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1959 Birmingham Barons

1959 > Class AA > 1959 Southern Association
Overall: 92-61
Scored 735 runs, Allowed 585 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-61

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Skeeter Newsome
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
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 George Alusik 24 136 544 466 71 144 27 3 13 89 0 59 43 .309 .386 .464 .850 216 6 3 10 2
2 Richard Bays* 23 9 4 1 .250
3 Dale Bennetch* 23 11 30 24 9 7 1 0 0 2 0 6 5 .292 .433 .333 .767 8 0 0 0 0
4 Steve Boros 22 147 612 522 89 159 24 7 16 85 23 70 77 .305 .393 .469 .862 245 9 6 5 6
5 Wyman Carey* 22 43 75 64 8 9 2 0 0 7 0 6 12 .141 .211 .172 .383 11 0 4 1 0
6 Jay Cooke* 22 142 573 493 75 143 21 5 15 77 5 75 68 .290 .386 .444 .830 219 2 3 0 10
7 Ray Crone 27 18 40 34 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 3 9 .118 .211 .118 .328 4 1 2 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
8 Chuck Daniel 25 2 1 0 .000
9 Guilford Dickens 31 95 324 274 40 77 16 2 5 35 0 43 43 .281 .380 .409 .789 112 2 3 2 2
10 John Fickinger 25 10 20 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .059 .111 .059 .170 1 0 2 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
11 Fred Gladding* 23 7 13 0 .000
12 Bill Graham 22 26 53 47 3 9 0 0 0 4 0 3 11 .191 .255 .191 .446 9 1 2 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
13 Arnold Hallgren 26 10 35 31 4 8 6 0 0 4 0 3 4 .258 .343 .452 .794 14 1 0 0 0
14 Gail Henley* 30 138 545 468 93 136 23 5 20 68 1 69 71 .291 .385 .489 .875 229 5 0 3 5
15 Jim Hughes 24 133 527 490 67 133 29 9 5 63 5 34 87 .271 .319 .398 .717 195 1 0 2 5
16 Bob Johnson 23 117 517 461 70 137 21 7 11 67 13 50 37 .297 .369 .445 .814 205 3 2 1 1
17 Frank Kostro 21 6 6 0 .000
18 Mickey Micelotta 30 154 677 573 83 137 28 2 10 46 10 95 117 .239 .348 .347 .695 199 2 4 3 9
19 Bob Miller 23 36 76 67 5 12 1 0 0 6 0 4 12 .179 .243 .194 .437 13 2 2 1 0
20 Ron Mrozinski 28 34 56 46 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 30 .087 .143 .087 .230 4 0 7 0 0
21 Ron Nischwitz# 21 14 34 26 4 7 0 0 0 7 0 5 9 .269 .375 .269 .644 7 0 2 1 0
22 Jim Raugh 24 35 25 22 2 6 1 0 0 5 0 1 6 .273 .304 .318 .623 7 0 2 0 0
23 David Reed* 22 44 32 26 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 .115 .233 .115 .349 3 0 2 0 0
24 Phil Regan 22 22 60 57 2 9 4 0 0 5 0 2 18 .158 .200 .228 .428 13 1 0 0 0
25 Buck Rodgers# 20 3 13 1 .077
26 Daniel Ryan 34 21 71 56 4 16 4 0 0 3 1 13 6 .286 .414 .357 .771 20 0 1 1 4
27 Gordon Seyfried 21 33 97 76 11 13 2 0 0 2 0 14 23 .171 .304 .197 .502 15 1 5 1 0
28 Frankie Shell# 25 47 157 132 18 35 5 3 1 20 0 23 15 .265 .372 .371 .743 49 0 1 1 3
29 Malcolm Simmons 24 29 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
