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  1961 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons.
This World Series was surrounded by political puns pitting the "Reds" against the "Yanks".
The only World Series record set by the Cincinnati Reds was accomplished during Game 4 when Frank Robinson was hit twice by a pitch during a single game.
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 New York Yankees World Series
This marked the first World Series played at Yankee Stadium, and was the first World Series to reach over $1 million in gate receipts.
World Series title, was probably the closest of them all.
World Series title in 1996 ended an 18 year title drought, but ushered in an era of dominance.
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 Today in History: October 1
The Yankees had also made it to the 1926 World Series (but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games), and this photograph of the 1926 team includes almost the entire 1927 lineup.
The series was financially and popularly successful, but the arrangement to play was informal, depending only upon an agreement by the teams involved.
Prompted by the outcry, baseball's National Commission officially established the World Series in 1905.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
New York, which had dismissed Casey Stengel after the '60 Series, was under the guidance of Ralph Houk, former reserve catcher and coach for the Yankees.
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.
Ford, working on a Series scoreless-inning streak of 27, had his sights set on Babe Ruth's pitching record of 29 consecutive-shutout innings in the fall classic when he took the mound for Game 4.
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 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged by the winners of the NL and the AL and won by the AL's Boston Pilgrims in a 5-3 upset over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1917 Series was memorable for Giants third baseman Heinie Zimmerman's futile chase to home plate of Eddie Collins as the White Sox took the lead in the Series clincher; neither catcher Lew McCarty nor pitcher Rube Benton covered home.
The Yankees appeared in their last World Series for the next 12 years in 1964 and lost to the Cardinals, led by Bob Gibson.
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 1961 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The 1961 season witnessed one of the most amazing performances in all of baseball as Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris went head-to-head for the all-time, single-season homerun record set by another slugger in pinstripes named Babe Ruth.
Maris, who was hitless in ten Series at-bats led off the ninth and hammered his sixty-second of the year into the same seats as Blanchard.
As predicted originally, pitching was the determining factor in the '61 Series as Ford, Coates and Daley went twenty-five innings without surrendering a single earned-run.
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 CNN/SI - 1998 MLB Postseason - 1961 World Series
The first three games of the World Series the Yankees had a fight on their hands.
He pitched with the icy competence that is his trademark, and if during his 14 scoreless innings the Red looked tensed, puzzled and generally inept at the plate, credit Ford.
It may, for that matter, have won the Series too, because after that the Cincinnati team crumpled under the continuing pressure of Yankee power.
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 1961 Cincinnati Reds quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Fred Hutchinson was named NL Manager of the Year for bringing the Reds from a 6th place finish in 1960, to the pennant in 1961.
The first member of the '61 Reds to be elected to the Hall of Fame, he was the National League MVP in 1961, when he hit.323 with 37 homers, 124 RBI's, and 117 runs.
He led both teams in slugging in the 1961 World Series with a mark of.566.
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 The World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League (founded in 1876) invited Boston of the American League (founded in 1901) to play a best-of-9 game series to determine which of the two league champions was the best.
After surviving two world wars and an earthquake in 1989, the World Series was cancelled for only the second time in 1994 due to the players' strike.
World Series - The World Series The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League...
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 1986 World Series
The Shea Stadium fans, frenetic but orderly for a change, were on their feet crying for the final blow, and the mounted police were preparing a charge from the bullpen to barricade the field.
Boston's Marty Barrett, who had tied a Series record in the second inning when he got his 13th hit, was standing at the plate in swirling mists, a ghost of Series past for all those Red Sox fans who have dutifully borne more than their share of suffering.
There went a season of hope, an incredible escape from defeat in the playoffs and a World Series of such promise (two straight wins at the start) and maybe the last chance for New England fans to believe that it's possible for their team not to bomb in the big ones.
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 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
In 1994, for the first time in modern history, baseball failed to hold a World Series.
The reason was a labor dispute that ended the season on August 12, the day on which the players, having failed to reach an agreement with the owners over salary structures and cost containment, staged a walkout....
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 World Series Almanac : 1961   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The World Series opened in New York, where Elston Howard and Bill "Moose" Skowron provided all the offense with a solo homer apiece.
He left with an ankle injury after the fifth inning, with a 2-0 lead and a streak of 32 straight scoreless World Series innings.
He earned a run average of 0.00 and received the Series MVP award.
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 Baseball Direct - Ultimate online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The official MLB highlight film of the '52 World Series, along with a World Series preview of the NL champion Dodgers, and a short wrap-up of the World Series produced by a national sports news service.
In addition to the official MLB highlight film, this DVD includes a special World Series preview of both teams, a summary of the Series by a TV news service, and an interview with the Dodgers' Johnny Podres after he blanks the Yankees in Game 7.
This was the first trip to the World Series for the Angels, and the first since 1989 for the Giants, both wildcards this year.
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 Bobby Richardson - Idol Worship - New York Yankees
He became a star in the World Series and was often the marquee attraction.
Despite the Yankees' downfall, Richardson was voted the Series MVP with a performance that included a.367 average, eight runs scored, and 12 runs batted in.
The 1963 World Series (a four-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers) was perhaps the only Fall Classic of the period where Richardson didn't make a marked contribution with either his glove or bat.
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 ESPN.com: MLB - World Series Useless Information Dept.
That 1993 World Series was also the only one since 1987 that didn't include at least one pitcher who either had already won a Cy Young or won one that season.
With Troy Glaus coming up in the bottom of the second and also homering in his first World Series at-bat, this became just the second Series game in history in which two different players homered in their first at-bat.
