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1959 New York Yankees season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1959 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Dan Topping and Del Webb
General manager(s)George Weiss
Manager(s)Casey Stengel
Local televisionWPIX (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
Local radioWMGM
(Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
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The 1959 New York Yankees season was the 57th season for the team in New York and its 59th overall. The team finished in third place in the American League with a record of 79–75, 15 games behind the Chicago White Sox. New York was managed by Casey Stengel. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

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

1959 American League Records

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 New York Yankees
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Yogi Berra 131 472 134 .284 19 69
1B Bill Skowron 74 282 84 .298 15 59
2B Bobby Richardson 134 469 141 .301 2 33
SS Tony Kubek 132 512 143 .279 6 51
3B Héctor López 112 406 115 .283 16 69
LF Norm Siebern 120 380 103 .271 11 53
CF Mickey Mantle 144 541 154 .285 31 75
RF Hank Bauer 114 341 81 .238 9 39

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Elston Howard 125 443 121 .273 18 73
Gil McDougald 127 434 109 .251 4 34
Marv Throneberry 80 192 46 .240 8 22
Clete Boyer 47 114 20 .175 0 3
Andy Carey 41 101 26 .257 3 9
Enos Slaughter 74 99 17 .172 6 21
Johnny Blanchard 49 59 10 .169 2 4
Jerry Lumpe 18 45 10 .222 0 2
Fritz Brickell 18 39 10 .256 1 4
Jim Pisoni 17 17 3 .176 0 1
Ken Hunt 6 12 4 .333 0 1
Gordie Windhorn 7 11 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
Whitey Ford 35 204 16 10 3.04 114
Art Ditmar 38 202 13 9 2.90 96
Bob Turley 33 154.1 8 11 4.32 111
Ralph Terry 24 127.1 3 7 3.39 55
Don Larsen 25 124.2 6 7 4.33 69
Mark Freeman 1 7 0 0 2.57 4

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
Duke Maas 38 138 14 8 4.43 67
Eli Grba 19 50.1 2 5 6.44 23
Jim Bronstad 16 29.1 0 3 5.22 14
Tom Sturdivant 7 25.1 0 2 4.97 16
John Gabler 3 19.1 1 1 2.79 11

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
Ryne Duren 41 3 6 14 1.88 96
Jim Coates 37 6 1 3 2.87 64
Bobby Shantz 33 7 3 3 2.38 66
Gary Blaylock 15 0 1 0 3.51 20
Johnny Kucks 9 0 1 0 8.64 9
Zach Monroe 3 0 0 0 5.40 1

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Virginians International League Steve Souchock
A Binghamton Triplets Eastern League Charlie Silvera
B Greensboro Yankees Carolina League Vern Hoscheit
C Modesto Reds California League Hal Charnofsky
C Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Dee Phillips
D St. Petersburg Saints Florida State League Tom Hamilton
D Kearney Yankees Nebraska State League Jim Gleeson
D Auburn Yankees New York–Penn League Bob Bauer

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto, St. Petersburg[5]

Notes

  1. ^ Elvio Jiménez at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Bobby Del Greco at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ K.C. A's trade two to Yankees
  4. ^ Enos Slaughter at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

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