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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), Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, KY) and 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*25134629593821943115463112434.327.353.450.8032672554
2Bob Botz26464139281002005.
3Winston Brown283767538113016079.208.306.321.627171510
4Cecil Butler232359541800070418.
5Neil Chrisley*2997366310529127175834636.294.386.455.8411413343
6Tony Cloninger20113127331003005.
7Moe Drabowsky252042385621120217.158.200.342.542130200
8Mike Fandozzi341358486910032102.188.328.208.536100000
9Hank Fischer2137827271921050513.264.312.319.631230500
10Len Gabrielson*2113754248269134207137855380.278.351.429.7802072324
11Al Grandcolas28540000.000.0000
12Connie Grob*28483432570001002.
13Bob Hartman231033000000002.
14Bob Hendley22682.250
15Rick Herrscher2445175146264110012102315.281.382.370.751542221
16Ron Jackson2713151946869124184256304871.265.335.481.8162252014
17Mack Jones*2297430377711231510116164092.326.397.507.9041915713
18Mike Krsnich291446175627715540799224863.276.332.420.7522362055
19Denny Lemaster221644393700170012.
20Jack Littrell325616615317349151501234.222.279.392.671600101
21Ken MacKenzie27302622261005125.273.333.318.65270200
22Larry Maxie20441.250
23Chi-Chi Olivo334244380510000010.
24Merritt Ranew*2363191176206115001811426.347.395.432.827760102
25Vic Rehm#25231.333
26Amado Samuel22147590524811312931566254102.250.325.403.72721155210
27Bob Smith31720000.000.0000
28Lee Tate291426345717516621304313231.291.333.338.67119362231
29Joe Torre2027119111183882324069.342.378.532.910591010
30Bob Uecker261053813145397172145705945.309.422.510.9321604222
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 Botz2697.5632.1146642132.0101353183714652011.0456.
2Winston Brown28911.4503.56332490172.01688768186951002021.3788.
3Cecil Butler23911.4503.95232383146.0130676416492911101.2268.
4Tony Cloninger2053.6254.3211112175.07439363401581021.5208.
5Moe Drabowsky2596.6004.75201962106.09865568502549031.3968.
6Hank Fischer21119.5504.70323170184.0200114961211631634291.7179.
7Connie Grob2885.6153.7848510119.0139635012173471021.31110.
8Bob Hartman*23003.601000020.0241583101100001.70010.
9Bob Hendley*2213.2504.506426.029151311001.50010.00.33.5
10Denny Lemaster*2264.6003.98161341104.09150466462983021.3177.
11Jack Littrell320020
12Ken MacKenzie*2764.6003.623020082.07838339224541021.2208.
13Larry Maxie20008.184311.01410101102.27311.59.0
14Chi-Chi Olivo3374.6362.6642830152.01395345193161271041.1188.
15Vic Rehm*2501.00010.29227.09881401.85711.61.35.1
16Bob Smith*3102.0000.907010.013810501.80011.70.04.5
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


Connie Grob4842710.9690.65
Bob Botz46112933.9300.87
Chi-Chi Olivo42112231.9170.79
Winston Brown3393121.9521.21
Hank Fischer32182211.9761.25
Ken MacKenzie302511.8750.23
Cecil Butler23102434.9191.48
Moe Drabowsky2041423.9000.90
Denny Lemaster16210011.0000.75
Tony Cloninger11415031.0001.73
Bob Hartman1011001.0000.20

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 Smith31RL6' 1.0"190Feb 1, 1930Woodsville, 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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