1961 New York Yankees Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 109-53
Finished 1st in the AL
Attendance: 1,747,726, Avg. 26,481
Ballpark: Yankee Stadium I
Won World Series
World Series - Defeated Cincinnati Reds 4-1
Manager: Ralph Houk (109-53)
Location: New York, New York
1961 New York Yankees Statistics
1961 New York Yankees Roster

The New York Yankees of the American League ended the 1961 season with a record of 109 wins and 53 losses, finishing first in the AL.

The Yankees plated 827 runs and allowed 612 runs. Roger Maris crushed 61 homers for New York, while Elston Howard, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Bill Skowron and Johnny Blanchard each walloped 20 or more also. Roger Maris drove in 142 runs. Elston Howard led all regular hitters by hitting .348. Whitey Ford earned 25 wins on the mound for the team, and Luis Arroyo and Ralph Terry added 15 or more victories also Bill Stafford recorded a 2.68 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Ralph Houk coached the team. The 1961 New York Yankees won the World Series.

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Regular Season Runs For: 822
Regular Season Runs Against: 607

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 11, 1961 Minnesota Twins 6 at New York Yankees 0 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
April 15, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 3 at New York Yankees 5 W 1-1 0-0 1-1
April 17, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 0 at New York Yankees 3 W 2-1 0-0 2-1
April 20, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 5 at New York Yankees 7 W 3-1 0-0 3-1
April 20, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 2 at New York Yankees 4 W 4-1 0-0 4-1
April 21, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 4-1 1-0 5-1
April 22, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Baltimore Orioles 5 L 4-1 1-1 5-2
April 23, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Baltimore Orioles 4 L 4-1 1-2 5-3
April 24, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 4-1 1-3 5-4
April 26, 1961 New York Yankees 13 at Detroit Tigers 11 W 4-1 2-3 6-4
April 27, 1961 Cleveland Indians 3 at New York Yankees 4 W 5-1 2-3 7-4
April 29, 1961 Cleveland Indians 2 at New York Yankees 4 W 6-1 2-3 8-4
April 30, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Washington Senators 3 W 6-1 3-3 9-4
April 30, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Washington Senators 2 L 6-1 3-4 9-5
May 2, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Minnesota Twins 4 W 6-1 4-4 10-5
May 3, 1961 New York Yankees 7 at Minnesota Twins 3 W 6-1 5-4 11-5
May 4, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Minnesota Twins 2 W 6-1 6-4 12-5
May 5, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Los Angeles Angels 4 W 6-1 7-4 13-5
May 6, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Los Angeles Angels 5 L 6-1 7-5 13-6
May 7, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Los Angeles Angels 5 L 6-1 7-6 13-7
May 9, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Kansas City Athletics 5 L 6-1 7-7 13-8
May 10, 1961 New York Yankees 9 at Kansas City Athletics 4 W 6-1 8-7 14-8
May 12, 1961 Detroit Tigers 4 at New York Yankees 3 L 6-2 8-7 14-9
May 13, 1961 Detroit Tigers 8 at New York Yankees 3 L 6-3 8-7 14-10
May 14, 1961 Detroit Tigers 6 at New York Yankees 8 W 7-3 8-7 15-10
May 14, 1961 Detroit Tigers 4 at New York Yankees 5 W 8-3 8-7 16-10
May 16, 1961 Washington Senators 3 at New York Yankees 2 L 8-4 8-7 16-11
May 17, 1961 Washington Senators 8 at New York Yankees 7 L 8-5 8-7 16-12
May 19, 1961 New York Yankees 7 at Cleveland Indians 9 L 8-5 8-8 16-13
May 20, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Cleveland Indians 4 L 8-5 8-9 16-14
May 21, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 2 at New York Yankees 4 W 9-5 8-9 17-14
May 21, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 3 at New York Yankees 2 L 9-6 8-9 17-15
