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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

Rk Lg Lev Tms BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
36 American League Major League 8 28.8 4.36 1236 47329 41964 5391 10621 1690 267 1091 5022 414 235 4210 6081 .253 .323 .384 .707 16118 926 264 579 312 257
37 National League Major League 8 28.2 4.40 1240 47388 42330 5462 11015 1788 324 1159 5148 439 271 3974 6525 .260 .325 .400 .725 16928 912 232 548 304 450
6 American Association AAA 10 27.6 4.14 1624 60783 53812 6726 13987 2365 433 968 6210 507 5444 7947 .260 .329 .374 .703 20122 1241 322 770 435 507
7 International League AAA 8 28.0 4.17 1238 45953 41071 5162 10521 1785 310 993 4730 471 3744 6464 .256 .320 .387 .708 15905 280 563 295
8 Pacific Coast League AAA 8 28.2 4.20 1228 45791 40770 5156 10431 1760 371 897 4715 431 276 3819 5967 .256 .322 .383 .705 15624 939 273 642 287
3 Mexican League AA 6 0.0 4.65 870 32269 28636 4048 7715 1125 274 598 3703 380 3042 3940 .269 .337 .390 .727 11182 718 338 253
4 Southern Association AA 8 26.5 4.49 1222 46549 40473 5491 10733 1855 265 840 4981 353 5080 6332 .265 .349 .386 .736 15638 970 306 404 286 403
5 Texas League AA 6 24.5 5.05 872 33339 29100 4407 7954 1238 288 649 3916 355 149 3276 4193 .273 .348 .403 .751 11715 649 209 485 269 232
1 Eastern League A 8 23.6 4.86 1122 42741 37562 5448 10015 1632 449 886 4897 433 4134 6617 .267 .342 .405 .746 15203 291 481 273
2 South Atlantic League A 8 24.6 4.38 1120 42495 36901 4904 9191 1390 329 720 4303 432 313 4506 6191 .249 .333 .363 .696 13399 296 496 296 360
38 Negro American League Negro
9 Carolina League B 6 22.2 5.12 788 30377 25961 4034 6539 1081 233 541 3520 448 175 3812 5150 .252 .345 .374 .719 9709 405 199 150
10 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B 8 23.3 5.39 1008 39756 33984 5435 8778 1499 286 767 4799 627 5015 6803 .258 .351 .387 .738 13150 662 460 297 304
11 Northwest League B 6 23.9 4.87 842 30861 26730 4100 7230 1267 252 494 3663 490 3292 4423 .270 .352 .392 .744 10483 565 200 397 242
12 California League C 6 21.6 5.71 840 34349 28441 4794 7346 1154 230 551 4218 694 4939 5845 .258 .371 .373 .745 10613 669 334 368 267
13 Northern League C 8 21.6 5.45 986 39002 32942 5375 8700 1337 345 758 4793 504 4993 6241 .264 .364 .395 .758 13001 318 482 267
14 Pioneer League C 6 22.6 5.94 778 30720 26409 4623 7356 1239 284 567 4072 441 3561 5315 .279 .366 .411 .777 10864 534 230 258 262
20 Appalachian League Short-Season D 6 19.8 6.29 414 16298 13519 2606 3394 565 146 300 2144 512 2309 3459 .251 .367 .381 .748 5151 218 173 79
21 Nebraska State League Short-Season D 6 19.8 5.64 372 14570 12202 2098 2960 479 186 162 1743 273 2104 3063 .243 .352 .352 .704 4297 180 84
15 Alabama-Florida League D 6 21.3 5.00 712 27311 23258 3562 5754 890 184 346 2973 487 3237 4856 .247 .345 .346 .691 8050 330 271 215
16 Florida State League D 6 20.9 4.93 812 29734 25448 4002 6553 973 227 370 3349 578 251 3684 4616 .258 .349 .357 .706 9090 370 232 197
17 Midwest League D 8 20.9 5.52 996 38238 32475 5499 8319 1375 282 747 4641 645 5057 6988 .256 .354 .385 .739 12499 447 259
18 New York-Pennsylvania League D 8 21.1 5.85 1000 39401 33235 5853 8865 1594 268 712 4993 667 5377 5884 .267 .366 .395 .761 13131 525 476 313
19 Sophomore League D 8 20.9 6.25 996 39859 33437 6226 8917 1405 402 688 5361 590 5429 6696 .267 .371 .394 .765 13190 684 310 337 346
22 Cuban League Foreign
23 Japan Central League Foreign 6 24.3 3.32 780 28310 25730 2591 5924 948 218 505 2406 580 362 1992 4440 .230 .284 .343 .627 8823 469 445 143 92
24 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 25.2 3.54 816 29937 27457 2885 6629 1046 233 456 2642 566 287 1900 4512 .241 .289 .346 .635 9509 584 429 151 129
25 Cuban Winter League Winter 4 288 209
26 Dominican Winter League Winter 4
27 Mexican Pacific Winter League Winter
28 Nicaraguan Winter League Winter 4
29 Occidental Winter League Winter 4
30 Panama Winter League Winter 4
31 Puerto Rican Winter League Winter 5
32 Sonora Winter League Winter 4
33 Venezuelan Winter League Winter 4
34 Veracruz Winter League Winter 4
41 Florida Instructional League Winter Rookie 8
42 Peninsula Winter League Winter Rookie 6
35 Quebec Provincial League Independent
39 Canadian-American League No Classification
40 Southern Alberta League No Classification

