1960 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)William R. Daley
General manager(s)Frank Lane
Manager(s)Joe Gordon, Jimmy Dykes
Local televisionWEWS-TV
(Ken Coleman, Bill McColgan)
Local radioWERE
(Jimmy Dudley, Bob Neal)
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The 1960 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Indians' fourth-place finish in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 78 losses, 21 games behind the AL Champion New York Yankees. This season was notable for the infamous trade of Rocky Colavito.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 55–22 42–35
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 0.578 8 44–33 45–32
Chicago White Sox 87 67 0.565 10 51–26 36–41
Cleveland Indians 76 78 0.494 21 39–38 37–40
Washington Senators 73 81 0.474 24 32–45 41–36
Detroit Tigers 71 83 0.461 26 40–37 31–46
Boston Red Sox 65 89 0.422 32 36–41 29–48
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 0.377 39 34–43 24–53


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KC NY WSH
Baltimore 16–6 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 9–13 11–11
Boston 6–16 5–17 9–13 14–8 13–9 7–15 11–11
Chicago 9–13 17–5 11–11 11–11 15–7 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 8–14 13–9 11–11 7–15 15–7 6–16 16–6
Detroit 9–13 8–14 11–11 15–7 10–12 8–14 10–12
Kansas City 9–13 9–13 7–15 7–15 12–10 7–15–1 7–15
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 15–7–1 12–10
Washington 11–11 11–11 8–14 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12


Notable transactions

Opening Day Lineup

Opening Day Starters
# Name Position
1 Johnny Temple 2B
6 Harvey Kuenn CF
12 Walt Bond RF
14 Tito Francona LF
15 Russ Nixon C
10 Vic Power 1B
3 Woodie Held 3B
7 Bubba Phillips 2B
39 Gary Bell P

[12]

Roster

1960 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Johnny Romano 108 316 86 .272 16 52
1B Vic Power 147 580 167 .288 10 84
2B Ken Aspromonte 117 459 133 .290 1 10
3B Bubba Phillips 113 304 63 .207 4 33
SS Woodie Held 109 376 97 .258 1 21
LF Tito Francona 147 544 159 .292 17 79
CF Jimmy Piersall 138 486 137 .282 18 66
RF Harvey Kuenn 126 474 146 .308 9 54

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnny Temple 98 381 102 .268 2 19
Mike de la Hoz 49 160 41 .256 6 23
Marty Keough 65 149 37 .248 3 11
Walt Bond 40 131 29 .221 5 18
Red Wilson 32 88 19 .216 1 10
Russ Nixon 25 82 20 .244 1 6
Bob Hale 70 70 21 .300 0 12
Hank Foiles 24 68 19 .279 1 6
Joe Morgan 22 47 14 .298 2 4
George Strickland 32 42 7 .167 1 3
Rocky Bridges 10 27 9 .333 0 3
Ty Cline 7 26 8 .308 0 2
Chuck Tanner 21 25 7 .280 0 4
Carroll Hardy 29 18 2 .111 0 1
John Powers 8 12 2 .167 0 0
Don Dillard 6 7 1 .143 0 0
Pete Whisenant 7 6 1 .167 0 0
Steve Demeter 4 5 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jim Perry 36 261.1 18 10 3.62 120
Gary Bell 23 154.2 9 10 4.13 109

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mudcat Grant 33 159.2 9 8 4.40 75
Barry Latman 31 147.1 7 7 4.03 44
Dick Stigman 41 133.2 5 11 4.51 104
Bobby Locke 32 123.0 3 5 3.37 53
Wynn Hawkins 15 66.0 4 4 4.23 39
Jack Harshman 15 54.1 2 4 3.98 25
Ted Bowsfield 11 40.2 3 4 5.09 14

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Johnny Klippstein 49 5 5 14 2.91 46
John Briggs 21 4 2 1 4.46 19
Don Newcombe 20 2 3 1 4.33 27
Frank Funk 9 4 2 1 1.99 18
Carl Mathias 7 0 1 0 3.52 13
Mike Lee 7 0 0 0 2.00 6
Bobby Tiefenauer 6 0 1 0 2.00 2
Carl Thomas 4 1 0 0 7.45 5
Bob Grim 3 0 1 0 11.57 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Mel McGaha
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Al Hollingsworth and Johnny Lipon
A Reading Indians Eastern League Ray Mueller
B Burlington Indians Carolina League Pinky May
C Minot Mallards Northern League Walt Novick
D Selma Cloverleafs Alabama–Florida League Ken Landenberger and Paul O'Dea
D Lakeland Indians Florida State League Johnny Lipon and Charlie Gassaway

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Toronto[13]

References

  1. ^ Minnie Miñoso at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Billy Martin at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Jim King at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Al Cicotte at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Norm Cash at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Rocky Colavito at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Herb Score at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Paul Casanova at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ "Indians, Red Sox exchange players". Milwaukee Journal. AP. June 13, 1960. p. 16. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
  10. ^ "Gordon and Dykes Trade Jobs as Managers", The New York Times (4 August 1960)
  11. ^ Joe Gordon at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ 1960 Opening Day Lineup at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007