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1961 Knoxville Smokies

1961 > Class A > 1961 South Atlantic League
Overall: 75-64
Scored 700 runs, Allowed 616 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-61

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Frank Carswell
Represented: Knoxville, TN
Ballpark: Bill Meyer Stadium (Knoxville, TN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1960 / 1962

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name 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 Dennis Aust 20 7 4 2 .500
2 Jim Bethea* 24 88 265 227 22 53 9 3 2 29 2 34 29 .233 .333 .326 .659 74 0 4 0 3
3 Jim Brady* 25 8 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
4 Daniel Briner* 24 22 62 57 4 11 2 1 0 7 0 4 7 .193 .258 .263 .521 15 1 0 0 0
5 David Brown 23 60 240 201 34 62 10 4 6 29 0 34 43 .308 .408 .488 .896 98 2 0 3 0
6 Gates Brown* 22 26 111 96 15 24 4 1 2 19 5 14 9 .250 .342 .375 .717 36 0 0 1 2
7 Ted Brzenk 23 67 222 188 22 37 5 2 3 20 0 31 34 .197 .309 .293 .602 55 0 2 1 1
8 Arthur Clessures* 23 109 453 379 58 110 8 8 1 34 8 66 40 .290 .398 .361 .760 137 2 6 0 2 Stats for 2 teams
9 Sheldon Dent 22 4 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
10 Pat Dobson 19 5 5 1 .200
11 Bill Freehan 19 47 193 159 29 46 6 3 4 29 2 27 20 .289 .406 .440 .847 70 5 1 1 5
12 Ross Grimsley* 39 26 15 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .182 .357 .182 .539 2 0 1 0 0
13 Bob Humphreys 25 37 66 55 7 10 3 0 0 4 0 9 15 .182 .297 .236 .533 13 0 2 0 0
14 Frank Jaciuk 21 86 366 317 40 89 11 0 8 43 1 43 45 .281 .368 .391 .759 124 2 2 2 4
15 Richard Kennedy 25 42 115 99 18 27 4 1 0 10 0 15 17 .273 .365 .333 .699 33 0 0 1 1 Stats for 2 teams
16 Phillip Kliewer 23 22 60 52 9 10 3 0 0 7 0 6 21 .192 .276 .250 .526 13 0 2 0 0
17 Robert Koehl 25 26 87 75 3 16 2 0 0 7 0 10 6 .213 .310 .240 .550 18 1 0 1 0
18 Andy Kosco 19 86 345 319 37 82 14 10 7 55 1 19 57 .257 .297 .429 .726 137 1 1 5 0
19 Mickey Lolich# 20 15 29 24 0 4 1 0 0 4 0 5 13 .167 .310 .208 .519 5 0 0 0 0
20 Joel McDaniel# 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Jackie Moore 22 43 171 151 14 45 6 3 0 30 1 13 13 .298 .359 .377 .736 57 3 1 3 1
22 Ray Oyler 22 22 83 70 11 12 1 1 0 8 0 13 24 .171 .301 .214 .515 15 0 0 0 0
23 Allen Phelon 24 17 29 23 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 13 .217 .333 .348 .681 8 0 2 0 0
24 George Player 26 36 70 64 4 14 1 0 1 8 0 2 5 .219 .265 .281 .546 18 2 2 0 0
