1959 Cincinnati Reds season

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1959 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Powel Crosley, Jr.
General manager(s) Gabe Paul
Manager(s) Mayo Smith, Fred Hutchinson
Local television WLW
(George Bryson, Frank McCormick)
Local radio WKRC
(Waite Hoyt, Jack Moran)
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The 1959 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Reds finishing in a fifth-place tie with the Chicago Cubs in the National League standings, with a record of 74–80, 13 games behind the NL and World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Prior to the season the club, after calling themselves the Cincinnati Redlegs for the past six seasons, changed its nickname back to the Reds. The Reds played their home games at Crosley Field.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

For the second consecutive season, the Reds played under two managers. Mayo Smith managed the Reds to a 35–45 start. He was replaced in mid-season by Fred Hutchinson, who led the club to a 39–35 record the rest of the way.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Dodgers 88 68 0.564 46–32 42–36
Milwaukee Braves 86 70 0.551 2 49–29 37–41
San Francisco Giants 83 71 0.539 4 42–35 41–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 76 0.506 9 47–30 31–46
Chicago Cubs 74 80 0.481 13 38–39 36–41
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 0.481 13 43–34 31–46
St. Louis Cardinals 71 83 0.461 16 42–35 29–48
Philadelphia Phillies 64 90 0.416 23 37–40 27–50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1959 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team CHC CIN LAD MIL PHI PIT SF STL
Chicago 9–13 11–11 10–12 10–12–1 12–10 12–10 10–12
Cincinnati 13–9 13–9 11–11 9–13 9–13 8–14 11–11
Los Angeles 11–11 9–13 14–10 17–5 11–11 14–8 12–10
Milwaukee 12–10 11–11 10–14 13–9 15–7–1 12–10 13–9
Philadelphia 12–10–1 13–9 5–17 9–13 9–13 9–13 7–15
Pittsburgh 10–12 13–9 11–11 7–15–1 13–9 10–12 14–8
San Francisco 10–12 14–8 8–14 10–12 13–9 12–10 16–6
St. Louis 12–10 11–11 10–12 9–13 15–7 8–14 6–16


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1959 Cincinnati Reds
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
Thomas, FrankFrank Thomas 108 374 84 .225 12 47
Pendleton, JimJim Pendleton 65 113 29 .257 3 9
Powers, JohnJohn Powers 43 43 11 .256 2 4
Ennis, DelDel Ennis 5 12 4 .333 0 1

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
Bailey, JimJim Bailey 3 11.2 0 1 6.17 7

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
Acker, TomTom Acker 37 1 2 2 4.12 45
Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo 10 1 0 0 3.95 8
Rudolph, DonDon Rudolph 5 0 0 0 4.91 8

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Havana Sugar Kings International League Preston Gómez
AAA Seattle Rainiers Pacific Coast League Fred Hutchinson and Alan Strange
AA Nashville Vols Southern Association Dick Sisler
A Savannah Reds Sally League Bob Wellman and Jack Cassini
B Topeka Hawks Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Johnny Vander Meer
C Visalia Redlegs California League Dave Bristol
D Palatka Redlegs Florida State League Clem Koshorek and Tony Pacheco
D Geneva Redlegs New York–Penn League Reno DeBenedetti

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Havana[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smoky Burgess page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Eddie Miksis page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Lou Skizas page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Hal Jeffcoat page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Walt Dropo page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links[edit]