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These are the American League Players Who Made the 1960s Baseball's Real Golden Age ...

The 1960s were full of flat-out great players.

There were plenty of outstanding hitters playing in the 1960s. Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente put up awesome numbers throughout the decade, and would fill an All-Star outfield in any era. But they weren’t the only batters wreaking havoc with major league pitching during the 1960s. The decade was loaded with great hitters: Hall of Famers like Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, Al Kaline, Billy Williams, Carl Yastrzemski. And, for one reason or another, the outstanding hitters of the 1960s include a collection of non-HOFers, players like Tony Oliva, Tony Conigliaro and Vada Pinson. The 1960s showcased great hitters whose accomplishments were all the more impressive when you understand the quality of the pitching they faced.

And the pitching of the 1960s was frequently dazzling. Consider that, since 1920 (and the end of the “dead ball” era), the combined major league earned run average has been under 3.00 only once … in 1968 (2.98). During the 10 seasons of 1960s, the combined major league ERA was under 4.00 every year except 1961 (4.02). As a barometer of that performance, consider that, in 2008, the combined major league ERA was 4.32 (and hasn’t been less than 4.00 since 1992).

We will be adding players regularly, so check back often to see if one of your 1960s favorites has had his profile added. You find the individual player profiles listed by team and by position.

Enjoy the memories!

Aguirre, Hank

Allen, Dick


Allison, Bob


Alvis, Max


Aparicio, Luis


Arroyo, Luis


Barber, Steve


Battey, Ear
l


Belinsky, Bo


Bell, Gary


Blanchard, John


Bosman, Dick


Bouton, Jim


Brinkman, Eddie


Brown, Gates


Campaneris, Bert


Cash, Norm


Cater, Danny


Causey, Wayne


Chance, Dean


Cheney, Tom


Colavito, Rocky

Conigliaro, Tony


Donovan, Dick


Downing, A
l


Estrada, Chuck


Fisher, Eddie


Ford, Whitey


Fox, Nellie


Francona, Tito


Fregosi, Jim


Freehan, Bill


Gentile, Jim


Gladding, Fred


Grant, Jim


Hansen, Ron


Harper, Tommy


Harrelson, Ken


Herbert, Ray


Hinton, Chuck


Horlen, Joe


Horton, Willie


Howard, Elston


Howard, Frank


Howser, Dick


Hunter, Jim "Catfish"


Jackson, Reggie


John, Tommy


Kaat, Jim


Kaline, Al


Killebrew, Harmon


Knoop, Bobby


Kubek, Tony


Kuenn, Harvey


Lary, Frank


Lolich, Mickey


Lonborg, Jim


Lumpe, Jerry


Mantle, Mickey


Maris, Roger


McAuliffe, Dick


McDowell, Sam


McLain, Denny


McLish, Cal


Monbouquette, Bill


Mossi, Don


Oliva, Tony


Palmer, Jim


Pascual, Camilo


Pappas, Milt


Pearson, Albie


Perry, Jim


Peters, Gary


Petrocelli, Rico


Pizarro, Juan


Powell, Boog


Radatz, Dick


Richardson, Bobby


Richert, Pete


Robinson, Brooks


Rodgers, Bob


Rojas, Cookie


Romano, John


Runnels, Pete


Siebert, Sonny


Skowron, Bill


Stafford, Bill


Stock, Wes


Stottlemyre, Mel


Terry, Ralph


Thomas, Lee


Tiant, Luis


Tresh, Tom


Versalles, Zoilo


Wagner, Leon


Ward, Pete


Wilhelm, Hoyt


Wilson, Earl


Wyatt, John


Yastrzemski, Carl








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