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1959 Denver Bears

1959 > Class AAA > 1959 American Association (West)
Overall: 76-86
Scored 771 runs, Allowed 860 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Stan Hack
Represented: Denver, CO
Ballpark: n/a
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 Tony Bartirome* 27 56 254 222 48 67 10 4 0 28 6 24 6 .302 .363 .383 .745 85 0 3 5 0
2 Bill Causion* 30 75 316 282 42 85 18 4 5 37 10 31 45 .301 .371 .447 .818 126 1 1 1 4
3 Harvey Cohen 25 36 68 62 3 10 1 0 1 5 0 4 24 .161 .212 .226 .438 14 0 2 0 0
4 Bill Davidson 21 131 518 456 53 104 13 3 1 41 4 55 38 .228 .317 .276 .593 126 5 0 2 7
5 Ed Donnelly* 28 37 98 89 13 23 1 0 0 5 2 7 17 .258 .320 .270 .589 24 1 1 0 0
6 John Gabler# 28 28 84 77 7 15 2 0 0 7 0 2 13 .195 .215 .221 .436 17 0 5 0 0
7 Arnold Hallgren 26 23 85 76 10 20 4 0 1 8 0 8 13 .263 .333 .355 .689 27 0 1 0 0
8 Gene Hassell* 31 101 366 306 51 87 8 0 0 20 10 58 16 .284 .397 .310 .708 95 0 1 1 3
9 Mel Held 30 4 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
10 John Jaciuk* 28 93 377 346 34 92 11 1 0 31 1 25 28 .266 .314 .303 .617 105 0 4 2 2
11 Virgil Jester 31 14 16 12 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 .333 .500 .333 .833 4 0 0 0 0
12 Howie Judson 33 35 37 34 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 .176 .243 .176 .420 6 1 0 0 0
13 Jack Lamabe 22 4 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
14 Bobby Malkmus 27 118 488 434 62 130 28 5 16 69 5 43 51 .300 .361 .498 .859 216 1 6 4 1
15 Ed Mayer* 27 10 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0 0
16 Jimmie McDaniel 26 81 360 300 61 86 18 0 24 79 2 57 104 .287 .400 .587 .987 176 1 0 2 6
17 Pete Mesa 29 20 45 40 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 14 .125 .167 .150 .317 6 0 3 0 0
18 Henry Mitchell 22 133 551 489 87 158 28 7 15 85 12 49 90 .323 .384 .501 .885 245 2 7 4 3
19 Manny Montejo 23 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0 0
20 Kenneth Moursund 22 14 24 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200 2 0 4 0 0
21 Bob Oldis 31 135 524 453 59 133 29 3 2 65 4 56 30 .294 .371 .384 .755 174 3 6 6 1
22 Angel Oliva 22 12 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 1 0 0
23 Harry Perkowski* 36 48 34 32 1 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 15 .156 .182 .250 .432 8 0 1 0 0
24 Stan Pitula 28 25 62 57 8 10 0 0 1 4 0 5 14 .175 .242 .228 .470 13 0 0 0 0
25 Rance Pless 33 131 492 441 48 107 19 3 14 72 2 36 74 .243 .301 .395 .695 174 4 3 8 4
26 Vern Rapp 31 89 247 212 18 53 10 3 4 31 0 32 29 .250 .350 .382 .732 81 1 1 1 5
