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1959 Burlington Bees

1959 > Class B > 1959 Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League
Overall: 54-72
Scored 635 runs, Allowed 710 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 57-69

Affiliation: Chicago Cubs-NL
Manager: Ray Mueller
Represented: Burlington, IA
Ballpark: Community Field (Burlington, IA), Community Field (Burlington, IA) and Community Field (Burlington, IA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1958 / 1960

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
1Tony Balsamo21231.333
2Randal Booth22371.143
3Stewart Bowers*192747415800030314.
4Harvey Branch20661.167
5Jim Brewer*212161536920130814.
6Jack Bryant*255143.214
7Dick Burwell19772.286
8Donald Carlson257269.346
9Wayne Connally2429121110102460061717.
10Donald Davis*211184934077111915195636676.292.395.400.7951638486
11Joseph DiGiacomo23431.333
12Sammy Drake#24773422956086188626244538.292.387.468.8551381103
13Pete Embry*22501511399387012221117.273.327.345.672480101
14Jack Evans22102417331528217486367684.248.384.396.7801310642
15Kenneth Fisher2311856351268139214856938103.271.324.375.6991923820
16Robert Graham2134535121020040116.
17Murray Hall*21186861613202110712.213.294.344.638210001
18James Hansen22641.250
19Chuck Herzberger#1943816458000001338.
20Ralph Holding2286328281346810022603959.242.344.299.642845217
21Horace Ingram*2312455345785135256106468687.295.412.442.8542025415
22Terry Jones*216144.286
23Kenny Lindley2461257241356015194141153.249.286.432.7181042211
24Richard McKee*2118625741520173410.263.311.351.662200100
25William Milone24191513031001017.231.286.308.59340100
26Perry Noun203713311214202021311838.
27Jimmy Prevatt21211611110001034.091.333.091.42411100
28Don Prince212872651114230130418.215.257.338.596220210
29Spencer Scott2012151743980111190197446194.253.346.426.7721876381
30Gary Tomlan*2038615371030030622.
31Ronald Vingle*22111413241014017.308.357.615.97380000
32David Wondra*2510142336654958385244444.260.341.363.7051334453
32 Players22.2126492042606351094184308756866574891.257.343.375.718159981513531
* - 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
1Tony Balsamo2101.0004.50210.0126541.60010.83.6
2Stewart Bowers*1967.4624.42261410106.0100625277101053151.6138.
3Harvey Branch*2013.2504
4Jim Brewer*211010.5002.672121131162.01387448116041402371.2227.
5Dick Burwell1902.0006.48725.0192218322.0406.811.5
6Joseph DiGiacomo*2302.0004
7Robert Graham2136.3334.132293098.08556458572662121.4497.
8James Hansen2202.0005
9Chuck Herzberger191110.5244.504223161198.01871229928101915083151.4558.
10William Milone2423.4004.191900043.03831201353214091.6988.
11Jimmy Prevatt2106.0007.121971048.05352384432422082.0009.
12Don Prince21810.4444.15262470169.0151108781290210110281.4268.
13Gary Tomlan*201210.5454.04331873147.0154976614713927071.5319.
14Ronald Vingle*22101.0004.861011137.03226202390391191.9197.
14 Players20.45472.4294.44126126765061088.11033710537956593480742118549441.5558.
* - 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


Ralph Holding8252035169.9726.7719
Pete Embry412341894.9666.1520


Donald Davis109850761987.9808.50
Murray Hall15143658.9689.93


Sammy Drake711861982043.9505.41
Perry Noun224956918.9214.77
Wayne Connally215163214.9835.43
Richard McKee10332777.8966.00


David Wondra78511572020.9122.67
Kenny Lindley403764155.8712.53


Jack Evans851232763943.9114.69
David Wondra19276287.9184.68
Perry Noun14204298.8734.43


Horace Ingram1241761061.9691.50
Spencer Scott12117313160.9211.54
Kenneth Fisher1162649213.9292.35
Kenny Lindley1014210.9411.60


Chuck Herzberger42133932.9451.24
Gary Tomlan3363152.8811.12
Stewart Bowers2651033.8330.58
Don Prince26122471.8371.38
Robert Graham2262250.8481.27
Jim Brewer2163231.9271.81
William Milone191610.8750.37
Jimmy Prevatt1931132.8240.74
Ronald Vingle1004001.0000.40
Dick Burwell7
James Hansen5
Harvey Branch4
Joseph DiGiacomo4
Tony Balsamo2

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Tony Balsamo21RR6' 2.0"185Nov 21, 1937Brooklyn, NY, US
Randal Booth22RR6' 3.0"1951937
Stewart Bowers19LL6' 1.0"187Oct 28, 1939Baltimore, MD, US
Harvey Branch20RL6' 0.0"175Feb 8, 1939Memphis, TN, US
Jim Brewer21LL6' 1.0"186Nov 14, 1937Merced, CA, US
Jack Bryant25LR6' 0.0"1701934
Dick Burwell19RR6' 1.0"190Jan 23, 1940Alton, IL, US
Donald Carlson25R5' 10.0"1751934
Wayne Connally24RR5' 11.0"155Aug 13, 1934
Donald Davis21LL5' 11.0"175Oct 2, 1937Tulsa, OK, US
Joseph DiGiacomo23RL5' 11.0"1901936
Sammy Drake24SR5' 11.0"175Oct 7, 1934Little Rock, AR, US
Pete Embry22LR5' 10.0"183Oct 11, 1936Dallas, TX, US
Jack Evans22RR5' 11.0"1651937
Kenneth Fisher23RR5' 11.0"1601936
Robert Graham21RR6' 3.0"205Mar 5, 1938
Murray Hall21LL6' 1.0"1851938
James Hansen22RR6' 3.0"1951937
Chuck Herzberger19SR6' 0.0"180Oct 27, 1939Streator, IL, US
Ralph Holding22RR6' 1.0"195Oct 30, 1936
Horace Ingram23LR6' 1.0"1951936
Terry Jones21LR5' 10.0"1851938
Kenny Lindley24RR6' 2.0"200Jun 21, 1935Alton, IL, US
Richard McKee21LR5' 11.0"1601938
William Milone24RR6' 0.0"1951935
Perry Noun20RR5' 10.0"174Feb 4, 1939
Jimmy Prevatt21RR6' 1.0"1701938
Don Prince21RR6' 4.0"200Apr 5, 1938Clarkton, NC, US
Spencer Scott20RR6' 1.0"200Jun 6, 1939
Gary Tomlan20LL6' 0.0"1751939
Ronald Vingle22LL6' 0.0"2001937
David Wondra25LR6' 0.0"185Apr 11, 1934Campbellsport, WI, US

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