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1959 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Bob Bruce played for the 1959 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record76-78 (4th)League Rank4thMLB Rank8th
BallparkBriggs Stadium
ManagerJimmy Dykes,Bill NormanGeneral ManagerRick Ferrell
CoachesTommy Henrich (First Base Coach), Billy Hitchcock (Third Base Coach), Willis Hudlin (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,221,221 (Rank: 8th)
Years Available1901-2019

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

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1959 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1959 baseball season.

1959 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
30Hank AguirreP6-4 205 B-L 1931-01-31 28Azusa,California MLB1955-19701955-1970Keppel (Alhambra,CA)East Los Angeles Col    
36Ossie AlvarezSS-2B5-10 165 R-R 1933-10-19 25Bolondron,Cuba MLB1958-19591958-1959      
11Lou BerberetC5-11 212 L-R 1929-11-20 29Long Beach,California MLB1954-19601954-1960St. Anthony (Long Beach,CA)Santa Clara U.    
2Frank Bolling2B6-1 175 R-R 1931-11-16 27Mobile,Alabama MLB1954-19661954-1966McGill-Toolen (Mobile,AL)Spring Hill Col    
8Rocky BridgesSS5-8 175 R-R 1927-08-07 31Refugio,Texas MLB1951-19611951-1961Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)    
20Bob BruceP6-3 210 R-R 1933-05-18 26Detroit,Michigan MLB1959-19671959-1967Highland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)Alma Col
1953-   UDFA-DET
 
14Jim BunningP6-3 195 R-R 1931-10-23 27Southgate,Kentucky MLB1955-19711955-1971St. Xavier (Cincinnati,OH)Xavier U.    
19Pete BurnsideP6-2 190 R-L 1930-07-02 28Evanston,Illinois MLB1955-19631955-1963New Trier (Winnetka,IL)    
24Neil ChrisleyOF6-3 187 L-R 1931-12-16 27Calhoun Falls,South Carolina MLB1957-19611957-1961Calhoun Falls (Calhoun Falls,SC)    
27Jerry DavieP6-0 180 R-R 1933-02-10 26Detroit,Michigan MLB1959-19591959-1959  
1952-   UDFA-DET
 
26Steve Demeter3B5-9 185 R-R 1935-01-27 24Homer City,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19601959-1960Homer-Center (Homer,PA)
1953-   UDFA-DET
 
25Larry DobyOF6-1 182 L-R 1923-12-13 35Camden,South Carolina MLB1947-19591947-1959Eastside (Paterson,NJ)Long Island U.-Brooklyn Campus    
21Paul FoytackP5-11 180 R-R 1930-11-16 28Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19641953-1964Technical (Scranton,PA)    
3Johnny GrothOF6-0 182 R-R 1926-07-23 32Chicago,Illinois MLB1946-19601946-1960Latin School of Chicago (Chicago,IL)    
5Gail Harris1B6-0 195 L-L 1931-10-15 27Abingdon,Virginia MLB1955-19601955-1960Abingdon (Abingdon,VA)    
44Billy HoeftP6-3 205 L-L 1932-05-17 27Oshkosh,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966Oshkosh Christian (Oshkosh,WI)    
6Al KalineOF6-2 180 R-R 1934-12-19 24Baltimore,Maryland MLB1953-19741953-1974Southern (Baltimore,MD)    
7Harvey KuennOF6-2 190 R-R 1930-12-04 28West Allis,Wisconsin MLB1952-19661952-1966Lutheran (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin    
17Frank LaryP5-11 180 R-R 1930-04-10 29Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19651954-1965Tuscaloosa County (Northport,AL)Alabama    
12Charlie LauC6-0 190 L-R 1933-04-12 26Romulus,Michigan MLB1956-19671956-1967Romulus (Romulus,MI)    
22Ted LepcioSS-2B5-10 177 R-R 1930-07-28 28Utica,New York MLB1952-19611952-1961Proctor (Utica,NY)Seton Hall U.    
4Charlie MaxwellOF5-11 185 L-L 1927-04-08 32Lawton,Michigan MLB1950-19641950-1964Lawton (Lawton,MI)Western Michigan U.    
18Tom MorganP6-2 195 R-R 1930-05-20 29El Monte,California MLB1951-19631951-1963El Monte (El Monte,CA)    
15Don MossiP6-1 195 L-L 1929-01-11 30St. Helena,California MLB1954-19651954-1965Jefferson (Daly City,CA)    
16Ray NarleskiP6-1 175 R-R 1928-11-25 30Camden,New Jersey MLB1954-19591954-1959Collingswood (Collingswood,NJ)    
32Bobo Osborne1B6-1 205 L-R 1935-10-12 23Chattahoochee,Georgia MLB1957-19631957-1963West Fulton (Atlanta,GA)    
37Jim ProctorP6-0 165 R-R 1935-09-09 23Brandywine,Maryland MLB1959-19591959-1959   Maryland-Eastern Shore
1955-   UDFA-DET
 
20Barney SchultzP6-2 200 R-R 1926-08-15 32Beverly,New Jersey MLB1955-19651955-1965Burlington City (Burlington,NJ)    
25Ron ShoopC5-11 180 R-R 1931-09-19 27Rural Valley,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19591959-1959Corry (Corry,PA)
1951-   UDFA-DET
 
30Dave SislerP6-4 200 R-R 1931-10-16 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB1956-19621956-1962   Princeton U.    
26Bob SmithP6-1 190 R-L 1931-02-01 28Woodsville,New Hampshire MLB1955-19591955-1959Woodsville (Woodsville,NH)    
26Jim StumpP6-0 188 R-R 1932-02-10 27Lansing,Michigan MLB1957-19591957-1959      
26George SusceP6-1 180 R-R 1931-09-13 27Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19591955-1959Schenley (Pittsburgh,PA)    
23Coot VealSS6-1 165 R-R 1932-07-09 26Sandersville,Georgia MLB1958-19631958-1963Lanier (Sugar Hill,GA)Auburn U.
1952-   UDFA-DET
 
10Red WilsonC6-0 200 R-R 1929-03-07 30Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1951-19601951-1960Washington (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin    
1Eddie Yost3B5-10 170 R-R 1926-10-13 32Brooklyn,New York MLB1944-19621944-1962John Adams (Ozone Park,NY)New York U.    
9Gus Zernial1B6-2 210 R-R 1923-06-27 36Beaumont,Texas MLB1949-19591949-1959Beaumont (Beaumont,TX)    
37 Players