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.

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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.

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“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.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=spearm001alv

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.

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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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