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Kansas City Athletics

1961 Kansas City Athletics Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 61-100
Finished 9th in the AL

Manager: Joe Gordon (26-33)

Manager: Hank Bauer (35-67)

1961 Kansas City Athletics Statistics
1961 Kansas City Athletics Game-by-Game Results

The Kansas City Athletics of the American League ended the season with a record of 61 wins and 100 losses, finishing ninth in the AL. Joe Gordon and Hank Bauer served as manager.


PlayerPos.BatsThrowsBirth DateHeightWeightCollege
Jim ArcherPRLMay 25, 19326'0"190
Norm BassPRRJanuary 21, 19396'3"205
Hank BauerRFRRJuly 31, 19226'0"192
Reno Bertoia3BRRJanuary 8, 19355'11"185
Bob Boyd1BLLOctober 1, 19195'10"170
Billy BryanCLRDecember 4, 19386'4"200
Andy Carey3BRROctober 18, 19316'1"190
Wayne Causey3BLRDecember 26, 19365'10"175
Frank CiprianiRFRRApril 14, 19416'0"180
Clint CourtneyPLRMarch 16, 19275'8"180
Wes CovingtonLFLRMarch 27, 19326'1"205
Bud DaleyPLLOctober 7, 19326'1"185
Bobby Del GrecoCFRRApril 7, 19335'10"185
Art DitmarPRRApril 3, 19296'2"185
Chuck EssegianLFRRAugust 9, 19315'11"200
Bill FischerPRROctober 11, 19306'0"190
Paul GielPRRSeptember 29, 19325'11"185
Jay HankinsOFLRNovember 7, 19355'7"170
Ray HerbertPRRDecember 15, 19295'11"185
Dick HowserSSRRMay 14, 19365'8"155
Deron JohnsonOFRRJuly 17, 19386'2"200
Ken JohnsonPRRJune 16, 19336'4"210
Stan JohnsonRFLLFebruary 12, 19375'10"180
Ed KeeganPRRJuly 8, 19396'3"165
Bill KirkPLLJuly 19, 19346'0"165
Lou KlimchockIFLROctober 15, 19395'11"180
Lew KraussePRRApril 25, 19436'0"175
Bill KunkelPRRJuly 7, 19366'1"187
Don LarsenPRRAugust 7, 19296'4"215
Jerry Lumpe2BLRJune 2, 19336'2"185
Gordon MacKenzieCRRJuly 9, 19375'11"175
Mickey McDermottPLLApril 29, 19296'2"170
Joe NuxhallPLLJuly 30, 19286'3"195
Dan PfisterPRRDecember 20, 19366'0"187
Joe PignatanoCRRAugust 4, 19295'10"180
Al PilarcikRFLLJuly 3, 19305'10"180
Leo PosadaLFRRApril 15, 19365'11"175
Bobby PrescottLFRRMarch 27, 19315'11"180
Ed RakowPBRMay 30, 19355'11"178
Jim RiveraRFLLJuly 22, 19216'0"196
Bob ShawPRRJune 29, 19336'2"195
Charlie Shoemaker2BLRAugust 10, 19395'10"155
Norm Siebern1BLRJuly 26, 19336'2"200
Gerry StaleyPRRAugust 21, 19206'0"195
Gene StephensCFLRJanuary 20, 19336'3"175
Haywood SullivanCRRDecember 15, 19306'4"210
Marv Throneberry1BLLSeptember 2, 19336'1"190
Bill TuttleCFRRJuly 4, 19296'0"190
Ozzie Virgil3BRRMay 17, 19326'1"174
Jerry WalkerPBRFebruary 12, 19396'1"195
Dave WickershamPRRSeptember 27, 19356'3"188
John WyattPRRApril 19, 19355'11"200