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Minnesota Twins

1961 Minnesota Twins Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 70-90
Finished 7th in the AL

Manager: Cookie Lavagetto (19-30)

Manager: Sam Mele (2-5)

Manager: Cookie Lavagetto (4-6)

Manager: Sam Mele (45-49)

1961 Minnesota Twins Statistics
1961 Minnesota Twins Roster

The Minnesota Twins of the American League ended the season with a record of 70 wins and 90 losses, finishing seventh in the AL. Cookie Lavagetto, Sam Mele, Cookie Lavagetto and Sam Mele served as manager.


Regular Season Runs Scored: 707
Regular Season Runs Scored Against: 778

DateGameResHomeRoadRecord
April 11, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at New York Yankees 0W0-01-01-0
April 14, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Baltimore Orioles 2W0-02-02-0
April 15, 1961Minnesota Twins 0 at Baltimore Orioles 8L0-02-12-1
April 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 10 at Baltimore Orioles 5W0-03-13-1
April 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at Baltimore Orioles 4W0-04-14-1
April 18, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Boston Red Sox 2W0-05-15-1
April 21, 1961Washington Senators 5 at Minnesota Twins 3L0-15-15-2
April 22, 1961Washington Senators 4 at Minnesota Twins 5W1-15-16-2
April 23, 1961Washington Senators 0 at Minnesota Twins 1W2-15-17-2
April 24, 1961Minnesota Twins 10 at Kansas City Athletics 6W2-16-18-2
April 25, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at Kansas City Athletics 20L2-16-28-3
April 27, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Los Angeles Angels 2W2-17-29-3
April 28, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Los Angeles Angels 6L2-17-39-4
April 29, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Los Angeles Angels 4L2-17-49-5
April 30, 1961Chicago White Sox 5 at Minnesota Twins 3L2-27-49-6
May 1, 1961Chicago White Sox 5 at Minnesota Twins 6W3-27-410-6
May 2, 1961New York Yankees 6 at Minnesota Twins 4L3-37-410-7
May 3, 1961New York Yankees 7 at Minnesota Twins 3L3-47-410-8
May 4, 1961New York Yankees 5 at Minnesota Twins 2L3-57-410-9
May 5, 1961Boston Red Sox 1 at Minnesota Twins 5W4-57-411-9
May 7, 1961Boston Red Sox 11 at Minnesota Twins 9L4-67-411-10
May 9, 1961Baltimore Orioles 13 at Minnesota Twins 5L4-77-411-11
May 10, 1961Baltimore Orioles 6 at Minnesota Twins 10W5-77-412-11
May 11, 1961Baltimore Orioles 8 at Minnesota Twins 7L5-87-412-12
May 12, 1961Los Angeles Angels 4 at Minnesota Twins 5W6-87-413-12
May 13, 1961Los Angeles Angels 6 at Minnesota Twins 13W7-87-414-12
May 14, 1961Los Angeles Angels 3 at Minnesota Twins 4W8-87-415-12
May 15, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Chicago White Sox 0W8-88-416-12
May 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Chicago White Sox 5L8-88-516-13
May 18, 1961Kansas City Athletics 4 at Minnesota Twins 3L8-98-516-14
May 19, 1961Kansas City Athletics 1 at Minnesota Twins 11W9-98-517-14
May 20, 1961Kansas City Athletics 0 at Minnesota Twins 2W10-98-518-14
May 21, 1961Cleveland Indians 9 at Minnesota Twins 0L10-108-518-15
May 21, 1961Cleveland Indians 2 at Minnesota Twins 0L10-118-518-16
May 22, 1961Cleveland Indians 7 at Minnesota Twins 5L10-128-518-17
May 23, 1961Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 2L10-138-518-18
May 24, 1961Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 4L10-148-518-19
May 25, 1961Detroit Tigers 6 at Minnesota Twins 7W11-148-519-19
May 26, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Washington Senators 4L11-148-619-20
May 27, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Washington Senators 14L11-148-719-21
May 28, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Washington Senators 6L11-148-819-22
May 30, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Cleveland Indians 4L11-148-919-23
May 30, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Cleveland Indians 7L11-148-1019-24
June 2, 1961Minnesota Twins 0 at Detroit Tigers 2L11-148-1119-25
June 3, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Detroit Tigers 2L11-148-1219-26
June 4, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 10L11-148-1319-27
June 4, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Detroit Tigers 9L11-148-1419-28
June 5, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at New York Yankees 6L11-148-1519-29
June 5, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 6L11-148-1619-30
