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1961 Major League Baseball Retirements

1960 MLB  / 1962 MLB  Retirements
Rk Yrs From To ASG WAR/pos G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Last Game Age
1 Joe Altobelli 3 1955 1961 0 -0.9 166 290 257 27 54 8 3 5 28 3 3 23 42 .210 .277 .323 .600 Oct 1 29.128
2 Harry Anderson 5 1957 1961 0 5.2 484 1786 1586 199 419 82 16 60 242 3 6 159 291 .264 .334 .450 .784 May 5 29.237
3 Johnny Antonelli 12 1948 1961 6 0.8 403 743 679 56 121 12 3 15 59 1 0 26 175 .178 .209 .271 .480 Sep 4 31.145
4 Dan Ardell 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 7 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 Sep 27 20.123
5 Gene Baker 8 1953 1961 1 6.8 630 2490 2230 265 590 109 21 39 227 21 17 184 219 .265 .321 .385 .706 Jun 10 35.360
6 Hank Bauer 14 1948 1961 3 26.6 1544 5777 5145 833 1424 229 57 164 703 50 33 521 638 .277 .346 .439 .785 Jul 21 38.355
7 Jim Baumer 2 1949 1961 0 -0.0 18 39 34 2 7 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 10 .206 .289 .294 .584 Apr 27 30.088
8 Hal Bevan 3 1952 1961 0 -0.0 15 24 24 2 7 0 0 1 5 2 0 0 3 .292 .292 .417 .708 May 13 30.179
9 Chet Boak 2 1960 1961 0 -0.1 10 23 20 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 .100 .174 .100 .274 May 4 25.319
10 Tom Borland 2 1960 1961 0 -0.2 27 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 Apr 23 28.068
11 Bob Boyd 9 1951 1961 0 6.5 693 2152 1936 253 567 81 23 19 175 9 17 167 114 .293 .349 .388 .737 Sep 24 41.358
12 Tom Brewer 8 1954 1961 1 1.5 305 593 551 72 114 7 4 3 40 2 1 15 125 .207 .228 .250 .479 Sep 27 30.024
13 Alan Brice 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sep 27 23.361
14 Fritz Brickell 3 1958 1961 0 -0.7 41 96 88 7 16 1 0 1 7 0 0 7 19 .182 .242 .227 .469 May 15 26.057
15 Rocky Bridges 11 1951 1961 1 3.0 919 2539 2272 245 562 80 11 16 187 10 15 205 229 .247 .310 .313 .623 Oct 1 34.055
16 Fred Bruckbauer 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Apr 25 22.333
17 Dick Burwell 2 1960 1961 0 0.0 5 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 Sep 17 21.237
18 Neil Chrisley 5 1957 1961 0 -1.8 302 685 619 60 130 22 8 16 64 3 3 55 62 .210 .275 .349 .624 Sep 24 29.282
19 Frank Cipriani 1 1961 1961 0 -0.2 13 38 36 2 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .250 .289 .250 .539 Oct 1 20.170
20 Clint Courtney 11 1951 1961 0 7.2 946 3145 2796 260 750 126 17 38 313 3 16 264 143 .268 .339 .366 .705 Jun 24 34.100
21 George Crowe 9 1952 1961 1 6.3 702 1916 1727 215 467 70 12 81 299 3 2 159 246 .270 .333 .466 .799 Apr 30 40.039
22 Bert Cueto 1 1961 1961 0 -0.1 7 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167 Jul 26 23.346
23 Pete Daley 7 1955 1961 0 -0.3 391 1178 1084 93 259 49 8 18 120 2 2 87 187 .239 .297 .349 .646 Oct 1 31.260
24 Joe DeMaestri 11 1951 1961 1 -4.0 1121 3679 3441 322 813 114 23 49 281 15 19 168 511 .236 .274 .325 .599 Sep 27 32.292
25 Dan Dobbek 3 1959 1961 0 -1.2 198 495 433 52 90 12 5 15 49 5 5 53 72 .208 .297 .363 .660 Oct 1 26.299
