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1959 Michigan City White Caps

1959 > Class D > 1959 Midwest League
Overall: 51-74
Scored 609 runs, Allowed 754 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 50-75

Affiliation: San Francisco Giants-NL
Manager: Buddy Kerr
Represented: Michigan City, IN
Ballpark: Ames Field (Michigan City, IN)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958

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 Rene Altamirano -- 14 42 30 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 12 7 .200 .429 .267 .695 8 0 0 0
2 Charles Antoni 22 47 99 89 9 23 5 1 2 8 0 8 23 .258 .323 .404 .728 36 1 0 1
3 Dale Beerbower 21 9 9 0 .000
4 Daniel Besonen 20 1 1 0 .000
5 Frederick Blychenton 18 6 23 2 .087
6 Arthur Cole 20 44 148 133 15 30 6 0 3 20 4 15 34 .226 .304 .338 .642 45 0 0 0
7 John Crillo 19 40 70 64 1 10 0 0 0 2 0 5 24 .156 .229 .156 .385 10 1 0 0
8 James Gibson 22 28 48 44 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 3 16 .114 .170 .114 .284 5 0 1 0
9 Quinton Gray# 22 29 111 99 14 21 4 1 0 8 2 9 19 .212 .282 .273 .555 27 1 1 1
10 Roger Jenne 21 63 231 188 29 47 9 0 2 20 14 34 38 .250 .373 .330 .703 62 3 6 0
11 Rick Joseph 19 121 501 422 72 135 30 5 13 76 7 72 75 .320 .420 .507 .927 214 3 1 3
12 Larry Keller 22 28 108 84 16 17 5 0 2 13 1 19 24 .202 .352 .333 .685 28 2 0 3
13 Buddy Kerr 36 1 1 0 .000
14 Alvin Lovelace 21 13 15 15 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .267 .267 .267 .533 4 0 0 0
15 James Manalilli 19 16 31 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 .000 .179 .000 .179 0 0 3 0
16 Rene Marte 20 118 443 372 57 94 10 2 9 56 7 60 63 .253 .355 .363 .718 135 1 6 4
17 John May* 19 8 5 0 .000
18 Robert Morett# 20 40 152 132 26 36 5 2 6 18 4 17 38 .273 .358 .477 .835 63 1 1 1 Stats for 2 teams
19 Walter Mortimer* 22 78 304 274 41 78 19 3 12 58 2 20 63 .285 .338 .507 .845 139 4 2 4
20 Frank Palladino* 20 40 123 100 11 20 2 0 2 13 2 19 33 .200 .325 .280 .605 28 0 3 1
21 Mario Pelaez 20 3 2 0 .000
22 Osvaldo Pellot 20 49 189 171 21 48 6 0 5 29 1 12 45 .281 .339 .404 .742 69 4 0 2
23 Domingo Pichardo -- 19 26 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 16 .087 .192 .087 .279 2 0 0 0
24 Vic Piper* 19 47 142 124 15 32 2 2 1 16 3 16 28 .258 .343 .331 .674 41 0 2 0
25 Dale Rudolph* 19 37 48 36 6 4 2 0 0 1 0 10 21 .111 .304 .167 .471 6 0 2 0
26 Julio Santana 22 69 281 240 29 65 7 2 0 30 4 34 40 .271 .368 .317 .685 76 3 4 0
