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1961 Buffalo Bisons

1961 > Class AAA > 1961 International League
Overall: 85-67
Scored 670 runs, Allowed 612 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-70

Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies-NL
Manager: Kerby Farrell
Represented: Buffalo, NY
Ballpark: n/a
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 Julio Becquer* 29 19 51 46 7 9 3 1 1 2 0 5 7 .196 .275 .370 .644 17 0 0 0 1
2 Babe Birrer 31 37 65 65 8 22 3 0 0 5 0 0 19 .338 .338 .385 .723 25 0 0 0 0
3 Bob Bowman 30 11 32 27 3 5 2 0 0 3 0 4 6 .185 .281 .259 .541 7 0 0 1 0
4 Paul Brown 20 6 18 5 .278
5 Richard Bunker* 26 12 18 17 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .176 .176 .176 .353 3 0 1 0 0
6 Jimmie Coker 25 102 388 348 43 94 21 2 7 38 2 35 63 .270 .339 .402 .741 140 2 1 2 6
7 Tony Curry* 23 91 369 337 56 96 13 4 21 57 5 25 69 .285 .338 .534 .872 180 3 2 2 4
8 Jacke Davis 25 123 465 432 65 131 31 5 16 72 4 24 64 .303 .338 .509 .848 220 2 1 6 3
9 Solly Drake# 30 12 35 30 8 7 2 1 0 2 0 5 5 .233 .343 .367 .710 11 0 0 0 0
10 Jim Frey* 30 115 397 354 49 93 17 1 10 47 3 33 24 .263 .326 .401 .727 142 1 7 2 2
11 Ruben Gomez 33 29 56 44 8 12 5 1 0 9 1 5 7 .273 .327 .432 .759 19 0 4 3 0
12 Harry Hanebrink* 33 12 35 32 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 8 .094 .147 .188 .335 6 0 1 0 0
13 Mickey Harrington 26 4 10 1 0 0 0 .100 .100 1
14 Ed Keegan 21 29 41 35 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 2 8 .171 .237 .200 .437 7 1 3 0 0
15 Joe Lonnett 34 3 5 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 2
16 Hank Mason 30 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
17 Don Mincher* 23 109 428 370 59 95 13 2 24 66 3 52 54 .257 .349 .497 .846 184 2 1 3 4
18 Bobby Morgan 35 79 225 181 14 38 5 0 5 26 0 33 34 .210 .332 .320 .652 58 2 5 4 3
19 Cal Neeman 32 46 147 127 11 28 5 1 1 11 0 17 28 .220 .313 .299 .612 38 1 0 2 0
20 Taylor Phillips* 28 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
21 Vic Rehm# 25 9 21 1 .048
22 Dick Ricketts* 27 29 68 62 6 16 2 1 0 2 0 5 16 .258 .313 .323 .636 20 0 1 0 0
23 Humberto Robinson 31 33 43 41 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15 .049 .071 .049 .120 2 0 1 0 0
24 Bob Sadowski* 24 74 244 206 38 50 12 5 6 20 2 34 36 .243 .354 .437 .791 90 2 1 1 0
25 Ted Savage 24 149 650 547 111 178 29 4 24 65 31 96 115 .325 .427 .525 .952 287 2 4 1 4
26 Wally Seward* 29 17 37 33 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 15 .030 .086 .030 .116 1 0 2 0 0
