1960 Milwaukee Braves season

1960 Milwaukee Braves
Major League affiliations
Record 88–66 (.571)
League place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Louis R. Perini
General manager(s) John McHale
Manager(s) Chuck Dressen
Local television none
Local radio WEMP
(Earl Gillespie, Blaine Walsh)
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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.


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 9559 0.617 52–25 43–34
Milwaukee Braves 8866 0.571 7 51–26 37–40
St. Louis Cardinals 8668 0.558 9 51–26 35–42
Los Angeles Dodgers 8272 0.532 13 42–35 40–37
San Francisco Giants 7975 0.513 16 45–32 34–43
Cincinnati Reds 6787 0.435 28 37–40 30–47
Chicago Cubs 6094 0.390 35 33–44 27–50
Philadelphia Phillies 5995 0.383 36 31–46 28–49

Record vs. opponents

1960 National League Records

Chicago 10–129–137–1510–127–159–13–18–14–1
Cincinnati 12–1012–109–139–136–1611–118–14
Los Angeles 13–910–1212–1016–611–1110–1210–12
Milwaukee 15–713–910–1216–69–1314–811–11
Philadelphia 12–1013–96–166–167–158–147–15
Pittsburgh 15–716–611–1113–915–714–8–111–11
San Francisco 13–9–111–1112–108–1414–88–14–113–9
St. Louis 14–8–114–812–1011–1115–711–119–13

Notable transactions


1960 Milwaukee Braves
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
3BEddie Mathews153548152.27739124
SSJohnny Logan136482118.245742
RFHank Aaron153590172.29240126

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 Mantilla6314838.257311
Lee Maye418325.30102
Ray Boone7123.25004
Stan Lopata781.12500
Len Gabrielson430.00000


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 Burdette45275.219133.3683
Bob Buhl36238.21693.09121
Carl Willey28144.2674.35109

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 Jay32133.1983.2490
George Brunet1749.2205.0739

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 Piché373593.5638
Terry Fox50004.325
Bob Giggie30004.155

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



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