1958 Cleveland Indians season
|1958 Cleveland Indians|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||William R. Daley|
|Manager(s)||Bobby Bragan, Joe Gordon|
|Local radio||WERE (1300)|
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- December 4, 1957: Early Wynn and Al Smith were traded by the Indians to the Chicago White Sox for Minnie Miñoso and Fred Hatfield.
- January 29, 1958: Mickey Vernon was selected off waivers by the Indians from the Boston Red Sox.
- February 18, 1958: Hank Aguirre and Jim Hegan were traded by the Indians to the Detroit Tigers for Jay Porter and Hal Woodeshick.
- February 25, 1958: Pete Mesa (minors) was traded by the Indians to the Washington Senators for Milt Bolling.
- March 27, 1958: Vito Valentinetti and Milt Bolling were traded by the Indians to the Detroit Tigers for Pete Wojey and $20,000.
- Prior to 1958 season (exact date unknown)
- May 17, 1958: Carroll Hardy hit his first major league home run when he pinch hit for Roger Maris in the 11th inning of a 4-4 tie against the Chicago White Sox.
- Indians manager Bobby Bragan was fired after 67 games, the shortest stint (at the time) for a Cleveland Indians manager.
|New York Yankees||92||62||.597||--|
|Chicago White Sox||82||72||.532||10|
|Boston Red Sox||79||75||.513||13|
|Kansas City Athletics||73||81||.474||19|
- June 12, 1958: Chico Carrasquel was traded by the Indians to the Kansas City Athletics for Billy Hunter.
- June 15, 1958: Roger Maris, Dick Tomanek and Preston Ward were traded by the Indians to the Kansas City Athletics for Woodie Held and Vic Power.
- July 2, 1958: Bob Lemon was released by the Indians.
- July 2, 1958: Morrie Martin was selected off waivers by the Indians from the St. Louis Cardinals.
- August 4, 1958: Randy Jackson was purchased by the Indians from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- August 23, 1958: Hoyt Wilhelm was selected off waivers from the Indians by the Baltimore Orioles.
|1958 Cleveland Indians|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|1B||Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon||119||355||104||.293||8||55|
|LF||Miñoso, MinnieMinnie Miñoso||149||556||168||.302||24||80|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Geiger, GaryGary Geiger||91||195||45||.231||1||6|
|Maris, RogerRoger Maris||51||182||41||.225||9||27|
|Carrasquel, ChicoChico Carrasquel||49||156||40||.225||9||27|
|Held, WoodieWoodie Held||67||144||28||.194||3||17|
|Porter, JayJay Porter||40||85||17||.200||4||19|
|Hatfield, FredFred Hatfield||3||8||1||.125||0||1|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Bell, GaryGary Bell||33||182||12||10||3.31||110|
|Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant||44||204||10||11||3.84||111|
|Ferrarese, DonDon Ferrarese||28||94.2||3||4||3.71||62|
|Woodeshick, HalHal Woodeshick||14||71.2||6||6||3.64||27|
|Tomanek, DickDick Tomanek||18||57.2||2||3||5.62||42|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Churn, ChuckChuck Churn||6||0||0||0||6.23||4|
|Brodowski, DickDick Brodowski||5||1||0||0||0.00||12|
|Geiger, GaryGary Geiger||1||0||0||0||9.00||2|
Awards and honors
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Burlington, North Platte
- Minnie Miñoso page at Baseball-Reference
- Mickey Vernon page at Baseball-Reference
- Jay Porter page at Baseball-Reference
- Milt Bolling page at Baseball-Reference
- Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball-Reference
- Doc Edwards page at Baseball-Reference
- Jim Weaver page at Baseball-Reference
- Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 96, Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, Touchstone Books, Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4165-8928-0
- Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero, p. 97
- Chico Carrasquel page at Baseball Reference
- Roger Maris page at Baseball Reference
- Bob Lemon page at Baseball Reference
- Morrie Martin page at Baseball Reference
- Randy Jackson page at Baseball Reference
- Hoyt Wilhelm page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, NC: Baseball America, 2007
- 1958 Cleveland Indians team page at Baseball Reference
- 1958 Cleveland Indians team page at www.baseball-almanac.com