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Midwest League 1959


Player Roster

Players who played for teams in the Midwest League in 1959. This list includes all players I can identify, coaching staff members, umpires, and selected front office staff. There are certainly missing players, as the available sources are known to be incomplete.

269 different players are listed on this page (24 of whom played in the majors), as are 34 non-playing personel; some are listed more than once.


  • Team Roster Limit: 17 players.
  • Experience Rules: At least 4 rookie or limited-experience players--effectively, 4 players can't have three years' experience. (National Association Rule.)
  • Salary Limit: $3,400.00 (entire team, per month).
  • League Statistician: Howe News Bureau.

While the information here is intended to be both complete and accurate, it's likely that there are omissions and the scale of the project guarantees errors; there's a lot of data here, from a variety of sources, all of which was originally in another format.



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Midwest League Officials

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        John Gibbons            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 VP  
        Dutch Hoffman           R/R 6-00 175    01/28/1904      MWL                 President/Treasurer MLB
        Jack McKenna            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Secretary   
        David Clark             ?/? 6-02 215    04/26/1934      MWL                 Umpire      
        Gene Clements           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Umpire      
        Bill Gilbert            ?/? 5-09 165    12/31/1935      MWL                 Umpire      
        Robert Gilbert          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Umpire      
        Sherman Hendricks       ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Umpire      
        Arthur Hopkins          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Umpire      
        Brent Musburger         ?/? 0-00 000    05/26/1939      MWL                 Umpire      
        Perry Pelekoudas        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Umpire      
        Frank Petron            R/R 5-11 190    00/00/1937      MWL                 Umpire      
        Jerry Pierce            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      MWL                 Umpire      

Clinton (Iowa) C-Sox

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Johnny Hutchings        B/R 6-02 250    04/14/1916      White Sox         2 P/Manager   MLB
        Tom Adams               R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1937      White Sox         8 P   
        Rene Altamirano         R/R 6-01 170    00/00/0000      White Sox        14 SS  
        Gerald Auger            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/1939      White Sox         9     
        Don Biasotti            R/R 5-10 165    04/18/1938      White Sox        94 SS-3B       
        John Carter             R/R 5-11 180    00/00/1936      White Sox        48 P   
        Dennis Cavanaugh        R/L 6-01 170    00/00/1937      White Sox         2 P   
        Larry Deer              L/L 6-02 170    00/00/1937      White Sox         3 P   
        Julio Duran             R/R 5-11 160    00/00/1935      White Sox       114 2B  
        John Eaker              L/? 6-00 162    00/00/1940      White Sox        47 OF  
        Ken Eeles               R/R 6-01 170    08/27/1939      White Sox         5     
        Tom Fischer             R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1940      White Sox        27 P   
        Ney Gonzalez            R/R 5-06 140    00/00/1941      White Sox        58 SS  
        Charles Gray            L/L 6-03 195    00/00/1935      White Sox         5 P   
        Bob Gruber              L/L 6-00 175    05/19/1940      White Sox       115 OF  
        Charles Henderson       R/L 6-04 190    00/00/1938      White Sox         2 P   
        Joe Hennessy            R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1938      White Sox        39 OF  
        Paul Higgs              R/R 5-11 190    00/00/1940      White Sox        67 OF  
        Bob House               R/L 5-09 160    07/10/1937      White Sox        27 P   
        Gary Johnson            L/L 6-01 180    12/18/1939      White Sox       115 1B  
        Wayne Lanter            R/R 6-00 195    00/00/1937      White Sox        62 C-OF        
        Al Madigan              R/L 6-00 180    00/00/1936      White Sox        40 P   
        Rafael Melendez         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      White Sox         4 P   
        Gerry Moeller           R/R 5-11 190    12/17/1939      White Sox        18 P   
        Martin Nyquist          R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1939      White Sox         4 P   
        Dayton Orsburn          R/R 6-02 200    00/00/1940      White Sox       118 3B-OF       
        John Papierski          R/R 6-02 180    00/00/1939      White Sox         3 P   
        Esmildo Pascual         R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1938      White Sox        20 OF  
        Frank Reda              L/L 5-10 170    00/00/1939      White Sox        55 OF  
        Lou Rennau              L/R 6-01 188    00/00/1939      White Sox        10     
        Macey Rosenthal         R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1938      White Sox        39 3B  
        Marcelino Sanchez       R/R 5-11 170    00/00/1939      White Sox        30 P   
        Norm Shanahan           R/R 6-00 188    02/24/1941      White Sox        19 P   
        Bob Smith               R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1937      White Sox         5     
        Bobby Lee Smith         R/R 6-00 170    00/00/1937      White Sox       118 C   
        Gene Stokes             R/? 5-11 185    00/00/1939      White Sox         2     
        Larry Torkelson         R/R 5-11 175    03/01/1939      White Sox         4     
        Ron Woods               R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1938      White Sox        13 P   
        Lester Kitchen          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Walter Wagner           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Decatur (Illinois) Commodores

