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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:  -

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

TEAM INFORMATION
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-04-11@ BOS1W  5-21-0410,277Ray HerbertBill MonbouquetteRay HerbertBill MonbouquetteBud Daley523
1961-04-15@ NYA2L  3-51-1511,802Bud DaleyBob TurleyBob TurleyBud DaleyBill Stafford871
1961-04-17@ NYA3L  0-31-271,947Jerry WalkerWhitey FordWhitey FordJerry Walker 810-2
1961-04-21vs CLE4L  3-51-3825,727 Ray HerbertMudcat GrantBob AllenKen Johnson 1115-4
1961-04-22vs CLE5W  5-22-379,500 Bud DaleyJohnny AntonelliBud DaleyJohnny AntonelliEd Keegan1617-1
1961-04-23vs CLE6L  8-102-4812,120 Jerry WalkerBobby LockeWynn HawkinsKen JohnsonRuss Heman2427-3
1961-04-24vs MIN7L  6-102-596,541 Don LarsenJim KaatRay MooreBud Daley 3037-7
1961-04-25vs MIN8W  20-23-584,664 Norm BassTed SadowskiNorm BassTed Sadowski 503911
1961-04-27vs CHA9L  1-93-686,443 Bud DaleyEarly WynnEarly WynnBud Daley 51483
1961-04-28vs CHA10L  2-43-796,675 Ray HerbertCal McLishCal McLishRay HerbertFrank Baumann53521
1961-04-29vs CHA11W  13-94-787,768 Jerry WalkerBilly PierceDave WickershamGerry Staley 66615
1961-04-30@ LAA12L  4-65-880Joe NuxhallRon MoellerTex ClevengerKen JohnsonTom Morgan70673
1961-04-30@ LAA13W  3-25-8816,297Jim ArcherJerry CasaleJim ArcherJerry CasaleDave Wickersham73694
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-05-02vs BOS14W  7-46-885,688 Bud DaleyIke DelockBud DaleyIke Delock 80737
1961-05-03vs BOS15W  9-87-864,050 Ray HerbertBilly MuffettDon LarsenMike Fornieles 89818
1961-05-06vs BAL16L  0-67-967,650 Ken JohnsonSteve BarberSteve BarberKen Johnson 89872
1961-05-07vs BAL17W  5-48-9610,123 Jerry WalkerJack FisherBud DaleyHoyt Wilhelm 94913
1961-05-09vs NYA18W  5-49-9413,623 Ray HerbertWhitey FordRay HerbertLuis ArroyoJim Archer99954
1961-05-10vs NYA19L  4-99-10615,986 Bud DaleyRalph TerryTex ClevengerBud Daley 103104-1
1961-05-12@ CHA20L  1-29-11615,735Norm BassEarly WynnEarly WynnNorm Bass 104106-2
1961-05-13@ CHA21L  1-109-1266,836Jerry WalkerBilly PierceBilly PierceJerry WalkerFrank Baumann105116-11
1961-05-14@ CHA22L  1-610-1360Ray HerbertBob ShawBob ShawRay Herbert 106122-16
1961-05-14@ CHA23W  5-310-13615,540Joe NuxhallHerb ScoreJoe NuxhallHerb ScoreJim Archer111125-14
1961-05-15vs LAA24W  5-311-1365,646 Bud DaleyRon MoellerBud DaleyTed Bowsfield 116128-12
1961-05-16vs LAA25W  6-412-1366,419 Norm BassEli GrbaNorm BassEli GrbaJim Archer122132-10
1961-05-18@ MIN26W  4-313-1358,878Ray HerbertJim KaatRay HerbertJim Kaat 126135-9
1961-05-19@ MIN27L  1-1113-14611,768Ed RakowJack KralickJack KralickEd Rakow 127146-19
1961-05-20@ MIN28L  0-213-15612,306Joe NuxhallCamilo PascualCamilo PascualJoe Nuxhall 127148-21
1961-05-21vs DET29L  3-513-1677,000 Bud DaleyFrank LaryFrank LaryBud Daley 130153-23
1961-05-22vs DET30L  2-1013-1774,014 Norm BassPhil ReganPhil ReganNorm Bass 132163-31
1961-05-23vs WS231L  3-713-1885,842 Ray HerbertEd HobaughEd HobaughRay HerbertMarty Kutyna135170-35
1961-05-24vs WS232W  6-514-1875,829 Jim ArcherTom SturdivantBill KunkelJohn Gabler 141175-34
