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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:  -

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

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
37Hank AguirrePMLB6-4205BothLeft1/31/193130Azusa,CaliforniaUDFA 

26George AlusikOFMLB6-3175RightRight2/11/193526Ashley,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
8Reno Bertoia3B-2BMLB5-11185RightRight1/8/193526St. Vido Utine,ItalyUDFA 
1Steve Boros3BMLB6-0185RightRight9/3/193624Flint,MichiganUDFA 
10Dick BrownCMLB6-3190RightRight1/17/193526Shinnston,West VirginiaUDFA 
32Bob BrucePMLB6-3210RightRight5/18/193328Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
38Bill BrutonOFMLB6-0169LeftRight11/9/192535Panola,AlabamaUDFA 
14Jim BunningPMLB6-3195RightRight10/23/193129Southgate,KentuckyUDFA 
19Jerry CasalePMLB6-2200RightRight9/27/193327Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
25Norm Cash1BMLB6-0190LeftLeft11/10/193426Justiceburg,Texas1955UDFA CHA
11Harry ChitiCMLB6-3225RightRight11/16/193228Kincaid,IllinoisUDFA 
7Rocky ColavitoOFMLB6-3190RightRight8/10/193327New York,New YorkUDFA 
3Chuck Cottier2BMLB5-10175RightRight1/8/193625Delta,ColoradoUDFA 
19Jim DonohuePMLB6-4190RightRight10/31/193822St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
9Chico FernandezSSMLB6-0170RightRight3/2/193229Havana,CubaUDFA 
26Bill FischerPMLB6-0190RightRight10/11/193030Wausau,WisconsinUDFA 
18Terry FoxPMLB6-0175RightRight7/31/193525Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
21Paul FoytackPMLB5-11180RightRight11/16/193030Scranton,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
19Bill FreehanCMLB6-2205RightRight11/29/194119Detroit,Michigan1961UDFA DET
5Dick Gernert1BMLB6-3210RightRight9/28/192832Reading,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
11Fred GladdingPMLB6-0225LeftRight6/28/193625Flat Rock,Michigan1956UDFA DET
46Joe GrzendaPMLB6-2180RightLeft6/8/193724Scranton,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
5Frank HouseCMLB6-2190LeftRight2/18/193031Bessemer,AlabamaUDFA 
6Al KalineOFMLB6-2180RightRight12/19/193426Baltimore,Maryland1953UDFA DET
11Ron KlinePMLB6-3205RightRight3/9/193229Callery,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
45Howie KoplitzPMLB5-11195RightRight5/4/193823Oshkosh,WisconsinUDFA 
17Frank LaryPMLB5-11180RightRight4/10/193031Northport,AlabamaUDFA 
4Charlie MaxwellOFMLB5-11185LeftLeft4/8/192734Lawton,MichiganUDFA 
3Dick McAuliffe2B-SSMLB5-11176LeftRight11/29/193921Hartford,Connecticut1957UDFA DET
24Manny MontejoPMLB5-11150RightRight10/16/193525Caibarien,CubaUDFA 
40Bubba MortonOFMLB5-10180RightRight12/13/193129Washington,DCUDFA 
15Don MossiPMLB6-1195LeftLeft1/11/192932St. Helena,CaliforniaUDFA 
32Ron NischwitzPMLB6-3205BothLeft7/1/193723Dayton,OhioUDFA 
28Bobo Osborne1B-3BMLB6-1205LeftRight10/12/193525Chattahoochee,GeorgiaUDFA 
16Phil ReganPMLB6-3200RightRight4/6/193724Otsego,MichiganUDFA 
12Mike RoarkeCMLB6-2195RightRight11/8/193030West Warwick,Rhode IslandUDFA 
20Gerry StaleyPMLB6-0195RightRight8/21/192040Brush Prairie,WashingtonUDFA 
24George ThomasOFMLB6-3190RightRight11/29/193723Minneapolis,MinnesotaUDFA 
8Ozzie Virgil3BMLB6-1195RightRight5/17/193328Monte Cristi,Dominican RepublicUDFA 
22Vic WertzOF-1BMLB6-0186LeftRight2/9/192536York,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
2Jake Wood2BMLB6-1170RightRight6/22/193724Elizabeth,New JerseyUDFA 
20Hal WoodeshickPMLB6-3200RightLeft8/24/193228Wilkes-Barre,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Phil CavarrettaThird Base Coach 
Rick FerrellGeneral Manager 
Tom FerrickPitching Coach 
Ernie HarwellBroadcaster 
Don HeffnerFirst Base Coach 
George KellBroadcaster 
Bob ScheffingManager 


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