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MLB Debuts1959 Season
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Jim Baxes made his MLB debut in 1959
Listing of all players who made their Major League debut during the 1959 season. The list is organized by hitters and pitchers and includes basic biographical information and statistics.

Batting Debuts -- Pitching Debuts


1959 Batting Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSO
George AltmanOF1959-04-11box - pbp26.0226-4 200 L-R 1933-03-20 Goldsboro,North Carolina
1955-   UDFA-CHN
312-------1
Sparky Anderson2B1959-04-10box - pbp25.0475-9 170 R-R 1934-02-22 Bridgewater,South Dakota
1953-   UDFA-BRO
4-1---1----
Jim Baxes2B-3B1959-04-11box - pbp30.2806-1 190 R-R 1928-07-05 San Francisco,California
1947-   UDFA-BRO
3-1--------
Fritz BrickellSS1959-06-18box - pbp24.0915-5 157 R-R 1935-03-19 Wichita,Kansas   -----------
Duke CarmelOF-1B1959-09-11box - pbp22.1416-3 202 L-L 1937-04-23 New York,New York
1955-   UDFA-SLN
3---------1
Cam CarreonC1959-09-27box - pbp22.0526-0 198 R-R 1937-08-06 Colton,California
1956-   UDFA-CHA
1----------
Joe ChristopherOF1959-05-29box - pbp23.1685-10 176 R-R 1935-12-13 Frederiksted,Virgin Islands
1955-   UDFA-PIT
5---------3
Gordy Coleman1B1959-09-19box - pbp25.0766-2 218 L-R 1934-07-05 Rockville,Maryland
1953-   UDFA-CLE
111-1------
Cliff Cook3B-OF1959-09-09box - pbp23.0206-0 188 R-R 1936-08-20 Dallas,Texas
1955-   UDFA-CIN
2------1---
Chuck Cottier2B1959-04-17box - pbp23.1005-10 175 R-R 1936-01-08 Delta,Colorado
1954-   UDFA-BAL
3--------11
Tommy DavisOF1959-09-22box - pbp20.1856-2 205 R-R 1939-03-21 Brooklyn,New York
1956-   UDFA-BRO
1---------1
Steve Demeter3B1959-07-29box - pbp24.1835-9 185 R-R 1935-01-27 Homer City,Pennsylvania
1953-   UDFA-DET
2-11--1----
Don DillardOF1959-04-24box - pbp22.1066-1 200 L-R 1937-01-08 Greenville,South Carolina
1955-   UDFA-CLE
1----------
Dan DobbekOF1959-09-09box - pbp24.2776-0 195 L-R 1934-12-06 Ontonagon,Michigan
1955-   UDFA-WS1
4-1--------
Don Eaddy3B1959-04-24box - pbp25.0675-11 165 R-R 1934-02-16 Grand Rapids,Michigan
1955-   UDFA-CHN
-1---------
John EastonH1959-04-19box - pbp26.0466-2 185 R-R 1933-03-04 Trenton,New Jersey   1---------1
Buddy GilbertOF1959-09-09box - pbp24.0456-3 195 L-R 1935-07-26 Knoxville,Tennessee
1954-   UDFA-CIN
4----------
Don Gile1B-C1959-09-25box - pbp24.1596-6 220 R-R 1935-04-19 Modesto,California
1955-   UDFA-BOS
2-1---1---1
Pumpsie Green2B-SS1959-07-21box - pbp25.2676-0 175 B-R 1933-10-27 Oakland,California
1956-   UDFA-BOS
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Joe HicksOF1959-09-18box - pbp26.1646-0 180 L-R 1933-04-07 Ivy,Virginia
1953-   UDFA-CHA
3---------1
Ken HuntOF1959-09-10box - pbp25.0596-1 205 R-R 1934-07-13 Grand Forks,North Dakota
