1958 Fort Worth Cats Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 89-64
Finished 1st in the TL
Manager: Lou Klein (89-64)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Ballpark: LaGrave Field
Attendance: 81,611, Avg. 1,067
1958 Fort Worth Cats Statistics

Playoffs - Austin Senators 4 games, Fort Worth Cats 0

The Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League ended the 1958 season with a record of 89 wins and 64 losses, finishing first in the TL.

The Cats paced the league with just 565 runs allowed. Fort Worth scored 643 runs, worst in the league,. Joe Macko led the team with 24 home runs, while Gabe Gabler and Jerry Kindall walloped 20 or more as well. Gabe Gabler drove in 94 runs. Chick King topped all regular batters by hitting .338. Marcelino Solis paced the squad with 15 wins and a team-best 2.44 earned run average, best among regular hurlers.

Jerry Kindall, Chick King, Dick Ellsworth, Jim Dunn, Don Robertson, John Goetz, Dave Gerard, Ron Perranoski, Lorenzo Davis, Jim Fanning, Gene Fodge, Harry Perkowski, Ben Johnson, Chris Kitsos, Dick Bertell, Gabe Gabler, Bob Will, Lou Klein, Marcelino Solis, Dave Stenhouse, Frank Ernaga, Bob Anderson, Dolan Nichols, Hersh Freeman, Footer Johnson, John Briggs and Moe Thacker were all players from the 1958 Fort Worth Cats who played in the Majors during their careers.

Lou Klein served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bob AndersonRRSeptember 29, 19356'4"210East Chicago, IN US
Ray BellinoRRDecember 3, 19326'0"175Jersey City, NJ US
Dick BertellRRNovember 21, 19356'0"200Oak Park, IL US
Donald BiebelRRJune 13, 19325'10"190
John BriggsRRJanuary 24, 19345'10"175Natoma, CA US
Jack CaroRRFebruary 2, 19316'1"174Pensacola, FL US
Billy DardenRRJuly 27, 19266'4"190
Lorenzo DavisRRJuly 3, 19176'3"188Piper, AL US
Jim DunnRRFebruary 25, 19316'0"185Valdosta, GA US
Arthur EdmundsRR6'2"210
Dick EllsworthLLMarch 22, 19406'3"180Lusk, WY US
Frank ErnagaRRAugust 22, 19306'1"195Susanville, CA US
Jim FanningRRSeptember 14, 19275'11"180Chicago, IL US
Gene FodgeRRJuly 9, 19316'0"175South Bend, IN US
Hersh FreemanRRJuly 1, 19286'3"220Gadsden, AL US
Gabe GablerLRAugust 4, 19306'1"190St. Louis, MO US
Dave GerardRRAugust 6, 19366'2"205New York, NY US
John GoetzRROctober 24, 19376'0"185Goetzville, MI US
Earl HunsingerRRApril 5, 19346'3"195
Ben JohnsonRRMay 16, 19316'2"190Greenwood, SC US
Footer JohnsonLLFebruary 15, 19325'11"175Dayton, OH US
Jerry KindallRRMay 27, 19356'2"175St. Paul, MN US
Chick KingRRNovember 10, 19306'2"190Paris, TN US
Chris KitsosSRFebruary 11, 19285'9"165New York, NY US
Lou KleinRROctober 22, 19185'11"167New Orleans, LA US
Joe MackoRRFebruary 19, 19286'2"205Port Clinton, OH US
Bob McKeeRAugust 31, 19325'11"170Davenport, IA US
Dolan NicholsRRFebruary 28, 19306'0"195Tishomingo, MS US
Harry PerkowskiLLSeptember 6, 19226'2"196Dante, VA US
Ron PerranoskiLLApril 1, 19366'0"180Paterson, NJ US
Robert PiccianoR6'0"185
Bob RivichRRSeptember 12, 19315'11"184East Chicago, IN US
Don RobertsonLLOctober 15, 19305'10"180Harvey, IL US
Allen ShawRR5'11"174
Marcelino SolisLLJuly 19, 19306'1"185Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi MX
Dave StenhouseRRSeptember 12, 19336'0"195Westerly, RI US
Moe ThackerRRMay 21, 19346'3"205Louisville, KY US
Bob WillLLJuly 15, 19315'10"175Berwyn, IL US
Leonard WilliamsRRMarch 27, 19285'11"195Valdosta, GA US

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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