League-by-League Pitching

Rk Lg Lev Tms PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
33 American League Major League 8 28.1 4.36 616 616 .500 3.86 1236 1236 870 366 86 208 11053.0 10621 5391 4742 1091 4210 257 6081 264 36 272 47329 1.342 8.6 0.9 3.4 5.0 1.44
34 National League Major League 8 27.7 4.40 618 618 .500 3.95 1240 1240 864 376 85 171 11047.1 11015 5462 4845 1159 3974 450 6525 232 24 285 47392 1.357 9.0 0.9 3.2 5.3 1.64
6 American Association AAA 10 27.7 4.14 809 809 .500 3.65 1624 1624 1126 498 129 14081.1 13927 6726 5706 973 5444 507 7947 322 23 430 1.376 8.9 0.6 3.5 5.1 1.46
7 International League AAA 8 27.6 4.17 615 615 .500 1238 1238 5168
8 Pacific Coast League AAA 8 27.3 4.20 613 613 .500 1228 1228 5156
3 Mexican League AA 6 5.06 412 458 .474 870 870 4400
4 Southern Association AA 8 25.2 4.49 607 607 .500 3.99 1222 1222 793 429 90 10483.2 10733 5491 4649 840 5080 403 6332 306 22 476 1.508 9.2 0.7 4.4 5.4 1.25
5 Texas League AA 6 23.8 4.63 459 413 .526 3.97 872 872 580 292 55 7495.0 7558 4040 3303 519 3427 233 4264 212 20 316 1.466 9.1 0.6 4.1 5.1 1.24
1 Eastern League A 8 23.1 4.86 560 560 .500 1122 1122 5448
2 South Atlantic League A 8 24.1 4.38 559 559 .500 3.63 1120 1120 705 415 76 9784.0 9191 4904 3942 720 4506 360 6191 296 31 351 1.400 8.5 0.7 4.1 5.7 1.37
9 Carolina League B 6 22.4 5.12 389 389 .500 4.15 788 788 520 268 34 6815.0 6539 4034 3145 541 3812 151 5150 221 25 391 30601 1.519 8.6 0.7 5.0 6.8 1.35
10 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B 8 21.9 5.39 503 503 .500 4.41 1008 1008 622 386 42 8809.1 8778 5435 4312 767 5015 304 6803 340 46 555 40112 1.566 9.0 0.8 5.1 7.0 1.36
11 Northwest League B 6 23.3 4.87 420 420 .500 842 842 4100
12 California League C 6 21.0 5.71 420 420 .500 840 840 4794
13 Northern League C 8 21.4 5.45 492 492 .500 986 986 5375
14 Pioneer League C 6 21.9 5.94 387 387 .500 778 778 4623
20 Appalachian League Short-Season D 6 19.2 6.29 203 203 .500 414 414 2606
21 Nebraska State League Short-Season D 6 19.1 5.64 186 186 .500 4.51 372 372 237 135 13 3158.2 2960 2098 1582 162 2104 3063 151 17 209 14723 1.603 8.4 0.5 6.0 8.7 1.46
15 Alabama-Florida League D 6 20.5 5.00 356 356 .500 3.97 712 712 397 315 50 6072.0 5754 3562 2677 346 3237 4856 330 24 454 1.481 8.5 0.5 4.8 7.2 1.50
16 Florida State League D 6 20.1 4.93 404 404 .500 4.11 812 812 487 325 56 6637.0 6553 4002 3034 370 3684 197 4614 284 28 468 30033 1.542 8.9 0.5 5.0 6.3 1.25
17 Midwest League D 8 20.6 5.52 496 496 .500 4.47 996 996 595 401 62 8372.2 8319 5499 4156 747 5057 6999 374 32 656 38719 1.598 8.9 0.8 5.4 7.5 1.38
18 New York-Pennsylvania League D 8 20.7 5.88 500 500 .500 1000 1000 5883
19 Sophomore League D 8 20.8 6.25 498 498 .500 996 996 6226
22 Japan Central League Foreign 6 23.4 3.32 374 374 .500 2.83 780 780 517 263 98 7018.0 5924 2591 2203 505 1992 92 4440 155 10 98 28470 1.128 7.6 0.6 2.6 5.7 2.23
23 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 23.8 3.54 390 390 .500 2.95 816 816 637 179 89 7345.0 6629 2885 2411 456 1900 129 4512 173 13 77 30118 1.161 8.1 0.6 2.3 5.5 2.37
24 Cuban Winter League Winter 4 144 144 .500 3.05 288 288 199 89 2625.1 2286 889 994 1567 1.249 7.8 3.4 5.4 1.58
25 Dominican Winter League Winter 4
26 Nicaraguan Winter League Winter 4
27 Occidental Winter League Winter 4
28 Panama Winter League Winter 4
29 Puerto Rican Winter League Winter 5
30 Sonora Winter League Winter 4
31 Venezuelan Winter League Winter 4
32 Veracruz Winter League Winter 4
35 Florida Instructional League Winter Rookie 8
36 Peninsula Winter League Winter Rookie 6

