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These are the National 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!

Aaron, Hank

Adcock, Joe


Agee, Tommie


Allen, Dick


Alou, Felipe


Alou, Matty


Ashburn, Richie


Baldschun, Jack


Banks, Ernie


Blasingame, Don


Bolin, Bob


Boyer, Ken


Brock, Lou


Bruce, Bob


Buhl, Bob


Bunning, Jim


Burdette, Lew


Burgess, Smokey


Callison, Johnny


Cardwell, Don


Carlton, Steve


Carty, Rico


Cepeda, Orlando


Clemente, Roberto


Cloninger, Tony


Craig, Roger


Cuellar, Mike


Davis, Tommy


Davis, Willie


Demeter, Don


Drabowsky, Moe


Drysdale, Don


Ellis, Sammy


Ellsworth, Dick


Face, Roy


Flood, Curt


Friend, Bob


Gibson, Bob


Gonzalez, Tony


Groat, Dick


Haddix, Harvey


Haller, Tom


Hendley, Bob


Hoak, Don


Hobbie, Glen


Hubbs, Ken


Jackson, Larry


Javier, Julian


Jay, Joey


Jenkins, Ferguson


Johnson, Deron


Kasko, Eddie


Koosman, Jerry


Koufax, Sandy


Kranepool, Ed


Law, Vern


Mahaffey, Art


Maloney, Jim


Marichal, Juan


Mathews, Eddie


Mays, Willie


Mazeroski, Bill


McCarver, Tim


McCormick, Mike


McCovey, Willie


McDaniel, Lindy


McMahon, Don


Miller, Stu


Morgan, Joe


Nolan, Gary


O'Dell, Billy


O'Toole, Jim


Perranoski, Ron


Perry, Gaylord


Pierce, Billy


Pinson, Vada


Purkey, Bob


Robinson, Frank


Rose, Pete


Roseboro, John


Runnels, Pete


Sanguillen, Manny


Santo, Ron


Seaver, Tom


Short, Chris


Simmons, Curt


Snider, Duke


Spahn, Warren


Stallard, Tracy


Stargell, Willie


Staub, Rusty


Stuart, Dick


Torre, Joe


Veale, Bob


White, Bill


Williams, Billy


Wills, Maury


Wilson, Don


Wynn, Jimmy







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