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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
1Julio Becquer*29195146793112057.196.275.370.644170001
2Babe Birrer3137656582230050019.338.338.385.723250000
3Bob Bowman30113227352003046.
4Paul Brown206185.278
5Dick Bunker*26121817030001003.
6Jimmie Coker25102388348439421273823563.270.339.402.7411402126
7Tony Curry*23913693375696134215752569.285.338.534.8721803224
8Jacke Davis2512346543265131315167242464.303.338.509.8482202163
9Solly Drake#30123530872102055.233.343.367.710110000
10Jim Frey*301153973544993171104733324.263.326.401.7271421722
11Ruben Gomez332956448125109157.273.327.432.759190430
12Harry Hanebrink*33123532330012028.
13Mickey Harrington264101000.100.1001
14Ed Keegan21294135361001028.
15Joe Lonnett34352000.400.4002
16Hank Mason30410000.000.0000
17Don Mincher*231094283705995132246635254.257.349.497.8461842134
18Bobby Morgan357922518114385052603334.210.332.320.652582543
19Cal Neeman324614712711285111101728.220.313.299.612381020
20Taylor Phillips*281022000000002.
21Vic Rehm#259211.048
22Dick Ricketts*2729686261621020516.258.313.323.636200100
23Humberto Robinson313343411200000115.
24Bob Sadowski*2474244206385012562023436.243.354.437.791902110
25Ted Savage2414965054711117829424653196115.325.427.525.9522872414
26Wally Seward*281737334100010215.
27Wally Shannon*2890292273306912172601627.253.294.381.6751040300
28Dwight Siebler23301915010001034.
29Bill Smith*2735454331020120213.233.267.349.616150000
30Max Surkont39522217220000034.
31Bill Taylor*315812110812282071601110.259.339.472.811512002
32Felix Torres2914457653274148320249723481.278.321.474.7952523070
33Bobby Wine221525665344613018664872962.243.282.333.6151780214
33 Players26.51525477491367012862333516162160483815.262.326.422.74720724536
* - 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
1Robert Baillargeon200012.60405.05770401.8009.00.07.2
2Babe Birrer31119.5503.68342061164.01807267193413933061.3059.
3Paul Brown2032.6002.20664245.04213112160210001.2898.
4Dick Bunker*2643.5713.8611113149.04322213270381041.4297.
5Jim Frey*300020
6Ruben Gomez3375.5834.02191980121.0109595414423898011.2488.
7Ed Keegan2175.5833.32261471111.0101484116410862061.2798.
8Hank Mason3002.0006.304010.011772301.4009.91.82.7
9Taylor Phillips*2801.0007.071010014.020131128091012.00012.
10Stan Pitula300014.40415.01288012.60021.60.01.8Stats for 2 teams
11Vic Rehm*2551.8333.46982052.05024203252231061.4428.
12Dick Ricketts271012.4553.76292571177.01719874156841105011.3508.
13Humberto Robinson3168.4294.57331632126.0135726414504613021.4689.
14Wally Seward*28114.7332.5516137199.010332287191430021.2329.
15Dwight Siebler2344.5003.583030073.05933296182891011.0557.
16Bill Smith*2797.5633.56321641139.01477355174569420101.3819.
17Max Surkont3984.6673.225200095.092343414276802131.2538.
17 Players28.78567.5591521526121
* - 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


Jimmie Coker955734738.9956.5310
Cal Neeman412332752.9816.345
Bobby Morgan24861010.9904.004


Don Mincher10993171686.9949.19
Julio Becquer191201429.9857.05
Bill Taylor181194215.9846.83
Harry Hanebrink1275516.9886.67


Wally Shannon71139157839.9744.17
Bob Sadowski5396136533.9794.38
Bobby Morgan42671111217.9374.24


Felix Torres140942843126.9242.70


Bobby Wine1523014303081.9614.81


Ted Savage14727012122.9591.92
Jacke Davis1132091273.9691.96
Jim Frey96180841.9791.96
Tony Curry88143581.9491.68


