Season Links:

1961 DETROIT TIGERS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  101-61   .623
Result:   2nd in American League
Manager(s):  Bob Scheffing
General Manager:   Rick Ferrell
Stadium:  Tiger Stadium
Attendance:  1,600,710
Playoffs: Season in progress

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Gerry Staley (40)
Youngest Player:  Bill Freehan (19)
Longest Tenure:  Al Kaline (9)
Top Hitter:  Norm Cash (1)
Top Pitcher:  Jim Bunning (2)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  59.73%
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
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
2Jake Wood2b1124-MLB16266396171171411693095814142248.258.320.3760249731515844.4.311
38Bill Brutonof2935-MLB160596991531551763226616630539.257.327.3840229668466855.0.264
6Al Kalineof626UDFA: 1953MLB15358611619041719821416642424516.324.393.51510003026654221348.6.323
7Rocky Colavitoof327-MLB163583129169302451401211375222814.290.402.58010003387084401499.1.263
25Norm Cash1b126UDFA: 1955MLB15953511919322841132115124859192216.361.487.662100035467236717312.7.370
9Chico Fernandezss7729-MLB13343541108154340853645044114.248.305.3220140476351443.4.271
1Steve Boros3b4324-MLB1163965110718256242684282678.270.382.3640144485312675.8.287
10Dick Brownc-26-MLB9330832821221645022257023310.266.312.4740146336244465.1.277
3Dick McAuliffe2b-ss7821UDFA: 1957MLB80285367312463323243940115.256.322.3890111315222394.7.278
12Mike Roarkec-30-MLB8622921516122200203103226.223.283.284065253188182.6.247
4Charlie Maxwellof-34-MLB7913111304251800202412011.229.333.405053153103205.3.243
17Frank Laryp-31-MLB42108132520150032710302.231.259.2780301158851.7.300
40Bubba Mortonof-29-MLB771082631512193192511021.287.342.40704412081165.3.349
14Jim Bunningp-29-MLB3810061310040023000203.130.147.14001410492-5-1.4.186
28Bobo Osborne1b-3b-25-MLB71938207021310201500101.215.354.35503311475155.2.237
15Don Mossip-32-MLB357981320180062800600.165.224.228018917220.6.240
21Paul Foytackp-30-MLB325441210120011100603.222.236.296016615121.2.262
8Reno Bertoia3b-2b8226-MLB24466101014203800200.217.265.304014513842.9.243
16Phil Reganp-24-MLB33404310010031500301.075.140.100044641-3-1.7.120
8Ozzie Virgil3b-28-MLB2030140011001500002.133.161.2330731280-0.3.125
5Frank Housec-31-MLB1722351103004200111.227.333.36408282034.5.238
11Ron Klinep-29-MLB1018231002000810300.167.211.22204221800.3.300
26George Alusikof-26-MLB1514020002001400010.143.187.1430216130-0.4.182
11Harry Chitic-28-MLB512010000001200001.083.154.083011312-1-1.8.100
18Terry Foxp-25-MLB3912120000001700100.167.231.1670214110-0.8.400
19Bill Freehanc-19UDFA: 1961MLB410140004001000000.400.455.4000411629.4.400
37Hank Aguirrep-30-MLB459000001000800310.000.000.000001313--.000
32Bob Brucep-28-MLB149111001002200101.111.273.22202121000.9.143
26Bill Fischerp-30-MLB267000000000200000.000.000.0000077--.000
3Chuck Cottier2b7425-MLB107220001001100100.286.375.286029614.0.333
24George Thomasof-23-MLB176200000000400000.000.000.0000066--.000
22Vic Wertzof-1b-36-MLB86010001000100000.167.167.16701650-0.3.200
5Dick Gernert1b-32-MLB65110011001200001.200.333.800100046515.3.000
20Hal Woodeshickp-28-MLB124100000001100000.000.200.00000540-1.3.000
45Howie Koplitzp-23-MLB44000000000100000.000.000.0000044--.000
11Fred Gladdingp-25UDFA: 1956MLB83000000000300000.000.000.0000033--.000
19Jerry Casalep-27-MLB33000000000300000.000.000.0000033--.000
32Ron Nischwitzp-23-MLB62000000000200000.000.000.0000022--.000
46Joe Grzendap-24-MLB410100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001101--1.000
19Jim Donohuep-22-MLB141000000000000001.000.000.0000012--.000
20Gerry Staleyp-40-MLB131000000000100000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (41 players)1625561841148121553180779983667386538396442125.266.347.4217682342637843478885.5.285

