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ABL Royal Ricketts Award Goes to Favela
Sunday, October 22nd , 1961
It was a glorious year for Diego Favela of the Chicago Hawks.

He finished the season with 17 victories and only 11 losses, with an impressive 2.93 ERA. The talented Hawks pitcher started 35 games and struck out 191 batters in 282.2 innings and won the American Baseball League Royal Ricketts Award.

"It means a lot," Favela said. "I hadn't really had a chance to sit down and think about it yet. It feels good right now. I can't really put it into words, but I'm sure later on tonight when I have a chance to sit down with my family and think about it, I'll have some words for it. But right now, I'm just happy that it happened this year."

Jim Meier of the Los Angeles Pobladores finished second in voting, while Eduardo Rodriguez of the San Francisco Seagulls finished third.
Tom Austin Named Premier ABL Player
Sunday, October 22nd , 1961
Tom Austin took Major League Baseball by storm this year, and he did it all at the age of 26.

For his spectacular campaign, the Seattle Emeralds star has been named the 1961 American Baseball League Most Valuable Player Award recipient.

"To be considered amongst the best in the league is overwhelming," said the first baseman.


On the season he compiled a .300 batting average to go with a .398 on-base percentage. The native of Cleveland, Ohio also added 33 doubles, 5 triples, 45 home runs, 111 RBIs and 104 runs scored.

Hamilton Craft of the Los Angeles Pobladores finished second in voting, while Randy Paterson of the San Francisco Seagulls finished third.
Great Season For LaDuke, Wins NBL Royal Ricketts Award
Sunday, October 22nd , 1961
The St. Louis Explorers have a rising superstar or maybe even a budding Hall-of-Famer in the making.
It's Tony LaDuke, this year's National Baseball League Royal Ricketts Award selection. This blossoming hurler wowed fans, peers and sportswriters with a fabulous performance.

LaDuke compiled a 23-6 record in 36 starts, tallied 195 strikeouts in 300 innings and recorded a 2.52 ERA. Other clubs managed only a .242 batting average against him.

Dick Witt of the Pittsburgh Industrials finished second in voting, while Doug Leonard of the New York Knickerbockers finished third.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Ralph King - CIN
.358
2 Steve Crespo MIL .343
3 Stan Patterson CLE .342
4 Harold Batkin CLE .337
4 Lanny Johnson DAL .337
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Barry Sheridan - CIN
51
2 Armando Landa BAL 47
3 Tom Austin SEA 45
4 Glenn Hibbler LAP 41
5 Bill Fulton LAP 40
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Ralph King - CIN
149
2 Barry Sheridan CIN 147
3 Bill Fulton LAP 113
4 Tom Austin SEA 111
5 3 tied with   109
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Tony LaDuke - STL
23
2 Len Black MON 20
2 Doug Leonard NYK 20
2 Jim Meier LAP 20
2 Dick Witt PIT 20
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Ben Immel - TOR
2.31
2 Willie Purter TC 2.46
3 Tony LaDuke STL 2.52
4 Joe Walker MIL 2.66
5 Doug Leonard NYK 2.73
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Art Curry - BOS
243
2 Mark Johnson DET 242
3 Dick Witt PIT 224
4 Ray Harrell HOU 213
5 Xavier Violas BAL 211
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NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Western Division W L PCT GB
Cincinnati Packers 93 69 .574 -
St. Louis Explorers 88 74 .543 5.0
Milwaukee Dairymen 80 82 .494 13.0
Chicago Traders 75 87 .463 18.0
Dallas Wranglers 69 93 .426 24.0
Kansas City Bulls 63 99 .389 30.0
Eastern Division W L PCT GB
Cleveland Bobcats 100 62 .617 -
Pittsburgh Industrials 94 68 .580 6.0
New York Knickerbockers 90 72 .556 10.0
Philadelphia Quakers 77 85 .475 23.0
Brooklyn Bluebirds 76 86 .469 24.0
Washington Rough Riders 67 95 .414 33.0
AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS
Western Division W L PCT GB
Los Angeles Pobladores 109 53 .673 -
Chicago Hawks 93 69 .574 16.0
San Francisco Seagulls 91 71 .562 18.0
Twin Cities Northmen 73 89 .451 36.0
Seattle Emeralds 73 89 .451 36.0
Houston Drillers 52 110 .321 57.0
Eastern Division W L PCT GB
Baltimore Lords 85 77 .525 -
New York Empires 84 78 .519 1.0
Detroit Wolverines 83 79 .512 2.0
Boston Terriers 82 80 .506 3.0
Toronto Hurons 80 82 .494 5.0
Montreal Habitants 67 95 .414 18.0
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