1959 Paris Lakers Roster

Midwest League (MWL) - Class: D
Team Record: 57-68
Finished 6th in the MWL
Manager: Rube Walker (57-68)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: Paris, Illinois
Ballpark: Laker Stadium
Attendance: 33,209, Avg. 531
1959 Paris Lakers Statistics

The Paris Lakers of the Midwest League ended the 1959 season with a record of 57 wins and 68 losses, finishing sixth in the MWL.

The Lakers scored 670 runs and conceded 747 runs. Daniel Combs led Paris with 14 home runs and drove in 82 runs. Terry Jones paced all regular batters with a .298 average. Johnnie Seale topped the team with 15 wins, while Morrie Steevens registered a 3.36 earned run average, best among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Harvey Branch, Dick Burwell, Moe Morhardt, Tony Balsamo, Morrie Steevens, Johnnie Seale and Nelson Mathews were all players from the 1959 Paris Lakers who played in the Majors during their careers.

Rube Walker served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Tony BalsamoRRNovember 21, 19376'2"185Brooklyn, NY US
Steve BolickLROctober 30, 19396'4"180
Harvey BranchRLFebruary 8, 19396'0"175Memphis, TN US
Dick BurwellRRJanuary 23, 19406'1"190Alton, IL US
Daniel CombsRRJanuary 3, 19396'2"195
Gary CowanLRMay 11, 19396'4"190
Robert DavisonRR5'11"172
Joseph DeLongRR6'0"160
Frank DeMossRRMay 31, 19375'9"160
Ralph DiLulloRR5'10"172Capragotta, IT
Lawrence DorseyRR6'3"182
Mark FlynnRR5'8"155
Arthur GardnerR5'11"160
Gordon GoreLR6'0"200
John GraySR6'1"185
Allen HenryRR5'11"175
Terry JonesLR5'10"185
Jesse JoyceLR6'1"183
Robert MainesLLMarch 25, 19386'2"190
Nelson MathewsRRJuly 21, 19416'4"195Columbia, IL US
Jack MerrittRR5'9"165
Moe MorhardtLLJanuary 16, 19376'1"185Manchester, CT US
Jerry NauertRMay 24, 19395'11"200
Eugene PettyRR6'2"195
Gary PitcherRRMay 8, 19396'1"185
Jim PurslowLOctober 20, 19375'9"185
Johnnie SealeLLNovember 14, 19385'10"155Edgewater, CO US
Max SherrillRRJuly 6, 19386'3"220Stanley, NC US
Morrie SteevensLLOctober 7, 19406'2"175Salem, IL US
Ronald VingleLL6'0"200
Rube WalkerLRMarch 7, 19296'0"195Lenoir, NC 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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