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1959 Cleveland Indians Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 89-65
Finished 2nd in the AL
Attendance: 1,499,139, Avg. 23,796
Ballpark: Cleveland Stadium
Manager: Joe Gordon (89-65)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1959 Cleveland Indians Statistics
1959 Cleveland Indians Results

The Cleveland Indians of the American League ended the 1959 season with a record of 89 wins and 65 losses, finishing second in the AL.

The Indians scored 745 runs, most in the league. Cleveland yielded 646 runs. Rocky Colavito walloped 42 home runs for the team, while Jim Baxes, Tito Francona, Woodie Held and Minnie Minoso each swatted 20 or more also. Rocky Colavito accounted for 111 RBI. Minnie Minoso led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .302. Cal McLish topped the team with 19 wins, and Gary Bell as well added 15 or more victories as well Jim Perry earned a 2.65 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Joe Gordon coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jim Baxes2BRRJuly 5, 19286'1"190San Francisco, CA USA
Gary BellPRRNovember 17, 19366'1"196San Antonio, TX USA
Jim BolgerPRRFebruary 23, 19326'2"180Cincinnati, OH USA
John BriggsPRRJanuary 24, 19345'10"175Natoma, CA USA
Dick BrodowskiPRRJuly 26, 19326'1"182Bayonne, NJ USA
Dick BrownCRRJanuary 17, 19356'2"176Shinnston, WV USA
Al CicottePRRDecember 23, 19296'3"185Melvindale, MI USA
Rocky ColavitoRFRRAugust 10, 19336'3"190New York, NY USA
Gordy Coleman1BLRJuly 5, 19346'3"215Rockville, MD USA
Don DillardPLRJanuary 8, 19376'1"200Greenville, SC USA
Don FerraresePRLJune 19, 19295'9"170Oakland, CA USA
Ed FitzGeraldCRRMay 21, 19246'0"170Santa Ynez, CA USA
Tito FranconaCFLLNovember 4, 19335'11"190Aliquippa, PA USA
Mike GarciaPRRNovember 17, 19236'1"195San Gabriel, CA USA
Mudcat GrantPRRAugust 13, 19356'1"186Lacoochee, FL USA
Granny HamnerSSRRApril 26, 19275'10"163Richmond, VA USA
Carroll HardyCFRRMay 18, 19336'0"185Sturgis, SD USA
Jack HarshmanPLLJuly 12, 19276'2"178San Diego, CA USA
Woodie HeldSSRRMarch 25, 19325'10"167Sacramento, CA USA
Randy Jackson3BRRFebruary 10, 19266'1"180Little Rock, AR USA
Willie Jones3BRRAugust 16, 19256'1"188Dillon, SC USA
Gene Leek3BRRJuly 15, 19366'0"185San Diego, CA USA
Bobby LockePRRMarch 3, 19345'11"185Rowes Run, PA USA
Billy Martin2BRRMay 16, 19285'11"165Berkeley, CA USA
Cal McLishPBRDecember 1, 19256'0"179Anadarko, OK USA
Minnie MinosoLFRRNovember 29, 19255'10"175La Habana, La Cuba
Billy Moran2BRRNovember 27, 19335'11"185Montgomery, AL USA
Hal NaragonCLROctober 1, 19286'0"160Zanesville, OH USA
Russ NixonCLRFebruary 19, 19356'1"195Cleves, OH USA
Jim PerryPBROctober 30, 19356'4"190Williamston, NC USA
Jim PiersallCFRRNovember 14, 19296'0"175Waterbury, CT USA
Bud PodbielanPRRMarch 6, 19246'1"170Curlew, WA USA
Vic Power1BRRNovember 1, 19276'0"186Arecibo, P.R.
Humberto RobinsonPRRJune 25, 19306'1"155Colon, Co Panama
Herb ScorePLLJune 7, 19336'2"185Rosedale, NY USA
Bob SmithPRLMay 13, 19286'0"185Clarence, MO USA
George Strickland3BRRJanuary 10, 19266'1"175New Orleans, LA USA
Jake StrikerPLLOctober 23, 19336'2"200New Washington, OH USA
Chuck TannerCFLLJuly 4, 19286'0"185New Castle, PA USA
Elmer ValoRFLRMarch 5, 19215'11"190Rybnik, Pl Czech Republic
Ray Webster2BRRNovember 15, 19376'0"175Grass Valley, CA USA



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