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1959 Cleveland Indians (MLB)

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W-L Record: 89-65 .578
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 745-646 + 99
Roster Continuity 49.70% 16/16
Manager(s): Joe Gordon
General Manager: Frank Lane
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Ballpark: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance: 1,497,976 4/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jo-Jo White
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
Assistant Coach: Bob Kennedy
Pitching Coach: Mel Harder
American League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1959 Cleveland Indians season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    32Jim Baxes2B-3B6-1190R-R301959Not draftedMLB--
    39Gary BellP6-1198R-R221958Not draftedMLB--
    45Jim BolgerOF6-2180R-R271950Not draftedMLB--
    32John BriggsP5-10175R-R251956Not draftedMLB--
    48Dick BrodowskiP6-2190R-R261952Not draftedMLB--
    11Dick BrownC6-3190R-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    20Al CicotteP6-3185R-R291957Not draftedMLB--
    6Rocky ColavitoOF6-3190R-R251955Not draftedMLB--
    45Gordy Coleman1B6-2218L-R241959Not draftedMLB--
    38Don DillardOF6-1200L-R221959Not draftedMLB--
    34Don FerrareseP5-9170R-L301955Not draftedMLB--
    8Ed Fitz GeraldC0R-R351948Not draftedMLB--
    14Tito FranconaOF-1B5-11190L-L251956Not draftedMLB--
    25Mike GarciaP6-1200R-R351948Not draftedMLB--
    33Mudcat GrantP6-1186R-R231958Not draftedMLB--
    7Granny HamnerIF5-10163R-R321944Not draftedMLB--
    30Carroll HardyOF6-0185R-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    23Jack HarshmanP6-2185L-L311948Not draftedMLB--
    3Woodie HeldSS-OF5-11180R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    2Randy Jackson3B6-1180R-R331950Not draftedMLB--
    12Willie Jones3B6-1192R-R331947Not draftedMLB--
    7Gene Leek3B6-0185R-R221959Not draftedMLB--
    23,29Bobby LockeP5-11185R-R251959Not draftedMLB--
    1Billy Martin2B5-11165R-R311950Not draftedMLB--
    22Cal McLishP6-1200B-R331944Not draftedMLB--
    9Minnie MinosoOF5-10175R-R361949Not draftedMLB--
    18Billy Moran2B5-11185R-R251958Not draftedMLB--
    18Hal NaragonC6-0175L-R301951Not draftedMLB--
    15Russ NixonC6-1185L-R241957Not draftedMLB--
    31Jim PerryP6-4200B-R231959Not draftedMLB--
    37Jim PiersallOF6-0175R-R291950Not draftedMLB--
    23Bud PodbielanP6-1170R-R351949Not draftedMLB--
    10Vic Power1B5-11195R-R311954Not draftedMLB--
    29Humberto RobinsonP6-1155R-R291955Not draftedMLB--
    27Herb ScoreP6-2185L-L261955Not draftedMLB--
    28Bob SmithP6-0185L-L311958Not draftedMLB--
    4George StricklandSS-2B6-1180R-R331950Not draftedMLB--
    23Jake StrikerP6-2200L-L251959Not draftedMLB--
    26Chuck TannerOF6-0185L-L291955Not draftedMLB--
    17Elmer ValoOF5-11190L-R381940Not draftedMLB--
    5Ray Webster2B6-0175R-R211959Not draftedMLB--

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