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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
  • 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 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    24Bob AllenP6-2185L-L231961Not draftedMLB--
    23Johnny AntonelliP6-0190L-L311948Not draftedMLB--
    2Ken Aspromonte2B6-0180R-R291957Not draftedMLB--
    39Gary BellP6-1198R-R241958Not draftedMLB--
    12Walt BondOF-1B6-7228L-R231960Not draftedMLB--
    9Ty ClineOF6-0170R-R221960Not draftedMLB--
    27Bill DaileyP6-3185R-R261961Not draftedMLB--
    1,7Mike De la HozP5-11175R-R221960Not draftedMLB--
    36Don DillardOF6-1200L-R241959Not draftedMLB--
    30Chuck EssegianOF5-11202R-R291958Not draftedMLB--
    14Tito FranconaOF-1B5-11190L-L271956Not draftedMLB--
    38Frank FunkP6-0175R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    33Mudcat GrantP6-1186R-R251958Not draftedMLB--
    9Bob Hale1B5-10195L-L271955Not draftedMLB--
    27Steve HamiltonP6-7195L-L251961Not draftedMLB--
    34Wynn HawkinsP6-3195R-R251960Not draftedMLB--
    3Woodie HeldSS-OF5-11180R-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    20Russ HemanP6-4200R-R281961Not draftedMLB--
    7Hal Jones1B6-2194R-R251961Not draftedMLB--
    8Willie KirklandOF6-1206L-R271958Not draftedMLB--
    6Jack KubiszynSS-3B5-11170R-R241961Not draftedMLB--
    18Barry LatmanP6-3210R-R251957Not draftedMLB--
    29Bobby LockeP5-11185R-R271959Not draftedMLB--
    32Al LuplowOF5-11180L-R221961Not draftedMLB--
    17Sam McDowellP6-5218L-L181961Not draftedMLB--
    4Joe Morgan3B5-10170L-R301959Not draftedMLB--
    4Bob NiemanOF5-11195R-R341951Not draftedMLB--
    31Jim PerryP6-4200B-R251959Not draftedMLB--
    5Bubba Phillips3B-OF5-9180R-R331955Not draftedMLB--
    37Jim PiersallOF6-0175R-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    10Vic Power1B5-11195R-R331954Not draftedMLB--
    11Johnny RomanoC5-11205R-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    23Joe SchaffernothP6-4195R-R231959Not draftedMLB--
    22Dick StigmanP6-3200L-L251960Not draftedMLB--
    16Johnny Temple2B5-11175R-R331952Not draftedMLB--
    15Valmy ThomasC5-9165R-R321957Not draftedMLB--

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