27 Wally Shannon* 28 90 292 273 30 69 12 1 7 26 0 16 27 .253 .294 .381 .675 104 0 3 0 0
28 Dwight Siebler 23 30 19 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 .067 .211 .067 .277 1 0 0 1 0
29 Bill Smith* 27 35 45 43 3 10 2 0 1 2 0 2 13 .233 .267 .349 .616 15 0 0 0 0
30 Max Surkont 39 52 22 17 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .118 .250 .118 .368 2 0 2 0 0
31 Bill Taylor* 31 58 121 108 12 28 2 0 7 16 0 11 10 .259 .339 .472 .811 51 2 0 0 2
32 Felix Torres 29 144 576 532 74 148 32 0 24 97 2 34 81 .278 .321 .474 .795 252 3 0 7 0
33 Bobby Wine 22 152 566 534 46 130 18 6 6 48 7 29 62 .243 .282 .333 .615 178 0 2 1 4
33 Players 26.5 152 5477 4913 670 1286 233 35 161 621 60 483 815 .262 .326 .422 .747 2072 45 36
* - 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 Robert Baillargeon 20 0 0 12.60 4 0 5.0 5 7 7 0 4 0 1.800 9.0 0.0 7.2
2 Babe Birrer 31 11 9 .550 3.68 34 20 6 1 164.0 180 72 67 19 34 13 93 3 0 6 1.305 9.9 1.0 1.9 5.1 2.74
3 Paul Brown 20 3 2 .600 2.20 6 6 4 2 45.0 42 13 11 2 16 0 21 0 0 0 1.289 8.4 0.4 3.2 4.2 1.31
4 Richard Bunker* 26 4 3 .571 3.86 11 11 3 1 49.0 43 22 21 3 27 0 38 1 0 4 1.429 7.9 0.6 5.0 7.0 1.41
5 Jim Frey* 30 0 0 2 0
6 Ruben Gomez 33 7 5 .583 4.02 19 19 8 0 121.0 109 59 54 14 42 3 89 8 0 1 1.248 8.1 1.0 3.1 6.6 2.12
7 Ed Keegan 21 7 5 .583 3.32 26 14 7 1 111.0 101 48 41 16 41 0 86 2 0 6 1.279 8.2 1.3 3.3 7.0 2.10
8 Hank Mason 30 0 2 .000 6.30 4 0 10.0 11 7 7 2 3 0 1.400 9.9 1.8 2.7
9 Taylor Phillips* 28 0 1 .000 7.07 10 1 0 0 14.0 20 13 11 2 8 0 9 1 0 1 2.000 12.9 1.3 5.1 5.8 1.13
10 Stan Pitula 30 0 0 14.40 4 1 5.0 12 8 8 0 1 2.600 21.6 0.0 1.8 Stats for 2 teams
11 Vic Rehm* 25 5 1 .833 3.46 9 8 2 0 52.0 50 24 20 3 25 2 23 1 0 6 1.442 8.7 0.5 4.3 4.0 0.92
12 Dick Ricketts 27 10 12 .455 3.76 29 25 7 1 177.0 171 98 74 15 68 4 110 5 0 1 1.350 8.7 0.8 3.5 5.6 1.62
13 Humberto Robinson 31 6 8 .429 4.57 33 16 3 2 126.0 135 72 64 14 50 4 61 3 0 2 1.468 9.6 1.0 3.6 4.4 1.22
14 Wally Seward* 29 11 4 .733 2.55 16 13 7 1 99.0 103 32 28 7 19 1 43 0 0 2 1.232 9.4 0.6 1.7 3.9 2.26
15 Dwight Siebler 23 4 4 .500 3.58 30 3 0 0 73.0 59 33 29 6 18 2 89 1 0 1 1.055 7.3 0.7 2.2 11.0 4.94
16 Bill Smith* 27 9 7 .563 3.56 32 16 4 1 139.0 147 73 55 17 45 6 94 2 0 10 1.381 9.5 1.1 2.9 6.1 2.09
17 Max Surkont 39 8 4 .667 3.22 52 0 0 0 95.0 92 34 34 14 27 6 80 2 1 3 1.253 8.7 1.3 2.6 7.6 2.96
17 Players 28.7 85 67 .559 152 152 612 1
* - 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
Jimmie Coker 95 573 47 3 8 .995 6.53 10
Cal Neeman 41 233 27 5 2 .981 6.34 5
Bobby Morgan 24 86 10 1 0 .990 4.00 4

