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1961 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 61-100 .379
Rank: 10th in American League
Run Differential: 683-863 -180
Manager(s): Hank Bauer, Joe Gordon
General Manager: Parke Carroll (1961-04-26), Frank Lane (1961-08-22), Pat Friday
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 683,817 14/18
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Dario Lodigiani
Assistant Coach: Ed Fitz Gerald
Assistant Coach: Johnny Mize
Assistant Coach: Ted Wilks
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10953.673--
10161.6238.0
9567.58614.0
8676.53123.0
7883.48430.5
7686.46933.0
7090.43838.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
20Jim ArcherP296324
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0020021900610.063.091.079170.016.048.0899.50--572
30Norm BassP225947
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001
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60013400300.119.133.169302.051.068.25034.0059.01063
9Hank BauerOF381061128
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18109800211.264.319.396715.132.226.2600.8935.342118
16Reno Bertoia3B261201229
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2
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00131091500446.242.286.258544.017.100.2661.67--31137
10Bob Boyd1B3548711
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009021200011.229.240.271511.042.021.2342.00--1350
5,18Billy BryanC221923
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2002700001.158.238.316554.158.263.1823.5019.0621
1Andy Carey3B291232030
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2
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1100152320203.244.326.398724.154.276.2781.5341.049140
2Wayne Causey3B243123786
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8
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4900372800845.276.348.404752.128.247.2790.7639.0126361
25Frank CiprianiOF203629
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0002002400001.250.289.250539.000.056.2812.00--938
22Clint Courtney341000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
14Wes CovingtonOF294437
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001
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6004720002.159.229.227456.068.159.1671.7544.01048
28Bud DaleyP281812
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0001002200102.111.200.111311.000.111.1251.00--221
14Bobby Del GrecoOF282393455
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2110303112514.230.315.360675.130.259.2451.0347.886275
28Art DitmarP321202
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0001001200100.167.231.167398.000.083.2002.00--214
16Chuck EssegianOF29612
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001001200000.333.429.500929.167.333.5002.00--37
31Bill FischerP302000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
21Jay HankinsOF251732332
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62081710803.185.221.272493.087.145.1902.1257.747189
38Ray HerbertP312813
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004001500200.107.138.143281.036.071.1305.00--431
1Dick HowserSS25611108171
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45379923850838.280.373.362735.082.278.2930.41203.7221714
6Deron JohnsonOF222833161
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4201144411149.216.249.360609.145.191.2263.1435.4102302
17Ken JohnsonP281000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
22Stan JohnsonOF243100000002100001.000.400.000400.000.667.0000.50--05
4Lou Klimchock1B-OF21121826
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160051300111.215.244.289533.074.116.2312.60121.035128
24Lew KrausseP181702
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0000001800100.118.167.118285.000.059.2228.00--219
32Bill KunkelP24821
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0000001400100.125.222.125347.000.125.2504.00--110
18Don LarsenP312026
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4001500100.300.333.450783.150.200.3575.0020.0922
11Jerry Lumpe2B2856981167
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54104839204410.293.346.392738.098.185.3090.81189.7223625
16Gordon MacKenzieC232413
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0001001600001.125.160.125285.000.042.1676.00--325
22Mickey McDermottP32501
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001001200000.200.333.400733.200.400.3332.00--26
33Joe NuxhallP3265519
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130061800502.292.352.446798.154.246.3783.0032.52976
12Joe PignatanoC312433159
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2222364242720.243.338.358696.115.263.2761.1760.887288
14Al PilarcikOF3060912
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09106700213.200.269.250519.050.167.2221.17--1569
19Leo PosadaOF253443787
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10
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7
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53003684414128.253.314.366680.113.218.3022.3349.1126396
22Bobby PrescottOF301201
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0000002500001.083.214.083297.000.167.1432.50--114
35Ed RakowP252943
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00020011000311.103.129.103232.000.034.15010.00--334
10Jim RiveraOF381412034
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1062241400003.241.352.340692.099.298.2560.5870.548165
26Bob ShawP2855511
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0000000600102.200.200.200400.000.000.224----1156
45Charlie Shoemaker2B2126510
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001002200001.385.429.462891.077.154.4171.00--1228
7Norm Siebern1B2756068166
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9824829113064.296.383.475858.179.321.3241.1131.1266648
38Gerry StaleyP401100000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
3Gene StephensOF281832238
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2632162720202.208.271.317588.109.202.2241.6945.858201
8Haywood SullivanC303314280
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4010464500119.242.333.356689.115.257.2630.9855.2118379
3Marv Throneberry1B271301731
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2400193001104.238.336.408744.169.315.2661.5821.753150
13Bill TuttleOF31841522
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08009900202.262.333.333666.071.179.2931.00--2895
4Ozzie Virgil3B-C282113
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0000000300005.143.143.143286.000.000.167----321
23Jerry WalkerP2264616
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007003900101.250.284.281565.031.078.2913.00--1868
27Dave WickershamP25312
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003000000000.667.6671.0001667.333.333.667----33
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
20Jim Archer9153.2039279275205204997311601102451.298.960.482.634.831.83-1.595
18Don Larsen104.20810050152197211132002.1312.601.206.607.801.18--
22Mickey McDermott0013.5040001051412901033104.0021.000.0015.004.500.30-4.667
33Joe Nuxhall585.343713109112813581761265816131.569.490.844.575.701.25-1.323
27Dan Pfister0018.0020000025442431004.5022.509.0018.0013.500.75-.600
35Ed Rakow284.754511108112413180661449818081.449.431.013.535.831.65-1.232
26Bob Shaw9104.322624601015016587721358604001.499.900.783.483.601.03--
38Gerry Staley113.602300015230321512410163001.409.601.203.004.801.60--
23Jerry Walker8144.823624401021681611009023965690101.538.621.235.143.000.58-1.747
27Dave Wickersham215.14170001122125121205101021.4310.710.002.144.292.00-2.500
32Bill Kunkel345.16582002648810358511132468001.5210.421.113.244.651.44-1.614
24Lew Krausse254.82128211055493330346322011.707.870.487.395.140.70-1.314
30Norm Bass11114.684023629017016498891782745041.448.630.894.323.890.90-1.615
28Bud Daley484.921610204163844635622360001.6611.810.843.095.061.64--
28Art Ditmar055.67205002154603434623191021.5410.001.003.833.170.83-2.160
31Bill Fischer103.861500010221269926121001.5211.140.862.575.142.00--
27Paul Giel0031.5010000016771310004.5027.004.5013.504.500.33--
38Ray Herbert365.36131210008310356501030340121.5811.041.073.213.641.13-2.114
17Ken Johnson0411.0061001091111112740002.0011.002.007.004.000.57--
36Ed Keegan004.5060005166530531001.839.000.007.504.500.60-2.000
29Bill Kirk0012.0011000036442130002.3318.006.003.009.003.00-.800
27John Wyatt002.5750005178320461011.7110.290.005.147.711.50-1.333


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