27 Wayne Schurr 21 14 33 27 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 15 .148 .281 .148 .429 4 0 1 0
28 Ronald Shay 22 59 230 183 33 42 4 1 0 20 9 38 43 .230 .372 .262 .634 48 4 4 1
29 Peter Shuppy* 21 34 57 53 9 10 1 0 0 2 2 4 25 .189 .246 .208 .453 11 0 0 0
30 Denny Sommers* 18 122 462 406 54 87 14 2 7 47 4 41 115 .214 .292 .310 .602 126 5 6 4
31 Carl Swenson 21 32 41 36 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 17 .111 .220 .111 .331 4 1 0 0
32 Jose Tartabull* 20 125 558 449 106 137 19 2 17 61 40 92 57 .305 .431 .470 .901 211 10 4 3
33 Elizardo Toro? 17 17 16 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0
34 Gary Treon 22 14 57 48 4 9 1 1 0 1 0 9 13 .188 .316 .250 .566 12 0 0 0
35 Nestor Velazquez 19 25 104 86 17 14 0 1 0 5 3 14 13 .163 .298 .186 .484 16 3 0 1
35 Players 20.2 126 4652 3978 609 982 153 24 81 511 107 597 943 .247 .343 .358 .701 1426 48 29
* - 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 Charles Antoni 22 4 9 .308 5.07 25 14 5 0 110.0 111 82 62 12 66 77 10 0 13 1.609 9.1 1.0 5.4 6.3 1.17
2 Dale Beerbower 21 1 0 1.000 9
3 Daniel Besonen 20 0 1 .000 1
4 John Crillo 19 7 15 .318 4.88 33 19 7 0 142.0 148 108 77 18 90 139 5 4 15 1.676 9.4 1.1 5.7 8.8 1.54
5 James Gibson 22 12 6 .667 3.57 27 13 3 1 116.0 117 65 46 12 55 105 1 1 11 1.483 9.1 0.9 4.3 8.1 1.91
6 Alvin Lovelace 21 1 3 .250 6.17 13 4 1 0 35.0 34 28 24 4 27 29 2 0 4 1.743 8.7 1.0 6.9 7.5 1.07
7 James Manalilli 19 3 5 .375 4.21 13 8 4 0 62.0 71 46 29 8 31 33 5 0 10 1.645 10.3 1.2 4.5 4.8 1.06
8 Rene Marte 20 0 0 10
9 John May* 19 0 3 .000 8
10 Mario Pelaez 20 0 0 3
11 Domingo Pichardo -- 1 4 .200 6.45 19 5 0 0 67.0 80 62 48 8 51 50 2 1 5 1.955 10.7 1.1 6.9 6.7 0.98
12 Dale Rudolph* 19 7 9 .438 4.30 37 20 6 3 132.0 127 88 63 9 89 112 3 0 11 1.636 8.7 0.6 6.1 7.6 1.26
13 Wayne Schurr 21 6 2 .750 2.22 12 10 7 0 73.0 54 24 18 2 17 73 1 0 3 0.973 6.7 0.2 2.1 9.0 4.29
14 Peter Shuppy* 21 5 4 .556 5.55 18 11 3 0 73.0 86 51 45 8 46 74 3 0 8 1.808 10.6 1.0 5.7 9.1 1.61
15 Carl Swenson 21 3 10 .231 5.97 29 17 5 1 107.0 111 88 71 7 70 115 0 1 8 1.692 9.3 0.6 5.9 9.7 1.64
16 Elizardo Toro? 17 1 2 .333 15
17 Leonard Van Patten 22 0 1 .000 2
17 Players 20.3 51 74 .408 5.09 126 126 85 41 5 1025.2 1107 754 580 116 604 874 37 9 99 4831 1.668 9.7 1.0 5.3 7.7 1.45
* - 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
Denny Sommers 78 570 49 10 5 .984 7.94 27
Rene Marte 37 221 22 8 4 .968 6.57 20
Quinton Gray 19 137 13 10 1 .938 7.89 13

