1959 Victoria Rosebuds Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 86-60
Finished 1st in the TL
Manager: Pete Reiser (86-60)
Affiliation: Los Angeles Dodgers
Location: Victoria, Texas
Ballpark: Toros Stadium:
Attendance: 86,040, Avg. 1,179
1959 Victoria Rosebuds Statistics

Playoffs - San Antonio Missions 2 games, Victoria Rosebuds 0

The Victoria Rosebuds of the Texas League ended the 1959 season with a record of 86 wins and 60 losses, finishing first in the TL.

The Rosebuds tallied 759 runs and gave up 639 runs. Carl Warwick walloped 35 home runs for Victoria, while Don Miles, Frank Howard and Charley Smith each added 15 or more, too. Carl Warwick drove in 94 runs and topped all regular hitters by connecting at a .331 clip. C. B. Beringer paced the team with 19 wins, plus Ford Young, too contributed 15 or more wins, too C. B. Beringer registered a 3.35 earned run average, leading regular hurlers.

Members of the 1959 Victoria Rosebuds who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Butch McCord, Felipe Montemayor, Carl Warwick, Ed Rakow, Ramón Conde, Charley Smith, Larry Burright, Ralph Mauriello, Don Miles, Marvin Williams, Dick Scott and Frank Howard.

Pete Reiser served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Wade ArnoldLRFebruary 27, 19365'9"178
Joe BaligaRRMarch 20, 19335'10"190
Hoyt BenedictRRJuly 12, 19295'11"170
C. B. BeringerRRAugust 14, 19286'0"185Bellwood, NE US
Scott BreedenRRSeptember 17, 19376'2"210Charlottesville, VA US
Larry BurrightRRJuly 10, 19375'11"170Roseville, IL US
Jose CesarRRSeptember 25, 19375'11"165
Ramón CondeRRDecember 29, 19345'8"172Juana Diaz, PR
John FaucettRRMarch 12, 19286'0"185
Dan GattaRRApril 19, 19355'10"185Niles, OH US
Jimmie HarwellRRJanuary 23, 19396'2"200
Frank HowardRRAugust 8, 19366'7"255Columbus, OH US
Bill LachemannLRApril 5, 19345'9"190Los Angeles, CA US
Ralph MaurielloRRAugust 25, 19346'3"195Brooklyn, NY US
Butch McCordLLNovember 2, 19255'10"175Nashville, TN US
Melvin McGavockRRMarch 31, 19376'3"200
Don MilesLLMarch 13, 19366'1"210Indianapolis, IN US
Felipe MontemayorLLFebruary 7, 19286'2"185Monterrey, Nuevo Leon MX
Chuck PageRRMarch 28, 19365'11"175Hillsdale, OK US
William ParsonsLR6'1"180
John PfeifferRJuly 5, 19316'1"185Chicago, IL US
Juan PiedraLLSeptember 8, 19385'11"172Marianao, CU
Ed RakowSRMay 30, 19355'11"178Pittsburgh, PA US
Ed RichardsonLRMay 24, 19335'9"165
George SackeyRR6'3"190, PA
Wayne SchaperRR6'6"195
Ronald SchmittRR6'2"175
Dick ScottRLMarch 15, 19336'2"185Portsmouth, NH US
Charley SmithRRSeptember 15, 19376'1"170Charleston, SC US
Charles SpellRROctober 21, 19386'2"185
Ed StrichekRRJuly 4, 19355'11"165Youngstown, OH US
Rick WarrenLLJune 17, 19395'10"160New York, NY US
Carl WarwickRLFebruary 27, 19375'10"170Dallas, TX US
Jimmy WilliamsRRMay 25, 19265'10"180Toronto, ON CA
Marvin WilliamsRRFebruary 12, 19206'0"190Houston, TX US
Ford YoungRR6'1"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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