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1961 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)

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W-L Record: 93-61 .604
Rank: 1st in National League
Run Differential: 710-653 + 57
Manager(s): Fred Hutchinson
General Manager: Gabe Paul
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ballpark: Crosley Field
Attendance: 1,117,603 8/18
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Dick Sisler
Pitching Coach: Jim Turner
Third Base Coach: Reggie Otero
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 Cincinnati Reds season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    27Harry AndersonOF-1B6-3210L-R291957Not draftedMLB--
    6Ed BaileyC6-2205L-R301953Not draftedMLB--
    11Jim Baumer2B-SS6-2185R-R301949Not draftedMLB--
    25Gus BellOF6-2196L-R321950Not draftedMLB--
    9Hal Bevan3B6-2198R-R301952Not draftedMLB--
    19Don Blasingame2B5-10165L-R291955Not draftedMLB--
    34Marshall BridgesP6-1180B-L301959Not draftedMLB--
    42Jim BrosnanP6-4210R-R311954Not draftedMLB--
    16Leo CardenasSS5-10163R-R221960UDFAMLB--
    17Elio ChaconSS-2B5-9160R-R241960Not draftedMLB--
    18Gordy Coleman1B6-2218L-R261959Not draftedMLB--
    11Cliff Cook3B-OF6-0188R-R241959Not draftedMLB--
    6Johnny EdwardsC6-4220L-R231961UDFAMLB--
    12Gene Freese3B5-11175R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    21Joe GainesOF6-1190R-R241960Not draftedMLB--
    15Dick Gernert1B6-3210R-R321952Not draftedMLB--
    44Bill HenryP6-2180L-L331952Not draftedMLB--
    47Jay HookP6-2182L-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    41Ken HuntP6-4200R-R221961Not draftedMLB--
    30Joey JayP6-4228B-R251953Not draftedMLB--
    9Darrell JohnsonC6-1180R-R321952Not draftedMLB--
    40Ken JohnsonP6-4210R-R281958Not draftedMLB--
    14Sherman JonesP6-4205L-R261960Not draftedMLB--
    34Willie Jones3B6-1192R-R351947Not draftedMLB--
    10Eddie KaskoSS-3B6-0180R-R291957Not draftedMLB--
    24Jerry LynchOF6-1189L-R301954Not draftedMLB--
    46Jim MaloneyP6-2207L-R211960Not draftedMLB--
    38Howie NunnP6-0173R-R251959Not draftedMLB--
    31Jim O'TooleP6-0198B-L241958Not draftedMLB--
    32Claude OsteenP5-11173L-L211957UDFAMLB--
    28Vada PinsonOF5-11181L-L221958UDFAMLB--
    29Wally PostOF6-1203R-R311949Not draftedMLB--
    37Bob PurkeyP6-2195R-R311954Not draftedMLB--
    20Frank RobinsonOF6-1195R-R251956UDFAMLB--
    6Bob SchmidtC6-2205R-R281958Not draftedMLB--
    27Pete WhisenantOF6-2200R-R311952Not draftedMLB--
    8Jerry ZimmermanC6-2185R-R261961Not draftedMLB--


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