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1960 / 1962
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6
10
1961
2
CHA, KC1
61.4
34.3
2.9
95.6
Jerry Staley (KC1)
12
3
1960
2
CLE, SFN
63.4
3.9
2.5
67.3
Johnny Antonelli (CLE)
12
15
1960
2
CIN, ML1
23.8
35.2
11.6
59.1
Roy McMillan (ML1)
12
7
1960
2
DET, ML1
26.9
25.2
13.0
52.1
Bill Bruton (DET)
10
31
1960
2
ML1, SFN
44.5
4.6
0.4
49.1
Alvin Dark (SFN)
4
27
1961
2
CIN, SFN
34.4
13.2
0.1
47.5
Ed Bailey (SFN)
5
4
1961
2
LAN, PHI
10.5
36.8
2.1
47.4
Turk Farrell (LAN)
9
16
1961
2
CIN, WS2
1.7
42.9
0.6
44.6
Claude Osteen (WS2)
1
24
1961
2
BAL, KC1
22.6
18.6
5.4
41.3
Wayne Causey (KC1)
12
16
1960
2
PIT, WS2
26.6
11.2
5.6
37.8
Bobby Shantz (PIT)
12
15
1960
2
BOS, PHI
33.9
3.6
1.8
37.4
Frank Sullivan (PHI)
12
15
1960
2
CHA, CIN
15.0
21.3
8.1
36.3
Juan Pizarro (CHA)
6
15
1961
2
ML1, PIT
36.0
-2.1
-0.7
33.9
Johnny Logan (PIT)
1
25
1961
2
CIN, KC1
16.5
14.5
1.0
31.0
Joe Nuxhall (KC1)
7
21
1961
2
CIN, Toronto
0.9
29.9
0.9
30.8
Ken Johnson (CIN)
12
14
1960
2
LAA, WS2
-1.0
29.4
-0.5
28.5
Dean Chance (LAA)
4
12
1961
2
BAL, KC1
12.5
14.9
2.2
27.4
Dick Hall (BAL)
3
31
1961
2
CHN, ML1
6.2
19.0
-0.2
25.2
Moe Drabowsky (ML1)
5
8
1961
2
LAA, NYA
20.5
3.8
1.9
24.3
Bob Cerv (NYA)
8
2
1961
2
DET, KC1
19.2
1.7
-0.1
20.9
Jerry Staley (DET)
4
13
1961
2
LAA, Toronto
2.7
17.4
1.5
20.0
Leon Wagner (LAA)
6
14
1961
2
KC1, NYA
11.5
6.6
-1.2
18.0
Bud Daley (NYA)
5
10
1961
2
CLE, SLN
16.6
0.8
0.7
17.4
Bob Nieman (CLE)
5
9
1961
2
CHN, ML1
11.8
5.1
2.3
16.9
Frank Thomas (ML1)
6
29
1961
2
PIT, WS2
6.6
8.7
1.7
15.4
Tom Sturdivant (PIT)
7
2
1961
2
KC1, PHI
7.6
5.7
-0.6
13.3
Wes Covington (PHI)
10
11
1960
2
SLN, Toronto
2.8
8.2
1.5
11.0
Leon Wagner (Toronto)
5
30
1961
2
LAN, SLN
10.1
0.7
0.2
10.8
Daryl Spencer (LAN)
6
5
1961
2
DET, WS2
-0.2
9.6
1.0
9.4
Hal Woodeshick (DET)
4
1
1961
2
CHN, LAA
0.1
8.1
0.1
8.3
Lou Johnson (LAA)
5
10
1961
2
CIN, DET
6.3
0.2
0.3
6.5
Dick Gernert (CIN)
3
30
1961
2
KC1, LAN
-0.6
5.8
-0.4
5.2
Howie Reed (LAN)
6
8
1961
2
BAL, KC1
4.2
0.3
-1.5
4.5
Gene Stephens (KC1)
2
23
1961
2
HOU, ML1
3.6
-0.2
0.0
3.4
Morrie Martin (ML1)
6
14
1961
2
MIN, NYA
3.9
-0.6
0.4
3.3
Billy Gardner (NYA)
5
16
1961
2
LAN, SLN
1.4
1.7
0.4
3.0
Joe Koppe (SLN)
6
1
1961
2
MIN, ML1
3.7
-0.9
-0.9
2.7
Billy Martin (MIN)
6
7
1961
2
DET, LAA
0.7
1.3
1.4
2.0
Jim Donohue (LAA)
7
21
1961
2
BAL, DET
2.3
-0.5
-0.1
1.9
Frank House (DET)
12
14
1960
2
LAA, WS2
2.1
-0.4
-0.1
1.7
Ken Aspromonte (LAA)
6
22
1961
2
LAA, Toronto
-3.6
5.3
-0.2
1.7
Billy Moran (LAA)
9
6
1961
2
CLE, WS2
-0.1
1.4
0.5
1.3
Ken Retzer (WS2)
12
12
1960
2
Dallas, PIT
-0.4
0.5
0.1
0.1
Don Leppert (PIT)
12
29
1960
2
KC1, WS2
-0.1
0.2
0.7
0.1
Marty Kutyna (WS2)
4
1
1961
2
KC1, SFN
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
-0.3
Bobby Prescott (KC1)
6
1
1961
2
KC1, MIN
0.9
-1.3
-0.6
-0.4
Bill Tuttle (MIN)
10
15
1960
2
CIN, KC1
-0.5
0.1
0.1
-0.5
Dutch Dotterer (KC1)
12
14
1960
2
LAA, WS2
-0.6
-0.5
-0.4
-1.0
Bob Davis (LAA)
4
4
1961
2
LAA, NYA
-0.5
-0.9
-0.9
-1.4
Duke Maas (NYA)
12
14
1960
2
LAA, WS2
-2.6
-0.2
-1.0
-2.8
Bud Zipfel (WS2)
5
10
1961
2
LAN, MIN
-1.8
-1.0
-1.0
-2.8
Ed Palmquist (MIN)
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