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1961 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1960 / 1962

League-by-League Batting

Rk Lg Lev Tms BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
26 Dominican Winter League 4
27 Mexican Pacific Winter League
28 Northern Autumn League 6
29 Panama-Nicaragua Winter League 4
30 Puerto Rican Winter League 6
31 Roberto Avila League 6
32 Sonora Winter League 4
33 Venezuelan Winter League 4
37 Western Canada League
38 Arizona Instructional League 6
39 Florida Instructional League 6
40 Peninsula Winter League 8
41 Florida Winter League 6
35 American League Major League 10 28.2 4.53 1622 62306 54904 7342 14037 2226 404 1534 6840 578 311 5902 8330 .256 .329 .395 .724 21673 1256 319 733 448 290
36 National League Major League 8 27.6 4.52 1238 47262 42128 5600 11029 1749 350 1196 5221 468 288 3995 6622 .262 .327 .405 .732 17066 976 254 572 313 442
6 American Association AAA 6 26.1 4.63 904 34171 30376 4183 8143 1407 288 667 3873 343 3114 4770 .268 .334 .399 .733 12127 795 439 242 255
7 International League AAA 8 26.9 4.00 1238 44431 39906 4957 10050 1554 330 945 4516 373 3711 6888 .252 .313 .378 .692 15099 536 278
8 Pacific Coast League AAA 8 26.5 4.68 1236 46775 40898 5785 10689 1672 375 982 5342 439 215 4932 6622 .261 .338 .393 .731 16057 941 578 367
3 Mexican League AA 6 29.1 4.92 805 30435 26763 3962 7502 1202 295 458 3616 293 162 3018 3555 .280 .350 .399 .749 10668 669 394 260
4 Southern Association AA 8 25.7 4.78 1222 46772 40907 5836 10830 1861 304 741 5259 335 5064 6491 .265 .343 .379 .723 15522 1007 444 357 373
5 Texas League AA 6 24.3 4.50 839 32080 28051 3777 7156 1132 215 597 3342 380 168 3191 4725 .255 .333 .375 .708 10509 598 187 473 178 261
1 Eastern League A 6 22.8 4.94 838 31144 27496 4139 7375 1292 325 544 3690 338 3039 5153 .268 .338 .398 .736 10949 354 255
2 South Atlantic League A 8 24.0 4.51 1104 41571 36330 4979 9125 1427 337 680 4352 505 314 4521 6280 .251 .332 .365 .697 13266 447 273 229
9 Carolina League B 6 22.7 4.77 836 32129 27583 3991 6921 1107 244 483 3454 523 214 3652 4913 .251 .342 .361 .703 9965 293 377 224 220
10 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B 6 22.2 4.97 778 29887 25677 3867 6531 1054 227 521 3366 528 3674 5561 .254 .345 .374 .719 9602 539 344 192 231
11 Northwest League B 6 22.9 4.63 838 29718 25868 3879 6900 1128 226 498 3450 395 223 3310 5000 .267 .347 .386 .733 9974 584 326 214
12 California League C 6 21.1 5.32 838 31629 27216 4457 7187 1131 264 569 3875 627 235 3914 6090 .264 .354 .388 .742 10553 432 285 214
13 Mexican Center League C 6 22.2 5.29 734 28298 24320 3880 6430 1099 316 450 3355 490 264 3366 2782 .264 .350 .391 .742 9511 624 347 265
14 Northern League C 6 21.8 5.21 764 29582 25036 3978 6560 942 212 448 3373 597 3694 4561 .262 .360 .370 .730 9270 255 387 210
15 Pioneer League C 6 21.8 5.85 778 30864 26609 4554 7411 1265 319 710 4051 407 152 3480 5884 .279 .365 .430 .795 11444 548 273 263 239
16 Alabama-Florida League D 6 21.0 5.29 708 27359 23005 3744 5870 917 170 405 3136 469 129 3573 4685 .255 .359 .363 .722 8342 436 268 334 179
17 Florida State League D 7 21.2 4.66 966 33914 28488 4503 7094 925 404 209 3731 678 243 4440 5248 .249 .353 .332 .685 9454 284 413 289 215
18 Midwest League D 8 20.6 5.47 996 37693 32304 5449 8310 1381 267 753 4608 596 4719 7173 .257 .350 .386 .736 12484 435 235
19 New York-Pennsylvania League D 8 20.7 5.91 1000 39095 32479 5910 8402 1467 307 858 5025 701 5574 7343 .259 .370 .402 .772 13057 587 329 434 279
20 Sophomore League D 6 20.3 6.73 760 30262 25270 5116 6921 1106 350 572 4288 788 223 4304 5678 .274 .382 .413 .795 10443 439 237 223 228
21 Western Carolina League D 6 21.1 5.69 610 23555 19966 3472 5109 862 263 233 2778 552 2984 4179 .256 .357 .360 .717 7196 244 207 154
22 Appalachian League Short-Season D 8 19.8 6.42 544 21103 17880 3492 4667 876 180 449 2905 380 2964 4587 .261 .364 .405 .769 7250 123 136
23 Cuban League Foreign
24 Japan Central League Foreign 6 25.2 3.19 780 28602 25698 2489 6052 961 161 456 2331 504 367 2056 4087 .236 .294 .339 .633 8703 486 146 546 156 147
25 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 25.8 3.82 840 31078 28260 3205 7008 1248 198 571 2958 568 306 2063 4891 .248 .302 .367 .669 10365 616 194 387 174 159
34 Quebec Provincial League Independent

