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1961 Kansas City AthleticsSeason Roster
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Deron Johnson played for the 1961 Kansas City Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
Location
Record61-100 (9th)League Rank9thMLB Rank16th
BallparkMunicipal Stadium
ManagerHank Bauer,Joe GordonGeneral ManagerFrank Lane
CoachesEd Fitz Gerald (Assistant Coach), Dario Lodigiani (Assistant Coach), Johnny Mize (Assistant Coach), Ted Wilks (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance683,817 (Rank: 14th)
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1961 Statistics -- 1961 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1961 Kansas City Athletics.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1961 baseball season.

1961 Kansas City Athletics Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
20Jim ArcherP6-0 190 R-L 1932-05-25 29Max Meadows,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19621961-1962Fort Chiswell (Max Meadows,VA)
1951-   UDFA-NYA
 
30Norm BassP6-3 205 R-R 1939-01-21 22Laurel,Mississippi MLB1961-19631961-1963Vallejo (Vallejo,CA)Pacific
1958-   UDFA-KC1
 
9Hank BauerOF6-0 192 R-R 1922-07-31 38East St. Louis,Illinois MLB1948-19611948-1961East St. Louis (East St. Louis,IL)    
16Reno Bertoia3B5-11 185 R-R 1935-01-08 26St. Vido Utine,Italy MLB1953-19621953-1962Assumption College School (Windsor,ON)    
10Bob Boyd1B5-10 170 L-L 1925-10-01 35Potts Camp,Mississippi MLB1951-19611951-1961New Albany (New Albany,MS)    
5,18Billy BryanC6-4 200 L-R 1938-12-04 22Morgan,Georgia MLB1961-19681961-1968  
1960-   UDFA-KC1
 
1Andy Carey3B6-1 195 R-R 1931-10-18 29Oakland,California MLB1952-19621952-1962Alameda (Alameda,CA)St. Mary's Col California    
2Wayne Causey3B5-10 175 L-R 1936-12-26 24Ruston,Louisiana MLB1955-19681955-1968Neville (Monroe,LA)    
25Frank CiprianiOF6-0 180 R-R 1941-04-14 20Buffalo,New York MLB1961-19611961-1961   Fordham U.
1960-   UDFA-KC1
 
22Clint CourtneyC5-8 180 L-R 1927-03-16 34Hall Summit,Louisiana MLB1951-19611951-1961Hall Summit (Hall Summit,LA)    
14Wes CovingtonOF6-1 205 L-R 1932-03-27 29Laurinburg,North Carolina MLB1956-19661956-1966      
28Bud DaleyP6-1 185 L-L 1932-10-07 28Orange,California MLB1955-19641955-1964Wilson (Long Beach,CA)    
14Bobby Del GrecoOF5-11 190 R-R 1933-04-07 28Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19651952-1965      
28Art DitmarP6-2 196 R-R 1929-04-03 32Winthrop,Massachusetts MLB1954-19621954-1962Pittsfield (Pittsfield,MA)    
16Chuck EssegianOF5-11 202 R-R 1931-08-09 29Boston,Massachusetts MLB1958-19631958-1963Fairfax (Los Angeles,CA)Stanford U.    
31Bill FischerP6-0 190 R-R 1930-10-11 30Wausau,Wisconsin MLB1956-19641956-1964Marathon (Marathon,WI)    
27Paul GielP5-11 185 R-R 1932-02-29 29Winona,Minnesota MLB1954-19611954-1961Winona (Winona,MN)Minnesota    
21Jay HankinsOF5-7 170 L-R 1935-11-07 25St. Louis,Missouri MLB1961-19631961-1963Ritenour (St. Louis,MO)Missouri
1957-   UDFA-KC1
 
38Ray HerbertP5-11 185 R-R 1929-12-15 31Detroit,Michigan MLB1950-19661950-1966      
1Dick HowserSS5-8 155 R-R 1936-05-14 25Miami,Florida MLB1961-19681961-1968Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)Florida St
1958-   UDFA-KC1
 
6Deron JohnsonOF6-2 209 R-R 1938-07-17 22San Diego,California MLB1956-19761960-1976San Diego (San Diego,CA)
1956-   UDFA-NYA
 
17Ken JohnsonP6-4 210 R-R 1933-06-16 28West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1958-19701958-1970Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)
1952-   UDFA-PHA
 
22Stan JohnsonOF5-10 180 L-L 1937-02-12 24Dallas,Texas MLB1960-19611960-1961   San Francisco
1957-   UDFA-CHA
 
36Ed KeeganP6-3 165 R-R 1939-07-08 21Camden,New Jersey MLB1959-19621959-1962Haddonfield Memorial (Haddonfield,NJ)
1957-   UDFA-PHI
 
