The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1961 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1960–61
    • 1961–62
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Headline event of the year

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Norm Cash DET .361 Roberto Clemente PIT .351
HR Roger Maris NY 61 Orlando Cepeda SF 46
RBI Roger Maris NY 142 Orlando Cepeda SF 142
Wins Whitey Ford NY 25 Warren Spahn MIL
Joey Jay CIN
21
ERA Dick Donovan WSH 2.40 Warren Spahn MIL 3.02
SO Camilo Pascual MIN 221 Sandy Koufax LAD 269
SV Luis Arroyo NY 29 Roy Face PIT
Stu Miller SF
17
SB Luis Aparicio CHW 53 Maury Wills LAD 35

Major league baseball final standings

Events

January

President John F. Kennedy throws out first ball in Washington, D.C. at Griffith Stadium on April 10, 1961
President John F. Kennedy throws out first ball in Washington, D.C. at Griffith Stadium on April 10, 1961

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December