25 Jesse Queen 24 119 529 409 100 126 18 11 17 83 10 104 70 .308 .447 .531 .978 217 4 6 6 4
26 David Reed* 24 53 72 52 8 10 1 1 0 6 0 18 12 .192 .400 .250 .650 13 0 2 0 0
27 Pablo Rivera 27 124 534 456 62 110 18 5 6 39 5 71 40 .241 .341 .342 .683 156 0 3 4 5
28 Quineth Roberts 22 8 6 1 .167
29 Bill Roman* 22 136 613 542 95 167 20 17 10 71 2 57 51 .308 .373 .463 .836 251 3 4 7 3
30 John Ryan* 21 49 224 194 30 46 4 6 3 25 0 25 26 .237 .329 .366 .695 71 2 2 1 0
31 Ron Shoop 29 33 118 92 21 24 6 0 0 10 0 20 8 .261 .400 .326 .726 30 2 3 1 0
32 Dick Smallwood# 25 10 23 23 1 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 .217 .217 .304 .522 7 0 0 0 0
33 George Smith 23 104 480 406 66 102 11 7 5 36 8 59 79 .251 .354 .350 .704 142 7 6 2 2
34 Willie Smith* 22 68 127 115 9 25 2 1 1 12 0 9 12 .217 .268 .278 .546 32 0 0 3 0
34 Players 23.1 139 5409 4650 700 1220 173 83 75 628 46 22 673 700 .262 .353 .384 .737 1784 46 40 31
* - 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
Rk Name 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 Dennis Aust 20 2 1 .667 4.26 7 19.0 20 10 9 7 0 1.421 9.5 3.3
2 Jim Brady* 25 0 0 3.95 8 13.2 6 0
3 Sheldon Dent 22 0 0 6.52 4 9.2 7 0
4 Pat Dobson 19 0 1 .000 8.44 6 16.0 23 17 15 16 0 2.438 12.9 9.0
5 Ross Grimsley* 39 4 4 .500 4.47 26 2 0 0 52.1 59 31 26 1 16 3 37 1 0 2 1.433 10.1 0.2 2.8 6.4 2.31
6 Bob Humphreys 25 9 9 .500 4.31 31 21 8 1 169.0 154 90 81 8 81 4 122 3 0 5 1.391 8.2 0.4 4.3 6.5 1.51
7 Phillip Kliewer* 23 10 8 .556 2.23 22 19 10 2 149.0 120 57 37 12 47 3 78 1 0 4 1.121 7.2 0.7 2.8 4.7 1.66
8 Mickey Lolich* 20 3 5 .375 5.10 15 9 3 0 72.1 49 50 41 1 76 3 93 5 0 9 1.728 6.1 0.1 9.5 11.6 1.22
9 Joel McDaniel 22 0 0 13.50 1 2.0 3 0
10 Kenneth Moursund 24 0 0 0.00 3 2.0 0 0
11 Allen Phelon 24 5 1 .833 6.20 17 14 3 0 69.2 79 50 48 5 40 2 40 2 0 3 1.708 10.2 0.6 5.2 5.2 1.00
12 George Player 26 10 11 .476 2.68 31 18 9 1 178.0 133 69 53 7 56 4 90 2 0 6 1.062 6.7 0.4 2.8 4.6 1.61
13 David Reed 24 12 9 .571 2.94 53 8 4 1 174.2 158 81 57 13 53 6 127 4 0 5 1.208 8.1 0.7 2.7 6.5 2.40
14 Quineth Roberts 22 1 1 .500 4.34 5 18.2 9 0
15 Dick Smallwood* 25 6 3 .667 3.61 10 8 4 0 57.1 55 28 23 7 24 0 39 0 0 2 1.378 8.6 1.1 3.8 6.1 1.63
16 Willie Smith* 22 13 11 .542 3.20 30 29 17 1 211.0 162 99 75 12 93 3 153 7 2 9 1.209 6.9 0.5 4.0 6.5 1.65
16 Players 24.7 75 64 .540 3.77 139 139 84 55 8 1214.2 1101 616 509 81 546 32 816 34 2 59 5242 1.356 8.2 0.6 4.0 6.0 1.49
* - 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

