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1959 Omaha Cardinals

1959 > Class AAA > 1959 American Association (West)
Overall: 83-78
Scored 655 runs, Allowed 652 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-80

Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals-NL
Manager: Joe Schultz
Represented: Omaha, NE
Ballpark: Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium (Omaha, NE)
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 Tony Alomar 25 111 409 373 43 99 8 3 0 31 7 25 35 .265 .309 .303 .612 113 0 8 3 0
2 Bruce Barmes* 29 114 372 322 50 101 13 3 0 38 4 37 29 .314 .386 .373 .758 120 2 9 2 4
3 Frank Barnes 32 29 58 51 3 12 1 0 0 2 0 2 11 .235 .264 .255 .519 13 0 5 0 0
4 Alberto Baro 30 17 34 27 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 5 6 .259 .394 .259 .653 7 1 1 0 0
5 David Benedict* 29 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0
6 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
7 Bob Blaylock 24 17 22 22 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 8 .182 .182 .227 .409 5 0 0 0 0
8 Robert Boyer 23 16 55 49 3 7 1 0 1 4 0 4 14 .143 .200 .224 .424 11 0 0 2 0
9 Donald Branson# 20 5 18 4 .222
10 Ellis Burton# 22 148 590 507 92 148 26 6 14 76 18 74 77 .292 .387 .450 .836 228 5 3 1 12
11 Chris Cannizzaro 21 101 306 268 23 62 6 4 2 21 2 28 46 .231 .306 .306 .612 82 3 2 5 7
12 Tom Cheney 24 15 29 27 2 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 8 .222 .222 .296 .519 8 0 2 0 0
13 Phil Clark 26 46 14 11 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 .182 .357 .182 .539 2 0 0 0 0 Stats for 2 teams
14 Bob Darnell 28 57 79 71 5 15 0 1 2 7 0 6 13 .211 .278 .324 .602 23 1 0 1 0 Stats for 2 teams
15 Jim Donohue 20 29 48 43 4 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 11 .186 .205 .186 .391 8 0 4 0 0
16 Bob Duliba 24 37 46 41 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 26 .098 .140 .122 .261 5 0 3 0 0
17 Bob Gibson 23 39 57 53 6 10 2 0 1 1 0 3 21 .189 .232 .283 .515 15 0 1 0 0
18 Al Grandcolas 26 6 17 4 .235
19 Lee Gregory* 21 7 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
20 James Hemric* 24 13 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 1 0 0
21 Chick King 28 99 383 353 46 97 23 2 9 43 2 23 79 .275 .323 .428 .751 151 2 5 0 1
22 Fred Koenig 38 16 53 49 4 10 2 0 1 10 0 3 11 .204 .245 .306 .551 15 0 0 1 0
23 Ben Mateosky 26 144 557 513 68 142 27 8 18 88 2 37 102 .277 .324 .466 .790 239 1 1 5 5
24 Walt Matthews* 24 150 534 475 58 119 11 8 4 49 6 48 89 .251 .318 .333 .651 158 2 3 6 5
25 Mel Nelson 23 44 56 51 11 18 3 3 2 7 1 3 14 .353 .411 .647 1.058 33 2 0 0 0
26 Joe Patterson# 20 5 15 7 .467
27 Ron Plaza* 24 133 521 472 55 116 20 6 4 48 4 38 63 .246 .303 .339 .642 160 2 6 3 3
