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1961 Topeka Reds

1961 > Class B > 1961 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 79-50
Scored 753 runs, Allowed 678 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-58

Affiliation: Cincinnati Reds-NL
Manager: Dave Bristol
Represented: Topeka, KS
Ballpark: Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS), Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS) and Owl Ball Park (Topeka, KS)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Harvey Alex202674606610010841.
2Ollie Brantley298150000.000.0000
3Dave Bristol285916714628418293261830.281.365.548.913802012
4Vic Davalillo*24142221561013010.286.318.476.794100000
5Ted Davidson2123614333000201129.
6Ivan Davis21432317261002146.353.500.412.91271100
7Gerald Dawson#231144624005790195105955570.225.319.373.6911491426
8Martin Dihigo1837806981040040928.
9Larry Dovel21121615141002005.267.250.333.58350010
10John Flavin*192354455134006065.289.373.378.750170300
11Tommy Harper20124576426131138271115653113691.324.488.5451.0322326265
12Tommy Helms20121543484861341310257133240.277.324.357.68217341940
13Richard Hopkins*229235.217
14Stan Jones213841393910040021.
15Alva Kinney213140321410020423.
16Ted Maley*221111.000
17Henry Maly21420000.000.0000
18Michael Mattiace#212974645400020630.
19Miles McWilliams*2012554046384142309141021459102.307.386.501.8872325674
20Evan Paoletti*22431.333
21Mel Queen*19129542459721222051488136883.266.366.423.7881946631
22Lawrence Rancourt*2489333266468015363895748.301.422.447.8701192448
23Billy Reeves*234114912419285042022034.226.345.363.707453110
24Art Shamsky*19116499403821162041566118266.288.410.469.8791895451
25Adolfo Suarez264915913816237051831626.167.248.326.574450231
26Sam Thompson*234559441411100911414.250.431.273.704120100
27Mario Zambrano2311546541577119186758263754.287.343.410.7521701752
27 Players21.312949944218753111519955102652135650853.264.359.410.770173074834334
* - 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
1Harvey Alex201210.5454.062625122173.016810278198858540121.4808.
2Ollie Brantley2921.6673.86841035.03421153123302011.3148.
3Dave Bristol280010
4Vic Davalillo*24301.0004.321100025.02212122110232031.3207.
5Ted Davidson*21137.6503.31231981155.01387557188651422061.4458.
6Ivan Davis2151.8332.544311085.088322464311422071.5419.
7Larry Dovel2124.3338.23962035.03934325312421052.00010.
8John Flavin*1983.7274.89171781103.010170561367310441101.6318.
9Stan Jones21115.6884.7434810114.0116646020417929011.3779.
10Alva Kinney2178.4675.32311640115.01217768186257320111.5919.
11Henry Maly210040
12Michael Mattiace21139.5914.312726132186.018510789201046150143121.5549.
13Sam Thompson*2332.6005.772451078.08462507553531041.7829.
13 Players21.27950.6124.54129129785161114.01121678562132610528404347350081.5549.
* - 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


Lawrence Rancourt643891682.9816.3312
Adolfo Suarez412492984.9726.785
Billy Reeves402521678.9756.706


Miles McWilliams12210334914103.9878.87


Tommy Harper1212853152375.9634.96
Dave Bristol132620081.0003.54


Mel Queen127822282611.9232.44


Tommy Helms1201783783874.9364.63
Dave Bristol11142514.9753.55


Art Shamsky1151741392.9541.63
Gerald Dawson11320913125.9491.96
Mario Zambrano112215791.9611.98
Martin Dihigo3545121.9581.31
Lawrence Rancourt21351001.0001.71
Dave Bristol1611310.9330.88


Ivan Davis4372711.9710.79
Stan Jones34420021.0000.71
Alva Kinney3172033.9000.87
Michael Mattiace27727031.0001.26
Harvey Alex2694324.9632.00
Sam Thompson2471411.9550.88
Ted Davidson2372323.9381.30
John Flavin17118001.0001.12
Vic Davalillo1116001.0000.64
Larry Dovel9
Ollie Brantley8
Henry Maly4

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Harvey Alex20RR6' 4.0"210Dec 19, 1940Yorktown, TX, US
Ollie Brantley29RR6' 3.0"1781932Lexon, AR, US
Dave Bristol28RR5' 11.0"175Jun 23, 1933Bristol, GA, US
Vic Davalillo24LL5' 7.0"150Jul 31, 1936Churuguara, Falcon, VE
Ted Davidson21RL6' 0.0"192Oct 4, 1939Las Vegas, NV, US
Ivan Davis21RR5' 9.0"1801940
Gerald Dawson23SR6' 3.0"1851938
Martin Dihigo18RR6' 2.0"185Sep 17, 1942
Larry Dovel21RR6' 3.0"195Sep 25, 1939
John Flavin19LL6' 2.0"208May 7, 1942Albany, CA, US
Tommy Harper20RR5' 9.0"165Oct 14, 1940Oak Grove, LA, US
Tommy Helms20RR5' 10.0"165May 5, 1941Charlotte, NC, US
Richard Hopkins22LL6' 0.0"1751939
Stan Jones21RR6' 0.0"180Jan 10, 1940
Alva Kinney21RR6' 0.0"1801940
Ted Maley22LR6' 0.0"200Mar 7, 1939
Henry Maly21RR6' 2.0"1951940
Michael Mattiace21SR6' 1.0"185Aug 13, 1939New York, NY, US
Miles McWilliams20LR6' 4.0"200Nov 12, 1940Anguilla, MS, US
Evan Paoletti22LL5' 11.0"1751939
Mel Queen19LR6' 1.0"189Mar 26, 1942Johnson City, NY, US
Lawrence Rancourt24LR6' 0.0"185Oct 20, 1936
Billy Reeves23LR6' 2.0"180Jun 29, 1938Gladewater, TX, US
Art Shamsky19LL6' 1.0"168Oct 14, 1941St. Louis, MO, US
Adolfo Suarez26RR5' 10.0"1801935
Sam Thompson23LL6' 1.0"174Jul 7, 1937Columbia, SC, US
Mario Zambrano23RR5' 11.0"170Mar 4, 1938Central Union, CU

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