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1961 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1961 Philadelphia Phillies season

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.


Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 93 61 -- .604
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 65 4 .578
San Francisco Giants 85 69 8 .552
Milwaukee Braves 83 71 10 .539
St. Louis Cardinals 80 74 13 .519
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 18 .487
Chicago Cubs 64 90 29 .416
Philadelphia Phillies 47 107 46 .305

Notable transactions


1961 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager



Player stats


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
1B Herrera, PanchoPancho Herrera 126 400 103 .258 13 51
3B Smith, CharleyCharley Smith 112 411 102 .248 9 47
SS Amaro, RubénRubén Amaro 135 381 98 .257 1 32

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
Coleman, Choo ChooChoo Choo Coleman 34 47 6 .128 0 4
Koppe, JoeJoe Koppe 6 3 0 .000 0 0


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
Buzhardt, JohnJohn Buzhardt 41 202.1 6 18 4.49 92

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
Sullivan, FrankFrank Sullivan 49 159.1 3 16 4.29 114
Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese 42 138.2 5 12 3.76 89
Brown, PaulPaul Brown 5 10 0 1 8.10 1

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
Baldschun, JackJack Baldschun 65 5 3 3 3.88 59
Farrell, TurkTurk Farrell 5 2 1 0 6.52 10

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Kerby Farrell
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Frank Lucchesi
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Andy Seminick
B Des Moines Demons Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Chuck Kress
C Bakersfield Bears California League Lou Kahn
C Magic Valley Cowboys Pioneer League Jack Phillips
D Dothan Phillies Alabama-Florida League Bob Wellman
D Elmira Pioneers New York-Penn League Moose Johnson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Buffalo, Chattanooga[6]



  • 1961 Philadelphia Phillies season at Baseball Reference
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