1959 Fresno Giants Roster

California League (CL) - Class: C
Team Record: 44-96
Finished 6th in the CL
Manager: Mike McCormick (44-96)
Affiliation: San Francisco Giants
Location: Fresno, California
Ballpark: John Euless Park
Attendance: 38,556, Avg. 551
1959 Fresno Giants Statistics

The Fresno Giants of the California League ended the 1959 season with a record of 44 wins and 96 losses, finishing sixth in the CL.

The Giants scored 685 runs, worst in the league, and allowed 1042 runs, most in the circuit. Gary Krupsky paced Fresno with 14 home runs Chuck Strange drove in 93 runs. Jerome Stack led batters with significant playing time with a .331 average. Mike Lee and Thomas Arruda topped the team with 7 wins each, while Norman Simmons registered a 3.98 earned run average, tops among regular hurlers.

Coco Laboy and Mike Lee both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Mike McCormick served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Thomas ArrudaRRAugust 16, 19395'10"170
Gary BrenzelRRMay 14, 19375'10"175
Mark CameronR5'10"170
Anselmo CorreaLL5'10"160
Claybon CouncilLRJuly 18, 19385'10"175
Robert DeMonacoRR6'0"180
James GibsonRRMay 18, 19376'2"168
Johnnie HaddenR6'2"205
Freddie HernandezR5'10"175
Larry KellerRR6'0"170
Charles KossRR6'0"170
Gary KrupskyLLMarch 12, 19395'10"190New York, NY US
Coco LaboyRRJuly 4, 19405'10"165Ponce, PR
Mike LeeLLMay 19, 19416'5"220Bell, CA US
Bill LindnerLRMarch 20, 19416'2"200
Arthur MillerRMay 1, 19375'11"178
Jack MotleyRRJuly 26, 19366'0"195
Bob NewmanRROctober 20, 19375'11"170
Herb RaybournRR5'10"170
Danilo RivasRLMarch 27, 19355'11"165Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Jerald RobinsonRRJuly 3, 19376'1"180
Dale RudolphLL6'3"208
John ScramagliaRRJuly 25, 19375'8"155
Peter ShuppyLLFebruary 4, 19385'11"170
Melvin SilvaRNovember 10, 19336'0"170San Mateo, CA US
Norman SimmonsRR6'2"175
Richard SlomkowskiRRFebruary 5, 19386'4"200
Francis SmithRLFebruary 1, 19386'1"195
Jerome StackR6'1"190
Chuck StrangeRRDecember 16, 19355'11"185
Gary UnderhillLL5'9"155
Robert WalesRRSeptember 29, 19386'4"205Pueblo, CO US
George WilliamsLRSeptember 27, 19386'0"185
Robert WilsonRR5'8"174
Wastine YeomansR5'11"180
Royce YoureeRR6'3"205

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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