1960 Kansas City Athletics season

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1960 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Estate of Arnold Johnson
Manager(s) Bob Elliott
Local television WDAF-TV
Local radio WDAF
(Merle Harmon, Bill Grigsby)
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The 1960 Kansas City Athletics season was the sixth in Kansas City and the 60th overall. It involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 58 wins and 96 losses, 39 games behind the AL Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

At the 1959 Winter Meetings, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Joe L. Brown had agreed to trade Dick Groat to the Kansas City Athletics in exchange for Roger Maris. Pirates' manager Danny Murtaugh had advised Brown that he did not want to lose Groat, and the deal was never finalized.[1] Maris was traded to the New York Yankees on December 11.

On March 10, 1960, owner Arnold Johnson died at the age of 53.[2] After the 1960 season, the team would be sold by Johnson's estate to businessman Charlie Finley.

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 .578 8
Chicago White Sox 87 67 .565 10
Cleveland Indians 76 78 .494 21
Washington Senators 73 81 .474 24
Detroit Tigers 71 83 .461 26
Boston Red Sox 65 89 .422 32
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 .377 39

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1960 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI
C Daley, PetePete Daley 73 228 19 60 .263 5 25
1B Throneberry, MarvMarv Throneberry 104 236 29 59 .250 11 41
2B Lumpe, JerryJerry Lumpe 146 574 69 156 .272 8 53
3B Carey, AndyAndy Carey 102 343 30 80 .233 12 53
SS Hamlin, KenKen Hamlin 140 428 51 96 .224 2 24
LF Siebern, NormNorm Siebern 144 520 69 145 .279 19 69
CF Tuttle, BillBill Tuttle 151 559 75 143 .256 8 40
RF Bauer, HankHank Bauer 95 255 30 70 .275 3 31

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Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI
Williams, DickDick Williams 127 420 47 121 .288 12 65
Snyder, RussRuss Snyder 125 304 45 79 .260 4 26
Herzog, WhiteyWhitey Herzog 83 252 43 67 .266 8 38
Chiti, HarryHarry Chiti 58 190 16 42 .221 5 28
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 76 146 30 .205 1 9
Cerv, BobBob Cerv 23 78 14 20 .256 6 12
McManus, JimJim McManus 5 13 3 4 .308 1 2
Terwilliger, WayneWayne Terwilliger 2 1 0 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Herbert, RayRay Herbert 37 252.2 14 15 3.28 122
Daley, BudBud Daley 37 231 16 16 4.56 126
Hall, DickDick Hall 29 182.1 8 13 4.05 79
Larsen, DonDon Larsen 22 83.1 1 10 5.38 43

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Garver, NedNed Garver 28 122.1 4 9 3.83 50
Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 3 10.1 0 2 4.35 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Kutyna, MartyMarty Kutyna 51 3 2 4 3.94 20
Johnson, KenKen Johnson 42 5 10 3 4.26 83
Davis, BobBob Davis 21 0 0 1 3.66 28
Kiely, LeoLeo Kiely 20 1 2 1 1.74 6
Giggie, BobBob Giggie 10 1 0 0 5.79 8
Briggs, JohnJohn Briggs 8 0 2 0 12.71 8
Blemker, RayRay Blemker 1 0 0 0 27.00 0

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Dallas-Fort Worth Rangers American Association Jim Fanning
AA Shreveport Sports Southern Association Les Peden
B Sioux City Soos Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Bobby Hofman
B Lewiston Broncos Northwest League John McNamara
C Visalia Athletics California League Bill Capps, Art Mazmanian
and Bill Robertson
D Sanford Greyhounds Florida State League Bill Robertson, Jack Sanford
and Lloyd Brown
D Albuquerque Dukes Sophomore League Bert Thiel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero, p. 114, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  2. ^ Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman, pp.32, G. Michael Green and Roger D. Launius. Walker Publishing Company, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8027-1745-0
  3. ^ Frank House page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Harry Chiti page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/KCA/1960.shtml

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