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The 1960 season of the National League was the eighty-fifth 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 Pittsburgh Pirates 155 95 59 1 .613 -.- 734 (4.74) 593 (3.83) 0.276 0.336 0.407 3.49 0.979
2 Milwaukee Braves 154 88 66 0 .571 7.0 724 (4.70) 658 (4.27) 0.265 0.324 0.417 3.76 0.977
3 St. Louis Cardinals 155 86 68 1 .555 9.0 639 (4.12) 616 (3.97) 0.254 0.320 0.393 3.64 0.976
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 154 82 72 0 .532 13.0 662 (4.30) 593 (3.85) 0.255 0.323 0.383 3.40 0.979
5 San Francisco Giants 156 79 75 2 .506 16.0 671 (4.30) 631 (4.04) 0.255 0.315 0.393 3.44 0.972
6 Cincinnati Reds 154 67 87 0 .435 28.0 640 (4.16) 692 (4.49) 0.250 0.316 0.388 4.00 0.979
7 Chicago Cubs 156 60 94 2 .385 35.0 634 (4.06) 776 (4.97) 0.243 0.312 0.369 4.35 0.977
8 Philadelphia Phillies 154 59 95 0 .383 36.0 546 (3.55) 691 (4.49) 0.239 0.300 0.351 4.01 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs 156
At Bats Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 652
Runs Scored Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 112
Hits Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 190
Doubles Vada Pinson Cincinnati Reds 37
Triples Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 13
Home Runs Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs 41
Total Bases Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 334
Runs Batted In Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves 126
Stolen Bases Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 50
Caught Stealing Bill Bruton Milwaukee Braves 13
Walks Richie Ashburn Chicago Cubs 116
Intentional Base-on-Balls Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs 28
Hit by Pitch Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 9
Strikeouts Pancho Herrera Philadelphia Phillies 136
Sacrifice Hits Julian Javier St. Louis Cardinals 15
Sacrifice Flies Hank Aaron
Del Crandall
Milwaukee Braves
Milwaukee Braves
12
Grounded into Double Plays Roberto Clemente
Wally Moon
Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers
21
Batting Average Dick Groat Pittsburgh Pirates 0.325
On-Base Percentage Richie Ashburn Chicago Cubs 0.415
Slugging Percentage Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 0.595
On-Base plus Slugging Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 1.002
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds 169

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Ernie Broglio
Warren Spahn
St. Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Braves
21
Losses Glen Hobbie Chicago Cubs 20
Win-Loss Percentage Lindy McDaniel St. Louis Cardinals 0.750
Appearances Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates 68
Games Started Larry Jackson St. Louis Cardinals 38
Complete Games Lew Burdette
Vern Law
Warren Spahn
Milwaukee Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Braves
18
Shutouts Jack Sanford San Francisco Giants 6
Games Finished Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates 61
Saves Lindy McDaniel St. Louis Cardinals 26
Innings Pitched Larry Jackson St. Louis Cardinals 282.0
Batters Faced Larry Jackson St. Louis Cardinals 1173
Hits Allowed Lew Burdette
Larry Jackson
Milwaukee Braves
St. Louis Cardinals
277
Home Runs Allowed Jay Hook
Robin Roberts
Cincinnati Reds
Philadelphia Phillies
31
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bob Buhl Milwaukee Braves 103
Intentional Base-on-Balls Larry Sherry Los Angeles Dodgers 15
Hit Batsmen Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 10
Strikeouts Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 246
Wild Pitches Jack Sanford San Francisco Giants 15
Balks Seth Morehead
Jack Sanford
Chicago Cubs
San Francisco Giants
3
Runs Allowed Glen Hobbie Chicago Cubs 130
Earned Runs Allowed Glen Hobbie Chicago Cubs 114
Earned Run Average Mike McCormick San Francisco Giants 2.70
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Don Drysdale Los Angeles Dodgers 1.063

[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 National League won 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 won by a score of 6 to 0. For both games, the league's manager was Walt Alston.

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dick Groat, a shortstop with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, he had 276 out of a possible 336 points and 16 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 Frank Howard, an outfielder with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 12 out of a possible 24 points and 12 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 Harvey Haddix Pittsburgh Pirates
C Del Crandall Milwaukee Braves
1B Bill White St. Louis Cardinals
2B Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs
SS Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals
LF Wally Moon Los Angeles Dodgers
CF Willie Mays San Francisco Giants
RF Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves

[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 National League's Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians of the American 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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