1960 American Association season

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The 1960 American Association season was the 59th in the league's history, and ended with the Louisville Colonels winning their first league championship since 1954. The Colonels would go on to win the Junior World Series. This was also the final season for the Charleston Senators, Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints.

Final standings[edit]

Playoff teams in bold.

W L Pct. GB Manager Affiliation
Denver Bears 88 66 .571 Charlie Metro Detroit Tigers
Louisville Colonels 85 68 .556 Ben Geraghty/Bill Adair Milwaukee Braves
St. Paul Saints 83 71 .539 5 Danny Ozark Los Angeles Dodgers
Houston Buffs 83 71 .539 5 Enos Slaughter Chicago Cubs
Minneapolis Millers 82 72 .532 6 Eddie Popowski Boston Red Sox
Charleston Senators 65 88 .425 22½ Del Wilber Washington Senators
Indianapolis Indians 65 89 .422 23 Johnny Hutchings/Ted Beard Philadelphia Phillies
Dallas-Ft. Worth Rangers 64 90 .416 24 Jim Fanning Kansas City Athletics

Playoffs[edit]

  First Round Championship Finals
                 
1  Denver Bears 4  
4  Houston Buffs 3  
    1  Denver Bears 2
  2  Louisville Colonels 4
2  Louisville Colonels 4
3  St. Paul Saints 2  

First Round[edit]

Denver vs. Houston
Date Away Home
September 13 Houston 3 Denver 14
September 14 Houston 11 Denver 7
September 15 Houston 2 Denver 4
September 16 Denver 2 Houston 9
September 17 Denver 1 Houston 7
September 18 Denver 9 Houston 1
September 19 Denver 15 Houston 6
Denver wins series 4-3
Louisville vs. St. Paul
Date Away Home
September 13 Louisville 6 St. Paul 4
September 14 Louisville 5 St. Paul 4
September 15 Louisville 4 St. Paul 5
10 innings
September 16 St. Paul 5 Louisville 4
September 17 St. Paul 1 Louisville 4
September 18 St. Paul 2 Louisville 4
Louisville wins series 4-2

Championship Finals[edit]

Denver vs. Louisville
Date Away Home
September 20 Louisville 3 Denver 6
September 21 Louisville 5 Denver 9
September 22 Louisville 5 Denver 2
September 24 Denver 1 Louisville 2
September 25 Denver 4 Louisville 17
September 26 Denver 3 Louisville 5
Louisville wins series 4-2 and
advances to Junior World Series

References[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Lloyd Johnson and Miles Wolff, editors. Baseball America, 1993.