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1959 DETROIT TIGERS

|    Level:  MLB  

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Team Record:  76-78   .494
Result:   4th in American League
Manager(s):  Jimmy Dykes, Bill Norman
General Manager:   Rick Ferrell
Stadium:  Briggs Stadium
Attendance:  1,221,221
Playoffs: Season in progress

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Gus Zernial (36)
Youngest Player:  Bobo Osborne (23)
Longest Tenure:  Harvey Kuenn, Billy Hoeft (8)
Top Hitter:  Al Kaline (3)
Top Pitcher:  Jim Bunning (2)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  70.58%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Chi White Sox9460.610--
Cleveland8965.5785.0
NY Yankees7975.51315.0
Detroit7678.49418.0
Boston7579.48719.0
Baltimore7480.48120.0
KC Athletics6688.42928.0
Washington6391.40931.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
30Hank AguirrePMLB6-4205BothLeft1/31/193128Azusa,CaliforniaUDFA 

36Ossie AlvarezSS-2BMLB5-10165RightRight10/19/193325Bolondron,CubaUDFA 
11Lou BerberetCMLB5-11212LeftRight11/20/192929Long Beach,CaliforniaUDFA 
2Frank Bolling2BMLB6-1175RightRight11/16/193127Mobile,AlabamaUDFA 
8Rocky BridgesSS-2BMLB5-8175RightRight8/7/192731Refugio,TexasUDFA 
20Bob BrucePMLB6-3210RightRight5/18/193326Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
14Jim BunningPMLB6-3195RightRight10/23/193127Southgate,KentuckyUDFA 
19Pete BurnsidePMLB6-2190RightLeft7/2/193028Evanston,IllinoisUDFA 
24Neil ChrisleyOFMLB6-3187LeftRight12/16/193127Calhoun Falls,South CarolinaUDFA 
27Jerry DaviePMLB6-0180RightRight2/10/193326Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
26Steve Demeter3BMLB5-9185RightRight1/27/193524Homer City,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
25Larry DobyOFMLB6-1182LeftRight12/13/192335Camden,South CarolinaUDFA 
21Paul FoytackPMLB5-11180RightRight11/16/193028Scranton,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
3Johnny GrothOFMLB6-0182RightRight7/23/192632Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
5Gail Harris1BMLB6-0195LeftLeft10/15/193127Abingdon,VirginiaUDFA 
44Billy HoeftPMLB6-3205LeftLeft5/17/193227Oshkosh,WisconsinUDFA 
6Al KalineOFMLB6-2180RightRight12/19/193424Baltimore,Maryland1953UDFA DET
7Harvey KuennOF-SSMLB6-2190RightRight12/4/193028West Allis,WisconsinUDFA 
17Frank LaryPMLB5-11180RightRight4/10/193029Northport,AlabamaUDFA 
12Charlie LauCMLB6-0190LeftLeft4/12/193326Romulus,MichiganUDFA 
22Ted Lepcio2B-3BMLB5-10177RightRight7/28/193028Utica,New YorkUDFA 
4Charlie MaxwellOFMLB5-11185LeftLeft4/8/192732Lawton,MichiganUDFA 
18Tom MorganPMLB6-2195RightRight5/20/193029El Monte,CaliforniaUDFA 
15Don MossiPMLB6-1195LeftLeft1/11/192930St. Helena,CaliforniaUDFA 
16Ray NarleskiPMLB6-1175RightRight11/25/192830Camden,New JerseyUDFA 
32Bobo Osborne1B-3BMLB6-1205LeftRight10/12/193523Chattahoochee,GeorgiaUDFA 
37Jim ProctorPMLB6-0165RightRight9/9/193523Brandywine,MarylandUDFA 
20Barney SchultzPMLB6-2200RightRight8/15/192632Beverly,New JerseyUDFA 
25Ron ShoopCMLB5-11180RightRight9/19/193127Rural Valley,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
30Dave SislerPMLB6-4200RightRight10/16/193127St. Louis,MissouriUDFA 
26Bob SmithPMLB6-1190RightLeft2/1/193128Woodsville,New HampshireUDFA 
26Jim StumpPMLB6-0188RightRight2/10/193227Lansing,MichiganUDFA 
26George SuscePMLB6-1180RightRight9/13/193127Pittsburgh,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
23Coot VealSSMLB6-1165RightRight7/9/193226Sandersville,GeorgiaUDFA 
10Red WilsonCMLB6-0200RightRight3/7/192930Milwaukee,WisconsinUDFA 
1Eddie Yost3BMLB5-10170RightRight10/13/192632Brooklyn,New YorkUDFA 
9Gus ZernialOFMLB6-2210RightRight6/27/192336Beaumont,TexasUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Jimmy DykesManager 
Rick FerrellGeneral Manager 
Tommy HenrichFirst Base Coach 
Billy HitchcockThird Base Coach 
Willis HudlinPitching Coach 
George KellBroadcaster 
Bill NormanManager 
Van PatrickBroadcaster 


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