1959 Washington Senators season

1959 Washington Senators
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
General manager(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

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

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1959 Washington Senators
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

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
Ron Samford9123753.224522
Jay Porter3710624.226110
José Valdivielso24144.28600

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

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

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
Tex Clevenger508583.9171

Farm system

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

  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, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  3. Vito Valentinetti page at Baseball-Reference
  4. Jay Porter page at Baseball-Reference

References

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