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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
Roster Continuity 78.17% 8/16
Manager(s): Harry Craft
General Manager: Parke Carroll
Location:
Ballpark: Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 963,683 10/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
23Dick Williams3B30   48872130
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16
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754128605111613.266.309.436745.170.234.2732.1430.5213538
33Bob CervOF33   46361132
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4
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873235873511113.285.332.479811.194.272.3052.4923.2222513
13Bill TuttleOF29   46374139
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431064838424212.300.369.413782.112.225.3140.7966.1191521
3Roger MarisOF24   43369118
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16
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7221585335044.273.359.464823.192.328.2770.9127.1201498
11Jerry Lumpe2B-SS26   4034798
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11
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5
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3
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28214132017010.243.313.318631.074.179.2580.78134.3128451
2Joe DeMaestriSS30   3523186
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34102865480312.244.305.369674.125.207.2822.3258.7130387
12Frank HouseC29   3473282
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30032023262010.236.282.303585.066.115.2511.15347.0105371
9Hal Smith3B28   2923684
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12
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05
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3103343930214.288.367.380747.092.199.3171.1558.4111332
18Kent Hadley1B24   2884073
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11
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10
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3912247410236.253.310.403713.149.229.3043.0828.8116318
14Russ SnyderOF25   2434176
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2162192920304.313.367.420787.107.202.3461.5381.0102267
1Wayne Terwilliger2B34   1802748
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11
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02
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1822193100412.267.335.361696.094.200.3111.6390.065204
8Harry ChitiC26   1622044
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2501172611009.272.344.444788.173.272.2981.5332.472180
10Hector Lopez2B29   1352238
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241082310111.281.324.533857.252.319.2992.8822.572146
30Ray Boone1B35   1321936
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1210271702204.273.396.364760.091.303.3010.6366.048161
22Whitey HerzogOF27   1232536
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910342300102.293.446.390836.098.382.3540.68123.048158
7Preston Ward1B31   109827
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190071201033.248.286.358644.110.174.2551.7154.539119
17Zeke BellaOF28   821017
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90091410105.207.293.293586.085.195.2391.5682.02493
28Bud DaleyP26   78523
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00130021120501.295.329.308637.013.038.3435.50--2487
31Ned GarverP33   71920
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9004700412.282.316.423739.141.197.2861.7535.53080
4Lou Klimchock2B19   661018
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13001600102.273.284.470754.197.212.2506.0016.53168
4,30Ray Jablonski3B32   65417
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80031100000.262.294.369663.108.154.2883.6732.52468
38Ray HerbertP29   57512
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5003900301.211.250.298548.088.140.2343.0057.01763
26Johnny KucksP25   4744
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0000032200301.085.140.106246.021.085.1607.33--553
34Bob GrimP29   3223
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50021700610.094.143.188331.094.156.1338.5032.0641
36Rip ColemanP27   2502
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00000001100100.080.080.080160.000.000.143----226
10Joe Morgan3B28   2124
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03003700001.190.292.286578.095.238.2862.33--624
20John TsitourisP23   2013
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0000001700301.150.190.150340.000.050.2317.00--324
21Murry DicksonP42   1713
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0002000500000.176.176.176352.000.000.250----317
32Tom SturdivantP29   1701
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0000000700100.059.059.059118.000.000.100----118
26Ralph TerryP23   1703
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0000000200101.176.176.176352.000.000.200----318
5Harry Simpson1B33   1414
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2002410010.286.389.500889.214.357.3002.0014.0718
14Tom CarrollSS22   711
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0001000100000.143.143.143286.000.000.167----17
35Al GrunwaldP29   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
35Ken JohnsonP26   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
16Howie ReedP22   3100000001100000.000.250.000250.000.333.0001.00--04
20Russ MeyerP35   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
15Dick TomanekP28   211
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
32Bob Martyn28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19425264681138323143117637342448178033326938124.263.322.390712.127.220.2871.6245.020515852
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
28Bud Daley26   16133.17392912251216.12129076246212570111.278.831.002.585.212.02
31Ned Garver33   10133.7232309211201.121494832242614031.279.580.991.882.731.45
38Ray Herbert29   11114.84372610231183.2196108992462992011.409.591.173.034.841.60
26Johnny Kucks25   8113.8733236161151.116376651042510001.369.720.602.503.041.21
34Bob Grim29   6104.1040931164125.112469571057654031.458.930.724.104.681.14
20John Tsitouris23   434.992410004083.1905246335504131.519.760.333.805.421.43
36Rip Coleman27   2104.562911206281.0854641834543011.479.440.893.786.001.59
32Tom Sturdivant29   264.633630016571.2704537934573001.448.751.134.257.131.68
21Murry Dickson42   214.943800012071.0854639927361001.5810.771.143.424.561.33
26Ralph Terry23   245.2897201046.1562927919351001.6310.961.763.726.851.84
20Russ Meyer35   104.50180007124.0241212311102011.469.001.134.133.750.91
15Dick Tomanek28   016.431600012220.2271515612135121.8611.572.575.145.571.08
16Howie Reed22   037.2963002020.2261917310113001.7111.141.294.294.711.10
37Tom Gorman34   107.20170009120.124211631491011.9010.801.356.304.050.64
35Al Grunwald29   018.1861003111.118141011190002.6414.730.829.007.360.82
35Ken Johnson26   114.0922000011.011652580001.459.001.644.096.551.60
36Marty Kutyna26   000.004000417.17000110001.149.000.001.291.291.00
36Evans Killeen23   004.504000205.24330411001.336.000.006.001.500.25
30George Brunet24   0010.802000104.210962770113.4018.003.6012.6012.601.00
35Mark Freeman28   009.003000003.26640310002.2513.500.006.752.250.33
Batting 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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