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1961 KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  61-100   .379
Result:   10th in American League
Manager(s):  Hank Bauer, Joe Gordon
General Manager:   Frank Lane
Stadium:  Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  683,817
Playoffs: Season in progress

Kansas City Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Gerry Staley (40)
Youngest Player:  Lew Krausse (18)
Longest Tenure:  Ray Herbert (5)
Top Hitter:  Dick Howser (8)
Top Pitcher:  Jim Archer (20)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  45.99%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees10953.673--
Detroit10161.6238.0
Baltimore9567.58614.0
Chi White Sox8676.53123.0
Cleveland7883.48430.5
Boston7686.46933.0
Minnesota7090.43838.0
LA Angels7091.43538.5
KC Athletics61100.37947.5
Washington61100.37947.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
1Dick Howser+ss825-MLB158611108171296345379923850838.280.377.3627392217194681066.1.293
11Jerry Lumpe+2b3228-MLB14856981167299354104839204410.293.348.392740223627420915.8.309
7Norm Siebern+1b-of1327-MLB15356068166365189824829113064.296.384.4758592666494081147.6.324
19Leo Posada+of4525-MLB1163443787104753003684414128.253.321.366687126400281414.0.302
8Haywood Sullivan+c-30-MLB117331428016264010464500119.242.333.356690118379262444.5.263
2Wayne Causey+ss-2b7624-MLB104312378614184900372800845.276.348.404752126361243515.7.279
6Deron Johnson+1b-3b-22UDFA: 1956MLB83283316111384201144411149.216.252.360612102303237252.9.226
12Joe Pignatano+c-31-MLB92243315910342222364242720.243.347.35870587292195364.9.276
14Bobby Del Greco+of-28-MLB74239345514152110303112514.230.317.36067786276194324.4.245
3Gene Stephens+of-28-MLB6218322386142632162720202.208.279.31759658203151173.0.224
21Jay Hankins+of-25-MLB76173233203362081710803.185.225.27249747190152101.8.190
10Jim Rivera+of-38-MLB6414120348021062241400003.241.352.34069248165112204.9.256
3Marv Throneberry+1b-27-MLB4013017312162400193001104.238.336.40874353150104184.6.266
1Andy Carey+3b-29-MLB3912320306231100152320203.244.336.3987344914298184.9.278
4Lou Klimchock+3b-2b-21-MLB57121826411160051300111.215.244.289533351289892.5.231
16Reno Bertoia+3b-2b8226-MLB391201229200131091500446.242.286.2585443113710582.0.266
9Hank Bauer+of-38-MLB43106112831318109800211.264.319.3967154211882165.2.260
13Bill Tuttle+of6131-MLB258415222208009900202.262.333.333667289566104.3.293
33Joe Nuxhall+p-32-MLB5665519212130061800502.292.352.446798297653105.0.378
23Jerry Walker+p-22-MLB45646162007003900101.250.284.28156518685052.6.291
20Jim Archer+p-29-MLB39632410020021900610.063.091.07917057266-4-1.8.089
14Al Pilarcik+of-30-MLB35609121109106700213.200.269.25051915695441.8.222
30Norm Bass+p-22-MLB41594700160013400300.119.133.169303106355-4-1.8.250
26Bob Shaw+p-28-MLB28555110000000600102.200.200.20040011564700.2.224
10Bob Boyd+1b-35-MLB26487112009021200011.229.240.27151113504131.7.234
14Wes Covington+of-29-MLB1744370016004720002.159.260.22748710503921.2.167
25Frank Cipriani+of-20-MLB1336290002002400001.250.289.2505399382822.1.281
35Ed Rakow+p-25-MLB45294300020011000311.103.129.10323233431-2-1.7.150
38Ray Herbert+p-31-MLB1328131004001500200.107.138.14328143127-1-0.5.130
45Charlie Shoemaker+2b-21-MLB7265102001002200001.385.429.46289012281758.5.417
16Gordon MacKenzie+c-23-MLB1124130001001600001.125.160.12528532522-1-1.4.167
4Ozzie Virgil+3b-28-MLB1121130000000300005.143.143.14328632123-2-2.6.167
18Don Larsen+p-31-MLB1820260014001500100.300.333.4507839221535.3.357
5,18Billy Bryan+c-22-MLB919230012002700001.158.238.3165546211711.0.182
28Bud Daley+p-28-MLB1618120001002200102.111.200.11131122119-1-1.0.125
24Lew Krausse+p-18UDFA: 1962MLB1317020000001800100.118.167.11828421916-1-1.6.222
22Bobby Prescott+of-30-MLB1012010000002500001.083.214.08329811412-1-1.8.143
28Art Ditmar+p-32-MLB2012020001001200100.167.231.1673972141100.6.200
32Bill Kunkel+p-24-MLB588210000001400100.125.222.12534711080-0.8.250
16Chuck Essegian+of-29-MLB46121001001200000.333.429.50092937419.3.500
22Mickey McDermott+p-32-MLB75011001001200000.200.333.40073326415.2.333
22Stan Johnson+of-24-MLB33100000002100001.000.400.0004000540-0.8.000
27Dave Wickersham+p-25-MLB173121003000000000.667.6671.0001667331246.1.667
31Bill Fischer+p-30-MLB152000000000100100.000.000.0000033--.000
38Gerry Staley+p-40-MLB231100000001000000.000.500.00050002106.1.000
17Ken Johnson+p-28-MLB61000000000100000.000.000.0000011--.000
22Clint Courtney+c-34-MLB11000000000000000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (47 players)161542368313422164790631582258077025108947107.247.320.3546741922616443466824.2.272

