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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
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 Lane Akers 24 20 41 37 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 4 12 .135 .220 .162 .382 6 0 0 0 0
2 Bud Black 26 39 100 86 8 14 0 0 0 5 0 3 7 .163 .187 .163 .350 14 0 9 2 0
3 Ray Blemker 21 5 4 0 .000
4 Jack Bristol 23 9 6 1 .167
5 Wally Burnette 30 2 2 0 .000
6 Anthony Cannizzo 24 20 28 26 4 4 1 0 2 5 0 2 13 .154 .214 .423 .637 11 0 0 0 0
7 John Coddington 24 4 2 0 .000
8 Bob Davis 25 38 87 82 7 20 4 1 1 7 0 4 11 .244 .279 .354 .633 29 0 1 0 0
9 Jerry Davis* 26 39 77 59 3 9 0 0 0 5 0 12 28 .153 .296 .153 .448 9 0 6 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
10 Anthony DeGennaro 22 8 21 5 .238
11 Richard Donnelly 27 33 39 32 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 5 15 .063 .189 .063 .252 2 0 2 0 0
12 Arlen Downs 27 2 2 1 .500
13 Dick Getter 30 3 3 0 .000
14 Al Grunwald* 29 124 450 402 56 126 33 3 10 56 1 42 66 .313 .377 .485 .862 195 1 2 3 8
15 Jay Hankins* 23 144 640 588 83 186 30 8 5 50 3 40 40 .316 .361 .420 .781 247 3 5 4 3
16 Stanley Horvatin 23 7 13 1 .077
17 Ken Hunt 24 99 420 363 69 117 17 1 21 74 3 50 93 .322 .403 .548 .952 199 2 1 4 9
18 Bill Kirk* 24 37 10 10 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 .100 .100 .300 .400 3 0 0 0 0
19 Lou Klimchock* 19 151 664 609 94 192 44 5 19 85 3 48 39 .315 .367 .498 .864 303 3 1 3 2
20 Jim McManus* 22 63 227 203 28 56 11 1 5 24 2 21 28 .276 .345 .414 .759 84 1 1 1 2
21 Donald Nance 26 5 1 0 .000
22 Dave Newkirk 27 20 39 34 3 4 1 0 0 4 0 4 18 .118 .211 .147 .358 5 0 1 0 0
23 Jack Parks* 31 106 383 356 49 93 20 2 12 63 2 21 77 .261 .304 .430 .733 153 2 1 3 5
24 Les Peden 35 82 281 237 38 71 10 0 10 34 0 41 23 .300 .404 .468 .872 111 1 1 1 8
25 Leo Posada 23 150 641 564 91 170 33 5 20 81 2 65 114 .301 .377 .484 .861 273 6 1 5 0
26 Dutch Romberger 32 16 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
27 Alan Scott 23 14 42 39 5 8 2 0 0 6 0 2 11 .205 .262 .256 .518 10 1 0 0 0
28 Rac Slider* 25 153 610 530 66 143 26 3 5 58 3 61 43 .270 .345 .358 .703 190 3 10 6 7
29 Jim Small* 22 85 330 268 46 74 19 1 3 34 1 56 53 .276 .401 .388 .789 104 1 3 2 2
