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1959 CLEVELAND INDIANS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  
Team Record:  89-65   .578
Result:   2nd in American League
Manager(s):  Joe Gordon
General Manager:   Frank Lane
Stadium:  Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  1,497,976
Playoffs: Season in progress

Cleveland Indians affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Elmer Valo (38)
Youngest Player:  Ray Webster (21)
Longest Tenure:  Mike Garcia (12)
Top Hitter:  Rocky Colavito (6)
Top Pitcher:  Gary Bell (11)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  49.70%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Chi White Sox9460.610--
Cleveland8965.5785.0
NY Yankees7975.51315.0
Detroit7678.49418.0
Boston7579.48719.0
Baltimore7480.48120.0
KC Athletics6688.42928.0
Washington6391.40931.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
10Vic Power1b1631-MLB14759510217231610609134022224419.289.334.4120245645463895.2.286
6Rocky Colavitoof625-MLB1545889015124042111337186280313.257.337.51210003016644561106.5.235
9Minnie Minosoof736-MLB14857092172320219281054461726311.302.377.46802676504281117.0.298
3Woodie Heldss-of2527-MLB1435258213219329711246118212212.251.313.4650244577411775.1.271
4George Stricklandss-2b3933-MLB1324415510515234811516402367.238.313.3020133501353453.5.268
14Tito Franconaof-1b3625-MLB122399681451722079203542331511.363.414.5661000226443271979.6.365
37Jim Piersallof6429-MLB100317427813243063253121822.246.303.3380107354254384.0.261
15Russ Nixonc6024-MLB82258236210312900152801259.240.277.314081280212232.9.261
32Jim Baxes2b-3b-30-MLB7724735591101534012147002012.239.299.4660115270203334.4.238
1Billy Martin2b-31-MLB732423763709240281832425.260.290.401097259192304.3.249
11Dick Brownc-24-MLB4814115317051600113931111.220.288.376053157113153.6.265
8Ed Fitz Geraldc-35-MLB491291235611400121421005.271.343.35704614399174.6.298
39Gary Bellp6822-MLB447581820060031900800.240.269.267020866551.9.321
5Ray Webster2b-21-MLB4074101521210105700102.203.253.338025806273.0.200
22Cal McLishp4933-MLB357481421081042500901.189.231.243018877020.9.286
7Granny Hamnerif-32-MLB27674111113001800012.164.174.254017695920.7.169
33Mudcat Grantp-23-MLB425551100160021600100.200.228.255014584521.0.263
30Carroll Hardyof-26-MLB325312111002113700100.208.250.226012574421.5.239
27Herb Scorep-26-MLB30521500010022200010.096.127.096055548-4-2.1.161
31Jim Perryp-23UDFA: 1956MLB44505150105000300100.300.300.340017513664.2.319
26Chuck Tannerof-29-MLB14486122015002900002.250.280.354017503843.0.289
18Hal Naragonc-30-MLB14366104105003210010.278.341.444016412777.2.286
7Gene Leek3b-22-MLB1336783015002700000.222.263.389014382844.0.250
23Jack Harshmanp-31-MLB2134371005005400010.206.300.23508402832.9.226
34Don Ferraresep-30-MLB1527174004000900100.259.259.407011282133.8.389
23,29Bobby Lockep-25-MLB2424481015001500201.333.360.500012271945.8.389
17Elmer Valoof-38-MLB3424370005007001022.292.424.29207332145.1.269
12Willie Jones3b-33-MLB1118141001001300000.222.263.27805191412.6.267
18Billy Moran2b-25-MLB1117150002000100000.294.294.29405171223.4.312
45Gordy Coleman1b-24-MLB615580102001200000.533.562.667200010167520.0.615
25Mike Garciap-35-MLB2914010002000500000.071.071.071011413-1-2.7.111
38Don Dillardof-22-MLB1010040001000200000.400.400.4000410616.7.500
2Randy Jackson3b-33-MLB37010000000100001.143.143.1430177--.167
45Jim Bolgerof-27-MLB87000000001100000.000.125.00000870-1.9.000
28Bob Smithp-31-MLB126000000000500000.000.000.0000066--.000
48Dick Brodowskip-26-MLB186220000000100200.333.333.333028613.2.400
20Al Cicottep-29-MLB263010000000110100.333.500.333015315.7.500
32John Briggsp-25-MLB42000001000000011.000.000.0000034-1-3.5.000
23Jake Strikerp-25-MLB11000000001110000.000.667.0001000031011.6.000
23Bud Podbielanp-35-MLB61000000000000000.000.000.0000011--.000
Totals: (40 players)1545288745139021625167682333643372139256040119.263.321.4087292157586041537414.8.275

