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1959 Louisville Colonels

1959 > Class AAA > 1959 American Association (East)
Overall: 97-65
Scored 717 runs, Allowed 619 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-70

Affiliation: Milwaukee Braves-NL
Manager: Ben Geraghty
Represented: Louisville, KY
Ballpark: Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, KY), Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, KY) and Cardinal Stadium (Louisville, KY)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Ed Charles2615464356072151281047686777.270.346.377.7232113585
2Jim Command*304915513716325021311517.234.309.314.623430302
3Chuck Cottier23122492425549622644004761.226.297.334.63114201195
4Al Federoff34530000.000.0000
5Bob Hartman212560507811010616.
6Dale Hendrickson*226100000.000.0000
7Earl Hersh*2714151943459109186166567182.251.354.431.7851871855Stats for 2 teams
8Don Kaiser243446421400000022.
9Ted Kazanski2510740236628738122223031.
10Don Lassetter26110390337389822276404060.291.366.430.7961454275
11Charlie Lau*2612143839055114292207914053.292.357.531.8882072157Stats for 2 teams
12Em Lindbeck*24134742252004226.
13Dick Littlefield*331833282100000310.
14Joe Lonnett32321048612254141401416.291.392.500.892431211
15Ken MacKenzie25511714151002014.357.438.429.86661100
16Georges Maranda2734827051110070325.
17Lee Maye*249439634864118239177933752.339.398.6031.00221022710
18Joe Morgan*2882366305549626684734635.315.402.518.9201582853
19Red Murff38422828450003006.
20Don Nottebart23391019141310030624.
21Alfred Paschal24561901672944820721811.263.346.335.681563201Stats for 2 teams
22Nat Peeples33122320571027034.350.435.7001.135140000
23Ron Piche245337354510020110.
24Juan Pizarro*22102220553102023.250.318.500.818100000
25Claude Raymond22220000.000.0000
26Vic Rehm#2333737061520060038.
27Ray Rippelmeyer25121914131002033.214.353.286.63940200
28Mike Roarke28111398365338321142922758.227.279.323.6021180424
29Dave Roberts*261334563855997202105055257.252.338.392.73015136104
30Ray Shearer2922898052212012097.275.348.338.686270001
31Al Spangler*251496445621001672312750177152.297.378.418.7962354436
32Bob Talbot322154528102002105.
33Casey Wise#261125074377313219244845328.302.381.382.76316731404
33 Players26.0163621154087171394258619164951611810.258.333.379.7112047117281016361
* - 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
1Bob Hartman*21103.7693.36242184142.0144565310442890011.3249.
2Dale Hendrickson*2213.2504.80650030.03517161151200011.66710.
3Don Kaiser24103.7693.37331020123.012253469515472091.4078.
4Dick Littlefield*3337.3004.0816144186.08642399312491011.3609.
5Ken MacKenzie*2562.7503.825110080.08137348286521011.3629.
6Georges Maranda27186.7502.483425111207.0170745786251306021.1217.
7Red Murff3855.5004.354250089.010050439289372021.43810.
8Don Nottebart231811.6213.523936134258.02491171011410051314071.3538.
9Ron Piche2485.6152.9553510125.01224741651131314041.3848.
10Juan Pizarro*2241.8001.07555342.022650221501011.0484.70.04.710.72.27
11Claude Raymond2201.0006.7528.0866731.8759.
12Vic Rehm*231116.4073.60332975190.0167857689051191081.3537.
13Ray Rippelmeyer2532.6005.091162046.06129264153181011.65211.
13 Players25.79765.5993.4316316311053181423.213076195438754457876240381.3008.
* - 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


Charlie Lau1126094655.9925.8518Stats for 2 teams
Mike Roarke10559742610.9916.097
Jim Command381991112.9955.533
Joe Lonnett2413510031.0006.043


Dave Roberts118862688100.9917.88
Earl Hersh5637233352.9937.23Stats for 2 teams
Don Lassetter14938071.0007.21


Chuck Cottier1172903392197.9685.38
Alfred Paschal45117121630.9755.29Stats for 2 teams
Casey Wise409297726.9644.73