Thanks to Bonds, Sanders and Glaus, this was the first World Series game in history in which the first three hits were all home runs.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
While Gibson had won 19, 20 and 21 games in the previous three years and was bound for even greater success in the next three seasons, 1967 was in many ways most representative of the man's will to win and his ability to turn that determination into success.
Forced to settle for 13 regular-season victories for the surprising Cardinals, who raced to a 10 1/2-game victory margin in the National League race, Gibson was ready to shoulder the load in the World Series against an even more upstart aggregation: The Boston Red Sox.
Gibson was 2-0 thus far in the Series, having allowed only one run and 11 hits in 18 innings; Lonborg also was 2-0, having given up one run and a mere four hits in 18 innings.
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 The Baseball Guru - Web Tour: MLB World Series History
The first World Series between the AL and NL was in 1903.
It was the second ever subway series and the Yankees were beaten by the Giants 4-0 with one tie.
In 1951, the World Series was broadcast coast to coast in another subway series.
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 Yankees ... World Series ... deja vu all over again
We have seemingly spent an entire summer drawing comparisons to 1961 as Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chased, caught and passed the major league record of 61 home runs set by Roger Maris in 1961.
But the World Series of '61 is all but forgotten because the favored Yankees breezed past the Cincinnati Reds, four games to one.
If the Yankees win the World Series next week, it will probably be forgotten, just like the 1961 Series, in becoming only a footnote to perhaps the most remarkable baseball season ever.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Entering the last of the ninth inning of the Series opener, Ruffing and the Yankees led, 7-0.
That brought up the 24-year-old Kurowski, 3-for-14 at that point in the Series after batting.254 with nine homers during the regular season in his first extended big-league duty.
The World Series setback was the first since 1926 for the Yankees, who had won in all eight of their appearances in the fall classic in the interim.
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 1961 World Series Statistics. New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds
Welcome to Sportspool.com's 1961 World Series online information database where the New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds to become the 1961 World Series champions.
We have compiled as much data as possible on the New York Yankees 1961 World Series victory but due to some of the difficulties in trying to find data on the older games, some information may not be accurate.
We strive to keep our post season database, where the New York Yankees were the 1961 world series winners, as accurate as possible.
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 SCSD - Athletic Hall of Fame and Reunion Dinner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
He was a member of the the 1953 Schenectady Little League World Series runner-up team and the 1954 World Series Championship Team.
He served as the Minor League pitching coach in the Mets' organization and was Major League pitching coach for the Royals in from 1980-81, the Cubs in 1982-86 and again in 1991-93, the Mariners in 1987 and the Yankees in 1989-90 and 1994-95.
He has been a part of the Yankees' organization that has won the World Series in four of the last five years.
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 WorldSeries.com History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson batted.391 and set a record for most hits in a five-game Series with nine.
The story of 1961 was, of course, the duel between Yankee teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris for the American League home-run title.
Skowron knocked in three runs, Hector Lopez drove home five (three of them on his fourth-inning homer), and the Bombers took an easy 13-5 victory to clinch the Series and yet another World Series.
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 Amazon.com: 1961 World Series - New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds: DVD: Cincinnati Reds,New York Yankees,Roger ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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).
The series was memorable for the Bronx Bombers for several reasons.
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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 CNNSI.com - Statitudes - Statitudes: World Series, By the Numbers - Thursday October 17, 2002 03:33 AM
The grandfather of Giants third baseman David Bell, Gus, was 0-for-3 for the Reds in the 1961 World Series.
One of the players he was traded for, Adam Kennedy, has hit only 22 home runs in that span, but outhomered Edmonds 4-2 in the first two rounds of this postseason.
Dusty Baker and Mike Scioscia played in multiple World Series with the Dodgers and were teammates on the 1981 world championship club.
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 Category:1961 New York Yankees World Series Championship Team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Category:1961 New York Yankees World Series Championship Team
This category is of members of the New York Yankees team that won the 1961 World Series.
Pages in category "1961 New York Yankees World Series Championship Team"
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 SITT - Clete Boyer
Also significant is that the Yankees won five consecutive AL pennants beginning in 1960 (1960-1964) and two World Series titles (1961-1962) with Boyer guarding the hot corner.
It was Ralph Houk, as his manager in 1961 (having succeeded Casey Stengel), who gave back to Clete some of the pride and confidence that had been taken away by Stengel in the 1960 World Series.
In the 1964 World Series, the Boyer brothers, Clete and Ken (for the St. Louis Cards), appeared on a major league field together for the first time, each playing third base for their team.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Boston evened the Series, though, when Bill Dinneen threw a three-hitter and Patsy Dougherty walloped two homers in a 3-0 triumph.
The 3-0 decision was the Red Sox's fourth straight triumph and made the upstart Boston team champion of the First American league-vs. National League World Series.
Perhaps the main thing about the 1903 Series, though, was that it at least cooled tempers between baseball's warring factions.
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 Ron Martin's Photo Identifications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
With the exception of the uniform number between 48 and and 6 which I am unable to ascertain, I have located all of these uniform numbers on the 1961 Reds.
I looked at the rosters that were in the 1961 World Series and both Jay Hook (47) nor Pete Whisenant (27) did not participate in that World Series so I do no think that this would be from the Series.
Furthermore Elio Chacon (17) and Bob Purket (37) participated in the 1961 World Series but neither of their uniform numbers are represented in this photograph which is further evidence.
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 The 1961 Season quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Who died on On July 17, 1961: this former superstar died in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
At end of the 1961 season Roger Maris was the leader in how many categories?
In the 1961 World Series the Most Valuable Player Award was earned by Whitey Ford of the Yankees who appeared in two games, won two games, and had an earned run average of what?
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