1959 Washington Senators season

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1959 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Cookie Lavagetto
Local television WTOP
Local radio WTOP
(Chuck Thompson, Bob Wolff, Jack Guinan)
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The 1959 Washington Senators won 63 games, lost 91, and finished in eighth place in the American League, 31 games behind the AL Champion Chicago White Sox in their penultimate season in The Nation's Capital. They were managed by Cookie Lavagetto and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

Regular season[edit]

On September 7, Ron Samford hit a home run in the last at bat of his career.[1]

Pedro Ramos led the American League in losses.[2]

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]

Roster[edit]

1959 Washington Senators
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

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
Samford, RonRon Samford 91 237 53 .224 5 22
Porter, JayJay Porter 37 106 24 .226 1 10
Valdivielso, JoséJosé Valdivielso 24 14 4 .286 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

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
Clevenger, TexTex Clevenger 50 8 5 8 3.91 71

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Red Marion
A Charlotte Hornets Sally League Gene Verble
B Fox Cities Foxes Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Jack McKeon
C Missoula Timberjacks Pioneer League Ralph Rowe
D Fort Walton Beach Jets Alabama-Florida League Vince Magi
D Lynchburg Senators Appalachian League Chick Payne
D Sanford Greyhounds Florida State League Packy Rogers, Ed Barberito
and Joe Abernethy

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats18.shtml
  2. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 348, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. ^ Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Jay Porter page at Baseball-Reference

References[edit]