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The Giants went 19-11 in the regular season for a .633 winning percentage.
Giants win first ever championship
The dominating Giants defeated the Dodgers 8 to 4 to win the first ever championship.

Norm Cash earns league MVP
The Giants' Norm Cash earned the season's Most Valuable Player.  He led the league with 13 home runs and had a league leading 31 runs batted in.

Jim O'Toole becomes Pitcher of the Year
O'Toole of the Giants won 7 games and lost 3.  He led the league with a 3.64 earned run average and had 4 complete games and 2 shutouts.

Minor League Info

1961 Playoffs
New York defeats Cincinnati 4 to 1

1962 Minor League Prospects
Ed Bailey
Bob Gibson
Ron Perranoski
Juan Marichal
Tom Haller
Ralph Terry

FINAL W L PCT GB

1961 NOTABLE RETIREES

*Giants 19 11 .633 - Wally Moon
Yogi Berra
Frank Lary
Minnie Minoso
*Dodgers 16 14 .533 3
Red Sox 16 14 .533 3


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Yankees 14 16 .467 5
Athletics 14 16 .467 5
Phillies 11 19 .367 8
 

 

*-clinched playoff spot