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1961 Batting Debuts

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  • Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Craig Anderson1961-06-23SLNSFN9p22.357Box | PBP2111------------R
    1960-  0-   0-SLN
    Jim Archer1961-04-30KC1LAA9p28.340Box | PBP2---------1-2---R
    1951-  0-   0-NYA
    Gerry Arrigo1961-06-12MINBOS9p20.000Box | PBP1---------------L
    1960-  0-   0-CHA
    Cuno Barragan1961-09-01CHNSFN8c29.072Box | PBP311--11---------R
    1958-  0-   0-CHN
    Ed Brinkman1961-09-06WS2NYA9ph19.274Box | PBP1---------------R
    1961-  0-   0-WS2
    Lou Brock1961-09-10CHNPHI1cf22.084Box | PBP511-------------L
    1960-  0-   0-CHN
    Billy Bryan1961-09-12KC1DET8ph22.282Box | PBP1---------1-----L
    1960-  0-   0-KC1
    Jerry Buchek1961-06-30SLNCHN7ss19.052Box | PBP31----1----1----R
    1959-  0-   0-SLN
    Dean Chance1961-09-11LAAMIN9p20.101Box | PBP3---------2-----R
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    Frank Cipriani1961-09-08KC1MIN7rf20.146Box | PBP412-------1-----R
    1960-  0-   0-KC1
    Galen Cisco1961-06-11BOSMIN9p25.095Box | PBP------------1---R
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    Donn Clendenon1961-09-22PITPHI3lf26.069Box | PBP3--------11-----R
    1957-  0-   0-PIT
    Tony Cloninger1961-06-15MLNSFN9p20.306Box | PBP2---------------R
    1958-  0-   0-MLN
    Choo Choo Coleman1961-04-16PHISFN9ph23.234Box | PBP-----------1----L
    1955-  0-   0-WS1
    Bert Cueto1961-06-18MINCHA9p23.308Box | PBP3---------1-1---R
    1956-  0-   0-WS1
    Jack Curtis1961-04-22CHNPHI9p24.101Box | PBP211-------1-1---L
    1956-  0-   0-CHN
    Bill Dailey1961-08-17CLEBOS9p26.096Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1953-  0-   0-CLE
    Gary Dotter1961-09-10MINKC19p19.034Box | PBP1---------------L
    1960-  0-   0-SLN
    Johnny Edwards1961-06-27CINCHN8ph-c23.017Box | PBP111---1--1------L
    1959-  0-   0-CIN
    Bob Farley1961-04-15SFNPHI8ph23.151Box | PBP1---------------L
    1957-  0-   0-NY1
    Larry Foss1961-09-18PITSLN9p25.152Box | PBP32--------1-----R
    1955-  0-   0-PIT
    Bill Freehan1961-09-26DETKC18c19.301Box | PBP4-2---1---------R
    1961-  0-   0-DET
    Jim Fregosi1961-09-14LAAMIN8ss19.163Box | PBP3---------------R
    1960-  0-   0-BOS
    Fred Gladding1961-07-01DETBAL9p25.002Box | PBP1---------1-----L
    1956-  0-   0-DET
    Joe Grzenda1961-04-26DETNYA9p23.322Box | PBP1-1-------------R
    1955-  0-   0-DET
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Tom Haller1961-04-11SFNPIT6c23.292Box | PBP31-------11-----L
    1958-  0-   0-SFN
    Steve Hamilton1961-04-23CLEKC19p25.144Box | PBP111-------------L
    1958-  0-   0-CLE
    Jay Hankins1961-04-15KC1NYA9rf25.159Box | PBP1--------------1L
    1957-  0-   0-KC1
    Tim Harkness1961-09-12LANPHI7ph23.263Box | PBP---------1------L
    1956-  0-   0-PHI
    Roy Heiser1961-09-02WS2CHA7p19.072Box | PBP1---------------R
    1961-  0-   0-WS2
    Bob Hendley1961-06-23MLNCHN9p22.054Box | PBP3---------------R
    1957-  0-   0-MLN
    Ron Henry1961-04-15MINBAL9ph24.250Box | PBP1--------------1R
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    Mike Hershberger1961-09-05CHAMIN7cf21.331Box | PBP3-1---------1---R
