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1961 Boston Red SoxSeason Roster
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Russ Nixon played for the 1961 Boston Red Sox
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRed Sox
Record76-86 (6th)League Rank6thMLB Rank12th
BallparkFenway Park
ManagerPinky HigginsGeneral ManagerDick O'Connell
CoachesBilly Herman (Third Base Coach), Sal Maglie (Pitching Coach), Len Okrie (Bullpen Coach), Rudy York (Hitting Coach), Rudy York (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance850,589 (Rank: 12th)
Years Available1901-2018

Team History -- 1961 Statistics -- 1961 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1961 Boston Red Sox.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1961 baseball season.

1961 Boston Red Sox Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
19Tom BorlandP6-3 172 L-L 1933-02-14 28El Dorado,Kansas MLB1960-19611960-1961McAlester (McAlester,OK)Oklahoma St
1955-   UDFA-BAL
23Tom BrewerP6-1 175 R-R 1931-09-03 29Wadesboro,South Carolina MLB1954-19611954-1961Cheraw (Cheraw,SC)Elon U.    
1Don BuddinSS5-11 178 R-R 1934-05-05 27Turbeville,South Carolina MLB1956-19621956-1962Olanta (Olanta,SC)    
15Galen CiscoP5-11 215 R-R 1936-03-07 25St. Marys,Ohio MLB1961-19691961-1969St. Mary's Memorial (St. Marys,OH)Ohio St
1958-   UDFA-BOS
19,24Lou ClintonOF6-1 185 R-R 1937-10-13 23Ponca City,Oklahoma MLB1960-19671960-1967Ponca City (Ponca City,OK)
1955-   UDFA-BOS
18Gene ConleyP6-8 225 R-R 1930-11-10 30Muskogee,Oklahoma MLB1952-19631952-1963Richland (Richland,WA)Washington St    
14Ike DelockP5-11 175 R-R 1929-11-11 31Highland Park,Michigan MLB1952-19631952-1963Highland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)    
21Arnold EarleyP6-1 200 L-L 1933-06-04 28Lincoln Park,Michigan MLB1960-19671960-1967  
1952-   UDFA-BOS
20Mike FornielesP5-11 172 R-R 1932-01-18 29Havana,Cuba MLB1952-19631952-1963      
7Gary GeigerOF6-0 168 L-R 1937-04-04 24Sand Ridge,Illinois MLB1958-19701958-1970Gorham (Gorham,IL)    
38Don Gile1B6-6 220 R-R 1935-04-19 26Modesto,California MLB1959-19621959-1962   Arizona
1955-   UDFA-BOS
24Joe GinsbergC5-11 180 L-R 1926-10-11 34New York,New York MLB1948-19621948-1962Cooley (Detroit,MI)    
12Pumpsie GreenSS6-0 175 B-R 1933-10-27 27Oakland,California MLB1959-19631959-1963El Cerrito (El Cerrito,CA)
1956-   UDFA-BOS
16Carroll HardyOF6-0 185 R-R 1933-05-18 28Sturgis,South Dakota MLB1958-19671958-1967Sturgis Brown (Sturgis,SD)Colorado    
10Billy Harrell3B-SS6-1 180 R-R 1928-07-18 32Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19611955-1961Norristown Area (Norristown,PA)Siena Col    
17Dave HillmanP5-11 168 R-R 1927-09-14 33Dungannon,Virginia MLB1955-19621955-1962      
4Jackie JensenOF5-11 190 R-R 1927-03-09 34San Francisco,California MLB1950-19611950-1961Oakland (Oakland,CA)California    
11Frank Malzone3B5-10 180 R-R 1930-02-28 31Bronx,New York MLB1955-19661955-1966Samuel Gompers (Bronx,NY)    
27Bill MonbouquetteP5-11 195 R-R 1936-08-11 24Medford,Massachusetts MLB1958-19681958-1968Medford (Medford,MA)
1955-   UDFA-BOS
36Billy MuffettP6-1 198 R-R 1930-09-21 30Hammond,Indiana MLB1957-19621957-1962      
31Chet NicholsP 195 B-L 1931-02-22 30Pawtucket,Rhode Island MLB1951-19641951-1964Pawtucket East (Pawtucket,RI)    
22Russ NixonC6-1 185 L-R 1935-02-19 26Cleves,Ohio MLB1957-19681957-1968Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)    
29Jim PagliaroniC6-4 210 R-R 1937-12-08 23Dearborn,Michigan MLB1955-19691955-1969Wilson (Long Beach,CA)    
28Rip RepulskiOF6-0 195 R-R 1927-10-04 33Sauk Rapids,Minnesota MLB1953-19611953-1961Sauk Rapids-Rice (Sauk Rapids,MN)St. Cloud St    
3Pete Runnels1B6-0 170 L-R 1928-01-28 33Lufkin,Texas MLB1951-19641951-1964Lufkin (Lufkin,TX)Rice U.    
2Chuck Schilling2B5-11 170 R-R 1937-10-25 23Brooklyn,New York MLB1961-19651961-1965   Manhattan Col
1958-   UDFA-BOS
37Don SchwallP6-6 200 R-R 1936-03-02 25Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania MLB1961-19671961-1967Ypsilanti (Ypsilanti,MI)Oklahoma
1958-   UDFA-BOS
39Tracy StallardP6-5 205 R-R 1937-08-31 23Coeburn,Virginia MLB1960-19661960-1966Coeburn (Coeburn,VA)
1956-   UDFA-BOS
6Vic Wertz1B6-0 186 L-R 1925-02-09 36York,Pennsylvania MLB1947-19631947-1963Reading (Reading,PA)    
25Ted WillsP6-2 200 L-L 1934-02-09 27Fresno,California MLB1959-19651959-1965Fresno (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1955-   UDFA-BOS
28Wilbur WoodP6-0 180 R-L 1941-10-22 19Cambridge,Massachusetts MLB1960-19781961-1978Belmont (Belmont,MA)
1960-   UDFA-BOS
8Carl YastrzemskiOF5-11 188 L-R 1939-08-22 21Southampton,New York MLB1959-19831961-1983Bridgehampton (Bridgehampton,NY)Notre Dame
1958-   UDFA-BOS
32 Players