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Stubby Overmire         R/L 5-07 170    05/16/1919      Tigers            1 Manager     MLB
        Jim Anderson            L/L 6-00 190    00/00/1940      Tigers           56 1B  
        Roger Armstrong         R/L 5-11 160    00/00/1941      Tigers            6 P   
        Al Baker                R/R 6-00 165    00/00/1936      Tigers          116 2B-SS       
        Jerry Burttram          R/R 6-00 175    00/00/1937      Tigers           51 SS  
        Milt Campo              R/? 6-03 205    00/00/1937      Tigers           68 1B  
        Bob Colligan            L/L 6-03 190    08/29/1939      Tigers           10 P   
        John Drake              R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1936      Tigers           36 P   
        Jim Fekete              R/L 6-02 170    00/00/1940      Tigers           31 P   
        George Ferrell          L/R 6-03 183    00/00/1938      Tigers            2     
        Marcus Geenen           R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1938      Tigers           39 C   
        Carl Hartman            R/? 5-10 195    00/00/1938      Tigers           60 OF  
        Earl Haskins            R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1936      Tigers           28 3B  
        Jim Hornibrook          L/L 5-11 170    00/00/1938      Tigers            4 P   
        Frank Jaciuk            R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1940      Tigers          110 3B  
        Reynolds Jenkins        R/R 6-01 168    00/00/1939      Tigers            6 P   
        Bob Jingling            R/R 5-10 170    00/00/1933      Tigers           73 SS  
        Edwin Johnson           R/R 6-02 184    00/00/1936      Tigers            4 P   
        Anthony Joseph          R/R 6-03 185    00/00/1938      Tigers           28 P   
        Dick Klunder            B/L 6-03 190    00/00/1938      Tigers           15 P   
        Andy Kosco              R/R 6-03 207    10/05/1941      Tigers           61 OF  MLB
        Willie Lee              R/R 6-03 186    00/00/1938      Tigers          120 RF  
        Lionel Lindgren         R/? 6-02 170    00/00/1939      Tigers           90 OF  
        Charles Malpass         R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1936      Tigers            8 P   
        Joel McDaniel           B/R 5-11 165    00/00/1939      Tigers           65 P   
        Bill Mehalko            R/? 5-10 180    00/00/1936      Tigers          104 C   
        Joe Noll                R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1938      Tigers            3 P   
        Larry Nosse             R/L 6-00 200    00/00/1939      Tigers           31 P   
        Bill Pate               B/? 5-09 160    00/00/1940      Tigers           22 2B  
        Pete Pekich             L/L 5-11 175    00/00/1938      Tigers           12 P   
        Dick Walter             R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1937      Tigers            6 P   
        Jim Wilson              R/R 5-10 167    00/00/1937      Tigers           52 OF  
        J.H. Lipe               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Marshall Pollock        ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Dubuque (Iowa) Packers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        John Armstrong          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates             Manager     
        Albert Kubski           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates             Manager     
