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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), Bill Meyer Stadium (Knoxville, TN) and 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
1Dennis Aust20742.500
2Jim Bethea*248826522722539322923429.233.333.326.659740403
3Jim Brady*25840000.000.0000
4Daniel Briner*242262574112107047.
5David Brown2360240201346210462903443.308.408.488.896982030
6Gates Brown*2226111961524412195149.250.342.375.717360012
7Ted Brzenk236722218822375232003134.197.309.293.602550211
8Art Clessuras*22109453379581108813486640.290.398.361.7601372602Stats for 2 teams
9Sheldon Dent22420000.000.0000
10Pat Dobson19551.200
11Bill Freehan194719315929466342922720.289.406.440.847705115
12Ross Grimsley*39261511220001032.182.357.182.53920100
13Bob Humphreys2537665571030040915.
14Frank Jaciuk2186366317408911084314345.281.368.391.7591242224
15Richard Kennedy25421159918274101001517.273.365.333.699330011Stats for 2 teams
16Phillip Kliewer2322605291030070621.
17Robert Koehl2526877531620070106.213.310.240.550181010
18Andy Kosco19863453193782141075511957.257.297.429.7261371150
19Mickey Lolich#201529240410040513.167.310.208.51950000
20Joel McDaniel#22110000.000.0000
21Jackie Moore224317115114456303011313.298.359.377.736573131
22Ray Oyler222283701112110801324.171.301.214.515150000
23Allen Phelon241729234511000413.217.333.348.68180200
24George Player263670644141018025.
25Jesse Queen24119529409100126181117831010470.308.447.531.9782174664
26David Reed*24537252810110601812.192.400.250.650130200
27Pablo Rivera271245344566211018563957140.241.341.342.6831560345
28Quineth Roberts22861.167
29Bill Roman*22136613542951672017107125751.308.373.463.8362513473
30John Ryan*214922419430464632502526.237.329.366.695712210
31Ron Shoop2933118922124600100208.261.400.326.726302310
32Dick Smallwood#25102323152003004.217.217.304.52270000
33George Smith231044804066610211753685979.251.354.350.7041427622
34Willie Smith*2268127115925211120912.
34 Players23.013954094650700122017383756284622673700.262.353.384.7371784464031
* - 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
1Dennis Aust2021.6674.26719.020109701.4219.53.3
2Jim Brady*25003.95813.260
3Sheldon Dent22006.5249.270
4Pat Dobson1901.0008.44616.02317151602.43812.99.0
5Ross Grimsley*3944.5004.472620052.15931261163371021.43310.
6Bob Humphreys2599.5004.31312181169.0154908188141223051.3918.
7Phillip Kliewer*23108.5562.232219102149.0120573712473781041.1217.
8Mickey Lolich*2035.3755.101593072.14950411763935091.7286.10.19.511.61.22
9Joel McDaniel220013.5012.030
10Kenneth Moursund24000.0032.000
11Allen Phelon2451.8336.2017143069.27950485402402031.70810.
12George Player261011.4762.68311891178.013369537564902061.0626.
13David Reed24129.5712.9453841174.21588157135361274051.2088.
14Quineth Roberts2211.5004.34518.290
15Dick Smallwood*2563.6673.611084057.15528237240390021.3788.
16Willie Smith*221311.5423.203029171211.01629975129331537291.2096.
16 Players24.77564.5403.77139139845581214.2110161650981546328163425952421.3568.
* - 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


Bill Freehan472601864.9795.919
Jackie Moore392421821.9926.673
Ron Shoop31193930.9856.525
Richard Kennedy271222329.9865.373Stats for 2 teams
Robert Koehl2614521041.0006.380


Bill Roman1351156691894.9869.07


George Smith60151149936.9715.00
John Ryan47119110631.9744.87
Pablo Rivera33761032415.8825.42


Ted Brzenk4541100416.9723.13
Frank Jaciuk4542951318.9133.04
George Smith445573106.9282.91
Pablo Rivera17212533.9392.71


Pablo Rivera751172342235.9414.68
Frank Jaciuk42781081714.9164.43
Ray Oyler22286287.9184.09


Jesse Queen1193041374.9782.66
Art Clessuras102217851.9782.21Stats for 2 teams
Andy Kosco85120641.9691.48
Jim Bethea7972430.9620.96
David Brown6076341.9521.32
Gates Brown25351001.0001.44
Daniel Briner2129120.9381.43
Ted Brzenk17132001.0000.88


David Reed53192011.9750.74
Bob Humphreys3173113.9741.23
George Player31101621.9290.84
Willie Smith3064921.9651.83
Ross Grimsley261410.8330.19
Phillip Kliewer2272620.9431.50
Allen Phelon1741211.9410.94
Mickey Lolich153921.8570.80
Dick Smallwood1056011.0001.10

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Dennis Aust20RR5' 11.0"180Nov 25, 1940Tecumseh, NE, US
Jim Bethea24LR5' 9.0"170Aug 15, 1936Houston, TX, US
Jim Brady25LL6' 2.0"185Mar 2, 1936Jersey City, NJ, US
Daniel Briner24LL5' 9.0"1601937
David Brown23RR6' 0.0"1851938
Gates Brown22LR5' 11.0"220May 2, 1939Crestline, OH, US
Ted Brzenk23RR6' 0.0"1851938
Art Clessuras22LL5' 11.0"175Oct 19, 1938Havre de Grace, MD, US
Sheldon Dent22RR6' 4.0"195Dec 13, 1938Upland, PA, US
Pat Dobson19RR6' 3.0"190Feb 12, 1942Buffalo, NY, US
Bill Freehan19RR6' 3.0"203Nov 29, 1941Detroit, MI, US
Ross Grimsley39LL6' 0.0"175Jun 4, 1922Americus, KS, US
Bob Humphreys25RR5' 11.0"165Aug 18, 1935Covington, VA, US
Frank Jaciuk21RR6' 0.0"180May 17, 1940
Richard Kennedy25RR5' 10.0"190Apr 9, 1936Evans City, PA, US
Phillip Kliewer23RL6' 3.0"1701938
Robert Koehl25RR5' 10.0"1851936
Andy Kosco19RR6' 3.0"205Oct 5, 1941Youngstown, OH, US
Mickey Lolich20SL6' 1.0"170Sep 12, 1940Portland, OR, US
Joel McDaniel22SR5' 11.0"165Apr 10, 1939Rutherfordton, NC, US
Jackie Moore22RR6' 0.0"180Feb 19, 1939Jay, FL, US
Kenneth Moursund24RR6' 2.0"1901937
Ray Oyler22RR5' 11.0"165Aug 4, 1938Indianapolis, IN, US
Allen Phelon24RR6' 2.0"1951937
George Player26RR6' 0.0"180Aug 1, 1934
Jesse Queen24RR5' 9.0"170Jun 7, 1937Cuthbert, GA, US
David Reed24LR6' 0.0"180Jul 30, 1936Battle Creek, MI, US
Pablo Rivera27RR5' 10.0"1651934
Quineth Roberts22RR6' 1.0"185Oct 15, 1938Chattanooga, TN, US
Bill Roman22LL6' 4.0"190Oct 11, 1938Detroit, MI, US
John Ryan21LR5' 10.0"170Dec 4, 1939Oshawa, ON, CA
Ron Shoop29RR5' 11.0"180Sep 19, 1931Rural Valley, PA, US
Dick Smallwood25SL5' 11.0"1751936
George Smith23RR5' 10.0"170Jul 7, 1937St. Petersburg, FL, US
Willie Smith22LL6' 0.0"182Feb 11, 1939Anniston, AL, US

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