1961 Jacksonville Jets Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 51-88
8th in the SAL
Manager: Tom Saffell (0-0), Dixie Howell (0-0)
Affiliation: Houston Colt .45's
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Ballpark: Sam M. Wolfson Park
Attendance: 25,156, Avg. 362
1961 Jacksonville Jets Statistics

The Jacksonville Jets of the South Atlantic League ended the 1961 season with a record of 51 wins and 88 losses, eighth in the SAL.

The Jets tallied 489 runs, worst in the circuit, and gave up 639 runs. Tom Saffell and Dixie Howell served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
James ZwergelRRAugust 9, 19426'3"200Pittsburgh, PA US
Harold NorrisSRSeptember 9, 19336'1"195Snicartie, IL US
Henry NashSR6'0"185
Cholly NaranjoLRNovember 25, 19345'11"165La Habana, La Habana CU
Wallace MixonRROctober 28, 19396'0"180
Wayne MinshewRRJune 9, 19365'9"160
David McKeeSL6'0"160
Walt MatthewsLLOctober 19, 19346'2"200Ashdown, AR US
Rene MarteRR6'1"180
Andy MadaloneRRMay 29, 19345'9"170Staten Island, NY US
Boyd LinkerRR5'11"180
John LaneRR6'0"150
Charles KolakowskiRRDecember 22, 19326'1"205Sayreville, NJ US
Jose PadillaRR5'11"165
Kenneth PateLL5'11"170
Joe WootenRRFebruary 16, 19386'2"195Gaston County, NC US
Wally WolfRRJanuary 5, 19426'0"191South Gate, CA US
Edward WolfRR6'0"195
Wayne WilsonLRNovember 5, 19355'10"167Norwalk, CT US
Fred WhiteRRNovember 4, 19406'3"200
Robert WedinRLFebruary 21, 19376'4"195Derby, CT US
Burt TouchberryRRJuly 27, 19346'4"195Columbia, SC US
Elio TobosoRR5'10"165
Benny StokesRR6'1"195
Dave RobertsLLJune 30, 19336'0"172Panama, Panama PA
William RittmanRRMay 2, 19346'1"185Readsville, MO US
Donald PorterLLOctober 6, 19406'1"185Plant City, FL US
John KennedyRROctober 12, 19265'10"175Jacksonville, FL US
Joel KelferRR5'10"175
Harold DeMarsLLAugust 22, 19375'11"160
Ron DavisRROctober 21, 19416'0"175Roanoke Rapids, NC US
Clifford DavisSROctober 30, 19386'1"180Alice, TX US
Ray DabekRRJanuary 8, 19275'10"185Buffalo, NY US
Ray CroneRRAugust 7, 19316'2"165Memphis, TN US
Joseph ClementLRSeptember 25, 19396'1"185
Ernie ChristoffRRSeptember 9, 19376'3"190Cleveland, OH US
Don BushRROctober 18, 19386'0"180
Dale BennetchLRMarch 17, 19366'4"200
Leonard BellRRAugust 6, 19396'0"168
Don ArlichLLFebruary 15, 19436'2"185Wayne, MI US
Don AltmanRRMarch 14, 19395'11"180
Alfred DiezRRMarch 22, 19346'3"185, MX
Jim DobsonRRApril 2, 19396'2"202
David JacobsRR6'2"180
Dale HendricksonLLJuly 18, 19365'11"176Broadwater, NE US
Alexander HarridayRR5'10"178
Bennie GriggsRR5'11"200
Bill GriffinRLFebruary 14, 19356'2"180Omaha, NE US
Jim GreengrassRROctober 24, 19276'1"200Addison, NY US
Dave GiustiRRNovember 27, 19395'11"190Seneca Falls, NY US
Sammy FountainRRAugust 25, 19386'2"180
James Fitzgerald
Robert FidlerRRJuly 16, 19356'2"175
Thomas FasslerRRAugust 29, 19386'2"190
Marvin DuttRROctober 12, 19396'4"195
Richard AirdRRSeptember 19, 19416'1"165

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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