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1961 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 75-79 .487
Rank: 6th in National League
Run Differential: 694-675 + 19
Manager(s): Danny Murtaugh
General Manager: Joe Brown
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: Forbes Field
Attendance: 1,199,128 6/18
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Sam Narron
First Base Coach: Len Levy
Hitting Coach: Ron Northey
Pitching Coach: Bill Burwell
Third Base Coach: Frank Oceak
National League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9361.604--
8965.5784.0
8569.5528.0
8371.53910.0
8074.51913.0
7579.48718.0
6490.41629.0
47107.30546.0
  • 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 Pittsburgh Pirates season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    16Gene Baker2B-3B6-1170R-R361953Not draftedMLB--
    6Smoky BurgessC5-8187L-R341949Not draftedMLB--
    34Tom CheneyP6-0180R-R261957Not draftedMLB--
    23Joe ChristopherOF5-10176R-R251959Not draftedMLB--
    20Gino CimoliOF6-2200R-R311956Not draftedMLB--
    21Roberto ClementeOF5-11175R-R261955UDFAMLB--
    35Donn Clendenon1B6-3210R-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    26Roy FaceP5-8155R-R331953Not draftedMLB--
    37Larry FossP6-2187R-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    27Earl FrancisP6-2215R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    19Bob FriendP6-0190R-R301951Not draftedMLB--
    22Joe GibbonP6-4210R-L261960Not draftedMLB--
    35Fred GreenP6-4190R-L271959Not draftedMLB--
    24Dick GroatSS180R-R301952Not draftedMLB--
    31Harvey HaddixP5-9170L-L351952Not draftedMLB--
    12Don Hoak3B6-0175R-R331954Not draftedMLB--
    25Al JacksonP5-10169L-L251959Not draftedMLB--
    29Clem LabineP6-0180R-R341950Not draftedMLB--
    32Vern LawP6-2195R-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    2Don LeppertC6-2220R-R291961Not draftedMLB--
    16Johnny LoganSS5-11175R-R341951Not draftedMLB--
    9Bill Mazeroski2B5-11183R-R241956Not draftedMLB--
    34Al McBeanP6-0180R-R231961Not draftedMLB--
    15Roman MejiasOF6-0175R-R301955Not draftedMLB--
    30Vinegar Bend MizellP6-3205R-L301952Not draftedMLB--
    20Walt MorynOF6-2205L-R351954Not draftedMLB--
    14Rocky Nelson1B5-11178L-L361949Not draftedMLB--
    2Bob OldisC6-1185R-R331953Not draftedMLB--
    11Dick SchofieldSS-2B5-9165B-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    28Bobby ShantzP5-6142R-L351949Not draftedMLB--
    4Bob SkinnerOF6-4190L-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    5Hal SmithC6-0195R-R301955Not draftedMLB--
    7Dick Stuart1B6-4212R-R281958Not draftedMLB--
    15Tom SturdivantP6-1186L-R311955Not draftedMLB--
    37Jim UmbrichtP6-4215R-R301959Not draftedMLB--
    18Bill VirdonOF6-0175L-R301955Not draftedMLB--
    39George WittP6-3200R-R271957Not draftedMLB--


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