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
22Cal McLish1433-MLB1983.63353213011235.1253110952672113401.389.680.992.754.320.64.2861.43
39Gary Bell1122-MLB16114.044428121115234.020810710528105136811.348.001.084.045.230.77.2530.83
33Mudcat Grant4023-MLB1074.1438196173165.11408076238185401.347.621.254.414.630.95.2360.71
27Herb Score1926-MLB9114.7130259120160.21239384281151471411.486.891.576.448.230.78.2320.80
31Jim Perry4523UDFA: 1956MLB12102.65441382184153.01225445105579211.167.180.593.244.650.70.2440.78
23,29Bobby Locke-25-MLB323.13247008277.266332764140301.387.650.704.754.641.03.2481.38
34Don Ferrarese-30-MLB533.201510401076.058292765145101.436.870.716.045.331.13.2430.98
25Mike Garcia-35-MLB364.00298109172.072393243149301.439.000.503.886.130.63.3110.89
23Jack Harshman5431-MLB512.59136516166.046211961335100.896.270.821.774.770.37--0.71
20Al Cicotte-29-MLB315.322610012144.046292642523001.619.410.825.114.701.09.3231.00
48Dick Brodowski5126-MLB221.801800014530.0191363219201.335.700.906.302.702.33.1721.13
28Bob Smith-31-MLB015.22123003029.131191721217201.479.510.613.685.220.71.3191.50
32John Briggs-25-MLB012.1341001012.21253135101.188.530.712.133.550.60.2620.55
23Bud Podbielan-35-MLB015.8460001012.11788125001.5412.410.731.463.650.40.3810.63
29Humberto Robinson-29-MLB104.155000208.2944046001.509.350.004.156.230.67.3460.80
23Jake Striker-25-MLB102.701100006.2822045001.8010.800.005.406.750.80.3640.50
Totals: (40 players)89653.7515415458696231,38412306465761676357994531.328.000.964.135.200.79.270 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Russ NixonC743743168.9850.00 
Dick BrownC482482115.9960.00 
Ed Fitz GeraldC451922653.9780.00 
Hal NaragonC10513011.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Vic Power1B1211039110698.9950.00 
Tito Francona1B3529619121.9970.00 
Gordy Coleman1B318311.9550.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Billy Martin2B67147149137.9970.00 
Jim Baxes2B481071101030.9560.00 
Ray Webster2B242837510.9290.00 
Vic Power2B21485436.9710.00 
Granny Hamner2B71219041.0000.00 
Billy Moran2B668011.0000.00 
George Strickland2B44511.9000.00 
Woodie Held2B301001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
George Strickland3B8069131611.9710.00 
Woodie Held3B40338728.9840.00 
Jim Baxes3B22163851.9150.00 
Gene Leek3B1371410.9550.00 
Vic Power3B771011.9440.00 
Granny Hamner3B57610.9290.00 
Willie Jones3B431012.9290.00 
Billy Martin3B43410.8750.00 
Ray Webster3B46833.8240.00 
Randy Jackson3B202001.0000.00 
Jim Piersall3B101001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Woodie HeldSS1031772771843.9620.00 
George StricklandSS50801451142.9530.00 
Granny HamnerSS10111312.9600.00 
Billy MoranSS57111.8890.00 
Gene LeekSS11510.8570.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Rocky ColavitoOF154319751.9850.00 
Minnie MinosoOF1483141451.9850.00 
Jim PiersallOF91216342.9820.00 
Tito FranconaOF64136240.9720.00 
Carroll HardyOF15410001.0000.00 
Chuck TannerOF10180001.0000.00 
Woodie HeldOF670001.0000.00 
Elmer ValoOF210001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Gary BellP44234192733.9391.77 
Jim PerryP441531224011.0002.12 
Mudcat GrantP38165142523.9512.13 
Cal McLishP35235254924.9742.83 
Herb ScoreP3016011551.7620.90 
Mike GarciaP297261110.9442.13 
Al CicotteP264438001.0002.25 
Bobby LockeP247791111.9522.33 
Dick BrodowskiP18304320.7782.10 
Don FerrareseP1576015021.0001.78 
Jack HarshmanP1366311001.0001.91 
Bob SmithP122915021.0001.86 
Bud PodbielanP61213001.0002.98 
Humberto RobinsonP5802001.0002.20 
John BriggsP41221001.0002.21 
Jake StrikerP1611001.0002.90 


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