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1961 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 101-61 .623
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 841-671 + 170
Manager(s): Bob Scheffing
General Manager: Rick Ferrell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,600,710 3/18
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Don Heffner
Pitching Coach: Tom Ferrick
Third Base Coach: Phil Cavarretta
American League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1961 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    37Hank AguirreP6-4205B-L301955Not draftedMLB--
    26George AlusikOF6-3175R-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    8Reno Bertoia3B-2B5-11185R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    1Steve Boros3B6-0185R-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    10Dick BrownC6-3190R-R261957Not draftedMLB--
    32Bob BruceP6-3210R-R281959Not draftedMLB--
    38Bill BrutonOF6-0169L-R351953Not draftedMLB--
    14Jim BunningP6-3195R-R291955Not draftedMLB--
    19Jerry CasaleP6-2200R-R271958Not draftedMLB--
    25Norm Cash1B6-0190L-L261958UDFAMLB--
    11Harry ChitiC6-3225R-R281950Not draftedMLB--
    7Rocky ColavitoOF6-3190R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    3Chuck Cottier2B5-10175R-R251959Not draftedMLB--
    19Jim DonohueP6-4190R-R221961Not draftedMLB--
    9Chico FernandezSS6-0170R-R291956Not draftedMLB--
    26Bill FischerP6-0190R-R301956Not draftedMLB--
    18Terry FoxP6-0175R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    21Paul FoytackP5-11180R-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    19Bill FreehanC6-2205R-R191961UDFAMLB--
    5Dick Gernert1B6-3210R-R321952Not draftedMLB--
    11Fred GladdingP6-0225L-R251961UDFAMLB--
    46Joe GrzendaP6-2180R-L241961Not draftedMLB--
    5Frank HouseC6-2190L-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    6Al KalineOF6-2180R-R261953UDFAMLB--
    11Ron KlineP6-3205R-R291952Not draftedMLB--
    45Howie KoplitzP5-11195R-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    17Frank LaryP5-11180R-R311954Not draftedMLB--
    4Charlie MaxwellOF5-11185L-L341950Not draftedMLB--
    3Dick McAuliffe2B-SS5-11176L-R211960UDFAMLB--
    24Manny MontejoP5-11150R-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    40Bubba MortonOF5-10180R-R291961Not draftedMLB--
    15Don MossiP6-1195L-L321954Not draftedMLB--
    32Ron NischwitzP6-3205B-L231961Not draftedMLB--
    28Bobo Osborne1B-3B6-1205L-R251957Not draftedMLB--
    16Phil ReganP6-3200R-R241960Not draftedMLB--
    12Mike RoarkeC6-2195R-R301961Not draftedMLB--
    20Gerry StaleyP6-0195R-R401947Not draftedMLB--
    24George ThomasOF6-3190R-R231957Not draftedMLB--
    8Ozzie Virgil3B6-1195R-R281956Not draftedMLB--
    22Vic WertzOF-1B6-0186L-R361947Not draftedMLB--
    2Jake Wood2B6-1170R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    20Hal WoodeshickP6-3200R-L281956Not draftedMLB--

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