        Wally Millies           R/R 0-00 170    10/18/1906      Pirates             Manager     MLB
        Syd Thrift              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates             Manager     
        Gene Alley              R/R 6-00 165    07/10/1940      Pirates         120 SS  MLB
        Tom Arciniega           R/R 6-00 195    00/00/1937      Pirates           3     
        Frank Beattie           R/L 6-04 185    00/00/1939      Pirates          30 P   
        R.C. Binford            R/R 6-01 200    00/00/1937      Pirates          50 P-1B        
        Lawrence Fidalgo        R/R 6-01 175    06/04/1939      Pirates          35 OF-C        
        Reyes Figueroa          R/R 5-11 190    00/00/1936      Pirates          11     
        Fred Filipelli          R/? 6-03 180    11/25/1936      Pirates          96 1B-2B       
        Charles Fredericks      R/R 6-04 198    00/00/1939      Pirates          34 P   
        Manuel Garcia           R/R 5-11 142    00/00/1940      Pirates           3 P   
        Jim Gleason             R/R 6-03 195    00/00/1939      Pirates          12 P   
        Charles Gray            L/L 6-03 195    00/00/1935      Pirates           5 P   
        Karl Haag               B/? 6-00 180    00/00/1940      Pirates          25 3B  
        Frank Jackson           R/R 6-04 201    00/00/1939      Pirates           8 P   
        Lowell Johnson          L/? 5-11 170    00/00/1934      Pirates          92 OF  
        Bill Joyner             R/? 5-07 155    00/00/1939      Pirates           9     
        Bob Lee                 R/R 6-03 230    11/26/1937      Pirates          12 P   MLB
        Miguel Lemoine          R/R 5-10 205    00/00/1939      Pirates          13 P   
        Leroy Luketich          R/R 6-00 185    00/00/1940      Pirates          46 C   
        Jose Marcellino         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Pirates          10     
        John Massey             R/R 6-00 200    07/30/1938      Pirates         113 3B-OF-1B    
        Orlando McFarlane (Quesada) R/R 6-00 180 06/28/1938     Pirates          59 3B  MLB
        Rex McMillan            L/? 6-03 200    00/00/1937      Pirates          29 OF  
        Joe Naunchik            L/L 5-11 180    00/00/1938      Pirates         113 OF  
        Gary Pitcher            R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1939      Pirates          18 P   
        Jose Plaza              R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1940      Pirates          10 P   
        Harry Pollock           L/L 6-01 185    00/00/1940      Pirates          27 P   
        Clenton Reynolds        L/R 5-10 163    00/00/1937      Pirates           6 P   
        Jerry Roth              R/R 6-01 160    00/00/1938      Pirates          23 3B  
        Jim Russell             R/? 6-01 180    00/00/1936      Pirates          15 1B  
        Ramon Saba              R/R 6-03 185    00/00/1941      Pirates          18 P   
        Stanford Tice           R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1940      Pirates           3 P   
        Jose Vidal (Nicolas)    R/R 6-00 190    04/03/1940      Pirates          85 OF-3B       MLB
        Jaime Villalonga        R/? 6-01 170    00/00/1939      Pirates         122 2B-SS       
        Larry West              L/R 6-00 160    00/00/1939      Pirates          29 P   
        Bill Whalen             L/R 6-00 175    00/00/1940      Pirates          30 C   
        John Petrakis           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        George Vogel            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  

