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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
1Dick HowserSS25611108171
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45379923850838.280.377.362739.082.278.2930.41203.7221719
11Jerry Lumpe2B2856981167
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9
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3
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54104839204410.293.348.392740.098.185.3090.81189.7223627
7Norm Siebern1B2756068166
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5
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9824829113064.296.384.475859.179.321.3241.1131.1266649
19Leo PosadaOF253443787
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10
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4
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7
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53003684414128.253.321.366687.113.218.3022.3349.1126400
8Haywood SullivanC303314280
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2
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6
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4010464500119.242.333.356689.115.257.2630.9855.2118379
2Wayne Causey3B243123786
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14
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1
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8
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4900372800845.276.348.404752.128.247.2790.7639.0126361
6Deron JohnsonOF222833161
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8
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4201144411149.216.252.360612.145.191.2263.1435.4102303
12Joe PignatanoC312433159
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2222364242720.243.347.358705.115.263.2761.1760.887292
14Bobby Del GrecoOF282393455
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2110303112514.230.317.360677.130.259.2451.0347.886276
3Gene StephensOF281832238
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2632162720202.208.279.317596.109.202.2241.6945.858203
21Jay HankinsOF251732332
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03
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62081710803.185.225.272497.087.145.1902.1357.747190
10Jim RiveraOF381412034
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02
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1062241400003.241.352.340692.099.298.2560.5870.548165
3Marv Throneberry1B271301731
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2400193001104.238.336.408744.169.315.2661.5821.753150
1Andy Carey3B291232030
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1100152320203.244.336.398734.154.276.2781.5341.049142
4Lou Klimchock1B-OF21121826
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160051300111.215.244.289533.074.116.2312.60121.035128
16Reno Bertoia3B261201229
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00131091500446.242.286.258544.017.100.2661.67--31137
9Hank BauerOF381061128
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18109800211.264.319.396715.132.226.2600.8935.342118
13Bill TuttleOF31841522
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08009900202.262.333.333666.071.179.2931.00--2895
33Joe NuxhallP3265519
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130061800502.292.352.446798.154.246.3783.0032.52976
23Jerry WalkerP2264616
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007003900101.250.284.281565.031.078.2913.00--1868
20Jim ArcherP296324
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0020021900610.063.091.079170.016.048.0899.50--572
14Al PilarcikOF3060912
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09106700213.200.269.250519.050.167.2221.17--1569
30Norm BassP225947
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60013400300.119.133.169302.051.068.25034.0059.01063
26Bob ShawP2855511
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0000000600102.200.200.200400.000.000.224----1156
10Bob Boyd1B3548711
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009021200011.229.240.271511.042.021.2342.00--1350
14Wes CovingtonOF294437
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6004720002.159.260.227487.068.159.1671.7544.01050
25Frank CiprianiOF203629
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0002002400001.250.289.250539.000.056.2812.00--938
35Ed RakowP252943
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00020011000311.103.129.103232.000.034.15010.00--334
38Ray HerbertP312813
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004001500200.107.138.143281.036.071.1305.00--431
45Charlie Shoemaker2B2126510
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001002200001.385.429.462891.077.154.4171.00--1228
16Gordon MacKenzieC232413
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0001001600001.125.160.125285.000.042.1676.00--325
4Ozzie Virgil3B-C282113
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0000000300005.143.143.143286.000.000.167----321
18Don LarsenP312026
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4001500100.300.333.450783.150.200.3575.0020.0922
5,18Billy BryanC221923
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2002700001.158.238.316554.158.263.1823.5019.0621
28Bud DaleyP281812
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0001002200102.111.200.111311.000.111.1251.00--221
24Lew KrausseP181702
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0000001800100.118.167.118285.000.059.2228.00--219
28Art DitmarP321202
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0001001200100.167.231.167398.000.083.2002.00--214
22Bobby PrescottOF301201
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0000002500001.083.214.083297.000.167.1432.50--114
32Bill KunkelP24821
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0000001400100.125.222.125347.000.125.2504.00--110
16Chuck EssegianOF29612
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001001200000.333.429.500929.167.333.5002.00--37
22Mickey McDermottP32501
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001001200000.200.333.400733.200.400.3332.00--26
22Stan JohnsonOF243100000002100001.000.400.000400.000.667.0000.50--05
27Dave WickershamP25312
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003000000000.667.6671.0001667.333.333.667----33
31Bill FischerP302000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
22Clint Courtney341000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
17Ken JohnsonP281000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
38Gerry StaleyP401100000001000000.000.500.000500.0001.000.0000.00--02
Batting Totals2097542368313422164790631582258077025108947107.247.318.354672.107.221.2721.3360.319226139
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
20Jim Archer299153.2039279275205204997311601102451.298.960.482.634.831.83
30Norm Bass2211114.684023629017016498891782745041.448.630.894.323.890.90
23Jerry Walker228144.823624401021681611009023965690101.538.631.235.143.000.58
26Bob Shaw289104.322624601015016587721358604001.499.900.783.483.601.03
33Joe Nuxhall32585.343713109112813581761265816131.569.490.844.575.701.25
35Ed Rakow25284.754511108112413180661449818081.449.431.013.535.831.65
32Bill Kunkel24345.16582002648810358511132468001.5210.421.113.244.651.44
38Ray Herbert31365.36131210008310356501030340121.5811.041.073.213.641.13
28Bud Daley28484.921610204163844635622360001.6611.810.843.095.061.64
24Lew Krausse18254.82128211055493330346322011.707.880.487.395.140.70
28Art Ditmar32055.67205002154603434623191021.5410.001.003.833.170.83
38Gerry Staley40113.602300015230321512410163001.409.601.203.004.801.60
27Dave Wickersham25215.14170001122125121205101021.4310.710.002.144.292.00
31Bill Fischer30103.861500010221269926121001.5211.140.862.575.142.00
18Don Larsen31104.20810050152197211132002.1312.601.206.607.801.18
17Ken Johnson280411.0061001091111112740002.0011.002.007.004.000.57
27John Wyatt26002.5750005178320461011.7110.290.005.147.711.50
36Ed Keegan21004.5060005166530531001.839.000.007.504.500.60
22Mickey McDermott320013.5040001051412901033104.0021.000.0015.004.500.30
29Bill Kirk250012.0011000036442130002.3318.006.003.009.003.00
27Dan Pfister240018.0020000025442431004.5022.509.0018.0013.500.75
27Paul Giel290031.5010000016771310004.5027.004.5013.504.500.33
Pitching Totals611004.744301623251302314151519863746141629703587381.529.660.904.004.471.12


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