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1959 Kansas City Athletics season

1959 Kansas City Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Municipal Stadium (since 1955)
  • Kansas City, Missouri (since 1955)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Arnold Johnson
    Manager(s) Harry Craft
    Local television WDAF-TV
    Local radio WDAF
    (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
    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

    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 House, FrankFrank House 98 347 32 82 .236 1 30
    1B Hadley, KentKent Hadley 113 288 40 73 .253 10 39
    2B Lumpe, JerryJerry Lumpe 108 403 47 98 .243 3 28
    3B Williams, DickDick Williams 130 488 72 130 .266 16 75
    SS DeMaestri, JoeJoe DeMaestri 118 352 31 86 .244 6 34
    LF Cerv, BobBob Cerv 125 463 61 132 .285 20 87
    CF Tuttle, BillBill Tuttle 126 463 74 139 .300 7 43
    RF Maris, RogerRoger Maris 122 433 69 118 .273 16 72
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    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
    Smith, HalHal Smith 108 292 36 84 .288 5 31
    Terwilliger, WayneWayne Terwilliger 74 180 27 48 .267 2 18
    Chiti, HarryHarry Chiti 55 162 20 44 .272 5 25
    López, HéctorHéctor López 35 135 22 38 .281 6 24
    Boone, RayRay Boone 61 132 19 36 .273 2 12
    Herzog, WhiteyWhitey Herzog 38 123 25 36 .293 1 9
    Ward, PrestonPreston Ward 58 109 8 27 .248 2 19
    Simpson, HarryHarry Simpson 8 14 1 4 .286 1 2
    Carroll, TomTom Carroll 14 7 1 .143 0 1

    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
    Daley, BudBud Daley 39 216.1 16 13 3.16 125
    Garver, NedNed Garver 32 201 10 13 3.71 61
    Kucks, JohnnyJohnny Kucks 33 151.1 8 11 3.87 51
    Terry, RalphRalph Terry 9 46.1 2 4 5.24 35

    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
    Grim, BobBob Grim 40 125.1 6 10 4.09 65
    Tsitouris, JohnJohn Tsitouris 24 83.1 4 3 4.97 50
    Coleman, RipRip Coleman 29 81 2 10 4.56 54

    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
    Sturdivant, TomTom Sturdivant 36 2 6 5 4.65 57
    Gorman, TomTom Gorman 17 1 0 1 7.08 9
    Kutyna, MartyMarty Kutyna 4 0 0 1 0.00 1
    Brunet, GeorgeGeorge Brunet 2 0 0 0 11.57 7

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Chico Carrasquel page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ a b Ray Boone page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Ray Jablonski page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/KCA/1959.shtml
    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, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links