28 George Risley 27 141 567 497 54 135 18 3 4 58 0 47 51 .272 .333 .344 .677 171 2 14 7 0
29 Ray Sadecki* 18 33 75 68 8 18 0 1 0 12 0 2 11 .265 .286 .294 .580 20 0 5 0 0
30 Bob Sadowski* 22 128 469 424 54 123 24 12 2 47 1 40 53 .290 .350 .417 .767 177 0 3 2 3
31 Jimmie Schaffer 23 27 80 73 10 17 1 2 1 5 0 6 9 .233 .300 .342 .642 25 1 0 0 1
32 Bill Smith* 25 5 6 1 .167
33 Dean Stone* 28 24 50 38 2 7 0 0 0 3 0 4 9 .184 .279 .184 .463 7 1 7 0 0
34 Nick Testa 31 73 209 187 22 44 8 0 0 13 1 20 22 .235 .309 .278 .587 52 0 2 0 3 Stats for 2 teams
35 Ted Thiem* 23 12 7 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 .500 .571 .750 1.321 3 0 0 1 0
36 Bob Thurman* 42 73 234 214 20 53 8 2 5 24 1 16 36 .248 .302 .374 .676 80 1 2 1 1
37 Jack Urban 30 19 28 22 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 .273 .292 .273 .564 6 0 4 1 0
37 Players 25.8 162 5969 5317 655 1397 211 63 70 595 48 491 893 .263 .326 .366 .692 1944 124 29 91 41 45
* - 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 Frank Barnes 32 15 12 .556 2.87 29 23 9 4 160.0 158 65 51 13 66 1 119 5 0 1 1.400 8.9 0.7 3.7 6.7 1.80
2 David Benedict* 29 1 0 1.000 10
3 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
4 Bob Blaylock 24 2 5 .286 4.11 17 6 3 0 57.0 48 32 26 6 29 3 31 2 0 3 1.351 7.6 0.9 4.6 4.9 1.07
5 Tom Cheney 24 5 6 .455 4.38 14 12 3 1 76.0 69 44 37 3 48 3 56 1 0 3 1.539 8.2 0.4 5.7 6.6 1.17
6 Phil Clark 26 3 7 .300 3.47 46 2 0 0 83.0 76 37 32 9 36 9 45 2 0 2 1.349 8.2 1.0 3.9 4.9 1.25 Stats for 2 teams
7 Bob Darnell 28 4 12 .250 4.01 47 16 5 0 166.0 160 85 74 11 63 9 99 3 1 2 1.343 8.7 0.6 3.4 5.4 1.57 Stats for 2 teams
8 Jim Donohue 20 8 7 .533 2.39 28 18 4 1 132.0 99 42 35 10 46 3 87 2 0 2 1.098 6.8 0.7 3.1 5.9 1.89
9 Bob Duliba 24 8 5 .615 3.07 37 9 3 0 123.0 120 57 42 7 57 4 83 2 0 4 1.439 8.8 0.5 4.2 6.1 1.46
10 Bob Gibson 23 9 9 .500 3.07 24 18 10 2 135.0 128 59 46 4 70 3 98 3 2 7 1.467 8.5 0.3 4.7 6.5 1.40
11 Lee Gregory* 21 0 1 .000 7
12 James Hemric 24 0 1 .000 13
13 Mel Nelson* 23 2 0 1.000 4.43 25 4 1 0 61.0 48 30 30 3 44 0 36 0 0 2 1.508 7.1 0.4 6.5 5.3 0.82
14 Ray Sadecki* 18 13 9 .591 4.06 31 28 9 2 193.0 164 98 87 12 145 7 175 3 0 5 1.601 7.6 0.6 6.8 8.2 1.21
15 Bill Smith* 25 1 2 .333 4
16 Dean Stone* 28 9 6 .600 3.87 24 18 9 3 121.0 117 58 52 8 63 4 81 4 0 5 1.488 8.7 0.6 4.7 6.0 1.29
17 Ted Thiem 23 0 1 .000 11
18 Bob Thurman* 42 0 0 3
19 Jack Urban 30 3 7 .300 4.34 19 11 1 0 83.0 88 43 40 7 30 1 42 3 0 3 1.422 9.5 0.8 3.3 4.6 1.40
19 Players 25.4 83 78 .516 3.61 162 162 106 56 17 1387.0 1282 652 556 92 702 48 968 30 2 40 1.430 8.3 0.6 4.6 6.3 1.38
* - 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
Chris Cannizzaro 99 505 41 6 4 .989 5.52 11
Nick Testa 71 405 26 5 3 .989 6.07 7 Stats for 2 teams
Jimmie Schaffer 23 130 6 1 3 .993 5.91 3