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Bill Freehan 47 260 18 6 4 .979 5.91 9
Jackie Moore 39 242 18 2 1 .992 6.67 3
Ron Shoop 31 193 9 3 0 .985 6.52 5
Richard Kennedy 27 122 23 2 9 .986 5.37 3 Stats for 2 teams
Robert Koehl 26 145 21 0 4 1.000 6.38 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Roman 135 1156 69 18 94 .986 9.07

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Smith 60 151 149 9 36 .971 5.00
John Ryan 47 119 110 6 31 .974 4.87
Pablo Rivera 33 76 103 24 15 .882 5.42

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ted Brzenk 45 41 100 4 16 .972 3.13
Frank Jaciuk 45 42 95 13 18 .913 3.04
George Smith 44 55 73 10 6 .928 2.91
Pablo Rivera 17 21 25 3 3 .939 2.71

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pablo Rivera 75 117 234 22 35 .941 4.68
Frank Jaciuk 42 78 108 17 14 .916 4.43
Ray Oyler 22 28 62 8 7 .918 4.09

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jesse Queen 119 304 13 7 4 .978 2.66
Arthur Clessures 102 217 8 5 1 .978 2.21 Stats for 2 teams
Andy Kosco 85 120 6 4 1 .969 1.48
Jim Bethea 79 72 4 3 0 .962 0.96
David Brown 60 76 3 4 1 .952 1.32
Gates Brown 25 35 1 0 0 1.000 1.44
Daniel Briner 21 29 1 2 0 .938 1.43
Ted Brzenk 17 13 2 0 0 1.000 0.88

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Reed 53 19 20 1 1 .975 0.74
Bob Humphreys 31 7 31 1 3 .974 1.23
George Player 31 10 16 2 1 .929 0.84
Willie Smith 30 6 49 2 1 .965 1.83
Ross Grimsley 26 1 4 1 0 .833 0.19
Phillip Kliewer 22 7 26 2 0 .943 1.50
Allen Phelon 17 4 12 1 1 .941 0.94
Mickey Lolich 15 3 9 2 1 .857 0.80
Dick Smallwood 10 5 6 0 1 1.000 1.10

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Dennis Aust 20 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Nov 25, 1940 Tecumseh, NE, US
Jim Bethea 24 L R 5' 9.0" 170 Aug 15, 1936 Houston, TX, US
Jim Brady 25 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Mar 2, 1936 Jersey City, NJ, US
Daniel Briner 24 L L 5' 9.0" 160 1937
David Brown 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1938
Gates Brown 22 L R 5' 11.0" 220 May 2, 1939 Crestline, OH, US
Ted Brzenk 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1938
Arthur Clessures 23 L L 5' 11.0" 175 1938
Sheldon Dent 22 R R 6' 4.0" 195 Dec 13, 1938 Upland, PA, US
Pat Dobson 19 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Feb 12, 1942 Buffalo, NY, US
Bill Freehan 19 R R 6' 3.0" 203 Nov 29, 1941 Detroit, MI, US
Ross Grimsley 39 L L 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 4, 1922 Americus, KS, US
Bob Humphreys 25 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Aug 18, 1935 Covington, VA, US
Frank Jaciuk 21 R R 6' 0.0" 180 May 17, 1940
Richard Kennedy 25 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Apr 9, 1936 Evans City, PA, US
Phillip Kliewer 23 R L 6' 3.0" 170 1938
Robert Koehl 25 R R 5' 10.0" 185 1936
Andy Kosco 19 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Oct 5, 1941 Youngstown, OH, US
Mickey Lolich 20 S L 6' 1.0" 170 Sep 12, 1940 Portland, OR, US
Joel McDaniel 22 S R 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 10, 1939 Rutherfordton, NC, US
Jackie Moore 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Feb 19, 1939 Jay, FL, US
Kenneth Moursund 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1937
Ray Oyler 22 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Aug 4, 1938 Indianapolis, IN, US
Allen Phelon 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1937
George Player 26 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 1, 1934
Jesse Queen 24 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Jun 7, 1937 Cuthbert, GA, US
David Reed 24 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 30, 1936
Pablo Rivera 27 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1934
Quineth Roberts 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Oct 15, 1938 Chattanooga, TN, US
Bill Roman 22 L L 6' 4.0" 190 Oct 11, 1938 Detroit, MI, US
John Ryan 21 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Dec 4, 1939 Oshawa, ON, CA
Ron Shoop 29 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Sep 19, 1931 Rural Valley, PA, US
Dick Smallwood 25 S L 5' 11.0" 175 1936
George Smith 23 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jul 7, 1937 St. Petersburg, FL, US
Willie Smith 22 L L 6' 0.0" 182 Feb 11, 1939 Anniston, AL, US

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