3
Dick Howser KCA 2.9 3.7 -1.8
Third Base
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Ken Boyer STL 8.0 6.3 1.3
Eddie Mathews MIL 7.3 7.1 -0.2
Clete Boyer NYY 3.8 0.4 2.9
Don Hoak PIT 3.6 4.4 -1.1
Second Base
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Frank Bolling MIL 4.3 2.4 1.4
Chuck Schilling BOS 2.8 0.8 1.4
Jerry Lumpe KCA 2.7 2.2 0.0
Jim Gilliam LAD 2.4 1.4 0.7
First Base
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Norm Cash DET 9.2 9.4 0.7
Jim Gentile BAL 6.9 7.0 0.6
Orlando Cepeda SFG 5.7 6.7 -0.1
Harmon Killebrew MIN 5.7 6.6 -0.3
Catcher
Player Tm WAR Off Fld
Elston Howard NYY 5.3 4.5 0.2
John Romano CLE 4.6 4.0 -0.3
Joe Torre MIL 3.4 1.9 0.8
Smoky Burgess PIT 3.2 2.4 0.3
Starting Pitcher
Player Tm WAR Pit Off
Don Drysdale LAD 5.9 5.4 0.5
Don Cardwell CHC 5.9 6.1 -0.2
Jack Kralick MIN 5.8 6.1 -0.2
Warren Spahn MIL 5.2 4.1 1.2
Camilo Pascual MIN 5.2 5.5 -0.2
Sandy Koufax LAD 5.0 5.7 -0.7
Juan Pizarro CHW 5.0 4.3 0.7
Frank Lary DET 4.7 4.3 0.5
Stan Williams LAD 4.6 4.7 -0.1
Jim O'Toole CIN 4.6 5.1 -0.5
Bob Gibson STL 4.5 4.4 0.1
Relief Pitcher
Player Tm WAR Pit Off
Ron Perranoski LAD 3.5 3.6 -0.0
Luis Arroyo NYY 3.5 3.3 0.3
Stu Miller SFG 3.3 3.2 0.2
Tom Morgan LAA 2.8 2.9 -0.1
Hoyt Wilhelm BAL 2.6 2.8 -0.2
Terry Fox DET 2.6 2.6 0.0
Turk Lown CHW 2.2 2.5 -0.3
Chet Nichols BOS 2.1 2.2 0.0
Dave Hillman BOS 2.1 2.2 -0.1
Bobby Shantz PIT 2.1 1.6 0.4
Frank Funk CLE 1.8 2.0 -0.1