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1961 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-83 .484
Rank: 5th in American League
Run Differential: 737-752 -15
Roster Continuity 72.63% 12/16
Manager(s): Jimmy Dykes, Mel Harder
General Manager: Frank Lane (1961-01-02), Gabe Paul
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 725,547 13/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Mel McGaha
Assistant Coach: Luke Appling
Pitching Coach: Mel Harder
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
14Tito FranconaOF27   59287178
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8
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852156524312311.301.363.459822.159.255.3070.9337.0272667
10Vic Power1B33   56364151
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4
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5
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634338161581219.268.309.369678.101.171.2640.42112.6208622
5Bubba Phillips3B33   54664144
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1
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72102961547314.264.305.408713.145.200.2682.1030.3223590
8Willie KirklandOF27   52584136
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5
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27
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9570487714473.259.318.474792.215.320.2551.6019.4249585
16Johnny Temple2B33   51873143
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3
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3
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30956136017212.276.351.347698.071.197.2910.59172.7180588
3Woodie HeldSS29   50967136
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5
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23
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7800691113113614.267.354.468822.200.336.2971.6122.1238590
11Johnny RomanoC26   50976152
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80006160531410.299.377.483860.185.305.3030.9824.2246580
37Jim PiersallOF31   48481156
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40824346214318.322.378.442820.120.221.3451.0780.7214536
1,7Mike De la HozSS-2B22   1732045
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230071020014.260.295.370665.110.150.2611.4357.764183
30Chuck EssegianOF29   1662548
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3500103310136.289.328.560888.271.331.2903.3013.893181
36Don DillardOF24   1472740
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07
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1700152801001.272.340.449789.177.279.2951.8721.066162
33Mudcat GrantP25   88815
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60042900512.170.204.227431.057.102.2377.2588.02098
15Valmy ThomasC32   86718
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6006700007.209.261.314575.105.174.2081.1743.02792
39Gary BellP24   81816
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0090041700910.198.233.210443.012.062.2464.25--1795
31Jim PerryP25   73412
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0030011400502.164.176.192368.027.041.20314.00--1479
2Ken Aspromonte2B29   70516
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05006300113.229.286.343629.114.200.2350.50--2478
4Bob NiemanOF34   65223
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10107400000.354.417.538955.185.308.3560.5732.53572
18Barry LatmanP25   5524
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010031700101.073.121.109230.036.091.1055.67--659
12Walt BondOF23   5279
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71061010011.173.267.346613.173.308.1711.6726.01860
9Ty ClineOF22   4399
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01106120000.209.333.302635.093.256.2140.17--1351
6Jack Kubiszyn3B-SS24   4249
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0000002500001.214.250.214464.000.048.2432.50--944
34Wynn HawkinsP25   3734
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00010021800302.108.154.108262.000.054.2119.00--442
9Bob Hale27   3606
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0006001710020.167.200.167367.000.028.1947.00--640
7Hal Jones1B25   3526
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40021200001.171.216.343559.171.229.1906.0017.51237
29Bobby LockeP27   1914
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0002001700000.211.250.211461.000.053.3337.00--420
32Al LuplowOF22   1801
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0000002600000.056.150.056206.000.111.0833.00--120
38Frank FunkP25   1711
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00020011000000.059.111.059170.000.059.14310.00--118
22Dick StigmanP25   1612
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0001000700001.125.125.125250.000.000.222----216
23Johnny AntonelliP31   1544
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000000300100.267.267.400667.133.133.333----616
24Bob AllenP23   1202
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000000500100.167.167.250417.083.083.286----313
4Joe MorganOF30   1002
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0000001300000.200.273.200473.000.100.2863.00--211
27Bill DaileyP26   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
17Sam McDowellP18   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
27Steve HamiltonP25   111
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
20Russ HemanP28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
23Joe SchaffernothP23   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19535609737149325739150682341149272028337350133.266.323.406729.140.232.2801.4637.422786224
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
33Mudcat Grant25   1593.86353511300244.2207118105321091468031.297.601.184.005.361.34
39Gary Bell24   12164.11343411200228.1214125104321001633061.388.451.263.956.431.63
31Jim Perry25   10174.7035356100223.22381321172887905061.459.561.133.503.621.03
18Barry Latman25   1354.02451842125176.2163847923541086051.238.291.172.755.492.00
34Wynn Hawkins25   794.0630213181133.013972601659513121.499.411.083.993.450.86
29Bobby Locke27   444.553740017295.111250481240374021.6010.611.143.793.510.93
38Frank Funk25   11113.3356000431192.1793534931643141.207.730.883.036.262.06
24Bob Allen23   323.734800017381.2964234740424011.6610.540.774.394.611.05
22Dick Stigman25   254.64226005064.1653533925483001.419.141.273.526.751.92
23Johnny Antonelli31   046.56117000048.0683935818231011.7912.751.503.384.311.28
27Bill Dailey26   100.951200010019.016420672001.167.580.002.843.321.17
23Joe Schaffernoth23   014.76150008017.01611921491001.768.471.067.414.760.64
20Russ Heman28   003.6060006110.08440840011.607.200.007.203.600.50
17Sam McDowell18   000.001100006.13000550001.334.500.007.507.501.00
27Steve Hamilton25   003.002000003.02110341101.676.000.009.0012.001.33
Batting Totals78834.153891613591262314431426752665178599801443311.408.891.113.745.001.34
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny RomanoC1417525898.9890.00
Valmy ThomasC271511726.9880.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Vic Power1B14111541428101.9940.00
Tito Francona1B14106649.9660.00
Hal Jones1B10733212.9740.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny Temple2B1292393171879.9690.00
Ken Aspromonte2B21295038.9630.00
Mike De la Hoz2B17253822.9690.00
Vic Power2B7202227.9550.00
Jack Kubiszyn2B213001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bubba Phillips3B1431882461923.9580.00
Mike De la Hoz3B16131812.9690.00
Jack Kubiszyn3B8818001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Woodie HeldSS1442583932790.9600.00
Mike De la HozSS17396066.9430.00
Jack KubiszynSS767031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tito FranconaOF138289541.9870.00
Willie KirklandOF1382901285.9740.00
Jim PiersallOF120328933.9910.00
Chuck EssegianOF4985531.9680.00
Don DillardOF39680001.0000.00
Walt BondOF12171001.0000.00
Ty ClineOF12190001.0000.00
Bob NiemanOF1223110.9600.00
Al LuplowOF592011.0000.00
Joe MorganOF260001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank FunkP5692141120.9262.44
Bob AllenP4881414001.0002.00
Barry LatmanP45176101322.9201.17
Bobby LockeP3795920001.0002.74
Mudcat GrantP35244253624.9682.25
Jim PerryP35223173755.9152.18
Gary BellP34228262411.9801.97
Wynn HawkinsP30133111831.9061.96
Dick StigmanP2264212001.0001.97
Joe SchaffernothP15171610.8753.71
Bill DaileyP121925001.0003.32
Johnny AntonelliP114811112.9232.25
Russ HemanP61012001.0002.70
Steve HamiltonP2311001.0006.00
Sam McDowellP1602001.0002.95


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