League-by-League Pitching

Rk Lg Lev Tms PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
25 Dominican Winter League 4
26 Northern Autumn League 6
27 Panama-Nicaragua Winter League 4
28 Puerto Rican Winter League 6
29 Roberto Avila League 6
30 Sonora Winter League 4
31 Venezuelan Winter League 4
34 Arizona Instructional League 6
35 Florida Instructional League 6
36 Peninsula Winter League 8
37 Florida Winter League 6
32 American League Major League 10 27.8 4.53 807 807 .500 4.02 1622 1622 1205 417 100 289 14426.2 14037 7342 6451 1534 5902 290 8330 319 30 424 62306 1.382 8.8 1.0 3.7 5.2 1.41
33 National League Major League 8 27.4 4.52 616 616 .500 4.03 1238 1238 910 328 73 212 11026.2 11029 5600 4939 1196 3995 442 6622 254 33 356 47266 1.363 9.0 1.0 3.3 5.4 1.66
6 American Association AAA 6 25.9 4.63 448 448 .500 4.10 904 904 670 234 54 7887.0 8143 4183 3593 667 3114 255 4770 170 15 282 34344 1.427 9.3 0.8 3.6 5.4 1.53
7 International League AAA 8 27.4 4.00 615 615 .500 1238 1238 4957 20
8 Pacific Coast League AAA 8 27.4 4.68 616 616 .500 1236 1236 5785
3 Mexican League AA 6 27.3 5.28 377 424 .471 805 805 4248
4 Southern Association AA 8 24.8 4.78 610 610 .500 4.12 1222 1222 831 391 71 10604.0 10830 5836 4860 741 5064 373 6491 269 24 474 5867 1.499 9.2 0.6 4.3 5.5 1.28
5 Texas League AA 6 23.0 4.16 442 395 .528 3.43 839 839 533 306 64 7352.0 6791 3491 2806 542 3263 221 4833 194 9 367 1.368 8.3 0.7 4.0 5.9 1.48
1 Eastern League A 6 22.1 4.94 419 419 .500 4.33 838 838 540 298 51 7090.0 7375 4139 3415 544 3037 229 5155 264 23 402 31419 1.469 9.4 0.7 3.9 6.5 1.70
2 South Atlantic League A 8 23.9 4.51 552 552 .500 3.69 1104 1104 726 378 74 9594.1 9125 4979 3937 680 4521 229 6280 345 32 496 41917 1.422 8.6 0.6 4.2 5.9 1.39
9 Carolina League B 6 22.2 4.77 415 415 .500 3.71 836 836 554 282 49 7281.1 6921 3991 3000 483 3653 220 4913 293 41 378 32138 1.452 8.6 0.6 4.5 6.1 1.34
10 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B 6 21.7 4.97 389 389 .500 4.09 778 778 482 296 45 6740.2 6531 3867 3063 521 3674 261 5561 246 38 358 30137 1.514 8.7 0.7 4.9 7.4 1.51
11 Northwest League B 6 21.9 4.63 418 418 .500 838 838 3879
12 California League C 6 21.0 5.32 418 418 .500 838 838 4457 34
13 Mexican Center League C 6 21.7 5.29 359 359 .500 734 734 3880
14 Northern League C 6 20.9 5.21 381 381 .500 4.17 764 764 471 293 39 6490.0 6560 3978 3008 448 3694 4561 255 33 437 29600 1.580 9.1 0.6 5.1 6.3 1.23
15 Pioneer League C 6 20.7 5.85 387 387 .500 778 778 4554 33
16 Alabama-Florida League D 6 20.9 5.29 353 353 .500 4.18 708 708 462 246 42 5995.0 5870 3744 2785 405 3573 4685 268 22 544 1.575 8.8 0.6 5.4 7.0 1.31
17 Florida State League D 7 20.6 4.66 482 482 .500 4.08 966 966 584 382 72 7455.0 7093 4503 3382 204 4440 219 5263 263 24 487 1.547 8.6 0.2 5.4 6.4 1.19
18 Midwest League D 8 20.3 5.47 495 495 .500 4.61 996 996 606 390 66 8295.0 8310 5449 4246 753 4719 7173 337 28 624 38046 1.571 9.0 0.8 5.1 7.8 1.52
19 New York-Pennsylvania League D 8 20.4 5.91 500 500 .500 4.84 1000 1000 685 315 50 8541.0 8402 5910 4591 858 5574 7343 329 29 460 39111 1.636 8.9 0.9 5.9 7.7 1.32
20 Sophomore League D 6 20.2 6.73 380 380 .500 760 760 5116 33
21 Western Carolina League D 6 21.4 5.69 304 304 .500 4.34 610 610 416 194 25 5061.0 5109 3472 2442 233 2984 4179 244 32 456 4066 1.599 9.1 0.4 5.3 7.4 1.40
22 Appalachian League Short-Season D 8 19.4 6.42 268 268 .500 5.23 544 544 402 142 19 4495.2 4667 3492 2614 449 2964 4587 195 28 367 21309 1.697 9.3 0.9 5.9 9.2 1.55
23 Japan Central League Foreign 6 24.2 3.19 378 378 .500 2.68 780 780 567 213 87 7053.1 6052 2489 2099 456 2056 146 4087 146 13 104 28604 1.150 7.7 0.6 2.6 5.2 1.99
24 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 24.7 3.82 410 410 .500 3.16 840 840 641 199 79 7490.1 7008 3205 2626 571 2063 159 4891 194 11 107 31085 1.211 8.4 0.7 2.5 5.9 2.37

