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1959 Columbus Jets

1959 > Class AAA > 1959 International League
Overall: 84-70
Scored 652 runs, Allowed 622 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-74

Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates-NL
Manager: Cal Ermer
Represented: Columbus, OH
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Danny Baich339427325215613042501632.242.283.302.585760142
2Tony Bartirome*2795347299438112222724012.271.356.344.7001031432
3Ron Blackburn24102121382000005.381.381.476.857100000
4Tom Burgess*3113249040671119142289617340.293.403.544.94722151514
5Joe Christopher2310744539569119237132264150.301.373.403.7761595315
6Marcos Cobos277145.357
7Don Corella*25421.500
8Nino Escalera*29148612556821602971157283952.288.339.424.76323651024
9Joe Gibbon2429796881400140814.
10Paul Giel26233025261002058.240.367.280.64770000
11Fred Green252923201420010011.200.200.300.50060300
12Don Gross*28110000.000.0000
13Bill Hall*3094323291357212213203030.247.317.313.629910118
14Ken Hamlin24148596522531311910106975474.251.318.383.70120011185
15James Hardison*24620000.000.0000
16Mel Held302498010000004. for 2 teams
17John Jaciuk*28521581431137311171118.259.306.315.620450133
18Al Jackson*2335615641522080316.268.305.375.680210200
19Spook Jacobs33852462092850410145239.239.312.268.5805601222
20Julian Javier22135589551631511646301517103.274.298.350.64919321900
21David Jimenez252133324400000013.
22Dick Lines20366557915102120419.263.306.386.692220310
23Lynn Lovenguth*36469682620102701121.244.340.329.670271200
24Jimmie McDaniel266426721633546393374876.250.390.431.820932014
25George O'Donnell302987000000003.
26Bill Onuska252465568123202077.214.297.339.636190112Stats for 2 teams
27Elmo Plaskett214312010516312041401419.295.375.429.804450011
28Curt Raydon251630273300000218.
29Leo Rodriguez291515945425614520536833434.268.309.339.6481842886
30R C Stevens24820240002.200.2004
31Red Swanson22870000.000.0000
32Bob Thorpe32642402302660907400831.261.283.391.675900024
33Don Williams27471615220000005.
33 Players27.3156585352086521378185489259495489725.265.328.372.7001935258843
* - 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
1Ron Blackburn2441.8002.75971059.05219183112280031.0687.
2Don Corella*25004
3Joe Gibbon*24169.6402.602928114201.01487258136561528031.0606.
4Paul Giel2655.5004.7522114091.0114514810435474061.72511.
5Fred Green*2535.3753.462983178.06843306241630041.1797.
6Don Gross*28001
7James Hardison2401.0006
8Mel Held3015.1673.832420054.05626238154310011.3159. for 2 teams
9Al Jackson*23154.7892.332619124162.01304742115151111031.1177.
10David Jimenez2534.4294.1321123185.07543392541691291.5187.
11Dick Lines*20910.4743.61292390167.0165796717607893381.3478.
12Lynn Lovenguth361314.4814.07422890228.0266127103316361265151.44310.
13Cholly Naranjo24002
14George O'Donnell3023.4004.212920047.04427227123134021.1918.
15Curt Raydon2574.6362.9215125077.060292511190511021.0267.
16Red Swanson2204.0008
17Don Williams2773.7002.674700081.08533244227570031.3219.
17 Players26.58470.545156156622
* - 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


Bill Hall854553765.9885.795
Danny Baich763803094.9795.3912
Bill Onuska19105432.9735.741Stats for 2 teams


Tony Bartirome9375234476.9958.45
John Jaciuk4939619233.9958.47
Tom Burgess27197180201.0007.96


