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1961 PITTSBURGH PIRATES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Pittsburgh,PA
Team Record:  75-79   .487
Result:   6th in National League
Manager(s):  Danny Murtaugh
General Manager:   Joe Brown
Stadium:  Forbes Field
Attendance:  1,199,128
Playoffs:  -

Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Rocky Nelson (36)
Youngest Player:  Al McBean (23)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Friend (11)
Top Hitter:  Roberto Clemente (8)
Top Pitcher:  Joe Gibbon (11)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  95.37%
National League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Cincinnati9361.604--
LA Dodgers8965.5784.0
SF Giants8569.5528.0
Milwaukee8371.53910.0
St. Louis8074.51913.0
Pittsburgh7579.48718.0
Chi Cubs6490.41629.0
Philadelphia47107.30546.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
16Gene Baker2B-3BMLB6-1170RightRight6/15/192536Davenport,IowaUDFA 

6Smoky BurgessCMLB5-8187LeftRight2/26/192734Caroleen,North CarolinaUDFA 
34Tom CheneyPMLB6-0180RightRight10/14/193426Morgan,GeorgiaUDFA 
23Joe ChristopherOFMLB5-10176RightRight12/13/193525Frederiksted,Virgin IslandsUDFA 
20Gino CimoliOFMLB6-2200RightRight12/18/192931San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
21Roberto ClementeOFMLB5-11175RightRight8/18/193426Carolina,Puerto Rico1954UDFA Brk
35Donn Clendenon1BMLB6-3210RightRight7/15/193525Neosho,MissouriUDFA 
26Roy FacePMLB5-8155RightRight2/20/192833Stephentown,New YorkUDFA 
37Larry FossPMLB6-2187RightRight4/18/193625Castleton,KansasUDFA 
27Earl FrancisPMLB6-2215RightRight7/14/193525Slab Fork,West VirginiaUDFA 
19Bob FriendPMLB6-0190RightRight11/24/193030Lafayette,IndianaUDFA 
22Joe GibbonPMLB6-4210RightLeft4/10/193526Hickory,MississippiUDFA 
35Fred GreenPMLB6-4190RightLeft9/14/193327Titusville,New JerseyUDFA 
24Dick GroatSSMLB180RightRight11/4/193030Wilkinsburg,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
31Harvey HaddixPMLB5-9170LeftLeft9/18/192535Medway,OhioUDFA 
12Don Hoak3BMLB6-0175RightRight2/5/192833Roulette,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
25Al JacksonPMLB5-10169LeftLeft12/25/193525Waco,TexasUDFA 
29Clem LabinePMLB6-0180RightRight8/6/192634Lincoln,Rhode IslandUDFA 
32Vern LawPMLB6-2195RightRight3/12/193031Meridian,IdahoUDFA 
2Don LeppertCMLB6-2220RightRight10/19/193129Indianapolis,IndianaUDFA 
16Johnny LoganSSMLB5-11175RightRight3/23/192734Endicott,New YorkUDFA 
9Bill Mazeroski2BMLB5-11183RightRight9/5/193624Wheeling,West VirginiaUDFA 
34Al McBeanPMLB6-0180RightRight5/15/193823Charlotte Amalie,Virgin IslandsUDFA 
15Roman MejiasOFMLB6-0175RightRight8/9/193030Abreus,CubaUDFA 
30Vinegar Bend MizellPMLB6-3205RightLeft8/13/193030Vinegar Bend,AlabamaUDFA 
20Walt MorynOFMLB6-2205LeftRight4/12/192635St. Paul,MinnesotaUDFA 
14Rocky Nelson1BMLB5-11178LeftLeft11/18/192436Portsmouth,OhioUDFA 
2Bob OldisCMLB6-1185RightRight1/5/192833Preston,IowaUDFA 
11Dick SchofieldSS-2BMLB5-9165BothRight1/7/193526Springfield,IllinoisUDFA 
28Bobby ShantzPMLB5-6142RightLeft9/26/192535Pottstown,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
4Bob SkinnerOFMLB6-4190LeftRight10/3/193129La Jolla,CaliforniaUDFA 
5Hal SmithCMLB6-0195RightRight12/7/193030West Frankfort,IllinoisUDFA 
7Dick Stuart1BMLB6-4212RightRight11/7/193228San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
15Tom SturdivantPMLB6-1186LeftRight4/28/193031Gordon,KansasUDFA 
37Jim UmbrichtPMLB6-4215RightRight9/17/193030Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
18Bill VirdonOFMLB6-0175LeftRight6/9/193130Hazel Park,MichiganUDFA 
39George WittPMLB6-3200RightRight11/9/193327Long Beach,CaliforniaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Joe BrownGeneral Manager 
Bill BurwellPitching Coach 
Len LevyFirst Base Coach 
Paul LongBroadcaster 
Danny MurtaughManager 
Sam NarronBullpen Coach 
Ron NortheyHitting Coach 
Frank OceakThird Base Coach 
Bob PrinceBroadcaster 
Jim WoodsBroadcaster 


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