1961 MLB Season Standings

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1961 MLB Season Summary

Who won the 1961 World Series?

The 1961 World Series winner was the New York Yankees, who defeated the Cincinnati Reds in 5 games. The final game was on on Oct 9, 1961, in which the Yankees won 13-5 on the road.

When was the 1961 World Series?

The 1961 World Series started on Oct 4, 1961 and ended on Oct 9, 1961, lasting 5 games.

Which MLB team had the best regular season record in 1961?

The New York Yankees had the best regular season record in the 1961 MLB season at 109-53.

Which MLB team had the best run differential in the 1961 regular season?

The New York Yankees had the best run differential in the 1961 regular season at +215 runs.

Which MLB team had the worst run differential in the 1961 regular season?

The Philadelphia Phillies had the worst run differential in the 1961 regular season at -212 runs.

Which MLB team had the most runs per game in the 1961 regular season?

The Detroit Tigers had the most runs per game in the 1961 regular season at 5.17 RPG.

Which MLB team allowed the fewest runs per game in the 1961 regular season?

The Baltimore Orioles allowed the fewest runs per game in the 1961 regular season at 3.60 runs allowed per game.

Which MLB team was the last undefeated team in the 1961 season?

There were 4 teams who tied as the last undefeated teams in the 1961 season with their first losses occuring on Apr 15, 1961, the Cincinnati Reds (started 3-0), the Minnesota Twins (started 2-0), the Kansas City Athletics (started 1-0) and the Los Angeles Angels (started 1-0).

1961 MLB Standings

Team Record Streak RPG RPG Allowed Run Differential Playoff Result
1 New York Yankees 109-53 W3 5.07 3.75 +215 Won WS
2 Detroit Tigers 101-61 W4 5.17 4.12 +170
3 Cincinnati Reds 93-61 L2 4.61 4.24 +57 Lost WS
4 Baltimore Orioles 95-67 W3 4.23 3.60 +103
5 Los Angeles Dodgers 89-65 W1 4.77 4.53 +38
6 San Francisco Giants 85-69 L1 4.97 4.21 +118
7 Milwaukee Braves 83-71 W1 4.58 4.21 +56
8 Chicago White Sox 86-76 L4 4.70 4.46 +39
9 St. Louis Cardinals 80-74 W2 4.55 4.32 +35
10 Pittsburgh Pirates 75-79 W2 4.51 4.38 +19
11 Cleveland Indians 78-83 W1 4.58 4.67 -15
12 Boston Red Sox 76-86 L3 4.48 4.86 -63
13 Minnesota Twins 70-90 L4 4.40 4.84 -71
14 Los Angeles Angels 70-91 L1 4.60 4.84 -40
15 Chicago Cubs 64-90 L1 4.41 5.13 -111
16 Washington Senators 61-100 L1 3.84 4.82 -158
Kansas City Athletics 61-100 W1 4.22 5.34 -180
18 Philadelphia Phillies 47-107 L3 3.75 5.12 -212

By Divisions:

AL

Team Record Streak Run Diff GB
Yankees 109-53 W3 +215
Tigers 101-61 W4 +170 8.0
Orioles 95-67 W3 +103 14.0
White Sox 86-76 L4 +39 23.0
Indians 78-83 W1 -15 30.5
Red Sox 76-86 L3 -63 33.0
Twins 70-90 L4 -71 38.0
Angels 70-91 L1 -40 38.5
Athletics 61-100 W1 -180 47.5
Senators 61-100 L1 -158 47.5

NL

Team Record Streak Run Diff GB
Reds 93-61 L2 +57
Dodgers 89-65 W1 +38 4.0
Giants 85-69 L1 +118 8.0
Braves 83-71 W1 +56 10.0
Cardinals 80-74 W2 +35 13.0
Pirates 75-79 W2 +19 18.0
Cubs 64-90 L1 -111 29.0
Phillies 47-107 L3 -212 46.0

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