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1961 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 70-90 .437
Rank: 7th in American League
Run Differential: 707-778 -71
Roster Continuity 81.76% 5/16
Manager(s): Sam Mele, Cookie Lavagetto
General Manager: Calvin Griffith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 1,256,723 5/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Clyde McCullough
Assistant Coach: Sam Mele
Assistant Coach: Floyd Baker
Assistant Coach: Ed Lopat
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Lenny GreenOF28   60092171
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7
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9
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501711815062325.285.374.400774.115.260.2980.6266.7240692
4Bob AllisonOF26   55683136
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29
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10527103100515817.245.363.450813.205.381.2460.9719.2250677
3Harmon Killebrew1B25   54194156
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7
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46
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12212107109360511.288.405.6061011.318.514.2811.0211.8328656
2Zoilo VersallesSS21   51065143
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5
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7
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53169256112428.280.314.390704.110.173.3062.4472.9199542
10Earl BatteyC26   46070139
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1
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55335366335118.302.377.470847.167.283.3231.2527.1216522
23Jim LemonOF33   42357109
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1
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52114498422611.258.329.423752.165.270.3002.2330.2179479
1Billy Martin2B33   3744492
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3632134230539.246.275.361636.115.152.2613.2362.3135398
13Bill Tuttle3B-OF31   3703891
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38134341047513.246.321.335656.089.200.2610.9574.0124425
9Billy Gardner2B33   1541336
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1100101401707.234.280.312592.078.143.2521.40154.048171
5Jose ValdivielsoSS27   1491529
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91181900016.195.234.248482.054.107.2152.38149.037158
8Hal NaragonC32   1391042
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2
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11004810305.302.326.374700.072.101.3102.0069.552147
22Dan DobbekOF26   1251221
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1412131821012.168.255.304559.136.232.1631.3831.338141
6Ted Lepcio3B-2B30   1121119
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191083110012.170.230.402632.232.313.1603.8816.045122
1Reno Bertoia3B26   1041722
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800201201223.212.333.260593.048.240.2260.60104.027128
28Don Mincher1B23   1011819
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1101221100005.188.333.406739.218.426.1650.5020.241123
35Joe AltobelliOF29   951021
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1400131400012.221.312.358670.137.274.2281.0831.734109
14,28Pedro RamosP26   93816
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110034210211.172.204.280484.108.140.26514.0031.026100
15Jack KralickP26   86813
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60021500601.151.170.186356.035.058.1717.5086.01694
17Camilo PascualP27   85414
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0040051500505.165.211.200411.035.094.2003.00--1795
29Julio Becquer1B29   841320
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180121201011.238.253.476729.238.250.2216.0016.84087
36Jim KaatP22   631015
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010041310302.238.294.317611.079.143.3003.25--2071
32Elmer ValoOF40   3205
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004003311002.156.250.219469.063.156.1721.00--736
20Don LeeP27   3022
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00020001100310.067.065.067132.000.000.100----234
11Ron HenryC24   2814
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0003002700013.143.194.143337.000.071.1823.50--431
43Al SchrollP29   1835
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3002400000.278.350.500850.222.333.3082.0018.0920
9Rich Rollins2B-3B23   1735
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003002210000.294.400.353753.059.176.3331.00--620
40Bill PleisP23   901
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0000000500000.111.111.111222.000.000.250----19
25Jake JacobsOF24   802
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0000000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----28
27Chuck StobbsP31   823
