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1959 Los Angeles Dodgers season

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
1959 World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (since 1958)
  • Los Angeles (since 1958)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
    Manager(s) Walter Alston
    Local television KTTV (11)
    Local radio KMPC
    Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
    KWKW
    René Cárdenas, Jaime Jarrín, Miguel Alonzo
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    The 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers finished in a first-place tie with the Milwaukee Braves, with each club going 86–68. The Dodgers won the pennant as they swept the Braves in a best-of-three playoff series. They went on to defeat the Chicago White Sox in the 1959 World Series in just their second season since leaving Brooklyn.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 -- .564
    Milwaukee Braves 86 70 2 .551
    San Francisco Giants 83 71 4 .539
    Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 9 .506
    Chicago Cubs 74 80 13 .481
    Cincinnati Reds 74 80 13 .481
    St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 16 .461
    Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 23 .416

    Opening Day lineup

    Opening Day starters
    Name Position
    Ron Fairly Right fielder
    Wally Moon Left fielder
    Johnny Roseboro Catcher
    Duke Snider Center fielder
    Charlie Neal Second baseman
    Gil Hodges First baseman
    Don Zimmer Shortstop
    Jim Baxes Third baseman
    Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
    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
    LF Moon, WallyWally Moon 145 543 164 .302 19 74

    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
    Repulski, RipRip Repulski 53 94 24 .255 2 14

    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

    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

    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
    Churn, ChuckChuck Churn 14 3 2 1 4.99 24

    1959 World Series

    Main article: 1959 World Series

    Game 1

    October 1, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
    Chicago (A) 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 x 11 11 0
    W: Early Wynn (1–0)   L: Roger Craig (0–1)   S: Gerry Staley (1)
    HR: CWSTed Kluszewski (1, 2)

    Game 2

    October 2, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 9 1
    Chicago (A) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
    W: Johnny Podres (1–0)   L: Bob Shaw (0–1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)
    HR: LADCharlie Neal (1, 2), Chuck Essegian (1)

    Game 3

    October 4, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 0
    Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 3 5 0
    W: Don Drysdale (1–0)  L: Dick Donovan (0–1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)

    Game 4

    October 5, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 3
    Los Angeles (N) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 x 5 9 0
    W: Larry Sherry (1–0)  L: Gerry Staley (0–1)
    HR: CWSSherm Lollar (1)    LADGil Hodges (1)

    Game 5

    October 6, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Chicago (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
    Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
    W: Bob Shaw (1–1)  L: Sandy Koufax (0–1)   S: Dick Donovan (1)

    Game 6

    October 8, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Los Angeles (N) 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 13 0
    Chicago (A) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
    W: Larry Sherry (2–0)   L: Early Wynn (1–1)
    HR: LADDuke Snider (1), Wally Moon (1), Chuck Essegian (2) CWSTed Kluszewski (3)

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Green Bay

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    References

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