27 Johnny Schaive 25 36 159 147 27 46 9 1 2 17 2 8 8 .313 .346 .429 .774 63 1 0 3 2
28 Robert Sedlak 25 3 3 1 .333
29 John Stadnicki 23 7 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
30 Bob Thorpe 32 66 275 259 31 77 12 5 8 40 1 13 37 .297 .333 .475 .808 123 1 2 0 3
31 Robert Walz* 28 48 20 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .111 .200 .111 .311 2 0 0 0 0
32 Ed Winceniak 30 30 134 125 9 31 3 1 0 6 0 7 7 .248 .286 .288 .574 36 0 1 1 1
33 Gordie Windhorn 25 122 539 477 94 149 18 1 15 58 7 53 70 .312 .382 .449 .831 214 2 5 2 1
33 Players 27.6 163 6209 5500 771 1509 243 41 110 717 68 584 777 .274 .344 .393 .738 2164 138 23 60 42 43
* - 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 Bill Bell 25 0 0 2
2 Harvey Cohen 25 7 18 .280 6.28 36 28 7 0 179.0 219 144 125 20 105 6 77 8 0 9 1.810 11.0 1.0 5.3 3.9 0.73
3 Ed Donnelly* 28 14 10 .583 3.54 31 31 17 3 229.0 237 104 90 19 70 3 95 11 0 3 1.341 9.3 0.7 2.8 3.7 1.36
4 John Gabler 28 14 8 .636 3.39 26 26 13 0 194.0 222 87 73 13 39 1 95 6 1 5 1.345 10.3 0.6 1.8 4.4 2.44
5 Mel Held 30 0 1 .000 4
6 Virgil Jester 31 3 2 .600 4.22 14 3 0 0 49.0 60 23 23 4 11 1 23 4 0 0 1.449 11.0 0.7 2.0 4.2 2.09
7 Howie Judson 33 3 9 .250 5.75 35 7 2 0 119.0 151 86 76 14 45 7 57 2 0 6 1.647 11.4 1.1 3.4 4.3 1.27
8 Jack Lamabe 22 0 1 .000 8.18 4 11.0 19 15 10 12 3 2.818 15.5 9.8 2.5 0.25
9 Ed Mayer* 27 0 4 .000 6.08 10 3 0 0 37.0 52 26 25 5 13 1 10 0 0 1 1.757 12.6 1.2 3.2 2.4 0.77
10 Pete Mesa 29 7 5 .583 5.21 20 19 2 0 114.0 113 71 66 16 78 3 56 0 0 4 1.675 8.9 1.3 6.2 4.4 0.72
11 Manny Montejo 23 1 0 1.000 9
12 Kenneth Moursund 22 2 5 .286 5.61 13 11 0 0 69.0 90 50 43 8 30 0 45 1 0 1 1.739 11.7 1.0 3.9 5.9 1.50
13 Angel Oliva 22 1 2 .333 11
14 Harry Perkowski* 36 9 3 .750 4.99 47 5 2 0 92.0 101 54 51 10 43 5 63 1 0 7 1.565 9.9 1.0 4.2 6.2 1.47
15 Stan Pitula 28 6 7 .462 4.87 19 18 7 1 133.0 154 79 72 16 35 5 66 2 0 2 1.421 10.4 1.1 2.4 4.5 1.89
16 Vern Rapp 31 0 0 5
17 Robert Sedlak 25 0 2 .000 3
18 John Stadnicki 23 1 1 .500 4.80 7 4 1 0 30.0 33 18 16 4 13 0 17 1 0 0 1.533 9.9 1.2 3.9 5.1 1.31
19 Robert Walz 28 8 8 .500 3.04 48 1 0 0 77.0 78 33 26 8 23 6 41 2 0 6 1.312 9.1 0.9 2.7 4.8 1.78
19 Players 28.4 76 86 .469 4.85 163 163 112 51 6 1410.1 1629 860 760 155 558 40 681 41 1 50 1.551 10.4 1.0 3.6 4.3 1.22
* - 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
Bob Oldis 124 560 72 2 5 .997 5.10 11
Vern Rapp 42 194 30 4 7 .982 5.33 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Jaciuk 92 785 73 10 102 .988 9.33
Tony Bartirome 55 490 28 5 59 .990 9.42
Rance Pless 17 145 13 2 14 .988 9.29

