1959 San Antonio Missions Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 75-70
Finished 4th in the TL
Manager: Grady Hatton (75-70)
Affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Ballpark: Mission Stadium
Attendance: 111,487, Avg. 1,538
1959 San Antonio Missions Statistics

Playoffs - San Antonio Missions 2 games, Victoria Rosebuds 0
Finals - Austin Senators 3 games, San Antonio Missions 0

The San Antonio Missions of the Texas League ended the 1959 season with a record of 75 wins and 70 losses, finishing fourth in the TL.

The Missions scored 685 runs, worst in the league, and gave up 699 runs. Lee Handley paced San Antonio with 14 home runs Ron Santo recorded 87 runs batted in and topped hitters with significant playing time with a .327 average. José Santiago led the team with 14 wins and a team-best 3.1 earned run average, tops among regular hurlers.

J C Hartman, Lou Johnson, Gordon Massa, Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Frank Ernaga, José Santiago, Footer Johnson, Grady Hatton, Dick Bertell, Jim Brewer, Nat Peeples, Joe Margoneri, Sammy Drake, John Goetz, Manny Montejo, Dave Gerard and Ron Perranoski were all players from the 1959 San Antonio Missions who played in the Majors during their careers.

Grady Hatton served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Candido AndradeRR6'2"170
Asdrubal BaroRRNovember 21, 19265'10"172Mayari, Holguin CU
Hoyt BenedictRRJuly 12, 19295'11"170
Dick BertellRRNovember 21, 19356'0"200Oak Park, IL US
Jim BrewerLLNovember 14, 19376'1"186Merced, CA US
Wayne ConnallyRRAugust 13, 19345'11"155
Richard CzekajRAugust 30, 19355'8"180Philadelphia, PA US
Alfred DiezRRMarch 22, 19346'3"185, MX
Sammy DrakeSROctober 7, 19345'11"175Little Rock, AR US
Dick DrillingRRJuly 23, 19296'2"185Fonda, IA US
Frank ErnagaRRAugust 22, 19306'1"195Susanville, CA US
Dave GerardRRAugust 6, 19366'2"205New York, NY US
Ron GoergerLLJanuary 23, 19376'2"200Tacoma, WA US
John GoetzRROctober 24, 19376'0"185Goetzville, MI US
Russ GraggLR6'1"175
Arnie HallgrenRRApril 12, 19336'1"190Windfield, AB CA
Lee HandleyRRJanuary 3, 19356'0"195Chicago, IL US
J C HartmanRRApril 15, 19346'0"175Cottonton, AL US
Grady HattonLROctober 7, 19225'8"170Beaumont, TX US
Dizzy HigginbottomLLOctober 19, 19356'4"180
Ralph HoldingRROctober 30, 19366'1"195
Footer JohnsonLLFebruary 15, 19325'11"175Dayton, OH US
Lou JohnsonRRSeptember 22, 19345'11"170Lexington, KY US
Mike LemishRRJuly 27, 19265'9"195Fort Wayne, IN US
Kenny LindleyRRJune 21, 19356'2"200Alton, IL US
Joe MargoneriLLJanuary 13, 19306'0"185Somerset, PA US
Gordon MassaLRSeptember 2, 19356'3"210Cincinnati, OH US
Manny MontejoRROctober 16, 19355'11"150Caibarien, CU
Robert MooreRR6'2"195
Kenneth MoursundRR6'2"190
Dave NewkirkRRJuly 13, 19316'3"195Blackwell, OK US
Fernando OsorioRRNovember 21, 19296'2"165Panama, Panama PA
Nat PeeplesRRJune 29, 19266'1"185Memphis, TN US
Ron PerranoskiLLApril 1, 19366'0"180Paterson, NJ US
José SantiagoRRSeptember 4, 19285'10"175Coamo, PR
Ron SantoRRFebruary 25, 19406'0"190Seattle, WA US
James SchandevelRRMarch 15, 19376'1"175
Bill SchmidtRR5'11"180
Allen ShawRR5'11"174
Billy WilliamsLRJune 15, 19386'1"175Whistler, AL 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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