1960 Washington Senators season

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1960 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
General manager(s)Calvin Griffith
Manager(s)Cookie Lavagetto
Local televisionWTOP, Ch. 9
Local radioWTOP-AM 1500
(Chuck Thompson, Bob Wolff, Dan Daniels)
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The 1960 Washington Senators won 73 games, lost 81, and finished in fifth place in the American League. They were managed by Cookie Lavagetto and played home games at Griffith Stadium, where they drew 743,404 fans in 1960, last in the eight-team league but an increase of almost 25 percent over 1959.[1] This was the "original" Senators' 60th and final season in Washington, as they moved to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961, which they have been named ever since. Griffith Stadium was demolished after the second Washington Senators franchise played its inaugural season there.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 .578 8
Chicago White Sox 87 67 .565 10
Cleveland Indians 76 78 .494 21
Washington Senators 73 81 .474 24
Detroit Tigers 71 83 .461 26
Boston Red Sox 65 89 .422 32
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 .377 39

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1960 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 16–6 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 9–13 11–11
Boston 6–16 5–17 9–13 14–8 13–9 7–15 11–11
Chicago 9–13 17–5 11–11 11–11 15–7 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 8–14 13–9 11–11 7–15 15–7 6–16 16–6
Detroit 9–13 8–14 11–11 15–7 10–12 8–14 10–12
Kansas City 9–13 9–13 7–15 7–15 12–10 7–15–1 7–15
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 15–7–1 12–10
Washington 11–11 11–11 8–14 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12


Notable transactions[edit]

Relocation to Minnesota[edit]

After an early flirtation with San Francisco, by 1957 Calvin Griffith was courting Minneapolis-St. Paul, a prolonged process that resulted in him rejecting the Twin Cities' first offer[2] before agreeing to relocate. The American League opposed the move at first, but in 1960 a deal was reached: The Senators would move and would be replaced with an expansion Senators team for 1961. The old Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins.

Roster[edit]

1960 Washington Senators
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Earl Battey 137 466 126 .270 15 60
1B Harmon Killebrew 124 442 122 .276 31 80
2B Billy Gardner 145 592 152 .257 9 56
3B Reno Bertoia 121 460 122 .265 4 45
SS José Valdivielso 117 268 57 .213 2 19
LF Jim Lemon 148 528 142 .269 38 100
CF Lenny Green 127 330 97 .294 5 33
RF Bob Allison 144 501 126 .251 15 69

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Rudy Hernández 21 4 1 0 4.41 22
Ted Abernathy 2 0 0 0 12.00 1

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Del Wilber
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Gene Verble
B Wilson Tobs Carolina League Jack McKeon
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama–Florida League Ralph Rowe
D Wytheville Senators Appalachian League Red Norwood
D Erie Senators New York–Penn League Harry Warner

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Wytheville

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Baseball Reference 1960 Miscellaneous team Records
  2. ^ Senators Reject Bids to Move to Minneapolis or St. Paul. The New York Times. October 27, 1957. Retrieved May 2, 2008.

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