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1959 Knoxville Smokies

1959 > Class A > 1959 South Atlantic League
Overall: 78-62
Scored 659 runs, Allowed 550 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-59

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Johnny Pesky
Represented: Knoxville, TN
Ballpark: Bill Meyer Stadium (Knoxville, TN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Gene Bacque 21 29 47 44 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 .159 .178 .159 .337 7 0 2 0 0
2 Richard Beck 24 4 5 1 .200
3 Moby Benedict 24 5 2 0 .000
4 Alfred Benza 26 124 505 429 59 112 17 7 14 77 0 60 69 .261 .354 .431 .785 185 5 5 6 8
5 Jack Bowen 22 9 26 4 .154
6 Ted Brzenk 21 15 48 44 3 6 1 1 1 5 1 2 8 .136 .167 .273 .439 12 0 0 2 0
7 Richard Day* 22 11 10 9 2 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 .444 .500 .889 1.389 8 0 0 0 0
8 Manuel Diaz 29 44 162 143 19 41 6 3 0 17 0 17 14 .287 .364 .371 .735 53 1 0 1 3
9 Bob Dustal 23 42 70 57 6 6 0 0 0 5 0 5 22 .105 .172 .105 .277 6 0 6 2 0
10 Jack Feller 22 26 82 68 3 10 1 0 0 2 0 13 13 .147 .280 .162 .442 11 0 0 1 2
11 Blas Fernandez 26 55 226 194 26 49 6 1 2 16 2 30 13 .253 .350 .325 .674 63 0 0 2 5 Stats for 2 teams
12 Larry Foster* 21 3 4 0 .000
13 Doug Gallagher 19 9 18 2 .111
14 Fred Gladding* 23 20 27 25 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 .080 .115 .080 .195 2 1 1 0 0
15 Arnold Hallgren 26 55 239 207 24 57 9 3 2 38 2 25 35 .275 .356 .377 .733 78 2 3 2 2
16 David Justus 22 5 3 0 .000
17 Howie Koplitz 21 31 62 46 6 6 2 0 1 3 0 9 13 .130 .273 .239 .512 11 0 7 0 0
18 Frank Kostro 21 77 339 297 51 89 13 4 6 52 6 32 28 .300 .370 .431 .801 128 4 1 5 3
19 Jerry Kudajeski* 25 51 180 167 14 45 11 0 1 12 0 12 16 .269 .318 .353 .672 59 0 1 0 1
20 Mickey Lolich# 18 11 24 22 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 9 .136 .174 .182 .356 4 0 1 0 0
21 Eugene Luck 26 130 529 488 69 136 25 3 10 62 5 31 47 .279 .320 .404 .724 197 1 4 5 3
22 Don Lumley* 22 139 583 502 80 138 25 7 11 74 4 71 54 .275 .366 .418 .784 210 3 4 3 11
23 Dick McAuliffe* 19 11 27 26 1 4 0 1 0 3 0 1 5 .154 .185 .231 .416 6 0 0 0 0
24 George McCue* 25 119 513 449 67 117 21 5 3 40 5 54 43 .261 .344 .350 .694 157 4 5 1 2
25 Robert McDaniel 26 25 17 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .188 .188 .188 .375 3 0 1 0 0
26 Tex Nelson* 22 38 160 133 18 30 6 0 8 24 0 23 38 .226 .344 .451 .795 60 2 0 2 3 Stats for 2 teams
27 Ron Nischwitz# 21 20 35 33 3 6 1 0 0 3 0 1 12 .182 .206 .212 .418 7 0 1 0 0
28 Jim Proctor 23 29 73 61 5 10 2 2 0 3 0 1 17 .164 .177 .262 .440 16 0 11 0 0
29 Jackson Queen 22 48 179 156 27 40 6 2 2 20 4 21 29 .256 .341 .359 .700 56 0 0 2 3
