The next category up for the 1960’s “seasonal Leaders” sub-set is runs, which were led in each league by two heavy-weights, Frank Robinson and Roger Maris:
Robinson could have easily led BOTH leagues in runs scored in a season
for the decade, but in this case he paced the National League with his
league-leading 134 runs in 1962.
What a monster year for the reigning N.L. M.V.P., as he also led the
league in doubles (51), OBP (.421) and Slugging (.624) while also
hitting 39 homers with 136 runs batted in!
And to think that was only good enough for fourth in the M.V.P. Race that year!
Over in the American League we had Roger Maris, who scored 132 runs in
his record breaking 1961 season when he slammed 61 homers to set a new
Major League mark.
Ironically it would be the only time in his 12-year Major League career
that Maris would top 100 runs scored in any season, coming closest the
year before when he scored 98.
Nevertheless not a bad combo here for this card!