1959 Columbus/Gastonia Pirates Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 70-69
4th in the SAL
Manager: Ray Hathaway (70-69)
Affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Location: Columbus, Georgia; Gastonia, North Carolina
Ballpark: Sims Legion Park, Golden Park I & II
Attendance: 47,533, Avg. 684
1959 Columbus/Gastonia Pirates Statistics

Playoffs - Columbus/Gastonia Pirates 3 games, Charlotte Hornets 2
Finals - Columbus/Gastonia Pirates 3 games, Charleston ChaSox 0

The Columbus/Gastonia Pirates of the South Atlantic League ended the 1959 season with a record of 70 wins and 69 losses, fourth in the SAL.Columbus (42-35) transferred to Gastonia July 6.

The Pirates tallied 549 runs, worst in the circuit, and yielded 565 runs. Ray Hathaway served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Harry WilliamsRRDecember 1, 19326'1"180Los Angeles, CA US
Dick NewbergRRJune 28, 19376'3"207New Haven, CT US
Freed MessnerRRSeptember 5, 19356'1"200
Willie MelendezRRSeptember 28, 19355'9"165
Bennett MalcolmRR6'2"200
Raymond LooneyLLJanuary 5, 19376'0"185McKeesport, PA US
Jack LamabeRROctober 3, 19366'1"198Farmingdale, NY US
Nick KobackRRJuly 19, 19356'0"187Hartford, CT US
John KellySLJanuary 10, 19376'4"195Detroit, MI US
John OldhamRLNovember 6, 19326'3"198Salinas, CA US
Harold PerryRR5'11"150
Elmo PlaskettRRJune 27, 19385'10"195Frederiksted, St. Croix VI
Dave WickershamRRSeptember 27, 19356'3"188Erie, PA US
George WattsLR6'2"205
Tony WashingtonLLJanuary 9, 19376'2"183Chicago, IL US
Bob ThorpeRRJune 12, 19356'1"170San Diego, CA US
Michael ThorntonLLApril 14, 19406'3"210
Red SwansonRROctober 15, 19366'1"175Baton Rouge, LA US
Edward SadaRRJuly 1, 19386'2"180San Diego, CA US
Benny RichRR6'1"190
David JimenezRR6'3"188, CU
Bill JacksonRRSeptember 3, 19346'3"195Pocatello, ID US
Jim DicksonLRApril 20, 19386'1"185Portland, OR US
William DialLLSeptember 15, 19366'0"180Chillicothe, MO US
Don CorellaLLApril 14, 19346'2"185San Luis Obispo, CA US
Duncan CampbellRROctober 21, 19375'10"175Bluefields, NI
James BrownR6'0"180
Dick BrockellRRAugust 4, 19346'4"198Wilmington, DE US
Bill BellRROctober 24, 19336'3"200Goldsboro, NC US
Bob AndertonRRApril 29, 19336'3"180Cullman, AL US
Donald DobrinoRRFebruary 3, 19356'3"205Mount Olive, IL US
Joe DrotarRROctober 8, 19366'1"180Homestead, PA US
Jack FallsLRJune 14, 19315'11"186Gastonia, NC US
Rodger IrvineRRSeptember 1, 19406'3"182Toronto, ON CA
Thomas HullRR6'3"185
Ray HathawayRROctober 13, 19166'0"165Greenville, OH US
Reginald HamiltonRRAugust 4, 19365'6"150Washington, DC US
Reginaldo GrenaldRR5'11"170
Howie GossRRNovember 1, 19346'4"204Wewoka, OK US
Francis GlampR5'11"190
Aaron FloresSLApril 6, 19385'11"185Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas MX
Octavio AcostaRRDecember 20, 19386'4"180

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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