Buffs Take Millers, 4-1. in Early 1959 Game

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Millers Stopped, 4-1, By Houston Rookie

By Associated Press

Houston tossed rookie Alvin Spearman at Minneapolis and the Buffs won their American Assn. match 4-1 on a five-hitter Wednesday.

St. Paul continued unbeaten taking Fort Worth 4-3, Omaha outslugged Charleston 10-9, Dallas turned back Denver 6-4 and Indianapolis defeated Louisville 8-12 (12-8?) in 10 innings.


Thursday Denver is at Houston, St. Paul plays at Dallas, Minneapolis (is at) Fort Worth and Omaha (is) at Louisville.

~ Kerrville (TX) Daily Times, Thursday, April 16, 1959, Page 6.


“Rookie” right hander Alvin Spearman was 27 years old and in the last year of his six-season minor league career that began in 1952. He also pitched a year in Japan during the 1955 season, but never did anything to make for daybreak in the major leagues. Spearman was 3-9 with a 3.64 ERA for the 1959 Houston Buffs in their debut season at the AAA American Association level.


This particular “Alvin Spearman” is not to be confused with an older player from the Negro Leagues who shared the same name.

Have a nice and hopefully dry weekend in Houston, local readers. Things are a little soggy for us out here on our side of the creek.


One Response to “Buffs Take Millers, 4-1. in Early 1959 Game”

  1. Patrick Lopez Says:

    Hooray for the 1959 Buffs, and hooray for sunshine today, here on the Island ,,,,just South of Texas

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