May 22, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 2 at New York Yankees 8 W 10-6 8-9 18-15
May 24, 1961 Boston Red Sox 2 at New York Yankees 3 W 11-6 8-9 19-15
May 25, 1961 Boston Red Sox 4 at New York Yankees 6 W 12-6 8-9 20-15
May 28, 1961 Chicago White Sox 3 at New York Yankees 5 W 13-6 8-9 21-15
May 28, 1961 Chicago White Sox 14 at New York Yankees 9 L 13-7 8-9 21-16
May 29, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 13-7 8-10 21-17
May 30, 1961 New York Yankees 12 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 13-7 9-10 22-17
May 31, 1961 New York Yankees 7 at Boston Red Sox 6 W 13-7 10-10 23-17
June 1, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Boston Red Sox 7 L 13-7 10-11 23-18
June 2, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 13-7 11-11 24-18
June 3, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 13-7 11-12 24-19
June 4, 1961 New York Yankees 10 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 13-7 12-12 25-19
June 5, 1961 Minnesota Twins 2 at New York Yankees 6 W 14-7 12-12 26-19
June 5, 1961 Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 6 W 15-7 12-12 27-19
June 6, 1961 Minnesota Twins 2 at New York Yankees 7 W 16-7 12-12 28-19
June 7, 1961 Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 5 W 17-7 12-12 29-19
June 8, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 1 at New York Yankees 6 W 18-7 12-12 30-19
June 8, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 9 at New York Yankees 6 L 18-8 12-12 30-20
June 9, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 6 at New York Yankees 8 W 19-8 12-12 31-20
June 10, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 3 at New York Yankees 5 W 20-8 12-12 32-20
June 11, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 1 at New York Yankees 2 W 21-8 12-12 33-20
June 11, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 1 at New York Yankees 5 W 22-8 12-12 34-20
June 12, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 1 at New York Yankees 3 W 23-8 12-12 35-20
June 13, 1961 New York Yankees 2 at Cleveland Indians 7 L 23-8 12-13 35-21
June 14, 1961 New York Yankees 11 at Cleveland Indians 5 W 23-8 13-13 36-21
June 15, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 23-8 14-13 37-21
June 16, 1961 New York Yankees 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 23-8 14-14 37-22
June 17, 1961 New York Yankees 10 at Detroit Tigers 12 L 23-8 14-15 37-23
June 18, 1961 New York Yankees 9 at Detroit Tigers 0 W 23-8 15-15 38-23
June 19, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Kansas City Athletics 4 L 23-8 15-16 38-24
June 20, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Kansas City Athletics 2 W 23-8 16-16 39-24
June 21, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Kansas City Athletics 3 W 23-8 17-16 40-24
June 22, 1961 New York Yankees 8 at Kansas City Athletics 3 W 23-8 18-16 41-24
June 23, 1961 New York Yankees 0 at Minnesota Twins 4 L 23-8 18-17 41-25
June 24, 1961 New York Yankees 10 at Minnesota Twins 7 W 23-8 19-17 42-25
June 25, 1961 New York Yankees 8 at Minnesota Twins 4 W 23-8 20-17 43-25
June 26, 1961 New York Yankees 8 at Los Angeles Angels 6 W 23-8 21-17 44-25
June 27, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Los Angeles Angels 7 L 23-8 21-18 44-26
June 28, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Los Angeles Angels 5 L 23-8 21-19 44-27
June 30, 1961 Washington Senators 1 at New York Yankees 5 W 24-8 21-19 45-27
July 1, 1961 Washington Senators 6 at New York Yankees 7 W 25-8 21-19 46-27
July 2, 1961 Washington Senators 4 at New York Yankees 13 W 26-8 21-19 47-27
July 4, 1961 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 6 W 27-8 21-19 48-27
July 4, 1961 Detroit Tigers 4 at New York Yankees 3 L 27-9 21-19 48-28
July 5, 1961 Cleveland Indians 0 at New York Yankees 6 W 28-9 21-19 49-28
July 6, 1961 Cleveland Indians 0 at New York Yankees 4 W 29-9 21-19 50-28
