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The 1960 season of the American League was the sixtieth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 New York Yankees 155 97 57 1 .626 -.- 746 (4.81) 627 (4.05) 0.260 0.328 0.426 3.52 0.979
2 Baltimore Orioles 154 89 65 0 .578 8.0 682 (4.43) 606 (3.94) 0.253 0.330 0.377 3.52 0.982
3 Chicago White Sox 154 87 67 0 .565 10.0 741 (4.81) 617 (4.01) 0.270 0.342 0.396 3.60 0.982
4 Cleveland Indians 154 76 78 0 .494 21.0 667 (4.33) 693 (4.50) 0.267 0.324 0.388 3.95 0.978
5 Washington Senators 154 73 81 0 .474 24.0 672 (4.36) 696 (4.52) 0.244 0.320 0.384 3.77 0.973
6 Detroit Tigers 154 71 83 0 .461 26.0 633 (4.11) 644 (4.18) 0.239 0.322 0.375 3.64 0.977
7 Boston Red Sox 154 65 89 0 .422 32.0 658 (4.27) 775 (5.03) 0.261 0.333 0.389 4.62 0.976
8 Kansas City Athletics 155 58 96 1 .374 39.0 615 (3.97) 756 (4.88) 0.249 0.316 0.366 4.38 0.979

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 154
At Bats Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 605
Runs Scored Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 119
Hits Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 184
Doubles Tito Francona Cleveland Indians 36
Triples Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 10
Home Runs Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 40
Total Bases Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 294
Runs Batted In Roger Maris New York Yankees 112
Stolen Bases Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 51
Caught Stealing Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 13
Walks Eddie Yost Detroit Tigers 125
Intentional Base-on-Balls Jim Lemon
Roy Sievers
Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox
8
Hit by Pitch Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox 13
Strikeouts Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 125
Sacrifice Hits Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox 20
Sacrifice Flies Jim Lemon
Minnie Minoso
Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox
9
Grounded into Double Plays Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 29
Batting Average Pete Runnels Boston Red Sox 0.320
On-Base Percentage Eddie Yost Detroit Tigers 0.414
Slugging Percentage Roger Maris New York Yankees 0.581
On-Base plus Slugging Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 0.957
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mickey Mantle New York Yankees 164

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Chuck Estrada
Jim Perry
Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians
18
Losses Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 18
Win-Loss Percentage Jim Coates New York Yankees 0.812
Appearances Mike Fornieles Boston Red Sox 70
Games Started Frank Lary
Jim Perry
Pedro Ramos
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
36
Complete Games Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 15
Shutouts Whitey Ford
Jim Perry
Early Wynn
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox
4
Games Finished Mike Fornieles Boston Red Sox 48
Saves Mike Fornieles
Johnny Klippstein
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
14
Innings Pitched Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 274.1
Batters Faced Pedro Ramos Washington Senators 1162
Hits Allowed Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 262
Home Runs Allowed Jim Perry Cleveland Indians 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Steve Barber Baltimore Orioles 113
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tex Clevenger Washington Senators 10
Hit Batsmen Frank Lary Detroit Tigers 19
Strikeouts Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers 201
Wild Pitches Steve Barber
Milt Pappas
Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
10
Balks Pete Burnside
Earl Wilson
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
2
Runs Allowed Bud Daley Kansas City Athletics 129
Earned Runs Allowed Bud Daley Kansas City Athletics 117
Earned Run Average Frank Baumann Chicago White Sox 2.67
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Hal Brown Baltimore Orioles 1.113

[edit] All-Star Game

The 1960 season featured two All-Star Games. In the first game at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, MO on Monday, July 11, 1960, the American League lost by a score of 5 to 3. In the second game at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY on Wednesday, July 13, 1960, the American League lost by a score of 6 to 0. For both games, the league's manager was Al Lopez.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees were defeated by the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roger Maris, an outfielder with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 225 out of a possible 336 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Vern Law of the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL). In the award's voting, he had 8 out of a possible 16 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ron Hansen, a shortstop with the Baltimore Orioles. In the award's voting, he had 22 out of a possible 24 points and 22 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by sportswriters, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Bobby Shantz New York Yankees
C Earl Battey Washington Senators
1B Vic Power Cleveland Indians
2B Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox
3B Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles
SS Luis Aparicio Chicago White Sox
LF Minnie Minoso Chicago White Sox
CF Jim Landis Chicago White Sox
RF Roger Maris New York Yankees

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The nineteenth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the American League's Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs of the National League by a score of 5 to 0.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • Bill Morales: Farewell to the Last Golden Era: The Yankees, the Pirates and the 1960 Baseball Season, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011.


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