1959 Detroit Tigers season
|1959 Detroit Tigers
|Major league affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Fred Knorr, John Fetzer|
|Manager(s)||Bill Norman, Jimmy Dykes|
|Local television||WJBK (TV)|
(Van Patrick, George Kell)
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The 1959 Detroit Tigers season was the 59th season for the American League franchise in Detroit. It involved the Tigers finishing in fourth place with a record of 76-78, eighteen games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox.
- October 13, 1958: Maury Wills was sent to the Tigers by the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.
- November 20, 1958: Billy Martin and Al Cicotte were traded by the Tigers to the Cleveland Indians for Don Mossi, Ray Narleski, and Ossie Álvarez.
- December 1, 1958: Lou Skizas was drafted from the Tigers by the Chicago White Sox in the 1958 rule 5 draft.
- Prior to 1959 season: Andy Kosco was signed as an amateur free agent by the Tigers.
Regular season 
Season standings 
|Chicago White Sox||94||60||.610||--|
|New York Yankees||79||75||.513||15|
|Boston Red Sox||75||79||.487||19|
|Kansas City Athletics||66||88||.429||28|
Notable transactions 
- April 2, 1959: Maury Wills was returned by the Detroit Tigers to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.
- June 13, 1959: Bob Smith was selected off waivers by the Tigers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
|1959 Detroit Tigers|
Player stats 
Starters by position 
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Other batters 
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Starting pitchers 
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Other pitchers 
Relief pitchers 
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Farm system 
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
- 1959 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
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