Keokuk (Iowa) Cardinals

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Frank Calo              R/R 5-10 185    00/00/1925      Cardinals        26 Manager     
        Thurman Baker           L/L 6-01 180    00/00/1939      Cardinals         3 P   
        Don Branson             B/R 6-01 178    00/00/1939      Cardinals       103 OF  
        Bill Dikeman            B/L 6-01 180    00/00/1938      Cardinals        26 P   
        Gary Dobereiner         L/R 6-02 190    00/00/1939      Cardinals       123 1B  
        Stan Dzik               R/R 5-11 190    00/00/1941      Cardinals         1     
        Kent Elliott            R/R 6-03 210    00/00/1936      Cardinals        21 P   
        Robert Garcia           R/? 6-02 180    00/00/1938      Cardinals        66 OF  
        Gary Groce              R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1936      Cardinals        52 P   
        George Heg              L/R 6-01 180    00/00/1940      Cardinals        22 C   
        Jimm Hendren            R/R 6-05 205    00/00/1940      Cardinals        28 C   
        Jim Keith               R/R 6-02 195    01/04/1939      Cardinals         8 P   
        John Kepic              L/L 5-11 180    00/00/1939      Cardinals        48 OF  
        Johnny Lewis            L/R 6-01 189    08/10/1939      Cardinals         7 3B  MLB
        Larry Liedel            R/R 6-03 195    00/00/1937      Cardinals        72 3B  
        Jeoff Long              R/R 6-01 200    10/09/1941      Cardinals        27 P   MLB
        Roy Majtyka             R/R 6-00 170    06/01/1939      Cardinals       123 SS  
        Larry May               L/L 6-00 175    00/00/1939      Cardinals         5 P   
        Barry McCarron          R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1939      Cardinals        15 2B  
        Tim McCarver            L/R 6-01 195    10/16/1941      Cardinals        65 C   MLB
        Paul McKenzie           R/R 5-11 175    02/09/1939      Cardinals         6 P   
        Bob Morett              B/R 5-10 180    00/00/1939      Cardinals        40 OF-3B       
        John Murret             R/? 5-11 195    10/21/1934      Cardinals        18     
        Ron Nay                 R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1940      Cardinals        80 OF-C        
        Mike Pankey             R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1939      Cardinals        25 P   
        Joe Patterson           B/R 5-10 175    07/24/1938      Cardinals        87 OF  
        Bob Pearl               R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1938      Cardinals        35 P   
        Tom Petrick             R/R 6-02 190    05/19/1941      Cardinals        12 P   
        Cliff Politte           L/L 6-01 170    09/21/1940      Cardinals        24 P   
        Bernard Porter          R/R 6-03 189    00/00/1938      Cardinals        35 3B  
        Arzell Robins           R/R 6-01 200    00/00/1936      Cardinals        16 P   
        Mel Robinson            R/? 6-03 170    00/00/1938      Cardinals        25 OF  
        Warren Roddenberry      R/R 6-01 190    00/00/1939      Cardinals        41 P   
        Tom Schwaner            R/L 6-01 175    00/00/1939      Cardinals        33 2B  
        Dave Spadoni            R/R 6-04 180    00/00/1940      Cardinals         6 P   
        Terry Stevens           R/? 6-01 178    00/00/1937      Cardinals        90 2B-SS       
        John Marion             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   
        Don Shupe               ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  

