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1959 New York Yankees season

1959 New York Yankees
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Yankee Stadium (since 1923)
  • New York City, New York (since 1903)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Dan Topping and Del Webb
    Manager(s) Casey Stengel
    Local television

    WPIX

    (Mel Allen, Red Barber, Phil Rizzuto)
    Local radio WMGM
    (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

    • Prior to 1959 season: Elvio Jiménez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees.[1]

    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 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

    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

    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
    Sturdivant, TomTom Sturdivant 7 25.1 0 2 4.97 16

    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
    Blaylock, GaryGary Blaylock 15 0 1 0 3.51 20
    Kucks, JohnnyJohnny Kucks 9 0 1 0 8.64 9

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Modesto, St. Petersburg[5]

    Notes

    1. ^ Elvio Jiménez page at Baseball-Reference
    2. ^ Bobby Del Greco page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Ralph Terry page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Enos Slaughter page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    References