1952-   UDFA-NYA
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Gene Leek3B1959-04-22box - pbp22.2816-0 185 R-R 1936-07-15 San Diego,California
1959-   UDFA-CLE
422--12--1-
Jim MahoneySS1959-07-28box - pbp25.0636-0 175 R-R 1934-05-26 Englewood,New Jersey
1953-   UDFA-PHI
4---------1
Jerry MallettOF1959-09-19box - pbp24.0016-5 208 R-R 1935-09-18 Bonne Terre,Missouri
1957-   UDFA-BOS
311--------
J.C. MartinC1959-09-10box - pbp22.2716-2 200 L-R 1936-12-13 Axton,Virginia
1956-   UDFA-CHA
1---------1
Lee MayeOF1959-07-17box - pbp24.2186-2 190 L-R 1934-12-11 Tuscaloosa,Alabama
1954-   UDFA-MLB
5-2-------2
Roger McCardellC1959-05-08box - pbp26.2526-0 200 R-R 1932-08-29 Gorsuch Mills,Maryland
1950-   UDFA-BSN
2----------
Tim McCarverC1959-09-11box - pbp17.3306-1 195 L-R 1941-10-16 Memphis,Tennessee
1959-   UDFA-SLN
4----------
Willie McCovey1B1959-07-30box - pbp21.2016-4 210 L-L 1938-01-10 Mobile,Alabama
1955-   UDFA-NY1
434-2-2----
Joe Morgan3B1959-04-14box - pbp28.1465-10 170 L-R 1930-11-19 Walpole,Massachusetts
1952-   UDFA-BSN
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Charlie O'RourkeH1959-06-16box - pbp21.3596-2 195 L-L 1937-06-22 Walla Walla,Washington
1959-   UDFA-SLN
1----------
Gene OliverC-1B1959-06-06box - pbp24.0766-2 225 R-R 1935-03-22 Moline,Illinois
1956-   UDFA-SLN
4---------2
Jose PaganSS-3B1959-08-04box - pbp24.0915-9 165 R-R 1935-05-05 Barceloneta,Puerto Rico
1955-   UDFA-NY1
1----------
Bob Saverine2B-OF1959-09-12box - pbp18.1025-9 165 B-R 1941-06-02 Norwalk,Connecticut
1959-   UDFA-BAL
-1---------
Wally Shannon2B-SS1959-07-09box - pbp26.1676-0 178 L-R 1933-01-23 Cleveland,Ohio
1951-   UDFA-SLN
1----------
Norm SherryC1959-04-12box - pbp27.2715-11 181 R-R 1931-07-16 New York,New York
1950-   UDFA-BRO
3-1---2----
Barry ShetroneOF1959-07-27box - pbp21.0216-2 190 L-R 1938-07-06 Baltimore,Maryland
1956-   UDFA-BAL
422-1------
Ron ShoopC1959-08-22box - pbp27.3385-11 180 R-R 1931-09-19 Rural Valley,Pennsylvania
1951-   UDFA-DET
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Russ SnyderOF1959-04-18box - pbp24.3006-1 190 L-R 1934-06-22 Oak,Nebraska
1953-   UDFA-NYA
1----------
Al SpanglerOF1959-09-16box - pbp26.0706-0 175 L-L 1933-07-08 Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
1954-   UDFA-MLB
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Fred ValentineOF1959-09-07box - pbp24.2316-1 190 B-R 1935-01-19 Clarksdale,Mississippi
1956-   UDFA-BAL
3----------
Zoilo VersallesSS1959-08-01box - pbp19.2275-10 150 R-R 1939-12-18 Veldado,Cuba
1958-   UDFA-WS1
4---------3
Ray Webster2B1959-04-17box - pbp21.1536-0 175 R-R 1937-11-15 Grass Valley,California
1958-   UDFA-CLE
2---------1
Billy WilliamsOF1959-08-06box - pbp21.0526-1 175 L-R 1938-06-15 Whistler,Alabama