Kokomo (Indiana) Dodgers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Edward Serrano          L/R 5-11 155    00/00/1931      Dodgers          36 Manager     
        Mike Bandura            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Dodgers           1 P   
        Bill Bevels             L/R 6-02 180    09/13/1940      Dodgers          19 C   
        John Bozich             R/R 6-04 210    00/00/1936      Dodgers          48 P   
        Dave Casanega           L/R 5-09 170    00/00/1934      Dodgers         119 2B-3B       
        Carmine Chierichella    R/R 6-04 220    00/00/1938      Dodgers          10 P   
        Howard Collins          R/R 6-02 176    00/00/1939      Dodgers           4 P   
        Dick Crowe              R/R 5-10 178    09/20/1938      Dodgers         123 2B-3B       
        Stan Denny              L/L 6-01 190    00/00/1935      Dodgers          10 P   
        Dave Doud               L/R 5-09 160    00/00/1938      Dodgers          32 P   
        Jorge Gomez             R/? 5-10 175    00/00/1935      Dodgers         106 OF  
        Leigh Gorman            R/R 6-04 215    00/00/1939      Dodgers          16 1B  
        Lawrence Iannicelli     B/R 6-01 175    00/00/1937      Dodgers          13 P   
        Duke Jones              R/R 6-06 190    00/00/1939      Dodgers           9 P   
        Bill Kalmes             R/L 6-03 195    00/00/1937      Dodgers          15 P   
        John Kirby              R/R 6-00 170    00/00/1938      Dodgers          30 P   
        Bill Loftin             R/R 6-02 195    02/08/1938      Dodgers          67 C   
        Bob Loftin              R/R 6-01 190    02/08/1938      Dodgers          96 1B  
        Joe McCauley            R/R 6-03 209    00/00/1938      Dodgers           8 P   
        Rod Miller              L/R 5-10 160    01/16/1940      Dodgers         120 OF  MLB
        Conrad Munatones        R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1937      Dodgers          89 C-OF-1B     
        Bill Murray             R/? 5-10 170    00/00/1938      Dodgers          18 OF  
        Anthony Ottaiano        R/R 6-00 183    00/00/1940      Dodgers           4 P   
        Dale Reichert           R/R 5-11 180    03/01/1938      Dodgers         125 SS  
        Stan Schultz            L/R 5-11 175    00/00/1938      Dodgers         109 OF  
        Bob Steele              R/? 6-00 190    00/00/1936      Dodgers          18 OF  
        Mike Thornton           L/L 6-03 210    04/14/1940      Dodgers          35 P   
        Jim VanNatta            R/R 5-10 162    00/00/1937      Dodgers          29 P   
        James Deets             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        John Mills              ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Michigan City (Indiana) White Caps

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Buddy Kerr              R/R 6-02 180    11/06/1922      Giants            1 Manager     MLB
        Charles Antoni          R/R 6-02 210    00/00/1937      Giants           47 P-OF        
        Dale Beerbower          R/R 6-01 155    00/00/1938      Giants            9 P   
        Daniel Besonen          R/R 5-11 170    05/10/1939      Giants            1 P   
        Fred Blychenton         ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      Giants            6     
        Art Cole                R/? 5-11 175    00/00/1939      Giants           44 OF  
        John Crillo             R/R 6-03 180    00/00/1940      Giants           40 P   
        Jim Gibson              R/R 6-02 168    00/00/1937      Giants           28 P   
        Quinton Gray            B/R 5-10 165    00/00/1937      Giants              C   
        Roger Jenne             R/? 5-10 165    00/00/1938      Giants           63 2B  
        Rick Joseph (Harrigan)  R/R 6-01 195    08/24/1939      Giants          121 1B-3B-SS    MLB
        Larry Keller            R/R 6-00 170    00/00/1937      Giants           28 OF  
        Alvin Lovelace          R/R 6-01 188    00/00/1938      Giants           13 P   
        Jim Manalilli           R/R 5-11 160    00/00/1940      Giants           16 P   
        Rene Marte              R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1939      Giants          118 UT  
        John May                L/L 6-03 170    00/00/1940      Giants            8 P   
        Bob Morett              B/R 5-10 180    00/00/1939      Giants           40 OF-3B       
        Walt Mortimer           L/L 6-02 194    00/00/1937      Giants           78 1B-OF       
        Frank Palladino         L/L 5-09 170    00/00/1939      Giants           40 OF  
        Mario Pelaez            R/R 5-07 160    00/00/1939      Giants            3 P   
        Osvaldo Pellot (Power)  R/R 5-09 169    00/00/1939      Giants           49 UT  
        Domingo Pichardo        R/R 6-01 182    00/00/0000      Giants           19 P   
        Vic Piper               L/R 5-11 170    00/00/1940      Giants           47 OF  
        Dale Rudolph            L/L 6-03 208    00/00/1940      Giants           37 P   
        Julio Santana           R/R 5-08 165    00/00/1937      Giants           69 SS-2B       
        Wayne Schurr            R/R 6-04 185    08/06/1937      Giants           14 P   MLB
        Ronnie Shay             R/R 5-11 165    00/00/1937      Giants           59 SS-3B       
        Pete Shuppy             L/L 5-11 170    00/00/1938      Giants           34 P   
        Denny Sommers           L/R 6-02 205    07/12/1940      Giants          122 C-OF-3B     
        Carl Swenson            R/R 6-02 188    00/00/1938      Giants           32 P   
        Jose Tartabull (Guzman) L/L 5-11 165    11/27/1938      Giants          125 OF  MLB
        Elizardo Toro           R/R 6-00 165    00/00/1942      Giants           17 P   
        Gary Treon              R/? 6-00 175    00/00/1937      Giants           14 3B  
        Leonard VanPatten       R/R 5-11 180    00/00/1937      Giants            2 P   
        Nestor Velazquez        R/R 6-01 179    03/06/1940      Giants           25 2B  
        Robert Hood             ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Francis Nespo           ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Paris (Illinois) Lakers

