1960 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Estate of Arnold Johnson
General manager(s)Parke Carroll
Manager(s)Bob Elliott
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Local radioWDAF
(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 eighth in the American League with a record of 58 wins and 96 losses, 39 games behind the AL Champion New York Yankees.

Offseason

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

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 55–22 42–35
Baltimore Orioles 89 65 0.578 8 44–33 45–32
Chicago White Sox 87 67 0.565 10 51–26 36–41
Cleveland Indians 76 78 0.494 21 39–38 37–40
Washington Senators 73 81 0.474 24 32–45 41–36
Detroit Tigers 71 83 0.461 26 40–37 31–46
Boston Red Sox 65 89 0.422 32 36–41 29–48
Kansas City Athletics 58 96 0.377 39 34–43 24–53


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KC NY WSH
Baltimore 16–6 13–9 14–8 13–9 13–9 9–13 11–11
Boston 6–16 5–17 9–13 14–8 13–9 7–15 11–11
Chicago 9–13 17–5 11–11 11–11 15–7 10–12 14–8
Cleveland 8–14 13–9 11–11 7–15 15–7 6–16 16–6
Detroit 9–13 8–14 11–11 15–7 10–12 8–14 10–12
Kansas City 9–13 9–13 7–15 7–15 12–10 7–15–1 7–15
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 16–6 14–8 15–7–1 12–10
Washington 11–11 11–11 8–14 6–16 12–10 15–7 10–12


Notable transactions

Roster

1960 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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 Pete Daley 73 228 19 60 .263 5 25
1B Marv Throneberry 104 236 29 59 .250 11 41
2B Jerry Lumpe 146 574 69 156 .272 8 53
3B Andy Carey 102 343 30 80 .233 12 53
SS Ken Hamlin 140 428 51 96 .224 2 24
LF Norm Siebern 144 520 69 145 .279 19 69
CF Bill Tuttle 151 559 75 143 .256 8 40
RF Hank Bauer 95 255 30 70 .275 3 31

[7]

Other batters

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
Dick Williams 127 420 47 121 .288 12 65
Russ Snyder 125 304 45 79 .260 4 26
Whitey Herzog 83 252 43 67 .266 8 38
Harry Chiti 58 190 16 42 .221 5 28
Danny Kravitz 59 175 17 41 .234 4 14
Bob Johnson 76 146 12 30 .205 1 9
Bob Cerv 23 78 14 20 .256 6 12
Jim Delsing 16 40 2 10 .250 0 5
Leo Posada 10 36 8 13 .361 1 2
Ray Jablonski 21 32 3 7 .219 0 3
Chet Boak 5 13 1 2 .154 0 1
Jim McManus 5 13 3 4 .308 1 2
Lou Klimchock 10 10 0 3 .300 0 0
Hank Foiles 6 7 1 4 .571 0 1
Wayne Terwilliger 2 1 0 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ray Herbert 37 252.2 14 15 3.28 122
Bud Daley 37 231.0 16 16 4.56 126
Dick Hall 29 182.1 8 13 4.05 79

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ned Garver 28 122.1 4 9 3.83 50
Johnny Kucks 31 114.0 4 10 6.00 38
Don Larsen 22 83.2 1 10 5.38 43
John Tsitouris 14 33.0 0 2 6.55 12
George Brunet 3 10.1 0 2 4.35 4

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Marty Kutyna 51 3 2 4 3.94 20
Ken Johnson 42 5 10 3 4.26 83
Bob Trowbridge 22 1 3 2 4.61 33
Bob Davis 21 0 0 1 3.66 28
Leo Kiely 20 1 2 1 1.74 6
Bob Giggie 10 1 0 0 5.79 8
John Briggs 8 0 2 0 12.71 8
Dave Wickersham 5 0 0 2 1.08 3
Ray Blemker 1 0 0 0 27.00 0
Howie Reed 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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 Billy 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

  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. ^ Maris goes to Yanks; A's get Larsen in 7-man deal
  5. ^ Bob Cerv page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Harry Chiti page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "1960 Kansas City Athletics Statistics".