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1959 Baltimore Orioles season

1959 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Memorial Stadium (since 1954)
  • Baltimore (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 74–80 (.481)
    League place 6th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
    Manager(s) Paul Richards
    Local television WJZ-TV
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Ernie Harwell, Herb Carneal)
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    The 1959 Baltimore Orioles season was the franchise's sixth season in Baltimore, Maryland, and its 59th overall. It resulted with the Orioles finishing sixth in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses, 22 games behind the AL champion Chicago White Sox.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 --
    Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 5
    New York Yankees 79 75 .513 15
    Detroit Tigers 76 78 .494 18
    Boston Red Sox 75 79 .487 19
    Baltimore Orioles 74 80 .481 20
    Kansas City Athletics 66 88 .429 28
    Washington Senators 63 91 .409 31

    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1959 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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 Triandos, GusGus Triandos 126 393 85 .216 25 73
    1B Boyd, BobBob Boyd 128 415 110 .265 3 41
    2B Gardner, BillyBilly Gardner 140 401 87 .217 6 27
    3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 88 313 89 .284 4 24
    SS Carrasquel, ChicoChico Carrasquel 114 346 77 .223 4 28
    LF Nieman, BobBob Nieman 118 360 105 .292 21 60
    CF Tasby, WillieWillie Tasby 142 505 126 .250 13 48
    RF Pilarcik, AlAl Pilarcik 130 273 77 .282 3 16

    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
    Woodling, GeneGene Woodling 140 440 132 .300 14 77
    Klaus, BillyBilly Klaus 104 321 80 .249 3 25
    Ginsberg, JoeJoe Ginsberg 65 166 30 .181 1 14
    Dropo, WaltWalt Dropo 62 151 42 .278 6 21
    Pearson, AlbieAlbie Pearson 80 138 32 .232 0 6
    Finigan, JimJim Finigan 48 119 30 .252 1 10
    Miranda, WillyWilly Miranda 65 88 14 .159 0 7
    Shetrone, BarryBarry Shetrone 33 79 16 .203 0 5
    Lockman, WhiteyWhitey Lockman 38 69 15 .217 0 2
    Hale, BobBob Hale 40 54 10 .185 0 7
    Ávila, BobbyBobby Ávila 20 47 8 .170 0 0
    Adair, JerryJerry Adair 12 35 11 .314 0 2
    Taylor, JoeJoe Taylor 14 32 5 .156 1 2
    Green, LennyLenny Green 27 24 7 .292 2 15
    Valentine, FredFred Valentine 12 19 6 .316 0 1
    Burke, LeoLeo Burke 5 10 2 .200 0 1
    Hansen, RonRon Hansen 2 4 0 .000 0 0
    Saverine, BobBob Saverine 1 0 0 ---- 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
    Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 32 226 15 11 2.19 139
    Pappas, MiltMilt Pappas 33 209.1 15 9 3.27 120
    Walker, JerryJerry Walker 30 182 11 10 2.92 100
    Brown, HalHal Brown 31 164 11 9 3.79 81

    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
    O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 38 199.1 10 12 2.93 88
    Portocarrero, ArnieArnie Portocarrero 27 90 2 7 6.80 23
    Fisher, JackJack Fisher 27 88.2 1 6 3.05 52
    Harshman, JackJack Harshman 14 47.1 0 6 6.85 24
    Bamberger, GeorgeGeorge Bamberger 3 8.1 0 0 7.56 2

    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
    Loes, BillyBilly Loes 37 4 7 14 4.06 34
    Johnson, ErnieErnie Johnson 31 4 1 1 4.11 29
    Hoeft, BillyBilly Hoeft 16 1 1 0 5.71 30
    Stock, WesWes Stock 7 0 0 1 3.55 8
    Zuverink, GeorgeGeorge Zuverink 6 0 1 0 4.15 1
    Coleman, RipRip Coleman 3 0 0 0 0.00 4

    Farm system

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    References