1961 Game 161: Detroit Tigers (100-61) @ Minnesota Twins (70-89)

Sunday October 1, 1961

Tigers 8, Twins 3

The 1961 season mercifully came to an end for the Twins with a loss to Detroit. While the eyes of the baseball world were on Roger Maris in New York, the Minnesota Twins dropped their 90th game in front of 15,723 fans who came for the final game of the season.

After dropping five runs in the top of the first inning, the game was somewhat anti-climactic. Starting pitcher Al Schroll did not last an inning, though he did see every batter in the Tiger order in that fraction of an inning. He was pulled after allowing five runs on four hits. Pedro Ramos was able to settle things down, but it was too late.

Bill Tuttle (5) and Ramos (3) both hit solo home runs in the losing effort.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               163  109   53    1  .673     -   827  612
Detroit Tigers                 163  101   61    1  .623   8.0   841  671
Baltimore Orioles              163   95   67    1  .586  14.0   691  588
Chicago White Sox              163   86   76    1  .531  23.0   765  726
Cleveland Indians              161   78   83    0  .484  30.5   737  752
Boston Red Sox                 163   76   86    1  .469  33.0   729  792
Minnesota Twins                161   70   90    1  .438  38.0   707  778
Los Angeles Angels             162   70   91    1  .435  38.5   744  784
Kansas City Athletics          162   61  100    1  .379  47.5   683  863
Washington Senators            161   61  100    0  .379  47.5   618  776
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3 Responses to 1961 Game 161: Detroit Tigers (100-61) @ Minnesota Twins (70-89)

  1. Beau says:

    Was there an uneven schedule? While all the teams with 163 games?

  2. Scot says:

    I don’t really have an answer. The only bizarre scheduling seemed to be the result of an inordinate number of games lost due to weather in the first few weeks of the season. One would think that would make a few teams finish with fewer than 162… not more.

  3. I rarely leave a response, but i did some searching
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    Whirlwind. And I actually do have some questions for you if it’s allright. Could it be only me or does it look like some of these remarks come across like coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at additional social sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to post. Could you list of every one of your public pages like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

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