1959 Palatka Redlegs Roster

Florida State League (FSL) - Class: D
Team Record: 74-62
Finished 3rd in the FSL
Manager: Clem Koshorek (0-0), Tony Pacheco (0-0)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Redlegs
Location: Palatka, Florida
Ballpark: Azalea Bowl
Attendance: 27,989, Avg. 412
1959 Palatka Redlegs Statistics

The Palatka Redlegs of the Florida State League ended the 1959 season with a record of 74 wins and 62 losses, finishing third in the FSL.

The Redlegs scored 734 runs and yielded 646 runs. Albert Bullock led Palatka with 12 home runs Mario Zambrano accounted for 86 RBI and topped all regular batters by hitting .332. Gilberto Lopez paced the squad with 22 wins, while Vic Davalillo added 15 or more wins, too Vic Davalillo recorded a 2.45 ERA, tops among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1959 Palatka Redlegs who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Tommy Helms, Vic Davalillo and Clem Koshorek.

Clem Koshorek and Tony Pacheco served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Benny BainRLJuly 30, 19386'0"170
Wyatt BooneRL6'2"190
Albert BullockRRDecember 17, 19365'8"157Meridian, MS US
Herbie BurnetteRRFebruary 27, 19385'10"185
Jim CarneyRRDecember 30, 19376'4"220Birmingham, AL US
Donald ColleyRRJune 24, 19406'1"185
Vic DavalilloLLJuly 30, 19395'7"150Churuguara, Falcon VE
Ivan DavisRR5'9"180
Martin DihigoRRSeptember 17, 19426'2"185
Gene ElsnerLL6'0"185
Robert FamousR5'11"170
Pedro FernandezRRMay 4, 19416'0"178
Tommy HelmsRRMay 5, 19415'10"165Charlotte, NC US
William HurstRR6'7"235
Juan IglesiasRR6'1"160
Clem KoshorekRRJune 20, 19255'4"165Royal Oak, MI US
Gilberto LopezRR6'3"195, MX
Ted MaleyLRMarch 7, 19396'0"200
Jesse MerrellRR6'6"195
Vladimir MirabalRR6'0"165
Bruce MontgomeryRR6'1"165
Jose PadillaRR5'11"165
Elio RibetRR6'2"185
Gene SheetsRRAugust 17, 19406'0"175
William ShepherdLRJuly 1, 19386'6"195
Regis SimpsonR6'0"195
Amiel SolomonSLMarch 13, 19336'3"185
Adolfo SuarezRR5'10"180
Lester TempleRR6'0"200
Ken TuccoriRR6'2"195
Paul UmbergRR5'11"185
Lawrence VaughnLRAugust 1, 19376'0"180
Charles WatsonLL6'1"180
William WilkersonRL6'3"165
Mario ZambranoRRMarch 4, 19385'11"170Central Union, CU

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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