26 Dutch Dotterer 5 1957 1961 0 0.7 107 339 299 27 74 15 0 5 33 0 1 35 44 .247 .323 .348 .671 Apr 30 29.170
27 Walt Dropo 13 1949 1961 1 3.2 1288 4522 4124 478 1113 168 22 152 704 5 6 328 582 .270 .326 .432 .757 May 17 38.107
28 George Freese 3 1953 1961 0 -0.5 61 211 187 17 48 8 2 3 23 1 1 18 22 .257 .327 .369 .696 May 31 34.261
29 John Gabler 3 1959 1961 0 0.1 58 45 42 3 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 15 .143 .182 .190 .372 Sep 17 30.350
30 Mike Garcia 14 1948 1961 3 -0.4 428 791 696 41 127 23 1 2 62 0 2 31 151 .182 .218 .227 .445 Sep 2 37.289
31 Ned Garver 14 1948 1961 1 4.5 458 961 827 87 180 27 3 7 72 1 1 76 109 .218 .283 .283 .566 Jun 4 35.161
32 Paul Giel 6 1954 1961 0 -0.5 105 63 55 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 17 .073 .105 .091 .196 Jun 2 28.246
33 Warren Hacker 12 1948 1961 0 -0.3 316 422 401 23 78 5 3 0 24 1 0 5 51 .195 .204 .222 .426 Sep 29 36.312
34 Bob Hale 7 1955 1961 0 -0.7 376 670 626 41 171 29 2 2 89 0 4 26 51 .273 .299 .335 .634 Oct 1 27.328
35 Billy Harrell 4 1955 1961 0 0.8 173 370 342 54 79 7 1 8 26 17 3 23 54 .231 .283 .327 .610 Sep 20 33.064
36 Roy Heiser 1 1961 1961 0 -0.0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Sep 11 19.081
37 Russ Heman 1 1961 1961 0 -0.0 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 18 28.128
38 Rudy Hernandez 2 1960 1961 0 -0.0 31 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 May 4 29.145
39 Pancho Herrera 3 1958 1961 0 2.6 300 1108 975 122 264 46 8 31 128 8 6 113 271 .271 .349 .430 .779 Oct 1 27.107
40 Frank House 10 1950 1961 0 2.1 653 2187 1994 202 494 64 11 47 235 6 7 151 147 .248 .302 .362 .663 Sep 25 31.219
41 Ken Hunt 1 1961 1961 0 0.1 29 44 39 0 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 19 .179 .220 .231 .450 Sep 30 22.290
42 Dick Hyde 6 1955 1961 0 -0.4 169 50 43 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 16 .093 .152 .093 .245 Aug 4 33.001
43 Jake Jacobs 2 1960 1961 0 -0.1 10 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 Sep 28 24.111
44 Johnny James 3 1958 1961 0 -0.3 73 19 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .056 .000 .056 Oct 1 28.070
45 Jackie Jensen 11 1950 1961 3 27.8 1438 6077 5236 810 1463 259 45 199 929 143 55 750 546 .279 .369 .460 .829 Oct 1 34.206
46 Stan Johnson 2 1960 1961 0 -0.1 8 11 9 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 .111 .273 .444 .717 Jun 13 24.121
47 Willie Jones 15 1947 1961 2 25.2 1691 6717 5826 786 1502 252 33 190 812 40 17 755 541 .258 .343 .410 .753 May 7 35.264
48 Al Kenders 1 1961 1961 0 -0.4 10 24 23 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .174 .208 .217 .426 Sep 25 24.174
49 Bill Kirk 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sep 23 27.066
50 Ted Kluszewski 15 1947 1961 4 32.2 1718 6469 5929 848 1766 290 29 279 1028 20 10 492 365 .298 .353 .498 .850 Oct 1 37.021
51 Ken Lehman 5 1952 1961 0 0.3 138 63 56 5 9 2 0 0 5 0 0 6 7 .161 .238 .196 .435 Sep 30 33.112
