1961 San Francisco Giants Roster

The 1961 San Francisco Giants team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1961 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1961 San Francisco Giants Opening Day starters list, a 1961 San Francisco Giants salary list, a 1961 San Francisco Giants uniform number breakdown and a 1961 San Francisco Giants primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1961 San Francisco Giants

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Complete Roster

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1939-01-29
6-01
175
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Right
1935-11-25
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Right
1936-07-16
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1925-12-14
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1938-08-28
6-01
170
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1929-12-13
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185
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1937-10-20
6-02
195
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Left
1938-09-29
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1927-12-26
5-11
170
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Both
1932-02-10
6-00
190
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Right
1929-05-18
5-11
180
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Right
1932-03-01
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205
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Left
1931-04-15
6-04
195
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Left
1937-06-23
5-10
170
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Left
1930-03-16
6-03
215
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Right
1938-04-22
6-02
205
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Right
1933-04-22
5-11
180
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Right
1934-01-23
5-10
160
Right
Right
1935-07-28
6-01
175
Right
Right
1932-05-02
6-02
210
Right
Right
1937-09-17
5-11
175
Right
Right
1933-08-17
5-11
170
Right
Left
1934-10-01
6-01
190
Left
Left
1931-05-25
6-04
210
Left
Left
1938-01-10
5-09
165
Right
Right
1935-05-05
6-00
195
Right
Right
1935-05-12
5-09
160
Left
Left
1938-12-22
6-02
200
Left
Left
1937-11-15
6-02
190
Right
Right
1930-12-04
5-11
180
Right
Right
1931-05-06
5-10
165
Right
Left
1932-03-16
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The 1961 San Francisco Giants played 154 games during the regular season, won 85 games, lost 69 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Candlestick Park (Park Factors: 96/95) where 1,390,679 fans witnessed their 1961 Giants finish the season with a .552 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1961 San Francisco Giants Opening Day starters list, a 1961 San Francisco Giants salary list, a 1961 San Francisco Giants uniform number breakdown and a 1961 San Francisco Giants primary starters list:

Did you know that a 1961 San Francisco Giants Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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