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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
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 Danny Baich 33 94 273 252 15 61 3 0 4 25 0 16 32 .242 .283 .302 .585 76 0 1 4 2
2 Tony Bartirome* 27 95 347 299 43 81 12 2 2 27 2 40 12 .271 .356 .344 .700 103 1 4 3 2
3 Ron Blackburn 24 10 21 21 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .381 .381 .476 .857 10 0 0 0 0
4 Tom Burgess* 31 132 490 406 71 119 14 2 28 96 1 73 40 .293 .403 .544 .947 221 5 1 5 14
5 Joe Christopher 23 107 445 395 69 119 23 7 1 32 26 41 50 .301 .373 .403 .776 159 5 3 1 5
6 Marcos Cobos 27 7 14 5 .357
7 Don Corella* 25 4 2 1 .500
8 Nino Escalera* 29 148 612 556 82 160 29 7 11 57 28 39 52 .288 .339 .424 .763 236 5 10 2 4
9 Joe Gibbon 24 29 79 68 8 14 0 0 1 4 0 8 14 .206 .289 .250 .539 17 0 3 0 0
10 Paul Giel 26 23 30 25 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 5 8 .240 .367 .280 .647 7 0 0 0 0
11 Fred Green 25 29 23 20 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 11 .200 .200 .300 .500 6 0 3 0 0
12 Don Gross* 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
13 Bill Hall* 30 94 323 291 35 72 12 2 1 32 0 30 30 .247 .317 .313 .629 91 0 1 1 8
14 Ken Hamlin 24 148 596 522 53 131 19 10 10 69 7 54 74 .251 .318 .383 .701 200 1 11 8 5
15 James Hardison* 24 6 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
16 Mel Held 30 24 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 1 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
17 John Jaciuk* 28 52 158 143 11 37 3 1 1 17 1 11 8 .259 .306 .315 .620 45 0 1 3 3
18 Al Jackson* 23 35 61 56 4 15 2 2 0 8 0 3 16 .268 .305 .375 .680 21 0 2 0 0
19 Spook Jacobs 33 85 246 209 28 50 4 1 0 14 5 23 9 .239 .312 .268 .580 56 0 12 2 2
20 Julian Javier 22 135 589 551 63 151 16 4 6 30 15 17 103 .274 .298 .350 .649 193 2 19 0 0
21 David Jimenez 25 21 33 32 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .125 .152 .125 .277 4 1 0 0 0
22 Dick Lines 20 36 65 57 9 15 1 0 2 12 0 4 19 .263 .306 .386 .692 22 0 3 1 0
23 Lynn Lovenguth* 36 46 96 82 6 20 1 0 2 7 0 11 21 .244 .340 .329 .670 27 1 2 0 0
24 Jimmie McDaniel 26 64 267 216 33 54 6 3 9 33 7 48 76 .250 .390 .431 .820 93 2 0 1 4
25 George O'Donnell 30 29 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 1 0 0
26 Bill Onuska 25 24 65 56 8 12 3 2 0 2 0 7 7 .214 .297 .339 .636 19 0 1 1 2 Stats for 2 teams