    1959-  0-   0-CHA
    Chuck Hiller1961-04-11SFNPIT72b26.192Box | PBP4-1-------------L
    1957-  0-   0-CLE
    Chuck Hinton1961-05-14WS2BOS3lf27.011Box | PBP412----1-------1R
    1956-  0-   0-BAL
    Ed Hobaugh1961-04-19WS2CHA9p26.296Box | PBP---------1------R
    1956-  0-   0-CHA
    Joe Horlen1961-09-04CHAMIN9p24.020Box | PBP2---------------R
    1959-  0-   0-CHA
    Dick Howser1961-04-11KC1BOS2ss24.332Box | PBP5-11-----------1R
    1958-  0-   0-KC1
    Ken Hubbs1961-09-10CHNPHI22b19.261Box | PBP3221--1---------R
    1959-  0-   0-CHN
    Hal Jones1961-04-25CLEBAL9ph25.015Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1956-  0-   0-KC1
    Mack Jones1961-07-13MLNSLN1cf22.249Box | PBP5141--1---------L
    1958-  0-   0-MLN
    Al Kenders1961-08-14PHICHN8c24.131Box | PBP1--------------1R
    1956-  0-   0-PHI
    Lew Krausse1961-06-16KC1LAA9p18.052Box | PBP3-2-------1-1---R
    1961-  0-   0-KC1
    Dick LeMay1961-06-13SFNLAN9p22.289Box | PBP1---------1-----L
    1958-  0-   0-SFN
    Don Leppert1961-06-18PITSLN6c29.242Box | PBP411--11---------R
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    Dean Look1961-09-22CHABAL9ph24.060Box | PBP1---------------R
    1960-  0-   0-CHA
    Al Luplow1961-09-16CLEMIN4rf22.187Box | PBP4---------1-----L
    1959-  0-   0-CLE
    Gordon MacKenzie1961-08-13KC1CHA9ph24.035Box | PBP1---------------R
    1956-  0-   0-KC1
    Joe McClain1961-04-14WS2CLE9p27.344Box | PBP3111--1---1-----R
    1953-  0-   0-SLN
    Sam McDowell1961-09-15CLEMIN9p18.359Box | PBP2---------2-----L
    1960-  0-   0-CLE
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppLnPosAgeBoxscoreABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBGDPBaDraft Info
    Moe Morhardt1961-09-07CHNPIT81b24.234Box | PBP21-------1------L
    1959-  0-   0-CHN
    John Orsino1961-07-14SFNPIT7c23.083Box | PBP3---------------R
    1957-  0-   0-NY1
    Boog Powell1961-09-26BALNYA6ph20.040Box | PBP1---------1-----L
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    Bobby Prescott1961-06-17KC1LAA6lf30.082Box | PBP2--------1-----1R
    1952-  0-   0-PIT
    Ken Retzer1961-09-09WS2BAL7c27.132Box | PBP3-11-----11-----L
    1954-  0-   0-CLE
    Mike Roarke1961-04-19DETCLE7c30.162Box | PBP1-1-------------R
    1952-  0-   0-MLN
    Buck Rodgers1961-09-08LAACHA4ph23.023Box | PBP1---------------B
    1956-  0-   0-DET
    Rich Rollins1961-06-16MINCHA73b23.061Box | PBP4-1-------1-----R
    1960-  0-   0-WS1
    Tom Satriano1961-07-23LAAWS29ph20.329Box | PBP1---------------L
    1961-  0-   0-ANA
    Jimmie Schaffer1961-05-20SLNCHN8c25.044Box | PBP3-1-------------R
    1955-  0-   0-SLN
    Chuck Schilling1961-04-11BOSKC112b23.168Box | PBP4-2------1------R
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    Don Schwall1961-05-21BOSCHA9p25.079Box | PBP2---------2-1---R
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    Charlie Shoemaker1961-09-09KC1MIN22b22.030Box | PBP4-2------11-----L
    1961-  0-   0-KC1
    Jim Snyder1961-09-15MINCLE82b29.030Box | PBP3---------1-----R
    1952-  0-   0-SLA
    Bob Sprout1961-09-27LAAWS29p19.296Box | PBP------------1---L
    1960-  0-   0-DET
    Ron Stillwell1961-07-03WS2BOS1ss21.212Box | PBP41-------12-----R
    1961-  0-   0-WS2
