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MLB Debuts1961 Season
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Rich Rollins made his MLB debut in 1961
Listing of all players who made their Major League debut during the 1961 season. The list is organized by hitters and pitchers and includes basic biographical information and statistics.

Batting Debuts -- Pitching Debuts

1961 Batting Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSO
Dan Ardell1B1961-09-14box - pbp20.1106-2 190 L-L 1941-05-27 Seattle,Washington
1961-   UDFA-ANA
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Cuno BarraganC1961-09-01box - pbp29.0735-11 180 R-R 1932-06-20 Sacramento,California
1958-   UDFA-CHN
311--11----
Ernie BowmanSS-2B1961-04-12box - pbp25.2595-10 160 R-R 1935-07-28 Johnson City,Tennessee
1956-   UDFA-NY1
-1---------
Ed BrinkmanSS1961-09-06box - pbp19.2746-0 170 R-R 1941-12-06 Cincinnati,Ohio
1961-   UDFA-WS2
1----------
Lou BrockOF1961-09-10box - pbp22.0845-11 170 L-L 1939-06-18 El Dorado,Arkansas
1960-   UDFA-CHN
511--------
Billy BryanC1961-09-12box - pbp22.2826-4 200 L-R 1938-12-04 Morgan,Georgia
1960-   UDFA-KC1
1---------1
Jerry Buchek2B-3B1961-06-30box - pbp19.0525-11 185 R-R 1942-05-09 St. Louis,Missouri
1959-   UDFA-SLN
31----1----
Frank CiprianiOF1961-09-08box - pbp20.1476-0 180 R-R 1941-04-14 Buffalo,New York
1960-   UDFA-KC1
412-------1
Doug ClemensOF1961-09-18box - pbp22.1016-0 180 L-R 1939-06-09 Leesport,Pennsylvania
1960-   UDFA-SLN
1--------2-
Donn Clendenon1B1961-09-22box - pbp26.0696-3 210 R-R 1935-07-15 Neosho,Missouri
1957-   UDFA-PIT
3--------11
Choo Choo ColemanC1961-04-16box - pbp23.2345-9 165 L-R 1937-08-25 Orlando,Florida
1955-   UDFA-WS1
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Johnny EdwardsC1961-06-27box - pbp23.0176-4 220 L-R 1938-06-10 Columbus,Ohio
1959-   UDFA-CIN
111---1--1-
Bob Farley1B-OF1961-04-15box - pbp23.1516-2 200 L-L 1937-11-15 Watsontown,Pennsylvania
1957-   UDFA-NY1
1----------
Bill FreehanC1961-09-26box - pbp19.3016-2 205 R-R 1941-11-29 Detroit,Michigan
1961-   UDFA-DET
4-2---1----
Jim FregosiSS1961-09-14box - pbp19.1636-1 190 R-R 1942-04-04 San Francisco,California
1960-   UDFA-BOS
3----------
Tom HallerC1961-04-11box - pbp23.2926-4 195 L-R 1937-06-23 Lockport,Illinois
1958-   UDFA-SFN
31-------11
Jay HankinsOF1961-04-15box - pbp25.1605-7 170 L-R 1935-11-07 St. Louis,Missouri
1957-   UDFA-KC1
1----------
Tim Harkness1B1961-09-12box - pbp23.2636-2 182 L-L 1937-12-23 Lachine,Quebec
1956-   UDFA-PHI
---------1-
Ron HenryC1961-04-15box - pbp24.2516-1 180 R-R 1936-08-07 Chester,Pennsylvania
1955-   UDFA-MLB
1----------
