1959 Sanford Greyhounds Roster

Florida State League (FSL) - Class: D
Team Record: 33-97
Finished 6th in the FSL
Manager: Packy Rogers (0-0), Ed Barbarito (0-0), Joe Abernethy (0-0)
Affiliation: Washington Senators
Location: Sanford, Florida
Ballpark: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 21,828, Avg. 336
1959 Sanford Greyhounds Statistics

The Sanford Greyhounds of the Florida State League ended the 1959 season with a record of 33 wins and 97 losses, finishing sixth in the FSL.

The Greyhounds scored 473 runs, worst in the league, and surrendered 803 runs, most in the circuit. Jacinto Vento drove in 47 runs. Conrado Lezcano paced hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .270 clip. Joe Bonikowski topped the team with 7 wins and a team-best 3.51 earned run average, best among regular hurlers.

Jake Jacobs and Joe Bonikowski both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Packy Rogers, Ed Barbarito and Joe Abernethy served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Joe AbernethyRRMay 21, 19346'1"190Newton, NC US
James AleshireRRMay 29, 19396'1"185
Miguel AlvarezRR5'10"145
Larry BagwellLJanuary 24, 19376'1"185
Ed BarbaritoSRApril 24, 19285'8"175
Joe BonikowskiRRJanuary 16, 19416'0"175Philadelphia, PA US
Russell BuhiteLLJuly 19, 19385'10"172
Alejandro CastroRRMarch 5, 19356'5"170
Julian CastroRRFebruary 1, 19336'3"200
Charles CaudillRMarch 29, 19376'0"180
Angelo CundariRR6'2"190
Gene ElsnerLL6'0"185
Antonio GonzalezRR5'8"170
John HaggertySL6'1"175
Charles HildnerR6'1"195
Craig HoffmanRR6'2"175
Bill HubbardL6'1"170
Frank HurttRR6'1"170
Jake JacobsRRJune 9, 19376'0"175Youngstown, OH US
Charles JohnsonRR6'2"185
Joe KaiserRRDecember 21, 19386'1"190Fredericksburg, TX US
Robert KeyesR6'1"195
Jack KeysRRJanuary 20, 19395'11"185
Joel KigerLLJanuary 15, 19385'11"175Westfield, NC US
Alan LameyRRJune 25, 19375'11"175Libby, MT US
Conrado LezcanoRR6'1"197
Jack MooreRRAugust 6, 19396'1"190Brentwood, MD US
Grover MullisRRAugust 27, 19396'2"195Charlotte, NC US
Emilio NaranjoRR5'10"175
Mickey NobleRJanuary 27, 19376'1"205Mimeko, ON CA
Edilio OlivaRRJune 3, 19396'1"185Central Portugalete, Havana CU
Jerry PatenaudeLLAugust 6, 19406'1"180
Gerald PatrickRAugust 17, 19366'0"180
Robert PearsonRR6'1"175
Pedro PerezRR5'10"160
Jose PortoLL5'11"190
George QuinnR5'10"170
Pedro SierraRRJuly 26, 19386'1"185La Habana, La Habana CU
Sam ThompsonLLJuly 7, 19376'1"174Columbia, SC US
Orlando ValdesRR5'11"170
Waldo VeloRRJuly 4, 19385'10"150La Habana, La Habana CU
Jacinto VentoRR5'11"155
Graydon Watkins
William WatkinsLR6'0"175
John WilcoxRL6'2"190
Peter ZeckLL6'1"190

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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