1961 Washington Senators Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 61-100
Finished 9th in the AL
Attendance: 597,597, Avg. 8,661
Ballpark: Griffith Stadium II
Manager: Mickey Vernon (61-100)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
1961 Washington Senators Statistics
1961 Washington Senators Results

The Washington Senators of the American League ended the 1961 season with a record of 61 wins and 100 losses, finishing ninth in the AL.

The Senators plated 618 runs, worst in the circuit, and yielded 776 runs. Gene Green paced Washington with 18 home runs, while Dale Long and Willie Tasby walloped 20 or more also. Willie Tasby drove in 63 runs. Danny O'Connell topped all regular batters by connecting at a .260 clip. Bennie Daniels led the squad with 12 wins, and Dick Donovan recorded a 2.40 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Mickey Vernon coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Chet Boak2BRRJune 19, 19356'0"180New Castle, PA USA
Carl BouldinPBRSeptember 17, 19396'2"180Germantown, KY USA
Harry Bright3BRRSeptember 22, 19296'0"190Kansas City, MO USA
Ed Brinkman3BRRDecember 8, 19416'0"170Cincinnati, OH USA
Pete BurnsidePRLJuly 2, 19306'2"180Evanston, IL USA
Tom CheneyPRROctober 14, 19345'11"170Morgan, GA USA
Chuck Cottier2BRRJanuary 18, 19365'10"175Delta, CO USA
Pete DaleyCRRJanuary 14, 19306'0"195Grass Valley, CA USA
Bennie DanielsPLRJune 17, 19326'1"193Tuscaloosa, AL USA
Dick DonovanPLRDecember 7, 19276'3"190Boston, MA USA
Dutch DottererCRRNovember 11, 19316'0"209Syracuse, NY USA
John GablerPBROctober 2, 19306'2"165Kansas City, MO USA
Mike GarciaPRRNovember 17, 19236'1"195San Gabriel, CA USA
Gene GreenCRRJune 26, 19336'2"200Los Angeles, CA USA
Roy HeiserPRRJune 22, 19426'4"190Baltimore, MD USA
Rudy HernandezPRRDecember 10, 19316'3"185Santiago, Santiago D.R.
Joe HicksRFLRApril 7, 19336'0"180Ivy, VA USA
Chuck HintonLFRRMay 3, 19346'1"180Rocky Mount, NC USA
Ed HobaughPRRJune 27, 19346'0"176Kittanning, PA USA
Bob JohnsonSSRRMarch 4, 19365'10"175Omaha, NE USA
Marty KeoughLFLLApril 14, 19346'0"180Oakland, CA USA
Jim KingRFLRAugust 27, 19326'0"185Elkins, AR USA
Billy Klaus3BLRDecember 9, 19285'9"160Spring Grove, IL USA
Johnny KlippsteinPRROctober 17, 19276'1"173Washington, DC USA
Marty KutynaPRRNovember 14, 19326'0"190Philadelphia, PA USA
Dale Long1BLLFebruary 6, 19266'4"205Springfield, MO USA
Hector MaestriPRRApril 19, 19355'10"170La Habana, La Habana Cuba
Jim MahoneySSRRMay 26, 19346'0"175Englewood, NJ USA
Carl MathiasPBLJune 13, 19365'11"195Bechtelsville, PA USA
Joe McClainPRRMay 5, 19336'0"183Johnson City, TN USA
Danny O'Connell3BRRJanuary 21, 19295'11"168Paterson, NJ USA
Claude OsteenPLLAugust 9, 19395'11"160Caney Springs, TN USA
Ken RetzerCLRApril 30, 19346'0"185Wood River, IL USA
Dave SislerPRROctober 16, 19316'4"200St. Louis, MO USA
R C Stevens1BRLJuly 22, 19346'5"219Moultrie, GA USA
Ron StillwellSSRRDecember 3, 19395'11"165Los Angeles, CA USA
Tom SturdivantPLRApril 28, 19306'0"170Gordon, KS USA
Willie TasbyCFRRJanuary 8, 19335'11"170Shreveport, LA USA
Coot VealSSRRJuly 9, 19326'1"165Deepstep, GA USA
Hal WoodeshickPRLAugust 24, 19326'3"200Wilkes-Barre, PA USA
Gene WoodlingRFLRAugust 16, 19225'9"195Akron, OH USA
Bud Zipfel1BLRNovember 18, 19386'3"200Belleville, IL USA


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