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1961 Houston Buffs

1961 > Class AAA > 1961 American Association
Overall: 73-77
Scored 703 runs, Allowed 672 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-72

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Grady Hatton and Fred Martin
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Philip Borders22163127182102048.296.387.444.832120000
2Harvey Branch22201514120000113.
3Pidge Browne*3262208180396314093602419.350.425.5781.0031041124
4Cal Browning*231566010003000.
5John Caffery27541.250
6Jim Campbell2488270241326314263412340.261.320.411.730990150
7Wayne Connally261485875065913025624416459.257.345.342.68717351024
8Ron Davis19113128451012035.179.258.321.57990000
9Ed Donnelly28482217040001017.
10Sammy Drake#26833092613780124104564735.307.411.498.9091300016
11Layton Ducote264215013618266152201139.191.257.360.617491200
12George Freese3458998611272061801210.314.394.547.940470015
13Dave Gerard244847372500020314.
14Dave Giusti21461.167
15Bill Griffin262744010000002.
16J C Hartman271446335996415519365372050.259.283.331.61319811031
17Tom Hughes*26783.375
18Ben Johnson302948393820050612.205.311.256.568100300
19Al Lary324686766800041721.
20Gordon Massa*253197827155011001112.
21Jim McAnany2480242223297110283901733.318.364.489.8521090020
22Jim McKnight25152643562971593642410216145.283.355.489.8442756684
23Henry Mitchell24134557493841443751475754137.292.367.473.8402336133
24Wallace Mixon211937303500000413.
25Phil Mudrock243344422610010119.
26Cholly Naranjo*26663.500
27Lenny Neal36154441042004028.
28Gerry Nelson273058534610120122.
29Ray Noble42541000.250.2501
30Aaron Pointer19483000.375.3753
31Jim Proctor25963.500
32Dave Roberts*284114713020275132101326.208.281.331.612431122
33Al Schroll29872.286
34Barney Schultz34241110030002002.300.300.300.60030100
35Moe Thacker2755212190134710012301849.247.311.316.627600311
36John Waters2914759754981147255124754066.268.315.397.7122180352
37Wally Wolf19310000.000.0000
38Mel Wright33640000.000.0000
39Bud Zipfel*2210144537875118184216226571.312.413.548.96120710110
39 Players26.21525715508870313562493813165932521844.267.332.408.7402074104664042
* - 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
1Harvey Branch*2234.4294.181561156.06429265261381021.60710.
2Cal Browning*23101.0002.881510025.022981133171001.4007.
3John Caffery*2713.2504.765217.01810931001.6479.51.65.3
4Antonio Diaz2300305.00
5Ed Donnelly2844.5003.364810083.06837317332561031.2177.
6Dave Gerard24119.5503.79481841145.013675616716824071.4288.
7Dave Giusti21201.0003.003218.023661301.44411.50.51.5
8Bill Griffin*2622.5002.082700039.0311293162200031.2057.
9Tom Hughes2601.0005.006218.02610102801.88913.01.04.0
10Ben Johnson30610.3754.05292171140.0139756311391874061.2718.
11Al Lary32159.6253.583732122231.021710292277291490071.2518.
12Boyd Linker2800101.00
13Gordon Massa250020
14Wallace Mixon2156.4554.1619152293.08951435401421041.3878.
15Phil Mudrock24611.3535.81321811127.01548882146777622101.74010.
16Cholly Naranjo2611.5003.326019.0181177501.2118.53.32.4
17Gerry Nelson2798.5293.91292371159.0160826912462603121.2969.
18Jim Proctor2504.0004.326425.02712122901.4409.70.73.2
19Al Schroll2912.3335.82861034.03823226110221021.44110.
20Barney Schultz3461.8572.762400049.03716156171400101.1026.
21Wally Wolf1901.00010.50316.08970602.33312.00.09.0
22Mel Wright3301.0003.756012.011651101.0008.20.80.8
22 Players26.87377.4874.0215215211636101305.11304672583120497397512544855881.3809.
* - 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


Jim Campbell7032427133.9645.017
Moe Thacker532882664.9815.925
Gordon Massa271362113.9945.811
Lenny Neal1557232.9523.930


Bud Zipfel1019835521111.98010.28
Pidge Browne4538933348.9939.38


Wayne Connally14832445425130.9695.26
Jim McKnight14303166.9104.36


Jim McKnight1301062231526.9562.53
Sammy Drake22164176.8912.59
George Freese1141413.9471.64


