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1961 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 95-67 .586
Rank: 3rd in American League
Run Differential: 691-588 + 103
Roster Continuity 74.58% 10/16
Manager(s): Paul Richards, Lum Harris
General Manager: Lee MacPhail
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Ballpark: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 951,089 10/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jim Busby
First Base Coach: Jimmy Adair
Pitching Coach: Harry Breechen
Third Base Coach: Lum Harris
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
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1961 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11961-04-11L 2-7 LAA
    21961-04-14L 2-3 MIN
    31961-04-15W 8-0 MIN
    41961-04-16L 5-10 MIN
    51961-04-16L 4-6 MIN
    61961-04-21L 2-4 NYA
    71961-04-22W 5-3 NYA
    81961-04-22W 5-5 NYA
    91961-04-23W 4-1 NYA
    101961-04-24L 1-5 CLE
    111961-04-25W 5-2 CLE
    121961-04-26L 3-6 CLE
    131961-04-27W 5-0 @WS2
    141961-04-28W 4-2 @WS2
    151961-04-29W 5-0 @WS2
    161961-04-30L 2-8 @DET
    171961-04-30W 4-2 @DET
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    181961-05-02W 7-6 @LAA
    191961-05-03L 6-7 @LAA
    201961-05-04W 8-7 @LAA
    211961-05-06W 6-0 @KC1
    221961-05-07L 4-5 @KC1
    231961-05-09W 13-5 @MIN
    241961-05-10L 6-10 @MIN
    251961-05-11W 8-7 @MIN
    261961-05-12W 4-2 @CLE
    271961-05-13W 4-1 @CLE
    281961-05-14L 0-1 @CLE
    291961-05-14L 4-6 @CLE
    301961-05-15L 5-10 DET
    311961-05-16L 4-10 DET
    321961-05-17L 1-9 DET
    331961-05-19W 4-2 WS2
    341961-05-20W 4-3 WS2
    351961-05-21L 2-4 @NYA
    361961-05-21W 3-2 @NYA
    371961-05-22L 2-8 @NYA
    381961-05-23W 3-1 CHA
    391961-05-24W 2-1 CHA
    401961-05-24W 5-3 CHA
    411961-05-25W 6-4 CHA
    421961-05-27W 5-4 BOS
    431961-05-28L 0-5 BOS
    441961-05-30W 6-0 @CHA
    451961-05-30W 2-1 @CHA
    461961-05-31L 4-9 @CHA
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    471961-06-02L 2-4 @BOS
    481961-06-03W 3-1 @BOS
    491961-06-04L 5-6 @BOS
    501961-06-05L 0-3 LAA
    511961-06-06L 3-7 LAA
    521961-06-06W 2-0 LAA
    531961-06-07L 0-4 LAA
    541961-06-08L 1-3 MIN
    551961-06-10W 4-3 MIN
    561961-06-11W 8-2 CHA
    571961-06-11L 1-7 CHA
    581961-06-12L 8-9 CHA
    591961-06-13W 8-7 WS2
    601961-06-14L 1-5 WS2
    611961-06-15L 2-5 WS2
    621961-06-16L 1-3 @CLE
    631961-06-17W 4-1 @CLE
    641961-06-18L 1-2 @CLE
    651961-06-18W 8-5 @CLE
    661961-06-20L 4-5 @MIN
    671961-06-21W 11-5 @MIN
    681961-06-22W 8-2 @MIN
    691961-06-23W 8-6 @LAA
    701961-06-24L 1-4 @LAA
    711961-06-25W 9-8 @LAA
    721961-06-27W 5-3 @KC1
    731961-06-27W 7-2 @KC1
    741961-06-28W 5-4 @KC1
    751961-06-29W 6-2 @KC1
    761961-06-30L 5-6 DET
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    771961-07-01L 8-11 DET
    781961-07-02W 6-3 DET
    791961-07-03W 5-0 CLE
    801961-07-04W 5-1 CLE
    811961-07-05W 2-0 @WS2
    821961-07-06L 0-1 @WS2
    831961-07-07W 6-2 KC1
    841961-07-07W 5-0 KC1
