Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1961 followed a system established after the 1956 election. The baseball writers would vote on recent players only in even-number years (until 1967).
The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions to consider executives, managers, umpires, and earlier major league players. It selected two center fielders and talented baserunners, Max Carey and Billy Hamilton.
- 1961 Election at www.baseballhalloffame.org