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001001200000.375.444.500944.125.250.5002.00--49
35Ted SadowskiP25   6000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
24Pete WhisenantOF31   6100000001200000.000.143.000143.000.167.0002.00--07
6Billy ConsoloSS-2B26   5100000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
16Bert CuetoP23   5100000001100200.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--08
6Jim Snyder2B28   5000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
21Ray MooreP35   4000000002100101.000.333.000333.000.500.0000.50--07
18Danny McDevittP28   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
24,40Ed PalmquistP28   3100000000000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
42Gerry ArrigoP20   201
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0001000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
18Paul GielP29   201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
41Gary DotterP18   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
39Lee StangeP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals20375417707135321540167665474359784033256742141.250.322.397719.147.258.2661.4132.421496123
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
14,28Pedro Ramos26   11203.9542349362264.126513411639791745041.309.031.332.695.932.20
17Camilo Pascual27   15163.46353315810252.120511497261002217031.217.320.933.577.892.21
15Jack Kralick26   13113.61333311200242.02571019721641374031.339.560.782.385.102.14
36Jim Kaat22   9173.9036298130200.2188105871282122101111.348.420.543.675.461.49
20Don Lee27   363.52371040143115.09349451235651041.117.280.942.745.091.86
21Ray Moore35   443.7046000381456.1492323838455011.557.881.296.117.231.18
40Bill Pleis23   424.983700016256.1593531434321041.669.480.645.465.140.94
43Al Schroll29   445.22118201050.0533629527244021.609.540.904.864.320.89
27Chuck Stobbs31   237.40243008244.2563737815171021.5811.201.603.003.401.13
35Ted Sadowski25   026.82151006033.0492925611122011.8213.361.643.003.271.09
18Danny McDevitt28   102.33161005026.220117119151001.446.670.336.335.000.79
16Bert Cueto23   137.2975000021.127241771050011.7611.573.004.292.140.50
24,40Ed Palmquist28   119.4392003021.0332322713130032.1914.143.005.575.571.00
18Paul Giel29   109.95120004019.1242721617140002.1611.372.848.056.630.82
39Lee Stange24   103.0070003012.11564110101002.0811.250.757.507.501.00
42Gerry Arrigo20   019.907200309.29121101060021.908.100.009.005.400.60
41Gary Dotter18   009.002000006.06660420001.679.000.006.003.000.50
29Julio Becquer29   0027.001000101.14330100005.0036.000.009.000.000.00
38Fred Bruckbauer23   00-1000000333010000------
Batting Totals70904.2837816149141122314321415778681163570914421411.398.891.023.585.741.60
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Earl BatteyC1318126069.9930.00
Hal NaragonC361681214.9940.00
Ron HenryC5212001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harmon Killebrew1B119972671491.9870.00
Don Mincher1B2923418828.9690.00
Bob Allison1B18117429.9840.00
Julio Becquer1B18553081.0000.00
Joe Altobelli1B2151001.0000.00
Ron Henry1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy Martin2B1052172241761.9630.00
Billy Gardner2B418696532.9730.00
Ted Lepcio2B223951118.9890.00
Jose Valdivielso2B15161812.9710.00
Rich Rollins2B534011.0000.00
Billy Consolo2B351001.0000.00
Jim Snyder2B343011.0000.00
Bill Tuttle2B231001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Tuttle3B85661651415.9430.00
Harmon Killebrew3B452875910.9200.00
Ted Lepcio3B35132132.9190.00
Reno Bertoia3B32225993.9000.00
Jose Valdivielso3B142210.8000.00
Rich Rollins3B426011.0000.00
Billy Gardner3B20320.6000.00
Billy Consolo3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Zoilo VersallesSS1292293713074.9520.00
Jose ValdivielsoSS434987418.9710.00
Ted LepcioSS60520.7140.00
Billy ConsoloSS30000.0000.00
Billy MartinSS10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lenny GreenOF153356380.9780.00
Bob AllisonOF1503001483.9750.00
Jim LemonOF1201827120.9400.00
Bill TuttleOF6472111.9860.00
Dan DobbekOF4864110.9850.00
Joe AltobelliOF2539020.9510.00
Julio BecquerOF571001.0000.00
Pete WhisenantOF520001.0000.00
Jake JacobsOF320001.0000.00
Harmon KillebrewOF231001.0000.00
Elmer ValoOF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray MooreP465666001.0001.93
Pedro RamosP42264142822.9551.43
Don LeeP3711582921.9492.90
Bill PleisP37563310.8570.96
Jim KaatP36200194128.9682.70
Camilo PascualP35252144010.9821.93
Jack KralickP33242124714.9832.19
Chuck StobbsP244433001.0001.22
Danny McDevittP16260810.8892.75
Ted SadowskiP153319001.0002.73
Paul GielP12191520.7502.83
Al SchrollP115028001.0001.80
Ed PalmquistP92115011.0002.57
Gerry ArrigoP7902001.0001.96
Bert CuetoP7212410.8572.56
Lee StangeP71212001.0002.23
Gary DotterP2611001.0003.00
Julio BecquerP110000.0000.00
Fred BruckbauerP100000.0000.00


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