League-by-League Fielding

Rk Lg Lev Tms G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance
25 Dominican Winter League 4
26 Northern Autumn League 6
27 Panama-Nicaragua Winter League 4
28 Puerto Rican Winter League 6
29 Roberto Avila League 6
30 Sonora Winter League 4
31 Venezuelan Winter League 4
34 Arizona Instructional League 6
35 Florida Instructional League 6
36 Peninsula Winter League 8
37 Florida Winter League 6
32 American League Major League 10 1622 43281 17269 1506 1585 .976 175 578 311 35%
33 National League Major League 8 1238 33080 13728 1167 1270 .976 155 468 288 38%
6 American Association AAA 6 904 23661 9962 1026 980 .970 94
7 International League AAA 8 1238 31472 13043 1292 1092 .972 155
8 Pacific Coast League AAA 8 1236 32046 13059 1339 1206 .971 154
3 Mexican League AA 6 805 20795 8520 1067 791 .965 66
4 Southern Association AA 8 1222 31811 12772 1471 1296 .968 148
5 Texas League AA 6 839 22050 9407 1166 817 .964 105 324 172 35%
1 Eastern League A 6 838 21271 8526 1216 766 .961 112
2 South Atlantic League A 8 1104 28777 11591 1621 1021 .961 154
9 Carolina League B 6 836 21844 9059 1483 800 .954 182 261,266
10 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B 6 778 20222 8225 1252 702 .958 193
11 Northwest League B 6 838 20048 8249 1251 748 .958 131
12 California League C 6 838 20904 8232 1534 615 .950 241
13 Mexican Center League C 6 734 19066 7888 1427 671 .950 161
14 Northern League C 6 764 19470 8425 1540 755 .948 167
15 Pioneer League C 6 778 20145 7748 1378 688 .953 144 260,896
16 Alabama-Florida League D 6 708 17873 6677 1256 577 .951 190 138,086
17 Florida State League D 7 966 22371 9018 1714 665 .948 211 190,552
18 Midwest League D 8 996 24885 9817 1903 768 .948 290
19 New York-Pennsylvania League D 8 1000 25623 9366 1807 815 .951 234 271,098
20 Sophomore League D 6 760 18996 7861 1689 600 .941 272 179,447
21 Western Carolina League D 6 610 15183 6125 1555 409 .932 176 132,202
22 Appalachian League Short-Season D 8 544 13487 4943 1282 370 .935 244
23 Japan Central League Foreign 6 780 625 .000
24 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 840 925 .000

