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1961 Pittsburgh PiratesSeason Roster
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Don Hoak played for the 1961 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknamePirates
LocationPittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Record75-79 (6th)League Rank6thMLB Rank10th
BallparkForbes Field
ManagerDanny MurtaughGeneral ManagerJoe Brown
CoachesBill Burwell (Pitching Coach), Len Levy (First Base Coach), Sam Narron (Bullpen Coach), Ron Northey (Hitting Coach), Frank Oceak (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,199,128 (Rank: 6th)
Years Available1887-2019

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 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1961 baseball season.

1961 Pittsburgh Pirates 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)
16Gene Baker3B6-1 170 R-R 1925-06-15 36Davenport,Iowa MLB1953-19611953-1961Davenport Central (Davenport,IA)St. Ambrose U.    
6Smoky BurgessC5-8 187 L-R 1927-02-26 34Caroleen,North Carolina MLB1949-19671949-1967Corleen (Corleen,NC)    
34Tom CheneyP6-0 180 R-R 1934-10-14 26Morgan,Georgia MLB1957-19661957-1966      
23Joe ChristopherOF5-10 176 R-R 1935-12-13 25Frederiksted,Virgin Islands MLB1959-19661959-1966  
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
20Gino CimoliOF6-2 200 R-R 1929-12-18 31San Francisco,California MLB1956-19651956-1965Galileo (San Francisco,CA)    
21Roberto ClementeOF5-11 175 R-R 1934-08-18 26Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19721955-1972      
35Donn ClendenonOF6-3 210 R-R 1935-07-15 25Neosho,Missouri MLB1961-19721961-1972Booker T. Washington (Atlanta,GA)Morehouse Col
1957-   UDFA-PIT
 
26Roy FaceP5-8 155 R-R 1928-02-20 33Stephentown,New York MLB1953-19691953-1969Averill Park (Sand Lake,NY)    
37Larry FossP6-2 187 R-R 1936-04-18 25Castleton,Kansas MLB1961-19621961-1962   Wichita St
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
27Earl FrancisP6-2 215 R-R 1935-07-14 25Slab Fork,West Virginia MLB1960-19651960-1965  
1954-   UDFA-PIT
 
19Bob FriendP6-0 190 R-R 1930-11-24 30Lafayette,Indiana MLB1951-19661951-1966West Lafayette (West Lafayette,IN)Purdue U.    
22Joe GibbonP6-4 210 R-L 1935-04-10 26Hickory,Mississippi MLB1960-19721960-1972Hickory (Hickory,MS)Mississippi
1957-   UDFA-PIT
 
35Fred GreenP6-4 190 R-L 1933-09-14 27Titusville,New Jersey MLB1959-19641959-1964Titusville (Titusville,NJ)
1952-   UDFA-PIT
 
24Dick GroatSS 180 R-R 1930-11-04 30Wilkinsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19671952-1967Swissvale (Swissvale,PA)Duke U.    
31Harvey HaddixP5-9 170 L-L 1925-09-18 35Medway,Ohio MLB1952-19651952-1965Westminster Catawba (Rock Hill,SC)    
12Don Hoak3B6-0 175 R-R 1928-02-05 33Roulette,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19641954-1964Roulette (Roulette,PA)    
25Al JacksonP5-10 169 L-L 1935-12-25 25Waco,Texas MLB1959-19691959-1969Moore (Waco,TX)Wiley Col
1955-   UDFA-PIT
 
29Clem LabineP6-0 180 R-R 1926-08-06 34Lincoln,Rhode Island MLB1950-19621950-1962Woonsocket (Woonsocket,RI)    
32Vern LawP6-2 195 R-R 1930-03-12 31Meridian,Idaho MLB1950-19671950-1967Meridian (Meridian,ID)    
2Don LeppertC6-2 220 R-R 1931-10-19 29Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1961-19641961-1964Washington (Indianapolis,IN)Wabash Col
1955-   UDFA-MLB
 
16Johnny Logan3B-SS5-11 175 R-R 1927-03-23 34Endicott,New York MLB1951-19631951-1963Union-Endicott (Endicott,NY)    
9Bill Mazeroski2B5-11 183 R-R 1936-09-05 24Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1956-19721956-1972Warren Consolidated (Tiltonsville,OH)    
34Al McBeanP6-0 180 R-R 1938-05-15 23Charlotte Amalie,Virgin Islands MLB1961-19701961-1970  
1958-   UDFA-PIT
 
15Roman MejiasOF6-0 175 R-R 1930-08-09 30Abreus,Cuba MLB1955-19641955-1964      
30Vinegar Bend MizellP6-3 205 R-L 1930-08-13 30Vinegar Bend,Alabama MLB1952-19621952-1962Leaksville (Leaksville,MS)    
20Walt MorynOF6-2 205 L-R 1926-04-12 35St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1954-19611954-1961      
14Rocky Nelson1B5-11 178 L-L 1924-11-18 36Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1949-19611949-1961Portsmouth (Portsmouth,OH)    
2Bob OldisC6-1 185 R-R 1928-01-05 33Preston,Iowa MLB1953-19631953-1963Iowa City (Iowa City,IA)    
11Dick Schofield3B-SS5-9 165 B-R 1935-01-07 26Springfield,Illinois MLB1953-19711953-1971Springfield (Springfield,IL)    
28Bobby ShantzP5-6 142 R-L 1925-09-26 35Pottstown,Pennsylvania MLB1949-19641949-1964Pottstown (Pottstown,PA)    
4Bob SkinnerOF6-4 190 L-R 1931-10-03 29La Jolla,California MLB1954-19661954-1966La Jolla (La Jolla,CA)San Diego Mesa Col    
5Hal SmithC6-0 195 R-R 1930-12-07 30West Frankfort,Illinois MLB1955-19641955-1964Radford (Detroit,MI)    
7Dick Stuart1B6-4 212 R-R 1932-11-07 28San Francisco,California MLB1958-19691958-1969Sequoia (Redwood City,CA)    
15Tom SturdivantP6-1 186 L-R 1930-04-28 31Gordon,Kansas MLB1955-19641955-1964Capitol City (Oklahoma City,OK)    
37Jim UmbrichtP6-4 215 R-R 1930-09-17 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1959-19631959-1963Decatur (Decatur,IL)Georgia
1957-   UDFA-MLB
 
18Bill VirdonOF6-0 175 L-R 1931-06-09 30Hazel Park,Michigan MLB1955-19681955-1968West Plains (West Plains,MO)Drury U.    
39George WittP6-3 200 R-R 1933-11-09 27Long Beach,California MLB1957-19621957-1962      
37 Players