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1959 Houston Buffs

1959 > Class AAA > 1959 American Association (West)
Overall: 58-104
Scored 594 runs, Allowed 768 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 62-100

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Rube Walker and Del Wilber
Represented: Houston, TX
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 Ossie Alvarez 25 103 412 357 33 80 14 1 0 27 10 42 43 .224 .304 .269 .573 96 1 7 5 3 Stats for 2 teams
2 William Bethel 29 29 77 70 4 7 1 0 0 4 0 3 47 .100 .135 .114 .249 8 0 3 1 0 Stats for 2 teams
3 Ed Blake 33 20 25 24 3 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 4 .125 .160 .375 .535 9 0 0 0 0
4 Billy Bowman 29 29 22 18 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 9 .111 .158 .111 .269 2 0 3 0 0
5 Arnold Briggs 23 13 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 0 0 0
6 Pidge Browne* 30 148 602 547 71 143 31 3 12 63 1 47 73 .261 .319 .395 .714 216 1 3 4 7
7 Mike Clark 37 49 18 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .063 .118 .063 .180 1 0 1 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
8 Dick Cole 33 144 576 537 57 151 27 2 4 44 3 28 34 .281 .318 .361 .679 194 2 7 2 0
9 Glen Crable 26 49 43 36 5 6 0 0 1 3 0 4 5 .167 .244 .250 .494 9 0 2 1 0
10 Jim Delsing* 33 149 583 523 51 122 24 3 4 40 4 53 73 .233 .306 .314 .619 164 2 4 1 3
11 Fritz Dorish 37 4 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0 Stats for 2 teams
12 William Drummond 25 13 20 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 .053 .100 .053 .153 1 0 0 0 0
13 Arthur Dunham* 30 117 378 343 50 88 26 7 2 42 1 29 77 .257 .316 .391 .706 134 1 4 1 5 Stats for 2 teams
14 Jim Fridley 34 142 540 485 58 137 28 4 26 80 0 48 82 .282 .349 .518 .866 251 3 1 3 7
15 Waldo Gonzalez 25 21 53 47 5 10 1 1 0 3 0 5 12 .213 .288 .277 .565 13 0 1 0 0
16 Charlie Gorin* 31 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
17 Curtis Hardaway 30 94 301 243 31 57 5 1 7 23 2 54 63 .235 .370 .350 .720 85 0 1 3 1
18 Dave Hoskins* 33 41 79 77 11 26 3 2 0 12 0 2 12 .338 .354 .429 .783 33 0 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
19 Phil Jantze* 24 31 120 108 12 26 2 1 2 17 0 10 7 .241 .305 .333 .638 36 0 2 0 0
20 Len Johnston* 30 58 201 173 27 41 7 4 0 15 3 27 18 .237 .338 .324 .662 56 0 0 1 1
21 Dave Jolly 34 29 64 57 5 8 0 0 0 4 0 2 9 .140 .169 .140 .310 8 0 5 0 0
22 Everette Joyner* 31 137 525 450 53 123 26 4 3 55 3 67 30 .273 .368 .369 .737 166 2 3 3 6 Stats for 2 teams
23 Rod Kanehl 25 118 472 429 47 102 21 1 0 19 18 38 47 .238 .301 .291 .592 125 1 3 1 0
24 Wally Lammers 32 3 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
25 Richard Landis 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
26 Boyd Linker 26 33 35 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 .030 .086 .030 .116 1 0 0 0 0
27 Fred Martin 44 15 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .400 .400 .400 .800 2 0 0 0 0
28 Lloyd Merritt 26 10 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
29 Wilcy Moore 30 16 49 42 5 7 1 0 0 2 2 7 5 .167 .286 .190 .476 8 0 0 0 0
30 Ray Noble 40 138 498 415 53 122 21 0 15 68 0 75 49 .294 .400 .453 .853 188 2 1 5 4
31 Lamar North 30 28 50 47 5 7 0 0 0 3 0 1 10 .149 .163 .149 .312 7 0 1 1 0
32 Eddie Phillips# 28 85 271 235 19 59 9 0 2 30 2 27 39 .251 .330 .315 .644 74 2 4 3 0 Stats for 3 teams
