1959 Major League Baseball Season
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1959 Major League Baseball Season
1959 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 9 - October 9, 1959
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Nellie Fox (CHW)
NL: Ernie Banks (CHC)
AL championsChicago White Sox
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsLos Angeles Dodgers
  NL runners-upMilwaukee Braves
World Series
ChampionsLos Angeles Dodgers
  Runners-upChicago White Sox
World Series MVPLarry Sherry (LA)
MLB seasons

The 1959 Major League Baseball season was played from April 9 to October 9, 1959. It saw the Los Angeles Dodgers, free of the strife produced by their move from Brooklyn the previous season, rebound to win the National League pennant after a two-game playoff against the Milwaukee Braves, who themselves had moved from Boston in 1953. The Dodgers won the World Series against a Chicago White Sox team that had not played in the "Fall Classic" since 1919 and was interrupting a Yankees' dynasty that dominated the American League between 1949 and 1964.

The season is notable as the only one between 1950 and 1981 where no pitcher pitched a no-hitter.[1][a]

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Harvey Kuenn DET .353 Hank Aaron MIL .355
HR Rocky Colavito CLE
Harmon Killebrew WSH
42 Eddie Mathews MIL 46
RBI Jackie Jensen BOS 112 Ernie Banks CHC 143
Wins Early Wynn CHW 22 Lew Burdette MIL
Sam Jones SF
Warren Spahn MIL
21
ERA Hoyt Wilhelm BAL 2.19 Sam Jones SF 2.83
SO Jim Bunning DET 201 Don Drysdale LA 242
SV Turk Lown CHW 15 Lindy McDaniel STL
Don McMahon MIL
15
SB Luis Aparicio CHW 56 Willie Mays SF 27

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL Chicago White Sox 2
  NL Los Angeles Dodgers 4

Managers

American League

National League

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Los Angeles Dodgers[2] 88 23.9% 2,071,045 12.2% 26,552
Milwaukee Braves[3] 86 -6.5% 1,749,112 -11.3% 22,141
New York Yankees[4] 79 -14.1% 1,552,030 8.7% 20,156
Cleveland Indians[5] 89 15.6% 1,497,976 125.7% 19,454
Chicago White Sox[6] 94 14.6% 1,423,144 78.5% 18,245
San Francisco Giants[7] 83 3.8% 1,422,130 11.7% 18,469
Pittsburgh Pirates[8] 78 -7.1% 1,359,917 3.7% 17,661
Detroit Tigers[9] 76 -1.3% 1,221,221 11.1% 15,860
Boston Red Sox[10] 75 -5.1% 984,102 -8.6% 12,781
Kansas City Athletics[11] 66 -9.6% 963,683 4.2% 12,515
St. Louis Cardinals[12] 71 -1.4% 929,953 -12.6% 12,077
Baltimore Orioles[13] 74 0.0% 891,926 7.5% 11,435
Chicago Cubs[14] 74 2.8% 858,255 -12.4% 11,146
Philadelphia Phillies[15] 64 -7.2% 802,815 -13.8% 10,293
Cincinnati Reds[16] 74 -2.6% 801,298 1.6% 10,406
Washington Senators[17] 63 3.3% 615,372 29.5% 7,992

Highlights

Events

See also

Notes

a Other Major League Baseball seasons since 1901 without a no-hitter pitched are 1909, 1913, 1921, 19271928, 19321933, 1936, 1939, 19421943, 1949, 1982, 1985, 1989, 2000 and 2005.

References

  1. ^ No-Hitters in chronological Order by Retro Sheet
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved .
  18. ^ Wancho, Joseph (2014). Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians. United States: University of Nebraska Press. p. 16. ISBN 978-0803245877.

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