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1959 Birmingham Barons

1959 > Class AA > 1959 Southern Association
Overall: 92-61
Scored 735 runs, Allowed 585 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-61

Affiliation: Detroit Tigers-AL
Manager: Skeeter Newsome
Represented: Birmingham, AL
Ballpark: Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL), Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL) and Rickwood Field (Birmingham, AL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1George Alusik2413654446671144273138905943.309.386.464.85021663102
2Richard Bays*23941.250
3Dale Bennetch*23113024971002065.292.433.333.76780000
4Steve Boros22147612522891592471685237077.305.393.469.8622459656
5Wyman Carey*224375648920070612.
6Jay Cooke*2214257349375143215157757568.290.386.444.83021923010
7Ray Crone27184034240002139. for 2 teams
8Chuck Daniel25210.000
9Guilford Dickens3195324274407716253504343.281.380.409.7891122322
10John Fickinger25102017010000019. for 2 teams
11Fred Gladding*237130.000
12Bill Graham222653473900040311. for 2 teams
13Arnold Hallgren26103531486004034.258.343.452.794141000
14Gail Henley*3013854546893136235206816971.291.385.489.8752295035
15Jim Hughes241335274906713329956353487.271.319.398.7171951025
16Bob Johnson23117517461701372171167135037.297.369.445.8142053211
17Frank Kostro21660.000
18Mickey Micelotta301546775738313728210461095117.239.348.347.6951992439
19Bob Miller2336766751210060412.
20Ron Mrozinski283456461400041330.
21Ron Nischwitz#21143426470007059.269.375.269.64470210
22Jim Raugh24352522261005016.273.304.318.62370200
23David Reed*22443226130000046.
24Phil Regan222260572940050218.
25Buck Rodgers#203131.077
26Daniel Ryan3421715641640031136.286.414.357.771200114
27Gordon Seyfried213397761113200201423.171.304.197.502151510
28Frankie Shell#254715713218355312002315.265.372.371.743490113
29Malcolm Simmons24291413100000015. for 2 teams
30George Thomas2196354314398616474822952.274.344.417.7611316230
31Vincent Trakan25421910200000054.000.333.000.33300400
32Carl Wagner*2596320295307510152812145.254.307.346.6531022112
33Ron Witucki24298667625710101194.373.512.5071.019340002
33 Players25.01545913510773513822485010868261670815.271.358.402.760205411143563747
* - 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
1Richard Bays*23009
2Wyman Carey*221411.5603.283028145192.016775709109512211071.4387.
3Ray Crone27610.3753.19161661110.010655399392423061.3188. for 2 teams
4Chuck Daniel25002
5John Fickinger2523.4005.021071052.07135297232310031.80812. for 2 teams
6Fred Gladding2323.4005.54770039.03926245300222041.7699.
7Bill Graham22710.4124.80262251135.01368172117648940121.5709. for 2 teams
8James Kite*27002
9Bob Miller*23149.6093.25323074183.016073661210551305091.4487.
10Ron Mrozinski*28128.6001.863318115145.0115423010445823041.0977.
11Ron Nischwitz*2162.7505.6114133069.077454313212404001.42010.
12Bob Paffel23002
13Jim Raugh2452.7143.143520083.085382944010471011.5069.
14David Reed2265.5453.0644410109.093413714446903021.2577.
15Phil Regan22105.6672.94201993147.01105848135161163071.0956.
16Gordon Seyfried21147.6673.263331132235.02199785196771141251.2178.
17Malcolm Simmons2434.4296.182931051.05039352426291031.8048. for 2 teams
18Vincent Trakan2585.6152.314200074.062231922710340011.2037.
18 Players23.49261.6013.451541549658231329.0121358551011057861827362481.3488.
* - 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


Carl Wagner864502036.9945.472
Frankie Shell361971621.9915.923
Ron Witucki2713410001.0005.330
Daniel Ryan19957021.0005.371