J C Hartman14025447028100.9635.17
Jim McKnight14214449.9424.64


John Waters14132517123.9662.43
Henry Mitchell1302211150.9791.78
Sammy Drake5672211.9871.32
Jim McAnany5276230.9631.50
Dave Roberts3663130.9551.78
Layton Ducote3551411.9821.57
Ron Davis1091001.0001.00


Ed Donnelly4811413.9380.31
Dave Gerard48123522.9590.98
Al Lary371138021.0001.32
Phil Mudrock32824021.0001.00
Ben Johnson291321021.0001.17
Gerry Nelson291230021.0001.45
Bill Griffin27012011.0000.44
Barney Schultz241712.8890.33
Wallace Mixon19412011.0000.84
Harvey Branch15115001.0001.07
Cal Browning1512001.0000.20

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Philip Borders22RR6' 0.0"185Jun 18, 1939
Harvey Branch22RL6' 0.0"175Feb 8, 1939Memphis, TN, US
Pidge Browne32LL6' 1.0"190Mar 21, 1929Peekskill, NY, US
Cal Browning23LL5' 11.0"190Mar 16, 1938Burns Flat, OK, US
John Caffery27RL6' 1.0"175Jun 30, 1934Kingston, ON, CA
Jim Campbell24RR6' 0.0"190Jun 24, 1937Palo Alto, CA, US
Wayne Connally26RR5' 11.0"155Aug 13, 1934
Ron Davis19RR6' 0.0"175Oct 21, 1941Roanoke Rapids, NC, US
Antonio Diaz23RR6' 0.0"175Jun 13, 1938La Habana, La Habana, CU
Ed Donnelly28RR6' 0.0"175Dec 10, 1932Allen, MI, US
Sammy Drake26SR5' 11.0"175Oct 7, 1934Little Rock, AR, US
Layton Ducote26RR6' 4.0"1951935
George Freese34RR6' 0.0"190Sep 12, 1926Wheeling, WV, US
Dave Gerard24RR6' 2.0"205Aug 6, 1936New York, NY, US
Dave Giusti21RR5' 11.0"190Nov 27, 1939Seneca Falls, NY, US
Bill Griffin26RL6' 2.0"180Feb 14, 1935Omaha, NE, US
J C Hartman27RR6' 0.0"175Apr 15, 1934Cottonton, AL, US
Tom Hughes26LR6' 2.0"180Sep 13, 1934Ancon, Canal Zone, PA
Ben Johnson30RR6' 2.0"190May 15, 1931Greenwood, SC, US
Al Lary32RR6' 3.0"185Sep 26, 1928Northport, AL, US
Boyd Linker28RR5' 11.0"1801933
Gordon Massa25LR6' 3.0"210Sep 2, 1935Cincinnati, OH, US
Jim McAnany24RR5' 10.0"196Sep 4, 1936Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim McKnight25RR6' 1.0"185Jun 1, 1936Bee Branch, AR, US
Henry Mitchell24RR5' 11.0"169Dec 17, 1936Panama, Panama, PA
Wallace Mixon21RR6' 0.0"180Oct 28, 1939
Phil Mudrock24RR6' 1.0"190Jan 12, 1937Louisville, CO, US
Cholly Naranjo26LR5' 11.0"165Nov 25, 1934La Habana, La Habana, CU
Lenny Neal36RR5' 11.0"185Dec 2, 1924Scio, OR, US
Gerry Nelson27RR6' 3.0"200Apr 1, 1934Beaumont, TX, US
Ray Noble42RR5' 11.0"210Mar 15, 1919Central Hatillo, CU
Aaron Pointer19RR6' 2.0"185Apr 19, 1942Little Rock, AR, US
Jim Proctor25RR6' 0.0"165Sep 9, 1935Brandywine, MD, US
Dave Roberts28LL6' 0.0"172Jun 30, 1933Panama, Panama, PA
Al Schroll29RR6' 2.0"210Mar 22, 1932New Orleans, LA, US
Barney Schultz34RR6' 2.0"200Aug 15, 1926Beverly, NJ, US
Moe Thacker27RR6' 3.0"205May 21, 1934Louisville, KY, US
John Waters29RR5' 11.0"1681932
Wally Wolf19RR6' 0.0"191Jan 5, 1942South Gate, CA, US
Mel Wright33RR6' 3.0"210May 11, 1928Manila, AR, US
Bud Zipfel22LR6' 3.0"200Nov 18, 1938Belleville, IL, US

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