Pro Baseball Map for 1961

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League Teams

Lg Lev Tm
Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas, Escogido, Estrellas Orientales, Licey
Mexican Pacific Winter League
Northern Autumn League Montemorelos Blues, Montemorelos Eagles, Monterrey Procesa, Monterrey Trailers, Reynosa, Saltillo
Panama-Nicaragua Winter League Boer, Cerveza Balboa, Cinco Estrellas, Marlboro
Puerto Rican Winter League Arecibo, Caguas-Guayama, Mayaguez, Ponce, San Juan, Santurce
Roberto Avila League Coatzacoalcos, Jalapa/Veracruz, Martinez de la Torre, Minatitlan, Puebla, Veracruz
Sonora Winter League Ciudad Obregon, Empalme, Guaymas, Hermosillo
Venezuelan Winter League Caracas, Oriente, Pampero, Valencia
Western Canada League
Arizona Instructional League AIL Colt .45s, AIL Cubs, AIL Dodgers, AIL Giants, AIL Orioles, AIL Pirates
Florida Instructional League FIL Athletics, FIL Braves, FIL Reds, FIL Tigers, FIL Twins, FIL White Sox
Peninsula Winter League PWL Braves, PWL Cardinals, PWL Giants, PWL Orioles, PWL Phillies, PWL Pirates, PWL Twins, PWL Yankees
Florida Winter League Athletics, Braves, Reds, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
American Association AAA Dallas-Fort Worth Rangers, Denver Bears, Houston Buffs, Indianapolis Indians, Louisville Colonels, Omaha Dodgers
International League AAA Buffalo Bisons, Columbus Jets, Jersey City Jerseys, Richmond Virginians, Rochester Red Wings, San Juan/Charleston Marlins, Syracuse Chiefs, Toronto Maple Leafs
Pacific Coast League AAA Hawaii Islanders, Portland Beavers, Salt Lake City Bees, San Diego Padres, Seattle Rainiers, Spokane Indians, Tacoma Giants, Vancouver Mounties
Mexican League AA Mexico City Diablos Rojos, Mexico City Tigres, Monterrey Sultanes, Poza Rica Petroleros, Puebla Pericos, Veracruz Aguilas
Southern Association AA Atlanta Crackers, Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, Little Rock Travelers, Macon Peaches, Mobile Bears, Nashville Volunteers, Shreveport Sports
Texas League AA Amarillo Gold Sox, Austin Senators, Rio Grande Valley/Victoria Giants, San Antonio Missions, Tulsa Oilers, Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds
Eastern League A Binghamton Triplets, Johnstown Red Sox, Lancaster Red Roses, Reading Indians, Springfield Giants, Williamsport Grays
South Atlantic League A Asheville Tourists, Charleston White Sox, Charlotte Hornets, Columbia Reds, Greenville Spinners, Jacksonville Jets, Knoxville Smokies, Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides
Carolina League B Burlington Indians, Durham Bulls, Greensboro Yankees, Raleigh Capitals, Wilson Tobs, Winston-Salem Red Sox
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Braves, Des Moines Demons, Fox Cities Foxes, Lincoln Chiefs, Topeka Reds
Northwest League B Eugene Emeralds, Lewiston Broncs, Salem Dodgers, Tri-City Atoms, Wenatchee Chiefs, Yakima Braves
California League C Bakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia A's
Mexican Center League C Aguascalientes Tigres, Celaya Cajeteros, Guanajuato Tuzos, Leon Aguilas, Salamanca Petroleros, San Luis Potosi Tuneros
Northern League C Aberdeen Pheasants, Duluth-Superior Dukes, Eau Claire Braves, Grand Forks Chiefs, St. Cloud Rox, Winnipeg Goldeyes
Pioneer League C Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Magic Valley Cowboys, Pocatello Bannocks
Alabama-Florida League D Dothan Phillies, Fort Walton Beach Jets, Montgomery Rebels, Panama City Fliers, Pensacola Senators, Selma Cloverleafs
Florida State League D Daytona Beach Islanders, Leesburg Orioles, Orlando Dodgers, Palatka Redlegs, Sarasota Sun Sox, St. Petersburg Saints, Tampa Tarpons
Midwest League D Clinton C-Sox, Davenport Braves, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Keokuk Cardinals, Kokomo Dodgers, Quincy Giants, Waterloo Hawks
New York-Pennsylvania League D Auburn Yankees, Batavia Pirates, Elmira Pioneers, Erie Sailors, Geneva Redlegs, Jamestown Tigers, Olean Red Sox, Wellsville Braves
Sophomore League D Albuquerque Dukes, Alpine Cowboys, Artesia Dodgers, Carlsbad Potashers, El Paso Sun Kings, Hobbs Pirates
Western Carolina League D Belmont Chiefs, Lexington Indians, Newton-Conover Twins, Salisbury Braves, Shelby Colonels, Statesville Owls
Appalachian League Short-Season D Bluefield Orioles, Harlan Smokies, Johnson City Cardinals, Kingsport Pirates, Middlesboro Senators, Morristown Cubs, Salem Rebels, Wytheville Twins
Cuban League Foreign
Japan Central League Foreign Chunichi Dragons, Hanshin Tigers, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
Japan Pacific League Foreign Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
Quebec Provincial League Independent