27 Elmo Plaskett 21 43 120 105 16 31 2 0 4 14 0 14 19 .295 .375 .429 .804 45 0 0 1 1
28 Curt Raydon 25 16 30 27 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 .111 .172 .111 .284 3 0 1 0 0
29 Leo Rodriguez 29 151 594 542 56 145 20 5 3 68 3 34 34 .268 .309 .339 .648 184 2 8 8 6
30 R C Stevens 24 8 20 2 4 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 4
31 Red Swanson 22 8 7 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
32 Bob Thorpe 32 64 240 230 26 60 9 0 7 40 0 8 31 .261 .283 .391 .675 90 0 0 2 4
33 Don Williams 27 47 16 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .133 .133 .133 .267 2 0 1 0 0
33 Players 27.3 156 5853 5208 652 1378 185 48 92 594 95 489 725 .265 .328 .372 .700 1935 25 88 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 Ron Blackburn 24 4 1 .800 2.75 9 7 1 0 59.0 52 19 18 3 11 2 28 0 0 3 1.068 7.9 0.5 1.7 4.3 2.55
2 Don Corella* 25 0 0 4
3 Joe Gibbon* 24 16 9 .640 2.60 29 28 11 4 201.0 148 72 58 13 65 6 152 8 0 3 1.060 6.6 0.6 2.9 6.8 2.34
4 Paul Giel 26 5 5 .500 4.75 22 11 4 0 91.0 114 51 48 10 43 5 47 4 0 6 1.725 11.3 1.0 4.3 4.6 1.09
5 Fred Green* 25 3 5 .375 3.46 29 8 3 1 78.0 68 43 30 6 24 1 63 0 0 4 1.179 7.8 0.7 2.8 7.3 2.63
6 Don Gross* 28 0 0 1
7 James Hardison 24 0 1 .000 6
8 Mel Held 30 1 5 .167 3.83 24 2 0 0 54.0 56 26 23 8 15 4 31 0 0 1 1.315 9.3 1.3 2.5 5.2 2.07 Stats for 2 teams
9 Al Jackson* 23 15 4 .789 2.33 26 19 12 4 162.0 130 47 42 11 51 5 111 1 0 3 1.117 7.2 0.6 2.8 6.2 2.18
10 David Jimenez 25 3 4 .429 4.13 21 12 3 1 85.0 75 43 39 2 54 1 69 1 2 9 1.518 7.9 0.2 5.7 7.3 1.28
11 Dick Lines* 20 9 10 .474 3.61 29 23 9 0 167.0 165 79 67 17 60 7 89 3 3 8 1.347 8.9 0.9 3.2 4.8 1.48
12 Lynn Lovenguth 36 13 14 .481 4.07 42 28 9 0 228.0 266 127 103 31 63 6 126 5 1 5 1.443 10.5 1.2 2.5 5.0 2.00
13 Cholly Naranjo 24 0 0 2
14 George O'Donnell 30 2 3 .400 4.21 29 2 0 0 47.0 44 27 22 7 12 3 13 4 0 2 1.191 8.4 1.3 2.3 2.5 1.08
15 Curt Raydon 25 7 4 .636 2.92 15 12 5 0 77.0 60 29 25 11 19 0 51 1 0 2 1.026 7.0 1.3 2.2 6.0 2.68
16 Red Swanson 22 0 4 .000 8
17 Don Williams 27 7 3 .700 2.67 47 0 0 0 81.0 85 33 24 4 22 7 57 0 0 3 1.321 9.4 0.4 2.4 6.3 2.59
17 Players 26.5 84 70 .545 156 156 622
* - 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
Bill Hall 85 455 37 6 5 .988 5.79 5
Danny Baich 76 380 30 9 4 .979 5.39 12
Bill Onuska 19 105 4 3 2 .973 5.74 1 Stats for 2 teams