League-by-League Fielding

Rk Lg Lev Tms G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance
33 American League Major League 8 1236 33160 13499 1111 1196 .977 137 414 235 36%
34 National League Major League 8 1240 33142 13390 1113 1164 .977 88 439 272 38%
6 American Association AAA 10 1624 42244 17621 1737 1619 .972 166
7 International League AAA 8 1238 32265 13221 1309 1111 .972 134
8 Pacific Coast League AAA 8 1228 32222 13563 1303 1181 .972 136
3 Mexican League AA 6 870 22233 9058 1142 806 .965 158
4 Southern Association AA 8 1222 31451 12570 1369 1340 .970 104
5 Texas League AA 6 872 22477 9590 1176 880 .965 90 237 130 35%
1 Eastern League A 8 1122 28943 11453 1607 977 .962 196
2 South Atlantic League A 8 1120 29355 11918 1634 1119 .962 160
9 Carolina League B 6 788 20443 7923 1332 731 .955 154
10 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B 8 1008 26428 10438 1761 902 .954 284
11 Northwest League B 6 842 20424 8510 1393 718 .954 117
12 California League C 6 840 22354 9100 1424 882 .957 176
13 Northern League C 8 986 25582 10388 1593 934 .958 209
14 Pioneer League C 6 778 19955 7739 1438 704 .951 124
20 Appalachian League Short-Season D 6 414 10363 3766 1039 267 .932 137
21 Nebraska State League Short-Season D 6 372 9476 3510 890 224 .936 149
15 Alabama-Florida League D 6 712 18213 6834 1463 624 .945 190
16 Florida State League D 6 812 19911 8158 1561 690 .947 172
17 Midwest League D 8 996 25118 9748 1991 858 .946 321
18 New York-Pennsylvania League D 8 1000 25685 10313 1982 887 .948 256
19 Sophomore League D 8 996 25449 9821 2117 892 .943 189
22 Japan Central League Foreign 6 780 738 .000
23 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 816 880 .000
24 Cuban Winter League Winter 4 288
25 Dominican Winter League Winter 4
26 Nicaraguan Winter League Winter 4
27 Occidental Winter League Winter 4
28 Panama Winter League Winter 4
29 Puerto Rican Winter League Winter 5
30 Sonora Winter League Winter 4
31 Venezuelan Winter League Winter 4
32 Veracruz Winter League Winter 4
35 Florida Instructional League Winter Rookie 8
36 Peninsula Winter League Winter Rookie 6