29Bill KirkP6-0 165 L-L 1935-07-19 25Coatesville,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19611961-1961McCaskey (Lancaster,PA)
1954-   UDFA-KC1
 
4Lou Klimchock1B-OF5-11 180 L-R 1939-10-15 21Hostetler,Pennsylvania MLB1958-19701958-1970Greater Latrobe (Latrobe,PA)
1957-   UDFA-KC1
 
24Lew KrausseP6-0 167 R-R 1943-04-25 18Media,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19741961-1974Chester (Chester,PA)
1961-   UDFA-KC1
 
32Bill KunkelP6-1 187 R-R 1936-07-06 24Hoboken,New Jersey MLB1961-19631961-1963  
1955-   UDFA-BOS
 
18Don LarsenP6-4 227 R-R 1929-08-07 31Michigan City,Indiana MLB1953-19671953-1967Point Loma (San Diego,CA)    
11Jerry Lumpe2B6-2 185 L-R 1933-06-02 28Lincoln,Missouri MLB1956-19671956-1967Warsaw (Warsaw,MO)    
16Gordon MacKenzieC5-11 175 R-R 1937-07-09 23St. Petersburg,Florida MLB1961-19611961-1961St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg,FL)
1956-   UDFA-KC1
 
22Mickey McDermottP6-2 170 L-L 1928-08-29 32Poughkeepsie,New York MLB1948-19611948-1961St. Patrick's (Elizabeth,NJ)Santa Clara U.    
33Joe NuxhallP6-3 219 L-L 1928-07-30 32Hamilton,Ohio MLB1944-19661944-1966Hamilton (Hamilton,OH)    
27Dan PfisterP6-0 187 R-R 1936-12-20 24Plainfield,New Jersey MLB1961-19641961-1964  
1957-   UDFA-KC1
 
12Joe PignatanoC5-10 180 R-R 1929-08-04 31Brooklyn,New York MLB1957-19621957-1962Westinghouse (Brooklyn,NY)    
14Al PilarcikOF5-10 180 L-L 1930-07-03 30Whiting,Indiana MLB1956-19611956-1961Whiting (Whiting,IN)    
19Leo PosadaOF5-11 175 R-R 1936-04-15 25Havana,Cuba MLB1960-19621960-1962  
1954-   UDFA-MLB
 
22Bobby PrescottOF5-11 180 R-R 1931-03-27 30Colon,Panama MLB1961-19611961-1961  
1952-   UDFA-PIT
 
35Ed RakowP5-11 178 B-R 1936-05-30 25Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1960-19671960-1967  
1957-   UDFA-BRO
 
10Jim RiveraOF6-0 196 L-L 1922-07-22 38New York,New York MLB1952-19611952-1961      
26Bob ShawP6-2 195 R-R 1933-06-29 28Bronx,New York MLB1957-19671957-1967   St. Lawrence U.    
45Charlie Shoemaker2B5-10 155 L-R 1939-08-10 21Los Angeles,California MLB1961-19641961-1964Montebello (Montebello,CA)Arizona
1961-   UDFA-KC1
 
7Norm Siebern1B6-3 205 L-R 1933-07-26 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB1956-19681956-1968Wellston (Wellston,MO)    
38Gerry StaleyP6-0 195 R-R 1920-08-21 40Brush Prairie,Washington MLB1947-19611947-1961Battle Ground (Battle Ground,WA)    
3Gene StephensOF6-3 175 L-R 1933-01-20 28Gravette,Arkansas MLB1952-19641952-1964      
8Haywood SullivanC6-4 215 R-R 1930-12-15 30Donalsonville,Georgia MLB1955-19631955-1963   Florida    
3Marv Throneberry1B6-0 197 L-L 1933-09-02 27Collierville,Tennessee MLB1955-19631955-1963Collierville (Collierville,TN)    
13Bill TuttleOF6-0 190 R-R 1929-07-04 31Elwood,Illinois MLB1952-19631952-1963   Bradley U.    
4Ozzie Virgil3B-C6-1 195 R-R 1933-05-17 28Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB1956-19691956-1969      
23Jerry WalkerP6-1 195 B-R 1939-02-12 22Ada,Oklahoma MLB1957-19641957-1964Byng (Ada,OK)    
27Dave WickershamP6-3 190 R-R 1935-09-27 25Erie,Pennsylvania MLB1960-19691960-1969   Ohio U.
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
27John WyattP5-11 200 R-R 1935-04-19 26Chicago,Illinois MLB1961-19691961-1969Hutchinson Technical (Buffalo,NY)
1954-   UDFA-SLN
 
52 Players