1961-05-25vs WS233W  4-315-1864,396 Joe NuxhallDick DonovanJoe NuxhallDick Donovan 145178-33
1961-05-27@ CLE34W  7-516-1871,808Bud DaleyWynn HawkinsJerry WalkerFrank Funk 152183-31
1961-05-28@ CLE35L  1-917-1960Ray HerbertGary BellGary BellRay Herbert 153192-39
1961-05-28@ CLE36W  8-417-19610,022Norm BassJim PerryNorm BassJim Perry 161196-35
1961-05-30@ DET37L  3-518-2060Jim ArcherDon MossiBill FischerBill Kunkel 164201-37
1961-05-30@ DET38W  9-318-20651,791Jerry WalkerPaul FoytackJerry WalkerPaul FoytackBill Kunkel173204-31
1961-05-31@ DET39W  6-419-2067,397Joe NuxhallFrank LaryJoe NuxhallFrank LaryBill Kunkel179208-29
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-06-01@ DET40L  4-419-2163,970Ray HerbertPhil Regan 183212-29
1961-06-02@ WS241L  4-1219-22613,183Bud DaleyDick DonovanDick DonovanBud Daley 187224-37
1961-06-03@ WS242W  8-020-2264,659Norm BassHal WoodeshickNorm BassHal Woodeshick 195224-29
1961-06-04@ WS243W  8-521-2268,209Jim ArcherEd HobaughJim ArcherEd Hobaugh 203229-26
1961-06-05@ BOS44L  2-622-2350Ray HerbertMike FornielesMike FornielesRay Herbert 205235-30
1961-06-05@ BOS45W  10-622-2354,356Joe NuxhallTom BrewerJoe NuxhallDave HillmanBill Kunkel215241-26
1961-06-06@ BOS46L  3-522-2458,713Jerry WalkerBill MonbouquetteBill MonbouquetteJim ArcherTracy Stallard218246-28
1961-06-07@ BOS47L  2-622-2553,100Bud DaleyDon SchwallDon SchwallBud Daley 220252-32
1961-06-08@ NYA48L  1-623-2660Norm BassBill StaffordBill StaffordNorm Bass 221258-37
1961-06-08@ NYA49W  9-623-26613,157Jim ArcherDanny McDevittJim ArcherDanny McDevitt 230264-34
1961-06-09@ NYA50L  6-823-27722,418Ray HerbertJim CoatesLuis ArroyoRay Herbert 236272-36
1961-06-10@ NYA51L  3-523-28717,272Joe NuxhallWhitey FordWhitey FordJoe Nuxhall 239277-38
1961-06-11@ CLE52L  3-723-3070Jerry WalkerJohnny AntonelliDick StigmanJerry Walker 242284-42
1961-06-11@ CLE53L  3-423-30714,008Ed RakowMudcat GrantBarry LatmanBud Daley 245288-43
1961-06-12@ CLE54W  7-524-3075,152Bob ShawWynn HawkinsJim ArcherFrank FunkJerry Walker252293-41
1961-06-13@ MIN55L  6-824-31711,375Norm BassJim KaatRay MooreNorm BassPedro Ramos258301-43
1961-06-14@ MIN56W  9-225-31712,697Jim ArcherCamilo PascualJerry WalkerCamilo Pascual 267303-36
1961-06-15@ MIN57L  3-425-32812,476Joe NuxhallJack KralickJack KralickGerry Staley 270307-37
1961-06-16vs LAA58W  4-026-32725,869 Lew KrausseKen McBrideLew KrausseKen McBride 274307-33
1961-06-17vs LAA59L  0-326-3388,936 Bob ShawTed BowsfieldTed BowsfieldBob ShawArt Fowler274310-36
1961-06-18vs LAA60L  3-526-34812,480 Norm BassRyne DurenArt FowlerNorm Bass 277315-38
1961-06-19vs NYA61W  4-327-34816,715 Jim ArcherRollie SheldonJim ArcherLuis Arroyo 281318-37
1961-06-20vs NYA62L  2-627-35819,928 Joe NuxhallBill StaffordBill StaffordJoe NuxhallJim Coates283324-41
1961-06-21vs NYA63L  3-527-36819,416 Bob ShawBud DaleyBud DaleyBob ShawLuis Arroyo286329-43
1961-06-22vs NYA64L  3-827-37817,254 Norm BassWhitey FordWhitey FordNorm BassLuis Arroyo289337-48
1961-06-23vs BOS65L  4-527-38826,304 Lew KrausseGene ConleyGene ConleyLew KrausseChet Nichols293342-49
