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1959 Minor League Baseball League Encyclopedia

Year Index / Affiliations / Map of Teams / Batting Leaders / Pitching Leaders / Other Years: 1958 / 1960

League-by-League Batting

RkLgLevTmsBatAgeR/GGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
36American LeagueMajor League828.84.361236473294196453911062116902671091502241423542106081.253.323.384.70716118926264579312257
37National LeagueMajor League828.24.401240473884233054621101517883241159514843927139746525.260.325.400.72516928912232548304450
6American AssociationAAA1027.64.14162460783538126726139872365433968621050754447947.260.329.374.703201221241322770435507
7International LeagueAAA828.04.17123845953410715162105211785310993473047137446464.256.320.387.70815905280563295
8Pacific Coast LeagueAAA828.24.20122845791407705156104311760371897471543127638195967.256.322.383.70515624939273642287
3Mexican LeagueAA60.04.658703226928636404877151125274598370338030423940.269.337.390.72711182718338253
4Southern AssociationAA826.54.49122246549404735491107331855265840498135350806332.265.349.386.73615638970306404286403
5Texas LeagueAA624.55.058723333929100440779541238288649391635514932764193.273.348.403.75111715649209485269232
1Eastern LeagueA823.64.86112242741375625448100151632449886489743341346617.267.342.405.74615203291481273
2South Atlantic LeagueA824.64.3811204249536901490491911390329720430343231345066191.249.333.363.69613399296496296360
38Negro American LeagueNegro
9Carolina LeagueB622.25.127883037725961403465391081233541352044817538125150.252.345.374.7199709405199150
10Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB823.35.3910083975633984543587781499286767479962750156803.258.351.387.73813150662460297304
11Northwest LeagueB623.94.878423086126730410072301267252494366349032924423.270.352.392.74410483565200397242
12California LeagueC621.65.718403434928441479473461154230551421869449395845.258.371.373.74510613669334368267
13Northern LeagueC821.65.459863900232942537587001337345758479350449936241.264.364.395.75813001318482267
14Pioneer LeagueC622.65.947783072026409462373561239284567407244135615315.279.366.411.77710864534230258262
20Appalachian LeagueShort-Season D619.86.29414162981351926063394565146300214451223093459.251.367.381.748515121817379
21Nebraska State LeagueShort-Season D619.85.64372145701220220982960479186162174327321043063.243.352.352.704429718084
15Alabama-Florida LeagueD621.35.00712273112325835625754890184346297348732374856.247.345.346.6918050330271215
16Florida State LeagueD620.94.93812297342544840026553973227370334957825136844616.258.349.357.7069090370232197
17Midwest LeagueD820.95.529963823832475549983191375282747464164550576988.256.354.385.73912499447259
18New York-Pennsylvania LeagueD821.15.8510003940133235585388651594268712499366753775884.267.366.395.76113131525476313
19Sophomore LeagueD820.96.259963985933437622689171405402688536159054296696.267.371.394.76513190684310337346
22Cuban LeagueForeign
23Japan Central LeagueForeign624.33.32780283102573025915924948218505240658036219924440.230.284.343.627882346944514392
24Japan Pacific LeagueForeign625.23.548162993727457288566291046233456264256628719004512.241.289.346.6359509584429151129
25Cuban Winter LeagueWinter4288209
26Dominican Winter LeagueWinter4
27Mexican Pacific Winter LeagueWinter
28Nicaraguan Winter LeagueWinter4
29Occidental Winter LeagueWinter4
30Panama Winter LeagueWinter4
31Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter5
32Sonora Winter LeagueWinter4
33Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinter4
34Veracruz Winter LeagueWinter4
41Florida Instructional LeagueWinter Rookie8
42Peninsula Winter LeagueWinter Rookie6
35Quebec Provincial LeagueIndependent
39Canadian-American LeagueNo Classification
40Southern Alberta LeagueNo Classification

