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1959 CLEVELAND INDIANS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  89-65   .578
Result:   2nd in American League
Manager(s):  Joe Gordon
General Manager:   Frank Lane
Stadium:  Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Attendance:  1,497,976
Playoffs:  -

Cleveland Indians affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Elmer Valo (38)
Youngest Player:  Ray Webster (21)
Longest Tenure:  Mike Garcia (12)
Top Hitter:  Rocky Colavito (6)
Top Pitcher:  Gary Bell (11)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  49.70%
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 
32Jim Baxes2B-3BMLB6-1190RightRight7/5/192830San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 

39Gary BellPMLB6-1198RightRight11/17/193622San Antonio,TexasUDFA 
45Jim BolgerOFMLB6-2180RightRight2/23/193227Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
32John BriggsPMLB5-10175RightRight1/24/193425Natoma,CaliforniaUDFA 
48Dick BrodowskiPMLB6-2190RightRight7/26/193226Bayonne,New JerseyUDFA 
11Dick BrownCMLB6-3190RightRight1/17/193524Shinnston,West VirginiaUDFA 
20Al CicottePMLB6-3185RightRight12/23/192929Melvindale,MichiganUDFA 
6Rocky ColavitoOFMLB6-3190RightRight8/10/193325New York,New YorkUDFA 
45Gordy Coleman1BMLB6-2218LeftRight7/5/193424Rockville,MarylandUDFA 
38Don DillardOFMLB6-1200LeftRight1/8/193722Greenville,South CarolinaUDFA 
34Don FerraresePMLB5-9170RightLeft6/19/192930Oakland,CaliforniaUDFA 
8Ed Fitz GeraldCMLB RightRight5/21/192435 UDFA 
14Tito FranconaOF-1BMLB5-11190LeftLeft11/4/193325Aliquippa,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
25Mike GarciaPMLB6-1200RightRight11/17/192335San Gabriel,CaliforniaUDFA 
33Mudcat GrantPMLB6-1186RightRight8/13/193523Lacoochee,FloridaUDFA 
7Granny HamnerIFMLB5-10163RightRight4/26/192732Richmond,VirginiaUDFA 
30Carroll HardyOFMLB6-0185RightRight5/18/193326Sturgis,South DakotaUDFA 
23Jack HarshmanPMLB6-2185LeftLeft7/12/192731San Diego,CaliforniaUDFA 
3Woodie HeldSS-OFMLB5-11180RightRight3/25/193227Sacramento,CaliforniaUDFA 
2Randy Jackson3BMLB6-1180RightRight2/10/192633Little Rock,ArkansasUDFA 
12Willie Jones3BMLB6-1192RightRight8/16/192533Dillon,South CarolinaUDFA 
7Gene Leek3BMLB6-0185RightRight7/15/193622San Diego,CaliforniaUDFA 
23,29Bobby LockePMLB5-11185RightRight3/3/193425Rowes Run,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
1Billy Martin2BMLB5-11165RightRight5/16/192831Berkeley,CaliforniaUDFA 
22Cal McLishPMLB6-1200BothRight12/1/192533Anadarko,OklahomaUDFA 
9Minnie MinosoOFMLB5-10175RightRight11/29/192236Havana,CubaUDFA 
18Billy Moran2BMLB5-11185RightRight11/27/193325Montgomery,AlabamaUDFA 
18Hal NaragonCMLB6-0175LeftRight10/1/192830Zanesville,OhioUDFA 
15Russ NixonCMLB6-1185LeftRight2/19/193524Cleves,OhioUDFA 
31Jim PerryPMLB6-4200BothRight10/30/193523Williamston,North Carolina1956UDFA CLE
37Jim PiersallOFMLB6-0175RightRight11/14/192929Waterbury,ConnecticutUDFA 
23Bud PodbielanPMLB6-1170RightRight3/6/192435Curlew,WashingtonUDFA 
10Vic Power1BMLB5-11195RightRight11/1/192731Arecibo,Puerto RicoUDFA 
29Humberto RobinsonPMLB6-1155RightRight6/25/193029Colon,PanamaUDFA 
27Herb ScorePMLB6-2185LeftLeft6/7/193326Rosedale,New YorkUDFA 
28Bob SmithPMLB6-0185LeftLeft5/13/192831Clarence,MissouriUDFA 
4George StricklandSS-2BMLB6-1180RightRight1/10/192633New Orleans,LouisianaUDFA 
23Jake StrikerPMLB6-2200LeftLeft10/23/193325New Washington,OhioUDFA 
26Chuck TannerOFMLB6-0185LeftLeft7/4/192929New Castle,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
17Elmer ValoOFMLB5-11190LeftRight3/5/192138Ribnik,Czech RepublicUDFA 
5Ray Webster2BMLB6-0175RightRight11/15/193721Grass Valley,CaliforniaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Ken ColemanBroadcaster 
Joe GordonManager 
Mel HarderPitching Coach 
Bob KennedyAssistant Coach 
Red KressAssistant Coach 
Frank LaneGeneral Manager 
Bob McColganBroadcaster 
Bob NealBroadcaster 
Jo-Jo WhiteAssistant Coach 


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