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1961 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Bill Fischer played for the 1961 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record101-61 (2nd)League Rank2ndMLB Rank2nd
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerBob ScheffingGeneral ManagerRick Ferrell
CoachesPhil Cavarretta (Third Base Coach), Tom Ferrick (Pitching Coach), Don Heffner (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,600,710 (Rank: 3rd)
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 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1961 baseball season.

1961 Detroit Tigers 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)
37Hank AguirreP6-4 205 B-L 1931-01-31 30Azusa,California MLB1955-19701955-1970Keppel (Alhambra,CA)East Los Angeles Col    
26George AlusikOF6-3 175 R-R 1935-02-11 26Ashley,Pennsylvania MLB1958-20121958-1964Woodbridge (Woodbridge,NJ)
1953-   UDFA-DET
 
8Reno Bertoia3B-2B5-11 185 R-R 1935-01-08 26St. Vido Utine,Italy MLB1953-19621953-1962Assumption College School (Windsor,ON)    
1Steve Boros3B6-0 185 R-R 1936-09-03 24Flint,Michigan MLB1957-19641957-1964Northern (Detroit,MI)Michigan    
10Dick BrownC6-3 190 R-R 1935-01-17 26Shinnston,West Virginia MLB1957-19651957-1965Holy Name (Lake Worth,FL)    
32Bob BruceP6-3 210 R-R 1933-05-18 28Detroit,Michigan MLB1959-19671959-1967Highland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)Alma Col
1953-   UDFA-DET
 
38Bill BrutonOF6-0 169 L-R 1925-11-09 35Panola,Alabama MLB1953-19641953-1964A.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)    
14Jim BunningP6-3 195 R-R 1931-10-23 29Southgate,Kentucky MLB1955-19711955-1971St. Xavier (Cincinnati,OH)Xavier U.    
19Jerry CasaleP6-2 200 R-R 1933-09-27 27Brooklyn,New York MLB1958-19621958-1962Manual Training (Brooklyn,NY)
1952-   UDFA-BOS
 
25Norm Cash1B6-0 190 L-L 1934-11-10 26Justiceburg,Texas MLB1955-19741958-1974Post (Post,TX)Sul Ross St    
11Harry ChitiC6-3 225 R-R 1932-11-16 28Kincaid,Illinois MLB1950-19771950-1962Northwestern (Detroit,MI)    
7Rocky ColavitoOF6-3 190 R-R 1933-08-10 27New York,New York MLB1955-19681955-1968Roosevelt (Bronx,NY)    
3Chuck CottierSS5-10 175 R-R 1936-01-08 25Delta,Colorado MLB1959-19691959-1969Grand Junction (Grand Junction,CO)
1954-   UDFA-BAL
 
19Jim DonohueP6-4 190 R-R 1938-10-31 22St. Louis,Missouri MLB1961-19621961-1962  
1956-   UDFA-SLN
 
9Chico FernandezSS6-0 170 R-R 1932-03-02 29Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19631956-1963      
26Bill FischerP6-0 190 R-R 1930-10-11 30Wausau,Wisconsin MLB1956-19641956-1964Marathon (Marathon,WI)    
18Terry FoxP6-0 175 R-R 1935-07-31 25Chicago,Illinois MLB1960-19661960-1966  
1956-   UDFA-MLB
 
21Paul FoytackP5-11 180 R-R 1930-11-16 30Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19641953-1964Technical (Scranton,PA)    
19Bill FreehanC6-2 205 R-R 1941-11-29 19Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19761961-1976Bishop Barry (St. Petersburg,FL)Michigan
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
5Dick Gernert1B6-3 210 R-R 1928-09-28 32Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19621952-1962Reading (Reading,PA)Temple U.    
11Fred GladdingP6-0 225 L-R 1936-06-28 25Flat Rock,Michigan MLB1956-19731961-1973Flat Rock (Flat Rock,MI)
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
46Joe GrzendaP6-2 180 R-L 1937-06-08 24Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19721961-1972Moosic (Moosic,PA)
1955-   UDFA-DET
 
5Frank HouseC6-2 190 L-R 1930-02-18 31Bessemer,Alabama MLB1950-19611950-1961Hueytown (Hueytown,AL)    
6Al KalineOF6-2 180 R-R 1934-12-19 26Baltimore,Maryland MLB1953-19741953-1974Southern (Baltimore,MD)    
11Ron KlineP6-3 205 R-R 1932-03-09 29Callery,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19701952-1970Evans City (Evans City,PA)    
45Howie KoplitzP5-11 195 R-R 1938-05-04 23Oshkosh,Wisconsin MLB1961-19661961-1966Oshkosh Christian (Oshkosh,WI)
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
17Frank LaryP5-11 180 R-R 1930-04-10 31Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19651954-1965Tuscaloosa County (Northport,AL)Alabama    
4Charlie MaxwellOF5-11 185 L-L 1927-04-08 34Lawton,Michigan MLB1950-19641950-1964Lawton (Lawton,MI)Western Michigan U.    
3Dick McAuliffeSS5-11 176 L-R 1939-11-29 21Hartford,Connecticut MLB1957-19751960-1975Farmington (Farmington,CT)
1957-   UDFA-DET
 
24Manny MontejoP5-11 150 R-R 1935-10-16 25Caibarien,Cuba MLB1961-19611961-1961  
1957-   UDFA-CIN
 
40Bubba MortonOF5-10 180 R-R 1931-12-13 29Washington,District of Columbia MLB1961-19691961-1969   Howard U.
1955-   UDFA-DET
 
15Don MossiP6-1 195 L-L 1929-01-11 32St. Helena,California MLB1954-19651954-1965Jefferson (Daly City,CA)    
32Ron NischwitzP6-3 205 B-L 1937-07-01 23Dayton,Ohio MLB1961-19651961-1965Fairview (Sherwood,OH)Ohio St
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
28Bobo Osborne1B-3B6-1 205 L-R 1935-10-12 25Chattahoochee,Georgia MLB1957-19631957-1963West Fulton (Atlanta,GA)    
16Phil ReganP6-3 200 R-R 1937-04-06 24Otsego,Michigan MLB1960-19721960-1972Wayland (Wayland,MI)Western Michigan U.
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
12Mike RoarkeC6-2 195 R-R 1930-11-08 30West Warwick,Rhode Island MLB1961-19641961-1964West Warwick (West Warwick,RI)Boston Col
1952-   UDFA-MLB
 
20Gerry StaleyP6-0 195 R-R 1920-08-21 40Brush Prairie,Washington MLB1947-19611947-1961Battle Ground (Battle Ground,WA)    
24George ThomasOF6-3 190 R-R 1937-11-29 23Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1957-19711957-1971Bloomington (Bloomington,MN)Minnesota    
8Ozzie Virgil3B6-1 195 R-R 1933-05-17 28Monte Cristi,Dom Rep MLB1956-19691956-1969      
22Vic WertzOF-1B6-0 186 L-R 1925-02-09 36York,Pennsylvania MLB1947-19631947-1963Reading (Reading,PA)    
2Jake Wood2B6-1 170 R-R 1937-06-22 24Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB1961-19671961-1967   Delaware St
1957-   UDFA-DET
 
20Hal WoodeshickP6-3 200 R-L 1932-08-24 28Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19671956-1967Monaca (Monaca,PA)    
42 Players