1961 Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 66-72
6th in the SAL
Manager: Granny Hamner (66-72)
Affiliation: Kansas City Athletics
Location: Norfolk, Virginia; Portsmouth, Virginia
Ballpark: High Rock Park, Frank Lawrence Stadium
Attendance: 87,158, Avg. 1,263
1961 Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides Statistics

The Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides of the South Atlantic League ended the 1961 season with a record of 66 wins and 72 losses, sixth in the SAL.

The Portsmouth- Tides scored 635 runs and conceded 687 runs, most in the circuit. Granny Hamner served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
John WyattRRApril 19, 19355'11"200Chicago, IL US
Bernard PouporeRRMay 13, 19396'2"190Spalding, MI US
John O'DonoghueRLOctober 7, 19396'4"203Kansas City, MO US
Jerry MercerRRJanuary 30, 19396'2"195
Tom McDonaldLRDecember 6, 19315'11"180Dorchester, MA US
Ron McCutcheonRR6'0"190
Frank MankovitchRRMarch 12, 19376'2"175
Ernest LewisLR6'2"175
Ken KraynakLRAugust 8, 19356'2"210Plymouth, PA US
Bill KirkLLJuly 19, 19346'0"165Coatesville, PA US
Evans KilleenRRFebruary 27, 19366'0"190Brooklyn, NY US
Benny RichRR6'1"190
John RomonoskyRRJuly 7, 19296'2"195Harrisburg, IL US
Kenneth WorleyRRJuly 11, 19305'10"180
Tony WashingtonLLJanuary 9, 19376'2"183Chicago, IL US
Jack TupperRRAugust 29, 19375'10"175
Donald ThompsonRL6'1"185
Ted ThiemLROctober 2, 19355'11"175Oakdale, NE US
Benjamin SwaringenSR6'1"185
Bunky StewartLLJanuary 7, 19316'0"154Jasper, NC US
Charlie ShoemakerLRAugust 10, 19395'10"155Los Angeles, CA US
Joe ShipleyRRMay 9, 19356'4"210Morristown, TN US
Ken SandersRRJuly 8, 19415'11"168St. Louis, MO US
Dave JollyRROctober 14, 19246'0"160Stony Point, NC US
James JohnsonRR5'10"170
Alfred DiezRRMarch 22, 19346'3"185, MX
Bobby DelgadoLRJanuary 13, 19396'0"180
James CraigLLMay 13, 19406'2"190
Donald BrownLLAugust 22, 19356'0"175
Jack BristolRLApril 1, 19366'1"185Sharon, CT US
Weldon BowlinRRDecember 10, 19405'9"155Paragould, AR US
Salvador BetancourtRRApril 27, 19386'0"174
Virgil BernhardtLRJuly 30, 19386'1"193Rowan County, NC US
Charlie BennettRRMarch 4, 19386'1"190North Bend, OR US
Tony AlomarRRDecember 11, 19335'11"172Santurce, PR
Richard DonnellyRRSeptember 21, 19326'2"180
Solly DrakeSROctober 23, 19306'0"170Little Rock, AR US
Woody HuykeRRSeptember 28, 19375'11"185San Juan, PR
Dave HillRLNovember 11, 19376'2"170New Orleans, LA US
John HanesLLDecember 27, 19395'7"150
Bert HamricLRMarch 1, 19286'0"165Clarksburg, WV US
Granny HamnerRRApril 26, 19275'10"163Richmond, VA US
Jim GrimmLLFebruary 28, 19355'11"170New Martinsville, WV US
Waldo GonzalezRRApril 30, 19356'0"165
Aubrey GatewoodRRNovember 17, 19386'1"170Little Rock, AR US
Milo FullerRRAugust 31, 19385'10"190
Jackie FerrellLLMarch 11, 19365'11"170
Gair AllieRROctober 28, 19316'1"190Statesville, NC US

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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