30 Pablo Rivera 25 105 474 401 72 117 20 6 1 37 7 69 32 .292 .394 .379 .773 152 0 2 2 1
31 Buck Rodgers# 20 105 413 355 53 102 18 6 7 55 3 47 38 .287 .366 .431 .797 153 1 3 7 3
32 J. Sells 23 10 24 23 4 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 5 .261 .292 .435 .726 10 0 0 0 0
33 Frankie Shell# 25 46 174 136 22 44 4 1 3 21 1 30 7 .324 .450 .434 .884 59 2 5 1 1
34 Malcolm Simmons 24 11 12 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .091 .182 1 0 1 0 0
35 Gerald Thomas 24 50 74 58 5 8 1 0 0 2 0 10 17 .138 .265 .155 .420 9 0 6 0 0
36 Jake Wood 22 58 226 207 32 62 7 6 5 29 5 15 59 .300 .347 .464 .810 96 1 1 2 1
36 Players 23.8 140 5353 4648 659 1213 195 57 71 587 45 38 563 679 .261 .341 .373 .714 1735 24 69 49 45
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age 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
1 Gene Bacque 21 4 7 .364 4.11 26 18 5 1 127.0 132 74 58 12 52 4 99 5 0 5 1.449 9.4 0.9 3.7 7.0 1.90
2 Alfred Benza 26 0 1 .000 1
3 Richard Day* 22 1 2 .333 4.05 11 3 1 0 40.0 31 22 18 3 14 0 14 2 0 1 1.125 7.0 0.7 3.2 3.2 1.00
4 Bob Dustal 23 14 9 .609 2.63 37 21 9 3 185.0 175 72 54 12 57 3 124 2 0 3 1.254 8.5 0.6 2.8 6.0 2.18
5 Larry Foster 21 1 0 1.000 3
6 Doug Gallagher* 19 1 5 .167 4.42 9 9 3 1 53.0 48 28 26 3 37 0 68 2 0 4 1.604 8.2 0.5 6.3 11.5 1.84
7 Fred Gladding 23 6 2 .750 3.56 20 11 1 0 81.0 92 42 32 1 42 2 52 9 0 6 1.654 10.2 0.1 4.7 5.8 1.24
8 David Justus 22 1 2 .333 5
9 Phillip Kliewer* 21 0 0 1
10 Howie Koplitz 21 9 6 .600 3.66 28 19 9 2 145.0 123 67 59 15 60 1 126 1 1 5 1.262 7.6 0.9 3.7 7.8 2.10
11 Mickey Lolich* 18 3 6 .333 2.55 11 11 2 1 67.0 51 29 19 1 53 1 42 3 1 6 1.552 6.9 0.1 7.1 5.6 0.79
12 George McCue* 25 0 0 1
13 Robert McDaniel 26 4 3 .571 3.00 25 1 0 0 45.0 43 16 15 0 22 2 33 2 0 2 1.444 8.6 0.0 4.4 6.6 1.50
14 Ron Nischwitz* 21 6 2 .750 2.49 17 10 4 1 83.0 71 29 23 2 26 1 45 1 1 0 1.169 7.7 0.2 2.8 4.9 1.73
15 Jim Proctor 23 15 5 .750 2.19 28 20 15 2 181.0 139 52 44 5 55 4 131 3 0 3 1.072 6.9 0.2 2.7 6.5 2.38
16 Malcolm Simmons 24 3 0 1.000 3.44 11 3 0 0 34.0 31 20 13 0 16 0 31 3 0 0 1.382 8.2 0.0 4.2 8.2 1.94
17 Gerald Thomas 24 10 12 .455 3.29 48 9 3 1 175.0 160 70 64 12 73 8 88 4 0 4 1.331 8.2 0.6 3.8 4.5 1.21
17 Players 22.3 78 62 .557 3.21 140 140 84 56 13 1231.0 1130 550 439 72 537 17 872 44 4 44 1.354 8.3 0.5 3.9 6.4 1.62
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Buck Rodgers 90 547 58 11 12 .982 6.72 14
Frankie Shell 29 178 11 0 2 1.000 6.52 4
Jack Feller 22 145 15 2 7 .988 7.27 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Lumley 77 584 35 9 54 .986 8.04
Jerry Kudajeski 44 363 15 6 42 .984 8.59
Tex Nelson 36 320 18 6 22 .983 9.39 Stats for 2 teams

