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1961 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 61-100 .379
Rank: 10th in American League
Run Differential: 683-863 -180
Manager(s): Hank Bauer, Joe Gordon
General Manager: Parke Carroll (1961-04-26), Frank Lane (1961-08-22), Pat Friday
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 683,817 14/18
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Johnny Mize
Assistant Coach: Ed Fitz Gerald
Assistant Coach: Dario Lodigiani
Assistant Coach: Ted Wilks
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10953.673--
10161.6238.0
9567.58614.0
8676.53123.0
7883.48430.5
7686.46933.0
7090.43738.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Dick HowserSS25 611108171
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6
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3
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45379923850838.280.377.362739.082.278.2930.41203.7221719
11Jerry Lumpe2B28 56981167
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9
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3
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54104839204410.293.348.392740.098.185.3090.81189.7223627
7Norm Siebern1B27 56068166
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36
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5
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18
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9824829113064.296.384.475859.179.321.3241.1131.1266649
19Leo PosadaOF25 3443787
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10
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4
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7
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53003684414128.253.321.366687.113.218.3022.3349.1126400
8Haywood SullivanC30 3314280
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2
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6
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4010464500119.242.333.356689.115.257.2630.9855.2118379
2Wayne Causey3B24 3123786
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1
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8
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4900372800845.276.348.404752.128.247.2790.7639.0126361
6Deron JohnsonOF22 2833161
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11
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3
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8
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4201144411149.216.252.360612.145.191.2263.1435.4102303
12Joe PignatanoC31 2433159
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10
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3
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4
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2222364242720.243.347.358705.115.263.2761.1760.887292
14Bobby Del GrecoOF28 2393455
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14
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5
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2110303112514.230.317.360677.130.259.2451.0347.886276
3Gene StephensOF28 1832238
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4
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2632162720202.208.279.317596.109.202.2241.6945.858203
21Jay HankinsOF25 1732332
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03
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3
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62081710803.185.225.272497.087.145.1902.1357.747190
10Jim RiveraOF38 1412034
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8
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02
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1062241400003.241.352.340692.099.298.2560.5870.548165
3Marv Throneberry1B27 1301731
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2400193001104.238.336.408744.169.315.2661.5821.753150
1Andy Carey3B29 1232030
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1100152320203.244.336.398734.154.276.2781.5341.049142
4Lou Klimchock1B-OF21 121826
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160051300111.215.244.289533.074.116.2312.60121.035128
16Reno Bertoia3B26 1201229
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00131091500446.242.286.258544.017.100.2661.67--31137
9Hank BauerOF38 1061128
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3
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18109800211.264.319.396715.132.226.2600.8935.342118
13Bill TuttleOF31 841522
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08009900202.262.333.333666.071.179.2931.00--2895
33Joe NuxhallP32 65519
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2
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1
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2
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130061800502.292.352.446798.154.246.3783.0032.52976
23Jerry WalkerP22 64616
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2
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007003900101.250.284.281565.031.078.2913.00--1868
20Jim ArcherP29 6324
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1
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0020021900610.063.091.079170.016.048.0899.50--572
14Al PilarcikOF30 60912
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09106700213.200.269.250519.050.167.2221.17--1569
30Norm BassP22 5947
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60013400300.119.133.169302.051.068.25034.0059.01063
26Bob ShawP28 55511
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0000000600102.200.200.200400.000.000.224----1156
10Bob Boyd1B35 48711
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009021200011.229.240.271511.042.021.2342.00--1350
14Wes CovingtonOF29 4437
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6004720002.159.260.227487.068.159.1671.7544.01050
25Frank CiprianiOF20 3629
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0002002400001.250.289.250539.000.056.2812.00--938
35Ed RakowP25 2943
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00020011000311.103.129.103232.000.034.15010.00--334
38Ray HerbertP31 2813
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004001500200.107.138.143281.036.071.1305.00--431
45Charlie Shoemaker2B21 26510
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001002200001.385.429.462891.077.154.4171.00--1228
16Gordon MacKenzieC23 2413
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0001001600001.125.160.125285.000.042.1676.00--325
4Ozzie Virgil3B-C28 2113
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0000000300005.143.143.143286.000.000.167----321
18Don LarsenP31 2026
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001
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4001500100.300.333.450783.150.200.3575.0020.0922
5,18Billy BryanC22 1923
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2002700001.158.238.316554.158.263.1823.5019.0621
28Bud DaleyP28 1812
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0001002200102.111.200.111311.000.111.1251.00--221
24Lew KrausseP18 1702
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0000001800100.118.167.118285.000.059.2228.00--219
28Art DitmarP32 1202
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0001001200100.167.231.167398.000.083.2002.00--214
22Bobby PrescottOF30 1201
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0000002500001.083.214.083297.000.167.1432.50--114
32Bill KunkelP24 821
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0000001400100.125.222.125347.000.125.2504.00--110
16Chuck EssegianOF29 612
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001001200000.333.429.500929.167.333.5002.00--37
22Mickey McDermottP32 501
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001001200000.200.333.400733.200.400.3332.00--26
22Stan JohnsonOF24 3100000002100001.000.400.000400.000.667.0000.50--05
27Dave WickershamP25 312
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003000000000.667.6671.0001667.333.333.667----33
31Bill FischerP30 2000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
22Clint Courtney34 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
17Ken JohnsonP28 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
38Gerry StaleyP40 1100000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
Batting Totals2097542368313422164790631582258077025108947107.247.318.354672.107.221.2721.3360.319226139
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
20Jim Archer29 9153.2039279275205204997311601102451.298.960.482.634.831.83
30Norm Bass22 11114.684023629017016498891782745041.448.630.894.323.890.90
23Jerry Walker22 8144.823624401021681611009023965690101.538.631.235.143.000.58
26Bob Shaw28 9104.322624601015016587721358604001.499.900.783.483.601.03
33Joe Nuxhall32 585.343713109112813581761265816131.569.490.844.575.701.25
35Ed Rakow25 284.754511108112413180661449818081.449.431.013.535.831.65
32Bill Kunkel24 345.16582002648810358511132468001.5210.421.113.244.651.44
38Ray Herbert31 365.36131210008310356501030340121.5811.041.073.213.641.13
28Bud Daley28 484.921610204163844635622360001.6611.810.843.095.061.64
24Lew Krausse18 254.82128211055493330346322011.707.880.487.395.140.70
28Art Ditmar32 055.67205002154603434623191021.5410.001.003.833.170.83
38Gerry Staley40 113.602300015230321512410163001.409.601.203.004.801.60
27Dave Wickersham25 215.14170001122125121205101021.4310.710.002.144.292.00
31Bill Fischer30 103.861500010221269926121001.5211.140.862.575.142.00
18Don Larsen31 104.20810050152197211132002.1312.601.206.607.801.18
17Ken Johnson28 0411.0061001091111112740002.0011.002.007.004.000.57
27John Wyatt26 002.5750005178320461011.7110.290.005.147.711.50
36Ed Keegan21 004.5060005166530531001.839.000.007.504.500.60
22Mickey McDermott32 0013.5040001051412901033104.0021.000.0015.004.500.30
29Bill Kirk25 0012.0011000036442130002.3318.006.003.009.003.00
27Dan Pfister24 0018.0020000025442431004.5022.509.0018.0013.500.75
27Paul Giel29 0031.5010000016771310004.5027.004.5013.504.500.33
Pitching Totals611004.744301623251302314151519863746141629703587381.529.660.904.004.471.12
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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