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tony Bartirome 93 752 34 4 76 .995 8.45
John Jaciuk 49 396 19 2 33 .995 8.47
Tom Burgess 27 197 18 0 20 1.000 7.96

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Julian Javier 120 282 313 28 92 .955 4.96
Spook Jacobs 45 112 122 11 32 .955 5.20

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Leo Rodriguez 141 128 297 17 38 .962 3.01
Julian Javier 12 9 25 3 4 .919 2.83

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ken Hamlin 147 208 473 38 78 .947 4.63
Leo Rodriguez 12 20 28 2 7 .960 4.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Nino Escalera 140 297 8 8 0 .974 2.18
Joe Christopher 103 198 12 6 2 .972 2.04
Tom Burgess 95 176 11 9 4 .954 1.97
Jimmie McDaniel 62 98 7 5 0 .955 1.69
Bob Thorpe 62 94 8 4 0 .962 1.65
Elmo Plaskett 32 39 1 1 0 .976 1.25

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Williams 47 6 15 0 0 1.000 0.45
Lynn Lovenguth 42 9 28 2 1 .949 0.88
Joe Gibbon 29 6 32 0 3 1.000 1.31
Fred Green 29 2 12 0 0 1.000 0.48
Dick Lines 29 7 47 2 3 .964 1.86
George O'Donnell 29 4 17 0 0 1.000 0.72
Al Jackson 26 10 23 3 1 .917 1.27
Mel Held 24 5 12 2 1 .895 0.71 Stats for 2 teams
Paul Giel 22 3 15 0 2 1.000 0.82
David Jimenez 21 6 15 2 1 .913 1.00
Curt Raydon 15 6 3 3 0 .750 0.60
Ron Blackburn 9 0.00
Red Swanson 8 0.00
James Hardison 6 0.00
Don Corella 4 0.00
Cholly Naranjo 2 0.00
Don Gross 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Danny Baich 33 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Dec 25, 1925 Detroit, MI, US
Tony Bartirome 27 L L 5' 10.0" 155 May 9, 1932 Pittsburgh, PA, US
Ron Blackburn 24 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Apr 23, 1935 Mount Airy, NC, US
Tom Burgess 31 L L 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 1, 1927 London, ON, CA
Joe Christopher 23 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Dec 13, 1935 Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI
Marcos Cobos 27 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 13, 1931
Don Corella 25 L L 6' 2.0" 185 Apr 14, 1934 San Luis Obispo, CA, US
Nino Escalera 29 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Dec 1, 1929 Santurce, PR
Joe Gibbon 24 R L 6' 4.0" 200 Apr 10, 1935 Hickory, MS, US
Paul Giel 26 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Sep 29, 1932 Winona, MN, US
Fred Green 25 R L 6' 4.0" 190 Sep 14, 1933 Titusville, NJ, US
Don Gross 28 L L 5' 11.0" 186 Jun 30, 1931 Weidman, MI, US
Bill Hall 30 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Jul 30, 1928 Moultrie, GA, US
Ken Hamlin 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 May 18, 1935 Detroit, MI, US
James Hardison 24 L R 6' 2.0" 175 Nov 20, 1934 Plymouth, NC, 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
Al Jackson 23 L L 5' 10.0" 169 Dec 26, 1935 Waco, TX, US
Spook Jacobs 33 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Nov 4, 1925 Cheswold, DE, US
Julian Javier 22 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 9, 1936 San Francisco de Macoris, Duarte, DO
David Jimenez 25 R R 6' 3.0" 188 1934 CU
Dick Lines 20 R L 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 17, 1938 Montreal, QC, CA
Lynn Lovenguth 36 L R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 29, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Jimmie McDaniel 26 R R 6' 2.0" 181 Dec 14, 1932 Marshall, MO, US
Cholly Naranjo 24 L R 5' 11.0" 165 Nov 25, 1934 La Habana, La Habana, CU
George O'Donnell 30 R R 6' 3.0" 175 May 27, 1929 Winchester, IL, US
Bill Onuska 25 R R 5' 10.0" 195 Jan 15, 1934 Trumbull, CT, US
Elmo Plaskett 21 R R 5' 10.0" 195 Jun 27, 1938 Frederiksted, St. Croix, VI
Curt Raydon 25 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Nov 18, 1933 Bloomington, IL, US
Leo Rodriguez 29 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Jul 1, 1929 Talhualilo, MX
R C Stevens 24 R L 6' 5.0" 219 Jul 22, 1934 Moultrie, GA, US
Red Swanson 22 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Oct 15, 1936 Baton Rouge, LA, US
Bob Thorpe 32 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Nov 19, 1926 Caryville, FL, US
Don Williams 27 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Sep 14, 1931 Floyd, VA, US

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