1959 Savannah Reds Roster

South Atlantic League (SAL) - Class: A
Team Record: 67-73
Finished 6th in the SAL
Manager: Bob Wellman (0-0), Jack Cassini (0-0)
Affiliation: Cincinnati Redlegs
Location: Savannah, Georgia
Ballpark: Grayson Stadium
Attendance: 54,212, Avg. 774
1959 Savannah Reds Statistics

The Savannah Reds of the South Atlantic League ended the 1959 season with a record of 67 wins and 73 losses, finishing sixth in the SAL.

The Reds scored 610 runs and conceded 677 runs. Cliff Cook walloped 32 home runs for Savannah and drove in 100 runs. Thomas St. John paced all regular batters with a .283 average. Duane Richards topped the team with 16 wins, while James Sprankle also added 15 or more wins also Duane Richards registered a 3.2 earned run average, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1959 Savannah Reds who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Cliff Cook, Bobby Henrich, Don Nicholas, Juan Delis, Duane Richards, Joe Azcue, Bob Moorhead, Joe Gaines, Bob Wellman, Clem Koshorek and Ted Tappe.

Bob Wellman and Jack Cassini served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Andrés AyónRROctober 22, 19365'10"160La Habana, La Habana CU
Joe AzcueRRAugust 18, 19396'0"190Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos CU
William BeckRRJune 21, 19385'11"180
Bob CampbellRRSeptember 15, 19366'2"190Los Angeles, CA US
Cliff CookRRAugust 20, 19366'0"185Dallas, TX US
Ron CooperLRJanuary 17, 19355'11"180
Juan DelisRRFebruary 27, 19285'11"170Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de Cuba CU
Robert DobzanskiRR6'0"195
Joe GainesRRNovember 22, 19366'1"190Bryan, TX US
Bobby HenrichRRDecember 24, 19386'1"185Lawrence, KS US
Kenneth HommelRRFebruary 8, 19325'11"170Queens, NY US
William HurstRR6'7"235
Jim JonesSLMarch 4, 19386'1"190Tacoma, WA US
Dick KennedyRRApril 9, 19365'11"190Evans City, PA US
Clem KoshorekRRJune 20, 19255'4"165Royal Oak, MI US
Bob KropRRAugust 5, 19386'0"200Plains, PA US
Kendon MallorySRFebruary 14, 19386'4"192
Bob MoorheadRRJanuary 23, 19386'1"208Chambersburg, PA US
Don NicholasLROctober 30, 19305'7"150Phoenix, AZ US
Francisco ObregonRRDecember 17, 19365'9"170Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Witty QuintanaRMarch 17, 19335'11"175Banos Oriente, CU
Larry RancourtLROctober 20, 19366'0"185
Duane RichardsRRDecember 16, 19366'3"200Spartanburg, IN US
Bobby RisenhooverRLAugust 13, 19376'2"190
William SchimchakR5'11"175
John SmithSRNovember 25, 19346'1"160Cocoa, FL US
James SprankleRRJuly 22, 19356'1"190Lafayette, IN US
Thomas St. JohnLR6'0"175
Ted TappeLRFebruary 2, 19316'3"185Seattle, WA US
Gail ThomasRRAugust 1, 19346'0"185
Steven WatsonRRDecember 25, 19376'1"185Salt Lake City, UT US
Bob WellmanRRJuly 15, 19256'4"210Norwood, OH US
John ZeleznockR6'1"185

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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