North Platte was not very good in 1959. They were 22-40 for the season finishing last, 21 games out of first place. They were third in the league in attendance with 14,275 turning the stiles during the season.
Duke Sims put on the mask for the Indians in 1959. The 18 year old from Pocatello Idaho averaged .279 for the season. He spent the 1960 season in Selma and hit .304 for Burlington in 1961. He hit .321 for Charleston in 1962 and played in both Nashville and Charleston in 1963. He played in Portland for most of 1964 and made his major league debut with Cleveland late in that season.
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