1969 Pittsfield Red Sox Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 68-72
Finished 4th in the EL
Manager: Billy Gardner (68-72)
Affiliation: Boston Red Sox
Location: Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Ballpark: Wahconah Stadium (Park)
Attendance: 79,642, Avg. 1,138
1969 Pittsfield Red Sox Statistics

Playoffs - Pittsfield Red Sox 1 game, York Pirates 0 - All further games cancelled due to bad weather and poor attendance.

The Pittsfield Red Sox of the Eastern League ended the 1969 season with a record of 68 wins and 72 losses, finishing fourth in the EL.

The Red Sox scored 590 runs and conceded 577 runs. Frank Austin led Pittsfield with 15 home runs Frank Austin and Fred Wolcott each recorded 75 runs batted in. John Mason paced hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .290 clip. Ken Wright topped the squad with 12 wins, while Tom Parsons recorded a 2.25 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1969 Pittsfield Red Sox who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Chris Coletta, Buddy Hunter, Carlton Fisk, Dick Mills, Billy Gardner, Ken Wright, Rick Miller, Fred Wenz, Dave Gray, Bill Lee and Tom Parsons.

Billy Gardner served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Frank AustinRRNovember 16, 19455'10"180Tempe, AZ US
Edward BairdRR6'4"220
Carl BotezeRROctober 31, 19455'11"185
Mike BuddLROctober 9, 19425'10"175Siler City, NC US
John ButlerRRJuly 13, 19425'10"172Valdosta, GA US
Chris ColettaLLAugust 2, 19445'11"190Brooklyn, NY US
Donald DillyRRFebruary 4, 19446'1"200Muskegon, MI US
Paul DowdLRSeptember 14, 19466'0"190Detroit, MI US
Stephen EaganRROctober 7, 19465'11"210Topeka, KS US
Carlton FiskRRDecember 26, 19476'3"200Bellows Falls, VT US
Jack GainesLLJanuary 27, 19456'1"165Portsmouth, VA US
Billy GardnerRRJuly 19, 19276'0"170Waterford, CT US
Dave GrayRRJanuary 7, 19436'1"190Ogden, UT US
John HamiltonRRApril 25, 19505'11"160
Raymond HenningsenRRAugust 7, 19455'9"145Omaha, NE US
Buddy HunterRRAugust 9, 19475'10"170Omaha, NE US
Richard JacksonLRMay 20, 19465'11"190Los Angeles, CA US
Bill LeeLLDecember 28, 19466'3"205Burbank, CA US
John MasonRRFebruary 14, 19456'0"175Kingsville, TX US
Raul MercadoRRApril 8, 19436'2"185Sabana Grande, PR
Rick MillerLLApril 19, 19486'0"175Grand Rapids, MI US
Dick MillsRRJanuary 29, 19456'3"195Boston, MA US
John MountainLLFebruary 10, 19455'9"160Cambridge, MA US
Tom ParsonsRRSeptember 13, 19396'7"210Lakeville, CT US
Charles PredigerRRDecember 8, 19466'3"196Philadelphia, PA US
Juan RamosRRMarch 28, 19465'10"160Santurce, PR
Daniel RudanovichRRSeptember 20, 19445'10"175St. Louis, MO US
James RussinRRDecember 9, 19406'4"200Morristown, NJ US
Katsuhiro ShitanishiRRMay 23, 19435'8"160Fresno, CA US
Curtis SuchanRRAugust 11, 19505'11"185
James ThomasSLDecember 9, 19446'2"207Sacramento, CA US
James ThorntonRRJanuary 16, 19446'2"195Escondido, CA US
Ivy WashingtonLRMay 16, 19456'1"165Independence, LA US
Fred WenzRRAugust 26, 19416'3"214Bound Brook, NJ US
Fred WolcottRROctober 13, 19435'11"180Wyandotte, MI US
Ken WrightRRSeptember 4, 19466'2"210Pensacola, FL 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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