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 MLB Team History - History of MLB Baseball Teams, MLB History
Cincinnati again was on top in 1961 as star outfielders Vada Pinson and the season’s NL MVP, Frank Robinson, powered Cincinnati to its fourth pennant before a World Series loss to the New York Yankees.
Cincinnati rejoined the NL in 1890 as the Reds, but the team struggled for nearly 30 years, finishing no better than third place from 1890 to 1918.
Cincinnati Reds, professional baseball team and one of six teams in the Central Division of the National League (NL).
www.hollywoodsportsbook.com /baseball_history/cincinnati_reds.cfm   (1150 words)

  
 1961 World Series - New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds
1961 World Series - New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds
The 1961 World Series might have been one of the most anti-climactic Fall Classics in baseball history, after Roger Maris hit home run 61* on the last day of the season (it is shown on this video).
Series MVP Whitey Ford, 25-4 during the regular season, won two games and continued the bad year for the Bambino as he broke Babe Ruth's 1918 record of 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings with 32.
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 1961 World Series
Slugger Mickey Mantle sat out most of the Series with a thigh infection, but rookie manager Ralph Houk enjoyed an otherwise splendid finish to a splendid season as his Yankees mauled the Reds, 27 runs to 13.
Yankee ace Whitey Ford, coming off one of his finest seasons (25-4), carried his mound mastery into the Series opener, holding Cincinnati to two singles and a walk as he hurled his third straight World Series shutout.
But Yankee pinch hitter Johnny Blanchard homered to retie the game in the eighth and--while Yankee relief ace Luis Arroyo stopped the Reds through the final two innings--Roger Maris hit his sixty-second home run of the year to win the game and regain the Series lead for New York.
www.cincysports.net /1961.htm   (1150 words)

  
 MissingNebraska.com: News & Notes: GYM CRACKS BY JIM: NEBRASKANS IN THE MAJORS
He participated in two games with the Cincinnati team in the 1961 World Series.
Johnson played for seven major league teams (St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and Baltimore Orioles) between 1952 and 1962.
He then managed the Boston Red Sox from 1974-76, Seattle Mariners during the 1977- 80 seasons, before guiding the Texas Rangers during the 1982 season.
www.missingnebraska.com /News_Notes/nn071802_1.html   (1150 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
In the first World Series game played in Cincinnati since 1940, the Reds guarded a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning.
Furthermore, the Yankees were coming off a 109-victory season that featured the home-run pyrotechnics of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle and the pitching wizardry of Whitey Ford.
Maris, hitless in 10 Series at-bats after walloping a record 61 home runs (Mantle added 54), led off the ninth against Purkey with a homer into the same sector and suddenly Houk's Yankees were ahead.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1961.html   (1150 words)

  
 »»Pennant Reviews««
Although most of the players from the 1961 Cincinnati Reds are forgotten now (exception: right fielder and National League MVP Frank Robinson), this book remains current due to the good humor and insider's view it affords the reader.
When you think of the nature of pennant races, from wild season-long battles between two or more teams to runaways by one dominant team, chances are the way these graphs look is the way you'd see those races in your mind.
Maglie also authored his only no-hitter during the final week of the '56 season, before being victimized by Don Larsen's perfect game in the 5th game of the Series.
www.financial-book-review.com /Passive-investment-strategy/Pennant   (1150 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
They are joined by the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics, who won 104 regular-season games and beat the Cubs in a five-game World Series; the 1961 Yankees (109 regular-season wins), who swamped the Reds in five games in the Series; and the 1976 Cincinnati Reds (102 wins during the regular season), who in turn swept the Yankees.
Even during the World Series sweep and an 11-2 breeze through the postseason, rumors bubbled up, and weren't squelched, that Boston first baseman Mo Vaughn may be headed to New York via free agency this offseason.
In the World Series clincher against San Diego, for instance, they beat a series of high choppers into the ground for infield hits and scored their three runs on a groundout, a single and a sacrifice fly.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1998.html   (3759 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
They are joined by the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics, who won 104 regular-season games and beat the Cubs in a five-game World Series; the 1961 Yankees (109 regular-season wins), who swamped the Reds in five games in the Series; and the 1976 Cincinnati Reds (102 wins during the regular season), who in turn swept the Yankees.
Even during the World Series sweep and an 11-2 breeze through the postseason, rumors bubbled up, and weren't squelched, that Boston first baseman Mo Vaughn may be headed to New York via free agency this offseason.
In the World Series clincher against San Diego, for instance, they beat a series of high choppers into the ground for infield hits and scored their three runs on a groundout, a single and a sacrifice fly.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1998.html   (3759 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
They are joined by the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics, who won 104 regular-season games and beat the Cubs in a five-game World Series; the 1961 Yankees (109 regular-season wins), who swamped the Reds in five games in the Series; and the 1976 Cincinnati Reds (102 wins during the regular season), who in turn swept the Yankees.
Even during the World Series sweep and an 11-2 breeze through the postseason, rumors bubbled up, and weren't squelched, that Boston first baseman Mo Vaughn may be headed to New York via free agency this offseason.
In the World Series clincher against San Diego, for instance, they beat a series of high choppers into the ground for infield hits and scored their three runs on a groundout, a single and a sacrifice fly.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1998.html   (3759 words)

