1959 Baltimore Orioles season

1959 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 74–80 (.481)
League place 6th
Other information
Owner(s) Jerold Hoffberger, Clarence Miles
General manager(s) Lee MacPhail
Manager(s) Paul Richards
Local television WJZ-TV
Local radio WBAL (AM)
(Ernie Harwell, Herb Carneal)
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The 1959 Baltimore Orioles season was the franchise's sixth season in Baltimore, Maryland, and its 59th overall. It resulted with the Orioles finishing sixth in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 80 losses, 22 games behind the AL champion Chicago White Sox.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Chicago White Sox9460.610--
Cleveland Indians8965.5785
New York Yankees7975.51315
Detroit Tigers7678.49418
Boston Red Sox7579.48719
Baltimore Orioles7480.48120
Kansas City Athletics6688.42928
Washington Senators6391.40931

Record vs. opponents

1959 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–1411–11–110–1213–98–1412–1012–10
Boston 14–88–148–1411–1111–1113–910–12
Chicago 11–11–114–815–713–912–1013–9–116–6
Cleveland 12–1014–87–1514–815–711–1116–6
Detroit 9–1311–119–138–1415–714–810–12
Kansas City 14–811–1110–127–157–155–1712–10
New York 10–129–139–13–111–118–1417–515–7
Washington 10–1212–106–166–1612–1010–127–15

Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
CGus Triandos12639385.2162573
1BBob Boyd128415110.265341
2BBilly Gardner14040187.217627
3BBrooks Robinson8831389.284424
SSChico Carrasquel11434677.223428
LFBob Nieman118360105.2922160
CFWillie Tasby142505126.2501348
RFAl Pilarcik13027377.282316

Other batters

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
Gene Woodling140440132.3001477
Billy Klaus10432180.249325
Joe Ginsberg6516630.181114
Walt Dropo6215142.278621
Albie Pearson8013832.23206
Jim Finigan4811930.252110
Willy Miranda658814.15907
Barry Shetrone337916.20305
Whitey Lockman386915.21702
Bob Hale405410.18507
Bobby Ávila20478.17000
Jerry Adair123511.31402
Joe Taylor14325.15612
Lenny Green27247.292215
Fred Valentine12196.31601
Leo Burke5102.20001
Ron Hansen240.00000
Bob Saverine100----00

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hoyt Wilhelm3222615112.19139
Milt Pappas33209.11593.27120
Jerry Walker3018211102.92100
Hal Brown311641193.7981

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Billy O'Dell38199.110122.9388
Arnie Portocarrero2790276.8023
Jack Fisher2788.2163.0552
Jack Harshman1447.1066.8524
George Bamberger38.1007.562

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Billy Loes3747144.0634
Ernie Johnson314114.1129
Billy Hoeft161105.7130
Wes Stock70013.558
George Zuverink60104.151
Rip Coleman30000.004

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Miami Marlins International League Pepper Martin
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Charlie Metro
AA Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League Barney Lutz and George Staller
C Stockton Ports California League Billy DeMars
C Aberdeen Pheasants Northern League Earl Weaver
D Pensacola Dons Alabama–Florida League Lou Fitzgerald
D Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Bob Hooper

Notes

References

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