1961 was a big year for Luis Arroyo. He was selected to his 2nd All Star Squad but for the 2nd time he would see no action. He earned a relief win in Game 3 of the World Series. He led the Major League in Saves with 29. his next best season would total only 7 saves.
Hoyt Wilhelm also was selected to the 1961 All Star team. He got the loss for the AL in Game 1 and never left the bull pen in Game 2.
Mike Fornieles was the AL's Leading Fireman in 1960 with 14 saves and 10 relief wins. In 1961 he had 15 saves and 9 relief wins.
Ray Moore once again made the list of top relief pitchers in the AL. This time on the "New" Minnesota Twins. (In 1960 he made the list for the "Old" Washington Senators.) In the franchise's 1st season in the Twin Cities, Moore earned 14 saves for the 7th place Twins.