1958 Cleveland Indians season

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1958 Cleveland Indians
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William R. Daley
Manager(s) Bobby Bragan, Joe Gordon
Local television WEWS-TV
Local radio WERE (1300)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 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.[8]
  • Indians manager Bobby Bragan was fired after 67 games, the shortest stint (at the time) for a Cleveland Indians manager.[9]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 92 62 .597 --
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 10
Boston Red Sox 79 75 .513 13
Cleveland Indians 77 76 .503 14.5
Detroit Tigers 77 77 .500 15
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 .484 17.5
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 .474 19
Washington Senators 61 93 .396 31

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1958 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
1B Vernon, MickeyMickey Vernon 119 355 104 .293 8 55
LF Miñoso, MinnieMinnie Miñoso 149 556 168 .302 24 80

Other batters[edit]

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
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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bell, GaryGary Bell 33 182 12 10 3.31 110

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
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

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
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[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League Catfish Metkovich
AA Mobile Bears Southern Association Mel McGaha
A Reading Indians Eastern League Clyde McCullough
B Burlington Indians Carolina League Pinky May
C Minot Mallards Northern League Ken Landenberger
D Cocoa Indians Florida State League Paul O'Dea
D North Platte Indians Nebraska State League Mark Wylie
D Batavia Indians New York–Penn League Don Richmond

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Burlington, North Platte[16]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]