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Verlon Walker           L/R 6-00 210    03/07/1929      Cubs             79 C/Manager   
        Tony Balsamo            R/R 6-02 185    11/21/1937      Cubs             42 P   MLB
        Steve Bolick            L/R 6-04 180    00/00/1939      Cubs             15     
        Harvey Branch           R/L 6-00 175    02/08/1939      Cubs             31 P   MLB
        Dick Burwell            R/R 6-01 190    01/23/1940      Cubs             13 P   MLB
        Dan Combs               R/R 6-02 195    01/03/1939      Cubs            119 OF  
        Gary Cowan              L/R 6-04 190    00/00/1938      Cubs             13     
        Bob Davison             R/R 5-11 172    00/00/1938      Cubs            103 OF-2B-SS    
        Joe DeLong              R/R 6-00 160    00/00/1937      Cubs            117 P   
        Frank DeMoss            R/R 5-09 160    05/31/1937      Cubs            126 SS-3B-2B    
        Ralph DiLullo           R/R 5-10 172    00/00/1939      Cubs              6     
        Lawrence Dorsey         R/R 6-03 182    00/00/1939      Cubs             12 P   
        Mark Flynn              R/R 5-08 155    00/00/1936      Cubs            102 2B  
        Art Gardner             R/? 5-11 160    00/00/1936      Cubs              2     
        Gordon Gore             L/R 6-00 200    00/00/1940      Cubs             25 P   
        John Gray               L/R 6-01 185    00/00/1937      Cubs             85 OF  
        Allen Henry             R/R 5-11 175    00/00/1940      Cubs              1 P   
        Terry Jones             L/R 5-10 185    00/00/1938      Cubs            107 C   
        Jesse Joyce             L/R 6-01 183    00/00/1937      Cubs              6     
        Bob Maines              L/L 6-02 190    00/00/1938      Cubs              3 P   
        Nelson Mathews          R/R 6-04 195    07/21/1941      Cubs             61 OF  MLB
        Jack Merritt            R/R 5-09 165    00/00/1939      Cubs              7 P   
        Moe Morhardt            L/L 6-01 185    01/16/1937      Cubs             39 1B-OF       MLB
        Jerry Nauert            R/? 5-11 200    00/00/1939      Cubs              2     
        Gene Petty              R/R 6-02 195    00/00/1939      Cubs            113 1B  
        Gary Pitcher            R/R 6-01 185    00/00/1939      Cubs             18 P   
        Jim Purslow             L/? 5-09 185    00/00/1937      Cubs             24 OF  
        Johnnie Seale           L/L 5-10 155    11/14/1938      Cubs             38 P   MLB
        Max Sherrill            R/R 6-03 220    07/06/1938      Cubs              3 P   
        Morrie Steevens         L/L 6-02 175    10/07/1940      Cubs             40 P   MLB
        Ron Vingle              L/L 6-00 200    00/00/1937      Cubs             15 P   
        John Gibbons            ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President/GM        
        Jim Granneman           B/? 6-02 175    00/00/1923      N/A                 GM  

