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Bonne Daddy´s 1961 New York Yankees Baseball Card Collection Pieces

DOG ASIDE:

The 1961 New York Yankees season was the 59th season for the team in New York….and its 61st season overall. The team finished with a record of 109–53….which were eight games ahead of the Detroit Tigers….as they won their 26th American League pennant.   New York was managed by Ralph Houk….while the Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.  In the World Series, they defeated the Cincinnati Reds in 5 games….to win their 19th World Championship.

The 1961 Yankees are often mentioned as a candidate for the unofficial title of greatest baseball team in history.
The 1961 season was notable for the race between center fielder Mickey Mantle and right fielder Roger Maris to break Babe Ruth’s record of 60 home runs in a season (set in 1927).   Maris eventually broke the record….hitting his 61st home run on October 1….the season’s final day.  During the season, Maris had seven multi-home run games….and in a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox….he hit four home runs. 

Nineteen sixty-one was also an expansion year….with the American League increasing from eight to ten teams….the first expansion in the 61-year history of the league. The old schedule of 154 games (seven opponents multiplied by 22 games apiece) was replaced by 162 games (nine opponents multiplied by 18 games apiece) which led to some controversy due to the eight extra games that Maris had to try to hit 61.  Maris’ major league record stood for 37 years….three years longer than Ruth’s….before it was broken by Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1998. However, Maris’ 61 home runs remains the American League single season record.
In addition to the individual exploits of Maris and Mantle….the ’61 Yankees hit a major league record 240 home runs. The record stood until 1996 when the Baltimore Orioles….with the added benefit of the designated hitter….hit 257 home runs a a team.

MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 Home Run Leaders w New York Yankees Roger Maris (61) & Mickey Mantle (54)
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 Home Run Leaders w New York Yankees Roger Maris (61) & Mickey Mantle (54)
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 MVP's AL NY Yankees Roger Maris & NL Cincinnatti Reds Frank Robinson
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 MVP’s AL NY Yankees Roger Maris & NL Cincinnatti         Reds Frank Robinson
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees Roger Maris's 61st HR breaking Babe Ruth's 1927 record of 60
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees Roger Maris’s 61st HR breaking Babe Ruth’s 1927 record of 60
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 1B Bill Moose Skowron
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 1B Bill “Moose” Skowron
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 2B Billy Martin
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 2B Billy Martin
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 2B Bobby Richardson
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 2B Bobby                     Richardson
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 3B Cletis Boyer
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees 3B Cletis Boyer
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees C Elston Howard
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees C Elston           Howard
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees C John Blanchard
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees C John                          Blanchard
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees C  OF John Blanchard
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees C / OF John                     Blanchard
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees CF Mickey Mantle
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees CF Mickey                     Mantle
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees INF Deron Johnson
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees INF Deron           Johnson
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees INF Joe DeMaestri
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees INF Joe               DeMaestri
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees OF Bob Cerv
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees OF Bob Cerv
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees OF Hector Lopez
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees OF Hector       Lopez
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Art Ditmar
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Art Ditmar
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Bill Short
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961     NY Yankees P Bill Short
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Bill Stafford
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Bill Stafford
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Bob Turley
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Bob Turley
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Danny McDevitt
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Danny McDevitt
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Duke Maas
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Duke Maas
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Fritz Brickell
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Fritz Brickell
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Jim Coates
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Jim Coates
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Luis Arroyo
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Luis Arroyo
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Ralph Terry
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Ralph Terry
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Roland Sheldon
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Roland Sheldon
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Ryne Duren
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Ryne Duren
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Whitey Ford
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees P Whitey Ford
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees RF Roger Maris
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees RF Roger Maris
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees SS Tony Kubek
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 NY Yankees SS Tony Kubek
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1928 New York Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig who led AL w .374 ave. & 142 RBI's
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1928 New York Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig who led AL w/ .374 BA & 142 RBI’s
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1928 World Series Champion New York Yankees 1B Lou Geherig
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1928 World Series Champion New York Yankees 1B Lou Geherig
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1941 NY Yankees P Red Ruffing
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1941 NY Yankees P Red Ruffing
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 World Series Champions New York Yankees Team
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 World Series Champions New York Yankees Team
MLB - Orginal Baseball Card 1961 tribure to NY Yankees OF Babe Ruth The King of Swat
MLB – Orginal Baseball Card 1961- Tribure to NY Yankees OF Babe Ruth – The King of Swat
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 Autograph NY Yankees C Yogi Berra
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 Autograph NY Yankees C Yogi Berra
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of 1949 NY Yankees 1B Johnny Mize
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961- Remake of 1949 NY Yankees 1B Johnny Mize
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 remake of NY Yankees Babe Ruth's 1928 card.
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961- Remake of NY Yankees Babe Ruth’s 1928 card.
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 tribute to NY Yankees Mickey Mantle's 565 ft. HR
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961- Tribute to NY Yankees Mickey Mantle’s 565 ft. HR Blast
MLB - Original Baseball Card 1961 World Series Champions New York Yankees Hall of Fame Mgr Ralph Houk
MLB – Original Baseball Card 1961 World Series Champions New York Yankees Hall of Fame Mgr Ralph Houk

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