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1959 Kansas City AthleticsSeason Roster
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Bob Swift played for the 1959 Kansas City Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
Location
Record66-88 (7th)League Rank7thMLB Rank14th
BallparkMunicipal Stadium
ManagerHarry CraftGeneral ManagerParke Carroll
CoachesDon Heffner (Assistant Coach), Johnny Sain (Pitching Coach), Bob Swift (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance963,683 (Rank: 10th)
Years Available1901-2018

Team History -- 1959 Statistics -- 1959 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1959 Kansas City Athletics.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1959 baseball season.

1959 Kansas City Athletics Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
17Zeke BellaOF5-11 185 R-L 1930-08-23 28Greenwich,Connecticut MLB1957-19591957-1959Greenwich (Greenwich,CT)    
30Ray Boone1B6-1 188 R-R 1923-07-27 35San Diego,California MLB1948-19601948-1960Hoover (San Diego,CA)    
30George BrunetP6-1 210 R-L 1935-06-08 24Houghton,Michigan MLB1956-19711956-1971Calumet (Calumet,MI)    
14Tom CarrollSS6-3 186 R-R 1936-09-17 22Jamaica,New York MLB1955-19591955-1959Bishop Loughlin Memorial (Brooklyn,NY)Notre Dame    
33Bob CervOF6-0 200 R-R 1926-05-05 33Lincoln,Nebraska MLB1951-19621951-1962Weston (Weston,NE)Nebraska    
8Harry ChitiC6-3 225 R-R 1932-11-16 26Kincaid,Illinois MLB1950-19771950-1962Northwestern (Detroit,MI)    
36Rip ColemanP6-2 185 L-L 1931-07-31 27Troy,New York MLB1955-19601955-1960   Syracuse U., Wake Forest U.    
28Bud DaleyP6-1 185 L-L 1932-10-07 26Orange,California MLB1955-19641955-1964Wilson (Long Beach,CA)    
2Joe DeMaestriSS6-0 174 R-R 1928-12-09 30San Francisco,California MLB1951-19611951-1961Tamalpais (Mill Valley,CA)    
21Murry DicksonP5-10 157 R-R 1916-08-21 42Tracy,Missouri MLB1939-19591939-1959      
35Mark FreemanP6-4 220 R-R 1930-12-07 28Memphis,Tennessee MLB1959-19601959-1960Christian Brothers (Memphis,TN)Louisiana St
1952-   UDFA-NYA
 
31Ned GarverP5-10 180 R-R 1925-12-25 33Ney,Ohio MLB1948-19611948-1961Ney (Ney,OH)    
37Tom GormanP6-1 190 R-R 1925-01-04 34New York,New York MLB1952-19801952-1959Valley Stream Central (Valley Stream,NY)Gonzaga U.    
34Bob GrimP6-1 185 R-R 1930-03-08 29New York,New York MLB1954-19621954-1962Franklin K. Lane (Brooklyn,NY)    
35Al GrunwaldP6-4 210 L-L 1930-02-13 29Los Angeles,California MLB1955-19591955-1959Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)    
18Kent Hadley1B6-3 190 L-L 1934-12-17 24Pocatello,Idaho MLB1958-19601958-1960Pocatello (Pocatello,ID)USC
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
38Ray HerbertP5-11 185 R-R 1929-12-15 29Detroit,Michigan MLB1950-19661950-1966      
22Whitey HerzogOF5-11 182 L-L 1931-11-09 27New Athens,Illinois MLB1956-19631956-1963New Athens (New Athens,IL)    
12Frank HouseC6-2 190 L-R 1930-02-18 29Bessemer,Alabama MLB1950-19611950-1961Hueytown (Hueytown,AL)    
4,30Ray Jablonski3B5-10 183 R-R 1926-12-17 32Chicago,Illinois MLB1953-19601953-1960Thomas Kelly (Chicago,IL)    
35Ken JohnsonP6-4 210 R-R 1933-06-16 26West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1958-19701958-1970Palm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)
1952-   UDFA-PHA
 