1961-06-24vs BOS66W  9-328-3886,513 Jim ArcherIke DelockJim ArcherIke Delock 302345-43
1961-06-25vs BOS67L  4-729-3980 Joe NuxhallDon SchwallDon SchwallJoe NuxhallMike Fornieles306352-46
1961-06-25vs BOS68W  3-229-39813,582 Bob ShawBilly MuffettBob ShawBilly MuffettJerry Walker309354-45
1961-06-27vs BAL69L  3-529-4180 Norm BassMilt PappasMilt PappasEd RakowHoyt Wilhelm312359-47
1961-06-27vs BAL70L  2-729-41810,448 Art DitmarChuck EstradaChuck EstradaArt DitmarBilly Hoeft314366-52
1961-06-28vs BAL71L  4-529-4286,000 Jim ArcherSteve BarberWes StockJim Archer 318371-53
1961-06-29vs BAL72L  2-629-43810,415 Lew KrausseDick HallDick HallLew Krausse 320377-57
1961-06-30vs MIN73L  2-829-4487,055 Joe NuxhallJack KralickJack KralickJoe Nuxhall 322385-63
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-07-01vs MIN74L  3-929-4594,921 Bob ShawJim KaatJim KaatBob Shaw 325394-69
1961-07-02vs MIN75W  8-730-4586,851 Jerry WalkerPedro RamosEd RakowChuck Stobbs 333401-68
1961-07-03@ LAA76L  3-530-4695,877Jim ArcherRyne DurenRon KlineJim Archer 336406-70
1961-07-04@ LAA77L  5-1230-4890Lew KrausseTed BowsfieldTed BowsfieldLew KrausseArt Fowler341418-77
1961-07-04@ LAA78L  5-730-48912,871Joe NuxhallKen McBrideTom MorganEd RakowArt Fowler346425-79
1961-07-05vs CHA79W  8-331-4898,059 Bob ShawJuan PizarroBob ShawJuan Pizarro 354428-74
1961-07-06vs CHA80L  3-431-4994,247 Jerry WalkerEarly WynnEarly WynnJerry WalkerTurk Lown357432-75
1961-07-07@ BAL81L  2-631-5190Ed RakowChuck EstradaChuck EstradaEd Rakow 359438-79
1961-07-07@ BAL82L  0-531-51920,152Jim ArcherHal BrownHal BrownJim Archer 359443-84
1961-07-08@ BAL83L  2-731-52914,046Lew KrausseMilt PappasMilt PappasLew Krausse 361450-89
1961-07-09@ BAL84L  0-831-5397,849Bob ShawSteve BarberSteve BarberBob Shaw 361458-97
1961-07-14@ WS285W  8-333-5390Ed RakowJoe McClainEd RakowJoe McClain 369461-92
1961-07-14@ WS286W  9-733-5398,290Bob ShawBennie DanielsBill KunkelDave SislerGerry Staley378468-90
1961-07-15@ WS287L  1-733-5493,351Lew KrausseDick DonovanDick DonovanLew Krausse 379475-96
1961-07-16@ DET88L  1-1133-5690Jim ArcherDon MossiDon MossiJim Archer 380486-106
1961-07-16@ DET89L  3-833-56921,468Jerry WalkerPhil ReganPhil ReganJerry Walker 383494-111
1961-07-17@ DET90L  4-733-57912,736Joe NuxhallPaul FoytackPaul FoytackJoe NuxhallTerry Fox387501-114
1961-07-18@ CHA91L  3-433-58913,977Ed RakowJuan PizarroJuan PizarroJerry Walker 390505-115
1961-07-19@ CHA92L  5-633-59913,470Bob ShawRay HerbertFrank BaumannBob Shaw 395511-116
1961-07-21vs DET93W  3-234-59916,548 Jim ArcherPhil ReganJim ArcherPhil Regan 398513-115
1961-07-23vs DET94L  4-634-6190 Bob ShawPaul FoytackPaul FoytackJoe NuxhallDon Mossi402519-117
1961-07-23vs DET95L  14-1734-61917,852 Ed RakowFrank LaryBill FischerArt DitmarPhil Regan416536-120
1961-07-25vs CLE96W  3-235-6196,568 Jerry WalkerJim PerryJerry WalkerJim PerryGerry Staley419538-119
1961-07-26vs CLE97L  5-1235-6297,690 Jim ArcherGary BellGary BellNorm Bass 424550-126
1961-07-27vs CLE98W  2-136-6294,062 Art DitmarMudcat GrantGerry StaleyMudcat Grant 426551-125
