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The 1961 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. After the summer-long Roger Maris/Mickey Mantle pursuit of Babe Ruth's season home run record, the Series proves anti-climactic as the Yanks subdue the Reds easily.
MVP: Whitey Ford
|Major League Baseball World Series|