1961 Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides Statistics

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 Roster

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. Virgil Bernhardt paced Norfolk with 15 home runs Donald Brown drove in 80 runs. Salvador Betancourt topped hitters with significant playing time by hitting .297. Ken Sanders led the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 3.96 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Gair Allie, Weldon Bowlin, Solly Drake, Aubrey Gatewood, Granny Hamner, Bert Hamric, Dave Hill, Dave Jolly, Evans Killeen, Bill Kirk, John O'Donoghue, John Romonosky, Ken Sanders, Joe Shipley, Charlie Shoemaker, Bunky Stewart and John Wyatt were all players from the 1961 Portsmouth-Norfolk Tides who played in the Majors during their careers.

Granny Hamner served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Ken Sanders138.6193.96322280166.015790731566484108
Bill Kirk93.7502.01171251103.0863023629179208
John Wyatt93.7503.1352210100.78745356493913111
Ernest Lewis812.4005.17302480156.71661059015706104308
James Johnson611.3534.54221930115.012867585526591010
Granny Hamner54.5563.433131099.7855338741048119
Bunky Stewart45.4443.6612123071.3803729815235210
Jack Tupper32.6003.991420038.340231756031002
Dave Jolly101.0004.501100020.0161210411216002
John Romonosky101.0005.91310.770
John Hanes101.00010.6139.3110
Donald Thompson11.5006.97510.380
John O'Donoghue11.5007.36311.014119100
Ted Thiem13.2503.981020043.0502519414016003
Evans Killeen14.2004.05626.7120
Joe Shipley16.1432.9317111070.75028233451491018
Alfred Diez40.0
Bernard Poupore70.0
Benny Rich30.0
Jack Bristol000.0011.000
Dave Hill009.0021.010
James Craig009.3189.7100
Jim Grimm0010.5727.790
Richard Donnelly0018.0012.040
Frank Mankovitch01.0005.27313.780
Jerry Mercer01.0005.32722.0130
Benjamin Swaringen02.0004.851030026.0311914416114201
Aubrey Gatewood03.0006.20720.3321514100
Totals6570.4814.17323112030101155.710225605358243426626254700

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Salvador Betancourt13457451271152177146644554.297.363.439.80222510342
Donald Brown13858650863134268148036761.264.350.429.7792183358
Tony Alomar1234954644312521614612234.269.299.347.6461610454
Solly Drake934283546397153933167047.274.397.410.8071453011
Charlie Shoemaker82363325548815422233135.271.336.360.6961172320
Virgil Bernhardt1194093335687173155806262.261.385.465.8501558157
Woody Huyke68283254397822164322036.307.361.472.8331202610
Bert Hamric84313273467691125113640.278.363.451.8141231210
Granny Hamner89216187235511262502231.294.362.471.832880341
Milo Fuller9026922425466022303960.205.328.259.587583122
Ron McCutcheon4317414420387162012524.264.372.451.823651220
Tom McDonald3515212811334111502213.258.371.328.699421100
Charlie Bennett3112310216243221501524.235.342.363.704372311
Gair Allie271431181624220312334.203.343.254.597302000
Waldo Gonzalez29120107161810093915.168.242.178.419192020
Ken Sanders3868631215300100514.238.294.286.580180000
Ernest Lewis386056101300021119.232.246.232.478130300
Weldon Bowlin9393911100.282.282.308.59012
Bill Kirk37686081111280714.183.279.333.613201000
Tony Washington186053121050042715.189.283.283.566150000
James Johnson2545424820030215.190.227.238.465100100
Ted Thiem221818140001005.222.222.222.44440000
Bunky Stewart132624340001024.167.231.167.39740000
Bobby Delgado4552000.400.400.400.8002
Jim Grimm3552.400.400.400.8002
John O'Donoghue3662.333.333.333.6672
Evans Killeen6882.250.250.250.5002
John Wyatt5225252200000010.080.080.080.16020000
Aubrey Gatewood1144310000002.250.250.250.50010000
Donald Thompson5441.250.250.250.5001
Jackie Ferrell2441100.250.250.500.7502
Jerry Mercer7661.167.167.167.3331
Benjamin Swaringen121212010000005.083.083.083.16710000
Joe Shipley171817010000019.059.111.059.17010000
Jack Tupper14129000000034.000.250.000.25000000
James Craig8110000.000.000.000.0000
Richard Donnelly1110000.000.000.000.0000
Dave Hill2110000.000.000.000.0000
Frank Mankovitch3550000.000.000.000.0000
John Hanes5220000.000.000.000.0000
Dave Jolly1122000000001.000.000.000.00000000
John Romonosky3330000.000.000.000.0000
Totals15545156450861711671894292538380536687.259.341.381.7211716041363526


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Salvador Betancourt1B13211645521117.9839.235
Granny Hamner1B1060312.9846.300
Charlie Shoemaker2B821802171554.9644.841
Waldo Gonzalez2B2995771123.9405.931
Gair Allie2B164042310.9655.125
Woody Huyke3B60561181117.9412.900
Ron McCutcheon3B3937771411.8912.923
Granny Hamner3B1992313.9701.684
Salvador Betancourt3B11231551.8843.455
Virgil BernhardtC7640237104.9785.77617
Milo FullerC753794156.9885.6009
Donald BrownOF13726014133.9552.000
Solly DrakeOF91215761.9742.440
Bert HamricOF8088752.9501.188
Tom McDonaldOF3542220.9571.257
Charlie BennettOF3146241.9231.548
Virgil BernhardtOF2423320.9291.083
Tony WashingtonOF10151001.0001.600
John WyattP5241943.852.442
Ken SandersP3274022.9591.469
Granny HamnerP3161611.957.710
Ernest LewisP30101750.844.900
James JohnsonP22122061.0001.045
Joe ShipleyP1732740.8821.765
Bill KirkP1791410.9581.353
Jack TupperP141410.833.357
Bunky StewartP1219001.000.833
Dave JollyP1113001.000.364
Ted ThiemP1011310.9331.400
Benjamin SwaringenP1017001.000.800
Tony AlomarSS1152183323572.9404.783
Granny HamnerSS12182531.9353.583
Gair AllieSS122437510.9245.083
Totals135434391326191350.9613.5192600

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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