Ron Santo appeared in 154 Major League games during the 1961 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Santo appeared in, specifically relating to his 1961 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Santo started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"Very few players are as closely connected with a franchise as Ron Santo is with the Chicago Cubs. His extraordinary playing career, his rabid following as a broadcaster and his many charitable endeavors for the Chicagoland area—where he has made his home for nearly 30 years—makes his contributions to this franchise special and unique." - Cubs President Andy MacPhail on MLB.com (Carrie Muskat, 09/15/2003, 'Cubs to Retire Santo's No. 10', Source )
In Chronological Order / Ron Santo Stats
Ron Santo 1961 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Ron Santo appeared in 77 games at home, had 282 at-bats, drove in 43 runs, scored 44 times, had 86 hits (16 doubles / 3 triples / 14 home runs), walked 39 times (3 intentional), struck out 35 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 0 times (0 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .304 batting average, .389 on base percentage and .531 slugging average?
On the road, Ron Santo appeared in 77 games, had 296 at-bats, drove in 40 runs, scored 40 times, had 78 hits (15 doubles / 2 triples / 7 home runs), walked 34 times (4 intentional), struck out 42 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 4 times (1 hits & 3 flies), and finished at home with a .263 batting average, .336 on base percentage and .398 slugging average?
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