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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
1Howie Bedell*25134617593821943115463112434.327.353.450.804267
2Bob Botz26463939281002005.
3Winston Brown283760538113016079.208.300.321.62117
4Cecil Butler233358541800070418.
5Neil Chrisley*2997356310529127175834636.294.385.455.840141
6Tony Cloninger20112727331003005.
7Moe Drabowsky252040385621120217.158.200.342.54213
8Mike Fandozzi341358486910032102.188.328.208.53610
9Hank Fischer2137777271921050513.264.312.319.63123
10Len Gabrielson*2113753548269134207137855380.278.350.429.779207
11Al Grandcolas28540000.000.0000
12Connie Grob*28483232570001002.
13Bob Hartman231033000000002.
14Bob Hendley22682.250
15Rick Herrscher2445169146264110012102315.281.379.370.74954
16Ron Jackson2713151646869124184256304871.265.333.481.814225
17Mack Jones*2297417377711231510116164092.326.391.507.898191
18Mike Krsnich291446105627715540799224863.276.333.420.753236
19Denny Lemaster221639393700170012.
20Jack Littrell325616515317349151501234.222.279.392.67160
21Ken MacKenzie27302422261005125.273.333.318.6527
22Larry Maxie20441.250
23Chi-Chi Olivo334238380510000010.
24Merritt Ranew*2363190176206115001811426.347.395.432.82776
25Vic Rehm#25231.333
26Amado Samuel22147578524811312931566254102.250.320.403.723211
27Bob Smith30720000.000.0000
28Lee Tate291426035717516621304313231.291.328.338.666193
29Joe Torre2027117111183882324069.342.376.532.90859
30Bob Uecker261053733145397172145705945.309.418.510.928160
30 Players25.61515874527175214832735711070434491751.281.341.417.7582200151783440
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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
1Bob Botz2697.5632.11466132.010135318371.0456.90.52.5
2Winston Brown28911.4503.563324172.0168876818691.3788.80.93.6
3Cecil Butler23911.4503.952323146.0130676416491.2268.01.03.0
4Tony Cloninger2053.6254.32111175.07439363401.5208.90.44.8
5Moe Drabowsky2596.6004.752019106.09865568501.3968.30.74.2
6Hank Fischer21119.5504.703231184.020011496121161.7179.80.65.7
7Connie Grob2885.6153.78485119.0139635012171.31110.50.91.3
8Bob Hartman*23003.6010020.0241583101.70010.81.44.5
9Bob Hendley*2213.2504.506426.02915131101.50010.00.33.5
10Denny Lemaster*2264.6003.981613104.09150466461.3177.90.54.0
11Jack Littrell32002
12Ken MacKenzie*2764.6003.6230282.07838339221.2208.61.02.4
13Larry Maxie20008.184311.0141010112.27311.59.0
14Chi-Chi Olivo3374.6362.66428152.0139534519311.1188.21.11.8
15Vic Rehm*2501.00010.29227.0988141.85711.61.35.1
16Bob Smith*3002.0000.907010.01381051.80011.70.04.5
16 Players25.68070.5333.771511511074491347.21308667565118517459042633457721.3548.
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer


Bob Uecker895364375.9886.519
Merritt Ranew422441953.9816.266
Joe Torre261851421.9907.655


Ron Jackson1249446214121.9868.11
Neil Chrisley3726829327.9908.03


Lee Tate14037837914109.9825.41
Rick Herrscher143724410.9384.36


Mike Krsnich1011091881925.9402.94
Jack Littrell28264775.9132.61
Rick Herrscher18162745.9152.39
Mike Fandozzi12817021.0002.08


Amado Samuel1462414363391.9544.64


Howie Bedell134283952.9832.18
Len Gabrielson133225470.9701.72
Mack Jones93252561.9772.76
Neil Chrisley5077220.9751.58
Mike Krsnich4370461.9251.72
Rick Herrscher1123121.9232.18

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Howie Bedell25LR6' 1.0"185Sep 29, 1935Clearfield, PA, US
Bob Botz26RR5' 11.0"170Apr 28, 1935Milwaukee, WI, US
Winston Brown28RR5' 10.0"165Sep 17, 1932Almirante, Bocas del Toro, PA
Cecil Butler23RR6' 4.0"195Oct 23, 1937Dallas, GA, US
Neil Chrisley29LR6' 3.0"187Dec 16, 1931Calhoun Falls, SC, US
Tony Cloninger20RR6' 0.0"210Aug 13, 1940Lincoln County, NC, US
Moe Drabowsky25RR6' 3.0"190Jul 21, 1935Ozanna, PL
Mike Fandozzi34RR5' 9.0"153May 15, 1927Athens, NY, US
Hank Fischer21RR6' 0.0"190Jan 11, 1940Yonkers, NY, US
Len Gabrielson21LR6' 4.0"210Feb 14, 1940Oakland, CA, US
Al Grandcolas28RR6' 2.0"175Dec 14, 1932Belleville, IL, US
Connie Grob28LR6' 0.0"180Nov 9, 1932Cross Plains, WI, US
Bob Hartman23RL5' 11.0"185Aug 28, 1937Kenosha, WI, US
Bob Hendley22RL6' 2.0"190Apr 30, 1939Macon, GA, US
Rick Herrscher24RR6' 2.0"187Nov 3, 1936St. Louis, MO, US
Ron Jackson27RR6' 7.0"225Oct 22, 1933Kalamazoo, MI, US
Mack Jones22LR6' 1.0"180Nov 6, 1938Atlanta, GA, US
Mike Krsnich29RR6' 1.0"190Sep 24, 1931West Allis, WI, US
Denny Lemaster22RL6' 1.0"182Feb 25, 1939Corona, CA, US
Jack Littrell32RR6' 0.0"179Jan 22, 1929Louisville, KY, US
Ken MacKenzie27RL6' 0.0"185Mar 10, 1934Gore Bay, ON, CA
Larry Maxie20RR6' 4.0"220Oct 10, 1940Upland, CA, US
Chi-Chi Olivo33RR6' 2.0"215Mar 18, 1928Guayubin, Monte Cristi, DO
Merritt Ranew23LR5' 11.0"170May 10, 1938Albany, GA, US
Vic Rehm25SL6' 4.0"200Feb 16, 1936Carlyle, IL, US
Amado Samuel22RR6' 1.0"170Dec 6, 1938San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Bob Smith30RL6' 1.0"190Feb 1, 1931Woodsville, NH, US
Lee Tate29RR5' 10.0"165Mar 18, 1932Black Rock, AR, US
Joe Torre20RR6' 2.0"212Jul 18, 1940Brooklyn, NY, US
Bob Uecker26RR6' 1.0"190Jan 26, 1935Milwaukee, WI, US

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