1956-   UDFA-CHN
4-----1---1
Maury WillsSS-3B1959-06-09box - pbp26.2505-11 170 B-R 1932-10-02 Washington,District of Columbia
1951-   UDFA-BRO
4---------1
Gordie WindhornOF1959-09-10box - pbp25.2656-1 185 R-R 1933-12-19 Watseka,Illinois
1952-   UDFA-NY1
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1959 Pitching Debuts

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Player NamePosDateBoxAgeHt Wt B-T BornDate Place Draft InformationIPHRERHRBBSO
Rudy AriasP1959-04-10box - pbp27.3095-10 165 L-L 1931-06-06 Las Vilas,Cuba
1953-   UDFA-CHA
0.1100000
Jim BaileyP1959-09-10box - pbp24.2686-2 210 B-L 1934-12-16 Strawberry Plains,Tennessee
1956-   UDFA-CIN
7.21166154
Gary BlaylockP1959-04-10box - pbp27.1826-0 196 R-R 1931-10-11 Clarkton,Missouri
1950-   UDFA-SLN
0.0000000
Marshall BridgesP1959-06-17box - pbp28.0156-1 180 B-L 1931-06-02 Jackson,Mississippi
1953-   UDFA-NY1
5.1511026
Ernie BroglioP1959-04-11box - pbp23.2286-2 200 R-R 1935-08-27 Berkeley,California
1954-   UDFA-CIN
6.0533064
Jim BronstadP1959-06-07box - pbp22.3506-3 196 R-R 1936-06-22 Fort Worth,Texas
1955-   UDFA-NYA
1.0000010
Bob BruceP1959-09-14box - pbp26.1196-3 210 R-R 1933-05-18 Detroit,Michigan
1953-   UDFA-DET
1.0000020
Mike CuellarP1959-04-18box - pbp21.3455-11 175 L-L 1937-05-08 Santa Clara,Cuba
1957-   UDFA-CIN
2.0465144
Jerry DavieP1959-04-14box - pbp26.0636-0 180 R-R 1933-02-10 Detroit,Michigan
1952-   UDFA-DET
1.0000011
Ed DonnellyP1959-08-01box - pbp24.2346-0 175 R-R 1934-12-10 Allen,Michigan
1956-   UDFA-KC1
3.0521012
Bob DulibaP1959-08-11box - pbp24.2145-10 185 R-R 1935-01-09 Glen Lyon,Pennsylvania
1953-   UDFA-SLN
2.0200001
Eddie FisherP1959-06-22box - pbp22.3416-2 200 R-R 1936-07-16 Shreveport,Louisiana
1958-   UDFA-SFN
7.0311013
Jack FisherP1959-04-14box - pbp20.0416-2 215 R-R 1939-03-04 Frostburg,Maryland
1957-   UDFA-BAL
3.0742025
Mark FreemanP1959-04-18box - pbp28.1326-4 220 R-R 1930-12-07 Memphis,Tennessee
1952-   UDFA-NYA
3.0422001
John GablerP1959-09-18box - pbp28.3516-2 165 B-R 1930-10-02 Kansas City,Missouri
1949-   UDFA-NYA
7.2622056
Bob GibsonP1959-04-15box - pbp23.1586-1 195 R-R 1935-11-09 Omaha,Nebraska
1957-   UDFA-SLN
2.0222100
Bob GiggieP1959-05-11box - pbp25.2716-1 200 R-R 1933-08-13 Dorchester,Massachusetts
1951-   UDFA-BSN
1.0000010
Eli GrbaP1959-07-10box - pbp24.3356-2 207 R-R 1934-08-09 Chicago,Illinois
1952-   UDFA-BOS
1.0000001
Fred GreenP1959-04-15box - pbp25.2136-4 190 R-L 1933-09-14 Titusville,New Jersey
1952-   UDFA-PIT
2.0322113
Bob HartmanP1959-04-26box - pbp21.2415-11 185 R-L 1937-08-28 Kenosha,Wisconsin
1955-   UDFA-MLB
0.0211010
Tom HughesP1959-09-13box - pbp25.0006-2 180 L-R 1934-09-13 -
1954-   UDFA-SLN
2.2553221
Al JacksonP1959-05-03box - pbp23.1305-10 169 L-L 1935-12-25 Waco,Texas
