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1961 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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W-L Record: 61-100 .379
Rank: 10th in American League
Run Differential: 683-863 -180
Roster Continuity 45.99% 16/16
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
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1961 Kansas City Athletics season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    20Jim ArcherP6-0190R-L291961Not draftedMLB--
    30Norm BassP6-3205R-R221961Not draftedMLB--
    9Hank BauerOF6-0192R-R381948Not draftedMLB--
    16Reno Bertoia3B-2B5-11185R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    10Bob Boyd1B5-10170L-L351951Not draftedMLB--
    5,18Billy BryanC6-4200L-R221961Not draftedMLB--
    1Andy Carey3B6-1195R-R291952Not draftedMLB--
    2Wayne CauseySS-2B5-10175L-R241955Not draftedMLB--
    25Frank CiprianiOF6-0180R-R201961Not draftedMLB--
    22Clint CourtneyC5-8180L-R341951Not draftedMLB--
    14Wes CovingtonOF6-1205L-R291956Not draftedMLB--
    28Bud DaleyP6-1185L-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    14Bobby Del GrecoOF5-11190R-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    28Art DitmarP6-2196R-R321954Not draftedMLB--
    16Chuck EssegianOF5-11202R-R291958Not draftedMLB--
    31Bill FischerP6-0190R-R301956Not draftedMLB--
    27Paul GielP5-11185R-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    21Jay HankinsOF5-7170L-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    38Ray HerbertP5-11185R-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    1Dick HowserSS5-8155R-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    6Deron Johnson1B-3B6-2209R-R221960Not draftedMLB--
    17Ken JohnsonP6-4210R-R281958Not draftedMLB--
    22Stan JohnsonOF5-10180L-L241960Not draftedMLB--
    36Ed KeeganP6-3165R-R211959Not draftedMLB--
    29Bill KirkP6-0165L-L251961Not draftedMLB--
    4Lou Klimchock3B-2B5-11180L-R211958Not draftedMLB--
    24Lew KrausseP6-0167R-R181961Not draftedMLB--
    32Bill KunkelP6-1187R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    18Don LarsenP6-4227R-R311953Not draftedMLB--
    11Jerry Lumpe2B6-2185L-R281956Not draftedMLB--
    16Gordon MacKenzieC5-11175R-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    22Mickey McDermottP6-2170L-L321948Not draftedMLB--
    33Joe NuxhallP6-3219L-L321944Not draftedMLB--
    27Dan PfisterP6-0187R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    12Joe PignatanoC5-10180R-R311957Not draftedMLB--
    14Al PilarcikOF5-10180L-L301956Not draftedMLB--
    19Leo PosadaOF5-11175R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    22Bobby PrescottOF5-11180R-R301961Not draftedMLB--
    35Ed RakowP5-11178B-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    10Jim RiveraOF6-0196L-L381952Not draftedMLB--
    26Bob ShawP6-2195R-R281957Not draftedMLB--
    45Charlie Shoemaker2B5-10155L-R211961Not draftedMLB--
    7Norm Siebern1B-OF6-3205L-R271956Not draftedMLB--
    38Gerry StaleyP6-0195R-R401947Not draftedMLB--
    3Gene StephensOF6-3175L-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    8Haywood SullivanC6-4215R-R301955Not draftedMLB--
    3Marv Throneberry1B6-0197L-L271955Not draftedMLB--
    13Bill TuttleOF6-0190R-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    4Ozzie Virgil3B6-1195R-R281956Not draftedMLB--
    23Jerry WalkerP6-1195B-R221957Not draftedMLB--
    27Dave WickershamP6-3190R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    27John WyattP5-11200R-R261961Not draftedMLB--

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