30 Bob Spicer* 34 38 63 53 7 8 2 1 0 4 0 9 12 .151 .274 .226 .501 12 0 1 0 0
31 Benjamin Swaringen# 23 33 35 33 2 5 0 1 0 2 0 2 8 .152 .200 .212 .412 7 0 0 0 0
32 Harry Taylor 23 3 1 0 .000
33 Bill Tremel 29 15 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0
34 Jay Ward 20 153 646 556 82 143 28 2 22 84 1 75 109 .257 .344 .433 .778 241 3 4 8 6
35 Grady Wilson 36 12 37 28 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 7 8 .143 .306 .143 .448 4 0 1 1 0
35 Players 24.4 154 5954 5247 756 1462 281 35 135 690 20 585 845 .279 .351 .423 .774 2218 110 27 50 45 50
* - 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 Bud Black 26 13 15 .464 3.29 38 30 13 2 238.0 238 120 87 18 95 7 128 8 0 13 1.399 9.0 0.7 3.6 4.8 1.35
2 Ray Blemker* 21 0 1 .000 5
3 Jack Bristol* 23 0 0 6
4 Wally Burnette 30 0 0 2
5 John Coddington 24 0 1 .000 4
6 Bob Davis 25 16 12 .571 4.37 34 28 12 1 212.0 221 118 103 18 116 11 127 8 0 15 1.590 9.4 0.8 4.9 5.4 1.09
7 Jerry Davis* 26 11 8 .579 3.66 35 23 9 2 194.0 177 104 79 8 118 6 135 3 1 9 1.521 8.2 0.4 5.5 6.3 1.14 Stats for 2 teams
8 Richard Donnelly 27 7 7 .500 4.09 33 16 6 0 121.0 130 69 55 15 54 4 43 1 2 4 1.521 9.7 1.1 4.0 3.2 0.80
9 Arlen Downs 27 0 0 2
10 Al Grunwald* 29 9 1 .900 2.09 16 11 8 1 99.0 81 30 23 2 47 1 72 2 0 2 1.293 7.4 0.2 4.3 6.5 1.53
11 Stanley Horvatin 23 1 3 .250 5.03 7 4 1 0 34.0 29 23 19 4 30 0 22 1 0 4 1.735 7.7 1.1 7.9 5.8 0.73
12 Ken Hunt 24 0 0 1
13 Bill Kirk* 24 1 5 .167 4.68 33 4 0 0 50.0 58 32 26 4 25 5 35 3 1 4 1.660 10.4 0.7 4.5 6.3 1.40
14 Donald Nance 26 0 0 5
15 Dave Newkirk 27 3 10 .231 5.06 20 16 4 2 96.0 105 58 54 7 74 4 34 2 0 7 1.865 9.8 0.7 6.9 3.2 0.46
16 Dutch Romberger 32 2 1 .667 16
17 Bob Spicer 34 7 10 .412 4.10 37 16 4 0 147.0 156 87 67 15 62 3 58 4 0 13 1.483 9.6 0.9 3.8 3.6 0.94
18 Benjamin Swaringen 23 5 4 .556 5.79 30 5 1 0 73.0 80 48 47 11 34 3 67 2 1 5 1.562 9.9 1.4 4.2 8.3 1.97
19 Harry Taylor 23 0 1 .000 3
20 Bill Tremel 29 1 0 1.000 3.79 15 0 19.0 24 11 8 7 6 1.632 11.4 3.3 2.8 0.86
20 Players 26.8 75 79 .487 4.11 154 154 96 58 8 1325.2 1367 745 605 116 694 43 743 39 5 83 1.555 9.3 0.8 4.7 5.0 1.07
* - 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
Jack Parks 99 480 39 6 6 .989 5.24 13
Les Peden 61 265 45 4 10 .987 5.08 9
Anthony Cannizzo 12 34 6 2 1 .952 3.33 2

