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1960 Baseball Season


More 1960 Baseball Season Highlights

See more highlights from the 1960 baseball season, including record-low hits and runs, and numerous Golden Glove winners:

  • For the first time in major league history, war-shortened seasons excepted, no one in either league makes more than 190 hits.
  • Yankees allow major league record-low 2.83 runs per game on road.
  • Indians score major league record-low 2.65 runs per game on road.
  • Arnold Johnson dies; Charley Finley buys the A's from his heirs.
  • Jerry Holtzman of the Chicago Sun-Times helps initiate the crediting of saves to relief pitchers for first time in major league history.
  • Haddix wins third straight Gold Glove as National League pitcher.
  • Bobby Shantz of the Yankees wins fourth straight Gold Glove as American League pitcher.
  • The Braves' Del Crandall wins third straight Gold Glove as National League catcher.
  • Cardinal Bill White wins first of seven straight Gold Gloves as National League first baseman.
  • Ernie Banks wins his only Gold Glove as National League shortstop.
  • Willie Mays is the only outfielder to win fourth straight Gold Glove.
  • Law wins Cy Young Award.
  • Cubs trade Ron Perranoski and two other players to Dodgers for Don Zimmer.
  • The Indians trade Norm Cash to the Tigers for Steve Demeter.
  • Expansion Senators trade Shantz to Pittsburgh for Harry Bright, Benny Daniels, and R.C. Stevens.
  • Braves deal Billy Bruton and three other players to Detroit for Frank Boiling and Neil Chrisley.
  • Phils trade Harry Anderson and Wally Post to Cincinnati for Lee Walls and Tony Gonzalez.
  • Cleveland trades Kuenn to the Giants for Johnny Antonelli and Willie Kirkland.
  • Cincinnati trades Roy McMillan to the Braves for Joey Jay and Juan Pizarro.
  • Buddy Daley wins nine games in a row to set KC A's record.
  • Bobby Wallace dies.
  • Fred Clarke dies at age 87.
  • Phillie Pancho Herrera fans 136 times, a National League record for a 154-game season.
  • Ernie Banks leads the National League in games played a record fourth consecutive season.
  • Elmer Valo receives an major league record 18 walks as a pinch hitter.
  • Giants skipper Tom Sheehan, at age 66, becomes baseball's oldest rookie manager.
  • Candlestick Park opens on April 12, Cards vs. Giants.
  • Pete Runnels of Boston goes 6-for-7 in a 15-inning game on August 30.
  • Groat goes 6-for-6 on May 13.
  • Runnels tops the American League in batting at .320.
  • Groat leads National League in BA (.325).
  • Howard sets LA Dodgers rookie record with 23 homers.
  • Hank Aaron tops National League in total bases (334) and RBI (126).
  • Chicago's Richie Ashburn paces National League in walks (116) and OBP (.416).
  • Cincinnati's Vada Pinson leads majors with 37 doubles.
  • Maris tops American League in RBI (112).
  • Luis Aparicio leads American League with 51 steals, one more than National League leader Maury Wills of the Dodgers.
  • Eddie Mathews leads majors with 193 runs produced.
  • The Dodgers' Don Drysdale (246) and Detroit's Jim Bunning (201) repeat as league leaders in Ks.
  • Cardinal Larry Jackson tops majors in innings with 282.
  • Pittsburgh leads the National League in runs scored (734) and ties for fewest runs allowed (593).
  • Yankees lead American League in runs scored (746), homers (193), ERA (3.52), and saves (42).

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