30 George Thomas 21 96 354 314 39 86 16 4 7 48 2 29 52 .274 .344 .417 .761 131 6 2 3 0
31 Vincent Trakan 25 42 19 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 4 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 4 0 0
32 Carl Wagner* 25 96 320 295 30 75 10 1 5 28 1 21 45 .254 .307 .346 .653 102 2 1 1 2
33 Ronald Witucki 25 29 86 67 6 25 7 1 0 10 1 19 4 .373 .512 .507 1.019 34 0 0 0 2
33 Players 25.0 154 5913 5107 735 1382 248 50 108 682 61 670 815 .271 .358 .402 .760 2054 111 43 56 37 47
* - 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 Richard Bays* 23 0 0 9
2 Wyman Carey* 22 14 11 .560 3.28 30 28 14 5 192.0 167 75 70 9 109 5 122 11 0 7 1.438 7.8 0.4 5.1 5.7 1.12
3 Ray Crone 27 6 10 .375 3.19 16 16 6 1 110.0 106 55 39 9 39 2 42 3 0 6 1.318 8.7 0.7 3.2 3.4 1.08 Stats for 2 teams
4 Chuck Daniel 25 0 0 2
5 John Fickinger 25 2 3 .400 5.02 10 7 1 0 52.0 71 35 29 7 23 2 31 0 0 3 1.808 12.3 1.2 4.0 5.4 1.35 Stats for 2 teams
6 Fred Gladding 23 2 3 .400 5.54 7 7 0 0 39.0 39 26 24 5 30 0 22 2 0 4 1.769 9.0 1.2 6.9 5.1 0.73
7 Bill Graham 22 7 10 .412 4.80 26 22 5 1 135.0 136 81 72 11 76 4 89 4 0 12 1.570 9.1 0.7 5.1 5.9 1.17 Stats for 2 teams
8 James Kite* 27 0 0 2
9 Bob Miller* 23 14 9 .609 3.25 32 30 7 4 183.0 160 73 66 12 105 5 130 5 0 9 1.448 7.9 0.6 5.2 6.4 1.24
10 Ron Mrozinski* 28 12 8 .600 1.86 33 18 11 5 145.0 115 42 30 10 44 5 82 3 0 4 1.097 7.1 0.6 2.7 5.1 1.86
11 Ron Nischwitz* 21 6 2 .750 5.61 14 13 3 0 69.0 77 45 43 13 21 2 40 4 0 0 1.420 10.0 1.7 2.7 5.2 1.90
12 Bob Paffel 23 0 0 2
13 Jim Raugh 24 5 2 .714 3.14 35 2 0 0 83.0 85 38 29 4 40 10 47 1 0 1 1.506 9.2 0.4 4.3 5.1 1.18
14 David Reed 22 6 5 .545 3.06 44 4 1 0 109.0 93 41 37 14 44 6 90 3 0 2 1.257 7.7 1.2 3.6 7.4 2.05
15 Phil Regan 22 10 5 .667 2.94 20 19 9 3 147.0 110 58 48 13 51 6 116 3 0 7 1.095 6.7 0.8 3.1 7.1 2.27
16 Gordon Seyfried 21 14 7 .667 3.26 33 31 13 2 235.0 219 97 85 19 67 7 114 1 2 5 1.217 8.4 0.7 2.6 4.4 1.70
17 Malcolm Simmons 24 3 4 .429 6.18 29 3 1 0 51.0 50 39 35 2 42 6 29 1 0 3 1.804 8.8 0.4 7.4 5.1 0.69 Stats for 2 teams
18 Vincent Trakan 25 8 5 .615 2.31 42 0 0 0 74.0 62 23 19 2 27 10 34 0 0 1 1.203 7.5 0.2 3.3 4.1 1.26
18 Players 23.4 92 61 .601 3.45 154 154 96 58 23 1329.0 1213 585 510 110 578 61 827 36 2 48 1.348 8.2 0.7 3.9 5.6 1.43
* - 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
Carl Wagner 86 450 20 3 6 .994 5.47 2
Frankie Shell 36 197 16 2 1 .991 5.92 3
Ronald Witucki 27 134 10 0 0 1.000 5.33 0
Daniel Ryan 19 95 7 0 2 1.000 5.37 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jay Cooke 138 1182 85 20 122 .984 9.18
Guilford Dickens 22 155 10 4 20 .976 7.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Hughes 129 295 364 15 98 .978 5.11
Steve Boros 28 37 65 2 13 .981 3.64

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Johnson 115 111 219 15 31 .957 2.87
Steve Boros 45 38 84 12 11 .910 2.71

