1969 Iowa Oaks Roster

American Association (AA) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 62-78
Finished 4th in the AA
Manager: Jimy Williams (62-78)
Affiliation: Oakland Athletics
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Ballpark: Sec Taylor Stadium I
Attendance: 129,432, Avg. 1,849
1969 Iowa Oaks Statistics

The Iowa Oaks of the American Association ended the 1969 season with a record of 62 wins and 78 losses, finishing fourth in the AA.

The Oaks plated 706 runs and conceded 758 runs. Rene Lachemann paced Iowa with 20 home runs, while José Morales walloped 15 or more, too. Ossie Chavarria accounted for 90 RBI. Jim Driscoll led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .286 clip. Bob Meyer topped the team with 8 wins, and Ken Sanders recorded a 3.39 ERA, tops among regular hurlers.

Freddie Velázquez, Allan Lewis, Jim Dickson, Marcel Lachemann, Jim Driscoll, Ramon Webster, Tony LaRussa, Ed Sprague, Gil Blanco, Ken Sanders, Ernie Fazio, Paul Gilliford, José Morales, Joe Rudi, Dick Egan, José Tartabull, Bill Kelso, Rene Lachemann, Bob Meyer, Vern Handrahan, Bob Duliba, Joe Nossek, Bill McNulty, Larry Elliot, George Lauzerique, Roberto Rodríguez, Tim Talton and Ossie Chavarria were all players from the 1969 Iowa Oaks who played in the Majors during their careers.

Jimy Williams served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Gil BlancoLLDecember 15, 19456'5"205Phoenix, AZ US
Geo BosworthRRNovember 20, 19445'11"180
Ossie ChavarriaRRAugust 5, 19375'11"155Colon, Colon PA
Jim DicksonLRApril 20, 19386'1"185Portland, OR US
Jim DriscollLRMay 14, 19445'11"175Medford, MA US
Bob DulibaRRJanuary 9, 19355'10"180Glen Lyon, PA US
Dick EganLLMarch 24, 19376'4"193Berkeley, CA US
Larry ElliotLLMarch 5, 19386'2"200San Diego, CA US
Ernie FazioRRJanuary 25, 19425'7"165Oakland, CA US
Paul GillifordRLJanuary 12, 19455'11"210Bryn Mawr, PA US
Orlando GomezRRJune 24, 19466'0"190Juana Diaz, PR
Vern HandrahanLRNovember 27, 19366'2"185Charlottetown, PE CA
Bill KelsoRRFebruary 19, 19406'4"215Kansas City, MO US
Marcel LachemannRRJune 13, 19416'0"185Los Angeles, CA US
Rene LachemannRRMay 4, 19456'0"198Los Angeles, CA US
Tony LaRussaRROctober 4, 19446'0"175Tampa, FL US
George LauzeriqueRRJuly 22, 19476'1"180La Habana, La Habana CU
Allan LewisSRDecember 12, 19416'0"170Colon, Colon PA
Bill McNultyRRAugust 29, 19466'4"205Sacramento, CA US
Bob MeyerRLAugust 4, 19396'2"185Toledo, OH US
José MoralesRRDecember 30, 19445'11"187Frederiksted, St. Croix VI
Wayne NortonLRNovember 13, 19426'1"188
Joe NossekRRNovember 8, 19406'0"178Cleveland, OH US
Mike OlivoRRDecember 8, 19446'2"175Copey, DO
Roberto RodríguezRRFebruary 5, 19416'3"185Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Richard RoweLLNovember 6, 19405'10"170Los Angeles, CA US
Joe RudiRRSeptember 7, 19466'2"200Modesto, CA US
Ken SandersRRJuly 8, 19415'11"168St. Louis, MO US
Joe SolimineLLJanuary 7, 19446'3"200New York, NY US
Ed SpragueRRSeptember 16, 19456'4"195Boston, MA US
Tim TaltonLRJanuary 14, 19396'3"200Pikeville, NC US
José TartabullLLNovember 27, 19385'11"165Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos CU
Freddie VelázquezRRDecember 6, 19376'1"185Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Roger WashingtonSR5'10"180
Ramon WebsterLLAugust 31, 19426'0"185Colon, Colon PA
Don YinglingRRJanuary 9, 19446'3"189

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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