1961 Season

World Series Champion

New York Yankees

Yankees over the Reds (4-1)
World Series MVP: Whitey Ford (NYY)

National League

W L W-L% GB
Cincinnati Reds 93 61 .604
Los Angeles Dodgers 89 65 .578 4.0
San Francisco Giants 85 69 .552 8.0
Milwaukee Braves 83 71 .539 10.0
St. Louis Cardinals 80 74 .519 13.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 .487 18.0
Chicago Cubs 64 90 .416 29.0
Philadelphia Phillies 47 107 .305 46.0

American League

W L W-L% GB
New York Yankees 109 53 .673
Detroit Tigers 101 61 .624 8.0
Baltimore Orioles 95 67 .586 14.0
Chicago White Sox 86 76 .531 23.0
Cleveland Indians 78 83 .484 30.5
Boston Red Sox 76 86 .469 33.0
Minnesota Twins 70 90 .438 38.0
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 38.5
Washington Senators 61 100 .379 47.5
Kansas City Athletics 61 100 .379 47.5