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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: Sam Mele
Assistant Coach: Floyd Baker
Assistant Coach: Ed Lopat
Assistant Coach: Clyde McCullough
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 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    4Bob AllisonOF6-4220R-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    35Joe Altobelli1B-OF6-0185L-L291955Not draftedMLB--
    42Gerry ArrigoP6-1195L-L201961Not draftedMLB--
    10Earl BatteyC6-1205R-R261955Not draftedMLB--
    29Julio Becquer1B5-11178L-L291955Not draftedMLB--
    1Reno Bertoia3B-2B5-11185R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    38Fred BruckbauerP6-1185R-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    6Billy ConsoloSS-2B5-11180R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    16Bert CuetoP6-4170R-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    22Dan DobbekOF6-0195L-R261959Not draftedMLB--
    41Gary DotterP6-1180L-L181961Not draftedMLB--
    9Billy Gardner2B6-0180R-R331954Not draftedMLB--
    18Paul GielP5-11185R-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    7Lenny GreenOF5-11170L-L281957Not draftedMLB--
    11Ron HenryC6-1180R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    25Jake JacobsOF6-0175R-R241960Not draftedMLB--
    36Jim KaatP6-4217L-L221959Not draftedMLB--
    3Harmon Killebrew1B-3B5-11214R-R251954Not draftedMLB--
    15Jack KralickP6-2180L-L261959Not draftedMLB--
    20Don LeeP6-4210R-R271957Not draftedMLB--
    23Jim LemonOF6-4200R-R331950Not draftedMLB--
    6Ted Lepcio2B-3B5-10177R-R301952Not draftedMLB--
    1Billy Martin2B5-11165R-R331950Not draftedMLB--
    18Danny McDevittP5-10175L-L281957Not draftedMLB--
    28Don Mincher1B6-3213L-R231960Not draftedMLB--
    21Ray MooreP6-1205R-R351952Not draftedMLB--
    8Hal NaragonC6-0175L-R321951Not draftedMLB--
    24,40Ed PalmquistP6-3195R-R281960UDFAMLB--
    17Camilo PascualP5-11185R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    40Bill PleisP5-10175L-L231961Not draftedMLB--
    14,28Pedro RamosP6-0185B-R261955Not draftedMLB--
    9Rich Rollins3B5-10185R-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    35Ted SadowskiP6-1190R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    43Al SchrollP6-2210R-R291958Not draftedMLB--
    6Jim Snyder2B6-1185R-R281961Not draftedMLB--
    39Lee StangeP5-10170R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    27Chuck StobbsP6-1185L-L311947Not draftedMLB--
    13Bill TuttleOF6-0190R-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    5Jose ValdivielsoSS6-1175R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    32Elmer ValoOF5-11190L-R401940Not draftedMLB--
    2Zoilo VersallesSS5-10150R-R211959Not draftedMLB--
    24Pete WhisenantOF6-2200R-R311952UDFAMLB--

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