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1961 Cincinnati RedsSeason Roster
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Bob Schmidt played for the 1961 Cincinnati Reds
LeagueNational LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameReds
LocationCincinnati,Ohio
Record93-61 (1st)League Rank1stMLB Rank3rd
BallparkCrosley Field
ManagerFred HutchinsonGeneral ManagerBill DeWitt
CoachesReggie Otero (Third Base Coach), Dick Sisler (Assistant Coach), Jim Turner (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsLost World Series (Yankees)
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,117,603 (Rank: 8th)
Years Available1876-2018

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 Cincinnati Reds.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1961 baseball season.

1961 Cincinnati Reds 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)
27Harry AndersonOF-1B6-3 210 L-R 1931-09-10 29North East,Maryland MLB1957-19611957-1961   West Chester Pennsylvania    
6Ed BaileyC6-2 205 L-R 1931-04-15 30Strawberry Plains,Tennessee MLB1953-19661953-1966Strong (Strawberry Plains,TN)Tennessee    
11Jim Baumer2B6-2 185 R-R 1931-01-29 30Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1949-19611949-1961Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow,OK)    
25Gus BellOF6-2 196 L-R 1928-11-15 32Louisville,Kentucky MLB1950-19641950-1964Flaget (Louisville,KY)    
9Hal Bevan3B6-2 198 R-R 1930-11-15 30New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1952-19611952-1961Peters (New Orleans,LA)    
19Don Blasingame2B5-10 165 L-R 1932-03-16 29Corinth,Mississippi MLB1955-19661955-1966Corinth (Corinth,MS)Lipscomb U.    
34Marshall BridgesP6-1 180 B-L 1931-06-02 30Jackson,Mississippi MLB1959-19651959-1965  
1953-   UDFA-NY1
 
42Jim BrosnanP6-4 210 R-R 1929-10-24 31Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1954-19631954-1963Elder (Cincinnati,OH)    
16Leo CardenasSS5-10 163 R-R 1938-12-17 22Matanza,Cuba MLB1956-19751960-1975  
1957-   UDFA-CIN
 
17Elio Chacon2B5-9 160 R-R 1936-10-26 24Caracas,Venezuela MLB1960-19621960-1962  
1956-   UDFA-CIN
 
18Gordy Coleman1B6-2 218 L-R 1934-07-05 26Rockville,Maryland MLB1959-19671959-1967  
1953-   UDFA-CLE
 
11Cliff Cook3B6-0 188 R-R 1936-08-20 24Dallas,Texas MLB1959-19631959-1963Sunset (Dallas,TX)
1955-   UDFA-CIN
 
6Johnny EdwardsC6-4 220 L-R 1938-06-10 23Columbus,Ohio MLB1959-19741961-1974West (Columbus,OH)Ohio St
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
12Gene Freese3B5-11 175 R-R 1934-01-08 27Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1955-19661955-1966Wheeling Central Catholic (Wheeling,WV)West Liberty U.    
21Joe GainesOF6-1 190 R-R 1936-11-22 24Bryan,Texas MLB1960-19661960-1966Oakland Tech (Oakland,CA)
1956-   UDFA-CIN
 
15Dick Gernert1B6-3 210 R-R 1928-09-28 32Reading,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19621952-1962Reading (Reading,PA)Temple U.    
44Bill HenryP6-2 180 L-L 1927-10-15 33Alice,Texas MLB1952-19691952-1969St. Mary's (Rutherford,NJ)Seton Hall U.    
47Jay HookP6-2 182 L-R 1936-11-18 24Waukegan,Illinois MLB1957-19641957-1964Grayslake Central (Grayslake,IL)Northwestern U.    
41Ken HuntP6-4 200 R-R 1938-12-14 22Ogden,Utah MLB1961-19611961-1961Ogden (Ogden,UT)Brigham Young U.
1958-   UDFA-CIN
 
30Joey JayP6-4 228 B-R 1935-08-15 25Middletown,Connecticut MLB1953-19661953-1966Middletown Woodrow Wilson (Middletown,CT)    
9Darrell JohnsonC6-1 180 R-R 1928-08-25 32Horace,Nebraska MLB1952-19621952-1962Richmond (Richmond,CA)    
40Ken JohnsonP6-4 210 R-R 1933-06-16 28West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1958-19701958-1970Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)
1952-   UDFA-PHA
 
14Sherman JonesP6-4 205 L-R 1935-02-10 26Winton,North Carolina MLB1960-19621960-1962  
1953-   UDFA-NY1
 
34Willie Jones3B6-1 192 R-R 1925-08-16 35Dillon,South Carolina MLB1947-19611947-1961      
10Eddie KaskoSS6-0 180 R-R 1932-06-27 29Linden,New Jersey MLB1957-19661957-1966Linden (Linden,NJ)    
24Jerry LynchOF6-1 189 L-R 1930-07-17 30Bay City,Michigan MLB1954-19661954-1966      
46Jim MaloneyP6-2 207 L-R 1940-06-02 21Fresno,California MLB1960-19821960-1971Fresno (Fresno,CA)
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
38Howie NunnP6-0 173 R-R 1935-10-18 25Westfield,North Carolina MLB1959-19621959-1962  
1954-   UDFA-SLN
 
31Jim O'TooleP6-0 198 B-L 1937-01-10 24Chicago,Illinois MLB1958-19671958-1967Leo (Chicago,IL)Wisconsin
1957-   UDFA-CIN
 
32Claude OsteenP-OF5-11 173 L-L 1939-08-09 21Caney Spring,Tennessee MLB1957-19751957-1975Reading (Cincinnati,OH)    
28Vada PinsonOF5-11 181 L-L 1938-08-11 22Memphis,Tennessee MLB1956-19751958-1975McClymonds (Oakland,CA)    
29Wally PostOF6-1 203 R-R 1929-07-09 31St. Wendelin,Ohio MLB1949-19641949-1964      
37Bob PurkeyP6-2 195 R-R 1929-07-14 31Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19661954-1966South Hills Catholic (Pittsburgh,PA)    
20Frank RobinsonOF6-1 195 R-R 1935-08-31 25Beaumont,Texas MLB1953-19761956-1976McClymonds (Oakland,CA)    
6Bob SchmidtC6-2 205 R-R 1933-04-22 28St. Louis,Missouri MLB1958-19651958-1965Ritenour (St. Louis,MO)    
27Pete WhisenantOF6-2 200 R-R 1929-12-14 31Asheville,North Carolina MLB1952-19611952-1961  
1947-   UDFA-BSN
 
8Jerry ZimmermanC6-2 185 R-R 1934-09-21 26Omaha,Nebraska MLB1961-19681961-1968Milwaukie (Milwaukie,OR)
1952-   UDFA-BOS
 
37 Players