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1959 Washington Senators season

1959 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Griffith Stadium (since 1911)
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
    Manager(s) Cookie Lavagetto
    Local television WTOP
    Local radio WTOP
    (Chuck Thompson, Bob Wolff, Jack Guinan)
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    The 1959 Washington Senators won 63 games, lost 91, and finished in eighth place in the American League, 31 games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox in their penultimate season in The Nation's Capital. They were managed by Cookie Lavagetto and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

    Regular season

    On September 7, Ron Samford hit a home run in the last at bat of his career.[1]

    Pedro Ramos led the American League in losses.[2]

    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 Washington Senators
    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

    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
    Samford, RonRon Samford 91 237 53 .224 5 22
    Porter, JayJay Porter 37 106 24 .226 1 10
    Valdivielso, JoséJosé Valdivielso 24 14 4 .286 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

    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
    Clevenger, TexTex Clevenger 50 8 5 8 3.91 71

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats18.shtml
    2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 348, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    3. ^ Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball-Reference
    4. ^ Jay Porter page at Baseball-Reference

    References