33 Tom Poholsky 29 48 65 59 8 8 2 0 1 11 0 3 8 .136 .177 .220 .398 13 0 3 0 0
34 Billy Queen 30 13 25 22 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 .273 .360 .273 .633 6 0 0 0 0
35 Richard Sanders 28 99 366 310 37 75 14 0 8 42 3 43 65 .242 .343 .365 .708 113 6 5 2 3
36 Roy Smalley 33 128 471 403 53 95 12 2 15 56 3 54 84 .236 .330 .387 .718 156 5 5 4 6 Stats for 2 teams
37 Alvin Spearman 27 18 32 27 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 13 .074 .167 .111 .278 3 0 2 0 0
38 John Tsitouris 23 11 19 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205 1 0 4 0 0
39 Roberto Vargas* 30 9 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
40 Rube Walker* 33 103 327 280 26 75 10 0 5 36 0 41 43 .268 .360 .357 .717 100 1 2 3 10 Stats for 2 teams
41 Mel Wright 31 71 26 21 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 6 .143 .250 .143 .393 3 1 2 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
41 Players 30.9 163 6040 5340 594 1295 236 30 93 554 43 588 864 .243 .319 .350 .669 1870 147 23 60 29 42
* - 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 William Bethel 29 13 11 .542 2.80 29 26 10 1 196.0 204 78 61 14 41 3 114 3 0 3 1.250 9.4 0.6 1.9 5.2 2.78 Stats for 2 teams
2 Ed Blake 33 2 4 .333 4.90 17 7 2 1 68.0 79 41 37 7 36 4 42 4 0 2 1.691 10.5 0.9 4.8 5.6 1.17
3 Billy Bowman 29 1 2 .333 6.65 26 5 1 1 69.0 88 54 51 12 30 4 33 3 1 3 1.710 11.5 1.6 3.9 4.3 1.10
4 Arnold Briggs* 23 0 5 .000 5.75 13 6 1 0 36.0 40 26 23 3 22 2 7 4 0 1 1.722 10.0 0.8 5.5 1.8 0.32
5 Pidge Browne* 30 0 0 3
6 Mike Clark 37 1 3 .250 3.66 49 0 0 0 86.0 104 41 35 4 34 12 26 1 0 1 1.605 10.9 0.4 3.6 2.7 0.76 Stats for 2 teams
7 Glen Crable 26 7 8 .467 4.50 38 12 3 0 128.0 137 70 64 13 36 5 44 1 0 4 1.352 9.6 0.9 2.5 3.1 1.22
8 Fritz Dorish 37 1 0 1.000 2.25 4 8.0 10 4 2 1 4 1.375 11.2 1.1 4.5 4.00 Stats for 2 teams
9 William Drummond 25 1 7 .125 5.14 13 10 2 1 56.0 56 34 32 9 37 1 32 2 0 6 1.661 9.0 1.4 5.9 5.1 0.86
10 Waldo Gonzalez 25 0 0 1
11 Charlie Gorin* 31 0 0 2
12 Dave Hoskins 33 7 9 .438 4.30 27 22 8 1 155.0 174 88 74 15 27 5 53 1 0 1 1.297 10.1 0.9 1.6 3.1 1.96 Stats for 2 teams
13 Dave Jolly 34 11 10 .524 3.89 28 27 8 2 169.0 160 87 73 13 86 5 100 6 1 3 1.456 8.5 0.7 4.6 5.3 1.16
14 Boyd Linker 26 5 7 .417 4.08 33 15 5 1 117.0 114 56 53 11 43 3 60 2 0 4 1.342 8.8 0.8 3.3 4.6 1.40
15 Fred Martin 44 2 3 .400 4.50 15 0 0 0 32.0 38 17 16 3 12 5 5 0 0 0 1.562 10.7 0.8 3.4 1.4 0.42
16 Lloyd Merritt 26 0 4 .000 10
17 Tom Poholsky 29 5 16 .238 4.35 35 28 4 1 182.0 203 97 88 12 40 5 81 3 0 5 1.335 10.0 0.6 2.0 4.0 2.03
18 Alvin Spearman 27 3 9 .250 3.64 16 13 3 1 94.0 90 48 38 12 24 3 34 1 0 5 1.213 8.6 1.1 2.3 3.3 1.42
19 John Tsitouris 23 2 6 .250 3.60 9 8 3 0 55.0 57 27 22 2 21 2 26 5 1 3 1.418 9.3 0.3 3.4 4.3 1.24
20 Roberto Vargas* 30 0 0 9
21 Mel Wright 31 10 8 .556 2.46 71 0 0 0 117.0 113 42 32 1 35 22 74 1 0 3 1.265 8.7 0.1 2.7 5.7 2.11 Stats for 2 teams
21 Players 30.1 58 104 .358 4.25 163 163 117 46 9 1400.0 1527 768 661 123 503 69 649 34 3 44 1.450 9.8 0.8 3.2 4.2 1.29
* - 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
Ray Noble 124 526 62 4 12 .993 4.74 12
Rube Walker 90 338 41 3 6 .992 4.21 9 Stats for 2 teams
Lamar North 23 57 7 0 0 1.000 2.78 1
Billy Queen 11 27 5 1 1 .970 2.91 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pidge Browne 147 1343 105 10 87 .993 9.85
Everette Joyner 49 292 28 6 30 .982 6.53 Stats for 2 teams