52 Ted Lepcio 10 1952 1961 0 5.4 729 2345 2092 233 512 91 11 69 251 11 15 209 471 .245 .318 .398 .715 Sep 11 32.045
53 Billy Loes 11 1950 1961 1 -2.3 317 398 347 14 38 2 1 0 11 1 1 15 96 .110 .146 .121 .267 Sep 14 31.275
54 Dean Look 1 1961 1961 0 -0.2 3 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Sep 30 24.069
55 Duke Maas 7 1955 1961 0 -0.4 195 244 214 13 25 4 1 1 14 0 1 13 80 .117 .165 .159 .324 Apr 23 32.082
56 Gordon MacKenzie 1 1961 1961 0 -0.3 11 25 24 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .125 .160 .125 .285 Sep 16 24.069
57 Hector Maestri 2 1960 1961 0 -0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Sep 17 26.151
58 Billy Martin 11 1950 1961 1 2.9 1021 3716 3419 425 877 137 28 64 333 34 29 188 355 .257 .300 .369 .669 Oct 1 33.138
59 Carl Mathias 2 1960 1961 0 0.1 11 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 Jul 14 25.031
60 Mickey McDermott 12 1948 1961 0 5.1 443 682 619 71 156 29 2 9 74 1 2 52 112 .252 .312 .349 .661 Aug 10 32.103
61 Jack Meyer 7 1955 1961 0 0.0 202 100 86 6 14 0 1 1 3 0 0 8 31 .163 .234 .221 .455 Apr 30 29.038
62 Manny Montejo 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sep 15 25.334
63 Seth Morehead 5 1957 1961 0 -0.1 132 69 62 3 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 26 .145 .185 .177 .362 Sep 15 27.031
64 Walt Moryn 8 1954 1961 1 9.9 785 2802 2506 324 667 116 16 101 354 7 7 251 393 .266 .335 .446 .781 Sep 28 35.169
65 Rocky Nelson 9 1949 1961 0 1.7 620 1555 1394 186 347 61 14 31 173 7 3 130 94 .249 .317 .379 .696 Sep 29 36.315
66 Ed Olivares 2 1960 1961 0 -0.7 24 36 35 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 .143 .139 .143 .282 Sep 26 22.325
67 Ed Palmquist 2 1960 1961 0 -0.2 36 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jun 11 28.001
68 Al Pilarcik 6 1956 1961 0 1.8 668 1859 1614 205 413 66 7 22 143 41 18 185 150 .256 .334 .346 .680 Sep 24 31.083
69 Bobby Prescott 1 1961 1961 0 -0.3 10 14 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .083 .214 .083 .298 Jul 1 30.096
70 Rip Repulski 9 1953 1961 1 5.3 928 3379 3088 407 830 153 23 106 416 25 29 207 433 .269 .319 .436 .755 Jun 18 32.257
71 Del Rice 17 1945 1961 1 5.3 1309 4313 3826 342 908 177 20 79 441 2 3 382 522 .237 .312 .356 .668 Aug 31 38.308
72 Jim Rivera 10 1952 1961 0 6.9 1171 4008 3552 503 911 155 56 83 422 160 70 365 523 .256 .328 .402 .729 Sep 30 40.070
73 Joe Schaffernoth 3 1959 1961 0 -0.1 74 16 16 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 Sep 30 24.055
74 Al Schroll 4 1958 1961 0 0.5 35 39 33 3 9 3 0 1 6 1 0 4 9 .273 .351 .455 .806 Oct 1 29.193
75 Ray Semproch 4 1958 1961 0 -0.6 85 119 112 2 13 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 39 .116 .132 .125 .257 May 2 30.115
76 Bob Sprout 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sep 27 19.296
77 Gerry Staley 15 1947 1961 4 -2.6 640 616 525 35 66 4 0 1 19 0 2 38 116 .126 .186 .139 .325 Sep 25 41.035
78 R C Stevens 4 1958 1961 0 0.1 104 177 162 21 34 4 1 8 21 1 0 12 41 .210 .273 .395 .668 Jun 10 26.323