36Evans KilleenP6-0 190 R-R 1936-02-27 23Brooklyn,New York MLB1959-19591959-1959  
1955-   UDFA-KC1
 
4Lou Klimchock2B5-11 180 L-R 1939-10-15 19Hostetler,Pennsylvania MLB1958-19701958-1970Greater Latrobe (Latrobe,PA)
1957-   UDFA-KC1
 
26Johnny KucksP6-3 184 R-R 1933-07-27 25Hoboken,New Jersey MLB1955-19601955-1960William L. Dickinson (Jersey City,NJ)    
36Marty KutynaP6-0 190 R-R 1932-11-14 26Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1959-19621959-1962Northeast Catholic (Philadelphia,PA)
1953-   UDFA-SLN
 
10Hector Lopez2B5-11 182 R-R 1929-07-09 29Colon,Panama MLB1955-19661955-1966      
11Jerry Lumpe2B-SS6-2 185 L-R 1933-06-02 26Lincoln,Missouri MLB1956-19671956-1967Warsaw (Warsaw,MO)    
3Roger MarisOF6-0 204 L-R 1934-09-10 24Hibbing,Minnesota MLB1957-19681957-1968Shanley (Shanley,ND)    
32Bob MartynOF6-0 176 L-R 1930-08-15 28Weiser,Idaho MLB1957-19591957-1959Twin Falls (Twin Falls,ID)Linfield Col    
20Russ MeyerP6-1 185 B-R 1923-10-25 35Peru,Illinois MLB1946-19591946-1959      
10Joe Morgan3B5-10 170 L-R 1930-11-19 28Walpole,Massachusetts MLB1959-19641959-1964Walpole (Walpole,MA)Boston Col
1952-   UDFA-BSN
 
16Howie ReedP6-1 210 R-R 1936-12-21 22Dallas,Texas MLB1958-19711958-1971Woodrow Wilson (Dallas,TX)Texas
1957-   UDFA-KC1
 
5Harry Simpson1B6-1 190 L-R 1925-12-03 33Atlanta,Georgia MLB1951-19591951-1959      
9Hal Smith3B6-0 195 R-R 1930-12-07 28West Frankfort,Illinois MLB1955-19641955-1964Radford (Detroit,MI)    
14Russ SnyderOF6-1 190 L-R 1934-06-22 25Oak,Nebraska MLB1959-19701959-1970Lawrence-Nelson (Nelson,NE)
1953-   UDFA-NYA
 
32Tom SturdivantP6-1 186 L-R 1930-04-28 29Gordon,Kansas MLB1955-19641955-1964Capitol City (Oklahoma City,OK)    
26Ralph TerryP6-3 195 R-R 1936-01-09 23Big Cabin,Oklahoma MLB1956-19671956-1967Chelsea (Chelsea,OK)    
1Wayne Terwilliger2B5-11 170 R-R 1925-06-27 34Clare,Michigan MLB1949-19601949-1960Charlotte (Charlotte,MI)Western Michigan U.    
15Dick TomanekP6-1 175 L-L 1931-01-06 28Avon Lake,Ohio MLB1953-19591953-1959Avon Lake (Avon Lake,OH)    
20John TsitourisP6-0 175 R-R 1936-05-04 23Monroe,North Carolina MLB1957-19681957-1968Benton Heights (Monroe,NC)    
13Bill TuttleOF6-0 190 R-R 1929-07-04 29Elwood,Illinois MLB1952-19631952-1963   Bradley U.    
7Preston Ward1B6-3 198 L-R 1927-07-24 31Columbia,Missouri MLB1948-19591948-1959Springfield Central (Springfield,MO)    
23Dick Williams3B6-0 190 R-R 1929-05-07 30St. Louis,Missouri MLB1951-19641951-1964Pasadena (Pasadena,CA)    
43 Players