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Cole 128 271 328 17 59 .972 4.68
Curtis Hardaway 35 77 65 10 10 .934 4.06
Roy Smalley 18 51 56 5 12 .955 5.94 Stats for 2 teams

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Richard Sanders 90 91 162 16 17 .941 2.81
Roy Smalley 35 30 69 4 3 .961 2.83 Stats for 2 teams
Curtis Hardaway 34 31 73 8 8 .929 3.06
Phil Jantze 27 22 54 11 4 .874 2.81

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ossie Alvarez 101 190 280 24 43 .951 4.65 Stats for 2 teams
Roy Smalley 74 121 215 16 40 .955 4.54 Stats for 2 teams
Rod Kanehl 43 79 117 22 18 .899 4.56
Waldo Gonzalez 16 26 34 6 2 .909 3.75

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Delsing 138 319 12 4 1 .988 2.40
Jim Fridley 134 200 6 6 1 .972 1.54
Arthur Dunham 90 167 8 7 1 .962 1.94 Stats for 2 teams
Everette Joyner 87 154 7 8 3 .953 1.85 Stats for 2 teams
Eddie Phillips 71 111 2 4 0 .966 1.59 Stats for 3 teams
Rod Kanehl 64 150 11 1 5 .994 2.52
Len Johnston 42 96 3 2 0 .980 2.36
Curtis Hardaway 13 27 1 0 1 1.000 2.15
Wilcy Moore 11 20 0 0 0 1.000 1.82

