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1961 Louisville Colonels

1961 > Class AAA > 1961 American Association
Overall: 80-70
Scored 752 runs, Allowed 667 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-67

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Ben Geraghty
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1960 / 1962

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Howie Bedell* 25 134 617 593 82 194 31 15 4 63 11 24 34 .327 .353 .450 .804 267
2 Bob Botz 26 46 39 39 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 .205 .205 .231 .436 9
3 Winston Brown 28 37 60 53 8 11 3 0 1 6 0 7 9 .208 .300 .321 .621 17
4 Cecil Butler 23 33 58 54 1 8 0 0 0 7 0 4 18 .148 .207 .148 .355 8
5 Neil Chrisley* 29 97 356 310 52 91 27 1 7 58 3 46 36 .294 .385 .455 .840 141
6 Tony Cloninger 20 11 27 27 3 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 .111 .111 .148 .259 4
7 Moe Drabowsky 25 20 40 38 5 6 2 1 1 2 0 2 17 .158 .200 .342 .542 13
8 Mike Fandozzi 34 13 58 48 6 9 1 0 0 3 2 10 2 .188 .328 .208 .536 10
9 Hank Fischer 21 37 77 72 7 19 2 1 0 5 0 5 13 .264 .312 .319 .631 23
10 Len Gabrielson* 21 137 535 482 69 134 20 7 13 78 5 53 80 .278 .350 .429 .779 207
11 Al Grandcolas 28 5 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
12 Connie Grob* 28 48 32 32 5 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .219 .219 .219 .438 7
13 Bob Hartman 23 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
14 Bob Hendley 22 6 8 2 .250
15 Rick Herrscher 24 45 169 146 26 41 10 0 1 21 0 23 15 .281 .379 .370 .749 54
16 Ron Jackson 27 131 516 468 69 124 18 4 25 63 0 48 71 .265 .333 .481 .814 225
17 Mack Jones* 22 97 417 377 71 123 15 10 11 61 6 40 92 .326 .391 .507 .898 191
18 Mike Krsnich 29 144 610 562 77 155 40 7 9 92 2 48 63 .276 .333 .420 .753 236
19 Denny Lemaster 22 16 39 39 3 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 12 .179 .179 .256 .436 10
20 Jack Littrell 32 56 165 153 17 34 9 1 5 15 0 12 34 .222 .279 .392 .671 60
21 Ken MacKenzie 27 30 24 22 2 6 1 0 0 5 1 2 5 .273 .333 .318 .652 7
22 Larry Maxie 20 4 4 1 .250
23 Chi-Chi Olivo 33 42 38 38 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 .132 .132 .158 .289 6
24 Merritt Ranew* 23 63 190 176 20 61 15 0 0 18 1 14 26 .347 .395 .432 .827 76
25 Vic Rehm# 25 2 3 1 .333
26 Amado Samuel 22 147 578 524 81 131 29 3 15 66 2 54 102 .250 .320 .403 .723 211
27 Bob Smith 30 7 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
28 Lee Tate 29 142 603 571 75 166 21 3 0 43 1 32 31 .291 .328 .338 .666 193
29 Joe Torre 20 27 117 111 18 38 8 2 3 24 0 6 9 .342 .376 .532 .908 59
30 Bob Uecker 26 105 373 314 53 97 17 2 14 57 0 59 45 .309 .418 .510 .928 160
30 Players 25.6 151 5874 5271 752 1483 273 57 110 704 34 491 751 .281 .341 .417 .758 2200 151 78 34 40
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Bob Botz 26 9 7 .563 2.11 46 6 132.0 101 35 31 8 37 1.045 6.9 0.5 2.5
2 Winston Brown 28 9 11 .450 3.56 33 24 172.0 168 87 68 18 69 1.378 8.8 0.9 3.6
3 Cecil Butler 23 9 11 .450 3.95 23 23 146.0 130 67 64 16 49 1.226 8.0 1.0 3.0
4 Tony Cloninger 20 5 3 .625 4.32 11 11 75.0 74 39 36 3 40 1.520 8.9 0.4 4.8
5 Moe Drabowsky 25 9 6 .600 4.75 20 19 106.0 98 65 56 8 50 1.396 8.3 0.7 4.2
6 Hank Fischer 21 11 9 .550 4.70 32 31 184.0 200 114 96 12 116 1.717 9.8 0.6 5.7
7 Connie Grob 28 8 5 .615 3.78 48 5 119.0 139 63 50 12 17 1.311 10.5 0.9 1.3
8 Bob Hartman* 23 0 0 3.60 10 0 20.0 24 15 8 3 10 1.700 10.8 1.4 4.5
9 Bob Hendley* 22 1 3 .250 4.50 6 4 26.0 29 15 13 1 10 1.500 10.0 0.3 3.5
10 Denny Lemaster* 22 6 4 .600 3.98 16 13 104.0 91 50 46 6 46 1.317 7.9 0.5 4.0
11 Jack Littrell 32 0 0 2
12 Ken MacKenzie* 27 6 4 .600 3.62 30 2 82.0 78 38 33 9 22 1.220 8.6 1.0 2.4
13 Larry Maxie 20 0 0 8.18 4 3 11.0 14 10 10 11 2.273 11.5 9.0
14 Chi-Chi Olivo 33 7 4 .636 2.66 42 8 152.0 139 53 45 19 31 1.118 8.2 1.1 1.8
15 Vic Rehm* 25 0 1 .000 10.29 2 2 7.0 9 8 8 1 4 1.857 11.6 1.3 5.1
16 Bob Smith* 30 0 2 .000 0.90 7 0 10.0 13 8 1 0 5 1.800 11.7 0.0 4.5
16 Players 25.6 80 70 .533 3.77 151 151 107 44 9 1347.2 1308 667 565 118 517 45 904 26 3 34 5772 1.354 8.7 0.8 3.5 6.0 1.75