July 7, 1961 Boston Red Sox 3 at New York Yankees 14 W 30-9 21-19 51-28
July 8, 1961 Boston Red Sox 5 at New York Yankees 8 W 31-9 21-19 52-28
July 9, 1961 Boston Red Sox 0 at New York Yankees 3 W 32-9 21-19 53-28
July 9, 1961 Boston Red Sox 9 at New York Yankees 6 L 32-10 21-19 53-29
July 13, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 32-10 22-19 54-29
July 14, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Chicago White Sox 6 L 32-10 22-20 54-30
July 15, 1961 New York Yankees 9 at Chicago White Sox 8 W 32-10 23-20 55-30
July 16, 1961 New York Yankees 2 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 32-10 24-20 56-30
July 17, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Baltimore Orioles 0 W 32-10 25-20 57-30
July 18, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Washington Senators 3 W 32-10 26-20 58-30
July 19, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Washington Senators 8 L 32-10 26-21 58-31
July 19, 1961 New York Yankees 2 at Washington Senators 12 L 32-10 26-22 58-32
July 21, 1961 New York Yankees 11 at Boston Red Sox 8 W 32-10 27-22 59-32
July 22, 1961 New York Yankees 11 at Boston Red Sox 9 W 32-10 28-22 60-32
July 23, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 32-10 28-23 60-33
July 25, 1961 Chicago White Sox 1 at New York Yankees 5 W 33-10 28-23 61-33
July 25, 1961 Chicago White Sox 0 at New York Yankees 12 W 34-10 28-23 62-33
July 26, 1961 Chicago White Sox 2 at New York Yankees 5 W 35-10 28-23 63-33
July 27, 1961 Chicago White Sox 3 at New York Yankees 4 W 36-10 28-23 64-33
July 28, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 4 at New York Yankees 0 L 36-11 28-23 64-34
July 29, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 4 at New York Yankees 5 W 37-11 28-23 65-34
July 30, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 4 at New York Yankees 0 L 37-12 28-23 65-35
July 30, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 2 at New York Yankees 1 L 37-13 28-23 65-36
August 2, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 5 at New York Yankees 6 W 38-13 28-23 66-36
August 2, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 5 at New York Yankees 12 W 39-13 28-23 67-36
August 3, 1961 Kansas City Athletics 6 at New York Yankees 1 L 39-14 28-23 67-37
August 4, 1961 Minnesota Twins 5 at New York Yankees 8 W 40-14 28-23 68-37
August 5, 1961 Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 2 W 41-14 28-23 69-37
August 6, 1961 Minnesota Twins 6 at New York Yankees 7 W 42-14 28-23 70-37
August 6, 1961 Minnesota Twins 2 at New York Yankees 3 W 43-14 28-23 71-37
August 7, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 1 at New York Yankees 4 W 44-14 28-23 72-37
August 8, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 4 at New York Yankees 5 W 45-14 28-23 73-37
August 9, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 0 at New York Yankees 2 W 46-14 28-23 74-37
August 10, 1961 Los Angeles Angels 1 at New York Yankees 3 W 47-14 28-23 75-37
August 11, 1961 New York Yankees 12 at Washington Senators 5 W 47-14 29-23 76-37
August 12, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Washington Senators 5 L 47-14 29-24 76-38
August 13, 1961 New York Yankees 2 at Washington Senators 12 L 47-14 29-25 76-39
August 13, 1961 New York Yankees 9 at Washington Senators 4 W 47-14 30-25 77-39
August 15, 1961 Chicago White Sox 2 at New York Yankees 1 L 47-15 30-25 77-40
August 16, 1961 Chicago White Sox 4 at New York Yankees 5 W 48-15 30-25 78-40
August 17, 1961 Chicago White Sox 3 at New York Yankees 5 W 49-15 30-25 79-40
August 18, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Cleveland Indians 5 L 49-15 30-26 79-41
August 19, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 49-15 31-26 80-41
August 20, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Cleveland Indians 0 W 49-15 32-26 81-41
August 20, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Cleveland Indians 2 W 49-15 33-26 82-41