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rick Joseph 55 404 23 10 27 .977 7.76
Walter Mortimer 46 312 21 14 25 .960 7.24
Osvaldo Pellot 19 136 6 2 10 .986 7.47
Rene Marte 10 45 3 5 3 .906 4.80

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roger Jenne 42 106 88 7 19 .965 4.62
Rene Marte 24 55 37 5 9 .948 3.83
Nestor Velazquez 22 48 55 6 10 .945 4.68
Julio Santana 14 24 40 3 7 .955 4.57
Ronald Shay 10 20 29 4 6 .925 4.90

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rick Joseph 49 46 89 20 7 .871 2.76
Denny Sommers 19 18 43 5 5 .924 3.21
Ronald Shay 15 15 22 11 0 .771 2.47
Robert Morett 13 12 20 4 2 .889 2.46 Stats for 2 teams
Gary Treon 12 15 25 0 2 1.000 3.33
Osvaldo Pellot 10 15 15 5 3 .857 3.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Julio Santana 51 69 119 23 19 .891 3.69
Ronald Shay 33 42 66 20 10 .844 3.27
Rick Joseph 18 22 35 12 8 .826 3.17
Rene Altamirano 10 10 18 6 2 .824 2.80

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jose Tartabull 123 272 32 5 10 .984 2.47
Vic Piper 39 33 0 5 0 .868 0.85
Arthur Cole 38 46 3 2 0 .961 1.29
Rene Marte 38 36 3 3 1 .929 1.03
Frank Palladino 35 40 3 9 1 .827 1.23
Walter Mortimer 31 28 1 4 0 .879 0.94
Larry Keller 28 29 6 2 0 .946 1.25
Robert Morett 26 36 7 5 1 .896 1.65 Stats for 2 teams
Denny Sommers 21 25 2 2 1 .931 1.29
Osvaldo Pellot 18 18 4 1 0 .957 1.22
Charles Antoni 15 9 0 3 0 .750 0.60
Peter Shuppy 11 6 0 0 0 1.000 0.55

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dale Rudolph 37 1 18 0 0 1.000 0.51
John Crillo 33 3 19 2 1 .917 0.67
Carl Swenson 29 3 18 0 0 1.000 0.72
James Gibson 27 4 20 0 1 1.000 0.89
Charles Antoni 20 6 22 6 1 .824 1.40
Domingo Pichardo 19 5 11 6 1 .727 0.84
Peter Shuppy 18 3 14 0 0 1.000 0.94
Elizardo Toro 15 2 7 3 0 .750 0.60
Alvin Lovelace 13 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.69
James Manalilli 13 6 17 0 2 1.000 1.77
Wayne Schurr 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.00
Rene Marte 10 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.40
Dale Beerbower 9 0.00
John May 8 0.00
Mario Pelaez 3 0.00
Leonard Van Patten 2 0.00
Daniel Besonen 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Rene Altamirano -- R R 6' 1.0" 170 Unknown
Charles Antoni 22 R R 6' 2.0" 210 1937
Dale Beerbower 21 R R 6' 1.0" 155 1938
Daniel Besonen 20 R R 5' 11.0" 170 May 10, 1939 Litchfield, MN, US
Frederick Blychenton 18 R R 5' 6.0" 155 Jan 20, 1941 Colon, Colon, PA
Arthur Cole 20 R 5' 11.0" 175 1939
John Crillo 19 R R 6' 3.0" 180 1940
James Gibson 22 R R 6' 2.0" 168 1937
Quinton Gray 22 S 5' 10.0" 165 1937
Roger Jenne 21 R 5' 10.0" 165 1938
Rick Joseph 19 R R 6' 1.0" 192 Aug 24, 1939 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Larry Keller 22 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1937
Buddy Kerr 36 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Nov 6, 1922 Astoria, NY, US
Alvin Lovelace 21 R R 6' 1.0" 188 1938
James Manalilli 19 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1940
Rene Marte 20 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1939
John May 19 L L 6' 3.0" 170 1940
Robert Morett 20 S R 5' 10.0" 180 1939
Walter Mortimer 22 L 6' 2.0" 194 1937
Frank Palladino 20 L L 5' 9.0" 170 1939
Mario Pelaez 20 R R 5' 7.0" 160 Oct 28, 1938 Cordoba, Veracruz, MX
Osvaldo Pellot 20 R R 5' 9.0" 169 1939
Domingo Pichardo -- R R 6' 1.0" 182 Unknown
Vic Piper 19 L R 5' 11.0" 170 1940
Dale Rudolph 19 L L 6' 3.0" 208 1940
Julio Santana 22 R 5' 8.0" 165 1937
Wayne Schurr 21 R R 6' 4.0" 185 Aug 6, 1937 Garrett, IN, US
Ronald Shay 22 R R 5' 11.0" 165 1937
Peter Shuppy 21 L L 5' 11.0" 170 1938
Denny Sommers 18 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Jul 12, 1940 New London, WI, US
Carl Swenson 21 R R 6' 2.0" 188 1938
Jose Tartabull 20 L L 5' 11.0" 165 Nov 27, 1938 Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, CU
Elizardo Toro 17 6' 0.0" 165 1942
Gary Treon 22 R 6' 0.0" 175 1937
Leonard Van Patten 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1937
Nestor Velazquez 19 R R 6' 1.0" 179 Mar 6, 1940 La Habana, La Habana, CU

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