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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
Manager(s): Sam Mele, Cookie Lavagetto
General Manager: Calvin Griffith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 1,256,723 5/18
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Clyde McCullough
Assistant Coach: Floyd Baker
Assistant Coach: Ed Lopat
Assistant Coach: Sam Mele
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
4Bob AllisonOF2655683136
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10527103100515817.245.358.450808.205.381.2460.9719.2250672
35Joe AltobelliOF29951021
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1400131400012.221.312.358670.137.274.2281.0831.734109
42Gerry ArrigoP20201
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0001000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
10Earl BatteyC2646070139
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55335366335118.302.374.470844.167.283.3231.2527.1216519
29Julio Becquer1B29841320
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180121201011.238.253.476729.238.250.2216.0016.84087
1Reno Bertoia3B261041722
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800201201223.212.333.260593.048.240.2260.60104.027128
6Billy ConsoloSS-2B265100000000100001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
16Bert CuetoP235100000001100200.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--08
22Dan DobbekOF261251221
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1412131821012.168.245.304549.136.232.1631.3831.338139
41Gary DotterP181000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
9Billy Gardner2B331541336
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1100101401707.234.280.312592.078.143.2521.40154.048171
18Paul GielP29201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
7Lenny GreenOF2860092171
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501711815062325.285.369.400769.115.260.2980.6266.7240686
11Ron HenryC242814
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0003002700013.143.194.143337.000.071.1823.50--431
25Jake JacobsOF24802
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0000000200000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----28
36Jim KaatP22631015
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010041310302.238.284.317601.079.143.3003.25--2070
3Harmon Killebrew1B2554194156
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12212107109360511.288.403.6061009.318.514.2811.0211.8328653
15Jack KralickP2686813
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60021500601.151.170.186356.035.058.1717.5086.01694
20Don LeeP273022
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00020001100310.067.065.067132.000.000.100----234
23Jim LemonOF3342357109
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52114498422611.258.323.423746.165.270.3002.2330.2179475
6Ted Lepcio3B-2B301121119
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191083110012.170.223.402625.232.313.1603.8816.045121
1Billy Martin2B333744492
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3632134230539.246.269.361630.115.152.2613.2362.3135395
18Danny McDevittP283000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
28Don Mincher1B231011819
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1101221100005.188.333.406739.218.426.1650.5020.241123
21Ray MooreP354000000002100101.000.333.000333.000.500.0000.50--07
8Hal NaragonC321391042
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11004810305.302.322.374696.072.101.3102.0069.552146
24,40Ed PalmquistP283100000000000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
17Camilo PascualP2785414
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0040051500505.165.211.200411.035.094.2003.00--1795
40Bill PleisP23901
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0000000500000.111.111.111222.000.000.250----19
14,28Pedro RamosP2693816
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110034210211.172.196.280476.108.140.26514.0031.02699
9Rich Rollins2B-3B231735
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003002210000.294.368.353721.059.176.3331.00--619
35Ted SadowskiP256000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
43Al SchrollP291835
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3002400000.278.350.500850.222.333.3082.0018.0920
6Jim Snyder2B285000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
39Lee StangeP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
27Chuck StobbsP31823
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001001200000.375.444.500944.125.250.5002.00--49
13Bill Tuttle3B-OF313703891
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38134341047513.246.321.335656.089.200.2610.9574.0124425
5Jose ValdivielsoSS271491529
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91181900016.195.234.248482.054.107.2152.38149.037158
32Elmer ValoOF403205
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004003311002.156.229.219448.063.156.1721.00--735
2Zoilo VersallesSS2151065143
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53169256112428.280.313.390703.110.173.3062.4472.9199541
24Pete WhisenantOF316100000001200000.000.143.000143.000.167.0002.00--07
Batting Totals20375417707135321540167665474359784033256742141.250.322.397719.147.258.2661.4132.421496123
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
42Gerry Arrigo20019.9072003099121101060021.908.100.009.005.400.60
39Lee Stange24103.00700030121564110101002.0811.250.757.507.501.00
43Al Schroll29445.22118201050533629527244021.609.540.904.864.320.89
35Ted Sadowski25026.82151006033492925611122011.8213.361.643.003.271.09
14,28Pedro Ramos2611203.954234936226426513411639791745041.309.031.332.695.932.20
40Bill Pleis23424.983700016256593531434321041.669.480.645.465.140.94
17Camilo Pascual2715163.4635331581025220511497261002217031.217.320.933.577.892.21
24,40Ed Palmquist28119.4392003021332322713130032.1914.143.005.575.571.00
21Ray Moore35443.7046000381456492323838455011.557.881.296.117.231.18
18Danny McDevitt28102.3316100502620117119151001.446.670.336.335.000.79
20Don Lee27363.523710401431159349451235651041.117.280.942.745.091.86
15Jack Kralick2613113.613333112002422571019721641374031.339.560.782.385.102.14
36Jim Kaat229173.9036298130200188105871282122101111.348.420.543.675.461.49
18Paul Giel29109.95120004019242721617140002.1611.372.848.056.630.82
41Gary Dotter18009.0020000066660420001.679.000.006.003.000.50
16Bert Cueto23137.297500002127241771050011.7611.573.004.292.140.50
38Fred Bruckbauer2300-1000000333010000------
29Julio Becquer290027.0010001014330100005.0036.000.009.000.000.00
27Chuck Stobbs31237.40243008244563737815171021.5811.201.603.003.401.13
Pitching 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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