79 Chuck Stobbs 15 1947 1961 0 0.5 460 684 578 53 102 15 0 0 53 1 1 52 125 .176 .246 .202 .448 Aug 12 32.041
80 Valmy Thomas 5 1957 1961 0 0.9 252 683 626 56 144 20 3 12 60 2 1 45 79 .230 .283 .329 .612 Oct 1 35.345
81 Faye Throneberry 8 1952 1961 0 -3.7 521 1453 1302 152 307 48 12 29 137 23 14 127 284 .236 .307 .358 .665 Jul 19 30.027
82 Earl Torgeson 15 1947 1961 0 32.7 1668 6046 4969 848 1318 215 46 149 740 133 39 980 653 .265 .385 .417 .802 Aug 23 37.234
83 Jose Valdivielso 5 1955 1961 0 -3.3 401 1081 971 89 213 26 8 9 85 6 6 79 132 .219 .282 .290 .572 Sep 30 27.131
84 Elmer Valo 20 1940 1961 0 28.4 1806 6091 5029 768 1420 228 73 58 601 110 79 942 284 .282 .398 .391 .790 Oct 1 40.210
85 Pete Whisenant 8 1952 1961 0 1.6 475 1094 988 140 221 46 8 37 134 17 5 86 196 .224 .284 .399 .683 Aug 9 31.238
86 Jim Woods 3 1957 1961 0 -0.1 36 92 82 11 17 3 0 3 12 0 0 7 28 .207 .275 .354 .628 Jun 23 21.279
87 Mel Wright 4 1954 1961 0 -0.2 58 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 Jul 18 33.068
88 Frank Zupo 3 1957 1961 0 -0.1 16 20 18 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 .167 .250 .222 .472 May 9 21.253
Rk Yrs From To ASG WAR W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP Last Game Age
1 Johnny Antonelli 12 1948 1961 6 31.1 126 110 .534 3.34 377 268 61 102 25 21 1992.1 1870 860 739 186 687 45 1162 38 1 27 8424 1.283 Sep 4 31.145
2 Tom Borland 2 1960 1961 0 -1.2 0 4 .000 6.75 27 4 13 0 0 3 52.0 70 42 39 4 23 4 32 0 1 4 242 1.788 Apr 23 28.068
3 Tom Brewer 8 1954 1961 1 12.6 91 82 .526 4.00 241 217 10 75 13 3 1509.1 1478 761 671 126 669 30 733 43 0 53 6574 1.422 Sep 27 30.024
4 Alan Brice 1 1961 1961 0 -0.0 0 1 .000 0.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 4 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 16 2.100 Sep 27 23.361
5 Fred Bruckbauer 1 1961 1961 0 0.0 0 0 inf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 Apr 25 22.333
6 Dick Burwell 2 1960 1961 0 -0.1 0 0 6.59 5 1 0 0 0 0 13.2 17 10 10 2 11 0 1 1 0 2 65 2.049 Sep 17 21.237
7 Bert Cueto 1 1961 1961 0 -0.9 1 3 .250 7.17 7 5 0 0 0 0 21.1 27 24 17 7 10 0 5 1 0 0 102 1.734 Jul 26 23.346
8 John Gabler 3 1959 1961 0 -0.6 7 12 .368 4.39 53 14 16 0 0 5 164.0 171 94 80 8 79 4 63 2 0 12 724 1.524 Sep 17 30.350
9 Mike Garcia 14 1948 1961 3 30.4 142 97 .594 3.27 428 281 77 111 27 23 2174.2 2148 888 789 122 719 23 1117 33 2 30 9237 1.318 Sep 2 37.289
10 Ned Garver 14 1948 1961 1 38.7 129 157 .451 3.73 402 330 40 153 18 12 2477.1 2471 1184 1027 213 881 25 881 41 7 49 10584 1.353 Jun 4 35.161
11 Paul Giel 6 1954 1961 0 -1.9 11 9 .550 5.39 102 11 31 0 0 0 240.1 249 167 144 30 148 12 145 4 2 7 1099 1.652 Jun 2 28.246
12 Warren Hacker 12 1948 1961 0 13.6 62 89 .411 4.21 306 157 76 47 6 17 1283.1 1297 680 601 181 320 25 557 21 1 10 5438 1.260 Sep 29 36.312
13 Roy Heiser 1 1961 1961 0 -0.1 0 0 6.35 3 0 2 0 0 0 5.2 6 5 4 1 9 0 1 1 0 0 33 2.647 Sep 11 19.081
14 Russ Heman 1 1961 1961 0 0.4 0 0 2.70 12 0 7 0 0 1 20.0 12 7 6 1 10 0 6 2 0 0 84 1.100 Jun 18 28.128
