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1959 Major League Baseball season

1959 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 9 – October 9, 1959
Number of games154
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)NBC, CBS
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Nellie Fox (CHW)
NL: Ernie Banks (CHC)
AL championsChicago White Sox
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsLos Angeles Dodgers
  NL runners-upMilwaukee Braves
World Series
ChampionsLos Angeles Dodgers
  Runners-upChicago White Sox
World Series MVPLarry Sherry (LA)
MLB seasons

The 1959 Major League Baseball season was played from April 9 to October 9, 1959. It saw the Los Angeles Dodgers, free of the strife produced by their move from Brooklyn the previous season, rebound to win the National League pennant after a two-game playoff against the Milwaukee Braves, who themselves had moved from Boston in 1953. The Dodgers won the World Series against a Chicago White Sox team that had not played in the "Fall Classic" since 1919 and was interrupting a Yankees' dynasty that dominated the American League between 1949 and 1964.

The season is notable as the only one between 1950 and 1981 where no pitcher pitched a no-hitter.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Harvey Kuenn DET .353 Hank Aaron MIL .355
HR Rocky Colavito CLE
Harmon Killebrew WSH
42 Eddie Mathews MIL 46
RBI Jackie Jensen BOS 112 Ernie Banks CHC 143
Wins Early Wynn CHW 22 Lew Burdette MIL
Sam Jones SF
Warren Spahn MIL
21
ERA Hoyt Wilhelm BAL 2.19 Sam Jones SF 2.83
SO Jim Bunning DET 201 Don Drysdale LA 242
SV Turk Lown CHW 15 Lindy McDaniel STL
Don McMahon MIL
15
SB Luis Aparicio CHW 56 Willie Mays SF 27

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL Chicago White Sox 2
  NL Los Angeles Dodgers 4

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Paul Richards
Boston Red Sox Pinky Higgins, Rudy York and Billy Jurges
Chicago White Sox Al Lopez
Cleveland Indians Joe Gordon
Detroit Tigers Bill Norman and Jimmy Dykes
Kansas City Athletics Harry Craft
New York Yankees Casey Stengel
Washington Senators Cookie Lavagetto

National League

Team Manager Comments
Chicago Cubs Bob Scheffing
Cincinnati Reds Mayo Smith and Fred Hutchinson
Los Angeles Dodgers Walter Alston
Milwaukee Braves Fred Haney
Philadelphia Phillies Eddie Sawyer
Pittsburgh Pirates Danny Murtaugh
St. Louis Cardinals Solly Hemus
San Francisco Giants Bill Rigney

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 23.9% 2,071,045 12.2% 26,552
Milwaukee Braves 86 -6.5% 1,749,112 -11.3% 22,141
New York Yankees 79 -14.1% 1,552,030 8.7% 20,156
Cleveland Indians 89 15.6% 1,497,976 125.7% 19,454
Chicago White Sox 94 14.6% 1,423,144 78.5% 18,245
San Francisco Giants 83 3.8% 1,422,130 11.7% 18,469
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 -7.1% 1,359,917 3.7% 17,661
Detroit Tigers 76 -1.3% 1,221,221 11.1% 15,860
Boston Red Sox 75 -5.1% 984,102 -8.6% 12,781
Kansas City Athletics 66 -9.6% 963,683 4.2% 12,515
St. Louis Cardinals 71 -1.4% 929,953 -12.6% 12,077
Baltimore Orioles 74 0.0% 891,926 7.5% 11,435
Chicago Cubs 74 2.8% 858,255 -12.4% 11,146
Philadelphia Phillies 64 -7.2% 802,815 -13.8% 10,293
Cincinnati Reds 74 -2.6% 801,298 1.6% 10,406
Washington Senators 63 3.3% 615,372 29.5% 7,992

Highlights

  • April 22 - In the course of a 20-6 victory over the Kansas City Athletics, the Chicago White Sox scored 11 runs in the seventh inning on ten walks, a hit batter, three errors and just one hit.

Events

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