1959 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
1959 World Series Champions
National League champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter O'Malley
Manager(s) Walter Alston
Local television KTTV (11)
Local radio KMPC
Vin Scully, Jerry Doggett
KWKW
René Cárdenas, Jaime Jarrín, Miguel Alonzo
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The 1959 Los Angeles Dodgers finished in a first-place tie with the Milwaukee Braves, with each club going 86-68. The Dodgers won the pennant as they swept the Braves in a best-of-three playoff series. They went on to defeat the Chicago White Sox in the 1959 World Series in just their second season since leaving Brooklyn.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 -- .564
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 2 .551
San Francisco Giants 83 71 4 .539
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 9 .506
Chicago Cubs 74 80 13 .481
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 13 .481
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 16 .461
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 23 .416

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Opening Day starters
Name Position
Ron Fairly Right fielder
Wally Moon Left fielder
Johnny Roseboro Catcher
Duke Snider Center fielder
Charlie Neal Second baseman
Gil Hodges First baseman
Don Zimmer Shortstop
Jim Baxes Third baseman
Don Drysdale Starting pitcher

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
LF Moon, WallyWally Moon 145 543 164 .302 19 74

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
Repulski, RipRip Repulski 53 94 24 .255 2 14

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

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

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 14 3 2 1 4.99 24

1959 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1959 World Series

Game 1[edit]

October 1, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Chicago (A) 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 x 11 11 0
W: Early Wynn (1-0)   L: Roger Craig (0-1)   S: Gerry Staley (1)
HR: CWSTed Kluszewski (1, 2)

Game 2[edit]

October 2, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 9 1
Chicago (A) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
W: Johnny Podres (1-0)   L: Bob Shaw (0-1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)
HR: LADCharlie Neal (1, 2), Chuck Essegian (1)

Game 3[edit]

October 4, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 12 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 3 5 0
W: Don Drysdale (1-0)  L: Dick Donovan (0-1)   S: Larry Sherry (1)

Game 4[edit]

October 5, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 3
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 x 5 9 0
W: Larry Sherry (1-0)  L: Gerry Staley (0-1)
HR: CWSSherm Lollar (1)    LADGil Hodges (1)

Game 5[edit]

October 6, 1959 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
W: Bob Shaw (1-1)  L: Sandy Koufax (0-1)   S: Dick Donovan (1)

Game 6[edit]

October 8, 1959 at Comiskey Park I in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Los Angeles (N) 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 9 13 0
Chicago (A) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
W: Larry Sherry (2-0)   L: Early Wynn (1-1)
HR: LADDuke Snider (1), Wally Moon (1), Chuck Essegian (2) CWSTed Kluszewski (3)

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Montreal Royals International League Clay Bryant
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Bobby Bragan
AAA St. Paul Saints American Association Max Macon
AA Victoria Rosebuds Texas League Pete Reiser
A Macon Dodgers South Atlantic League Danny Ozark
B Green Bay Bluejays Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Stan Wasiak
C Great Falls Electrics Pioneer League Brandy Davis
C Reno Silver Sox California League Ray Perry
D Kokomo Dodgers Midwest League Edward Serrano
D Odessa Dodgers Sophomore League Roy Hartsfield
D Orlando Dodgers Florida State League Martin Devlin
D Panama City Fliers Alabama-Florida League Al Ronning

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Green Bay

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