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Walt Matthews 146 1079 68 11 126 .991 7.86
Bob Thurman 18 107 10 4 17 .967 6.50

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ron Plaza 124 328 308 24 98 .964 5.13
Bob Sadowski 29 61 79 3 19 .979 4.83
Ellis Burton 12 20 19 1 2 .975 3.25

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
George Risley 137 107 250 17 30 .955 2.61
Bob Sadowski 24 20 30 2 4 .962 2.08
Fred Koenig 11 9 20 3 2 .906 2.64

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tony Alomar 96 149 273 22 55 .950 4.40
Bob Sadowski 73 93 178 24 51 .919 3.71

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ellis Burton 136 228 16 4 4 .984 1.79
Ben Mateosky 125 204 20 6 3 .974 1.79
Chick King 93 205 8 4 1 .982 2.29
Bruce Barmes 92 168 9 3 2 .983 1.92
Bob Thurman 39 61 4 2 0 .970 1.67
Robert Boyer 15 24 2 2 0 .929 1.73

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Darnell 47 12 25 0 2 1.000 0.79 Stats for 2 teams
Phil Clark 46 1 18 0 1 1.000 0.41 Stats for 2 teams
Bob Duliba 37 11 17 1 1 .966 0.76
Ray Sadecki 31 3 26 2 1 .935 0.94
Frank Barnes 29 10 23 2 0 .943 1.14
William Bethel 29 14 30 3 1 .936 1.52 Stats for 2 teams
Jim Donohue 28 5 7 0 1 1.000 0.43
Mel Nelson 25 5 8 0 0 1.000 0.52
Bob Gibson 24 7 44 2 4 .962 2.13
Dean Stone 24 3 23 0 0 1.000 1.08
Jack Urban 19 1 20 1 2 .955 1.11
Bob Blaylock 17 0 6 1 1 .857 0.35
Tom Cheney 14 7 9 2 1 .889 1.14
James Hemric 13 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.15
Ted Thiem 11 2 5 2 0 .778 0.64
David Benedict 10 0 4 1 0 .800 0.40
Lee Gregory 7 0.00
Bill Smith 4 0.00
Bob Thurman 3 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Tony Alomar 25 R R 5' 11.0" 172 Dec 11, 1933 Santurce, PR
Bruce Barmes 29 L R 5' 8.0" 165 Oct 23, 1929 Vincennes, IN, US
Frank Barnes 32 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Aug 26, 1926 Longwood, MS, US
Alberto Baro 30 R R 5' 10.0" 172 Nov 21, 1928 Mayari, Oriente, CU
David Benedict 29 L L 6' 3.0" 200 1930
William Bethel 29 R R 6' 3.0" 187 Apr 29, 1930 Corpus Christi, TX, US
Bob Blaylock 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 28, 1935 Chattanooga, TN, US
Robert Boyer 23 R R 6' 0.0" 170 1936
Donald Branson 20 S R 6' 1.0" 178 1939
Ellis Burton 22 S R 5' 11.0" 160 Aug 12, 1936 Los Angeles, CA, US
Chris Cannizzaro 21 R R 6' 0.0" 190 May 3, 1938 Oakland, CA, US
Tom Cheney 24 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Oct 14, 1934 Morgan, GA, US
Phil Clark 26 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Oct 3, 1932 Albany, GA, US
Bob Darnell 28 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Nov 6, 1930 Wewoka, OK, US
Jim Donohue 20 R R 6' 4.0" 190 Oct 31, 1938 St. Louis, MO, US
Bob Duliba 24 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Jan 9, 1935 Glen Lyon, PA, US
Bob Gibson 23 R R 6' 1.0" 189 Nov 9, 1935 Omaha, NE, US
Al Grandcolas 26 R R 6' 2.0" 175 Dec 14, 1932 Belleville, IL, US
Lee Gregory 21 L L 6' 1.0" 180 Jun 2, 1938 Bakersfield, CA, US
James Hemric 24 L R 5' 11.0" 175 1935
Chick King 28 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Nov 10, 1930 Paris, TN, US
Fred Koenig 38 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Apr 27, 1921 St. Louis, MO, US
Ben Mateosky 26 R R 6' 2.0" 202 Mar 21, 1933 Uniontown, PA, US
Walt Matthews 24 L L 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 19, 1934 Ashdown, AR, US
Mel Nelson 23 R L 6' 0.0" 185 May 30, 1936 San Diego, CA, US
Joe Patterson 20 S R 5' 10.0" 175 Jul 24, 1938
Ron Plaza 24 L R 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 24, 1934
George Risley 27 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Feb 28, 1932 Fairfield, CT, US
Ray Sadecki 18 L L 5' 11.0" 180 Dec 26, 1940 Kansas City, KS, US
Bob Sadowski 22 L R 6' 0.0" 175 Jan 15, 1937 St. Louis, MO, US
Jimmie Schaffer 23 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Apr 5, 1936 Limeport, PA, US
Bill Smith 25 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Jun 8, 1934 Washington, DC, US
Dean Stone 28 L L 6' 4.0" 205 Sep 1, 1930 Moline, IL, US
Nick Testa 31 R R 5' 8.0" 180 Jun 29, 1928 New York, NY, US
Ted Thiem 23 L R 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 2, 1935 Oakdale, NE, US
Bob Thurman 42 L L 6' 1.0" 205 May 14, 1917 Kellyville, OK, US
Jack Urban 30 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Dec 5, 1928 Omaha, NE, US

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