Waterloo (Iowa) Hawks

 #      Name                    B/T Ht   Wt     DOB             Organization     Gm Pos
        Elmer Yoter             R/R 5-07 155    06/26/1900      Red Sox             Manager     MLB
        Bud Anderson            R/R 5-11 178    00/00/1939      Red Sox          40 2B-3B       
        Gene Beard              R/R 6-03 200    00/00/1938      Red Sox           9     
        Bob Blackford           R/R 6-00 190    00/00/1940      Red Sox           9     
        Galen Cisco             R/R 5-11 215    03/07/1936      Red Sox          48 P   MLB
        Ed Coleman              R/R 6-02 175    00/00/1940      Red Sox           2     
        Wayne Coughtry          R/R 6-02 175    00/00/1937      Red Sox           7 P   
        Charles Daily           R/R 5-11 185    00/00/1938      Red Sox          27 P   
        Joe DeCandido           R/R 5-10 170    00/00/1937      Red Sox          25 3B-2B       
        Junior Dowdy            R/R 6-03 175    00/00/1939      Red Sox           7 P   
        Bob Fidler              R/R 6-02 175    00/00/1936      Red Sox         123 OF  
        Jim Fox                 L/L 6-02 175    00/00/1938      Red Sox           3     
        Ray Geiser              L/L 6-00 185    00/00/1938      Red Sox          31 P   
        Bill Halter             L/L 6-00 180    00/00/1938      Red Sox          12 1B  
        Bill Hardy              R/? 6-01 175    00/00/1936      Red Sox          38 2B  
        Bill Housewright        L/R 6-02 185    00/00/1940      Red Sox          42 OF  
        Dick Johnson            R/R 6-00 165    07/27/1936      Red Sox         124 SS  
        Butler Jones            R/L 6-04 195    01/01/1934      Red Sox          10 P   
        Tom Kraus               R/R 6-01 180    00/00/1936      Red Sox          45 P   
        Bill Lister             L/R 5-10 175    00/00/1940      Red Sox          46 C   
        Gerald Lorek            L/L 6-03 195    00/00/1938      Red Sox         111 1B  
        Bob Mattson             L/? 6-00 170    00/00/1938      Red Sox           3     
        John McCartney          R/R 6-00 180    00/00/1937      Red Sox         100 3B  
        Hub McCoy               R/R 6-04 189    06/25/1940      Red Sox          12 P   
        Bob Mendoza             R/? 6-02 190    00/00/1938      Red Sox           5     
        Bob Mirer               R/R 5-10 175    00/00/1935      Red Sox          12 P   
        Dave Mullins            R/R 6-04 185    08/20/1936      Red Sox           2 P   
        Mike Page               L/R 6-03 210    07/12/1940      Red Sox          12     MLB
        Jim Penny               R/R 5-11 175    00/00/1938      Red Sox           8     
        Kelly Pigue             R/? 6-03 185    00/00/1939      Red Sox           1     
        Arnold Rowland          R/R 6-02 200    00/00/1940      Red Sox          22 P   
        Ted Schreiber           R/R 5-11 175    07/11/1938      Red Sox          39 2B  MLB
        Larry Smoot             R/R 6-02 175    08/15/1940      Red Sox          87 C   
        Ron Thompson            R/R 5-11 185    00/00/1941      Red Sox          16     
        Martin Toft             R/R 5-01 190    06/21/1936      Red Sox          97 OF  
        Bill VanderLaan         R/R 6-03 182    00/00/1933      Red Sox           2 P   
        Bob Wheeler             R/R 6-05 185    00/00/1937      Red Sox           6 P   
        Dan Wooden              L/R 6-00 190    00/00/1937      Red Sox          36 P   
        Don Yurgec              L/? 5-10 170    00/00/1939      Red Sox         117 OF-2B       
        Tom Lind                ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 GM  
        Arch McFarlane          ?/? 0-00 000    00/00/0000      N/A                 President   

Sources

This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those listed below. It was checked against both Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database and SABR's Minor League Statistics Database. Inevitably, there are errors; those are mine.

  • The Sporting News Baseball Guide for 1960.
  • The Baseball Blue Book for 1959.
  • Programs and scorecard inserts in my collection.


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