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1961 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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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: Dario Lodigiani
Assistant Coach: Ed Fitz Gerald
Assistant Coach: Johnny Mize
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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
20Jim ArcherP296324
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0020021900610.063.091.079170.016.048.0899.50--572
30Norm BassP225947
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001
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60013400300.119.133.169302.051.068.25034.0059.01063
9Hank BauerOF381061128
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18109800211.264.319.396715.132.226.2600.8935.342118
16Reno Bertoia3B261201229
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00131091500446.242.286.258544.017.100.2661.67--31137
10Bob Boyd1B3548711
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009021200011.229.240.271511.042.021.2342.00--1350
5,18Billy BryanC221923
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2002700001.158.238.316554.158.263.1823.5019.0621
1Andy Carey3B291232030
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1100152320203.244.326.398724.154.276.2781.5341.049140
2Wayne Causey3B243123786
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4900372800845.276.348.404752.128.247.2790.7639.0126361
25Frank CiprianiOF203629
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0002002400001.250.289.250539.000.056.2812.00--938
22Clint Courtney341000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
14Wes CovingtonOF294437
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6004720002.159.229.227456.068.159.1671.7544.01048
28Bud DaleyP281812
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0001002200102.111.200.111311.000.111.1251.00--221
14Bobby Del GrecoOF282393455
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2110303112514.230.315.360675.130.259.2451.0347.886275
28Art DitmarP321202
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0001001200100.167.231.167398.000.083.2002.00--214
16Chuck EssegianOF29612
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001001200000.333.429.500929.167.333.5002.00--37
31Bill FischerP302000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
21Jay HankinsOF251732332
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62081710803.185.221.272493.087.145.1902.1357.747189
38Ray HerbertP312813
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004001500200.107.138.143281.036.071.1305.00--431
1Dick HowserSS25611108171
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45379923850838.280.373.362735.082.278.2930.41203.7221714
6Deron JohnsonOF222833161
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4201144411149.216.249.360609.145.191.2263.1435.4102302
17Ken JohnsonP281000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
22Stan JohnsonOF243100000002100001.000.400.000400.000.667.0000.50--05
4Lou Klimchock1B-OF21121826
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160051300111.215.244.289533.074.116.2312.60121.035128
24Lew KrausseP181702
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0000001800100.118.167.118285.000.059.2228.00--219
32Bill KunkelP24821
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0000001400100.125.222.125347.000.125.2504.00--110
18Don LarsenP312026
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4001500100.300.333.450783.150.200.3575.0020.0922
11Jerry Lumpe2B2856981167
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54104839204410.293.346.392738.098.185.3090.81189.7223625
16Gordon MacKenzieC232413
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0001001600001.125.160.125285.000.042.1676.00--325
22Mickey McDermottP32501
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001001200000.200.333.400733.200.400.3332.00--26
33Joe NuxhallP3265519
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130061800502.292.352.446798.154.246.3783.0032.52976
12Joe PignatanoC312433159
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2222364242720.243.338.358696.115.263.2761.1760.887288
14Al PilarcikOF3060912
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09106700213.200.269.250519.050.167.2221.17--1569
19Leo PosadaOF253443787
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53003684414128.253.314.366680.113.218.3022.3349.1126396
22Bobby PrescottOF301201
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0000002500001.083.214.083297.000.167.1432.50--114
35Ed RakowP252943
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00020011000311.103.129.103232.000.034.15010.00--334
10Jim RiveraOF381412034
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1062241400003.241.352.340692.099.298.2560.5870.548165
26Bob ShawP2855511
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0000000600102.200.200.200400.000.000.224----1156
45Charlie Shoemaker2B2126510
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001002200001.385.429.462891.077.154.4171.00--1228
7Norm Siebern1B2756068166
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9824829113064.296.383.475858.179.321.3241.1131.1266648
38Gerry StaleyP401100000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
3Gene StephensOF281832238
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2632162720202.208.271.317588.109.202.2241.6945.858201
8Haywood SullivanC303314280
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4010464500119.242.333.356689.115.257.2630.9855.2118379
3Marv Throneberry1B271301731
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2400193001104.238.336.408744.169.315.2661.5821.753150
13Bill TuttleOF31841522
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08009900202.262.333.333666.071.179.2931.00--2895
4Ozzie Virgil3B-C282113
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0000000300005.143.143.143286.000.000.167----321
23Jerry WalkerP2264616
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007003900101.250.284.281565.031.078.2913.00--1868
27Dave WickershamP25312
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003000000000.667.6671.0001667.333.333.667----33
Batting Totals2097542368313422164790631582258077025108947107.247.318.354672.107.221.2721.3360.319226139
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
20Jim Archer299153.2039279275205204997311601102451.298.960.482.634.831.83
18Don Larsen31104.20810050152197211132002.1312.601.206.607.801.18
22Mickey McDermott320013.5040001051412901033104.0021.000.0015.004.500.30
33Joe Nuxhall32585.343713109112813581761265816131.569.490.844.575.701.25
27Dan Pfister240018.0020000025442431004.5022.509.0018.0013.500.75
35Ed Rakow25284.754511108112413180661449818081.449.431.013.535.831.65
26Bob Shaw289104.322624601015016587721358604001.499.900.783.483.601.03
38Gerry Staley40113.602300015230321512410163001.409.601.203.004.801.60
23Jerry Walker228144.823624401021681611009023965690101.538.631.235.143.000.58
27Dave Wickersham25215.14170001122125121205101021.4310.710.002.144.292.00
32Bill Kunkel24345.16582002648810358511132468001.5210.421.113.244.651.44
24Lew Krausse18254.82128211055493330346322011.707.880.487.395.140.70
30Norm Bass2211114.684023629017016498891782745041.448.630.894.323.890.90
28Bud Daley28484.921610204163844635622360001.6611.810.843.095.061.64
28Art Ditmar32055.67205002154603434623191021.5410.001.003.833.170.83
31Bill Fischer30103.861500010221269926121001.5211.140.862.575.142.00
27Paul Giel290031.5010000016771310004.5027.004.5013.504.500.33
38Ray Herbert31365.36131210008310356501030340121.5811.041.073.213.641.13
17Ken Johnson280411.0061001091111112740002.0011.002.007.004.000.57
36Ed Keegan21004.5060005166530531001.839.000.007.504.500.60
29Bill Kirk250012.0011000036442130002.3318.006.003.009.003.00
27John Wyatt26002.5750005178320461011.7110.290.005.147.711.50
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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