June 6, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at New York Yankees 7L11-148-1719-31
June 7, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 5L11-148-1819-32
June 8, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Baltimore Orioles 1W11-149-1820-32
June 10, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Baltimore Orioles 4L11-149-1920-33
June 11, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at Boston Red Sox 8L11-149-2020-34
June 11, 1961Minnesota Twins 10 at Boston Red Sox 5W11-1410-2021-34
June 12, 1961Minnesota Twins 8 at Boston Red Sox 10L11-1410-2121-35
June 13, 1961Kansas City Athletics 6 at Minnesota Twins 8W12-1410-2122-35
June 14, 1961Kansas City Athletics 9 at Minnesota Twins 2L12-1510-2122-36
June 15, 1961Kansas City Athletics 3 at Minnesota Twins 4W13-1510-2123-36
June 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at Chicago White Sox 1W13-1511-2124-36
June 17, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Chicago White Sox 5L13-1511-2224-37
June 18, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Chicago White Sox 4L13-1511-2324-38
June 18, 1961Minnesota Twins 7 at Chicago White Sox 10L13-1511-2424-39
June 20, 1961Baltimore Orioles 4 at Minnesota Twins 5W14-1511-2425-39
June 21, 1961Baltimore Orioles 11 at Minnesota Twins 5L14-1611-2425-40
June 22, 1961Baltimore Orioles 8 at Minnesota Twins 2L14-1711-2425-41
June 23, 1961New York Yankees 0 at Minnesota Twins 4W15-1711-2426-41
June 24, 1961New York Yankees 10 at Minnesota Twins 7L15-1811-2426-42
June 25, 1961New York Yankees 8 at Minnesota Twins 4L15-1911-2426-43
June 27, 1961Boston Red Sox 5 at Minnesota Twins 6W16-1911-2427-43
June 27, 1961Boston Red Sox 3 at Minnesota Twins 6W17-1911-2428-43
June 28, 1961Boston Red Sox 6 at Minnesota Twins 2L17-2011-2428-44
June 29, 1961Boston Red Sox 9 at Minnesota Twins 5L17-2111-2428-45
June 30, 1961Minnesota Twins 8 at Kansas City Athletics 2W17-2112-2429-45
July 1, 1961Minnesota Twins 9 at Kansas City Athletics 3W17-2113-2430-45
July 2, 1961Minnesota Twins 7 at Kansas City Athletics 8L17-2113-2530-46
July 3, 1961Chicago White Sox 6 at Minnesota Twins 7W18-2113-2531-46
July 4, 1961Chicago White Sox 4 at Minnesota Twins 6W19-2113-2532-46
July 4, 1961Chicago White Sox 2 at Minnesota Twins 4W20-2113-2533-46
July 5, 1961Los Angeles Angels 6 at Minnesota Twins 2L20-2213-2533-47
July 6, 1961Los Angeles Angels 12 at Minnesota Twins 11L20-2313-2533-48
July 7, 1961Minnesota Twins 0 at Washington Senators 3L20-2313-2633-49
July 8, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at Washington Senators 3L20-2313-2733-50
July 9, 1961Minnesota Twins 7 at Washington Senators 1W20-2314-2734-50
July 13, 1961Minnesota Twins 9 at Cleveland Indians 6W20-2315-2735-50
July 14, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Detroit Tigers 2W20-2316-2736-50
July 15, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Detroit Tigers 2L20-2316-2836-51
July 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Cleveland Indians 7L20-2316-2936-52
July 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 12 at Cleveland Indians 5W20-2317-2937-52
July 18, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Los Angeles Angels 4L20-2317-3037-53
July 19, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at Los Angeles Angels 0W20-2318-3038-53
July 19, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Los Angeles Angels 2L20-2318-3138-54
July 21, 1961Cleveland Indians 3 at Minnesota Twins 4W21-2318-3139-54
July 22, 1961Cleveland Indians 4 at Minnesota Twins 0L21-2418-3139-55
July 23, 1961Cleveland Indians 0 at Minnesota Twins 10W22-2418-3140-55
July 25, 1961Washington Senators 2 at Minnesota Twins 1L22-2518-3140-56
July 26, 1961Washington Senators 9 at Minnesota Twins 10W23-2518-3141-56
July 27, 1961Washington Senators 2 at Minnesota Twins 5W24-2518-3142-56
July 28, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 3W24-2519-3143-56
July 29, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Detroit Tigers 4W24-2520-3144-56
July 30, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Detroit Tigers 0W24-2521-3145-56
August 2, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Baltimore Orioles 3W24-2522-3146-56
August 2, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Baltimore Orioles 4L24-2522-3246-57
August 3, 1961Minnesota Twins 0 at Baltimore Orioles 3L24-2522-3346-58
August 4, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at New York Yankees 8L24-2522-3446-59