League-by-League Pitching

RkLgLevTmsPAgeR/GWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
33American LeagueMajor League828.14.36616616.5003.86123612368703668620811053.0106215391474210914210257608126436272473291.3428.60.93.45.01.44
34National LeagueMajor League827.74.40618618.5003.95124012408643768517111047.1110155462484511593974450652523224285473921.3579.00.93.25.31.64
6American AssociationAAA1027.74.14809809.5003.6516241624112649812914081.1139276726570697354445077947322234301.3768.90.63.55.11.46
7International LeagueAAA827.64.17615615.500123812385168
8Pacific Coast LeagueAAA827.34.20613613.500122812285156
3Mexican LeagueAA65.06412458.4748708704400
4Southern AssociationAA825.24.49607607.5003.99122212227934299010483.2107335491464984050804036332306224761.5089.20.74.45.41.25
5Texas LeagueAA623.84.63459413.5263.97872872580292557495.075584040330351934272334264212203161.4669.10.64.15.11.24
1Eastern LeagueA823.14.86560560.500112211225448
2South Atlantic LeagueA824.14.38559559.5003.6311201120705415769784.091914904394272045063606191296313511.4008.50.74.15.71.37
9Carolina LeagueB622.45.12389389.5004.15788788520268346815.06539403431455413812151515022125391306011.5198.60.75.06.81.35
10Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB821.95.39503503.5004.4110081008622386428809.18778543543127675015304680334046555401121.5669.00.85.17.01.36
11Northwest LeagueB623.34.87420420.5008428424100
12California LeagueC621.05.71420420.5008408404794
13Northern LeagueC821.45.45492492.5009869865375
14Pioneer LeagueC621.95.94387387.5007787784623
20Appalachian LeagueShort-Season D619.26.29203203.5004144142606
21Nebraska State LeagueShort-Season D619.15.64186186.5004.51372372237135133158.22960209815821622104306315117209147231.6038.40.56.08.71.46
15Alabama-Florida LeagueD620.55.00356356.5003.97712712397315506072.057543562267734632374856330244541.4818.50.54.87.21.50
16Florida State LeagueD620.14.93404404.5004.11812812487325566637.06553400230343703684197461428428468300331.5428.90.55.06.31.25
17Midwest LeagueD820.65.52496496.5004.47996996595401628372.28319549941567475057699937432656387191.5988.90.85.47.51.38
18New York-Pennsylvania LeagueD820.75.88500500.500100010005883
19Sophomore LeagueD820.86.25498498.5009969966226
22Japan Central LeagueForeign623.43.32374374.5002.83780780517263987018.059242591220350519929244401551098284701.1287.60.62.65.72.23
23Japan Pacific LeagueForeign623.83.54390390.5002.95816816637179897345.0662928852411456190012945121731377301181.1618.10.62.35.52.37
24Cuban Winter LeagueWinter4144144.5003.05288288199892625.1228688999415671.2497.83.45.41.58
25Dominican Winter LeagueWinter4
26Nicaraguan Winter LeagueWinter4
27Occidental Winter LeagueWinter4
28Panama Winter LeagueWinter4
29Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter5
30Sonora Winter LeagueWinter4
31Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinter4
32Veracruz Winter LeagueWinter4
35Florida Instructional LeagueWinter Rookie8
36Peninsula Winter LeagueWinter Rookie6

League-by-League Fielding

RkLgLevTmsGCGPOAEDPFld%PBSBCSCS%lgCS%POAttendance
33American LeagueMajor League81236331601349911111196.97713741423536%
34National LeagueMajor League81240331421339011131164.9778843927238%
6American AssociationAAA101624422441762117371619.972166
7International LeagueAAA81238322651322113091111.972134
8Pacific Coast LeagueAAA81228322221356313031181.972136
3Mexican LeagueAA68702223390581142806.965158
4Southern AssociationAA81222314511257013691340.970104
5Texas LeagueAA68722247795901176880.9659023713035%
1Eastern LeagueA8112228943114531607977.962196
2South Atlantic LeagueA81120293551191816341119.962160
9Carolina LeagueB67882044379231332731.955154
10Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueB8100826428104381761902.954284
11Northwest LeagueB68422042485101393718.954117
12California LeagueC68402235491001424882.957176
13Northern LeagueC898625582103881593934.958209
14Pioneer LeagueC67781995577391438704.951124
20Appalachian LeagueShort-Season D64141036337661039267.932137
21Nebraska State LeagueShort-Season D637294763510890224.936149
15Alabama-Florida LeagueD67121821368341463624.945190
16Florida State LeagueD68121991181581561690.947172
17Midwest LeagueD89962511897481991858.946321
18New York-Pennsylvania LeagueD8100025685103131982887.948256
19Sophomore LeagueD89962544998212117892.943189
22Japan Central LeagueForeign6780738.000
23Japan Pacific LeagueForeign6816880.000
24Cuban Winter LeagueWinter4288
25Dominican Winter LeagueWinter4
26Nicaraguan Winter LeagueWinter4
27Occidental Winter LeagueWinter4
28Panama Winter LeagueWinter4
29Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinter5
30Sonora Winter LeagueWinter4
31Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinter4
32Veracruz Winter LeagueWinter4
35Florida Instructional LeagueWinter Rookie8
36Peninsula Winter LeagueWinter Rookie6

Pro Baseball Map for 1959

ALL TEAMS ARE LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN THEY ARE LISTED IN. We have not located the actual location of the ballpark.

