1961 Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 57-83
Finished 6th in the TL
Manager: George Staller (57-83)
Affiliation: Baltimore Orioles
Location: Ardmore, Oklahoma; Victoria, Texas
Ballpark: Cardinal Park, Toros Stadium:
Attendance: 48,894, Avg. 698
1961 Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds Statistics

Playoffs - Austin Senators 1 game, Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds 0 - One-game playoff for fourth place.

The Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds of the Texas League ended the 1961 season with a record of 57 wins and 83 losses, finishing sixth in the TL.Victoria (18-25) tranferred to Ardmore (39-58) May 27.

The Rosebuds plated 587 runs and gave up 719 runs, most in the league. Alfred Nagel and Dennis Loudenback paced Victoria/Ardmore with 20 home runs apiece. and accounted for 68 RBI each. Mickey McGuire topped batters with significant playing time by hitting .281. Alejandro Castro led the squad with 10 wins, while Donald MacLeod registered a 3.18 earned run average, leading hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Players from the 1961 Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Walt Streuli, Marvin Williams, John Papa, Mickey McGuire, Jim Fridley, Pete Ward, Frank Zupo, John Miller, Butch McCord, Marshall Renfroe, Tex Nelson, Charlie Beamon, Merlin Nippert, Buster Narum and Dave McNally.

George Staller served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Charlie BeamonRRDecember 25, 19345'11"195Oakland, CA US
Danny BishopSRJuly 13, 19386'2"195
Arthur BurnettLRDecember 5, 19345'11"175
James CaldwellRRJune 1, 19385'10"185
Jim CarverRRAugust 15, 19406'0"200Waynesville, NC US
Alejandro CastroRRMarch 5, 19356'5"170
Larry ClickRRDecember 6, 19366'1"178Roxton, TX US
Elliott ColemanRRDecember 27, 19365'11"170Pulaski, TN US
Billy DashnerLLFebruary 26, 19345'11"195
Layton DucoteRRNovember 7, 19356'4"195
J. C. DunnRRMarch 8, 19266'2"205
Dick EwinLLSeptember 20, 19385'10"183
Jim FridleyRRSeptember 6, 19246'2"205Phillippi, WV US
George GaffneyRRSeptember 3, 19356'3"185
Pete GongolaRRDecember 17, 19366'0"195McMechen, WV US
Bill GriffinRLFebruary 14, 19356'2"180Omaha, NE US
Richard HuntRROctober 25, 19406'0"180Clinton, OK US
Roger KudronSRSeptember 14, 19386'4"190Detroit, MI US
Dennis LoudenbackRRJuly 10, 19366'0"170
Donald MacLeodLRFebruary 4, 19375'11"175Needham, MA US
Michael MarinkoLLFebruary 22, 19326'4"195Bridgeport, CT US
Butch McCordLLNovember 2, 19255'10"175Nashville, TN US
Mickey McGuireRRJanuary 18, 19415'10"170Dayton, OH US
Dave McNallyRLOctober 31, 19425'11"185Billings, MT US
Jim MeltonSRSeptember 13, 19286'2"195Kemah, TX US
John MillerRRMay 30, 19416'2"210Baltimore, MD US
Alfred NagelRRMay 30, 19336'0"180Marshall, MI US
Buster NarumRRNovember 16, 19406'1"194Philadelphia, PA US
Tex NelsonLLAugust 7, 19366'3"205Dallas, TX US
Merlin NippertRRSeptember 1, 19386'1"175Mangum, OK US
Allison OwenLR5'11"185
John PapaRRDecember 5, 19405'11"190Bridgeport, CT US
William ParsonsLR6'1"180
Marshall RenfroeLLMay 25, 19366'0"180Century, FL US
John RothRR6'2"195
Denny SommersLRJuly 12, 19406'2"205New London, WI US
John StokoeRLFebruary 18, 19355'10"175Albany, NY US
Chuck StrangeRRDecember 16, 19355'11"185
Walt StreuliRRSeptember 26, 19356'2"195Memphis, TN US
William ThompsonLLJanuary 7, 19326'5"190Hooker, PA US
Pete WardLRJuly 26, 19376'1"185Montreal, QC CA
Marvin WilliamsRRFebruary 12, 19206'0"190Houston, TX US
Kenneth WorleyRRJuly 11, 19305'10"180
Raynor YoungdahlRRSeptember 30, 19386'3"195
Frank ZupoLRAugust 29, 19395'11"182San Francisco, CA 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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