The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Associated Press Athlete of the 1961: Wilma Rudolph and Roger Maris
Professional Sports 1961
Most Valuable Player in the American league.
New York Yankee outfielder Roger Maris hits 61 home runs to break Babe Ruth's single season record.
World Series: New York Yankees win 4 games to 1 over the Cincinnati Reds.
The series MVP is Whitey Ford of the Yankees.
The Washington Senators move to Minneapolis as the Minnesota Twins.
New team: Texas Rangers (Dallas).
NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers won 37-0 over the New York Giants
AFL Championship: Houston Oilers won 10-3 over the San Diego Chargers
New team: Minnesota Vikings Fran Tarkenton came off the bench in his pro debut and led the Vikings to an upset win over the Chicago Bears in the team's first game.
New Team: Washington Wizards
NHL - Hockey
Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks win 4 games to
2 over the Detroit Red Wings. Leading scorer: Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion, Montreal Canadiens
Grand Slam of golf results:
US Open - Gene Littler
College Sports 1961
Heisman Trophy: Ernie Davis of Syracuse becomes the first black player to gain the prize.
Cotton Bowl - Texas 12, Mississippi 7
Orange Bowl - LSU 25, Colorado 7
Rose Bowl - Minnesota 21, UCLA 3
Sugar Bowl - Alabama 10, Arkansas 3
"Bear" Bryant in his first year at for the Crimson Tide goes undefeated for the season and wins the championship.
National college football championship: Alabama Crimson Tide
NCAA National Champions:
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