Max Surkont5251712.9570.42
Babe Birrer341038041.0001.41
Humberto Robinson3371833.8930.76
Bill Smith32122973.8541.28
Dwight Siebler30211021.0000.43
Dick Ricketts29122815.9761.38
Ed Keegan2681421.9170.85
Ruben Gomez19814011.0001.16
Wally Seward161119011.0001.88
Dick Bunker1118001.0000.82
Taylor Phillips1035011.0000.80

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Robert Baillargeon20RR6' 0.0"190Aug 8, 1940Montreal, QC, CA
Julio Becquer29LL5' 11.0"178Dec 20, 1931La Habana, La Habana, CU
Babe Birrer31RR6' 0.0"195Jul 4, 1929Buffalo, NY, US
Bob Bowman30RR6' 1.0"195May 10, 1931Laytonville, CA, US
Paul Brown20RR6' 1.0"190Jun 18, 1941Fort Smith, AR, US
Dick Bunker26LL5' 11.0"165Apr 5, 1935Norwood, MA, US
Jimmie Coker25RR5' 11.0"195Mar 28, 1936Holly Hill, SC, US
Tony Curry23LL5' 11.0"185Dec 22, 1937Nassau, New Providence, BS
Jacke Davis25RR5' 11.0"160Mar 5, 1936Carthage, TX, US
Solly Drake30SR6' 0.0"170Oct 23, 1930Little Rock, AR, US
Jim Frey30LL5' 9.0"170May 26, 1931Cleveland, OH, US
Ruben Gomez33RR6' 0.0"170Jul 13, 1927Arroyo, PR
Harry Hanebrink33LR6' 0.0"165Nov 12, 1927St. Louis, MO, US
Mickey Harrington26RR6' 4.0"205Oct 8, 1934Hattiesburg, MS, US
Ed Keegan21RR6' 3.0"165Jul 8, 1939Camden, NJ, US
Joe Lonnett34RR5' 10.0"180Feb 7, 1927Beaver Falls, PA, US
Hank Mason30RR6' 0.0"185Jun 19, 1931Marshall, MO, US
Don Mincher23LR6' 3.0"205Jun 24, 1938Huntsville, AL, US
Bobby Morgan35RR5' 9.0"175Jun 29, 1926Oklahoma City, OK, US
Cal Neeman32RR6' 1.0"192Feb 18, 1929Valmeyer, IL, US
Taylor Phillips28LL5' 11.0"185Jun 18, 1933Atlanta, GA, US
Stan Pitula30RR5' 10.0"170Mar 23, 1931Hackensack, NJ, US
Vic Rehm25SL6' 4.0"200Feb 16, 1936Carlyle, IL, US
Dick Ricketts27LR6' 7.0"215Dec 4, 1933Pottstown, PA, US
Humberto Robinson31RR6' 1.0"155Jun 25, 1930Colon, Colon, PA
Bob Sadowski24LR6' 0.0"175Jan 15, 1937St. Louis, MO, US
Ted Savage24RR6' 1.0"185Feb 21, 1937Venice, IL, US
Wally Seward28LL6' 2.0"170Jul 1, 1932Everett, MA, US
Wally Shannon28LR6' 0.0"178Jan 23, 1933Cleveland, OH, US
Dwight Siebler23RR6' 2.0"184Aug 5, 1937Columbus, NE, US
Bill Smith27LL6' 0.0"190Jun 8, 1934Washington, DC, US
Max Surkont39RR6' 1.0"195Jun 16, 1922Central Falls, RI, US
Bill Taylor31LL6' 3.0"212Dec 30, 1929Alhambra, CA, US
Felix Torres29RR5' 11.0"165May 1, 1932Ponce, PR
Bobby Wine22RR6' 1.0"187Sep 17, 1938New York, NY, US

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