August 22, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Los Angeles Angels 4 L 49-15 33-27 82-42
August 23, 1961 New York Yankees 8 at Los Angeles Angels 6 W 49-15 34-27 83-42
August 24, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Los Angeles Angels 6 L 49-15 34-28 83-43
August 25, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Kansas City Athletics 0 W 49-15 35-28 84-43
August 26, 1961 New York Yankees 5 at Kansas City Athletics 1 W 49-15 36-28 85-43
August 27, 1961 New York Yankees 8 at Kansas City Athletics 7 W 49-15 37-28 86-43
August 29, 1961 New York Yankees 0 at Minnesota Twins 3 L 49-15 37-29 86-44
August 30, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Minnesota Twins 0 W 49-15 38-29 87-44
August 31, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Minnesota Twins 5 L 49-15 38-30 87-45
September 1, 1961 Detroit Tigers 0 at New York Yankees 1 W 50-15 38-30 88-45
September 2, 1961 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 7 W 51-15 38-30 89-45
September 3, 1961 Detroit Tigers 5 at New York Yankees 8 W 52-15 38-30 90-45
September 4, 1961 Washington Senators 3 at New York Yankees 5 W 53-15 38-30 91-45
September 4, 1961 Washington Senators 2 at New York Yankees 3 W 54-15 38-30 92-45
September 5, 1961 Washington Senators 1 at New York Yankees 6 W 55-15 38-30 93-45
September 6, 1961 Washington Senators 0 at New York Yankees 8 W 56-15 38-30 94-45
September 7, 1961 Cleveland Indians 3 at New York Yankees 7 W 57-15 38-30 95-45
September 8, 1961 Cleveland Indians 1 at New York Yankees 9 W 58-15 38-30 96-45
September 9, 1961 Cleveland Indians 7 at New York Yankees 8 W 59-15 38-30 97-45
September 10, 1961 Cleveland Indians 6 at New York Yankees 7 W 60-15 38-30 98-45
September 10, 1961 Cleveland Indians 3 at New York Yankees 9 W 61-15 38-30 99-45
September 12, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Chicago White Sox 3 W 61-15 39-30 100-45
September 14, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Chicago White Sox 8 L 61-15 39-31 100-46
September 14, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 61-15 39-32 100-47
September 15, 1961 New York Yankees 2 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 61-15 39-33 100-48
September 15, 1961 New York Yankees 11 at Detroit Tigers 1 W 61-15 40-33 101-48
September 16, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Detroit Tigers 10 L 61-15 40-34 101-49
September 17, 1961 New York Yankees 6 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 61-15 41-34 102-49
September 19, 1961 New York Yankees 0 at Baltimore Orioles 1 L 61-15 41-35 102-50
September 19, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Baltimore Orioles 1 W 61-15 42-35 103-50
September 20, 1961 New York Yankees 4 at Baltimore Orioles 2 W 61-15 43-35 104-50
September 21, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Baltimore Orioles 5 L 61-15 43-36 104-51
September 23, 1961 New York Yankees 8 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 61-15 44-36 105-51
September 24, 1961 New York Yankees 1 at Boston Red Sox 3 L 61-15 44-37 105-52
September 26, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 2 at New York Yankees 3 W 62-15 44-37 106-52
September 27, 1961 Baltimore Orioles 3 at New York Yankees 2 L 62-16 44-37 106-53
September 29, 1961 Boston Red Sox 1 at New York Yankees 2 W 63-16 44-37 107-53
September 30, 1961 Boston Red Sox 1 at New York Yankees 3 W 64-16 44-37 108-53
October 1, 1961 Boston Red Sox 0 at New York Yankees 1 W 65-16 44-37 109-53
October 4, 1961 Cincinnati Reds 0 at New York Yankees 2 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 5, 1961 Cincinnati Reds 6 at New York Yankees 2 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
October 7, 1961 New York Yankees 3 at Cincinnati Reds 2 W 1-1 1-0 2-1
October 8, 1961 New York Yankees 7 at Cincinnati Reds 0 W 1-1 2-0 3-1
October 9, 1961 New York Yankees 13 at Cincinnati Reds 5 W 1-1 3-0 4-1