Mike HershbergerOF1961-09-05box - pbp21.3325-10 175 R-R 1939-10-09 Massillon,Ohio
1959-   UDFA-CHA
3-1--------
Chuck Hiller2B1961-04-11box - pbp26.1925-11 170 L-R 1934-10-01 Johnsburg,Illinois
1957-   UDFA-CLE
4-1--------
Chuck HintonOF1961-05-14box - pbp27.0116-1 197 R-R 1934-05-03 Rocky Mount,North Carolina
1956-   UDFA-BAL
412----1---
Dick HowserSS1961-04-11box - pbp24.3325-8 155 R-R 1936-05-14 Miami,Florida
1958-   UDFA-KC1
5-11-------
Ken Hubbs2B1961-09-10box - pbp19.2616-2 175 R-R 1941-12-23 Riverside,California
1959-   UDFA-CHN
3221--1----
Hal Jones1B1961-04-25box - pbp25.0166-2 194 R-R 1936-04-09 Louisiana,Missouri
1956-   UDFA-KC1
1---------1
Mack JonesOF1961-07-13box - pbp22.2496-1 180 L-R 1938-11-06 Atlanta,Georgia
1958-   UDFA-MLB
5141--1----
Al KendersC1961-08-14box - pbp24.1326-0 185 R-R 1937-04-04 Barrington,New Jersey
1956-   UDFA-PHI
1----------
Jack KubiszynSS-3B1961-04-23box - pbp24.1255-11 170 R-R 1936-12-19 Buffalo,New York
1958-   UDFA-CLE
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Don LeppertC1961-06-18box - pbp29.2436-2 220 R-R 1931-10-19 Indianapolis,Indiana
1955-   UDFA-MLB
411--11----
Dean LookOF1961-09-22box - pbp24.0615-11 185 R-R 1937-07-23 Lansing,Michigan
1960-   UDFA-CHA
1----------
Al LuplowOF1961-09-16box - pbp22.1875-11 180 L-R 1939-03-13 Saginaw,Michigan
1959-   UDFA-CLE
4---------1
Gordon MacKenzieC1961-08-13box - pbp24.0355-11 175 R-R 1937-07-09 St. Petersburg,Florida
1956-   UDFA-KC1
1----------
Moe Morhardt1B1961-09-07box - pbp24.2346-1 185 L-L 1937-01-16 Manchester,Connecticut
1959-   UDFA-CHN
21-------1-
Bubba MortonOF1961-04-19box - pbp29.1285-10 180 R-R 1931-12-13 Washington,DC
1955-   UDFA-DET
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John OrsinoC1961-07-14box - pbp23.0836-3 215 R-R 1938-04-22 Teaneck,New Jersey
1957-   UDFA-NY1
3----------
Boog Powell1B-OF1961-09-26box - pbp20.0406-4 240 L-R 1941-08-17 Lakeland,Florida
1959-   UDFA-BAL
1---------1
Bobby PrescottOF1961-06-17box - pbp30.0825-11 180 R-R 1931-03-27 Colon,Panama
1952-   UDFA-PIT
2--------1-
Jack ReedOF1961-04-23box - pbp28.0806-0 185 R-R 1933-02-02 Silver City,Mississippi
1953-   UDFA-NYA
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Ken RetzerC1961-09-09box - pbp27.1326-0 185 L-R 1934-04-30 Wood River,Illinois
1954-   UDFA-CLE
3-11-----11
Mike RoarkeC1961-04-19box - pbp30.1626-2 195 R-R 1930-11-08 West Warwick,Rhode Island
1952-   UDFA-MLB
1-1--------
Buck RodgersC1961-09-08box - pbp23.0236-2 195 B-R 1938-08-16 Delaware,Ohio
1956-   UDFA-DET
1----------
Rich Rollins3B1961-06-16box - pbp23.0615-10 185 R-R 1938-04-16 Mount Pleasant,Pennsylvania