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Grunwald 92 776 73 13 101 .985 9.23
Jim McManus 59 465 38 5 55 .990 8.53
Jim Small 12 94 8 1 10 .990 8.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lou Klimchock 150 364 448 36 119 .958 5.41

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jay Ward 153 143 301 33 36 .931 2.90

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rac Slider 152 301 439 35 126 .955 4.87

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Leo Posada 150 275 19 10 3 .967 1.96
Jay Hankins 139 300 11 4 2 .987 2.24
Ken Hunt 97 154 13 8 0 .954 1.72
Jim Small 61 122 5 5 0 .962 2.08
Les Peden 12 9 0 0 0 1.000 0.75
Alan Scott 9 15 0 0 0 1.000 1.67

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bud Black 38 22 49 2 7 .973 1.87
Bob Spicer 37 7 28 2 3 .946 0.95
Jerry Davis 35 10 31 5 0 .891 1.17 Stats for 2 teams
Bob Davis 34 17 35 5 5 .912 1.53
Richard Donnelly 33 5 15 2 3 .909 0.61
Bill Kirk 33 6 4 1 0 .909 0.30
Benjamin Swaringen 30 3 11 0 0 1.000 0.47
Dave Newkirk 20 9 12 1 0 .955 1.05
Al Grunwald 16 4 15 0 2 1.000 1.19
Dutch Romberger 16 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.38
Bill Tremel 15 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
Stanley Horvatin 7 0.00
Jack Bristol 6 0.00
Ray Blemker 5 0.00
Donald Nance 5 0.00
John Coddington 4 0.00
Harry Taylor 3 0.00
Wally Burnette 2 0.00
Arlen Downs 2 0.00
Ken Hunt 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Lane Akers 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 1935
Bud Black 26 R R 6' 3.0" 197 Jul 9, 1932 St. Louis, MO, US
Ray Blemker 21 R L 5' 11.0" 190 Aug 9, 1937 Huntingburg, IN, US
Jack Bristol 23 R L 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 1, 1936 Sharon, CT, US
Wally Burnette 30 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jun 20, 1929 Blairs, VA, US
Anthony Cannizzo 24 R R 5' 9.0" 200 Jan 16, 1935 San Francisco, CA, US
John Coddington 24 R R 6' 0.0" 175 1935
Bob Davis 25 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Sep 11, 1933 New York, NY, US
Jerry Davis 26 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Jul 21, 1932 Kansas City, KS, US
Anthony DeGennaro 22 R R 5' 11.0" 200 1937
Richard Donnelly 27 R R 6' 2.0" 180 1932
Arlen Downs 27 R R 6' 0.0" 190 1932
Dick Getter 30 R R 6' 2.0" 195 Oct 28, 1928
Al Grunwald 29 L L 6' 4.0" 210 Feb 13, 1930 Los Angeles, CA, US
Jay Hankins 23 L R 5' 7.0" 170 Nov 7, 1935 St. Louis County, MO, US
Stanley Horvatin 23 R R 5' 10.0" 185 1936
Ken Hunt 24 R R 6' 1.0" 205 Jul 13, 1934 Grand Forks, ND, US
Bill Kirk 24 L L 6' 0.0" 165 Jul 19, 1934 Coatesville, PA, US
Lou Klimchock 19 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 15, 1939 Hostetter, PA, US
Jim McManus 22 L L 6' 4.0" 215 Jul 20, 1936 Brookline, MA, US
Donald Nance 26 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1933
Dave Newkirk 27 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jul 13, 1931 Blackwell, OK, US
Jack Parks 31 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jun 12, 1928 Sayreton, AL, US
Les Peden 35 R R 6' 1.0" 212 Sep 17, 1923 Azle, TX, US
Leo Posada 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Apr 15, 1936 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Dutch Romberger 32 R R 6' 0.0" 185 May 26, 1927 Klingerstown, PA, US
Alan Scott 23 R R 6' 2.0" 200 1936
Rac Slider 25 L R 5' 8.0" 160 Dec 23, 1933 Simms, TX, US
Jim Small 22 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Mar 8, 1937 Portland, OR, US
Bob Spicer 34 L R 5' 10.0" 173 Apr 11, 1925 Richmond, VA, US
Benjamin Swaringen 23 S R 6' 1.0" 185 1936
Harry Taylor 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 2, 1935 San Angelo, TX, US
Bill Tremel 29 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Jul 4, 1929 Lilly, PA, US
Jay Ward 20 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 9, 1938 Brookfield, MO, US
Grady Wilson 36 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 23, 1922 Columbus, GA, US

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