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1961 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
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
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 683,817 14/18
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Johnny Mize
Assistant Coach: Ed Fitz Gerald
Assistant Coach: Dario Lodigiani
Assistant Coach: Ted Wilks
American League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Dick HowserKC1BOSW 5-2 @BOS501100000000000111st career game, 1st career hit
    Jay HankinsKC1NYAL 3-5 @NYA100000000000000111st career game
    Bill KunkelKC1NYAL 3-5 @NYA000000000000000011st career game
    Bill TuttleKC1NYAL 0-3 @NYA300000000100000110001000th career game
    Norm BassKC1CLEL 8-10 vs CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Dick HowserKC1CLEL 8-10 vs CLE432000110200000061st career stolen base, 1st career RBI
    Norm BassKC1MINW 20-2 vs MIN410000000140000024 strikeouts
    Jay HankinsKC1MINW 20-2 vs MIN511000100100000021st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Haywood SullivanKC1MINW 20-2 vs MIN4341205001000000675 RBIs, 5 Triples, 4 hits
    Jay HankinsKC1CHAL 1-9 vs CHA412001100010000031st career home run
    Marv ThroneberryKC1CHAW 13-9 vs CHA43300150010000002565 RBIs
    Dave WickershamKC1CHAW 13-9 vs CHA101100100000000071st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Jay HankinsKC1LAAL 4-6 @LAA401000010110000051st career stolen base
    Jim ArcherKC1LAAW 3-2 @LAA200000000010020011st career game
    Dick HowserKC1CHAW 5-3 @CHA3110001302000000233 stolen bases
    Norm BassKC1CLEW 8-4 @CLE400000000040000084 strikeouts
    Dick HowserKC1CLEW 8-4 @CLE5331011000000000361st career home run
    Jim ArcherKC1DETL 3-5 @DET2010000000000100101st career hit
    Leo PosadaKC1DETL 3-5 @DET5040001000000000294 hits
    Haywood SullivanKC1DETL 3-5 @DET4110001101100000901st career stolen base
    Norm SiebernKC1DETW 9-3 @DET42300250010000004872 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Joe PignatanoKC1DETW 6-4 @DET42410130000000001994 hits
    Dick HowserKC1BOSL 3-5 @BOS4121000301000000463 stolen bases
    Norm SiebernKC1NYAL 3-5 @NYA4010000000200000500500th career game
    Haywood SullivanKC1CLEW 7-5 @CLE52410000000000001004 hits
    Norm BassKC1MINL 6-8 @MIN3010000000200000121st career hit
    Lew KrausseKC1LAAW 4-0 vs LAA302000000010010011st career game, 1st career hit
    Bobby PrescottKC1LAAL 0-3 vs LAA200000000100000111st career game
    Jerry LumpeKC1BOSW 9-3 vs BOS20110020000000214702 sacrifice flies
    Ed RakowKC1BALL 3-5 vs BAL2110001000100000241st career RBI
    Bobby PrescottKC1BALL 2-7 vs BAL101000000000000071st career hit
    Deron JohnsonKC1MINL 2-8 vs MIN4110011000000001311st career home run
    Norm SiebernKC1DETL 3-8 @DET41400120000000005384 hits
    Jerry LumpeKC1CLEW 3-2 vs CLE3000000000000000500500th career game
    Reno BertoiaKC1CLEL 5-12 vs CLE30100020000000205812 sacrifice flies
    Norm BassKC1BOSW 5-0 @BOS4110002000200000271st career RBI
    Dick HowserKC1BOSL 4-10 @BOS41400120000000101044 hits
    Bill KunkelKC1BOSL 4-10 @BOS2010000000000000421st career hit
    Gordon MacKenzieKC1CHAL 3-9 @CHA100000000000000011st career game
    Norm BassKC1MINW 12-7 @MIN3110011000200000301st career home run
    Jim ArcherKC1CHAL 3-5 vs CHA2000001000000000281st career RBI
    Jerry LumpeKC1BOSL 4-8 vs BOS41401000010000005344 hits
    Leo PosadaKC1LAAW 17-3 @LAA52401140001000001064 hits
    Gordon MacKenzieKC1LAAL 3-4 vs LAA101000000000000071st career hit
    Deron JohnsonKC1LAAW 13-7 vs LAA5141003000100000784 hits
    Frank CiprianiKC1MINW 6-4 vs MIN412000000010000011st career game, 1st career hit
    John WyattKC1MINW 6-4 vs MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Gordon MacKenzieKC1MINL 4-5 vs MIN401000100010000091st career RBI
    Dan PfisterKC1MINL 4-5 vs MIN000000000000000011st career game
    Charlie ShoemakerKC1MINL 4-5 vs MIN402000000110000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Frank CiprianiKC1MINW 13-1 vs MIN502000200000000031st career RBI
    Dick HowserKC1MINW 13-1 vs MIN53511020100000001395 hits
    Charlie ShoemakerKC1MINW 13-1 vs MIN522000100000000021st career RBI
    Norm SiebernKC1MINW 13-1 vs MIN42330030000000105873 Doubles
    Billy BryanKC1DETL 1-3 @DET100000000010000011st career game
    Billy BryanKC1WS2W 3-2 @WS2411001100000000031st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Bill KunkelKC1NYAL 3-5 @NYA 331102200014000--10-01st career game
    Ed KeeganKC1CLEW 5-2 vs CLESv 10000010003000--50-31st career save
    Norm BassKC1CLEL 8-10 vs CLE 0.10000000001000--10-01st career game
    Norm BassKC1MINW 20-2 vs MINWCG972209200040000--21-01st career win
    Dave WickershamKC1CHAW 13-9 vs CHAW 22000200009000--71-01st career win
    Jim ArcherKC1LAAW 3-2 @LAAW 8.152002400031000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Jim ArcherKC1NYAW 5-4 vs NYASv 10000010003000--31-01st career save
    Bill KunkelKC1WS2W 6-5 vs WS2W 231101200010000--91-01st career win
    Bill KunkelKC1DETW 9-3 @DETSv 2.231101010012000--121-11st career save
    Lew KrausseKC1LAAW 4-0 vs LAAWSHO930005600032000--11-0Complete game/Shutout, 1st career win, 1st career game, 3-hitter
    Ed RakowKC1MINW 8-7 vs MINW 221101400211000--281-31st career win
    Ed RakowKC1CHAW 3-1 vs CHASv 22000000008000--412-61st career save
    John WyattKC1MINW 6-4 vs MINSv 220001200110000--10-01st career save, 1st career game
    Dan PfisterKC1MINL 4-5 vs MIN 0.11000200004000--10-01st career game
    Bill KirkKC1CLEL 5-9 vs CLE 364421300017000--10-01st career game
    Bob ShawKC1DETW 6-3 vs DETWCG933013700135000--16948-373-hitter

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