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1961 American League Awards, All-Stars and Other Leaders

League Awards

Batting stats are G BA/OBP/SLG Pitching stats are W-L ERA, SO.

Award-Winners Complete Voting Results

Most Valuable Player Award

Roger Maris (ML)
NYY 161 G .269/.372/.620

Cy Young Award

Whitey Ford (ML)
NYY 25-4, 3.21, 209 SO

Rookie of the Year Award

Don Schwall (ML)
BOS 15-7, 3.22, 91 SO
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Norm Cash
DET 159 G .361/.487/.662
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Dick Donovan (ML)
WSA 10-10, 2.40, 62 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Whitey Ford (ML)
NYY 25-4, 3.21, 209 SO

(ML) - Award for both leagues

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherFrank Lary (ML)
CatcherEarl Battey (ML)
First BaseVic Power (ML)
Second BaseBobby Richardson (ML)
Third BaseBrooks Robinson (ML)
ShortstopLuis Aparicio (ML)
OutfieldAl Kaline (ML), Jim Landis (ML) and Jim Piersall (ML)

League All-Stars

All Star Directory · (* - indicates they played)
First of Two All-Star Games / Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Whitey Ford (NYY)
C. John Romano (CLE)
1B. Norm Cash (DET)
2B. Johnny Temple (CLE)
3B. Brooks Robinson (BAL)
SS. Tony Kubek (NYY)
LF. Rocky Colavito (DET)
CF. Mickey Mantle (NYY)
RF. Roger Maris (NYY)

 
Yogi Berra* (NYY)
Jackie Brandt* (BAL)
Jim Bunning* (DET)
Dick Donovan* (WSA)
Ryne Duren (LAA)
Mike Fornieles* (BOS)
Nellie Fox* (CHW)
Jim Gentile* (BAL)
Elston Howard* (NYY)
 
Dick Howser* (KCA)
Al Kaline* (DET)
Harmon Killebrew* (MIN)
Frank Lary* (DET)
Jim Perry (CLE)
Billy Pierce (CHW)
Hoyt Wilhelm* (BAL)
Second of Two All-Star Games / Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Jim Bunning (DET)
C. John Romano (CLE)
1B. Norm Cash (DET)
2B. Johnny Temple (CLE)
3B. Brooks Robinson (BAL)
SS. Luis Aparicio (CHW)
LF. Rocky Colavito (DET)
CF. Mickey Mantle (NYY)
RF. Al Kaline (DET)

 
Luis Arroyo (NYY)
Yogi Berra (NYY)
Jackie Brandt (BAL)
Dick Donovan (WSA)
Whitey Ford (NYY)
Nellie Fox (CHW)
Tito Francona (CLE)
Jim Gentile (BAL)
Elston Howard* (NYY)
 
Dick Howser (KCA)
Harmon Killebrew (MIN)
Tony Kubek (NYY)
Barry Latman (CLE)
Roger Maris* (NYY)
Ken McBride (LAA)
Camilo Pascual* (MIN)
Don Schwall* (BOS)
Roy Sievers* (CHW)
 
Bill Skowron (NYY)
Hoyt Wilhelm (BAL)

AL Other Leaders

Glossary · Hold mouse over statistic name to see description

For batting rate stats, generally a minimum of 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, 0.67 Gm and Chances/Team Game (fielding), 0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and 0.1 SB att/Team Game (baserunners only since 1951), and 0.1 decision/G for single-season leaderboards generally needed for rate statistics. For pitcher fielding the minimums are reduced by a third. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we only have reliable data since 1954, so all leaders are since 1954. Explanation of min. requirements