August 5, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at New York Yankees 2L24-2522-3546-60
August 6, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at New York Yankees 7L24-2522-3646-61
August 6, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at New York Yankees 3L24-2522-3746-62
August 7, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Boston Red Sox 5L24-2522-3846-63
August 7, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Boston Red Sox 5L24-2522-3946-64
August 8, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at Boston Red Sox 5W24-2523-3947-64
August 9, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Boston Red Sox 5L24-2523-4047-65
August 10, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at Boston Red Sox 3L24-2523-4147-66
August 11, 1961Detroit Tigers 1 at Minnesota Twins 2W25-2523-4148-66
August 12, 1961Detroit Tigers 17 at Minnesota Twins 3L25-2623-4148-67
August 13, 1961Detroit Tigers 5 at Minnesota Twins 13W26-2623-4149-67
August 14, 1961Kansas City Athletics 2 at Minnesota Twins 6W27-2623-4150-67
August 15, 1961Kansas City Athletics 4 at Minnesota Twins 9W28-2623-4151-67
August 16, 1961Kansas City Athletics 12 at Minnesota Twins 7L28-2723-4151-68
August 18, 1961Minnesota Twins 2 at Los Angeles Angels 5L28-2723-4251-69
August 19, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Los Angeles Angels 3W28-2724-4252-69
August 20, 1961Minnesota Twins 9 at Los Angeles Angels 7W28-2725-4253-69
August 22, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Chicago White Sox 4L28-2725-4353-70
August 23, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Chicago White Sox 0W28-2726-4354-70
August 24, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Chicago White Sox 0W28-2727-4355-70
August 25, 1961Baltimore Orioles 5 at Minnesota Twins 2L28-2827-4355-71
August 26, 1961Baltimore Orioles 7 at Minnesota Twins 4L28-2927-4355-72
August 27, 1961Baltimore Orioles 3 at Minnesota Twins 0L28-3027-4355-73
August 29, 1961New York Yankees 0 at Minnesota Twins 3W29-3027-4356-73
August 30, 1961New York Yankees 4 at Minnesota Twins 0L29-3127-4356-74
August 31, 1961New York Yankees 4 at Minnesota Twins 5W30-3127-4357-74
September 1, 1961Boston Red Sox 1 at Minnesota Twins 5W31-3127-4358-74
September 2, 1961Boston Red Sox 2 at Minnesota Twins 1L31-3227-4358-75
September 3, 1961Boston Red Sox 8 at Minnesota Twins 6L31-3327-4358-76
September 4, 1961Chicago White Sox 5 at Minnesota Twins 9W32-3327-4359-76
September 4, 1961Chicago White Sox 9 at Minnesota Twins 5L32-3427-4359-77
September 5, 1961Chicago White Sox 3 at Minnesota Twins 332-3427-4359-77
September 6, 1961Chicago White Sox 6 at Minnesota Twins 3L32-3527-4359-78
September 6, 1961Chicago White Sox 4 at Minnesota Twins 2L32-3627-4359-79
September 8, 1961Minnesota Twins 4 at Kansas City Athletics 6L32-3627-4459-80
September 9, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Kansas City Athletics 4W32-3628-4460-80
September 10, 1961Minnesota Twins 1 at Kansas City Athletics 13L32-3628-4560-81
September 10, 1961Minnesota Twins 7 at Kansas City Athletics 0W32-3629-4561-81
September 11, 1961Los Angeles Angels 2 at Minnesota Twins 5W33-3629-4562-81
September 14, 1961Los Angeles Angels 5 at Minnesota Twins 1L33-3729-4562-82
September 14, 1961Los Angeles Angels 1 at Minnesota Twins 3W34-3729-4563-82
September 15, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Cleveland Indians 2W34-3730-4564-82
September 16, 1961Minnesota Twins 0 at Cleveland Indians 2L34-3730-4664-83
September 17, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Cleveland Indians 0W34-3731-4665-83
September 17, 1961Minnesota Twins 5 at Cleveland Indians 3W34-3732-4666-83
September 19, 1961Minnesota Twins 3 at Washington Senators 1W34-3733-4667-83
September 21, 1961Minnesota Twins 6 at Washington Senators 3W34-3734-4668-83
September 23, 1961Washington Senators 6 at Minnesota Twins 4L34-3834-4668-84
September 23, 1961Washington Senators 0 at Minnesota Twins 10W35-3834-4669-84
September 24, 1961Washington Senators 4 at Minnesota Twins 1L35-3934-4669-85
September 26, 1961Cleveland Indians 7 at Minnesota Twins 3L35-4034-4669-86
September 27, 1961Cleveland Indians 4 at Minnesota Twins 10W36-4034-4670-86
September 28, 1961Cleveland Indians 12 at Minnesota Twins 5L36-4134-4670-87
September 29, 1961Detroit Tigers 6 at Minnesota Twins 4L36-4234-4670-88
September 30, 1961Detroit Tigers 6 at Minnesota Twins 4L36-4334-4670-89
October 1, 1961Detroit Tigers 8 at Minnesota Twins 3L36-4434-4670-90