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mickey Micelotta 153 272 409 32 98 .955 4.45

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Alusik 124 246 13 4 3 .985 2.09
Gail Henley 124 243 9 6 3 .977 2.03
George Thomas 90 203 6 7 1 .968 2.32
Steve Boros 75 96 5 1 1 .990 1.35
Guilford Dickens 60 87 3 2 0 .978 1.50
Arnold Hallgren 10 10 1 0 0 1.000 1.10

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Reed 44 5 20 2 0 .926 0.57
Vincent Trakan 42 7 13 1 0 .952 0.48
Jim Raugh 35 6 14 1 0 .952 0.57
Ron Mrozinski 33 11 20 6 1 .838 0.94
Gordon Seyfried 33 17 29 0 2 1.000 1.39
Bob Miller 32 10 23 2 0 .943 1.03
Wyman Carey 30 8 22 0 0 1.000 1.00
Malcolm Simmons 29 2 4 0 2 1.000 0.21 Stats for 2 teams
Bill Graham 26 1 12 2 1 .867 0.50 Stats for 2 teams
Phil Regan 20 10 9 2 2 .905 0.95
Ray Crone 16 7 22 0 0 1.000 1.81 Stats for 2 teams
Ron Nischwitz 14 3 8 0 1 1.000 0.79
John Fickinger 10 1 7 0 0 1.000 0.80 Stats for 2 teams
Richard Bays 9 0.00
Fred Gladding 7 0.00
Chuck Daniel 2 0.00
James Kite 2 0.00
Bob Paffel 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
George Alusik 24 R R 6' 3.0" 175 Feb 11, 1935 Ashley, PA, US
Richard Bays 23 L L 6' 1.0" 175 1936
Dale Bennetch 23 L R 6' 4.0" 200 1936
Steve Boros 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Sep 3, 1936 Flint, MI, US
Wyman Carey 22 L L 5' 11.0" 160 Nov 9, 1936 Chicago, IL, US
Jay Cooke 22 L L 6' 1.0" 195 1937
Ray Crone 27 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Aug 7, 1931 Memphis, TN, US
Chuck Daniel 25 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Sep 17, 1933 Bluffton, AR, US
Guilford Dickens 31 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 5, 1928
John Fickinger 25 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Oct 11, 1933 Ashland, PA, US
Fred Gladding 23 L R 6' 1.0" 220 Jun 28, 1936 Flat Rock, MI, US
Bill Graham 22 R R 6' 3.0" 217 Jan 21, 1937 Flemingsburg, KY, US
Arnold Hallgren 26 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Apr 12, 1933 Windfield, AB, CA
Gail Henley 30 L R 5' 9.0" 180 Oct 15, 1928 Wichita, KS, US
Jim Hughes 24 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Oct 21, 1934
Bob Johnson 23 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Mar 4, 1936 Omaha, NE, US
James Kite 27 L L 5' 11.0" 178 1932
Frank Kostro 21 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 4, 1937 Windber, PA, US
Mickey Micelotta 30 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Oct 20, 1928 Corona, NY, US
Bob Miller 23 R L 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 15, 1935 Berwyn, IL, US
Ron Mrozinski 28 R L 5' 11.0" 160 Sep 16, 1930 White Haven, PA, US
Ron Nischwitz 21 S L 6' 3.0" 205 Jul 1, 1937 Dayton, OH, US
Bob Paffel 23 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Feb 27, 1936 Wyandotte, MI, US
Jim Raugh 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 22, 1934 Cleveland, OH, US
David Reed 22 L R 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 30, 1936
Phil Regan 22 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 6, 1937 Otsego, MI, US
Buck Rodgers 20 S R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 16, 1938 Delaware, OH, US
Daniel Ryan 34 R 5' 10.0" 180 1925
Gordon Seyfried 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 4, 1937 Long Beach, CA, US
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
George Thomas 21 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Nov 29, 1937 Minneapolis, MN, US
Vincent Trakan 25 R R 6' 2.0" 188 1934
Carl Wagner 25 L R 5' 8.0" 180 Jul 6, 1933 Brighton, WI, US
Ronald Witucki 25 R R 5' 10.0" 180 1934

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