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Mincher 109 931 71 6 86 .994 9.19
Julio Becquer 19 120 14 2 9 .985 7.05
Bill Taylor 18 119 4 2 15 .984 6.83
Harry Hanebrink 12 75 5 1 6 .988 6.67

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wally Shannon 71 139 157 8 39 .974 4.17
Bob Sadowski 53 96 136 5 33 .979 4.38
Bobby Morgan 42 67 111 12 17 .937 4.24

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Felix Torres 140 94 284 31 26 .924 2.70

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Wine 152 301 430 30 81 .961 4.81

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ted Savage 147 270 12 12 2 .959 1.92
Jacke Davis 113 209 12 7 3 .969 1.96
Jim Frey 96 180 8 4 1 .979 1.96
Tony Curry 88 143 5 8 1 .949 1.68

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Max Surkont 52 5 17 1 2 .957 0.42
Babe Birrer 34 10 38 0 4 1.000 1.41
Humberto Robinson 33 7 18 3 3 .893 0.76
Bill Smith 32 12 29 7 3 .854 1.28
Dwight Siebler 30 2 11 0 2 1.000 0.43
Dick Ricketts 29 12 28 1 5 .976 1.38
Ed Keegan 26 8 14 2 1 .917 0.85
Ruben Gomez 19 8 14 0 1 1.000 1.16
Wally Seward 16 11 19 0 1 1.000 1.88
Richard Bunker 11 1 8 0 0 1.000 0.82
Taylor Phillips 10 3 5 0 1 1.000 0.80

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Robert Baillargeon 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 8, 1940 Montreal, QC, CA
Julio Becquer 29 L L 5' 11.0" 178 Dec 20, 1931 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Babe Birrer 31 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 4, 1929 Buffalo, NY, US
Bob Bowman 30 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 10, 1931 Laytonville, CA, US
Paul Brown 20 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Jun 18, 1941 Fort Smith, AR, US
Richard Bunker 26 L L 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 5, 1935 Norwood, MA, US
Jimmie Coker 25 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Mar 28, 1936 Holly Hill, SC, US
Tony Curry 23 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 22, 1937 Nassau, BS
Jacke Davis 25 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Mar 5, 1936 Carthage, TX, US
Solly Drake 30 S R 6' 0.0" 170 Oct 23, 1930 Little Rock, AR, US
Jim Frey 30 L L 5' 9.0" 170 May 26, 1931 Cleveland, OH, US
Ruben Gomez 33 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Jul 13, 1927 Arroyo, PR
Harry Hanebrink 33 L R 6' 0.0" 165 Nov 12, 1927 St. Louis, MO, US
Mickey Harrington 26 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Oct 8, 1934 Hattiesburg, MS, US
Ed Keegan 21 R R 6' 3.0" 165 Jul 8, 1939 Camden, NJ, US
Joe Lonnett 34 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Feb 7, 1927 Beaver Falls, PA, US
Hank Mason 30 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jun 19, 1931 Marshall, MO, US
Don Mincher 23 L R 6' 3.0" 205 Jun 24, 1938 Huntsville, AL, US
Bobby Morgan 35 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Jun 29, 1926 Oklahoma City, OK, US
Cal Neeman 32 R R 6' 1.0" 192 Feb 18, 1929 Valmeyer, IL, US
Taylor Phillips 28 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jun 18, 1933 Atlanta, GA, US
Stan Pitula 30 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Mar 23, 1931 Hackensack, NJ, US
Vic Rehm 25 S L 6' 4.0" 200 Feb 16, 1936 Carlyle, IL, US
Dick Ricketts 27 L R 6' 7.0" 215 Dec 4, 1933 Pottstown, PA, US
Humberto Robinson 31 R R 6' 1.0" 155 Jun 25, 1930 Colon, Colon, PA
Bob Sadowski 24 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 15, 1937 St. Louis, MO, US
Ted Savage 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Feb 21, 1937 Venice, IL, US
Wally Seward 29 L L 6' 2.0" 170 1932
Wally Shannon 28 L R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 23, 1933 Cleveland, OH, US
Dwight Siebler 23 R R 6' 2.0" 184 Aug 5, 1937 Columbus, NE, US
Bill Smith 27 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Jun 8, 1934 Washington, DC, US
Max Surkont 39 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jun 16, 1922 Central Falls, RI, US
Bill Taylor 31 L L 6' 3.0" 212 Dec 30, 1929 Alhambra, CA, US
Felix Torres 29 R R 5' 11.0" 165 May 1, 1932 Ponce, PR
Bobby Wine 22 R R 6' 1.0" 187 Sep 17, 1938 New York, NY, US

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