1960 Milwaukee Braves season

The 1960 Milwaukee Braves season was the eighth for the franchise in Milwaukee, and the 90th overall. The Braves finished in second place in the NL with a record of 88–66, seven games behind the NL and World Series Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.

1960 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record88–66 (.571)
League place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Louis R. Perini
General manager(s)John McHale
Manager(s)Chuck Dressen
Local televisionnone
Local radioWEMP
WTMJ
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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Offseason

Managerial and coaching turnover

After 3½ seasons at the helm of the Braves and compiling a record of 341–231 (.596) with two NL pennants and the 1957 World Series championship, manager Fred Haney, 63, resigned on October 4 in the wake of the 1959 tie-breaker series loss to the L.A. Dodgers.[8][9] On October 24, the Braves appointed another veteran skipper, Chuck Dressen, 65, well known as the manager of the "Boys of Summer" Brooklyn Dodgers of 19511953, as Haney's successor for 1960.[10][11][12] The Braves had considered a number of high-profile former big-league managers,[9] as well as minor league skipper Ben Geraghty, before settling on Dressen.

Pitching coach Whit Wyatt was Dressen's only 1960 holdover from Haney's coaching staff, with Billy Herman, John Fitzpatrick and George Susce all departing with Haney.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 59 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 88 66 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 86 68 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 82 72 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 79 75 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 60 94 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 59 95 0.383 36 31–46 28–49

Record vs. opponents

1960 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 10–12 9–13 7–15 10–12 7–15 9–13–1 8–14–1
Cincinnati 12–10 12–10 9–13 9–13 6–16 11–11 8–14
Los Angeles 13–9 10–12 12–10 16–6 11–11 10–12 10–12
Milwaukee 15–7 13–9 10–12 16–6 9–13 14–8 11–11
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 6–16 6–16 7–15 8–14 7–15
Pittsburgh 15–7 16–6 11–11 13–9 15–7 14–8–1 11–11
San Francisco 13–9–1 11–11 12–10 8–14 14–8 8–14–1 13–9
St. Louis 14–8–1 14–8 12–10 11–11 15–7 11–11 9–13

Notable transactions

Roster

1960 Milwaukee Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
3B Eddie Mathews 153 548 152 .277 39 124
SS Johnny Logan 136 482 118 .245 7 42
RF Hank Aaron 153 590 172 .292 40 126

Other batters

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
Félix Mantilla 63 148 38 .257 3 11
Lee Maye 41 83 25 .301 0 2
Ray Boone 7 12 3 .250 0 4
Stan Lopata 7 8 1 .125 0 0
Len Gabrielson 4 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lew Burdette 45 275.2 19 13 3.36 83
Bob Buhl 36 238.2 16 9 3.09 121
Carl Willey 28 144.2 6 7 4.35 109

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Joey Jay 32 133.1 9 8 3.24 90
George Brunet 17 49.2 2 0 5.07 39

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ron Piché 37 3 5 9 3.56 38
Terry Fox 5 0 0 0 4.32 5
Bob Giggie 3 0 0 0 4.15 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Colonels American Association Ben Geraghty and Bill Adair
AAA Sacramento Solons Pacific Coast League Ernie White
AA Austin Senators Texas League Alex Monchak
A Jacksonville Braves Sally League Red Murff
B Cedar Rapids Braves Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Jimmy Brown
B Yakima Bears Northwest League Buddy Hicks
C Eau Claire Braves Northern League Bill Steinecke
C Boise Braves Pioneer League Billy Smith
D Davenport Braves Midwest League Travis Jackson
D Wellsville Braves New York–Penn League Harry Minor

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Louisville, Yakima, Boise, Wellsville

Notes

  1. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mickey Vernon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rico Carty page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Stan Lopata page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Clay Dalrymple page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Georges Maranda page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Jim Bolger page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Thisted, Red (October 5, 1959). "Haney quits Braves post". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1, part 1.
  9. ^ a b "Fred Haney resigns as Braves manager". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 5, 1959. p. 4B.
  10. ^ Wolf, Bob (October 24, 1959). "Charlie Dressen named manager of Braves for the next two years". Milwaukee Journal. p. 14.
  11. ^ Reichler, Joe (October 24, 1959). "Braves sign Chuck Dressen to pilot club for 2 years". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. p. 10.
  12. ^ Thisted, Red (October 25, 1959). "Won't stand pat - Dressen". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1C.
  13. ^ Eddie Mathews | The Baseball Page
  14. ^ Red Sox sells Jackson
  15. ^ a b Earl Averill, Jr. page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Elrod Hendricks page at Baseball Reference

References

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