1961 Victoria/Ardmore Rosebuds Statistics

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 Roster

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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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Alejandro Castro1011.4763.273616101157.0153755718444111305
Marshall Renfroe914.3914.65302460153.018310379179571075013
George Gaffney87.5333.61341161137.013662551245086406
Donald MacLeod810.4443.18262182147.015787521175582808
Merlin Nippert77.5003.30371241139.01286151553467304
Buster Narum614.3004.01371351148.0134776612824115404
John Stokoe43.5716.7521111176.01066457541324204
Roger Kudron32.6004.771383166.06739351051134303
Richard Hunt101.0002.741500023.01497115213100
John Miller11.5005.85320.01514131319
Jim Melton0030.0
Michael Marinko40.0
Elliott Coleman0020.0
Bill Griffin01.00060.0
Charlie Beamon01.00030.0
Dave McNally03.0006.16419.01818131819
John Papa07.0007.0717112070.07367551061145119
Totals5781.4134.21291127045801155.0118467654010159331722341560

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
Chuck Strange13658954367152255850313676.280.329.389.718211460
Mickey McGuire11548243765123281746003453.281.333.398.732174182
Dennis Loudenback1214784386511725320683103088.267.316.475.791208343
Alfred Nagel11946240662961622068304789.236.322.433.756176531
Pete Ward733132543378124331604332.307.412.421.8331073121
Allison Owen602462153161112423312442.284.357.409.76688151
William Thompson722942673355113523112342.206.268.326.59487031
Jim Carver792612253353104935213560.236.337.436.77398001
Butch McCord532001722049100015002412.285.379.343.72259220
William Parsons61222183294980525223323.268.376.393.77072042
Jim Fridley49169155224270421001125.271.323.394.71761120
Billy Dashner34123101142740412001811.267.388.426.81443220
Frank Zupo297667722501900810.328.400.448.84830010
Arthur Burnett2912310011163016412228.160.311.220.53122010
Marshall Renfroe315953613200300519.245.310.283.59315010
Donald MacLeod3766581012101200610.207.281.276.55716020
Dick Ewin236356611220600719.196.286.304.58917000
Tex Nelson16544481021410001017.227.370.591.96126000
Kenneth Worley166053310000700411.189.254.189.44310111
James Caldwell1234293710030049.241.353.276.6298100
Pete Gongola1839320700030058.219.333.219.5527101
Alejandro Castro36585556100201118.109.125.127.2527020
Buster Narum40524915100201028.102.102.122.2246030
Roger Kudron1323211400020007.190.190.190.3814020
Merlin Nippert38534524000300522.089.180.089.2694030
J. C. Dunn416163.188.188.188.3753
John Stokoe2229252300000008.120.120.120.2403040
John Miller3882.250.250.250.5002
Walt Streuli611112.182.182.182.3642
Larry Click611112.182.182.182.3642
John Papa1724221200010019.091.130.091.2212010
George Gaffney34504312000200323.047.109.047.1552040
Dave McNally4441.250.250.250.5001
Raynor Youngdahl512121.083.083.083.1671
Richard Hunt15320000000012.000.333.000.3330000
Bill Griffin6660000.000.000.000.0000
Charlie Beamon5330000.000.000.000.0000
Totals143747764221541104718527964782719440801.248.322.373.695157402576140


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
William Thompson1B7275448865.99011.139
Butch McCord1B4946722544.9909.980
Tex Nelson1B131031019.9918.692
Dennis Loudenback2B1102523102780.9545.109
Chuck Strange2B296571515.9654.690
Chuck Strange3B76621601914.9212.921
Allison Owen3B372690135.8993.135
Arthur Burnett3B27255275.9172.852
Jim CarverC643562443.9905.93810
Frank ZupoC221211331.9786.0913
Kenneth WorleyC1691882.9256.1881
James CaldwellC1050520.9655.5001
William ParsonsCF38920001.0002.421
Pete WardCF13272001.0002.231
Alfred NagelLF101164610.9941.683
Pete WardLF2124220.9291.238
Allison OwenLF1614010.933.875
Merlin NippertP3762911.972.946
Buster NarumP3773324.9521.081
Alejandro CastroP3683612.9781.222
George GaffneyP3461741.852.676
Marshall RenfroeP3043032.9191.133
Donald MacLeodP2673465.8721.577
John StokoeP2152713.9701.524
John PapaP17812001.0001.176
Richard HuntP1513001.000.267
Roger KudronP133520.800.615
Bill GriffinP6.000
Dave McNallyP4.000
Michael MarinkoP4.000
John MillerP3.000
Jim MeltonP3.000
Charlie BeamonP3.000
Elliott ColemanP2.000
Jim FridleyRF3949320.9631.333
Pete WardRF3137210.9751.258
Billy DashnerRF3146521.9621.645
William ParsonsRF23253021.0001.217
Dick EwinRF1117211.9501.727
Mickey McGuireSS1111783613974.9334.856
Chuck StrangeSS313787710.9474.000
Totals128231371512178349.9633.6261500

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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