1961-07-28vs WS299L  6-1036-6397,167 Ed RakowMarty KutynaMarty KutynaJoe NuxhallDave Sisler432561-129
1961-07-29vs WS2100W  2-137-6394,368 Bob ShawJohn GablerBob ShawJohn Gabler 434562-128
1961-07-30vs WS2101L  0-437-6496,284 Jerry WalkerBennie DanielsBennie DanielsJerry Walker 434566-132
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-08-02@ NYA102L  5-637-6690Jim ArcherWhitey FordLuis ArroyoJim Archer 439572-133
1961-08-02@ NYA103L  5-1237-66923,616Art DitmarRalph TerryRalph TerryArt DitmarHal Reniff444584-140
1961-08-03@ NYA104W  6-138-66912,584Bob ShawBud DaleyBob ShawBud Daley 450585-135
1961-08-04@ BOS105W  5-039-6698,856Norm BassBill MonbouquetteNorm BassBill Monbouquette 455585-130
1961-08-05@ BOS106L  4-1039-6796,716Jerry WalkerGene ConleyGene ConleyJerry Walker 459595-136
1961-08-06@ BOS107L  2-440-6890Ed RakowGalen CiscoChet NicholsEd Rakow 461599-138
1961-08-06@ BOS108W  1-040-68915,008Jim ArcherTracy StallardJim ArcherTracy Stallard 462599-137
1961-08-07@ BAL109L  4-540-6997,106Art DitmarChuck EstradaChuck EstradaArt DitmarBilly Hoeft466604-138
1961-08-08@ BAL110L  0-741-7090Bob ShawSteve BarberSteve BarberBob Shaw 466611-145
1961-08-08@ BAL111W  6-541-70914,102Norm BassHal BrownNorm BassHoyt WilhelmBill Fischer472616-144
1961-08-09@ BAL112W  2-142-7097,419Jerry WalkerJack FisherJerry WalkerJack Fisher 474617-143
1961-08-10@ BAL113L  0-842-7196,027Bill KunkelMilt PappasMilt PappasBill Kunkel 474625-151
1961-08-11@ CHA114L  0-142-72920,941Jim ArcherBilly PierceBilly PierceJim Archer 474626-152
1961-08-12@ CHA115L  1-242-7397,658Bob ShawRay HerbertRay HerbertBob Shaw 475628-153
1961-08-13@ CHA116L  3-942-74912,679Norm BassFrank BaumannFrank BaumannNorm Bass 478637-159
1961-08-14@ MIN117L  2-642-75913,305Jerry WalkerJim KaatJim KaatJerry Walker 480643-163
1961-08-15@ MIN118L  4-942-76917,614Jim ArcherJack KralickJack KralickJim Archer 484652-168
1961-08-16@ MIN119W  12-743-76918,894Norm BassPedro RamosNorm BassPedro RamosBill Fischer496659-163
1961-08-18vs CHA120W  3-144-7699,581 Bob ShawRay HerbertBob ShawRay HerbertEd Rakow499660-161
1961-08-19vs CHA121L  3-544-7796,151 Jerry WalkerCal McLishCal McLishJerry WalkerTurk Lown502665-163
1961-08-20vs CHA122L  3-544-7990 Jim ArcherBilly PierceRuss KemmererJim ArcherWarren Hacker505670-165
1961-08-20vs CHA123L  0-744-79910,741 Art DitmarJuan PizarroJuan PizarroArt Ditmar 505677-172
1961-08-22vs BAL124W  3-245-7994,978 Norm BassMilt PappasBill FischerMilt Pappas 508679-171
1961-08-23vs BAL125L  5-745-8095,429 Bob ShawHal BrownBilly HoeftBill Kunkel 513686-173
1961-08-24vs BAL126W  5-346-8097,695 Ed RakowSteve BarberBill KunkelDick Hall 518689-171
1961-08-25vs NYA127L  0-346-81930,830 Jim ArcherRalph TerryRalph TerryJim Archer 518692-174
1961-08-26vs NYA128L  1-546-82932,149 Jerry WalkerBill StaffordBill StaffordJerry Walker 519697-178
1961-08-27vs NYA129L  7-846-83934,065 Bob ShawWhitey FordWhitey FordBob ShawLuis Arroyo526705-179
1961-08-28vs BOS130L  3-446-8495,219 Norm BassBill MonbouquetteBill MonbouquetteNorm BassMike Fornieles529709-180
1961-08-29vs BOS131L  4-846-8595,083 Ed RakowIke DelockChet NicholsEd RakowMike Fornieles533717-184
