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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 88 261 227 22 53 9 3 2 29 2 34 29 .233 .333 .326 .659 74
3 Jim Brady* 25 8 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
4 Daniel Briner* 24 22 61 57 4 11 2 1 0 7 0 4 7 .193 .246 .263 .509 15
5 David Brown 23 60 235 201 34 62 10 4 6 29 0 34 43 .308 .409 .488 .896 98
6 Gates Brown* 22 26 110 96 15 24 4 1 2 19 5 14 9 .250 .345 .375 .720 36
7 Ted Brzenk 23 67 219 188 22 37 5 2 3 20 0 31 34 .197 .311 .293 .603 55
8 Arthur Clessures* 23 109 445 379 58 110 8 8 1 34 8 66 40 .290 .396 .361 .757 137 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 47 186 159 29 46 6 3 4 29 2 27 20 .289 .392 .440 .833 70
12 Ross Grimsley* 39 26 14 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .182 .357 .182 .539 2
13 Bob Humphreys 25 37 64 55 7 10 3 0 0 4 0 9 15 .182 .297 .236 .533 13
14 Francis Jaciuk 21 86 360 317 40 89 11 0 8 43 1 43 45 .281 .367 .391 .758 124
15 Richard Kennedy 25 42 114 99 18 27 4 1 0 10 0 15 17 .273 .368 .333 .702 33 Stats for 2 teams
16 Phillip Kliewer 23 22 58 52 9 10 3 0 0 7 0 6 21 .192 .276 .250 .526 13
17 Robert Koehl 25 26 85 75 3 16 2 0 0 7 0 10 6 .213 .306 .240 .546 18
18 Andy Kosco 19 86 338 319 37 82 14 10 7 55 1 19 57 .257 .299 .429 .728 137
19 Mickey Lolich# 20 15 29 24 0 4 1 0 0 4 0 5 13 .167 .310 .208 .519 5
20 Joel McDaniel# 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Jackie Moore 22 43 164 151 14 45 6 3 0 30 1 13 13 .298 .354 .377 .731 57
22 Ray Oyler 22 22 83 70 11 12 1 1 0 8 0 13 24 .171 .301 .214 .515 15
23 Allen Phelon 24 17 27 23 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 13 .217 .333 .348 .681 8
24 George Player 26 36 66 64 4 14 1 0 1 8 0 2 5 .219 .242 .281 .524 18
25 Jackson Queen 24 119 513 409 100 126 18 11 17 83 10 104 70 .308 .448 .531 .979 217
26 David Reed* 24 53 70 52 8 10 1 1 0 6 0 18 12 .192 .400 .250 .650 13
27 Pablo Rivera 27 124 527 456 62 110 18 5 6 39 5 71 40 .241 .343 .342 .686 156
28 Quineth Roberts 22 8 6 1 .167
29 Bill Roman* 22 136 599 542 95 167 20 17 10 71 2 57 51 .308 .374 .463 .837 251
30 John Ryan* 21 49 219 194 30 46 4 6 3 25 0 25 26 .237 .324 .366 .690 71
31 Ron Shoop 29 33 112 92 21 24 6 0 0 10 0 20 8 .261 .393 .326 .719 30
32 Dick Smallwood# 25 10 23 23 1 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 4 .217 .217 .304 .522 7
33 George Smith 23 104 465 406 66 102 11 7 5 36 8 59 79 .251 .346 .350 .696 142
34 Willie Smith* 22 68 124 115 9 25 2 1 1 12 0 9 12 .217 .274 .278 .552 32
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 1.421 9.5 3.3
2 Jim Brady* 25 0 0 3.95 8 13.2 6
3 Sheldon Dent 22 0 0 6.52 4 9.2 7
4 Pat Dobson 19 0 1 .000 8.44 6 16.0 23 17 15 16 2.438 12.9 9.0
5 Ross Grimsley* 39 4 4 .500 4.47 26 2 52.1 59 31 26 1 16 1.433 10.1 0.2 2.8
6 Bob Humphreys 25 9 9 .500 4.31 31 21 169.0 154 90 81 8 81 1.391 8.2 0.4 4.3
7 Phillip Kliewer* 23 10 8 .556 2.23 22 19 149.0 120 57 37 12 47 1.121 7.2 0.7 2.8
8 Mickey Lolich* 20 3 5 .375 5.10 15 9 72.1 49 50 41 1 76 1.728 6.1 0.1 9.5
9 Joel McDaniel 22 0 0 13.50 1 2.0 3
10 Kenneth Moursund 24 0 0 0.00 3 2.0 0
11 Allen Phelon 24 5 1 .833 6.20 17 14 69.2 79 50 48 5 48 1.823 10.2 0.6 6.2
12 George Player 26 10 11 .476 2.68 31 18 178.0 133 69 53 7 53 1.045 6.7 0.4 2.7
13 David Reed 24 12 9 .571 2.93 53 8 175.0 158 81 57 13 57 1.229 8.1 0.7 2.9
14 Quineth Roberts 22 1 1 .500 4.34 5 18.2 9
15 Dick Smallwood* 25 6 3 .667 3.61 10 8 57.1 55 28 23 7 23 1.360 8.6 1.1 3.6
16 Willie Smith* 22 13 11 .542 3.20 30 29 211.0 162 99 75 12 75 1.123 6.9 0.5 3.2
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
Francis 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
Francis 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
Jackson 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

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
Francis 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
Jackson 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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