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Malkmus 113 308 355 15 100 .978 5.87
Johnny Schaive 36 111 117 12 33 .950 6.33
Gene Hassell 16 31 51 3 10 .965 5.13

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rance Pless 102 79 207 17 25 .944 2.80
Gene Hassell 61 62 117 8 12 .957 2.93

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bill Davidson 131 228 388 34 92 .948 4.70
Ed Winceniak 30 76 97 8 26 .956 5.77

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Henry Mitchell 122 271 15 5 7 .983 2.34
Gordie Windhorn 121 265 8 7 1 .975 2.26
Jimmie McDaniel 81 196 13 5 3 .977 2.58
Bill Causion 73 149 9 3 3 .981 2.16
Bob Thorpe 65 133 9 2 4 .986 2.18
Arnold Hallgren 21 38 5 1 0 .977 2.05

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Walz 48 3 7 0 1 1.000 0.21
Harry Perkowski 47 6 28 3 0 .919 0.72
Harvey Cohen 36 11 26 2 3 .949 1.03
Howie Judson 35 11 16 1 1 .964 0.77
Ed Donnelly 31 14 46 1 6 .984 1.94
John Gabler 26 14 22 1 2 .973 1.38
Pete Mesa 20 6 13 1 0 .950 0.95
Stan Pitula 19 10 18 0 2 1.000 1.47
Virgil Jester 14 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.29
Kenneth Moursund 13 2 6 1 1 .889 0.62
Angel Oliva 11 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.55
Ed Mayer 10 1 8 1 0 .900 0.90
Manny Montejo 9 0.00
John Stadnicki 7 0.00
Vern Rapp 5 0.00
Mel Held 4 0.00
Jack Lamabe 4 0.00
Robert Sedlak 3 0.00
Bill Bell 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Tony Bartirome 27 L L 5' 10.0" 155 May 9, 1932 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Bill Bell 25 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Oct 24, 1933 Goldsboro, NC, US
Bill Causion 30 L L 5' 11.0" 185 Jan 28, 1929 Baltimore, MD, US
Harvey Cohen 25 R R 6' 3.0" 210 1934
Bill Davidson 21 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Aug 4, 1937 Camden, NJ, US
Ed Donnelly 28 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 5, 1930 Philadelphia, PA, US
John Gabler 28 S R 6' 2.0" 165 Oct 2, 1930 Kansas City, MO, US
Arnold Hallgren 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 12, 1933 Windfield, AB, CA
Gene Hassell 31 L R 5' 8.0" 155 Jun 15, 1928 Rivermines, MO, US
Mel Held 30 R R 6' 1.0" 178 Apr 12, 1929 Edon, OH, US
John Jaciuk 28 L L 6' 3.0" 185 May 24, 1931 Wyandotte, MI, US
Virgil Jester 31 R R 5' 11.0" 188 Jul 23, 1927 Denver, CO, US
Howie Judson 33 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 16, 1926 Hebron, IL, US
Jack Lamabe 22 R R 6' 1.0" 198 Oct 3, 1936 Farmingdale, NY, US
Bobby Malkmus 27 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Jul 4, 1931 Newark, NJ, US
Ed Mayer 27 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Nov 30, 1931 San Francisco, CA, US
Jimmie McDaniel 26 R R 6' 2.0" 181 Dec 14, 1932 Marshall, MO, US
Pete Mesa 29 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Aug 29, 1929 Santa Monica, CA, US
Henry Mitchell 22 R R 5' 11.0" 169 Dec 17, 1936 Panama, Panama, PA
Manny Montejo 23 R R 5' 11.0" 150 Oct 16, 1935 Caibarien, CU
Kenneth Moursund 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1937
Bob Oldis 31 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jan 5, 1928 Preston, IA, US
Angel Oliva 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 6, 1937 San Jose de las Lajas, Mayabeque, CU
Harry Perkowski 36 L L 6' 2.0" 196 Sep 6, 1922 Dante, VA, US
Stan Pitula 28 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Mar 23, 1931 Hackensack, NJ, US
Rance Pless 33 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Dec 6, 1925 Greeneville, TN, US
Vern Rapp 31 R R 6' 0.0" 195 May 11, 1928 St. Louis, MO, US
Johnny Schaive 25 R R 5' 8.0" 175 Feb 25, 1934 Springfield, IL, US
Robert Sedlak 25 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1934
John Stadnicki 23 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1936
Bob Thorpe 32 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 19, 1926 Caryville, FL, US
Robert Walz 28 L R 6' 1.0" 190 May 24, 1931 Jackson, MI, US
Ed Winceniak 30 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Apr 16, 1929 Chicago, IL, US
Gordie Windhorn 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Dec 19, 1933 Watseka, IL, US

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