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1959 Aberdeen Pheasants

1959 > Class C > 1959 Northern League
Overall: 69-55
Scored 786 runs, Allowed 674 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-53

Affiliation: Baltimore Orioles-AL
Manager: Earl Weaver
Represented: Aberdeen, SD
Ballpark: Municipal Ball Park (Aberdeen, SD), Municipal Ball Park (Aberdeen, SD) and Municipal Ball Park (Aberdeen, SD)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1David Bednar*231064003136379100114198252.252.411.390.801122311
2Bo Belinsky*22470.000
3Danny Bishop#215018915625407152812635.256.367.410.77764313
4Donald Bruns265512210421304172721732.288.388.548.93757010
5James Burton2311550441872104162178977792.249.360.419.779175018
6James Caldwell217164.250
7Patrick Clarke2326807461830090532.
8Steve Dalkowski*20122724030000029.
9Rodolfo Figueroa*241065013946010012103358643.254.388.289.6771143144
10Ron Fincher24191815120003025.
11Chuck Hinton2512658949711217822720108177854.358.443.551.995274356
12Ralph Lairmore*223312910616224031202127.208.339.330.66935020
13Robert Leopold213076571114100120817.246.343.263.60615191
14Frank Mankovitch22151311000000014.
15James McClusky215216614221272111301825.
16Jack McGowan224163.188
17Frank Montgomery*231265944391051342175593013674.305.473.419.892184865
18Buster Narum1832797251340180532.
19Dave Nicholson191205154299812818935114776119.298.409.6271.036269613
20John Papa183461604700000021.
21Joe Pulliam207435230562939343074341.305.392.393.785120202
22Nick Rallo23263131560001007.
23Rudy Riska#23220.000
24William Rozich221114704087811491289405390.279.365.512.877209342
25Herm Starrette2035866868200001025.
26Gene Walker23110.000
27Earl Weaver281348358720030122.200.404.257.6619010
28George Werley20420.000
28 Players22.31255106419278611331453513869385783852.270.387.420.8071762375539
* - 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
1Bo Belinsky*22201.0004
2Donald Bruns2654.5563.60261360105.01056942663798081.6009.
3Steve Dalkowski*2043.5715.6412103159.030433741109930132.3734.60.616.815.10.90
4Ron Fincher*2443.5717.771911044.0634438628271042.06812.
5Chuck Hinton25001
6Robert Leopold*211112.4783.793026121185.018810378177517471111.4229.
7Frank Mankovitch2212.33314
8Buster Narum18149.6094.453127122182.019810890127412630121.4959.
9Dave Nicholson1931.7502.91922034.0231711321431011.2946.10.85.611.42.05
10John Papa18512.2944.32341761148.01328671811412251161.6628.
11Nick Rallo23301.0003.812600078.0894533331417031.53810.
12Rudy Riska2302.0002
13Herm Starrette20177.7083.493225161196.0208947614541543181.3379.
14Gene Walker23001
15Earl Weaver28001
16George Werley20004
16 Players20.86955.556125125674
* - 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


Danny Bishop463383165.9848.024
James McClusky422772143.9877.106
Ralph Lairmore291881421.9906.975
Chuck Hinton13828001.0006.923


William Rozich107796322275.9747.74
David Bednar2919013519.9767.00


Frank Montgomery1143103154169.9385.48
Earl Weaver134025210.9705.00


James Burton1131002052222.9332.70
Donald Bruns12131943.8892.67


Rodolfo Figueroa1061472734147.9113.96
Frank Montgomery13184646.9414.92
Chuck Hinton12162641.9133.50


Dave Nicholson1141856132.9361.68
Chuck Hinton1102121080.9652.02
Joe Pulliam74139862.9611.99
David Bednar6879591.9031.24
Patrick Clarke2531450.8751.40


John Papa34521001.0000.76
Herm Starrette3263645.9131.31
Buster Narum31104031.9431.61
Robert Leopold30103322.9561.43
Donald Bruns26112812.9751.50
Nick Rallo2621430.8420.62
Ron Fincher1911332.8240.74
Frank Mankovitch1407011.0000.50
Steve Dalkowski121710.8890.67
Dave Nicholson9
Bo Belinsky4
George Werley4
Rudy Riska2
Chuck Hinton1
Gene Walker1
Earl Weaver1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
David Bednar23LL6' 2.0"1951936
Bo Belinsky22LL6' 2.0"191Dec 7, 1936New York, NY, US
Danny Bishop21SR6' 2.0"1951938
Donald Bruns26RR6' 2.0"1851933
James Burton23RR5' 10.0"170Oct 20, 1935Baldwinsville, NY, US
James Caldwell21RR5' 10.0"1851938
Patrick Clarke23R6' 3.0"2051936
Steve Dalkowski20LL5' 11.0"175Jun 3, 1939New Britain, CT, US
Rodolfo Figueroa24L5' 10.0"1701935
Ron Fincher24RL6' 3.0"195Jul 13, 1934Newnan, GA, US
Chuck Hinton25RR6' 1.0"180May 3, 1934Rocky Mount, NC, US
Ralph Lairmore22LR6' 1.0"1871937
Robert Leopold21RL6' 3.0"210Mar 5, 1938
Frank Mankovitch22RR6' 2.0"175Mar 12, 1937
James McClusky21R6' 1.0"1881938
Jack McGowan22RR6' 0.0"170Nov 1, 1936New Haven, CT, US
Frank Montgomery23LL5' 7.0"1601936
Buster Narum18RR6' 1.0"194Nov 16, 1940Philadelphia, PA, US
Dave Nicholson19RR6' 2.0"215Aug 29, 1939St. Louis, MO, US
John Papa18RR5' 11.0"190Dec 5, 1940Bridgeport, CT, US
Joe Pulliam20RR5' 10.0"167Apr 25, 1939Baltimore, MD, US
Nick Rallo23RR5' 10.0"1691936
Rudy Riska23SR6' 2.0"1651936
William Rozich22RR6' 1.0"2001937
Herm Starrette20RR6' 0.0"175Nov 20, 1938Statesville, NC, US
Gene Walker23RR6' 2.0"1951936
Earl Weaver28RR5' 7.0"180Aug 14, 1930St. Louis, MO, US
George Werley20RR6' 2.0"196Sep 8, 1938St. Louis, MO, US

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