    851961-07-08W 7-2 KC1
    861961-07-09W 8-0 KC1
    871961-07-13L 2-3 @BOS
    881961-07-14W 7-6 @BOS
    891961-07-15L 1-2 @BOS
    901961-07-16L 1-2 NYA
    911961-07-17L 0-5 NYA
    921961-07-18W 8-7 @DET
    931961-07-19W 4-2 @DET
    941961-07-20L 8-15 @DET
    951961-07-22L 4-7 @CHA
    961961-07-22L 4-11 @CHA
    971961-07-23L 2-5 @CHA
    981961-07-25W 5-1 BOS
    991961-07-26W 5-1 BOS
    1001961-07-26W 9-2 BOS
    1011961-07-27W 8-5 BOS
    1021961-07-28W 4-0 @NYA
    1031961-07-29L 4-5 @NYA
    1041961-07-30W 4-0 @NYA
    1051961-07-30W 2-1 @NYA
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1061961-08-02L 3-4 MIN
    1071961-08-02W 4-3 MIN
    1081961-08-03W 3-0 MIN
    1091961-08-04L 1-3 LAA
    1101961-08-04W 3-0 LAA
    1111961-08-05L 2-4 LAA
    1121961-08-07W 5-4 KC1
    1131961-08-08W 7-0 KC1
    1141961-08-08L 5-6 KC1
    1151961-08-09L 1-2 KC1
    1161961-08-10W 8-0 KC1
    1171961-08-11W 6-3 BOS
    1181961-08-12W 8-3 BOS
    1191961-08-13W 6-5 BOS
    1201961-08-15L 0-2 @DET
    1211961-08-15L 2-3 @DET
    1221961-08-16W 8-2 @DET
    1231961-08-17W 3-1 @DET
    1241961-08-18W 3-2 @WS2
    1251961-08-19W 5-0 @WS2
    1261961-08-20W 9-3 @WS2
    1271961-08-22L 2-3 @KC1
    1281961-08-23W 7-5 @KC1
    1291961-08-24L 3-5 @KC1
    1301961-08-25W 5-2 @MIN
    1311961-08-26W 7-4 @MIN
    1321961-08-27W 3-0 @MIN
    1331961-08-28W 8-1 @LAA
    1341961-08-29L 5-6 @LAA
    1351961-08-29L 5-6 @LAA
    1361961-08-30W 11-4 @LAA
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1371961-09-01L 4-5 CLE
    1381961-09-02W 3-2 CLE
    1391961-09-02L 0-6 CLE
    1401961-09-03W 1-0 CLE
    1411961-09-04W 6-3 DET
    1421961-09-04W 4-1 DET
    1431961-09-05W 1-0 DET
    1441961-09-07W 6-3 WS2
    1451961-09-08W 2-1 WS2
    1461961-09-08W 4-2 WS2
    1471961-09-09L 2-6 WS2
    1481961-09-10W 3-2 WS2
    1491961-09-13L 0-5 @CLE
    1501961-09-15L 2-3 @BOS
    1511961-09-16W 5-4 @BOS
    1521961-09-17L 0-1 @BOS
    1531961-09-19W 1-0 NYA
    1541961-09-19L 1-3 NYA
    1551961-09-20L 2-4 NYA
    1561961-09-21W 5-3 NYA
    1571961-09-22W 8-6 @CHA
    1581961-09-24L 7-8 @CHA
    1591961-09-24W 5-3 @CHA
    1601961-09-26L 2-3 @NYA
    1611961-09-27W 3-2 @NYA
    1621961-09-29W 3-2 CHA
    1631961-09-30W 4-3 CHA
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    96-67
    Gus Triandos 108
    Hank Foiles 32
    Charlie Lau 13
    Clint Courtney 10
    Jim Gentile 137
    Dick Williams 11
    Walt Dropo 9
    Marv Throneberry 5
    Dave Philley 1
    Jerry Adair 96
    Marv Breeding 62
    Ron Hansen 5
    Brooks Robinson 162
    Jerry Adair 1
    Ron Hansen 145
    Jerry Adair 18
    Dick Williams 63
    Russ Snyder 43
    Whitey Herzog 20
    Dave Philley 15
    Jackie Brandt 10
    Gene Stephens 9
    Boog Powell 3
    Jackie Brandt 109
    Jim Busby 26
    Russ Snyder 22
    Gene Stephens 5
    Barry Shetrone 1
    Whitey Herzog 66
    Earl Robinson 53
    Jackie Brandt 15
    Marv Throneberry 13
    Russ Snyder 9
    Gene Stephens 4
    Dave Philley 2
    Dick Williams 1


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