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
20Jim Archer+2029-MLB9153.2039279275205.120499731160110241.298.940.482.634.820.55.2871.40
30Norm Bass+6322-MLB11114.6940236290170.21649889178274501.448.650.904.323.901.11.2661.11
23Jerry Walker+5522-MLB8144.82362440102168.016110090239656901.538.631.235.143.001.71.2470.85
26Bob Shaw+4028-MLB9104.3126246010150.11658772135860401.489.880.783.473.590.97--1.38
33Joe Nuxhall+-32-MLB585.3437131091128.01358176126581611.569.490.844.575.700.80.2990.70
35Ed Rakow+6225-MLB284.7645111081124.21318066144981801.449.461.013.545.850.60.2981.81
32Bill Kunkel+4224-MLB345.185820026488.21035851113246801.5210.451.123.254.670.70.3081.41
38Ray Herbert+3831-MLB365.381312100083.21035650103034011.5911.081.083.233.660.88.3141.28
28Bud Daley+3428-MLB484.951610204163.284463562236001.6611.870.853.115.090.61--1.23
24Lew Krausse+-18UDFA: 1962MLB254.85128211055.249333034632201.717.920.497.445.171.44.2750.93
28Art Ditmar+-32-MLB055.67205002154.060343462319101.5410.001.003.833.171.21.2921.37
38Gerry Staley+4940-MLB113.602300015230.032151241016301.409.601.203.004.800.63--2.45
31Bill Fischer+5430-MLB103.861500010221.026992612101.5211.140.862.575.140.50--1.58
27Dave Wickersham+-25-MLB215.141700011221.02512120510101.4310.710.002.144.290.50.3521.30
18Don Larsen+-31-MLB104.2081005015.0219721113202.1312.601.206.607.800.85--0.76
17Ken Johnson+-28-MLB0410.616100109.1111111274001.9310.611.936.753.861.75--2.29
27John Wyatt+-26-MLB002.455000517.1832046101.649.820.004.917.360.67.3811.57
36Ed Keegan+-21-MLB004.506000516.0653053101.839.000.007.504.501.67.3001.00
22Mickey McDermott+-32-MLB0014.294000105.2141290103314.2422.240.0015.884.763.33.5001.50
29Bill Kirk+-25-MLB0012.001100003.0644213002.3318.006.003.009.000.33.364--
27Dan Pfister+-24-MLB0015.432000002.1544243103.8619.297.7115.4311.571.33.4290.00
27Paul Giel+-29-MLB0037.801000001.2677131005.4032.405.4016.205.403.00--0.00
Totals: (47 players)611004.74161161325129231,4151519863746906297035871.369.660.904.004.470.89.400 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Haywood SullivanC883873277.9840.00 
Joe PignatanoC833793597.9790.00 
Gordon MacKenzieC7223021.0000.00 
Billy BryanC4161001.0000.00 
Ozzie VirgilC381001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Norm Siebern1B109907761188.9890.00 
Marv Throneberry1B3024125131.9960.00 
Haywood Sullivan1B1610112212.9830.00 
Lou Klimchock1B1178424.9760.00 
Bob Boyd1B8442041.0000.00 
Deron Johnson1B3112021.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jerry Lumpe2B14740342618105.9790.00 
Wayne Causey2B9171012.9640.00 
Reno Bertoia2B61213051.0000.00 
Charlie Shoemaker2B61718031.0000.00 
Lou Klimchock2B101001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Wayne Causey3B881021931420.9550.00 
Andy Carey3B393270612.9440.00 
Reno Bertoia3B29277066.9420.00 
Deron Johnson3B19174335.9520.00 
Lou Klimchock3B63640.6920.00 
Ozzie Virgil3B42721.8180.00 
Joe Pignatano3B210001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Dick HowserSS1572994273885.9500.00 
Wayne CauseySS11142513.9750.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Leo PosadaOF102205860.9730.00 
Bobby Del GrecoOF73168832.9830.00 
Jay HankinsOF6597130.9700.00 
Deron JohnsonOF59104660.9480.00 
Gene StephensOF54114644.9680.00 
Norm SiebernOF4783311.9890.00 
Jim RiveraOF4351010.9810.00 
Hank BauerOF3544220.9580.00 
Bill TuttleOF2558030.9510.00 
Al PilarcikOF21312011.0000.00 
Wes CovingtonOF12140001.0000.00 
Frank CiprianiOF11200001.0000.00 
Marv ThroneberryOF10160001.0000.00 
Lou KlimchockOF7110001.0000.00 
Haywood SullivanOF56010.8570.00 
Stan JohnsonOF20000.0000.00 
Bobby PrescottOF20000.0000.00 
Chuck EssegianOF140001.0000.00 
Don LarsenOF130001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Bill KunkelP5888101332.8852.35 
Ed RakowP45124121913.9692.25 
Norm BassP4017051722.9171.16 
Jim ArcherP3920563622.9551.84 
Joe NuxhallP37128101331.8851.62 
Jerry WalkerP36168931041.0002.14 
Bob ShawP26150152322.9502.28 
Gerry StaleyP233018021.0002.70 
Art DitmarP20545710.9232.00 
Dave WickershamP17210510.8332.14 
Bud DaleyP166361221.9002.56 
Bill FischerP152114001.0002.14 
Ray HerbertP1383615001.0002.27 
Lew KrausseP12551410.8330.82 
Don LarsenP81514001.0003.00 
Ken JohnsonP6914001.0004.95 
Ed KeeganP6610001.0001.50 
John WyattP570210.6672.54 
Mickey McDermottP451010.5001.73 
Dan PfisterP220000.0000.00 
Paul GielP110000.0000.00 
Bill KirkP130000.0000.00 


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