1961-08-30vs BOS132L  3-946-8695,052 Jim ArcherGene ConleyGene ConleyJim ArcherMike Fornieles536726-190
1961-08-31@ LAA133W  17-348-8690Jerry WalkerKen McBrideJerry WalkerKen McBride 553729-176
1961-08-31@ LAA134W  6-548-8694,365Bob ShawTed BowsfieldBob ShawArt FowlerBill Kunkel559734-175
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-09-01@ LAA135L  4-648-8791,646Norm BassEli GrbaTom MorganNorm Bass 563740-177
1961-09-02@ LAA136L  3-648-8893,501Ed RakowKen McBrideKen McBrideEd Rakow 566746-180
1961-09-04vs LAA137L  3-449-8990 Jim ArcherJack SpringJack SpringJim ArcherTom Morgan569750-181
1961-09-04vs LAA138W  13-749-8996,912 Bob ShawTed BowsfieldJoe NuxhallArt FowlerArt Ditmar582757-175
1961-09-05vs LAA139W  7-351-8990 Jerry WalkerRyne DurenJerry WalkerRyne Duren 589760-171
1961-09-05vs LAA140W  13-1251-8994,692 Lew KrausseEli GrbaBob ShawKen McBride 602772-170
1961-09-08vs MIN141W  6-452-8985,594 Jim ArcherJim KaatDave WickershamJim KaatJohn Wyatt608776-168
1961-09-09vs MIN142L  4-552-9084,107 Bob ShawAl SchrollBill PleisEd Rakow 612781-169
1961-09-10vs MIN143W  13-153-9180 Norm BassJack KralickNorm BassJack KralickDave Wickersham625782-157
1961-09-10vs MIN144L  0-753-9187,706 Bill KunkelPedro RamosPedro RamosBill Kunkel 625789-164
1961-09-12@ DET145L  1-353-92810,984Jerry WalkerFrank LaryFrank LaryJerry Walker 626792-166
1961-09-13@ DET146L  0-853-9392,785Jim ArcherJim BunningJim BunningJim Archer 626800-174
1961-09-14@ DET147W  5-254-9382,269Bob ShawPaul FoytackBob ShawPaul Foytack 631802-171
1961-09-15@ WS2148L  1-354-9492,791Norm BassBennie DanielsBennie DanielsNorm Bass 632805-173
1961-09-16@ WS2149L  0-354-9592,001Jerry WalkerPete BurnsidePete BurnsideJerry Walker 632808-176
1961-09-17@ WS2150W  3-255-9594,045Lew KrausseHector MaestriLew KrausseHector Maestri 635810-175
1961-09-19@ CLE151W  6-056-9690Jim ArcherDick StigmanJim ArcherDick Stigman 641810-169
1961-09-19@ CLE152L  2-656-9692,976Bob ShawGary BellGary BellBob Shaw 643816-173
1961-09-20@ CLE153W  4-257-9682,632Norm BassBarry LatmanNorm BassBob Allen 647818-171
1961-09-22vs CLE154W  4-358-9683,383 Jerry WalkerJim PerryJerry WalkerJim PerryJim Archer651821-170
1961-09-23vs CLE155L  5-958-9781,612 Bill KirkMudcat GrantBill DaileyDave Wickersham 656830-174
1961-09-25vs DET156L  4-659-9880 Jim ArcherDon MossiHank AguirreJim ArcherGerry Staley660836-176
1961-09-25vs DET157W  6-359-9883,365 Bob ShawRon KlineBob ShawRon Kline 666839-173
1961-09-26vs DET158W  8-560-9883,262 Norm BassRon NischwitzNorm BassRon NischwitzJoe Nuxhall674844-170
1961-09-27vs DET159L  2-1060-9982,722 Jerry WalkerFrank LaryFrank LaryJerry WalkerTerry Fox676854-178
1961-09-29vs WS2160L  0-260-10094,393 Jim ArcherPete BurnsidePete BurnsideJim Archer 676856-180
1961-09-30vs WS2161L  4-560-10191,231 Bob ShawBennie DanielsBennie DanielsBob Shaw 680861-181
DateOpponentGame#ResultRecordRankAttKC1 PitcherOpp PitcherWin PitcherLose PitcherSv PitcherRFRADiff
1961-10-01vs WS2162W  3-261-10193,194 Norm BassClaude OsteenNorm BassClaude OsteenJim Archer683863-180


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