    Lee Thomas1961-04-22NYABAL9ph25.076Box | PBP1-1-------------L
    1954-  0-   0-NYA
    Carl Warwick1961-04-11LANPHI5ph-lf24.043Box | PBP1-1---1---------R
    1957-  0-   0-BRO
    Ray Washburn1961-09-20SLNPHI9p23.112Box | PBP1---------1-----R
    1960-  0-   0-SLN
    Jake Wood1961-04-11DETCLE12b23.293Box | PBP411--12---------R
    1957-  0-   0-DET
    Wilbur Wood1961-06-30BOSCLE9p19.251Box | PBP1---------------R
    1960-  0-   0-BOS
    Carl Yastrzemski1961-04-11BOSKC15lf21.232Box | PBP5-1-----1-2-----L
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    Bud Zipfel1961-07-26WS2MIN31b22.250Box | PBP5111------2-----L
    1956-  0-   0-NYA
    73 record(s)

    1961 Pitching Debuts

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    Bob Allen1961-04-14CLEWS2223.173Box | PBP-------1-----1---3------L
    1956-  0-   0-CLE
    Craig Anderson1961-06-23SLNSFN322.357Box | PBP1----1-3.23----1--113------R
    1960-  0-   0-SLN
    Jim Archer1961-04-30KC1LAA128.340Box | PBP1-1----8.15---24---31------L
    1951-  0-   0-NYA
    Gerry Arrigo1961-06-12MINBOS120.000Box | PBP-11----1.1333-21--110------L
    1960-  0-   0-CHA
    Jack Baldschun1961-04-28PHISLN324.193Box | PBP-------11---11---5------R
    1960-  0-   0-CIN
    Norm Bass1961-04-23KC1CLE722.092Box | PBP-----1-0.1---------1------R
    1958-  0-   0-KC1
    Bobby Bolin1961-04-18SFNCIN322.079Box | PBP-----1-21----2---7------R
    1956-  0-   0-NY1
    Carl Bouldin1961-09-02WS2CHA321.350Box | PBP-------2211-11---9------R
    1961-  0-   0-WS2
    Alan Brice1961-09-22CHABAL323.356Box | PBP-------21---11---7------R
    1956-  0-   0-CHA
    Paul Brown1961-07-23PHICHN320.035Box | PBP-------213312----9------R
    1960-  0-   0-PHI
    Fred Bruckbauer1961-04-25MINKC1322.333Box | PBP--------333-1----4------R
    1959-  0-   0-WS1
    Dean Chance1961-09-11LAAMIN120.101Box | PBP-11----7.11033-121-132------R
    1959-  0-   0-BAL
    Galen Cisco1961-06-11BOSMIN125.095Box | PBP-11----2.155511----14------R
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    Tony Cloninger1961-06-15MLNSFN120.306Box | PBP-11----4666122---20------R
    1958-  0-   0-MLN
    Bert Cueto1961-06-18MINCHA123.308Box | PBP--1----8.1833133--136------R
    1956-  0-   0-WS1
    Jack Curtis1961-04-22CHNPHI124.101Box | PBP--1----5.2533-42--125------L
    1956-  0-   0-CHN
    Bill Dailey1961-08-17CLEBOS326.096Box | PBP-------41---13---14------R
    1953-  0-   0-CLE
    Mike Degerick1961-09-04CHAMIN318.156Box | PBP-------1.2211-1-1--7------R
    1961-  0-   0-CHA
    Jim Donohue1961-04-11DETCLE322.162Box | PBP-------23----1---9------R
    1956-  0-   0-SLN
    Gary Dotter1961-09-10MINKC1219.034Box | PBP-------4666-42---20------L
    1960-  0-   0-SLN
    Al Downing1961-07-19NYAWS2120.020Box | PBP-11----1155-32--18------L
    1961-  0-   0-NYA
    Jim Duffalo1961-04-12SFNPIT325.138Box | PBP-----110.1---------1------R
    1955-  0-   0-PIT
    Larry Foss1961-09-18PITSLN125.152Box | PBP1-1----7622165---33------R
    1955-  0-   0-PIT
    Fred Gladding1961-07-01DETBAL225.002Box | PBP-------2.1411112---11------R
    1956-  0-   0-DET
    Joe Grzenda1961-04-26DETNYA323.322Box | PBP-------1.1322------6------L
    1955-  0-   0-DET