1960-   UDFA-WS1
4-1-------1
Tom SatrianoC-3B1961-07-23box - pbp20.3296-1 190 L-R 1940-08-28 Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
1961-   UDFA-ANA
1----------
Jimmie SchafferC1961-05-20box - pbp25.0455-9 185 R-R 1936-04-05 Limeport,Pennsylvania
1955-   UDFA-SLN
3-1--------
Chuck Schilling2B1961-04-11box - pbp23.1685-11 170 R-R 1937-10-25 Brooklyn,New York
1958-   UDFA-BOS
4-2------1-
Charlie Shoemaker2B1961-09-09box - pbp22.0305-10 155 L-R 1939-08-10 Los Angeles,California
1961-   UDFA-KC1
4-2------11
Jim Snyder2B1961-09-15box - pbp29.0316-1 185 R-R 1932-08-15 Dearborn,Michigan
1952-   UDFA-SLA
3---------1
Ron StillwellSS-2B1961-07-03box - pbp21.2135-11 165 R-R 1939-12-03 Los Angeles,California
1961-   UDFA-WS2
41-------12
Lee ThomasOF-1B1961-04-22box - pbp25.0776-2 198 L-R 1936-02-05 Peoria,Illinois
1954-   UDFA-NYA
1-1--------
Tom TreshOF-SS1961-09-03box - pbp23.3486-0 191 B-R 1937-09-20 Detroit,Michigan
1958-   UDFA-NYA
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Carl WarwickOF1961-04-11box - pbp24.0435-10 170 R-L 1937-02-27 Dallas,Texas
1957-   UDFA-BRO
1-1---1----
George Williams2B1961-07-16box - pbp21.2675-11 165 R-R 1939-10-23 Detroit,Michigan
1957-   UDFA-PHI
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Jake Wood2B1961-04-11box - pbp23.2936-1 170 R-R 1937-06-22 Elizabeth,New Jersey
1957-   UDFA-DET
411--12----
Carl YastrzemskiOF1961-04-11box - pbp21.2335-11 188 L-R 1939-08-22 Southampton,New York
1958-   UDFA-BOS
5-1-----1-2
Jerry ZimmermanC1961-04-14box - pbp26.2056-2 185 R-R 1934-09-21 Omaha,Nebraska
1952-   UDFA-BOS
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Bud Zipfel1B-OF1961-07-26box - pbp22.2506-3 200 L-R 1938-11-18 Belleville,Illinois
1956-   UDFA-NYA
5111------2

1961 Pitching Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationIPHRERHRBBSO
Bob AllenP1961-04-14box - pbp23.1736-2 185 L-L 1937-10-23 Tatum,Texas
1956-   UDFA-CLE
1.0000001
Craig AndersonP1961-06-23box - pbp22.3576-2 205 R-R 1938-07-01 Washington,DC
1960-   UDFA-SLN
3.2300001
Jim ArcherP1961-04-30box - pbp28.3406-0 190 R-L 1932-05-25 Max Meadows,Pennsylvania
1951-   UDFA-NYA
8.1520024
Gerry ArrigoP1961-06-12box - pbp20.0006-1 195 L-L 1941-06-12 Chicago,Illinois
1960-   UDFA-CHA
1.1333021
Jack BaldschunP1961-04-28box - pbp24.1946-0 190 R-R 1936-10-16 Greenville,Ohio
1960-   UDFA-CIN
1.0100011
Norm BassP1961-04-23box - pbp22.0926-3 205 R-R 1939-01-21 Laurel,Mississippi
1958-   UDFA-KC1
0.1000000
Bobby BolinP1961-04-18box - pbp22.0796-4 200 R-R 1939-01-29 Hickory Grove,South Carolina
1956-   UDFA-NY1
2.0100002
