1961 Major League Baseball season

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The 1961 Major League Baseball season was played from April 10 to October 12, 1961.wikipedia
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Minnesota Twins

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The original Washington Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Minnesota Twins.
The team relocated to Minnesota and was renamed the Minnesota Twins at the start of the 1961 season.

1962 Major League Baseball season

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The National League played a 154 game schedule for the final time in 1961 before switching to 162 games when they also expanded to ten teams for the following season.
The American League had played its first 162-game schedule a year earlier.

Mickey Mantle

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The season is best known for Yankee teammates Roger Maris' and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of Babe Ruth's prestigious 34-year-old single-season home run record of 60.
During the 1961 season, Mantle and teammate Roger Maris, known as the M&M Boys, chased Babe Ruth's 1927 single-season home run record.

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That year, the Reds won the league pennant, going 93-61 (a 26 game improvement) while gaining the right to play the New York Yankees in the 1961 World Series.

1961 New York Yankees season

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That season saw the New York Yankees defeat the Cincinnati Reds in five games in the World Series.

1961 Cincinnati Reds season

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That season saw the New York Yankees defeat the Cincinnati Reds in five games in the World Series.

1961 World Series

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That season saw the New York Yankees defeat the Cincinnati Reds in five games in the World Series.

Roger Maris

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The season is best known for Yankee teammates Roger Maris' and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of Babe Ruth's prestigious 34-year-old single-season home run record of 60.

Babe Ruth

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The season is best known for Yankee teammates Roger Maris' and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of Babe Ruth's prestigious 34-year-old single-season home run record of 60.

Continental League

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In response to the proposed Continental League, the American League expanded by two teams in the first MLB expansion since 1901.

History of the Washington Senators (1901–1960)

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The original Washington Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Minnesota Twins.

List of Texas Rangers seasons

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The American League therefore placed a new team in Washington, also called the Senators.

Los Angeles Angels

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Also, the American League placed a team in Los Angeles called the Los Angeles Angels.