1960 Kansas City Athletics season

1960 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Estate of Arnold Johnson
General manager(s) Parke Carroll
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.


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
New York Yankees9757.630--
Baltimore Orioles8965.5788
Chicago White Sox8767.56510
Cleveland Indians7678.49421
Washington Senators7381.47424
Detroit Tigers7183.46126
Boston Red Sox6589.42232
Kansas City Athletics5896.37739

Record vs. opponents

1960 American League Records

Baltimore 16–613–914–813–913–99–1311–11
Boston 6–165–179–1314–813–97–1511–11
Chicago 9–1317–511–1111–1115–710–1214–8
Cleveland 8–1413–911–117–1515–76–1616–6
Detroit 9–138–1411–1115–710–128–1410–12
Kansas City 9–139–137–157–1512–107–15–17–15
New York 13–915–712–1016–614–815–7–112–10
Washington 11–1111–118–146–1612–1015–710–12

Notable transactions


1960 Kansas City Athletics
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats

= Indicates team leader


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
CPete Daley732281960.263525
1BMarv Throneberry1042362959.2501141
2BJerry Lumpe14657469156.272853
3BAndy Carey1023433080.2331253
SSKen Hamlin1404285196.224224
LFNorm Siebern14452069145.2791969
CFBill Tuttle15155975143.256840
RFHank Bauer952553070.275331


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 Williams12742047121.2881265
Russ Snyder1253044579.260426
Whitey Herzog832524367.266838
Harry Chiti581901642.221528
Bob Johnson7614630.20519
Bob Cerv23781420.256612
Jim McManus51334.30812
Wayne Terwilliger2100.00000


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 Herbert37252.214153.28122
Bud Daley3723116164.56126
Dick Hall29182.18134.0579
Don Larsen2283.11105.3843

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 Garver28122.1493.8350
George Brunet310.1024.354

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 Kutyna513243.9420
Ken Johnson4251034.2683
Bob Davis210013.6628
Leo Kiely201211.746
Bob Giggie101005.798
John Briggs802012.718
Ray Blemker100027.000

Farm system

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


  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. https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/KCA/1960.shtml
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