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1959 Kansas City Athletics (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 66-88 .429
Rank: 7th in American League
Run Differential: 681-760 -79
Manager(s): Harry Craft
General Manager: Parke Carroll
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 963,683 10/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Don Heffner
Assistant Coach: Bob Swift
Pitching Coach: Johnny Sain
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9460.610--
8965.5785.0
7975.51315.0
7678.49418.0
7579.48719.0
7480.48120.0
6688.42928.0
6391.40931.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
17Zeke BellaOF28821017
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90091410105.207.286.293579.085.195.2391.5682.02492
30Ray Boone1B351321936
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1210271702204.273.396.364760.091.303.3010.6366.048161
14Tom CarrollSS22711
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0001000100000.143.143.143286.000.000.167----17
33Bob CervOF3346361132
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4
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873235873511113.285.328.479807.194.272.3052.4923.2222510
8Harry ChitiC261622044
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5
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2501172611009.272.341.444785.173.272.2981.5332.472179
36Rip ColemanP272502
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00000001100100.080.080.080160.000.000.143----226
28Bud DaleyP2678523
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00130021120501.295.313.308621.013.038.3435.50--2485
2Joe DeMaestriSS303523186
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34102865480312.244.298.369667.125.207.2822.3258.7130383
21Murry DicksonP421713
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0002000500000.176.176.176352.000.000.250----317
31Ned GarverP3371920
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9004700412.282.316.423739.141.197.2861.7535.53080
34Bob GrimP293223
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50021700610.094.143.188331.094.156.1338.5032.0641
35Al GrunwaldP294000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
18Kent Hadley1B242884073
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3912247410236.253.308.403711.149.229.3043.0828.8116317
38Ray HerbertP2957512
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5003900301.211.250.298548.088.140.2343.0057.01763
22Whitey HerzogOF271232536
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910342300102.293.446.390836.098.382.3540.68123.048158
12Frank HouseC293473282
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30032023262010.236.278.303581.066.115.2511.15347.0105369
4,30Ray Jablonski3B3265417
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80031100000.262.294.369663.108.154.2883.6732.52468
35Ken JohnsonP263000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
4Lou Klimchock2B19661018
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13001600102.273.284.470754.197.212.2506.0016.53168
26Johnny KucksP254744
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0000032200301.085.140.106246.021.085.1607.33--553
10Hector Lopez2B291352238
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241082310111.281.319.533852.252.319.2992.8822.572145
11Jerry Lumpe2B-SS264034798
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28214132017010.243.313.318631.074.179.2580.78134.3128451
3Roger MarisOF2443369118
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7221585335044.273.356.464820.192.328.2770.9127.1201495
32Bob Martyn281000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
20Russ MeyerP352000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
10Joe Morgan3B282124
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03003700001.190.292.286578.095.238.2862.33--624
16Howie ReedP223100000001100000.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
5Harry Simpson1B331414
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2002410010.286.353.500853.214.357.3002.0014.0717
9Hal Smith3B282923684
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3103343930214.288.361.380741.092.199.3171.1558.4111329
14Russ SnyderOF252434176
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2162192920304.313.363.420783.107.202.3461.5381.0102265
32Tom SturdivantP291701
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0000000700100.059.059.059118.000.000.100----118
26Ralph TerryP231703
