1961 Los Angeles Angels Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 70-91
Finished 8th in the AL
Attendance: 604,422, Avg. 8,059
Ballpark: Wrigley Field (LA)
Manager: Bill Rigney (70-91)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1961 Los Angeles Angels Statistics
1961 Los Angeles Angels Results

The Los Angeles Angels of the American League ended the 1961 season with a record of 70 wins and 91 losses, finishing eighth in the AL.

The Angels scored 744 runs and surrendered 784 runs. Leon Wagner led Los Angeles with 28 home runs, while Ken Hunt, Ted Kluszewski, Earl Averill, Lee Thomas and Steve Bilko each walloped 20 or more also. Ken Hunt recorded 84 runs batted in. Lee Thomas paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .284 clip. Ken McBride topped the squad with 12 wins and a team-best 3.65 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Bill Rigney coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Dan Ardell1BLLMay 27, 19416'2"190Seattle, WA USA
Ken Aspromonte2BRRSeptember 22, 19316'0"180Brooklyn, NY USA
Earl AverillCRRSeptember 9, 19315'10"185Cleveland, OH USA
Julio Becquer1BLLDecember 20, 19315'11"178La Habana, La Cuba
Steve Bilko1BRRNovember 13, 19286'1"230Nanticoke, PA USA
Ted BowsfieldPRLJanuary 10, 19356'1"190Vernon, BC CAN
Fritz BrickellSSRRMarch 19, 19355'5"157Wichita, KS USA
Rocky Bridges2BRRAugust 7, 19275'8"170Refugio, TX USA
Leo BurkePRRMay 6, 19345'11"185Hagerstown, MD USA
Jerry CasalePRRSeptember 27, 19336'2"200Brooklyn, NY USA
Bob CervLFRRMay 5, 19256'0"200Weston, NE USA
Dean ChancePRRJune 1, 19416'3"200Wooster, OH USA
Tex ClevengerPRRJuly 9, 19326'1"180Visalia, CA USA
Jim DonohuePRROctober 31, 19376'4"190St. Louis, MO USA
Ryne DurenPRRFebruary 22, 19296'2"190Cazenovia, WI USA
Art FowlerPRRJuly 3, 19225'11"180Converse, SC USA
Jim FregosiSSRRApril 4, 19426'1"190San Francisco, CA USA
Ned GarverPRRDecember 25, 19255'10"180Ney, OH USA
Eli GrbaPRRAugust 9, 19346'2"205Chicago, IL USA
Ken HamlinSSRRMay 18, 19355'10"170Detroit, MI USA
Russ HemanPRRFebruary 10, 19336'4"200Olive, CA USA
Ken HuntCFRRJuly 13, 19346'1"205Grand Forks, ND USA
Johnny JamesPLRJuly 23, 19335'10"160Bonners Ferry, ID USA
Lou JohnsonLFRRSeptember 22, 19345'11"170Lexington, KY USA
Ron KlinePRRMarch 9, 19326'3"205Callery, PA USA
Ted Kluszewski1BLLSeptember 10, 19246'2"225Argo, IL USA
Joe KoppeSSRROctober 19, 19305'10"165Detroit, MI USA
Gene Leek3BRRJuly 15, 19366'0"185San Diego, CA USA
Ken McBridePRRAugust 12, 19356'1"190Huntsville, AL USA
Ron MoellerPLLOctober 13, 19386'0"180Cincinnati, OH USA
Billy Moran2BRRNovember 27, 19335'11"185Montgomery, AL USA
Tom MorganPRRMay 20, 19306'1"180El Monte, CA USA
Albie PearsonRFLLSeptember 12, 19345'5"140Alhambra, CA USA
Del RiceCRROctober 27, 19226'2"190Portsmouth, OH USA
Buck RodgersCBRAugust 16, 19386'2"190Delaware, OH USA
Ed SadowskiCRRJanuary 19, 19315'11"175Pittsburgh, PA USA
Tom Satriano3BLRAugust 28, 19406'1"185Pittsburgh, PA USA
Ray SemprochPRRJanuary 7, 19315'11"180Cleveland, OH USA
Jack SpringPRLMarch 11, 19336'1"175Spokane, WA USA
Bob SproutPLLDecember 5, 19416'0"165Florin, PA USA
Chuck TannerRFLLJuly 4, 19286'0"185New Castle, PA USA
George ThomasOFRRNovember 29, 19376'3"190Minneapolis, MN USA
Lee ThomasRFLRFebruary 5, 19366'2"195Peoria, IL USA
Faye ThroneberryLFLRJune 22, 19315'11"185Fisherville, TN USA
Leon WagnerLFLRMay 13, 19346'1"195Chattanooga, TN USA
Eddie Yost3BRROctober 13, 19265'10"170Brooklyn, NY USA