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pablo Rivera 59 160 148 8 41 .975 5.22
Alfred Benza 39 124 140 14 35 .950 6.77
Jake Wood 28 55 79 9 10 .937 4.79
Blas Fernandez 25 75 72 4 18 .974 5.88 Stats for 2 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Alfred Benza 79 65 139 14 14 .936 2.58
Manuel Diaz 38 23 77 9 7 .917 2.63
Blas Fernandez 13 11 22 5 3 .868 2.54 Stats for 2 teams
Ted Brzenk 12 11 28 2 7 .951 3.25
Frankie Shell 10 6 7 2 0 .867 1.30

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Frank Kostro 76 118 218 37 51 .901 4.42
Pablo Rivera 40 78 108 14 24 .930 4.65
Jake Wood 19 26 48 10 12 .881 3.89
Blas Fernandez 13 20 28 9 7 .842 3.69 Stats for 2 teams

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eugene Luck 128 235 15 4 5 .984 1.95
George McCue 117 271 19 6 1 .980 2.48
Don Lumley 61 129 12 3 2 .979 2.31
Arnold Hallgren 55 107 5 4 1 .966 2.04
Jackson Queen 43 74 1 4 0 .949 1.74
Buck Rodgers 11 18 2 2 0 .909 1.82

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gerald Thomas 48 7 18 1 1 .962 0.52
Bob Dustal 37 13 25 1 3 .974 1.03
Howie Koplitz 28 5 12 0 2 1.000 0.61
Jim Proctor 28 4 23 3 2 .900 0.96
Gene Bacque 26 2 17 2 0 .905 0.73
Robert McDaniel 25 1 9 0 0 1.000 0.40
Fred Gladding 20 3 11 2 3 .875 0.70
Ron Nischwitz 17 2 16 0 1 1.000 1.06
Richard Day 11 1 13 0 1 1.000 1.27
Mickey Lolich 11 4 12 2 1 .889 1.45
Malcolm Simmons 11 1 5 0 1 1.000 0.55
Doug Gallagher 9 0.00
David Justus 5 0.00
Larry Foster 3 0.00
Alfred Benza 1 0.00
Phillip Kliewer 1 0.00
George McCue 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Gene Bacque 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Aug 12, 1937
Richard Beck 24 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1935
Moby Benedict 24 R 5' 8.0" 170 Mar 29, 1935 Detroit, MI, US
Alfred Benza 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 1933
Jack Bowen 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1937
Ted Brzenk 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1938
Richard Day 22 L L 6' 0.0" 185 1937
Manuel Diaz 29 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1930
Bob Dustal 23 R R 6' 0.0" 172 Sep 28, 1935 Sayreville, NJ, US
Jack Feller 22 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Dec 10, 1936 Adrian, MI, US
Blas Fernandez 26 R 5' 10.0" 170 1933
Larry Foster 21 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 24, 1937 Lansing, MI, US
Doug Gallagher 19 R L 6' 3.0" 195 Feb 21, 1940 Fremont, OH, US
Fred Gladding 23 L R 6' 1.0" 220 Jun 28, 1936 Flat Rock, MI, US
Arnold Hallgren 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 12, 1933 Windfield, AB, CA
David Justus 22 R R 5' 10.0" 170 1937
Phillip Kliewer 21 R L 6' 3.0" 170 1938
Howie Koplitz 21 R R 5' 10.0" 190 May 4, 1938 Oshkosh, WI, US
Frank Kostro 21 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 4, 1937 Windber, PA, US
Jerry Kudajeski 25 L 6' 1.0" 205 1934
Mickey Lolich 18 S L 6' 1.0" 170 Sep 12, 1940 Portland, OR, US
Eugene Luck 26 R R 5' 11.0" 170 1933
Don Lumley 22 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 30, 1936 Sacramento, CA, US
Dick McAuliffe 19 L R 5' 11.0" 176 Nov 29, 1939 Hartford, CT, US
George McCue 25 L L 5' 10.0" 160 1934
Robert McDaniel 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 1933
Tex Nelson 22 L L 6' 3.0" 205 Aug 7, 1936 Dallas, TX, US
Ron Nischwitz 21 S L 6' 3.0" 205 Jul 1, 1937 Dayton, OH, US
Jim Proctor 23 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Sep 9, 1935 Brandywine, MD, US
Jackson Queen 22 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Jun 7, 1937 Cuthbert, GA, US
Pablo Rivera 25 R R 5' 10.0" 165 1934
Buck Rodgers 20 S R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 16, 1938 Delaware, OH, US
J. Sells 23 R 6' 1.0" 185 1936
Frankie Shell 25 S R 5' 11.0" 175 Jul 6, 1933 Sage, AR, US
Malcolm Simmons 24 R R 6' 1.0" 175 1935
Gerald Thomas 24 R R 5' 10.0" 180 1935
Jake Wood 22 R R 6' 1.0" 163 Jun 22, 1937 Elizabeth, NJ, US

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