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The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Harvey Kuenn .353 Hank Aaron .355
HR Rocky Colavito & Harmon Killebrew 42 Eddie Mathews 46
RBI Jackie Jensen 112 Ernie Banks 143
Wins Early Wynn 22 Lew Burdette, Sam Jones & Warren Spahn 21
ERA Hoyt Wilhelm 2.19 Sam Jones 2.83

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Chicago White Sox 94   60 .610     --
2nd Cleveland Indians 89   65 .578   5.0
3rd New York Yankees 79   75 .513   15.0
4th Detroit Tigers 76   78 .494   18.0
5th Boston Red Sox 75   79 .487   19.0
6th Baltimore Orioles 74   80 .481   20.0
7th Kansas City Athletics 66   88 .429   28.0
8th Washington Senators 63   91 .409   31.0

National League final standingsEdit

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Los Angeles Dodgers 88   68 .564     --
2nd Milwaukee Braves 86   70 .551   2.0
3rd San Francisco Giants 83   71 .539   4.0
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 78   76 .506   9.0
5th Cincinnati Reds 74   80 .481   13.0
6th Chicago Cubs 74   80 .481   13.0
7th St. Louis Cardinals 71   83 .461   16.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 64   90 .416   23.0

EventsEdit

January-MarchEdit

April-JuneEdit

  • May -- The New York Yankees land in last place in the American League, and despite battling back, will only finish third as the White Sox win the pennant.

July-SeptemberEdit

October-DecemberEdit

  • October 8 - The Los Angeles Dodgers win 9-3 to take the World Series in Chicago's Comiskey Park, 4 games to 2, again behind Larry Sherry in relief of Johnny Podres. The Dodgers have an 8-0 lead after 4 innings and hold on despite Ted Kluszewski's 3-run home run. The round-tripper gives the slugger a new 6-game RBI record of 10. Chicago's Chuck Essegian hits his second pinch HR to establish a new record, later equalled by Bernie Carbo of the Boston Red Sox in 1975. Each Dodger receives a record $11,231 winning share. The White Sox each get a record $7,275 losing share.

BirthsEdit

January-JuneEdit

July-DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

January-MarchEdit

  • January 21 - Hooks Wiltse, 79, pitcher for the New York Giants with two 20-win seasons and a 10-inning no-hitter
  • January 22 - Ken Williams, 68, outfielder who in 1922 became the first player to have 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season
  • February 7 - Nap Lajoie, 84, Hall of Fame second baseman who batted .338 in his career, winning the 1901 American League Triple Crown with a .426 batting average and becoming the third player to make 3000 hits
  • February 12 - Dode Paskert, 77, outfielder and leadoff hitter known for his speed and defense
  • March 17 - Howard Ehmke, 64, pitcher with six 15-win seasons whose last major league victory was a record 13-strikeout performance in the 1929 World Series
  • March 29 - Johnny Allen, 53, All-Star pitcher named Major League Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1937 after a 15-1 season

April-JuneEdit

  • May 18 - John Hummel, 76, longtime Brooklyn utility player
  • May 18 - Gene Packard, 71, pitcher who enjoyed a pair of 20-win seasons in the short-lived Federal League
  • May 26 - Ed Walsh, 78, Hall of Fame spitball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox who compiled the lowest career ERA in history (1.82) and won an astonishing 40 games in 1908
  • June 28 - Joe Sugden, 88, platooning catcher for five teams, later a Cardinals scout for 31 years

July-SeptemberEdit

October-DecemberEdit

  • October 29 - Dave Fultz, 84, outfielder who became a lawyer and unionized players in the 1910s, later coaching baseball and football at six universities
  • November 20 - Roy Thomas, 85, Phillies outfielder and leadoff hitter who batted .300 five times
  • November 28 - Ed McFarland, 85, catcher for five teams, known for his fielding
  • November 30 - Jack Scott, 67, pitcher who threw a shutout in the 1922 World Series for the Giants and won 16 games the next year
  • December 6 - Wid Conroy, 82, infielder for four teams, including the 1902 NL champion Pirates
  • December 10 - Joe Harris, 68, first baseman and outfielder who batted .300 in his first eight seasons
  • December 11 - Jim Bottomley, 59, power-hitting first baseman for four Cardinal pennant-winners and career .310 hitter who was named the NL's MVP in 1928 and set a record with 12 RBI in a 1924 game (record tied by Mark Whiten of 1993 St. Louis Cardinals)

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