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
17Frank Lary331-MLB2393.24363622400275.1252117992466146601.158.240.782.164.770.45.2641.32
14Jim Bunning229-MLB17113.19383712411268.0232113952571194201.137.790.842.386.510.37.2600.77
15Don Mossi532-MLB1572.96353412111240.123797792947137121.188.881.091.765.130.34.2760.61
21Paul Foytack3730-MLB11103.9332206040169.21528174275689101.238.061.432.974.720.63.2390.73
16Phil Regan-24-MLB1075.2532166072120.01347070194146101.4610.051.433.083.450.89.2790.58
18Terry Fox4725-MLB521.4139000251257.14212961632001.016.590.942.515.020.50.2090.72
11Ron Kline-29-MLB532.72108311056.153251731727301.248.470.482.724.310.63--0.68
37Hank Aguirre5330-MLB443.254500021855.144222053832401.487.160.816.185.201.19.2450.60
26Bill Fischer5430-MLB325.012610013346.2542826101718201.5210.411.933.283.470.94.2801.66
32Bob Bruce-28-MLB124.43146002044.257282262425001.8111.491.214.845.040.96.3470.93
19Jim Donohue4822-MLB113.54140008120.12310821520201.8710.180.896.648.850.75--0.86
20Hal Woodeshick-28-MLB117.85122002018.125171631713102.2912.271.478.356.381.31.3492.67
24Manny Montejo-25-MLB003.86120002016.113772615101.167.161.103.318.270.40.2560.39
11Fred Gladding-25UDFA: 1956MLB103.3180002016.1187611111101.789.920.556.066.061.00.3330.65
20Gerry Staley4940-MLB113.38130008213.11565168101.5810.130.684.055.400.75--1.82
45Howie Koplitz-23-MLB202.2541102012.01663089102.0012.000.006.006.750.89.4000.42
19Jerry Casale-27-MLB005.2531000012.01587336201.5011.252.252.254.500.50--0.50
32Ron Nischwitz-23-MLB015.5661002011.113127288001.8510.321.596.356.351.00.3240.69
46Joe Grzenda-24-MLB107.944000005.2955220001.9414.293.183.180.00--.3181.43
Totals: (41 players)101613.551621626210100301,45914046715751804698362921.488.661.052.895.160.56.294 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Dick BrownC914603857.9900.00 
Mike RoarkeC853832255.9880.00 
Frank HouseC1436110.9740.00 
Harry ChitiC5193001.0000.00 
Bill FreehanC3144001.0000.00 
Ozzie VirgilC321001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Norm Cash1B157123112711121.9920.00 
Bobo Osborne1B11503041.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jake Wood2B1623803962583.9690.00 
Reno Bertoia2B777031.0000.00 
Chuck Cottier2B226021.0000.00 
Ozzie Virgil2B10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Steve Boros3B1161151921515.9530.00 
Dick McAuliffe3B22133953.9120.00 
Reno Bertoia3B13101722.9310.00 
Ozzie Virgil3B99612.9370.00 
Chico Fernandez3B81010001.0000.00 
Bobo Osborne3B8101212.9570.00 
Al Kaline3B111001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Chico FernandezSS1212073122359.9580.00 
Dick McAuliffeSS55791151429.9330.00 
Chuck CottierSS87111.8890.00 
Reno BertoiaSS10000.0000.00 
George ThomasSS131011.0000.00 
Ozzie VirgilSS122001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Rocky ColavitoOF1613291694.9750.00 
Bill BrutonOF155410452.9880.00 
Al KalineOF147378943.9900.00 
Bubba MortonOF3039121.9520.00 
Charlie MaxwellOF2553220.9650.00 
George ThomasOF20000.0000.00 
George AlusikOF10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Hank AguirreP45551720.8001.31 
Terry FoxP395761211.9472.84 
Jim BunningP38268212936.9431.68 
Frank LaryP36275325515.9892.85 
Don MossiP3524074018.9791.76 
Paul FoytackP32169813021.0001.12 
Phil ReganP3212078001.0001.13 
Bill FischerP264665001.0002.14 
Bob BruceP14445110.8571.22 
Jim DonohueP142002001.0000.90 
Gerry StaleyP131313001.0002.75 
Manny MontejoP12160000.0000.00 
Hal WoodeshickP12182820.8334.97 
Ron KlineP105627011.0001.44 
Fred GladdingP8161110.6671.12 
Ron NischwitzP6111110.6671.62 
Joe GrzendaP4512001.0005.19 
Howie KoplitzP41201001.0000.75 
Jerry CasaleP3122222.6673.00 


About Us  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact Us

Boxscores data is obtained free of charge from Retrosheet.org.

Please Support The Baseball Cube.