  
 Walker enjoying ride - PittsburghLIVE.com
Pinson, you'll remember -- or more likely won't, unless you're a diehard fan with more than a few decades behind you -- was a pretty good center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds in his day.
In 1961, when the Reds reached the World Series, Pinson batted a career high.343.
Pirates legendary right fielder Roberto Clemente hit.351 that season and won the National League batting title, relegating Pinson to second best and a dusty corner of history.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/sports/outdoors/s_301766.html   (680 words)

  
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Gus was a Cincinnati fixture, a former outfielder who played in the big leagues from 1950 to 1964, and had his best seasons (1953-1961) with the Reds.
Bell's top pitcher, and he had 27 of them that season, was Omar Olivares.
Bell was a coach with the Cleveland Indians at the time his father died.
www.cincypost.com /sports/1999/bells122599.html   (1910 words)

  
 ESPN Classic - Yaz won Triple Crown
Yaz made the last out of Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, flying out off the Cincinnati Reds' Will McEnaney.
Yaz is the only player who ranks in the top 10 all-time in hits, but never had a 200-hit season.
Yaz's 96 strikeouts as a rookie in 1961 would be a career-high.
espn.go.com /classic/s/add_Yastrzemski_Carl.html   (805 words)

  
 Baseball Catcher Birdie Tebbetts
Birdie Tebbetts, a member of the Ohio Baseball Hall of Fame, managed both the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians.
Tebbetts was replaced by Jimmy Dykes late in the 1958 season, but resurfaced as manager of the Milwaukee Braves in 1961 and '62.
Tebbetts played for Detroit, the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland during a 14-year major league career (1936-52) -- his finest seasons were with the Tigers in 1940 (.296 average) and Boston in 1950 (.310).
baseball_fan_2.tripod.com /tebbetts.htm   (805 words)

  
 New York Yankees
The Yankees won the pennant with a 109-53 record and went on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds in five games to win the 1961 World Series.
A sudden-death playoff game between the two teams was held to decide who would go on to the pennant, with the game being held at Boston's Fenway Park (because the Red Sox had won more head-to-head games between the two teams that season).
The Yankees won the day, driving a stake through the hearts of their rivals' fans when Bucky Dent drove a game-winning home run over the "Green Monster," one of several emotional moments in the team's history that had Red Sox fans wondering if their team was under some kind of a curse.
encyclozine.com /New_York_Yankees   (5625 words)

  
 All-Baseball.com, part of MVN: Pastime Passings
Avitus “Vedie” Himsl (Died on March 15 in Chicago; age 86): Operating under the Chicago Cubs’ unusual rotating “College of Coaches” in the early 1960s, Himsl was designated to serve as the team’s “head coach” for the first two weeks of the 1961 season.
He saved 31 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1965 and 28 games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1967.
Although he was a tough left-handed batter and a capable fielder, Boyd lacked the power that most teams preferred in a first baseman; as a result, he spent much of the latter stages of his career as a pinch-hitter.
www.all-baseball.com /archives/016985.html   (5625 words)

  
 The New York Times: This Day In Sports
He is the only player to have won M.V.P. awards in both leagues, having received the first one with the Cincinnati Reds in 1961.
He stood 19th on the all-time list as of the 2003‚4 season.
1952: Maurice (Rocket) Richard, the brilliant winger for the Montreal Canadiens, scored his 325th career goal against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Montreal Forum, breaking the 1940 record set by Nels Stewart.
www.nytimes.com /packages/html/sports/year_in_sports/11.08.html   (696 words)

  
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Black Sox scandal Black Sox scandal, episode in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox, the American League champions, were banned from baseball in 1921 for having conspired with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds.
In 1961, Maris hit 61 home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 60 in one season.
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