1955-   UDFA-PIT
2.0311002
Ben JohnsonP1959-09-06box - pbp28.1136-2 190 R-R 1931-05-16 Greenwood,South Carolina
1949-   UDFA-BSN
5.2111112
Jim KaatP1959-08-02box - pbp20.2686-4 217 L-L 1938-11-07 Zeeland,Michigan
1957-   UDFA-WS1
2.2231030
Ed KeeganP1959-08-24box - pbp20.0476-3 165 R-R 1939-07-08 Camden,New Jersey
1957-   UDFA-PHI
0.1244040
Evans KilleenP1959-09-07box - pbp23.1936-0 190 R-R 1936-02-27 Brooklyn,New York
1955-   UDFA-KC1
2.0111031
Jack KralickP1959-04-15box - pbp23.3196-2 180 L-L 1935-06-01 Youngstown,Ohio
1955-   UDFA-CHA
1.0000022
Marty KutynaP1959-09-19box - pbp26.3096-0 190 R-R 1932-11-14 Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
1953-   UDFA-SLN
2.0200010
Bobby LockeP1959-06-18box - pbp25.1075-11 185 R-R 1934-03-03 Rowes Run,Pennsylvania
1953-   UDFA-CLE
5.2755241
Tom McAvoyP1959-09-27box - pbp23.0466-3 200 L-L 1936-08-12 Brooklyn,New York
1956-   UDFA-WS1
2.2100020
Ken McBrideP1959-08-04box - pbp23.3586-0 195 R-R 1935-08-12 Huntsville,Alabama
1954-   UDFA-BOS
7.1531073
Howie NunnP1959-04-11box - pbp23.1766-0 173 R-R 1935-10-18 Westfield,North Carolina
1954-   UDFA-SLN
1.0222022
Jim PerryP1959-04-23box - pbp23.1766-4 200 B-R 1935-10-30 Williamston,North Carolina
1956-   UDFA-CLE
4.2744041
Gary PetersP1959-09-10box - pbp22.1426-2 200 L-L 1937-04-21 Grove City,Pennsylvania
1956-   UDFA-CHA
1.0200001
Jim ProctorP1959-09-14box - pbp24.0056-0 165 R-R 1935-09-09 Brandywine,Maryland
1955-   UDFA-DET
2.0411010
Claude RaymondP1959-04-15box - pbp21.3435-10 175 R-R 1937-05-07 St. Jean,Quebec
1955-   UDFA-MLB
2.0222111
Marshall RenfroeP1959-09-27box - pbp23.1256-0 180 L-L 1936-05-25 Century,Florida
1954-   UDFA-PHI
2.0366133
Dick RickettsP1959-06-14box - pbp25.1926-7 215 L-R 1933-12-04 Pottstown,Pennsylvania
1955-   UDFA-SLN
7.1733066
Joe SchaffernothP1959-04-15box - pbp21.2526-4 195 R-R 1937-08-06 Trenton,New Jersey
1956-   UDFA-CHN
1.0100002
Chris ShortP1959-04-19box - pbp21.2126-4 205 R-L 1937-09-19 Milford,Delaware
1957-   UDFA-PHI
3.2455033
Gene SnyderP1959-04-26box - pbp28.0265-11 175 R-L 1931-03-31 York,Pennsylvania
1950-   UDFA-PHI
3.1520014
Joe StankaP1959-09-02box - pbp28.0416-5 201 R-R 1931-07-23 Hammon,Oklahoma
1950-   UDFA-BRO
3.1111042
Wes StockP1959-04-19box - pbp25.0096-2 188 R-R 1934-04-10 Longview,Washington
1956-   UDFA-BAL
2.0111102
Jake StrikerP1959-09-25box - pbp25.3376-2 200 L-L 1933-10-23 New Washington,Ohio
1952-   UDFA-CLE
6.2822045
Jim UmbrichtP1959-09-26box - pbp29.0096-4 215 R-R 1930-09-17 Chicago,Illinois
1957-   UDFA-MLB
7.0755343
Ted WillsP1959-05-24box - pbp25.1046-2 200 L-L 1934-02-09 Fresno,California
1955-   UDFA-BOS
3.0433011
Earl WilsonP1959-07-28box - pbp24.2996-3 216 R-R 1934-10-02 Ponchatoula,Louisiana
1953-   UDFA-BOS
1.0000000