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppSeqAgeBoxscoreWLGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkHBBFPitStrBalFouCalSwThDraft Info
    Steve Hamilton1961-04-23CLEKC1325.144Box | PBP-------2.1211-2311-12------L
    1958-  0-   0-CLE
    Roy Heiser1961-09-02WS2CHA419.072Box | PBP-------2.1322-4---115------R
    1961-  0-   0-WS2
    Russ Heman1961-04-20CLEDET328.069Box | PBP-----1-2333-31--113------R
    1952-  0-   0-CHA
    Bob Hendley1961-06-23MLNCHN122.054Box | PBP-11----7.11033-23---36------L
    1957-  0-   0-MLN
    Ed Hobaugh1961-04-19WS2CHA126.296Box | PBP--1----2.2322-512-116------R
    1956-  0-   0-CHA
    Joe Horlen1961-09-04CHAMIN224.020Box | PBP1------42---42---18------R
    1959-  0-   0-CHA
    Ken Hunt1961-04-16CINSLN222.123Box | PBP-------2---------5------R
    1958-  0-   0-CIN
    Bill Kirk1961-09-23KC1CLE126.066Box | PBP--1----3644213---17------L
    1954-  0-   0-KC1
    Howie Koplitz1961-09-08DETBOS623.127Box | PBP-----1-11---22---6------R
    1956-  0-   0-DET
    Lew Krausse1961-06-16KC1LAA118.052Box | PBP1-111--93---56---32------R
    1961-  0-   0-KC1
    Bill Kunkel1961-04-15KC1NYA324.283Box | PBP-------3311-22---14------R
    1955-  0-   0-BOS
    Jim Lehew1961-09-13BALCLE324.024Box | PBP-----1-11--------4------R
    1958-  0-   0-BAL
    Dick LeMay1961-06-13SFNLAN222.289Box | PBP-------2.2-----2---8241311223L
    1958-  0-   0-SFN
    Al McBean1961-07-02PITSFN223.048Box | PBP-------1.1311---1--7------R
    1958-  0-   0-PIT
    Joe McClain1961-04-14WS2CLE127.344Box | PBP1-11---9722--2---34------R
    1953-  0-   0-SLN
    Sam McDowell1961-09-15CLEMIN118.359Box | PBP--1----6.13---55---27------L
    1960-  0-   0-CLE
    Manny Montejo1961-07-25DETLAA225.282Box | PBP-------21----3---7------R
    1957-  0-   0-CIN
    Ron Nischwitz1961-09-04DETBAL324.065Box | PBP-----1-2-----3---6------L
    1958-  0-   0-DET
    Chi-Chi Olivo1961-06-05MLNCIN233.078Box | PBP-----1-1111121---6------R
    1955-  0-   0-MLN
    John Papa1961-04-11BALLAA220.127Box | PBP-------0.11111-1---2------R
    1958-  0-   0-BAL
    Ron Perranoski1961-04-14LANPIT425.012Box | PBP-----1-1.1311--1---6281711282L
    1958-  0-   0-CHN
    Dan Pfister1961-09-09KC1MIN224.262Box | PBP-------0.11---2----4------R
    1957-  0-   0-KC1
    Bill Pleis1961-04-16MINBAL323.254Box | PBP1------1.1---------4------L
    1956-  0-   0-WS1
    Hal Reniff1961-06-08NYAKC1322.341Box | PBP-------1.21---11---7------R
    1956-  0-   0-NYA
    Don Schwall1961-05-21BOSCHA125.079Box | PBP1-1----8611-14---30------R
    1958-  0-   0-BOS
    Player NameGame DateTeamOppSeqAgeBoxscoreWLGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkHBBFPitStrBalFouCalSwThDraft Info
    Rollie Sheldon1961-04-23NYABAL224.127Box | PBP-------22---12---9------R
    1960-  0-   0-NYA
    Bob Sprout1961-09-27LAAWS2119.296Box | PBP--1----4422-32---18------L
    1960-  0-   0-DET
    Lee Stange1961-04-15MINBAL424.169Box | PBP-----1-11---2----6------R
    1957-  0-   0-WS1
    Ray Washburn1961-09-20SLNPHI223.112Box | PBP-----1-4.1----33--116------R
    1960-  0-   0-SLN
    Wilbur Wood1961-06-30BOSCLE319.251Box | PBP-----1-4322-13---16------L
    1960-  0-   0-BOS
    John Wyatt1961-09-08KC1MIN326.142Box | PBP-----1122---12--110------R
    1954-  0-   0-SLN
    56 record(s)