Julian Javier1202823132892.9554.96
Spook Jacobs451121221132.9555.20


Leo Rodriguez1411282971738.9623.01
Julian Javier1292534.9192.83


Ken Hamlin1472084733878.9474.63
Leo Rodriguez12202827.9604.00


Nino Escalera140297880.9742.18
Joe Christopher1031981262.9722.04
Tom Burgess951761194.9541.97
Jimmie McDaniel6298750.9551.69
Bob Thorpe6294840.9621.65
Elmo Plaskett3239110.9761.25


Don Williams47615001.0000.45
Lynn Lovenguth4292821.9490.88
Joe Gibbon29632031.0001.31
Fred Green29212001.0000.48
Dick Lines2974723.9641.86
George O'Donnell29417001.0000.72
Al Jackson26102331.9171.27
Mel Held2451221.8950.71Stats for 2 teams
Paul Giel22315021.0000.82
David Jimenez2161521.9131.00
Curt Raydon156330.7500.60
Ron Blackburn90.00
Red Swanson80.00
James Hardison60.00
Don Corella40.00
Cholly Naranjo20.00
Don Gross10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Danny Baich33RR5' 11.0"190Dec 25, 1925Detroit, MI, US
Tony Bartirome27LL5' 10.0"155May 9, 1932Pittsburgh, PA, US
Ron Blackburn24RR6' 0.0"160Apr 23, 1935Mount Airy, NC, US
Tom Burgess31LL6' 0.0"180Sep 1, 1927London, ON, CA
Joe Christopher23RR5' 10.0"175Dec 13, 1935Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI
Marcos Cobos27RR6' 0.0"190Aug 13, 1931
Don Corella25LL6' 2.0"185Apr 14, 1934San Luis Obispo, CA, US
Nino Escalera29LL5' 10.0"165Dec 1, 1929Santurce, PR
Joe Gibbon24RL6' 4.0"200Apr 10, 1935Hickory, MS, US
Paul Giel26RR5' 11.0"185Sep 29, 1932Winona, MN, US
Fred Green25RL6' 4.0"190Sep 14, 1933Titusville, NJ, US
Don Gross28LL5' 11.0"186Jun 30, 1931Weidman, MI, US
Bill Hall30LR5' 11.0"165Jul 30, 1928Moultrie, GA, US
Ken Hamlin24RR5' 10.0"170May 18, 1935Detroit, MI, US
James Hardison24LR6' 2.0"175Nov 20, 1934Plymouth, NC, US
Mel Held30RR6' 1.0"178Apr 12, 1929Edon, OH, US
John Jaciuk28LL6' 3.0"185May 24, 1931Wyandotte, MI, US
Al Jackson23LL5' 10.0"169Dec 26, 1935Waco, TX, US
Spook Jacobs33RR5' 8.0"155Nov 4, 1925Cheswold, DE, US
Julian Javier22RR6' 1.0"175Aug 9, 1936San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte, DO
David Jimenez25RR6' 3.0"1881934CU
Dick Lines20RL6' 1.0"175Aug 17, 1938Montreal, QC, CA
Lynn Lovenguth36LR5' 10.0"170Nov 29, 1922Camden, NJ, US
Jimmie McDaniel26RR6' 2.0"181Dec 14, 1932Marshall, MO, US
Cholly Naranjo24LR5' 11.0"165Nov 25, 1934La Habana, La Habana, CU
George O'Donnell30RR6' 3.0"175May 27, 1929Winchester, IL, US
Bill Onuska25RR5' 10.0"195Jan 15, 1934Trumbull, CT, US
Elmo Plaskett21RR5' 10.0"195Jun 27, 1938Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI
Curt Raydon25RR6' 4.0"190Nov 18, 1933Bloomington, IL, US
Leo Rodriguez29RR5' 11.0"185Jul 1, 1929Talhualilo, MX
R C Stevens24RL6' 5.0"219Jul 22, 1934Moultrie, GA, US
Red Swanson22RR6' 1.0"175Oct 15, 1936Baton Rouge, LA, US
Bob Thorpe32RR6' 1.0"190Nov 19, 1926Caryville, FL, US
Don Williams27RR6' 2.0"180Sep 14, 1931Floyd, VA, US

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