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1959 Cleveland Indians

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1958 / 1960

89-65, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Gordon (89-65)
GM: Frank Lane
Scored 745 runs, Allowed 646 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-67

Ballparks: Cleveland Stadium · Attendance: 1,497,976 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 96

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1958 / 1960 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Jim Baxes 30 R R 6' 1" 190 Jul 5, 1928 1st 77 63 77 69 0 0 0 48 22 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 0.7
Gary Bell 22 R R 6' 1" 196 Nov 17, 1936 2 44 28 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Jim Bolger 27 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 23, 1932 7 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.1
John Briggs 25 R R 5' 10" 175 Jan 24, 1934 4 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Dick Brodowski 26 R R 6' 1" 182 Jul 26, 1932 6 18 0 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Dick Brown 24 R R 6' 2" 176 Jan 17, 1935 3 48 40 48 48 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.3
Al Cicotte 29 R R 6' 3" 185 Dec 23, 1929 3 26 1 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Rocky Colavito 25 R R 6' 3" 190 Aug 10, 1933 5 154 154 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 154 0 0 5.3 $28,000 All-Star
Gordy Coleman 24 L R 6' 3" 208 Jul 5, 1934 1st 6 3 6 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.2
Don Dillard 22 L R 6' 1" 200 Jan 8, 1937 1st 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0.1
Don Ferrarese 30 R L 5' 9" 170 Jun 19, 1929 5 15 10 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1
Ed Fitz Gerald 35 R R 6' 0" 170 May 21, 1924 12 49 38 49 45 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0.9
Tito Francona 25 L L 5' 11" 190 Nov 4, 1933 4 122 95 122 96 0 0 35 0 0 0 4 61 0 64 27 0 4.8
Mike Garcia 35 R R 6' 1" 195 Nov 17, 1923 12 29 8 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Mudcat Grant 23 R R 6' 1" 186 Aug 13, 1935 2 42 19 42 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.5
Granny Hamner 32 R R 5' 10" 163 Apr 26, 1927 16 27 13 27 19 0 0 0 7 5 10 0 0 0 0 11 0 -0.3
Carroll Hardy 26 R R 6' 0" 185 May 18, 1933 2 32 8 32 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 0 15 13 7 0.1
Jack Harshman 31 L L 6' 2" 178 Jul 12, 1927 9 21 6 21 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1.6
Woodie Held 27 R R 5' 10" 167 Mar 25, 1932 4 143 139 143 143 0 0 0 3 40 103 0 6 0 6 1 0 3.5
Randy Jackson 33 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 10, 1926 10 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
Willie Jones 33 R R 6' 1" 188 Aug 16, 1925 13 11 4 11 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.3
Gene Leek 22 R R 6' 0" 185 Jul 15, 1936 1st 13 9 13 13 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bobby Locke 25 R R 5' 11" 185 Mar 3, 1934 1st 24 7 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.1
Billy Martin 31 R R 5' 11" 165 May 16, 1928 9 73 66 73 71 0 0 0 67 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.8
Cal McLish 33 B R 6' 0" 179 Dec 1, 1925 10 35 32 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 All-Star
Minnie Minoso 33 R R 5' 10" 175 Nov 29, 1925 10 148 148 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 148 0 0 5.5 All-Star
Billy Moran 25 R R 5' 11" 185 Nov 27, 1933 2 11 4 11 9 0 0 0 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.4
Hal Naragon 30 L R 6' 0" 160 Oct 1, 1928 7 14 8 14 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0.3
Russ Nixon 24 L R 6' 1" 195 Feb 19, 1935 3 82 68 82 74 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 -0.8
Jim Perry 23 B R 6' 4" 190 Oct 30, 1935 1st 44 13 44 44 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Jim Piersall 29 R R 6' 0" 175 Nov 14, 1929 9 100 77 100 91 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 91 0 91 7 7 1.6
Bud Podbielan 35 R R 6' 1" 170 Mar 6, 1924 9 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Vic Power 31 R R 6' 0" 186 Nov 1, 1927 6 147 146 147 147 0 0 121 21 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 All-Star
Humberto Robinson 29 R R 6' 1" 155 Jun 25, 1930 4 5 0 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Herb Score 26 L L 6' 2" 185 Jun 7, 1933 5 30 25 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.3
Bob Smith 31 R L 6' 0" 185 May 13, 1928 2 12 3 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
George Strickland 33 R R 6' 1" 175 Jan 10, 1926 9 132 122 132 131 0 0 0 4 80 50 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.1
Jake Striker 25 L L 6' 2" 200 Oct 23, 1933 1st 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Chuck Tanner 30 L L 6' 0" 185 Jul 4, 1928 5 14 10 14 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0 10 4 0 -0.3
Elmer Valo 38 L R 5' 11" 190 Mar 5, 1921 18 34 0 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 34 0 0.1 $12,000
Ray Webster 21 R R 6' 0" 175 Nov 15, 1937 1st 40 15 40 28 0 0 0 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1958 / 1960 Roster (40-man)