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Bob Uecker 89 536 43 7 5 .988 6.51 9
Merritt Ranew 42 244 19 5 3 .981 6.26 6
Joe Torre 26 185 14 2 1 .990 7.65 5

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Jackson 124 944 62 14 121 .986 8.11
Neil Chrisley 37 268 29 3 27 .990 8.03

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lee Tate 140 378 379 14 109 .982 5.41
Rick Herrscher 14 37 24 4 10 .938 4.36

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Krsnich 101 109 188 19 25 .940 2.94
Jack Littrell 28 26 47 7 5 .913 2.61
Rick Herrscher 18 16 27 4 5 .915 2.39
Mike Fandozzi 12 8 17 0 2 1.000 2.08

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Amado Samuel 146 241 436 33 91 .954 4.64

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Howie Bedell 134 283 9 5 2 .983 2.18
Len Gabrielson 133 225 4 7 0 .970 1.72
Mack Jones 93 252 5 6 1 .977 2.76
Neil Chrisley 50 77 2 2 0 .975 1.58
Mike Krsnich 43 70 4 6 1 .925 1.72
Rick Herrscher 11 23 1 2 1 .923 2.18

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Howie Bedell 25 L R 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 29, 1935 Clearfield, PA, US
Bob Botz 26 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Apr 28, 1935 Milwaukee, WI, US
Winston Brown 28 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Sep 17, 1932 Almirante, Bocas del Toro, PA
Cecil Butler 23 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Oct 23, 1937 Dallas, GA, US
Neil Chrisley 29 L R 6' 3.0" 187 Dec 16, 1931 Calhoun Falls, SC, US
Tony Cloninger 20 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Aug 13, 1940 Lincoln County, NC, US
Moe Drabowsky 25 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Jul 21, 1935 Ozanna, PL
Mike Fandozzi 34 R R 5' 9.0" 153 May 15, 1927 Athens, NY, US
Hank Fischer 21 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jan 11, 1940 Yonkers, NY, US
Len Gabrielson 21 L R 6' 4.0" 210 Feb 14, 1940 Oakland, CA, US
Al Grandcolas 28 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 14, 1932 Belleville, IL, US
Connie Grob 28 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Nov 9, 1932 Cross Plains, WI, US
Bob Hartman 23 R L 5' 11.0" 185 Aug 28, 1937 Kenosha, WI, US
Bob Hendley 22 R L 6' 2.0" 190 Apr 30, 1939 Macon, GA, US
Rick Herrscher 24 R R 6' 2.0" 187 Nov 3, 1936 St. Louis, MO, US
Ron Jackson 27 R R 6' 7.0" 225 Oct 22, 1933 Kalamazoo, MI, US
Mack Jones 22 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Nov 6, 1938 Atlanta, GA, US
Mike Krsnich 29 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 24, 1931 West Allis, WI, US
Denny Lemaster 22 R L 6' 1.0" 182 Feb 25, 1939 Corona, CA, US
Jack Littrell 32 R R 6' 0.0" 179 Jan 22, 1929 Louisville, KY, US
Ken MacKenzie 27 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 10, 1934 Gore Bay, ON, CA
Larry Maxie 20 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Oct 10, 1940 Upland, CA, US
Chi-Chi Olivo 33 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Mar 18, 1928 Guayubin, Monte Cristi, DO
Merritt Ranew 23 L R 5' 11.0" 170 May 10, 1938 Albany, GA, US
Vic Rehm 25 S L 6' 4.0" 200 Feb 16, 1936 Carlyle, IL, US
Amado Samuel 22 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Dec 6, 1938 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Bob Smith 30 R L 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 1, 1931 Woodsville, NH, US
Lee Tate 29 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Mar 18, 1932 Black Rock, AR, US
Joe Torre 20 R R 6' 2.0" 212 Jul 18, 1940 Brooklyn, NY, US
Bob Uecker 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jan 26, 1935 Milwaukee, WI, US

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