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mel Wright 71 4 45 2 1 .961 0.69 Stats for 2 teams
Mike Clark 49 3 18 2 0 .913 0.43 Stats for 2 teams
Glen Crable 38 11 22 0 0 1.000 0.87
Tom Poholsky 35 8 37 4 1 .918 1.29
Boyd Linker 33 3 19 1 1 .957 0.67
William Bethel 29 14 30 3 1 .936 1.52 Stats for 2 teams
Dave Jolly 28 8 26 2 2 .944 1.21
Dave Hoskins 27 9 20 1 0 .967 1.07 Stats for 2 teams
Billy Bowman 26 5 15 0 1 1.000 0.77
Ed Blake 17 7 18 3 3 .893 1.47
Alvin Spearman 16 8 37 1 1 .978 2.81
Fred Martin 15 0 6 0 0 1.000 0.40
Arnold Briggs 13 1 6 1 0 .875 0.54
William Drummond 13 2 7 0 1 1.000 0.69
Lloyd Merritt 10 2 14 0 0 1.000 1.60
John Tsitouris 9 0.00
Roberto Vargas 9 0.00
Fritz Dorish 4 0.00 Stats for 2 teams
Pidge Browne 3 0.00
Charlie Gorin 2 0.00
Waldo Gonzalez 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ossie Alvarez 25 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Oct 19, 1933 Bolondron, CU
William Bethel 29 R R 6' 3.0" 187 Apr 29, 1930 Corpus Christi, TX, US
Ed Blake 33 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 23, 1925 East St. Louis, IL, US
Billy Bowman 29 R R 5' 11.0" 160 1930
Arnold Briggs 23 R L 6' 1.0" 195 1936
Pidge Browne 30 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Mar 21, 1929 Peekskill, NY, US
Mike Clark 37 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Feb 12, 1922 Camden, NJ, US
Dick Cole 33 R R 6' 2.0" 175 May 6, 1926 Long Beach, CA, US
Glen Crable 26 R R 5' 11.0" 162 1933
Jim Delsing 33 L R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 13, 1925 Rudolph, WI, US
Fritz Dorish 37 R R 5' 11.0" 204 Jul 13, 1921 Swoyersville, PA, US
William Drummond 25 R R 215 1934
Arthur Dunham 30 L L 6' 0.0" 190 1929
Jim Fridley 34 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 6, 1924 Phillippi, WV, US
Waldo Gonzalez 25 R R 6' 0.0" 165 1934
Charlie Gorin 31 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Feb 6, 1928 Waco, TX, US
Curtis Hardaway 30 R R 6' 0.0" 189 Aug 13, 1928 Columbus, GA, US
Dave Hoskins 33 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 3, 1925 Greenwood, MS, US
Phil Jantze 24 L R 6' 1.0" 190 1935
Len Johnston 30 L L 5' 10.0" 167 Mar 15, 1929 Pontiac, MI, US
Dave Jolly 34 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Oct 14, 1924 Stony Point, NC, US
Everette Joyner 31 L R 6' 2.0" 188 Sep 9, 1927
Rod Kanehl 25 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Apr 1, 1934 Wichita, KS, US
Wally Lammers 32 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Oct 31, 1926 Buckley, IL, US
Richard Landis 31 R 5' 9.0" 168 1928
Boyd Linker 26 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1933
Fred Martin 44 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 27, 1915 Williams, OK, US
Lloyd Merritt 26 R R 6' 0.0" 189 Apr 8, 1933 St. Louis, MO, US
Wilcy Moore 30 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1929
Ray Noble 40 R R 5' 11.0" 210 Mar 15, 1919 Central Hatillo, CU
Lamar North 30 R R 6' 1.0" 180 May 20, 1929
Eddie Phillips 28 S R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 8, 1930 St. Louis, MO, US
Tom Poholsky 29 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Aug 26, 1929 Detroit, MI, US
Billy Queen 30 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 28, 1928 Gastonia, NC, US
Richard Sanders 28 R R 6' 1.0" 180 1931
Roy Smalley 33 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Jun 9, 1926 Springfield, MO, US
Alvin Spearman 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 26, 1931
John Tsitouris 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 May 4, 1936 Monroe, NC, US
Roberto Vargas 30 L L 5' 11.0" 170 May 29, 1929 Santurce, PR
Rube Walker 33 L R 6' 0.0" 175 May 16, 1926 Lenoir, NC, US
Mel Wright 31 R R 6' 3.0" 210 May 11, 1928 Manila, AR, US

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