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0000000200101.176.176.176352.000.000.200----318
1Wayne Terwilliger2B341802748
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1822193100412.267.335.361696.094.200.3111.6390.065204
15Dick TomanekP28211
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
20John TsitourisP232013
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0000001700301.150.190.150340.000.050.2317.00--324
13Bill TuttleOF2946374139
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431064838424212.300.365.413778.112.225.3140.7966.1191517
7Preston Ward1B31109827
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190071201033.248.286.358644.110.174.2551.7154.539119
23Dick Williams3B3048872130
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754128605111613.266.303.436739.170.234.2732.1430.5213533
Batting Totals19425264681138323143117637342448178033326938124.263.322.390712.127.220.2871.6245.020515852
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30George Brunet240010.80200010410962770113.4018.003.6012.6012.601.00
36Evans Killeen23004.5040002054330411001.336.000.006.001.500.25
26Johnny Kucks258113.873323616115116376651042510001.369.720.602.503.041.21
36Marty Kutyna26000.0040004177000110001.149.000.001.291.291.00
20Russ Meyer35104.50180007124241212311102011.469.001.134.133.750.91
16Howie Reed22037.2963002020261917310113001.7111.141.294.294.711.10
32Tom Sturdivant29264.633630016571704537934573001.448.751.134.257.131.68
26Ralph Terry23245.2897201046562927919351001.6310.961.763.726.851.84
15Dick Tomanek28016.431600012220271515612135121.8611.572.575.145.571.08
35Ken Johnson26114.092200001111652580001.459.001.644.096.551.60
38Ray Herbert2911114.84372610231183196108992462992011.409.591.173.034.841.60
36Rip Coleman272104.562911206281854641834543011.479.440.893.786.001.59
28Bud Daley2616133.173929122512162129076246212570111.278.831.002.585.212.02
21Murry Dickson42214.943800012071854639927361001.5810.771.143.424.561.33
35Mark Freeman28009.0030000036640310002.2513.500.006.752.250.33
31Ned Garver3310133.723230921120121494832242614031.279.580.991.882.731.45
37Tom Gorman34107.2017000912024211631491011.9010.801.356.304.050.64
34Bob Grim296104.104093116412512469571057654031.458.930.724.104.681.14
35Al Grunwald29018.186100311118141011190002.6414.730.829.007.360.82
20John Tsitouris23434.992410004083905246335504131.519.760.333.805.421.43
Pitching Totals66884.353951544481102113611452760658148492703413271.439.600.983.254.651.43
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank HouseC954474397.9820.00
Harry ChitiC472282535.9880.00
Hal SmithC221251055.9640.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Kent Hadley1B9565642866.9890.00
Ray Boone1B3827523520.9830.00
Dick Williams1B3223316232.9920.00
Preston Ward1B221617314.9820.00
Harry Simpson1B4302021.0000.00
Zeke Bella1B110001.0000.00
Whitey Herzog1B1100001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Wayne Terwilliger2B63144166942.9720.00
Jerry Lumpe2B61133158441.9860.00
Hector Lopez2B3381711115.9330.00
Lou Klimchock2B163441411.9490.00
Dick Williams2B321001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick Williams3B80831641110.9570.00
Hal Smith3B77851191010.9530.00
Ray Jablonski3B17132323.9470.00
Jerry Lumpe3B42110.7500.00
Ray Boone3B326001.0000.00
Tom Carroll3B30110.5000.00
Joe Morgan3B212001.0000.00
Wayne Terwilliger3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Joe DeMaestriSS1151673202263.9570.00
Jerry LumpeSS5685148839.9670.00
Tom CarrollSS9710011.0000.00
Wayne TerwilligerSS201001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill TuttleOF1212941753.9840.00
Bob CervOF119231852.9800.00
Roger MarisOF117231764.9750.00
Russ SnyderOF64127922.9860.00
Whitey HerzogOF3477231.9630.00
Zeke BellaOF25222011.0000.00
Dick WilliamsOF23310001.0000.00
Preston WardOF10010.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob GrimP4012571311.9521.44
Bud DaleyP39216103522.9571.87
Murry DicksonP387111310.9331.77
Ray HerbertP37183132314.9731.77
Tom SturdivantP367161731.8852.91
Johnny KucksP33151103114.9762.44
Ned GarverP32201103513.9782.01
Rip ColemanP298111422.8821.67
John TsitourisP248331320.8891.73
Russ MeyerP182422001.0001.50
Tom GormanP17200010.0000.00
Dick TomanekP162006001.0002.67
Ralph TerryP9464814.9232.34
Al GrunwaldP6110211.6671.62
Howie ReedP6200210.6670.89
Evans KilleenP450000.0000.00
Marty KutynaP4713001.0005.07
Mark FreemanP330000.0000.00
George BrunetP240410.8008.57
Ken JohnsonP21103001.0002.45


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