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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
7090.43738.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
20Jim ArcherP296324
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1
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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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2
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009021200011.229.240.271511.042.021.2342.00--1350
5,18Billy BryanC221923
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001
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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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5
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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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03
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3
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62081710803.185.221.272493.087.145.1902.1357.747189
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-----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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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
Batting Totals2097542368313422164790631582258077025108947107.247.318.354672.107.221.2721.3360.319226139
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
20Jim Archer299153.2039279275205204997311601102451.298.960.482.634.831.83
18Don Larsen31104.20810050152197211132002.1312.601.206.607.801.18
22Mickey McDermott320013.5040001051412901033104.0021.000.0015.004.500.30
33Joe Nuxhall32585.343713109112813581761265816131.569.490.844.575.701.25
27Dan Pfister240018.0020000025442431004.5022.509.0018.0013.500.75
35Ed Rakow25284.754511108112413180661449818081.449.431.013.535.831.65
26Bob Shaw289104.322624601015016587721358604001.499.900.783.483.601.03
38Gerry Staley40113.602300015230321512410163001.409.601.203.004.801.60
23Jerry Walker228144.823624401021681611009023965690101.538.631.235.143.000.58
27Dave Wickersham25215.14170001122125121205101021.4310.710.002.144.292.00
32Bill Kunkel24345.16582002648810358511132468001.5210.421.113.244.651.44
24Lew Krausse18254.82128211055493330346322011.707.880.487.395.140.70
30Norm Bass2211114.684023629017016498891782745041.448.630.894.323.890.90
28Bud Daley28484.921610204163844635622360001.6611.810.843.095.061.64
28Art Ditmar32055.67205002154603434623191021.5410.001.003.833.170.83
31Bill Fischer30103.861500010221269926121001.5211.140.862.575.142.00
27Paul Giel290031.5010000016771310004.5027.004.5013.504.500.33
38Ray Herbert31365.36131210008310356501030340121.5811.041.073.213.641.13
17Ken Johnson280411.0061001091111112740002.0011.002.007.004.000.57
36Ed Keegan21004.5060005166530531001.839.000.007.504.500.60
29Bill Kirk250012.0011000036442130002.3318.006.003.009.003.00
27John Wyatt26002.5750005178320461011.7110.290.005.147.711.50
Pitching Totals611004.744301623251302314151519863746141629703587381.529.660.904.004.471.12
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Jim Archer29390000000000.955------------------6362
Norm Bass22400000000000.917------------------5172
Hank Bauer38000000000350------------------.9584422
Reno Bertoia26000629000000------1.000.942----------39836
Bob Boyd3500800000000----1.000--------------4420
Billy Bryan2204000000000--1.000----------------1610
Andy Carey29000039000000--------.944----------32706
Wayne Causey240009881100000------.964.955.975--------13322816
Frank Cipriani20000000000110------------------1.0002000
Wes Covington29000000000120------------------1.0001400
Bud Daley28160000000000.900------------------6122
Bobby Del Greco28000000000730------------------.98316883
Art Ditmar32200000000000.923------------------571
Chuck Essegian2900000000010------------------1.000400
Bill Fischer301500000000001.000------------------140
Paul Giel2910000000000--------------------000
Jay Hankins25000000000650------------------.9709713
Ray Herbert311300000000001.000------------------6150
Dick Howser250000015700000----------.950--------29942738
Deron Johnson220030190000590----1.000--.952--------.948132519
Ken Johnson28600000000001.000------------------140
Stan Johnson2400000000020--------------------000
Ed Keegan21600000000001.000------------------100
Bill Kirk2510000000000--------------------000
Lou Klimchock21001116000070----.9761.000.692--------1.00092116
Lew Krausse18120000000000.833------------------141
Bill Kunkel24580000000000.885------------------10133
Don Larsen31800000000101.000----------------1.000440
Jerry Lumpe280001470000000------.979------------40342618
Gordon MacKenzie2307000000000--1.000----------------2230
Mickey McDermott3240000000000.500------------------101
Joe Nuxhall32370000000000.885------------------10133
Dan Pfister2420000000000--------------------000
Joe Pignatano31083002000000--.979----1.000----------380359
Al Pilarcik30000000000210------------------1.0003120
Leo Posada250000000001020------------------.97320586
Bobby Prescott3000000000020--------------------000
Ed Rakow25450000000000.969------------------12191
Jim Rivera38000000000430------------------.9815101
Bob Shaw28260000000000.950------------------15232
Charlie Shoemaker2100060000000------1.000------------17180
Norm Siebern2700109000000470----.989------------.9899907912
Gerry Staley402300000000001.000------------------180
Gene Stephens28000000000540------------------.96811464
Haywood Sullivan300881600000050--.984.983------------.8574944410
Marv Throneberry270030000000100----.996------------1.000257251
Bill Tuttle31000000000250------------------.9515803
Ozzie Virgil2803004000000--1.000----.818----------1082
Jerry Walker223600000000001.000------------------9310
Dave Wickersham25170000000000.833------------------051
John Wyatt2650000000000.667------------------021


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