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1961 KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Kansas City,MO
Team Record:  61-100   .379
Result:   10th in American League
Manager(s):  Hank Bauer, Joe Gordon
General Manager:   Frank Lane
Stadium:  Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  683,817
Playoffs:  -

Kansas City Athletics affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Gerry Staley (40)
Youngest Player:  Lew Krausse (18)
Longest Tenure:  Ray Herbert (5)
Top Hitter:  Dick Howser (8)
Top Pitcher:  Jim Archer (20)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  45.99%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees10953.673--
Detroit10161.6238.0
Baltimore9567.58614.0
Chi White Sox8676.53123.0
Cleveland7883.48430.5
Boston7686.46933.0
Minnesota7090.43838.0
LA Angels7091.43538.5
KC Athletics61100.37947.5
Washington61100.37947.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
20Jim ArcherPMLB6-0190RightLeft5/25/193229Max Meadows,PennsylvaniaUDFA 

30Norm BassPMLB6-3205RightRight1/21/193922Laurel,MississippiUDFA 
9Hank BauerOFMLB6-0192RightRight7/31/192238East St. Louis,IllinoisUDFA 
16Reno Bertoia3B-2BMLB5-11185RightRight1/8/193526St. Vido Utine,ItalyUDFA 
10Bob Boyd1BMLB5-10170LeftLeft10/1/192535Potts Camp,MississippiUDFA 
5,18Billy BryanCMLB6-4200LeftRight12/4/193822Morgan,GeorgiaUDFA 
1Andy Carey3BMLB6-1195RightRight10/18/193129Oakland,CaliforniaUDFA 
2Wayne CauseySS-2BMLB5-10175LeftRight12/26/193624Ruston,LouisianaUDFA 
25Frank CiprianiOFMLB6-0180RightRight4/14/194120Buffalo,New YorkUDFA 
22Clint CourtneyCMLB5-8180LeftRight3/16/192734Hall Summit,LouisianaUDFA 
14Wes CovingtonOFMLB6-1205LeftRight3/27/193229Laurinburg,North CarolinaUDFA 
28Bud DaleyPMLB6-1185LeftLeft10/7/193228Orange,CaliforniaUDFA 
14Bobby Del GrecoOFMLB5-11190RightRight4/7/193328Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
28Art DitmarPMLB6-2196RightRight4/3/192932Winthrop,MassachusettsUDFA 
16Chuck EssegianOFMLB5-11202RightRight8/9/193129Boston,MassachusettsUDFA 
31Bill FischerPMLB6-0190RightRight10/11/193030Wausau,WisconsinUDFA 
27Paul GielPMLB5-11185RightRight2/29/193229Winona,MinnesotaUDFA 
21Jay HankinsOFMLB5-7170LeftRight11/7/193525St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
38Ray HerbertPMLB5-11185RightRight12/15/192931Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
1Dick HowserSSMLB5-8155RightRight5/14/193625Miami,FloridaUDFA 
6Deron Johnson1B-3BMLB6-2209RightRight7/17/193822San Diego,California1956UDFA NYY
17Ken JohnsonPMLB6-4210RightRight6/16/193328West Palm Beach,FloridaUDFA 
22Stan JohnsonOFMLB5-10180LeftLeft2/12/193724Dallas,TexasUDFA 
36Ed KeeganPMLB6-3165RightRight7/8/193921Camden,New JerseyUDFA 
29Bill KirkPMLB6-0165LeftLeft7/19/193525Coatesville,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
4Lou Klimchock3B-2BMLB5-11180LeftRight10/15/193921Hostetler,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
24Lew KraussePMLB6-0167RightRight4/25/194318Media,Pennsylvania1962UDFA Kca
32Bill KunkelPMLB6-1187RightRight7/6/193624Hoboken,New JerseyUDFA 
18Don LarsenPMLB6-4227RightRight8/7/192931Michigan City,IndianaUDFA 
11Jerry Lumpe2BMLB6-2185LeftRight6/2/193328Lincoln,MissouriUDFA 
16Gordon MacKenzieCMLB5-11175RightRight7/9/193723St. Petersburg,FloridaUDFA 
22Mickey McDermottPMLB6-2170LeftLeft8/29/192832Poughkeepsie,New YorkUDFA 
33Joe NuxhallPMLB6-3219LeftLeft7/30/192832Hamilton,OhioUDFA 
27Dan PfisterPMLB6-0187RightRight12/20/193624Plainfield,New JerseyUDFA 
12Joe PignatanoCMLB5-10180RightRight8/4/192931Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
14Al PilarcikOFMLB5-10180LeftLeft7/3/193030Whiting,IndianaUDFA 
19Leo PosadaOFMLB5-11175RightRight4/15/193625Havana,CubaUDFA 
22Bobby PrescottOFMLB5-11180RightRight3/27/193130Colon,PanamaUDFA 
35Ed RakowPMLB5-11178BothRight5/30/193625Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
10Jim RiveraOFMLB6-0196LeftLeft7/22/192238New York,New YorkUDFA 
26Bob ShawPMLB6-2195RightRight6/29/193328Bronx,New YorkUDFA 
45Charlie Shoemaker2BMLB5-10155LeftRight8/10/193921Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
7Norm Siebern1B-OFMLB6-3205LeftRight7/26/193327St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
38Gerry StaleyPMLB6-0195RightRight8/21/192040Brush Prairie,WashingtonUDFA 
3Gene StephensOFMLB6-3175LeftRight1/20/193328Gravette,ArkansasUDFA 
8Haywood SullivanCMLB6-4215RightRight12/15/193030Donalsonville,GeorgiaUDFA 
3Marv Throneberry1BMLB6-0197LeftLeft9/2/193327Collierville,TennesseeUDFA 
13Bill TuttleOFMLB6-0190RightRight7/4/192931Elwood,IllinoisUDFA 
4Ozzie Virgil3BMLB6-1195RightRight5/17/193328Monte Cristi,Dominican RepublicUDFA 
23Jerry WalkerPMLB6-1195BothRight2/12/193922Ada,OklahomaUDFA 
27Dave WickershamPMLB6-3190RightRight9/27/193525Erie,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
27John WyattPMLB5-11200RightRight4/19/193526Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Hank BauerManager 
Ed Fitz GeraldAssistant Coach 
Joe GordonManager 
Bill GrigsbyBroadcaster 
Merle HarmonBroadcaster 
Frank LaneGeneral Manager 
Dario LodigianiAssistant Coach 
Johnny MizeAssistant Coach 
Ted WilksAssistant Coach 


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