1959 Baltimore Orioles season

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1959 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 74–80 (.481)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Ernie Harwell, Herb Carneal)
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The 1959 Baltimore Orioles season was the franchise's sixth season in Baltimore, Maryland, and its 59th overall. It resulted with the Orioles finishing sixth in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses, 22 games behind the AL champion Chicago White Sox.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1959 Baltimore Orioles
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
C Triandos, GusGus Triandos 126 393 85 .216 25 73
1B Boyd, BobBob Boyd 128 415 110 .265 3 41
2B Gardner, BillyBilly Gardner 140 401 87 .217 6 27
3B Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson 88 313 89 .284 4 24
SS Carrasquel, ChicoChico Carrasquel 114 346 77 .223 4 28
LF Nieman, BobBob Nieman 118 360 105 .292 21 60
CF Tasby, WillieWillie Tasby 142 505 126 .250 13 48
RF Pilarcik, AlAl Pilarcik 130 273 77 .282 3 16

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
Woodling, GeneGene Woodling 140 440 132 .300 14 77
Klaus, BillyBilly Klaus 104 321 80 .249 3 25
Ginsberg, JoeJoe Ginsberg 65 166 30 .181 1 14
Dropo, WaltWalt Dropo 62 151 42 .278 6 21
Pearson, AlbieAlbie Pearson 80 138 32 .232 0 6
Finigan, JimJim Finigan 48 119 30 .252 1 10
Miranda, WillyWilly Miranda 65 88 14 .159 0 7
Shetrone, BarryBarry Shetrone 33 79 16 .203 0 5
Lockman, WhiteyWhitey Lockman 38 69 15 .217 0 2
Hale, BobBob Hale 40 54 10 .185 0 7
Ávila, BobbyBobby Ávila 20 47 8 .170 0 0
Adair, JerryJerry Adair 12 35 11 .314 0 2
Taylor, JoeJoe Taylor 14 32 5 .156 1 2
Green, LennyLenny Green 27 24 7 .292 2 15
Valentine, FredFred Valentine 12 19 6 .316 0 1
Burke, LeoLeo Burke 5 10 2 .200 0 1
Hansen, RonRon Hansen 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Saverine, BobBob Saverine 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Wilhelm, HoytHoyt Wilhelm 32 226 15 11 2.19 139
Pappas, MiltMilt Pappas 33 209.1 15 9 3.27 120
Walker, JerryJerry Walker 30 182 11 10 2.92 100
Brown, HalHal Brown 31 164 11 9 3.79 81

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
O'Dell, BillyBilly O'Dell 38 199.1 10 12 2.93 88
Portocarrero, ArnieArnie Portocarrero 27 90 2 7 6.80 23
Fisher, JackJack Fisher 27 88.2 1 6 3.05 52
Harshman, JackJack Harshman 14 47.1 0 6 6.85 24
Bamberger, GeorgeGeorge Bamberger 3 8.1 0 0 7.56 2

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
Loes, BillyBilly Loes 37 4 7 14 4.06 34
Johnson, ErnieErnie Johnson 31 4 1 1 4.11 29
Hoeft, BillyBilly Hoeft 16 1 1 0 5.71 30
Stock, WesWes Stock 7 0 0 1 3.55 8
Zuverink, GeorgeGeorge Zuverink 6 0 1 0 4.15 1
Coleman, RipRip Coleman 3 0 0 0 0.00 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Pepper Martin
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Charlie Metro
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Barney Lutz and George Staller
C Stockton Ports California League Billy DeMars
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Earl Weaver
D Pensacola Dons Alabama-Florida League Lou Fitzgerald
D Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Bob Hooper

Notes[edit]

References[edit]