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1959 Rochester Red Wings Statistics

International League (IL) - Class: AAA
Team Record: 74-80
Finished 5th in the IL
Manager: Cot Deal (0-0), Clyde King (0-0)
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Rochester, New York
Ballpark: Silver Stadium
Attendance: 256,286, Avg. 3,328
1959 Rochester Red Wings Roster

The Rochester Red Wings of the International League ended the 1959 season with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses, finishing fifth in the IL.

The Red Wings scored 711 runs and conceded 688 runs. Gene Green led Rochester with 19 home runs, while Charlie James and Billy Harrell walloped 20 or more, too. Charlie James drove in 79 runs and topped batters with significant playing time by connecting at a .300 clip. Bob Keegan paced the team with 18 wins and a team-best 3.04 ERA, best among pitchers with enough qualifying appearances.

Members of the 1959 Rochester Red Wings who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Frank Verdi, Lee Tate, George Wilson, Jim Donohue, Chuck Essegian, Luke Easter, Cot Deal, Bob Blaylock, Duke Carmel, Marshall Bridges, Bob Burda, Cal Browning, Dick Ricketts, Dick Rand, Bill Smith, Bobby Smith, Wally Shannon, Tim McCarver, Joe McClain, Lloyd Merritt, Jim McKnight, Bob Miller, Johnny O'Brien, Gene Oliver, Howie Nunn, Bill Greason, Gene Green, Billy Harrell, Dick Hughes, Charlie James, Tom Hurd and Bob Keegan.

Cot Deal and Clyde King served as manager.


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Pitching:

Player W L W% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF
Bob Keegan1810.6433.043431152234.0218897912666122705
Cal Browning1311.5424.89402970197.0195115107266521351112
Bill Smith97.5623.82261882132.014563561328481202
Howie Nunn89.4714.03261661125.012766561439875213
Bob Miller812.4003.50252072139.01446054843476413
Dick Ricketts610.3753.48221881119.011959468475106215
Marshall Bridges33.5003.5511103166.0512826140464401
Joe McClain38.2734.4346400126.015168621430665004
Bill Greason21.6675.592341058.0723736730344102
Tom Hurd22.5003.562300043.0462117419429002
Robert List101.00030.0
Jim Hiland16.1435.354331079.09850471330458113
Lloyd Merritt0070.0
Jim Donohue003.0069.0633510
Bob Blaylock01.00040.0
Totals7480.4813.99339153056901327.0137265958912044250865345320

Batting:

Player GP PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB DP HBP SH SF IBB
Charlie James1526606079618232131879103888.300.343.484.8272944657
Billy Harrell14261356480150279176953892.266.312.436.7492462545
Gene Green10242739456120242197112461.305.352.520.8722056125
Frank Verdi1154293734511016224134333.295.366.365.7311362653
Jim Frey11439133856100172114204925.296.387.456.8421541305
Wally Shannon883613205593145135013740.291.366.488.8531561304
George Wilson89275233376372123604231.270.382.472.8541100002
Dick Rand91305258256312232824548.244.361.341.7028820017
Lee Tate68267231235411021622726.234.317.307.624713245
Chuck Staniland8424121826479183622175.216.288.376.664821102
Gene Oliver462021713145132124022830.263.373.573.946982105
Bobby Smith391481431936713111317.252.265.378.643540110
Tim McCarver17737010251108133.357.384.400.784280001
Cal Browning4685797203106049.253.289.316.606250200
Ron Kabbes48123113102021080627.177.217.212.429240310
Bob Keegan3593827191003028.232.259.244.503201800
Johnny O'Brien268372111550271810.208.296.361.657261200
Jim McKnight22746681311210354.197.243.333.577220030
Bob Burda1754486122004066.250.333.292.625140000
Bill Smith28545121200170111.235.250.294.544150200
Chuck Essegian1042376112045055.297.381.6761.057250001
Duke Carmel22736461130010716.172.254.219.472140200
Joseph Christian30534281031140105.238.377.429.806180010
Joe McClain483835783016027.229.270.400.670140100
Bob Miller3748464800000125.174.191.174.36580100
Dick Ricketts2543401610020113.150.171.175.34670200
Howie Nunn2651454610040117.133.152.156.30870500
Bill Greason262926231012028.115.179.269.44870100
Jim Hiland431413120000018.154.214.154.36820000
Marshall Bridges1127272200131010.074.074.185.25950000
Allen Herring4881.125.125.125.2501
Cot Deal322000000.000.000.000.0000
Jim Donohue7220000.000.000.000.0000
Tom Hurd231110000000005.000.000.000.00000100
Lloyd Merritt7330000.000.000.000.0000
Bob Blaylock5220000.000.000.000.0000
Totals169654044833651126721846133599350460763.262.328.409.7371976026592662


Fielding:

Player Pos GP PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS%
Gene Oliver1B292367222.9928.379
Chuck Staniland1B14645051.0004.929
Wally Shannon2B811581911135.9694.309
Billy Harrell2B276078617.9585.111
Johnny O'Brien2B19415439.9695.000
Frank Verdi2B15263463.9094.000
Lee Tate2B122833081.0005.083
Frank Verdi3B85751392112.9112.518
Billy Harrell3B51317456.9552.059
Gene Green3B27143162.8821.667
Jim McKnight3B1061515.9552.100
Dick RandC784642333.9946.2443
Chuck StanilandC663382254.9865.4555
Tim McCarverC16949021.0006.4384
Gene GreenC1366431.9595.3851
Charlie JamesOF151336983.9772.285
Jim FreyOF93157742.9761.763
Gene GreenOF77128653.9641.740
George WilsonOF6997330.9711.449
Bobby SmithOF3795220.9802.622
Gene OliverOF1741111.9772.471
Duke CarmelOF17310001.0001.824
Bob BurdaOF14241001.0001.786
Joseph ChristianOF1212120.8671.083
Chuck EssegianOF10170001.0001.700
Joe McClainP46102511.972.761
Jim HilandP4331510.947.419
Cal BrowningP4093121.9521.000
Bob KeeganP34214122.9691.824
Bill SmithP2641740.840.808
Howie NunnP26102920.9511.500
Bob MillerP251233011.0001.800
Tom HurdP2321511.944.739
Bill GreasonP23610001.000.696
Dick RickettsP2291423.9201.045
Marshall BridgesP11712011.0001.727
Lloyd MerrittP7.000
Jim DonohueP6.000
Bob BlaylockP4.000
Robert ListP3.000
Billy HarrellSS71101160824.9703.676
Lee TateSS5696168718.9744.714
Ron KabbesSS374498916.9403.838
Totals154329731417136211.9702.8451300

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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