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1959 St. Louis Cardinals season

1959 St. Louis Cardinals
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Busch Stadium I (since 1920)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (since 1882)
  • Results
    Record 71–83 (.461)
    League place 7th
    Other information
    Owner(s) August "Gussie" Busch
    Manager(s) Solly Hemus
    Local television KPLR
    Local radio KMOX
    (Harry Caray, Jack Buck, Joe Garagiola)
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    The 1959 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 78th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 68th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 71–83 during the season and finished seventh in the National League, 16 games behind the NL pennant and World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season summary

    The Cardinals played the league's best baseball from early May into late July, during which time they went 40–30. In the end, pitching failed the Redbirds. Their 4.34 ERA was ranked worst in the National League.

    There were some bright spots to the season. Larry Jackson and Lindy McDaniel, who found success and saved 15 games after an early-season move to the bullpen, each won a team-high 14 games. Also, third baseman Ken Boyer won a Gold Glove this year.

    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

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1959 St. Louis Cardinals
    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
    CF Cimoli, GinoGino Cimoli 143 519 145 .279 8 72

    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
    Tate, LeeLee Tate 41 50 7 .140 1 4
    Essegian, ChuckChuck Essegian 17 39 7 .179 0 5
    Carmel, DukeDuke Carmel 10 23 3 .130 0 3
    O'Rourke, CharlieCharlie O'Rourke 2 2 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
    Broglio, ErnieErnie Broglio 35 181.1 7 12 4.72 133
    Hughes, TomTom Hughes 2 4 0 2 15.75 2

    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
    Blaylock, GaryGary Blaylock 26 100 4 5 5.13 61
    Bridges, MarshallMarshall Bridges 27 76 6 3 4.26 76
    Blaylock, BobBob Blaylock 3 9 0 1 4.00 3

    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
    Brosnan, JimJim Brosnan 20 1 3 2 4.91 18
    Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 3 0 0 0 22.50 0

    Farm system

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