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This article is about the 1960 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1960 in baseball.

The 1960 Major League Baseball season was held between the American and National Leagues. It was also the final season that a 154-game schedule was played in both the AL and the NL, before the AL began using the 162-game schedule the following season, with the NL following suit in 1962.

Contents

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Pete Runnels BOS .320 Dick Groat PIT .325
HR Mickey Mantle NYY 40 Ernie Banks CHC 41
RBI Roger Maris NYY 112 Hank Aaron MLN 126
Wins Chuck Estrada BAL
Jim Perry MIN
18 Ernie Broglio STL
Warren Spahn MLN
21
ERA Frank Baumann CHW 2.67 Mike McCormick SFG 2.70
SO Jim Bunning DET 201 Don Drysdale LAD 246
SV Mike Fornieles BAL
Johnny Klippstein CLE
14 Lindy McDaniel STL 26
SB Luis Aparicio CHW 51 Maury Wills LAD 50

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 97   57 .630     --
2nd Baltimore Orioles 89   65 .578   8.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 87   67 .565   10.0
4th Cleveland Indians 76   78 .494   21.0
5th Washington Senators 73   81 .474   24.0
6th Detroit Tigers 71   83 .461   26.0
7th Boston Red Sox 65   89 .422   32.0
8th Kansas City Athletics 58   96 .377   39.0

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Pittsburgh Pirates 95   59 .617     --
2nd Milwaukee Braves 88   66 .571   7.0
3rd St. Louis Cardinals 86   68 .558   9.0
4th Los Angeles Dodgers 82   72 .532   13.0
5th San Francisco Giants 79   75 .513   16.0
6th Cincinnati Reds 67   87 .435   28.0
7th Chicago Cubs 60   94 .390   35.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 59   95 .383   36.0

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Paul Richards
Boston Red Sox Billy Jurges Replaced during the season by Pinky Higgins
Chicago White Sox Al Lopez
Cleveland Indians Joe Gordon Traded during the season for Jimmie Dykes
Detroit Tigers Jimmie Dykes Traded during the season for Joe Gordon
Kansas City Athletics Bob Elliott
New York Yankees Casey Stengel Won the American League pennant
Washington Senators Cookie Lavagetto

National League

Team Manager Comments
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm Traded during the season for Lou Boudreau
Cincinnati Reds Fred Hutchinson
Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston
Milwaukee Braves Chuck Dressen
Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Sawyer Replaced during the season by Gene Mauch
Pittsburgh Pirates Danny Murtaugh Won World Series
San Francisco Giants Bill Rigney Replaced during the season by Tom Sheehan
St. Louis Cardinals Solly Hemus

Events

January-February

March-April

May

June

  • June 12 - In a record-tying three hour and 52 minute, 9-inning game, Willie McCovey's pinch-hit grand slam, the first slam of his career, and Orlando Cepeda's three-run double pace the Giants to a 16–7 rout of the Braves.
  • June 19 - In a brilliant pair of pitching performances, Orioles pitchers Hoyt Wilhelm and Milt Pappas throw shutouts to beat the host Detroit Tigers. Wilhelm allows two hits in winning the opener, 2–0, over Jim Bunning, and Pappas allows three hits in winning the nightcap, 1–0, over Don Mossi. Jim Gentile and Ron Hansen collect home runs as catcher Clint Courtney, using the big glove designed by manager Paul Richards, is twice charged with batter interference, the first loading the bases in the 4th inning.
  • June 24 - Willie Mays belts two home runs and makes 10 putouts to lead the Giants in a 5–3 win at Cincinnati. Mays adds three RBI, three runs scored, a single and a steal of home.
  • June 26 - Hoping to speed up the election process, the Hall of Fame changes its voting procedures. The new rules allow the Special Veterans Committee to vote annually, rather than every other year, and to induct up to two players a year. The BBWAA is authorized to hold a runoff election of the top 30 vote getters if no one is elected in the first ballot.
  • June 30 - Dick Stuart blasts three consecutive home runs, as the Pirates split with the Giants. Stuart drives in seven runs and joins Ralph Kiner as the second Pirates player to hit three home runs in a game at Forbes Field.

July

August

September

October

November-December

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