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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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