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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: 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Ossie Alvarez251034123573380141027104243.224.304.269.573961753Stats for 2 teams
2William Bethel292977704710040347. for 2 teams
3Ed Blake33202524330023014.125.160.375.53590000
4Billy Bowman29292218020002019.
5Arnold Briggs231398010000016.
6Pidge Browne*3014860254771143313126314773.261.319.395.7142161347
7Mike Clark37491816010000017. for 2 teams
8Dick Cole331445765375715127244432834.281.318.361.6791942720
9Glen Crable26494336560013045.
10Jim Delsing*331495835235112224344045373.233.306.314.6191642413
11Fritz Dorish37410000.000.0000Stats for 2 teams
12William Drummond251320190100000110.
13Arthur Dunham*30117378343508826724212977.257.316.391.7061341415Stats for 2 teams
14Jim Fridley3414254048558137284268004882.282.349.518.8662513137
15Waldo Gonzalez2521534751011030512.
16Charlie Gorin*31310000.000.0000
17Curtis Hardaway309430124331575172325463.235.370.350.720850131
18Dave Hoskins*334179771126320120212.338.354.429.783330000Stats for 2 teams
19Phil Jantze*24311201081226212170107.241.305.333.638360200
20Len Johnston*305820117327417401532718.237.338.324.662560011
21Dave Jolly34296457580004029.
22Everette Joyner*311375254505312326435536730.273.368.369.7371662336Stats for 2 teams
23Rod Kanehl2511847242947102211019183847.238.301.291.5921251310
24Wally Lammers32330000.000.0000
25Richard Landis31110000.000.0000
26Boyd Linker263335330100000218.
27Fred Martin441555020000003.400.400.400.80020000
28Lloyd Merritt261066000000004.
29Wilcy Moore30164942571002275.
30Ray Noble4013849841553122210156807549.294.400.453.8531882154
31Lamar North302850475700030110.
32Eddie Phillips#288527123519599023022739.251.330.315.644742430Stats for 3 teams
33Tom Poholsky294865598820111038.
34Billy Queen30132522460001036.273.360.273.63360000
35Richard Sanders2899366310377514084234365.242.343.365.7081136523
36Roy Smalley331284714035395122155635484.236.330.387.7181565546Stats for 2 teams
37Alvin Spearman271832274210010313.
38John Tsitouris23111914110000013.
39Roberto Vargas*30950000.000.0000
40Rube Walker*33103327280267510053604143.268.360.357.71710012310Stats for 2 teams
41Mel Wright31712621130004026. for 2 teams
41 Players30.9163604053405941295236309355443588864.243.319.350.669187014723602942
* - 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
1William Bethel291311.5422.802926101196.02047861144131143031.2509. for 2 teams
2Ed Blake3324.3334.901772168.07941377364424021.69110.
3Billy Bowman2912.3336.652651169.088545112304333131.71011.
4Arnold Briggs*2305.0005.751361036.0402623322274011.72210.
5Pidge Browne*30003
6Mike Clark3713.2503.664900086.0104413543412261011.60510. for 2 teams
7Glen Crable2678.4674.50381230128.0137706413365441041.3529.
8Fritz Dorish37101.0002.2548.01042141.37511. for 2 teams
9William Drummond2517.1255.1413102156.05634329371322061.6619.
10Waldo Gonzalez25001
11Charlie Gorin*31002
12Dave Hoskins3379.4384.30272281155.0174887415275531011.29710. for 2 teams
13Dave Jolly341110.5243.89282782169.01608773138651006131.4568.
14Boyd Linker2657.4174.08331551117.0114565311433602041.3428.
15Fred Martin4423.4004.501500032.0381716312550001.56210.
16Lloyd Merritt2604.00010
17Tom Poholsky29516.2384.35352841182.0203978812405813051.33510.
18Alvin Spearman2739.2503.6416133194.090483812243341051.2138.
19John Tsitouris2326.2503.60983055.05727222212265131.4189.
20Roberto Vargas*30009
21Mel Wright31108.5562.4671000117.0113423213522741031.2658. for 2 teams
21 Players30.158104.3584.251631631174691400.0152776866112350369649343441.4509.
* - 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


Ray Noble12452662412.9934.7412
Rube Walker903384136.9924.219Stats for 2 teams
Lamar North23577001.0002.781
Billy Queen1127511.9702.911


Pidge Browne14713431051087.9939.85
Everette Joyner4929228630.9826.53Stats for 2 teams


Dick Cole1282713281759.9724.68
Curtis Hardaway3577651010.9344.06
Roy Smalley185156512.9555.94Stats for 2 teams


Richard Sanders90911621617.9412.81
Roy Smalley35306943.9612.83Stats for 2 teams
Curtis Hardaway34317388.9293.06
Phil Jantze272254114.8742.81