15 Rudy Hernandez 2 1960 1961 0 -0.4 4 2 .667 4.12 28 0 13 0 0 0 43.2 42 29 20 2 24 3 26 1 1 4 195 1.511 May 4 29.145
16 Ken Hunt 1 1961 1961 0 1.0 9 10 .474 3.96 29 22 3 4 0 0 136.1 130 70 60 13 66 1 75 6 0 5 586 1.438 Sep 30 22.290
17 Dick Hyde 6 1955 1961 0 6.2 17 14 .548 3.56 169 2 101 0 0 23 298.1 273 133 118 13 137 22 144 13 1 6 1289 1.374 Aug 4 33.001
18 Johnny James 3 1958 1961 0 -0.2 5 3 .625 4.76 66 3 22 0 0 2 119.0 107 66 63 15 84 3 73 5 0 6 535 1.605 Oct 1 28.070
19 Bill Kirk 1 1961 1961 0 -0.2 0 0 12.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 6 4 4 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 17 2.333 Sep 23 27.066
20 Ken Lehman 5 1952 1961 0 2.4 14 10 .583 3.91 134 13 59 2 0 7 265.0 273 125 115 24 95 16 134 3 0 8 1136 1.389 Sep 30 33.112
21 Billy Loes 11 1950 1961 1 10.3 80 63 .559 3.89 316 139 115 42 9 32 1190.1 1135 565 514 118 421 20 645 35 6 21 5043 1.307 Sep 14 31.275
22 Duke Maas 7 1955 1961 0 -0.3 45 44 .506 4.19 195 91 55 21 7 15 734.2 745 399 342 71 284 16 356 18 0 9 3190 1.401 Apr 23 32.082
23 Hector Maestri 2 1960 1961 0 0.1 0 1 .000 1.13 2 1 0 0 0 0 8.0 7 3 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 33 1.250 Sep 17 26.151
24 Carl Mathias 2 1960 1961 0 -0.8 0 2 .000 7.14 11 3 4 0 0 0 29.0 36 26 23 5 12 0 20 1 2 0 136 1.655 Jul 14 25.031
25 Mickey McDermott 12 1948 1961 0 13.8 69 69 .500 3.91 291 156 86 54 11 14 1316.2 1161 655 572 86 838 8 757 28 7 39 5801 1.518 Aug 10 32.103
26 Jack Meyer 7 1955 1961 0 5.7 24 34 .414 3.92 202 24 98 4 0 21 455.0 385 225 198 48 244 24 375 10 0 18 1965 1.382 Apr 30 29.038
27 Manny Montejo 1 1961 1961 0 0.2 0 0 3.86 12 0 2 0 0 0 16.1 13 7 7 2 6 1 15 2 0 1 68 1.163 Sep 15 25.334
28 Seth Morehead 5 1957 1961 0 -0.2 5 19 .208 4.81 132 24 38 3 0 5 318.1 357 190 170 34 110 15 184 7 5 7 1407 1.467 Sep 15 27.031
29 Ed Palmquist 2 1960 1961 0 -0.5 1 3 .250 5.11 36 2 10 0 0 1 68.2 77 47 39 13 36 8 41 6 0 3 315 1.646 Jun 11 28.001
30 Joe Schaffernoth 3 1959 1961 0 0.4 3 8 .273 4.58 74 1 34 0 0 3 118.0 116 68 60 12 53 5 68 3 0 6 509 1.432 Sep 30 24.055
31 Al Schroll 4 1958 1961 0 -0.9 6 9 .400 5.34 35 13 8 3 0 0 118.0 121 82 70 11 64 2 63 3 0 6 528 1.568 Oct 1 29.193
32 Ray Semproch 4 1958 1961 0 1.8 19 21 .475 4.42 85 48 18 14 2 3 344.0 360 200 169 39 136 2 156 9 0 10 1507 1.442 May 2 30.115
33 Bob Sprout 1 1961 1961 0 -0.0 0 0 4.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 4 3 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 18 1.750 Sep 27 19.296
34 Gerry Staley 15 1947 1961 4 21.9 134 111 .547 3.70 640 186 246 58 9 61 1981.2 2070 946 814 186 529 37 727 63 2 27 8398 1.312 Sep 25 41.035
35 Chuck Stobbs 15 1947 1961 0 13.9 107 130 .451 4.29 459 238 105 65 7 19 1920.1 2003 1030 916 184 735 30 897 35 3 30 8378 1.426 Aug 12 32.041
36 Mel Wright 4 1954 1961 0 -1.7 2 4 .333 7.61 58 0 28 0 0 3 84.0 119 76 71 10 27 3 36 3 0 1 393 1.738 Jul 18 33.068
Totals 191 1947 1961 16 194.5 1113 1121 .498 3.91 4943 2256 1378 758 134 294 19529.2 19363 9676 8478 1770 7478 384 9506 438 41 401 84073 1.283


1960 MLB  / 1962 MLB  Retirements