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1959 Shreveport Sports

1959 > Class AA > 1959 Southern Association
Overall: 75-79
Scored 756 runs, Allowed 745 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-76

Affiliation: Kansas City Athletics-AL
Manager: Les Peden
Represented: Shreveport, LA
Ballpark: Spar Stadium (Shreveport, LA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Lane Akers242041373510010412.
2Bud Black2639100868140005037.
3Ray Blemker21540.000
4Jack Bristol23961.167
5Wally Burnette30220.000
6Tony Cannizzo242028264410250213.154.214.423.637110000
7John Coddington24420.000
8Bob Davis2538878272041170411.244.279.354.633290100
9Jerry Davis*2639775939000501228. for 2 teams
10Anthony DeGennaro228215.238
11Richard Donnelly273339322200020515.
12Arlen Downs27221.500
13Dick Getter30330.000
14Al Grunwald*2912445040256126333105614266.313.377.485.8621951238
15Jay Hankins*231446405888318630855034040.316.361.420.7812473543
16Stanley Horvatin237131.077
17Ken Hunt249942036369117171217435093.322.403.548.9521992149
18Bill Kirk*24371010010103002.100.100.300.40030000
19Lou Klimchock*1915166460994192445198534839.315.367.498.8643033132
20Jim McManus*2263227203285611152422128.276.345.414.759841112
21Donald Nance26510.000
22Dave Newkirk272039343410040418.
23Jack Parks*311063833564993202126322177.261.304.430.7331532135
24Les Peden35822812373871100103404123.300.404.468.8721111118
25Leo Posada23150641564911703352081265114.301.377.484.8612736150
26Dutch Romberger321621100000011.000.500.000.50000000
27Alan Scott231442395820060211.
28Rac Slider*251536105306614326355836143.270.345.358.70319031067
29Jim Small*2285330268467419133415653.276.401.388.7891041322
30Bob Spicer*343863537821040912.
31Benjamin Swaringen#23333533250102028.
32Harry Taylor23310.000
33Bill Tremel2915330100012000.333.333.333.66710000
34Jay Ward20153646556821432822284175109.257.344.433.7782413486
35Grady Wilson36123728340001078.143.306.143.44840110
35 Players24.41545954524775614622813513569020585845.279.351.423.774221811027504550
* - 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
1Bud Black261315.4643.293830132238.0238120871895712880131.3999.
2Ray Blemker*2101.0005
3Jack Bristol*23006
4Wally Burnette30002
5John Coddington2401.0004
6Bob Davis251612.5714.373428121212.0221118103181161112780151.5909.
7Jerry Davis*26118.5793.66352392194.017710479811861353191.5218. for 2 teams
8Richard Donnelly2777.5004.09331660121.0130695515544431241.5219.
9Arlen Downs27002
10Al Grunwald*2991.9002.0916118199.08130232471722021.2937.
11Stanley Horvatin2313.2505.03741034.02923194300221041.7357.
12Ken Hunt24001
13Bill Kirk*2415.1674.683340050.05832264255353141.66010.
14Donald Nance26005
15Dave Newkirk27310.2315.0620164296.010558547744342071.8659.
16Dutch Romberger3221.66716
17Bob Spicer34710.4124.10371640147.01568767156235840131.4839.
18Benjamin Swaringen2354.5565.793051073.080484711343672151.5629.
19Harry Taylor2301.0003
20Bill Tremel29101.0003.7915019.024118761.63211.
20 Players26.87579.4874.11154154965881325.2136774560511669443743395831.5559.
* - 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


Jack Parks994803966.9895.2413
Les Peden6126545410.9875.089
Tony Cannizzo1234621.9523.332


Al Grunwald927767313101.9859.23
Jim McManus5946538555.9908.53
Jim Small12948110.9908.50


