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1959 Pittsburgh PiratesOrganizational Roster
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Ken Hamlin played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1959
The Org Roster is a list of all players who played at least one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1959. This includes the Major League parent team and the minor league affiliates. Players who played on more than one of these teams will be listed with all teams.

Minor League Affiliates Affiliate History

Team NameRosterLeague NameLevelGWLPctGBLRkRFRADiffManagerBallpark
Pittsburgh PiratesStats -- RosterNational LeagueMLB1547876.5069.04651680-29Danny MurtaughForbes Field
Organizational Totals:1547876.506651680-29

Team History -- 1959 Statistics -- 1959 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

1959 Organizational Org Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Major Leaguers Active Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
Player NamePosTeam(s)Ht Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Gene AlleySSDubuque (A)
6-0 165 R-R 1940-07-10 18Richmond,Virginia MLB1959-19731963-1973
1959-   UDFA-PIT
(MLB)
Ron BlackburnPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 160 R-R 1935-04-23 24Mount Airy,North Carolina MLB1958-19591958-1959
1953-   UDFA-PIT
(MLB)
Bucky BrandonPSalem (Rk)
6-2 200 R-R 1940-07-08 18Nacogdoches,Texas MLB1959-19731966-1973
1959-   UDFA-PIT
(MLB)
Harry Bright1B-3BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 190 R-R 1929-09-22 29Kansas City,Missouri MLB1958-19651958-1965
1946-   UDFA-NYA
(MLB)
Smoky BurgessCPittsburgh (MLB)
5-8 187 L-R 1927-02-26 32Caroleen,North Carolina MLB1949-19671949-1967   (MLB)
Joe ChristopherOFPittsburgh (MLB)
5-10 176 R-R 1935-12-13 23Frederiksted,Virgin Islands MLB1959-19661959-1966
1955-   UDFA-PIT
(MLB)
Roberto ClementeOFPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 175 R-R 1934-08-18 24Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19721955-1972   (MLB)
Bennie DanielsPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-1 193 L-R 1932-06-17 27Tuscaloosa,Alabama MLB1957-19651957-1965   (MLB)
Roy FacePPittsburgh (MLB)
5-8 155 R-R 1928-02-20 31Stephentown,New York MLB1953-19691953-1969   (MLB)
Hank FoilesCPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 195 R-R 1929-06-10 30Richmond,Virginia MLB1953-19641953-1964   Virginia (MLB)
Bob FriendPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 190 R-R 1930-11-24 28Lafayette,Indiana MLB1951-19661951-1966   Purdue U. (MLB)
Paul GielPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 185 R-R 1932-02-29 27Winona,Minnesota MLB1954-19611954-1961   Minnesota (MLB)
Fred GreenPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-4 190 R-L 1933-09-14 25Titusville,New Jersey MLB1959-19641959-1964
1952-   UDFA-PIT
(MLB)
Dick GroatSSPittsburgh (MLB)
180 R-R 1930-11-04 28Wilkinsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19671952-1967   Duke U. (MLB)
Don GrossPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 186 L-L 1931-06-30 28Weidman,Michigan MLB1955-19601955-1960   Michigan St (MLB)
Harvey HaddixPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-9 170 L-L 1925-09-18 33Medway,Ohio MLB1952-19651952-1965   (MLB)
Dick HallPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-6 200 R-R 1930-09-27 28St. Louis,Missouri MLB1952-19711952-1971   Swarthmore Col (MLB)
Ken HamlinSS-2BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-10 170 R-R 1935-05-18 24Detroit,Michigan MLB1957-19661957-1966   Western Michigan U. (MLB)
Ramon HernandezPGrand Forks (Ind)
5-9 170 B-L 1940-08-31 18Carolina,Puerto Rico MLB1959-19771967-1977
1959-   UDFA-PIT
(MLB)
Don Hoak3BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 175 R-R 1928-02-05 31Roulette,Pennsylvania MLB1954-19641954-1964   (MLB)
Al JacksonPPittsburgh (MLB)
5-10 169 L-L 1935-12-25 23Waco,Texas MLB1959-19691959-1969
1955-   UDFA-PIT
Wiley Col (MLB)
Ron KlinePPittsburgh (MLB)
6-3 205 R-R 1932-03-09 27Callery,Pennsylvania MLB1952-19701952-1970   (MLB)
Ted Kluszewski1BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 225 L-L 1924-09-10 34Argo,Illinois MLB1947-19611947-1961   Indiana U. (MLB)
Danny KravitzCPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 195 L-R 1930-12-21 28Lopez,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19601956-1960   (MLB)
Vern LawPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 195 R-R 1930-03-12 29Meridian,Idaho MLB1950-19671950-1967   (MLB)
Bill Mazeroski2BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 183 R-R 1936-09-05 22Wheeling,West Virginia MLB1956-19721956-1972   (MLB)
Roman MejiasOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 175 R-R 1930-08-09 28Abreus,Cuba MLB1955-19641955-1964   (MLB)
Gene MichaelSSGrand Forks (Ind)
6-2 183 B-R 1938-06-02 21Kent,Ohio MLB1959-19751966-1975
1959-   UDFA-PIT
Kent St (MLB)
Rocky Nelson1BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-11 178 L-L 1924-11-18 34Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1949-19611949-1961   (MLB)
Hardy PetersonCPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 205 R-R 1929-10-17 29Perth Amboy,New Jersey MLB1955-19591955-1959   Rutgers U. (MLB)
Bob PorterfieldPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 190 R-R 1923-08-10 35Newport,Virginia MLB1948-19591948-1959   (MLB)
Dick SchofieldSS-2BPittsburgh (MLB)
5-9 165 B-R 1935-01-07 24Springfield,Illinois MLB1953-19711953-1971   (MLB)
Harry SimpsonOF-1BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-1 190 L-R 1925-12-03 33Atlanta,Georgia MLB1951-19591951-1959   (MLB)
Bob SkinnerOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-4 190 L-R 1931-10-03 27La Jolla,California MLB1954-19661954-1966   San Diego Mesa Col (MLB)
Bob SmithPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-1 190 R-L 1931-02-01 28Woodsville,New Hampshire MLB1955-19591955-1959   (MLB)
R.C. Stevens1BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-5 219 L-R 1934-07-22 24Moultrie,Georgia MLB1958-19611958-1961   (MLB)
Dick Stuart1BPittsburgh (MLB)
6-4 212 R-R 1932-11-07 26San Francisco,California MLB1958-19691958-1969   (MLB)
Jim UmbrichtPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-4 215 R-R 1930-09-17 28Chicago,Illinois MLB1959-19631959-1963
1957-   UDFA-MLB
Georgia (MLB)
Bob VealePWilson (B)
6-6 212 B-L 1935-10-28 23Birmingham,Alabama MLB1958-19741962-1974
1958-   UDFA-PIT
Benedictine Col (MLB)
Bill VirdonOFPittsburgh (MLB)
6-0 175 L-R 1931-06-09 28Hazel Park,Michigan MLB1955-19681955-1968   Drury U. (MLB)
Don WilliamsPPittsburgh (MLB)
6-2 180 R-R 1931-09-14 27Floyd,Virginia MLB1958-19621958-1962
1953-   UDFA-PIT
Tennessee (MLB)