Ossie Alvarez1011902802443.9514.65Stats for 2 teams
Roy Smalley741212151640.9554.54Stats for 2 teams
Rod Kanehl43791172218.8994.56
Waldo Gonzalez16263462.9093.75


Jim Delsing1383191241.9882.40
Jim Fridley134200661.9721.54
Arthur Dunham90167871.9621.94Stats for 2 teams
Everette Joyner87154783.9531.85Stats for 2 teams
Eddie Phillips71111240.9661.59Stats for 3 teams
Rod Kanehl641501115.9942.52
Len Johnston4296320.9802.36
Curtis Hardaway13271011.0002.15
Wilcy Moore11200001.0001.82


Mel Wright7144521.9610.69Stats for 2 teams
Mike Clark4931820.9130.43Stats for 2 teams
Glen Crable381122001.0000.87
Tom Poholsky3583741.9181.29
Boyd Linker3331911.9570.67
William Bethel29143031.9361.52Stats for 2 teams
Dave Jolly2882622.9441.21
Dave Hoskins2792010.9671.07Stats for 2 teams
Billy Bowman26515011.0000.77
Ed Blake1771833.8931.47
Alvin Spearman1683711.9782.81
Fred Martin1506001.0000.40
Arnold Briggs131610.8750.54
William Drummond1327011.0000.69
Lloyd Merritt10214001.0001.60
John Tsitouris9
Roberto Vargas9
Fritz Dorish4Stats for 2 teams
Pidge Browne3
Charlie Gorin2
Waldo Gonzalez1

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Ossie Alvarez25RR5' 10.0"165Oct 19, 1933Bolondron, CU
William Bethel29RR6' 3.0"187Apr 29, 1930Corpus Christi, TX, US
Ed Blake33RR5' 11.0"175Dec 23, 1925East St. Louis, IL, US
Billy Bowman29RR5' 11.0"1601930
Arnold Briggs23RL6' 1.0"1951936
Pidge Browne30LL6' 1.0"190Mar 21, 1929Peekskill, NY, US
Mike Clark37RR6' 4.0"190Feb 12, 1922Camden, NJ, US
Dick Cole33RR6' 2.0"175May 6, 1926Long Beach, CA, US
Glen Crable26RR5' 11.0"1621933
Jim Delsing33LR5' 10.0"175Nov 13, 1925Rudolph, WI, US
Fritz Dorish37RR5' 11.0"204Jul 13, 1921Swoyersville, PA, US
William Drummond25RR2151934
Arthur Dunham30LL6' 0.0"1901929
Jim Fridley34RR6' 2.0"205Sep 6, 1924Phillippi, WV, US
Waldo Gonzalez25RR6' 0.0"1651934
Charlie Gorin31LL5' 10.0"165Feb 6, 1928Waco, TX, US
Curtis Hardaway30RR6' 0.0"189Aug 13, 1928Columbus, GA, US
Dave Hoskins33LR6' 1.0"180Aug 3, 1925Greenwood, MS, US
Phil Jantze24LR6' 1.0"1901935
Len Johnston30LL5' 10.0"167Mar 15, 1929Pontiac, MI, US
Dave Jolly34RR6' 0.0"160Oct 14, 1924Stony Point, NC, US
Everette Joyner31LR6' 2.0"188Sep 9, 1927
Rod Kanehl25RR6' 1.0"180Apr 1, 1934Wichita, KS, US
Wally Lammers32RR5' 11.0"180Oct 31, 1926Buckley, IL, US
Richard Landis31R5' 9.0"1681928
Boyd Linker26RR5' 11.0"1801933
Fred Martin44RR6' 1.0"185Jun 27, 1915Williams, OK, US
Lloyd Merritt26RR6' 0.0"189Apr 8, 1933St. Louis, MO, US
Wilcy Moore30RR5' 11.0"1801929
Ray Noble40RR5' 11.0"210Mar 15, 1919Central Hatillo, CU
Lamar North30RR6' 1.0"180May 20, 1929
Eddie Phillips28SR6' 1.0"180Jul 8, 1930St. Louis, MO, US
Tom Poholsky29RR6' 3.0"205Aug 26, 1929Detroit, MI, US
Billy Queen30RR6' 1.0"185Nov 28, 1928Gastonia, NC, US
Richard Sanders28RR6' 1.0"1801931
Roy Smalley33RR6' 3.0"190Jun 9, 1926Springfield, MO, US
Alvin Spearman27RR6' 1.0"185Aug 26, 1931
John Tsitouris23RR6' 0.0"175May 4, 1936Monroe, NC, US
Roberto Vargas30LL5' 11.0"170May 29, 1929Santurce, PR
Rube Walker33LR6' 0.0"175May 16, 1926Lenoir, NC, US
Mel Wright31RR6' 3.0"210May 11, 1928Manila, AR, US

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