Carl BouldinP1961-09-02box - pbp21.3516-2 180 B-R 1939-09-17 Germantown,Kentucky
1961-   UDFA-WS2
2.0211011
Alan BriceP1961-09-22box - pbp23.3566-5 215 R-R 1937-10-01 New York,New York
1956-   UDFA-CHA
2.0100011
Paul BrownP1961-07-23box - pbp20.0356-1 190 R-R 1941-06-18 Fort Smith,Arkansas
1960-   UDFA-PHI
2.0133120
Fred BruckbauerP1961-04-25box - pbp22.3336-1 185 R-R 1938-05-27 New Ulm,Minnesota
1959-   UDFA-WS1
0.0333010
Dean ChanceP1961-09-11box - pbp20.1026-3 200 R-R 1941-06-01 Plain City,Ohio
1959-   UDFA-BAL
7.11043012
Galen CiscoP1961-06-11box - pbp25.0965-11 215 R-R 1936-03-07 St. Marys,Ohio
1958-   UDFA-BOS
2.1555110
Tony CloningerP1961-06-15box - pbp20.3066-0 210 R-R 1940-08-13 Lincoln County,North Carolina
1958-   UDFA-MLB
4.0666122
Bert CuetoP1961-06-18box - pbp23.3086-4 170 R-R 1937-08-14 San Luis,Cuba
1956-   UDFA-WS1
8.1833133
Jack CurtisP1961-04-22box - pbp24.1015-10 175 L-L 1937-01-11 Rhodhiss,North Carolina
1956-   UDFA-CHN
5.2543042
Bill DaileyP1961-08-17box - pbp26.0966-3 185 R-R 1935-05-13 Arlington,Virginia
1953-   UDFA-CLE
4.0100013
Mike DegerickP1961-09-04box - pbp18.1566-2 178 R-R 1943-04-01 New York,New York
1961-   UDFA-CHA
1.2211010
Jim DonohueP1961-04-11box - pbp22.1626-4 190 R-R 1938-10-31 St. Louis,Missouri
1956-   UDFA-SLN
2.0300001
Gary DotterP1961-09-10box - pbp19.0346-1 180 L-L 1942-08-07 St. Louis,Missouri
1960-   UDFA-SLN
4.0666042
Al DowningP1961-07-19box - pbp20.0215-11 177 R-L 1941-06-28 Trenton,New Jersey
1961-   UDFA-NYA
1.0155032
Jim DuffaloP1961-04-12box - pbp25.1396-1 175 R-R 1935-11-25 Helvetia,Pennsylvania
1955-   UDFA-PIT
0.1000000
Larry FossP1961-09-18box - pbp25.1536-2 187 R-R 1936-04-18 Castleton,Kansas
1955-   UDFA-PIT
7.0622165
Fred GladdingP1961-07-01box - pbp25.0036-0 225 L-R 1936-06-28 Flat Rock,Michigan
1956-   UDFA-DET
2.1411112
Joe GrzendaP1961-04-26box - pbp23.3226-2 180 R-L 1937-06-08 Scranton,Pennsylvania
1955-   UDFA-DET
1.1322000
Steve HamiltonP1961-04-23box - pbp25.1456-7 195 L-L 1935-11-30 Columbia,Kentucky
1958-   UDFA-CLE
2.1211023
Roy HeiserP1961-09-02box - pbp19.0726-4 190 R-R 1942-06-22 Baltimore,Maryland
1961-   UDFA-WS2
2.1322040
Russ HemanP1961-04-20box - pbp28.0696-4 200 R-R 1933-02-10 Olive,California
1952-   UDFA-CHA
2.0333031
Bob HendleyP1961-06-23box - pbp22.0546-2 190 R-L 1939-04-30 Macon,Georgia
1957-   UDFA-MLB
7.11043023
Ed HobaughP1961-04-19box - pbp26.2966-0 176 R-R 1934-06-27 Kittanning,Pennsylvania
1956-   UDFA-CHA
2.2322051
Joe HorlenP1961-09-04box - pbp24.0216-0 175 R-R 1937-08-14 San Antonio,Texas
1959-   UDFA-CHA
4.0200042
Ken HuntP1961-04-16box - pbp22.1236-4 200 R-R 1938-12-14 Ogden,Utah
1958-   UDFA-CIN
2.0000000