Jay Cooke13811828520122.9849.18
Guilford Dickens2215510420.9767.50


Jim Hughes1292953641598.9785.11
Steve Boros283765213.9813.64


Bob Johnson1151112191531.9572.87
Steve Boros4538841211.9102.71


Mickey Micelotta1532724093298.9554.45


George Alusik1242461343.9852.09
Gail Henley124243963.9772.03
George Thomas90203671.9682.32
Steve Boros7596511.9901.35
Guilford Dickens6087320.9781.50
Arnold Hallgren10101001.0001.10


David Reed4452020.9260.57
Vincent Trakan4271310.9520.48
Jim Raugh3561410.9520.57
Ron Mrozinski33112061.8380.94
Gordon Seyfried331729021.0001.39
Bob Miller32102320.9431.03
Wyman Carey30822001.0001.00
Malcolm Simmons2924021.0000.21Stats for 2 teams
Bill Graham2611221.8670.50Stats for 2 teams
Phil Regan2010922.9050.95
Ray Crone16722001.0001.81Stats for 2 teams
Ron Nischwitz1438011.0000.79
John Fickinger1017001.0000.80Stats for 2 teams
Richard Bays9
Fred Gladding7
Chuck Daniel2
James Kite2
Bob Paffel2

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
George Alusik24RR6' 3.0"175Feb 11, 1935Ashley, PA, US
Richard Bays23LL6' 1.0"1751936
Dale Bennetch23LR6' 4.0"2001936
Steve Boros22RR6' 0.0"185Sep 3, 1936Flint, MI, US
Wyman Carey22LL5' 11.0"160Nov 9, 1936Chicago, IL, US
Jay Cooke22LL6' 1.0"1951937
Ray Crone27RR6' 2.0"165Aug 7, 1931Memphis, TN, US
Chuck Daniel25RR6' 2.0"195Sep 17, 1933Bluffton, AR, US
Guilford Dickens31RR6' 2.0"195Feb 5, 1928
John Fickinger25RR6' 3.0"195Oct 11, 1933Ashland, PA, US
Fred Gladding23LR6' 1.0"220Jun 28, 1936Flat Rock, MI, US
Bill Graham22RR6' 3.0"217Jan 21, 1937Flemingsburg, KY, US
Arnold Hallgren26RR6' 1.0"190Apr 12, 1933Windfield, AB, CA
Gail Henley30LR5' 9.0"180Oct 15, 1928Wichita, KS, US
Jim Hughes24RR6' 3.0"185Oct 21, 1934Prosper, TX, US
Bob Johnson23RR5' 10.0"175Mar 4, 1936Omaha, NE, US
James Kite27LL5' 11.0"1781932
Frank Kostro21RR6' 2.0"190Aug 4, 1937Windber, PA, US
Mickey Micelotta30RR5' 11.0"185Oct 20, 1928Corona, NY, US
Bob Miller23RL6' 1.0"185Jul 15, 1935Berwyn, IL, US
Ron Mrozinski28RL5' 11.0"160Sep 16, 1930White Haven, PA, US
Ron Nischwitz21SL6' 3.0"205Jul 1, 1937Dayton, OH, US
Bob Paffel23RR6' 1.0"180Feb 27, 1936Wyandotte, MI, US
Jim Raugh24RR6' 1.0"185Sep 22, 1934Cleveland, OH, US
David Reed22LR6' 0.0"180Jul 30, 1936Battle Creek, MI, US
Phil Regan22RR6' 3.0"200Apr 6, 1937Otsego, MI, US
Buck Rodgers20SR6' 2.0"190Aug 16, 1938Delaware, OH, US
Daniel Ryan34R5' 10.0"1801925
Gordon Seyfried21RR6' 0.0"185Jul 4, 1937Long Beach, CA, US
Frankie Shell25SR5' 11.0"175Jul 6, 1933Sage, AR, US
Malcolm Simmons24RR6' 1.0"1751935
George Thomas21RR6' 3.0"190Nov 29, 1937Minneapolis, MN, US
Vincent Trakan25RR6' 2.0"1881934
Carl Wagner25LR5' 8.0"180Jul 6, 1933Brighton, WI, US
Ron Witucki24RR5' 10.0"180Jul 19, 1934Bay City, MI, US

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