1969 Reading Phillies Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 81-59
Finished 2nd in the EL
Manager: Bob Wellman (81-59)
Affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Ballpark: First Energy Stadium
Attendance: 69,350, Avg. 991
1969 Reading Phillies Statistics

Playoffs - Elmira Pioneers 1 game, Reading Phillies 0

The Reading Phillies of the Eastern League ended the 1969 season with a record of 81 wins and 59 losses, finishing second in the EL.

The Phillies paced the league with 722 runs, spearheaded by 98 home runs. Reading surrendered 564 runs. Ron Allen led the team with 25 home runs, and Hank McGraw walloped 20 or more, too. Ron Allen recorded 97 runs batted in. Robert Kelly topped all regular hitters by hitting .323. Ken Reynolds and Jack Nutter paced the squad with 16 wins each, while Chris Heintz recorded a 2.95 ERA, best among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1969 Reading Phillies who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Dave Bennett, Bill Laxton, Howie Bedell, John Vukovich, Ron Allen, Leroy Reams, Ron Diorio, Ken Reynolds, Gene Leek and Gene Stone.

Bob Wellman served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Ron AllenSRDecember 23, 19436'3"205Wampum, PA US
Howie BedellLRSeptember 29, 19356'1"185Clearfield, PA US
Dave BennettRRNovember 7, 19456'5"195Berkeley, CA US
Harold ClemRRMarch 12, 19466'3"160Shawnee, OK US
Ron CoxRRDecember 9, 19406'4"205Columbia, MO US
Ron DiorioRRJuly 15, 19466'6"212Waterbury, CT US
Jackie DisherLLOctober 29, 19445'10"175Charleston, SC US
Michael EverettRLMay 28, 19466'3"195
John FouseRRApril 4, 19426'3"220
John FrancisRRDecember 15, 19455'10"180
Donald HammittRROctober 18, 19436'1"160Spencer, IA US
Chris HeintzLLJanuary 28, 19446'2"180San Francisco, CA US
Smith HollandRR5'11"170
John JagutisSRJune 24, 19455'10"168
Robert KellyLRAugust 9, 19445'11"170
Steven KolinskyRRNovember 30, 19436'2"190
Bill LaxtonLLJanuary 5, 19486'1"190Camden, NJ US
Gene LeekRRJuly 15, 19366'0"185San Diego, CA US
Patrick LocantoRRSeptember 16, 19465'9"155
Hank McGrawRRJanuary 26, 19436'2"197Oakland, CA US
Stump MerrillLRFebruary 25, 19445'8"185Brunswick, ME US
Charles MurrayLRSeptember 8, 19436'0"175
Jack NutterRRJune 19, 19426'1"170
Leroy ReamsLRAugust 11, 19436'2"175Pine Bluff, AR US
Ken ReynoldsLLJanuary 4, 19476'0"180Trevose, PA US
Richard SadlerRR6'2"205
Gary SchlieveRRSeptember 29, 19446'3"185
Pat SkrableSRJanuary 18, 19486'0"185
Gene StoneLLJanuary 16, 19445'11"190Burbank, CA US
John VukovichRRJuly 31, 19476'1"187Sacramento, CA US
Gary WeldonRRApril 21, 19456'3"195

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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