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1961 National 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

Frank Robinson (ML)
CIN 153 G .323/.404/.611

Cy Young Award

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

Rookie of the Year Award

Billy Williams (ML)
CHC 146 G .278/.338/.484
Batting Champion
  (highest BA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Roberto Clemente
PIT 146 G .351/.390/.559
ERA Pitching Champion
  (lowest ERA as recognized at time) (List of Winners)
Warren Spahn (ML)
MLN 21-13, 3.02, 115 SO

TSN Pitcher of the Year

Warren Spahn (ML)
MLN 21-13, 3.02, 115 SO

(ML) - Award for both leagues

Gold Glove Winners (history)

PitcherBobby Shantz (ML)
CatcherJohn Roseboro (ML)
First BaseBill White (ML)
Second BaseBill Mazeroski (ML)
Third BaseKen Boyer (ML)
ShortstopMaury Wills (ML)
OutfieldRoberto Clemente (ML), Willie Mays (ML) and Vada Pinson (ML)

League All-Stars

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

Starters
P. Warren Spahn (MLN)
C. Smoky Burgess (PIT)
1B. Bill White (STL)
2B. Frank Bolling (MLN)
3B. Eddie Mathews (MLN)
SS. Maury Wills (LAD)
LF. Orlando Cepeda (SFG)
CF. Willie Mays (SFG)
RF. Roberto Clemente (PIT)

 
Hank Aaron* (MLN)
George Altman* (CHC)
Ken Boyer* (STL)
Roy Face* (PIT)
Joey Jay (CIN)
Eddie Kasko (CIN)
Sandy Koufax* (LAD)
Art Mahaffey (PHI)
Mike McCormick* (SFG)
 
Stu Miller* (SFG)
Stan Musial* (STL)
Bob Purkey* (CIN)
Frank Robinson* (CIN)
John Roseboro (LAD)
Dick Stuart* (PIT)
Don Zimmer* (CHC)
Second of Two All-Star Games / Box Score and Play-by-Play

Starters
P. Bob Purkey (CIN)
C. Smoky Burgess (PIT)
1B. Bill White (STL)
2B. Frank Bolling (MLN)
3B. Eddie Mathews (MLN)
SS. Maury Wills (LAD)
LF. Orlando Cepeda (SFG)
CF. Willie Mays (SFG)
RF. Roberto Clemente (PIT)

 
Hank Aaron* (MLN)
George Altman* (CHC)
Ed Bailey (SFG)
Ernie Banks* (CHC)
Ken Boyer (STL)
Don Drysdale (LAD)
Roy Face (PIT)
Joey Jay (CIN)
Eddie Kasko* (CIN)
 
Sandy Koufax* (LAD)
Art Mahaffey* (PHI)
Mike McCormick (SFG)
Stu Miller* (SFG)
Stan Musial* (STL)
Frank Robinson (CIN)
John Roseboro* (LAD)
Warren Spahn (MLN)
Dick Stuart* (PIT)
 
Don Zimmer (CHC)

NL 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