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1959 Kansas City Athletics season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1959 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Arnold Johnson
General manager(s)Parke Carroll
Manager(s)Harry Craft
Local televisionWDAF-TV
Local radioWDAF
(Merle Harmon, Bill Grigsby)
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The 1959 Kansas City Athletics season was the fifth for the franchise in Kansas City, and its 59th overall. It involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 66 wins and 88 losses, 28 games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 94 60 0.610 47–30 47–30
Cleveland Indians 89 65 0.578 5 43–34 46–31
New York Yankees 79 75 0.513 15 40–37 39–38
Detroit Tigers 76 78 0.494 18 41–36 35–42
Boston Red Sox 75 79 0.487 19 43–34 32–45
Baltimore Orioles 74 80 0.481 20 38–39 36–41
Kansas City Athletics 66 88 0.429 28 37–40 29–48
Washington Senators 63 91 0.409 31 34–43 29–48


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET KC NY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 11–11–1 10–12 13–9 8–14 12–10 12–10
Boston 14–8 8–14 8–14 11–11 11–11 13–9 10–12
Chicago 11–11–1 14–8 15–7 13–9 12–10 13–9–1 16–6
Cleveland 12–10 14–8 7–15 14–8 15–7 11–11 16–6
Detroit 9–13 11–11 9–13 8–14 15–7 14–8 10–12
Kansas City 14–8 11–11 10–12 7–15 7–15 5–17 12–10
New York 10–12 9–13 9–13–1 11–11 8–14 17–5 15–7
Washington 10–12 12–10 6–16 6–16 12–10 10–12 7–15


Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Kansas City Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Avg. Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI
C Frank House 98 347 32 82 .236 1 30
1B Kent Hadley 113 288 40 73 .253 10 39
2B Jerry Lumpe 108 403 47 98 .243 3 28
3B Dick Williams 130 488 72 130 .266 16 75
SS Joe DeMaestri 118 352 31 86 .244 6 34
LF Bob Cerv 125 463 61 132 .285 20 87
CF Bill Tuttle 126 463 74 139 .300 7 43
RF Roger Maris 122 433 69 118 .273 16 72

[5]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI
Hal Smith 108 292 36 84 .288 5 31
Russ Snyder 73 243 41 76 .313 3 21
Wayne Terwilliger 74 180 27 48 .267 2 18
Harry Chiti 55 162 20 44 .272 5 25
Héctor López 35 135 22 38 .281 6 24
Ray Boone 61 132 19 36 .273 2 12
Whitey Herzog 38 123 25 36 .293 1 9
Preston Ward 58 109 8 27 .248 2 19
Zeke Bella 47 82 10 17 .207 1 9
Lou Klimchock 17 66 10 18 .273 4 13
Ray Jablonski 25 65 4 17 .262 2 8
Joe Morgan 20 21 2 4 .190 0 3
Harry Simpson 8 14 1 4 .286 1 2
Tom Carroll 14 7 1 1 .143 0 1
Bob Martyn 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bud Daley 39 216.1 16 13 3.16 125
Ned Garver 32 201 10 13 3.71 61
Ray Herbert 37 183.2 11 11 4.85 99
Johnny Kucks 33 151.1 8 11 3.87 51
Ralph Terry 9 46.1 2 4 5.24 35
Ken Johnson 2 11 1 1 4.09 8

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bob Grim 40 125.1 6 10 4.09 65
John Tsitouris 24 83.1 4 3 4.97 50
Rip Coleman 29 81 2 10 4.56 54
Howie Reed 6 20.2 0 3 7.40 11
Al Grunwald 6 11.1 0 1 7.94 9

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Murry Dickson 38 2 1 0 4.94 36
Tom Sturdivant 36 2 6 5 4.65 57
Russ Meyer 18 1 0 1 4.50 10
Tom Gorman 17 1 0 1 7.08 9
Dick Tomanek 16 0 1 2 6.53 13
Marty Kutyna 4 0 0 1 0.00 1
Evans Killeen 4 0 0 0 4.76 1
Mark Freeman 3 0 0 0 9.82 1
George Brunet 2 0 0 0 11.57 7

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Tommy Heath
AA Shreveport Sports Southern Association Les Peden
A Albany Senators Eastern League Al Evans
B Sioux City Soos Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Billy Capps
C Pocatello Athletics Pioneer League Tommy Giordano
D Grand Island Athletics Nebraska State League Art Mazmanian
D Olean Athletics New York–Penn League Bill Robertson
D Plainview Athletics Sophomore League Bobby Hofman

[7]

References

  1. ^ Chico Carrasquel page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Ray Boone page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ K.C. A's trade two to Yankees
  4. ^ Ray Jablonski page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "1959 Kansas City Athletics Statistics".
  6. ^ Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 113, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

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