1959 Detroit Tigers season

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1959 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
Manager(s) Bill Norman, Jimmy Dykes
Local television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(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.

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

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 2, 1959: Maury Wills was returned by the Detroit Tigers to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.[1]
  • June 13, 1959: Bob Smith was selected off waivers by the Tigers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.[5]

Roster[edit]

1959 Detroit Tigers
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 Harris, GailGail Harris 114 349 77 .221 9 39

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
Álvarez, OssieOssie Álvarez 8 2 1 .500 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
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 40 249.2 17 13 3.89 201
Mossi, DonDon Mossi 34 228 17 9 3.36 125

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
Narleski, RayRay Narleski 42 104.1 4 12 5.78 71
Bruce, BobBob Bruce 2 2 0 1 9.00 1

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
Susce, GeorgeGeorge Susce 9 0 0 0 12.89 9
Smith, BobBob Smith 9 0 0 0 8.18 10
Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 3 0 0 0 3.38 3

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Bill Adair
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Skeeter Newsome
A Knoxville Smokies Sally League Johnny Pesky
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Frank Skaff
D Montgomery Rebels Alabama-Florida League Frank Carswell
D Decatur Commodores Midwest League Stubby Overmire
D Erie Sailors New York-Penn League Al Lakeman and Pat Mullin

Notes[edit]

References[edit]