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

Lg Lev Tm
American Association AAA Charleston Senators, Dallas Rangers, Denver Bears, Fort Worth Cats, Houston Buffs, Indianapolis Indians, Louisville Colonels, Minneapolis Millers,
Omaha Cardinals, St. Paul Saints
International League AAA Buffalo Bisons, Columbus Jets, Havana Sugar Kings, Miami Marlins, Montreal Royals, Richmond Virginians, Rochester Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs
Pacific Coast League AAA Phoenix Giants, Portland Beavers, Sacramento Solons, Salt Lake City Bees, San Diego Padres, Seattle Rainiers, Spokane Indians, Vancouver Mounties
Mexican League AA Mexico City Diablos Rojos, Mexico City Tigres, Monterrey Sultanes, Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes, Poza Rica Petroleros, Veracruz Aguilas
Southern Association AA Atlanta Crackers, Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts, Memphis Chickasaws, Mobile Bears, Nashville Volunteers, New Orleans Pelicans, Shreveport Sports
Texas League AA Amarillo Gold Sox, Austin Senators, Corpus Christi Giants, San Antonio Missions, Tulsa Oilers, Victoria Rosebuds
Eastern League A Albany Senators, Allentown Red Sox, Binghamton Triplets, Lancaster Red Roses, Reading Indians, Springfield Giants, Williamsport Grays, York White Roses
South Atlantic League A Asheville Tourists, Charleston ChaSox, Charlotte Hornets, Columbus/Gastonia Pirates, Jacksonville Braves, Knoxville Smokies, Macon Dodgers, Savannah Reds
Negro American League Negro
Carolina League B Burlington Indians, Durham Bulls, Greensboro Yankees, Raleigh Capitals, Wilson Tobs, Winston-Salem Red Birds
Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League B Burlington Bees, Cedar Rapids Braves, Des Moines Demons, Fox Cities Foxes, Green Bay Bluejays, Lincoln Chiefs, Sioux City Soos, Topeka Hawks
Northwest League B Eugene Emeralds, Lewiston Broncs, Salem Senators, Tri-City Braves, Wenatchee Chiefs, Yakima Braves
California League C Bakersfield Bears, Fresno Giants, Modesto Reds, Reno Silver Sox, Stockton Ports, Visalia Redlegs
Northern League C Aberdeen Pheasants, Duluth-Superior Dukes, Eau Claire Braves, Fargo-Moorhead Twins, Grand Forks Chiefs, Minot Mallards, St. Cloud Rox, Winnipeg Goldeyes
Pioneer League C Billings Mustangs, Boise Braves, Great Falls Electrics, Idaho Falls Russets, Missoula Timberjacks, Pocatello A's
Appalachian League Short-Season D Bluefield Orioles, Johnson City Phillies, Lynchburg Senators, Morristown Cubs, Salem Rebels, Wytheville Cardinals
Nebraska State League Short-Season D Grand Island A's, Hastings Giants, Holdrege White Sox, Kearney Yankees, McCook Braves, North Platte Indians
Alabama-Florida League D Dothan Cardinals, Fort Walton Beach Jets, Montgomery Rebels, Panama City Fliers, Pensacola Dons, Selma Cloverleafs
Florida State League D Daytona Beach Islanders, Orlando Dodgers, Palatka Redlegs, Sanford Greyhounds, St. Petersburg Saints, Tampa Tarpons
Midwest League D Clinton Pirates, Decatur Commodores, Dubuque Packers, Keokuk Cardinals, Kokomo Dodgers, Michigan City White Caps, Paris Lakers, Waterloo Hawks
New York-Pennsylvania League D Auburn Yankees, Batavia Indians, Corning Cor-Sox, Elmira Pioneers, Erie Sailors, Geneva Redlegs, Olean A's, Wellsville Braves
Sophomore League D Alpine Cowboys, Artesia Giants, Carlsbad Potashers, Hobbs Cardinals, Midland Braves, Odessa Dodgers, Plainview A's, San Angelo/Roswell Pirates
Cuban League Foreign
Japan Central League Foreign Chunichi Dragons, Hiroshima Carp, Kokutetsu Swallows, Osaka Tigers, Taiyo Whales, Yomiuri Giants
Japan Pacific League Foreign Daimai Orions, Hankyu Braves, Nankai Hawks, Nishitetsu Lions, Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes, Toei Flyers
Cuban Winter League Winter Almendares, Cienfuegos, Havana, Marianao
Dominican Winter League Winter Aguilas Cibaenas, Escogido, Estrellas Orientales, Licey
Mexican Pacific Winter League Winter
Nicaraguan Winter League Winter Boer, Cinco Estrellas, Leon, Oriental
Occidental Winter League Winter Cabimas, Gavilanes, Pastora, Rapinos
Panama Winter League Winter Azucareros, Cerveza Balboa, Comercios, Marlboro
Puerto Rican Winter League Winter Caguas-Guayama, Mayaguez, Ponce, San Juan, Santurce
Sonora Winter League Winter Empalme, Guaymas, Hermosillo, Navojoa
Venezuelan Winter League Winter Caracas, Oriente, Pampero, Valencia
Veracruz Winter League Winter Cordoba, Jalapa, Puebla Parrots, Puebla Sweet Potatoes
Florida Instructional League Winter Rookie FIL Athletics, FIL Braves, FIL Cardinals, FIL Giants, FIL Indians, FIL Orioles, FIL White Sox, FIL Yankees
Peninsula Winter League Winter Rookie PWL Dodgers, PWL Giants, PWL Orioles, PWL Phillies, PWL Pirates, PWL Yankees
Quebec Provincial League Independent
Canadian-American League No Classification
Southern Alberta League No Classification