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1959 Cleveland IndiansSeason Roster
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George Strickland played for the 1959 Cleveland Indians
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameIndians
LocationCleveland,Ohio
Record89-65 (2nd)League Rank2ndMLB Rank2nd
BallparkCleveland Municipal Stadium
ManagerJoe GordonGeneral ManagerFrank Lane
CoachesMel Harder (Pitching Coach), Bob Kennedy (Assistant Coach), Red Kress (Assistant Coach), Jo-Jo White (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,497,976 (Rank: 4th)
Years Available1879-2018

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 Cleveland Indians.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1959 baseball season.

1959 Cleveland Indians 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)
32Jim Baxes2B6-1 190 R-R 1928-07-05 30San Francisco,California MLB1959-19591959-1959Mission (San Francisco,CA)
1947-   UDFA-BRO
 
39Gary BellP6-1 198 R-R 1936-11-17 22San Antonio,Texas MLB1958-19691958-1969Luther Burbank (San Antonio,TX)    
45Jim BolgerOF6-2 180 R-R 1932-02-23 27Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1950-19591950-1959Purcell Marian (Cincinnati,OH)    
32John BriggsP5-10 175 R-R 1934-01-24 25Natoma,California MLB1956-19601956-1960Folsom (Folsom,CA)    
48Dick BrodowskiP6-2 190 R-R 1932-07-26 26Bayonne,New Jersey MLB1952-19591952-1959Sweeney (Bayonne,NJ)    
11Dick BrownC6-3 190 R-R 1935-01-17 24Shinnston,West Virginia MLB1957-19651957-1965Holy Name (Lake Worth,FL)    
20Al CicotteP6-3 185 R-R 1929-12-23 29Melvindale,Michigan MLB1957-19621957-1962      
6Rocky ColavitoOF6-3 190 R-R 1933-08-10 25New York,New York MLB1955-19681955-1968Roosevelt (Bronx,NY)    
45Gordy Coleman1B6-2 218 L-R 1934-07-05 24Rockville,Maryland MLB1959-19671959-1967  
1953-   UDFA-CLE
 
38Don DillardOF6-1 200 L-R 1937-01-08 22Greenville,South Carolina MLB1959-19651959-1965  
1955-   UDFA-CLE
 
34Don FerrareseP5-9 170 R-L 1929-06-19 30Oakland,California MLB1955-19621955-1962Acalanes (Lafayette,CA)St. Mary's Col California    
8Ed Fitz GeraldC   R-R 1924-05-21 35- MLB1948-19591948-1959      
14Tito FranconaOF-1B5-11 190 L-L 1933-11-04 25Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1956-19701956-1970New Brighton (New Brighton,PA)    
25Mike GarciaP6-1 200 R-R 1923-11-17 35San Gabriel,California MLB1948-19611948-1961Visalia (Visalia,CA)    
33Mudcat GrantP6-1 186 R-R 1935-08-13 23Lacoochee,Florida MLB1958-19711958-1971Moore Academy (Dade City,FL)Florida A&M U.    
7Granny HamnerSS-2B5-10 163 R-R 1927-04-26 32Richmond,Virginia MLB1944-19621944-1962Richmond (Richmond,VA)    
30Carroll HardyOF6-0 185 R-R 1933-05-18 26Sturgis,South Dakota MLB1958-19671958-1967Sturgis Brown (Sturgis,SD)Colorado    
23Jack HarshmanP6-2 185 L-L 1927-07-12 31San Diego,California MLB1948-19601948-1960Hoover (San Diego,CA)    
3Woodie HeldSS5-11 180 R-R 1932-03-25 27Sacramento,California MLB1954-19691954-1969      
2Randy Jackson3B6-1 180 R-R 1926-02-10 33Little Rock,Arkansas MLB1950-19591950-1959      
12Willie Jones3B6-1 192 R-R 1925-08-16 33Dillon,South Carolina MLB1947-19611947-1961      
7Gene Leek3B6-0 185 R-R 1936-07-15 22San Diego,California MLB1959-19621959-1962Hoover (San Diego,CA)Arizona
1959-   UDFA-CLE
 
23,29Bobby LockeP5-11 185 R-R 1934-03-03 25Rowes Run,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19681959-1968Redstone Township (Republic,PA)
1953-   UDFA-CLE
 
1Billy Martin2B5-11 165 R-R 1928-05-16 31Berkeley,California MLB1950-19611950-1961Berkeley (Berkeley,CA)    
22Cal McLishP6-1 200 B-R 1925-12-01 33Anadarko,Oklahoma MLB1944-19641944-1964Central (Oklahoma City,OK)    
9Minnie MinosoOF5-10 175 R-R 1922-11-29 36Havana,Cuba MLB1949-20031949-1980      
18Billy Moran2B-SS5-11 185 R-R 1933-11-27 25Montgomery,Alabama MLB1958-19651958-1965Russell County (Seale,AL)    
18Hal NaragonC6-0 175 L-R 1928-10-01 30Zanesville,Ohio MLB1951-19621951-1962Barberton (Barberton,OH)    
15Russ NixonC6-1 185 L-R 1935-02-19 24Cleves,Ohio MLB1957-19681957-1968Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)    
31Jim PerryP6-4 200 B-R 1935-10-30 23Williamston,North Carolina MLB1956-19751959-1975Williamston (Williamston,NC)Campbell U.
1956-   UDFA-CLE
 
37Jim PiersallOF6-0 175 R-R 1929-11-14 29Waterbury,Connecticut MLB1950-19671950-1967Leavenworth (Waterbury,CT)    
23Bud PodbielanP6-1 170 R-R 1924-03-06 35Curlew,Washington MLB1949-19591949-1959      
10Vic Power1B5-11 195 R-R 1927-11-01 31Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB1954-19651954-1965      
29Humberto RobinsonP6-1 155 R-R 1930-06-25 29Colon,Panama MLB1955-19601955-1960      
27Herb ScoreP6-2 185 L-L 1933-06-07 26Rosedale,New York MLB1955-19621955-1962Lake Worth Community (Lake Worth,FL)    
28Bob SmithP6-0 185 L-L 1928-05-13 31Clarence,Missouri MLB1958-19591958-1959Clarence (Clarence,MO)Missouri    
4George Strickland3B-SS6-1 180 R-R 1926-01-10 33New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1950-19601950-1960Peters (New Orleans,LA)    
23Jake StrikerP6-2 200 L-L 1933-10-23 25New Washington,Ohio MLB1959-19601959-1960Sulphur Springs (Sulphur Springs,OH)Heidelberg Col
1952-   UDFA-CLE
 
26Chuck TannerOF6-0 185 L-L 1929-07-04 29New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1955-19621955-1962Shenango (New Castle,PA)    
17Elmer ValoOF5-11 190 L-R 1921-03-05 38Ribnik,Czech Republic MLB1940-19611940-1961      
5Ray Webster2B6-0 175 R-R 1937-11-15 21Grass Valley,California MLB1959-19601959-1960  
1958-   UDFA-CLE
 
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