We list over 30,000 of teams from minor league history. This list is not exhaustive and may be missing teams from certain leagues and years or with a small number of games played. We apologize for any omissions. Report any errors or omissions

League Teams

LgLevTm
American AssociationAAACharleston Senators, Dallas Rangers, Denver Bears, Fort Worth Cats, Houston Buffs, Indianapolis Indians, Louisville Colonels, Minneapolis Millers,
Omaha Cardinals, St. Paul Saints
International LeagueAAABuffalo Bisons, Columbus Jets, Havana Sugar Kings, Miami Marlins, Montreal Royals, Richmond Virginians, Rochester Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs
Pacific Coast LeagueAAAPhoenix Giants, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, Salt Lake City Bees, San Diego Padres, Seattle Rainiers, Spokane Indians, Vancouver Mounties
Mexican LeagueAAMexico City Diablos Rojos, Mexico City Tigres, Monterrey Sultanes, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes, Poza Rica Petroleros, Veracruz Aguilas
Southern AssociationAAAtlanta Crackers, Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, Memphis Chickasaws, Mobile Bears, Nashville Volunteers, New Orleans Pelicans, Shreveport Sports
Texas LeagueAAAmarillo Gold Sox, Austin Senators, Corpus Christi Giants, San Antonio Missions, Tulsa Oilers, Victoria Rosebuds
Eastern LeagueAAlbany Senators, Allentown Red Sox, Binghamton Triplets, Lancaster Red Roses, Reading Indians, Springfield Giants, Williamsport Grays, York White Roses
South Atlantic LeagueAAsheville Tourists, Charleston ChaSox, Charlotte Hornets, Columbus/Gastonia Pirates, Jacksonville Braves, Knoxville Smokies, Macon Dodgers, Savannah Reds
Negro American LeagueNegro
Carolina LeagueBBurlington Indians, Durham Bulls, Greensboro Yankees, Raleigh Capitals, Wilson Tobs, Winston-Salem Red Birds
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa LeagueBBurlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Braves, Des Moines Demons, Fox Cities Foxes, Green Bay Bluejays, Lincoln Chiefs, Sioux City Soos, Topeka Hawks
Northwest LeagueBEugene Emeralds, Lewiston Broncs, Salem Senators, Tri-City Braves, Wenatchee Chiefs, Yakima Braves
California LeagueCBakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Redlegs
Northern LeagueCAberdeen Pheasants, Duluth-Superior Dukes, Eau Claire Braves, Fargo-Moorhead Twins, Grand Forks Chiefs, Minot Mallards, St. Cloud Rox, Winnipeg Goldeyes
Pioneer LeagueCBillings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello A's
Appalachian LeagueShort-Season DBluefield Orioles, Johnson City Phillies, Lynchburg Senators, Morristown Cubs, Salem Rebels, Wytheville Cardinals
Nebraska State LeagueShort-Season DGrand Island A's, Hastings Giants, Holdrege White Sox, Kearney Yankees, McCook Braves, North Platte Indians
Alabama-Florida LeagueDDothan Cardinals, Fort Walton Beach Jets, Montgomery Rebels, Panama City Fliers, Pensacola Dons, Selma Cloverleafs
Florida State LeagueDDaytona Beach Islanders, Orlando Dodgers, Palatka Redlegs, Sanford Greyhounds, St. Petersburg Saints, Tampa Tarpons
Midwest LeagueDClinton Pirates, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Keokuk Cardinals, Kokomo Dodgers, Michigan City White Caps, Paris Lakers, Waterloo Hawks
New York-Pennsylvania LeagueDAuburn Yankees, Batavia Indians, Corning Cor-Sox, Elmira Pioneers, Erie Sailors, Geneva Redlegs, Olean A's, Wellsville Braves
Sophomore LeagueDAlpine Cowboys, Artesia Giants, Carlsbad Potashers, Hobbs Cardinals, Midland Braves, Odessa Dodgers, Plainview A's, San Angelo/Roswell Pirates
Cuban LeagueForeign
Japan Central LeagueForeignChunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
Japan Pacific LeagueForeignDaimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
Cuban Winter LeagueWinterAlmendares, Cienfuegos, Havana, Marianao
Dominican Winter LeagueWinterAguilas Cibaenas, Escogido, Estrellas Orientales, Licey
Mexican Pacific Winter LeagueWinter
Nicaraguan Winter LeagueWinterBoer, Cinco Estrellas, Leon, Oriental
Occidental Winter LeagueWinterCabimas, Gavilanes, Pastora, Rapinos
Panama Winter LeagueWinterAzucareros, Cerveza Balboa, Comercios, Marlboro
Puerto Rican Winter LeagueWinterCaguas-Guayama, Mayaguez, Ponce, San Juan, Santurce
Sonora Winter LeagueWinterEmpalme, Guaymas, Hermosillo, Navojoa
Venezuelan Winter LeagueWinterCaracas, Oriente, Pampero, Valencia
Veracruz Winter LeagueWinterCordoba, Jalapa, Puebla Parrots, Puebla Sweet Potatoes
Florida Instructional LeagueWinter RookieFIL Athletics, FIL Braves, FIL Cardinals, FIL Giants, FIL Indians, FIL Orioles, FIL White Sox, FIL Yankees
Peninsula Winter LeagueWinter RookiePWL Dodgers, PWL Giants, PWL Orioles, PWL Phillies, PWL Pirates, PWL Yankees
Quebec Provincial LeagueIndependent
Canadian-American LeagueNo Classification
Southern Alberta LeagueNo Classification