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1959 Havana Sugar Kings Roster

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 80-73
Finished 3rd in the IL
Manager: Preston Gomez (80-73)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Redlegs
Location: Havana, Cuba
Ballpark: Estadio Latinamerico
Attendance: 200,094, Avg. 2,616
1959 Havana Sugar Kings Statistics

Playoffs - Havana Sugar Kings 4 games, Columbus Jets 0
Finals - Havana Sugar Kings 4 games, Richmond Virginians 2

The Havana Sugar Kings of the International League ended the 1959 season with a record of 80 wins and 73 losses, finishing third in the IL.

The Sugar Kings plated 547 runs and conceded 598 runs. Rogelio Alvarez paced Havana with 22 home runs, while Tony Gonzalez walloped 20 or more, too. Tony Gonzalez drove in 81 runs and topped all regular batters by connecting at a .300 clip. Ted Wieand led the team with 16 wins, and Walt Craddock recorded a 2.61 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Members of the 1959 Havana Sugar Kings who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Jerry Lane, Hank Izquierdo, Luis Arroyo, Rogelio Alvarez, Vicente Amor, Elio Chacon, Leo Cardenas, Ted Wieand, Walt Craddock, Chuck Coles, Yo-Yo Davalillo, Mike Cuellar, Jesse Gonder, Tony Gonzalez, Whammy Douglas, Danny Morejon, Bob Moorhead, Lou Skizas, Carlos Paula, Cookie Rojas, Raul Sanchez and Don Rudolph.

Preston Gomez served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Alberto AlvarezRRMay 14, 19355'9"178
Rogelio AlvarezRRApril 18, 19385'11"183Pinar del Rio, Pinar del Rio CU
Vicente AmorRRAugust 8, 19326'3"182La Habana, La Habana CU
Candido AndradeRR6'2"170
Luis ArroyoLLFebruary 18, 19275'8"178Penuelas, PR
Andrés AyónRROctober 22, 19365'10"160La Habana, La Habana CU
Leo CardenasRRDecember 17, 19385'11"160Matanzas, Matanzas CU
Pedro CarrilloRRMay 19, 19356'0"190
Elio ChaconRROctober 26, 19365'9"160Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Chuck ColesLLJune 27, 19315'9"180Fredericktown, PA US
Walt CraddockRLMarch 25, 19325'11"176Pax, WV US
Emilio CuecheRROctober 20, 19275'6"160Barcelona, Anzoategui VE
Mike CuellarLLMay 8, 19376'0"165Las Villas, CU
Yo-Yo DavalilloRRJune 30, 19285'3"140Cabimas, Zulia VE
Whammy DouglasRRFebruary 17, 19356'2"185Carrboro, NC US
Miguel FernandezLR5'11"175
Jesse GonderLRJanuary 20, 19365'10"180Monticello, AR US
Tony GonzalezLRAugust 28, 19365'9"170Central Cunagua, CU
Hank IzquierdoRRMarch 20, 19315'11"175Matanzas, Matanzas CU
Jerry LaneRRFebruary 7, 19266'0"205Ashland, NY US
Gilberto LopezRR6'3"195, MX
Vicente LopezRRSeptember 24, 19285'11"160La Habana, La Habana CU
Bob MoorheadRRJanuary 23, 19386'1"208Chambersburg, PA US
Danny MorejonRRJuly 21, 19306'1"175La Habana, La Habana CU
Larry NovakLROctober 18, 19316'1"195Pocahontas, IL US
Carlos PaulaRRNovember 28, 19276'3"195La Habana, La Habana CU
Cookie RojasRRMarch 6, 19395'10"160La Habana, La Habana CU
Don RudolphLLAugust 16, 19315'11"195Baltimore, MD US
Raul SanchezRRDecember 12, 19306'0"150Marianao, La Habana CU
Lou SkizasRRJune 2, 19325'11"175Chicago, IL US
Elio TobosoRR5'10"165
Ted WieandRRApril 4, 19336'2"195Walnutport, PA 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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