Lou Klimchock15036444836119.9585.41


Jay Ward1531433013336.9312.90


Rac Slider15230143935126.9554.87


Leo Posada15027519103.9671.96
Jay Hankins1393001142.9872.24
Ken Hunt971541380.9541.72
Jim Small61122550.9622.08
Les Peden1290001.0000.75
Alan Scott9150001.0001.67


Bud Black38224927.9731.87
Bob Spicer3772823.9460.95
Jerry Davis35103150.8911.17Stats for 2 teams
Bob Davis34173555.9121.53
Richard Donnelly3351523.9090.61
Bill Kirk336410.9090.30
Benjamin Swaringen30311001.0000.47
Dave Newkirk2091210.9551.05
Al Grunwald16415021.0001.19
Dutch Romberger1624001.0000.38
Bill Tremel150010.0000.00
Stanley Horvatin70.00
Jack Bristol60.00
Ray Blemker50.00
Donald Nance50.00
John Coddington40.00
Harry Taylor30.00
Wally Burnette20.00
Arlen Downs20.00
Ken Hunt10.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Lane Akers24RR6' 0.0"1801935
Bud Black26RR6' 3.0"197Jul 9, 1932St. Louis, MO, US
Ray Blemker21RL5' 11.0"190Aug 9, 1937Huntingburg, IN, US
Jack Bristol23RL6' 1.0"185Apr 1, 1936Sharon, CT, US
Wally Burnette30RR6' 0.0"178Jun 20, 1929Blairs, VA, US
Tony Cannizzo24RR5' 9.0"200Jan 16, 1935San Francisco, CA, US
John Coddington24RR6' 0.0"1751935
Bob Davis25RR6' 0.0"170Sep 11, 1933New York, NY, US
Jerry Davis26LL6' 1.0"175Jul 21, 1932Kansas City, KS, US
Anthony DeGennaro22RR5' 11.0"2001937
Richard Donnelly27RR6' 2.0"1801932
Arlen Downs27RR6' 0.0"1901932
Dick Getter30RR6' 2.0"195Oct 28, 1928
Al Grunwald29LL6' 4.0"210Feb 13, 1930Los Angeles, CA, US
Jay Hankins23LR5' 7.0"170Nov 7, 1935St. Louis County, MO, US
Stanley Horvatin23RR5' 10.0"1851936
Ken Hunt24RR6' 1.0"205Jul 13, 1934Grand Forks, ND, US
Bill Kirk24LL6' 0.0"165Jul 19, 1934Coatesville, PA, US
Lou Klimchock19LR5' 11.0"180Oct 15, 1939Hostetter, PA, US
Jim McManus22LL6' 4.0"215Jul 20, 1936Brookline, MA, US
Donald Nance26RR6' 2.0"1951933
Dave Newkirk27RR6' 3.0"195Jul 13, 1931Blackwell, OK, US
Jack Parks31LR6' 2.0"205Jun 12, 1928Sayreton, AL, US
Les Peden35RR6' 1.0"212Sep 17, 1923Azle, TX, US
Leo Posada23RR5' 11.0"175Apr 15, 1936La Habana, La Habana, CU
Dutch Romberger32RR6' 0.0"185May 26, 1927Klingerstown, PA, US
Alan Scott23RR6' 2.0"2001936
Rac Slider25LR5' 8.0"160Dec 23, 1933Simms, TX, US
Jim Small22LL6' 1.0"180Mar 8, 1937Portland, OR, US
Bob Spicer34LR5' 10.0"173Apr 11, 1925Richmond, VA, US
Benjamin Swaringen23SR6' 1.0"1851936
Harry Taylor23RR6' 0.0"185Dec 2, 1935San Angelo, TX, US
Bill Tremel29RR5' 11.0"180Jul 4, 1929Lilly, PA, US
Jay Ward20RR6' 1.0"185Sep 9, 1938Brookfield, MO, US
Grady Wilson36RR6' 0.0"170Nov 23, 1922Columbus, GA, US

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