Ed Charles1471472762433.9462.88
Joe Morgan10101410.9602.40


Ted Kazanski861352552063.9514.53
Casey Wise751352011945.9464.48


Al Spangler142369970.9822.66
Lee Maye91162661.9661.85
Earl Hersh89177540.9782.04Stats for 2 teams
Don Lassetter85129221.9851.54
Joe Morgan66124841.9712.00
Ray Shearer21351001.0001.71
Em Lindbeck13320001.0002.46
Bob Talbot13230001.0001.77


Ron Piche5391613.9620.47
Ken MacKenzie51213001.0000.29
Red Murff42726041.0000.79
Don Nottebart39115438.9561.67
Georges Maranda34122522.9491.09
Don Kaiser33917021.0000.79
Vic Rehm3372131.9030.85
Bob Hartman2451411.9500.79
Dick Littlefield1641010.9330.88
Ray Rippelmeyer11516031.0001.91
Dale Hendrickson6
Juan Pizarro5
Claude Raymond2

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Ed Charles26RR5' 10.0"170Apr 29, 1933Daytona Beach, FL, US
Jim Command30LR6' 2.0"200Oct 15, 1928Grand Rapids, MI, US
Chuck Cottier23RR5' 10.0"175Jan 18, 1936Delta, CO, US
Al Federoff34RR5' 10.0"165Jul 11, 1924Bairdford, PA, US
Bob Hartman21RL5' 11.0"185Aug 28, 1937Kenosha, WI, US
Dale Hendrickson22LL5' 11.0"176Jul 18, 1936Broadwater, NE, US
Earl Hersh27LL6' 0.0"205May 21, 1932Ebbvale, MD, US
Don Kaiser24RR6' 5.0"195Feb 3, 1935Byng, OK, US
Ted Kazanski25RR6' 1.0"175Jan 25, 1934Hamtramck, MI, US
Don Lassetter26RR6' 3.0"200Mar 27, 1933Newnan, GA, US
Charlie Lau26LR6' 0.0"190Apr 12, 1933Romulus, MI, US
Em Lindbeck24LR6' 0.0"185Aug 27, 1934Kewanee, IL, US
Dick Littlefield33LL6' 0.0"180Mar 18, 1926Detroit, MI, US
Joe Lonnett32RR5' 10.0"180Feb 7, 1927Beaver Falls, PA, US
Ken MacKenzie25RL6' 0.0"185Mar 10, 1934Gore Bay, ON, CA
Georges Maranda27RR6' 2.0"195Jan 15, 1932Levis, QC, CA
Lee Maye24LR6' 2.0"190Dec 11, 1934Tuscaloosa, AL, US
Joe Morgan28LR5' 10.0"170Nov 19, 1930Walpole, MA, US
Red Murff38RR6' 3.0"195Apr 1, 1921Burlington, TX, US
Don Nottebart23RR6' 1.0"190Jan 23, 1936West Newton, MA, US
Alfred Paschal24RR6' 0.0"1651935
Nat Peeples33RR6' 1.0"185Jun 29, 1926Memphis, TN, US
Ron Piche24RR5' 11.0"165May 22, 1935Verdun, QC, CA
Juan Pizarro22LL5' 11.0"170Feb 7, 1937Santurce, PR
Claude Raymond22RR5' 10.0"175May 7, 1937St. Jean, QC, CA
Vic Rehm23SL6' 4.0"200Feb 16, 1936Carlyle, IL, US
Ray Rippelmeyer25RR6' 3.0"200Jul 9, 1933Valmeyer, IL, US
Mike Roarke28RR6' 2.0"195Nov 8, 1930West Warwick, RI, US
Dave Roberts26LL6' 0.0"172Jun 30, 1933Panama, Panama, PA
Ray Shearer29RR6' 0.0"200Sep 19, 1929Jacobus, PA, US
Al Spangler25LL6' 0.0"175Jul 8, 1933Philadelphia, PA, US
Bob Talbot32RR6' 0.0"170Jun 6, 1927Visalia, CA, US
Casey Wise26SR6' 0.0"170Sep 8, 1932Lafayette, IN, US

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