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1961 Burlington Bees

1961 > Class B > 1961 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 65-65
Scored 685 runs, Allowed 672 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-64

Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates-NL
Manager: Hardy Peterson
Represented: Burlington, IA
Ballpark: Community Field (Burlington, IA), Community Field (Burlington, IA) and Community Field (Burlington, IA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Gary Aldrich*23440000.000.0000
2Arthur Blunt*2323998871510091828.
3Frank Bork20540000.000.0000
4Ron Brand2112049144062139181566103842.316.372.395.76817421015
5Jim Dickson*2336534851130040213.
6Thomas Haake23112218431012028.167.286.389.67571100
7Julio Imbert*22421.500
8Rodger Irvine202566591300060027.
9Bill Jackson2611047938373971402078086125.253.389.446.8361712441
10Sandy Johnson201205004466611716484894684.262.334.370.7041652603
11Don Kildoo26620000.000.0000
12Charles Kolakowski2819109030001002.333.333.333.66730100
13James Little*21520000.000.0000
14LeRoy Luketich211342374510021420.
15John Massey22486961121700491711.279.353.475.828290100
16Freed Messner25268772817321601227.236.345.375.720271022
17Russell Mueller*23101010110000001.
18Ed Napoleon2310643435863102190149186043.285.386.346.7331243760
19Fred Newman193337294610030610.207.343.241.58470200
20Donald Nipp2282911.379
21Roberto Pena2412957648586132265570237771.272.376.377.7531836441
22Hardy Peterson3123686271340011066.
23Felix Pizarro221154383885311012303574256.284.356.330.6861282510
24Bob Priddy21123231561023018.194.219.419.638130000
25Len Prout#221932321710050012.
26Vic Ramirez2011146240374111117751214787.275.357.390.7471576335
27Tommy Rinks*24123523406781161491679109398.286.419.483.9021967896
28Peter Sala*233646424830040112.
29Ronald Spring211044011001001.250.250.500.75020000
30Jose Vidal21963593205475100133793394.234.309.388.6971243033
31Larry West*221835293510010112.
32Kenneth Whitmore21253429440001038.
32 Players22.51305021433368511361623185587110580912.262.347.373.720161590733528
* - 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
1Gary Aldrich*2301.00040
2Frank Bork*2012.3335.40515.016169601.4679.63.6
3Jim Dickson23104.7143.02361240137.0130564677381000061.4828.
4Thomas Haake2343.5714.2611102157.05637277383272021.6498.
5Julio Imbert*220040
6Rodger Irvine201110.5244.31252591167.0126938014123515470191.4916.
7Don Kildoo*260060
8Charles Kolakowski28301.0002.701931140.03814122173363011.3758.
9James Little*210050
10John Massey2222.5006.153110079.07963548725584071.9119.
11Ed Napoleon230011
12Fred Newman1957.4174.15271140102.010258477396778061.3829.
13Bob Priddy2172.7782.761196075.05727233492784051.4136.
14Len Prout*22410.2865.1919114185.096554910246672181.41210.
15Peter Sala*23106.6254.28351460120.0113755797929090111.6008.
16Ronald Spring*2103.00090
17Larry West2247.3645.0218120095.09660539526643121.5589.
18Kenneth Whitmore2148.3335.1424143098.097635610506484031.5008.
18 Players22.06565.5004.41130130913941132.1108067255596662538545137550771.5388.
* - 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


Ron Brand7850342125.9786.9917
Freed Messner211181340.9706.244
Hardy Peterson211491432.9827.764
LeRoy Luketich13781425.9797.085


Bill Jackson10695966888.9929.67
Tommy Rinks2420911321.9879.17


Sandy Johnson1192563382583.9604.99
Ron Brand163236081.0004.25


Tommy Rinks98882111920.9403.05
Ron Brand26213763.9062.23
Felix Pizarro103430.7000.70


Roberto Pena1292484023675.9485.04


Vic Ramirez10618411151.9291.84
Ed Napoleon1001343130.9131.37
Felix Pizarro941201110.9921.39
Jose Vidal891221271.9501.51
Arthur Blunt2335723.9551.83


Jim Dickson3693422.9561.19
Peter Sala35720031.0000.77
John Massey3151511.9520.65
Fred Newman27122742.9071.44
Rodger Irvine2541741.8400.84
Kenneth Whitmore2462322.9351.21
Charles Kolakowski1917001.0000.42
Len Prout1941410.9470.95
Larry West18517021.0001.22
Thomas Haake11510001.0001.36
Bob Priddy114910.9291.18
Ronald Spring9
Don Kildoo6
Frank Bork5
James Little5
Gary Aldrich4
Julio Imbert4

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Gary Aldrich23LL6' 4.0"198Jan 2, 1938Sacramento, CA, US
Arthur Blunt23LR6' 0.0"1851938
Frank Bork20RL6' 2.0"175Jul 13, 1940Buffalo, NY, US
Ron Brand21RR5' 7.0"167Jan 13, 1940Los Angeles, CA, US
Jim Dickson23LR6' 1.0"185Apr 20, 1938Portland, OR, US
Thomas Haake23RR6' 2.0"200Oct 24, 1937Germantown, IL, US
Julio Imbert22LL5' 10.0"168Dec 3, 1938Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Rodger Irvine20RR6' 3.0"182Sep 1, 1940Toronto, ON, CA
Bill Jackson26RR6' 3.0"195Sep 3, 1934Pocatello, ID, US
Sandy Johnson20RR6' 0.0"165Oct 24, 1940
Don Kildoo26RL6' 1.0"180Jun 6, 1935Washington, DC, US
Charles Kolakowski28RR6' 1.0"205Dec 22, 1932Sayreville, NJ, US
James Little21LL5' 11.0"1651940
LeRoy Luketich21RR6' 0.0"1851940
John Massey22RR6' 0.0"200Jul 30, 1938Port Neches, TX, US
Freed Messner25RR6' 1.0"200Sep 5, 1935
Russell Mueller23LR6' 0.0"1751938
Ed Napoleon23RR5' 9.0"170Sep 13, 1937Baltimore, MD, US
Fred Newman19RR6' 3.0"180Feb 21, 1942Boston, MA, US
Donald Nipp22RR6' 0.0"194Feb 7, 1939Blair, OK, US
Roberto Pena24RR5' 8.0"170Apr 17, 1937Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Hardy Peterson31RR6' 0.0"205Oct 17, 1929Perth Amboy, NJ, US
Felix Pizarro22RR5' 10.0"172Feb 3, 1939
Bob Priddy21RR6' 1.0"200Dec 10, 1939Pittsburgh, PA, US
Len Prout22SL6' 1.0"198Feb 14, 1939San Francisco, CA, US
Vic Ramirez20RR5' 9.0"170Aug 26, 1940
Tommy Rinks24LR6' 0.0"180Jul 3, 1936San Diego, CA, US
Peter Sala23LL6' 0.0"1901938
Ronald Spring21RL6' 1.0"170Jan 27, 1940Rochester, NY, US
Jose Vidal21RR6' 0.0"190Apr 3, 1940Batey Lechuga, El Seibo, DO
Larry West22LR6' 0.0"1601939
Kenneth Whitmore21RR6' 1.0"1921940

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