Bill KirkP1961-09-23box - pbp26.0666-0 165 L-L 1935-07-19 Coatesville,Pennsylvania
1954-   UDFA-KC1
3.0644213
Howie KoplitzP1961-09-08box - pbp23.1275-11 195 R-R 1938-05-04 Oshkosh,Wisconsin
1956-   UDFA-DET
1.0100022
Lew KrausseP1961-06-16box - pbp18.0526-0 167 R-R 1943-04-25 Media,Pennsylvania
1961-   UDFA-KC1
9.0300056
Bill KunkelP1961-04-15box - pbp24.2836-1 187 R-R 1936-07-06 Hoboken,New Jersey
1955-   UDFA-BOS
3.0311022
Jim LehewP1961-09-13box - pbp24.0256-0 185 R-R 1937-08-19 Baltimore,Maryland
1958-   UDFA-BAL
1.0100000
Dick LeMayP1961-06-13box - pbp22.2896-3 190 L-L 1938-08-28 Cincinnati,Ohio
1958-   UDFA-SFN
2.2000002
Al McBeanP1961-07-02box - pbp23.0486-0 180 R-R 1938-05-15 Charlotte Amalie,Virgin Islands
1958-   UDFA-PIT
1.1331000
Joe McClainP1961-04-14box - pbp27.3446-0 183 R-R 1933-05-05 Johnson City,Tennessee
1953-   UDFA-SLN
9.0722002
Sam McDowellP1961-09-15box - pbp18.3596-5 218 L-L 1942-09-21 Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
1960-   UDFA-CLE
6.1300055
Manny MontejoP1961-07-25box - pbp25.2835-11 150 R-R 1935-10-16 Caibarien,Cuba
1957-   UDFA-CIN
2.0100003
Ron NischwitzP1961-09-04box - pbp24.0656-3 205 B-L 1937-07-01 Dayton,Ohio
1958-   UDFA-DET
2.0000003
Chi-Chi OlivoP1961-06-05box - pbp33.0796-2 215 R-R 1928-03-18 Guayubin,Dom Rep
1955-   UDFA-MLB
1.0111121
John PapaP1961-04-11box - pbp20.1275-11 190 R-R 1940-12-05 Bridgeport,Connecticut
1958-   UDFA-BAL
0.1111101
Ron PerranoskiP1961-04-14box - pbp25.0136-0 192 L-L 1936-04-01 Paterson,New Jersey
1958-   UDFA-CHN
1.1311001
Dan PfisterP1961-09-09box - pbp24.2636-0 187 R-R 1936-12-20 Plainfield,New Jersey
1957-   UDFA-KC1
0.1100020
Bill PleisP1961-04-16box - pbp23.2545-10 175 L-L 1937-08-05 St. Louis,Missouri
1956-   UDFA-WS1
1.1000000
Hal ReniffP1961-06-08box - pbp22.3416-0 215 R-R 1938-07-02 Warren,Ohio
1956-   UDFA-NYA
1.2100011
Don SchwallP1961-05-21box - pbp25.0806-6 200 R-R 1936-03-02 Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania
1958-   UDFA-BOS
8.0611014
Rollie SheldonP1961-04-23box - pbp24.1276-4 190 R-R 1936-12-17 Putnam,Connecticut
1960-   UDFA-NYA
2.0200012
Bob SproutP1961-09-27box - pbp19.2966-0 165 L-L 1941-12-05 Florin,Pennsylvania
1960-   UDFA-DET
4.0432032
Lee StangeP1961-04-15box - pbp24.1705-10 170 R-R 1936-10-27 Chicago,Illinois
1957-   UDFA-WS1
1.0100020
Ray WashburnP1961-09-20box - pbp23.1126-1 205 R-R 1938-05-31 Pasco,Washington
1960-   UDFA-SLN
4.1000033
Wilbur WoodP1961-06-30box - pbp19.2516-0 180 R-L 1941-10-22 Cambridge,Massachusetts
1960-   UDFA-BOS
4.0322013
John WyattP1961-09-08box - pbp26.1425-11 200 R-R 1935-04-19 Chicago,Illinois
1954-   UDFA-SLN
2.0200012